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Leap Into Leadership

The 42nd Annual Ontario Student Leadership Conference

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Thank you to the mountains and back!!!

Tue, 2018-10-30 12:30

Once again OSLC is just around the corner….in 3 days to be exact. In 3 days I shall be running my 5th OSLC! Where has this time gone? I feel like just yesterday I was running around camp hosting leadership retreats and now I am running the largest leadership conference in Canada for a 5th time! That still blows my mind some days!

This year has been a little different for me. Rather than being at camp in Orillia the past two weeks, we have moved my “office” to our Kitchener offices. This means I could work full time out of my office in Goderich while going up to Kitchener once a week. To sleep in my own bed and be home right up to conference has been a dream.

This time of year always just rushes upon me. The time speeds up and then in a blink of an eye it’s over and I am working on the next years conference.

It’s during this crazy and frantic time in my adventure that I like to take a minute to myself and give some shout out’s to all the wonderful people involved in this adventure with me.

I have not climbed the mountatin of OSLC all by myself. I have some pretty amazing humans climbing this beast with me.

Thank you to our Sponsors: We wouldn’t be where we are without you! Thank you for all your support and coming along this journey with us. Your belief in OSLC and all it stands for is truly appreciated.

Thank you to the Advisors - Advisors, I really do think you have the biggest hearts out there. The work you do to get your students to conference is noticed and applauded. Thank you for seeing the good in OSLC and continuing to grow with us. I truly appreciate all the emails, phone calls and questions you have. It shows how passionate you are. Please try to come and say hi to me if you can. I love being able to put names to faces. I will be the little one who looks like a delegate that doesn’t sit down. THANK YOU TO THE MOUTAINS AND BACK!!!

Thank you do the Delegates - Thank you for seeing the need to attend OSLC. Thanks for wanting to become better leaders in your school and your community. The world is so much better off because of you! I love your energy, your manners and big hearts!

Thank you to the Hotel/Conference Staff- Liza, David, Luigi, Phil and all the staff of the hotel - Thanks for all you do! My constant texts and emails are a lot, but having you there makes me breathe easier:)

Thank you to our Keynote Speakers of 2018 - Phil, Lisa and Patrick - Thank you for taking the time to speak to these amazing delegates. We are so honoured to have you at OSLC! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Thank you to our Workshop Speakers - You make OSLC World-Class! Your flexibility, passion and genuine goodness are truly appreciated. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy lives to be at OSLC! You make OSLC great!!!

Thank you to the Spirit Leaders of OSLC 2018 - I am so proud of you already! You are certainly amazing humans that anyone could look up to. Thank you for your energy and passion for OSLC. Your enthusiasm and hype is just what OSLC needs!

Thank you to the Volunteers of OSLC 2018 - Not everyone understands the amount of work and effort that goes into running a conference. You do! Thank you for jumping in with a smile and just being there. Your humour, passion, hugs, strength and initiative are out of this world. I couldn’t ask for a better team!

Thank you to Stu Saunders, Ian Tyson, Ashley Baer, Kara Gunnarson, Jenna Anger, Christine Fry, Lizzie Arnold, Nick O’Malley and Mikey McMurran - Your constant support, hugs, listening ears and contagious laughter are always appreciated! Love you to the moon and back!

I am so excited to reach this summit with you all! See you in 3 days!

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    We brought 40 students, mostly juniors, and the layout of the conference space and dorm space made our staff feel comfortable with supervision. The college also made it super easy for meals - everything was in the same complex. I HIGHLY recommend trying out this conference for those schools who haven’t yet. Top notch leadership experience!

    ~Bob Kline - Teacher - Huron Heights Secondary School, Kitchener, ON
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    Thanks so much for an amazing conference. We’re already looking forward to EOSLC 2018!

    ~Riley McMullen - Tagwi Secondary School - Avonmore, ON
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    I want to thank you for giving my students the opportunity to attend EOSLC!! On the drive home, they were discussing how wonderful the speakers were, and the spirit leaders, and the venue, and the whole experience!!!

    I know they have taken with them new insight as to what it means to be a leader! I thank you for that! You must be so proud to have so much positive influence on the youth of tomorrow.

    Thank you, thank you!!

    ~Jennifer Neville -VALOUR SCHOOL - Petawawa
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    OSLC has played a pivotal role in the growth and development of our Student Activities Council leadership group over the 10 years we have been attending. The chance to get away together, bond as a group, meet other awesome leaders and advisors from across the province, and be challenged by some of the best speakers in the world has made a huge impact on the enthusiasm and effectiveness of our leadership program.”

    ~Jeff Gerber, Waterloo Oxford District Secondary School, Baden, Ontario
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    OSLC to me is family, period.

    ~Hayley Press
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    OSLC showed me through the people I met what it was to be a better leader by how you act and what you do.

    ~Ben Arnold
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    OSLC is an experience where you can literally go and see 1000’s of other teens that have the same desire as you to lead and make a change in the world. The energy is electric, the movement is massive and the memories are completely unforgettable. The experience is one you fully cant understand without going there, there is an indescribable and irreplacable feeling that is created there, and it sticks even after you leave.

    ~Brittany Roney
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    OSLC changed my life. I have never felt so alive in my entire life. I met so many people who I will be life long friends with. The energy is amazing and the inspiration is indescribable.
    If there was one memory I could remember it would be OSLC.

    ~Maddison F
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    I don’t even know how to begin or where to start telling you how amazing OSLC was and how amazing and incredible you are! This event was truly life changing for me and my council, thank you so much for this, for OSLC and for you. You are truly an inspiration and have shown me so much and have lit a fire inside me.

    ~Joshua McCallum, Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, Strathroy, Ontario
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    I have been bringing students to the Ontario Student Leadership Conference for over 10 years. Our students clamour for a spot at the conference because they have heard about it and want to be a part of it. They always come back from the conference excited and motivated to make positive changes in our school and community. The speakers are always world class and the workshops inspire and educate the students, I look forward to being part of this incredible conference for years to come, keep up the great work.

    ~Kyle Pope, Oakville Traflagar High School
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    This conference consistently fosters, in the students who attend, a sense of community in leadership that I’ve yet to see generated to this degree anywhere else. Former students have told me, years later, that the OSLC was the highlight of their high school experience. I believe them.

    ~Ross Thomson, Craig Kielburger Secondary School, Milton, Ontario
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    I have been attending OSLC a number of years with our Students’ Council Executive. There is no other opportunity that I am able to offer my students that leads to such enthusiasm and ideas for the school year. Many of my students have worked as Spirit Leaders at the conference, and more than once students have told me how OSLC has changed their life. On top of that, OSLC is one of the very few conferences that allow for PD for staff members who work in student leadership. More than once I have had my own commitment to student leadership refreshed through workshops at OSLC.

    ~Tanya Lacey, McKinnon Park Secondary School, Caledonia, Ontario