Evening Programs

Friday, 27 September - Birds and Beers

Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King St W, Hamilton

The program is open to all but pre-registration is required for the dinner buffet.

5:00 - 6:30
Registration, displays and cash bar
6:30 - 7:30
Buffet (pre-registration required)
Mixed greens with 2 assorted dressings
Bean salad

Beef Fajitas with toppings (flour tortillas, cheese, iceberg lettuce, salsa, sour cream, pickled jalapenos)

Roasted, taco seasoned cauliflower (vegetarian)

Mexican Rice

Assorted mini pastries and dessert squares
Coffee, tea and Pepsi products
7:30 - 9:30
Master of Ceremonies: Richard Pope
Hamilton’s Birds of the Year, 2000 – 2018. The birds, the finders and the stories: Bob Curry
Birding Challenge Quiz: Sarah Rupert

Saturday, 28 September - Evening Banquet

Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King St W, Hamilton

4:00 - 6:00
Registration, displays and cash bar
6:00 - 7:30
Dinner and Raffle
Cream of fingerling potato soup, deconstructed caesar salad with heart of romaine, pancetta crisp, croutons, and creamy vinaigrette
Choice of entree: marinated half roast chicken with fresh herb oil served with roasted potatoes or Atlantic salmon fillet with lemon herb sauce served with rice pilaf
Or: Wild mushroom risotto with fresh thyme, Asiago, and truffle (gluten free and vegetarian)
Belgium triple chocolate mousse cake
7:00 - 9:30
Master of Ceremonies, Ron Tozer
Opening statement and checklist tally
OFO Annual General Meeting
Certificates of Appreciation
Distinguished Ornithologist Award to Margaret Bain
Keynote Speaker: Jeff Skevington, Birding by Molecules. Jeff is a Research Scientist and the Head of Diptera (flies) at the Canadian National Collection of Insects in Ottawa. He uses both molecular and morphological data in pursuit of better species concepts and robust phylogenetic hypotheses.

Displays and Door Prizes

Tables are available for displays of bird related products or services. Those who would like a table are asked to make a $15 donation or provide a door prize to be given at the convention. Contact Jeremy Hatt at hattjeremy@hotmail.com.