Spring Conference & Sports Event - 2019

Friday May 3rd - Sunday May 5th, 2019

Holiday Inn Guelph Hotel & Convention Centre
601 Scottsdale Drive, Guelph, Ontario N1G 3E7
Telephone (519) 836-0231 or 1 (877) 836-0231

When making your room reservation, use the code LOO to get the group rate: standard non-smoking room (one queen bed or two double beds)  $124.99+taxes (double occupancy) with breakfast for (2) two. To get the group rate, you must register directly with the hotel in Guelph (Tel: 519-836-0231) before Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

Register by Wednesday March 20, 2019 for a chance to “Win Your Weekend”.

The Spring Conference will start off with the ever popular Parents Meeting, followed by the LPO In Action. Natasha Rochford, ECE, will be managing the children's room again and Devin Dawson, RMT, will also be on hand for complementary massage bookings.

Alyson Schafer, B.SC.,M.A. Counselling; OACCPP, AAMFT the internationally acclaimed parenting expert, therapist, and author will be our special guest presenter at the Medical Seminar.

Topic: TBA

Alyson Schafer (B.SC.,M.A. Counselling; OACCPP, AAMFT) is a therapist, author and internationally acclaimed parenting expert who empowers families by sharing her principles, rules and tools for raising happy and healthy kids. Her style is fast, witty, warm and encouraging. Alyson delivers her deep insights in way that today’s busy parents can easily understand and apply immediately. As Canada’s leading parenting expert, Alyson promotes a firm but friendly “democratic parenting” style and offers practical solutions backed by extensive research.

Afternoon Medical consultations with Dr. Roberto Mendoza, MD, MSc, FCCMG, FRCPC, Interim Division Chief Clinical and Metabolic Genetics and Ms Lucie Dupuis, M.Sc, MS, CGC Genetic Counsellor, Clinical Genetics, from the Hospital for Sick Children will be available as well as Dr. Michael Ford, MD, FRCSC, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery from the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Please indicate on your registration if you would like to set up an appointment. (Space is limited.)

LPO’s Sports component at the Spring Conference has become one of the cornerstones to this annual program and has continued to grow each year.

On Saturday afternoon with a 12:30 p.m. start there will be a Floor Hockey session for the 4-11 yrs LP & AH class, and a LP Basketball game for 7+ yrs LPs only with a 1 p.m. start. The Boccia 12+ yrs LP session will start Saturday at 2:30 p.m. 

On Sunday morning with a 11 am start the LP Volleyball session for 7+ yrs LP only class and a Kurling session for the 4-11 yrs LP and AH class.  In the afternoon on Sunday there will be a LP Soccer game for 7+ yrs LP only class.

Please complete the Sports Registration portion of the form for each Sport participant. Only one registration fee is required per family.

Please sign-up for sports events ONLY if you/your child plan on attending and participating. Teams are planned in advance and if there are no-shows, it affects other athletes experience.

For more information contact Brittany Theis, LPO Sports Chair (sports@lpo.on.ca), or Chris and Stephanie Rutte, Sports Directors.

Please bring an item for the Silent/Live Auction or the Raffle Tables.

As usual, one of the highlights is the Silent Auction and Raffle during the banquet. We will also be doing a Live Auction of select items. We are asking everyone to please provide a raffle gift.  (No alcohol please.) Thank you for your continued support in these fundraising events.

Register Early for a chance to: “Win Your Weekend”

Please note the following dates:

Wednesday, March 20, 2019: Early Bird Registration deadline. All payments must be made by this date to qualify for the draw for the weekend.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019: Deadline to receive group rate at the Hotel.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019: Deadline to apply for bursary funds.
Saturday, April 20, 2019: Event Registration deadline.

Please be aware that there will be NO opportunity to pay at the door. There will be no exceptions.
There will be no refunds issued after Saturday, April 20, 2019.

Looking for funding to this LPO event?
LPO Bursary Fund
Visit: www.lpo.on.ca/bursary
Download the pre-screening spreadsheet
& contact: bursary@lpo.on.ca

Register on-line or mail your payment and registration forms to David Huynh at the address below before Saturday, April 20, 2019. Please make your cheque or money order payable to Little People of Ontario.
                                                                Little People of Ontario
                                                                c/o David Huynh
                                                                1 Wallasey Ave
                                                                North York, ON  
                                                                M9M 1E1

Link to a PDF that can be filled in, printed and mailed to LPO to register for the event. (Alternative / Optional)

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