OBE Reunion 2015 - September 26th







Tickets for the 2015 reunion, planned for September 26th, 2015, are now available here.


Map to reunion locale


Citizen article on the OBE Reunion and Marjorie Loughrey Artists in the Schools Program, written by Louise Rachlis which appeared in the June 8th edition of the paper.


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.

The profits from the 50/50 draw and the silent auction from our last two reunions have been donated to the Marjorie Loughrey Artists in the Schools Program. The funds from the 2013 OBE Reunion went to First Place Alternative Program for an enrichment program in visual arts, focusing on work with ceramics and to Pinecrest for a dance project, "A Journey through the Decades". This slideshow is an overview of this grant. Without our donation, these proposals would not have been funded.


Special Item in this Year's Auction

This year we are very fortunate to have received a donation for auction from Robert Bateman, a publisher's print of his painting "Evening Grosbeaks" which will be framed thanks to a generous donation from Koyman's Gallery. As those in the art world will confirm, a publisher's print is much rarer than a limited edition version and its resale value is therefore proportionally greater. This print, framed, has been valued at approximately $1700.


If you attended the last reunion, the pictures that were taken are now available for download in our website gallery.

How You Can Help

Life has taken us in many different directions and we don't have current contact information for many of the people who helped shape this wonderful place over the years. You can help by letting any of your former colleagues know of this reunion.


If you have a donation of either a product or a service for the Silent Auction, please fill out the donor form and email the completed form to


All proceeds from the auction will be donated to The Marjorie Loughrey Artists in Elementary Schools Award.

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.


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