2017 Ophea Awards, Past Presidents & Volunteer Celebration

Ophea believes it is a priority to recognize excellence by honouring distinguished individuals and organizations for their significant achievements and contributions.

Join us in celebrating and honouring Ophea’s volunteers, past presidents, and award winners at our wine and cheese event!

Thursday, October 12th, 2017 from 3:30pm – 4:45pm | Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls in the Peller Estates Ballroom D

Ophea Awards

Each year, Ophea presents a number of awards recognizing outstanding contributions to the fields of health, physical activity and health & physical education.

Ophea Award of Distinction

The Ophea Award of Distinction is presented to an individual who is a leader in the successful advancement of healthy, active living opportunities for children and youth in Ontario school communities.

Ophea Award for Outstanding Contribution

The Ophea Award for Outstanding Contribution recognizes an individual, group, or organization for their exemplary contribution to the lives of children and youth in the areas of health and physical education, health and physical activity promotion, advocacy, and/or community development.

Ophea Legacy Funds

Ophea's two Legacy Funds exist to commemorate the contribution of leaders in the field of Health and Physical Education.

The Deb Courville Education Fund

Through the Deb Courville Education Fund, we are working to provide an educational subsidy to support professional development opportunities for beginning teachers with a passion for health and physical education.

The Don Young Innovator Fund

Through the Don Young Innovator Fund, we are working to provide an educational subsidy to support professional development opportunities for an educator or public health professional who has demonstrated an innovative approach for motivating students and/or devising an innovative approach to instruction or program development related to Health and Physical Education. .

Thank You Ophea Volunteers!

Ophea recognizes that volunteers provide the organization with skills, talents and perspectives that are essential to our vitality and sustainability.  The Ophea Board of Directors, management team, and staff recognize and appreciate the significant contributions they make and would like to thank all our volunteers for their timeless support.