AOLS In Sight 
Issue 3
February 2017
In This Issue
National Surveyors Conference (AOLS AGM) Update
by Blain Martin, Executive Director

The National Surveyors Conference is only a few weeks away!!! It is shaping up to be a fabulous event with great speakers, great social events and great opportunities for networking. If you have not already signed up, you should do it now!!
Hotel Rooms
The hotel rooms are booking up and new conference registrants are having to move further and further from the Shaw Centre. At last check, there are still a few rooms left at the Andaz, which is a higher-end hotel. Les Suites and Lord Elgin seem to be the best choice for reasonable rates. Although the single rooms at Les Suites are gone, they have extended our block code for another week. The extension applies to their two bedroom suites. If you call a hotel and the code for our block is no longer honored, please let us know. I am not sure we can change it, but we will try. 
The AOLS registration numbers are in line with expectations. The rates for registration change on February 12th, 2017, so there is not the same degree of urgency as there is in booking your accommodation. Regardless, it would be great if as many of you as possible could get your registration in place.
Simultaneous Interpretation
Each of the presentations that we have booked looks very interesting, and this event is totally bilingual with some presentations in English and others - in French. That said, there will be simultaneous interpretation for those of you who only speak one of our languages.
This year we have received a tremendous amount of sponsorship, but there are still a few opportunities left. ACLS has always received a lot of sponsorship for their events from their member firms and that is happening this year too. The AOLS has a few firms that typically sponsor our events, but it would be great is some of the opportunities left were taken by our firms.
Exhibit Space
Like everything else at this event, the exhibit space has sold very quickly. But... there are a few booths left, so if you do want to exhibit, please visit the website below and get your name to our Event –°oordinator.
Please go to the following link to register and to find hotel and travel information:

AOLS February Webinar: "Council Candidates' Presentations"
by Julia Savitch, Program Manager

The next AOLS webinar is coming up on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 12:00-1:00 pm.  It will have the 2017 Council Candidates present their platforms and answer your questions.

To read the candidates' platforms, please click here.

Attending this webinar qualifies for
1 Meeting Attendance CPD hour.

AOLS 2017 Council Candidates and Webinar Presenters:

Russell Hogan, President
Dan Dzaldov, Vice-President

Eric Ansell
Senior Councillor 
Trevor McNeil
Junior Councillor
Gavin Lawrence
Junior Councillor

Educational Foundation Annual General Meeting of Members
by Maureen Mountjoy, Deputy Registrar

The AOLS Educational Foundation invites Educational Foundation members and any other interested persons to attend the 2017 Annual General Meeting of Members on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in Room 205, Shaw Centre, Ottawa , Ontario.
Join the Educational Foundation Board members for muffins and coffee as they review the Educational Foundation's 2016 AGM's minutes, the 2016 Financial Report, and the Awards presented to students in 2016, and discuss new fundraising and award ideas.
Please RSVP to Maureen Mountjoy at if you plan to attend.

Eastern Regional Group Fundraising Raffle

The Eastern Regional Group held a fundraising raffle at their meeting on January 31st for the benefit of the AOLS Educational Foundation. $560 was raised.

The winner of the raffle, Andrew Broxham, OLS will receive one free hardcover copy of Great Lengths by Charles Wilkins. Charles will be attending the AGM in Ottawa and will be happy to personally autograph Andrew's book copy. 

Congratulations to Andrew and thank you to everyone who participated in the raffle!

New Plan Copy Service at LROs

A letter was passed to us by Ken Wilkinson, OLS, Examiner of Surveys f or the Province of Ontario, to inform the Association of the implementation of a new plan copy service for customers using over-the-counter services at Land Registry Offices.

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