On Sunday May 1st 2016 the CSMTA-Ontario Chapter held their yearly provincial conference and AGM at the wonderful Burlington Waterfront hotel.
Approximately 30 members enjoyed a day full of stories techniques and laughter.
The morning started off by an eye opening presentation by Remo Bucci Certified Sport Massage Therapist about his experience and sacrifices he made in the process of being selected to a Major Games.
His down to earth manner and mention of sacrifice with family resonated with those in attendance.
Once finished, like a true professional Remo stayed to listen to our keynote speakers and participated in the afternoon workshop.
After about a 10-15 minute break the members were enlightened to a “no holds bar” presentation by Mark McKoy and Freddy Williams brilliantly moderated by Paula Burchat Certified Sport Massage Therapist.
Both men heavily complimented sport massage and put sport massage as the number one reason as to why they were able to be successful on the track.
Against many odds both men succeeded in their track endeavors despite a lot of negativity that surrounded them. Their love and passion for what they did and do is undeniable.
After lunch an amazing lunch sponsored by Know Your Body Best Jonathan Maister Certified Sport Massage Therapist provided a very entertaining and practical workshop on the hip.
“you made the learning segment enjoyable and without question worthwhile. In fact on Monday I treated a dancer with a hip issue and using what I picked up from you assisted her greatly. She gave the "wow" acknowledgment as she was able to flex and put that knee up along her chest. I'll be saving this in my back pocket for some of the others.”
At the end of the day the chapter held its AGM and is proud to announce its new Executive and Board members
President Maxine Featherstonhaugh
Vice President Jonathan Maister
Secretary Gillian Samuel
Treasurer Johanne Glassford
ON Chapter Representative Karen Hyslop (national meetings)
PR Chair Lindsay Geiger
Education Chair Jason White
Events Chair Amaya Iribarren
AGM Chair Kristy Wiltshire
ON Chapter Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
It takes countless hours, time and effort to put something like this together so it is important to recognize and thank the organizing committee Karen Hyslop, Wanda Candolini, Suzanna Bilyk and Mike Grafstein for putting this together.
As well thanks for the support from Know Your Body Best, Burlington Waterfront Hotel, Kristy Wiltshire, Jonathan Maister and Maxine Featherstonhaugh.
Finally the CSMTA-Ontario Chapter is looking forward to hosting the CSMTA National Conference and AGM in the fall and seeing you there! Keep your eyes open for details in the upcoming months!