From May 31st to June 2nd, OP members, friends, and staff gathered together at the Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario for two days of connection, professional development, and informal conversation.
We kicked off the retreat with a Respectful Workplaces workshop facilitated by Terri-Lynn Brennan, followed by dinner at the Hillside Farm and an evening performance from local band Tonic Lane. The event continued with the AFC facilitating a workshop focusing on Managing Workplace Anxiety, while the OP team shared event and programming updates. Attendees took the opportunity to network with familiar colleagues and build new connections throughout the afternoon and well into dinner at The Mill on Main. We wrapped up the retreat with a series of peer-led round table discussions where presenters, agents, and arts management professionals shared successes and current challenges in the touring performing arts sector.
We are always keen to listen, learn, and understand how we can improve our gatherings and ways that we support you. Feedback for the event is encouraged. We invite you to send your thoughts and comments in the feedback survey here.
We send a huge chi miigwetch to Hunter Corbiere who started our retreat off in a good way and closed the circle on Friday in sending those who remained off safely, and our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Dan Watson at the Huntsville Festival of the Arts and the Deerhurst Resort for hosting us!
Thank you for joining us at this year’s Annual Spring Retreat! We invite you to connect with us throughout the month of June at our Cedar Tea Break taking place on June 9th at 11:00 a.m. and at our 35th Annual General Meeting taking place June 29th at 1:30 p.m. We hope to see you there!