Next OBE Reunion is September 23rd, 2017





An Invitation to a Fun-filled Evening
at the OBE 2017 Reunion



Tickets for the 2017 reunion, planned for September 23rd, 2017, are now available here.


The event will take place at Algonquin College, Building D on Saturday, September 23rd.  Mix and mingle begins at 4:30 PM with a buffet supper at 6:15, followed by brief entertainment with an OBE theme. So please, come join us this year as we once again walk down memory lane. There are former and current staff members who would love to see you again.


Map to reunion locale


Silent Auction

The popular silent auction will be held again this year with some traditional items (restaurant, hotel and service gift certificates,original art by local artists and gift baskets, to name just a few) so don't forget to bring your cheque book.


If you would like to donate something (or have a friend who might have a service or product to donate) please fill out the donation form and email to



2015 Donation to Marjorie Loughrey Artists in the School Fund


Donation 2015


A $5,000 donation cheque was presented to Chris McGarvey, Executive Director of the Education Foundation of Ottawa for the Marjorie Loughrey Artists in the Schools program on December 17th.

Photo, from left to right: Chris McGarvey,Bonnie Cheung, Murray Sands, Elda Allen and Judy Kirsh

Thanks to everyone who attended the last reunion and made this donation possible. Not only did we have a wonderful time reuniting with our colleagues, but we were also able to raise enough to fund art projects in 2 OCDSB schools!



The Importance of Old Friends

Friends come and go, but with a precious few we should hold on.
Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle,
because the older we get,
the more we need the people who knew us when we were young.


Marjorie Loughrey Artists in the Schools Program

The profits from the 50/50 draw and the silent auction will be donated to the Marjorie Loughrey Artists in the Schools Program.

Marjorie made a significant contribution to education through her years as an Ottawa School Board Trustee. She believed that an education in the arts was fundamental to the emotional, intellectual and social development of each child, and this conviction led her to play a lead role in establishing the Canterbury School of the Arts. The award in her memory funds an artist to work for one week each year withall the students in one of Ottawa’s inner city elementary schools.


The Education Foundation of Ottawa administers the annual award.


Board Office


Minutes of Our
Planning Meetings


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