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Acknowledgements and Accomplishments

Q2 2014

Ontario Board member Clark Northcott, Pelco by Schneider Electric, attended the ASIS Best Practices Conference held in Toronto on April 24 and represented CANASA during the trade show component of the event, which attracted 100+ security professionals from all over Southern Ontario.


On May 4 and 5 several volunteers (Brad and Lorrie Hooton, Owl-Tech Security, Brian Gibbs, Damar, Richard McMullen, FCi, Mary Vella, API and Ed O’Hearn, Honeywell/Genesis) from the SWO, Golden Horseshoe and Ontario Chapters spent their Sunday and Monday manning the CANASA booth at the Ontario Association of Fire Chief trade show in Toronto.


The show was mostly attended by firefighters and fire chiefs from all over Ontario. The intent of CANASA’s participation was to build relationships with the fire and emergency community and to let them know that we support their efforts and want to work together to reduce false alarms!


Atlantic board members Wayne Squires, Electronic Centre Ltd., and Alex McGruer, McGruer Agencies Ltd, spent May 8 in St. John’s, Newfoundland at the Tri-ed Tech Tour, at which they manned the CANASA booth and spoke to MANY interested potential members! The day kicked off with a Tri-ed sponsored breakfast meeting which featured National VP2 Gord Hebb presenting the benefits of CANASA membership.  


The first order of business of the newly named Prairie Regional Council was to host a member meeting in Regina, Saskatchewan. On May 29, Regional Council President Ellery Demedash, drove six hours each way, to give a presentation about CANASA. VP Wendy Zaporosky personally reached out to many of our Regina members to invite them to attend, and feedback was positive about the effort to hold an event outside of Winnipeg. Attendees had lots of questions for both Ellery and the two representatives from City of Regina Police Services, who announced that they had used CANASA’s model intrusion by-law as the basis for the Regina alarm by-law.


CANASA’s first ever Security Canada Ottawa expo took place on June 3. The show was a great success, attended by 315 individuals and exhibited at by 53 vendors.


Central Ontario Regional Council President Richard McMullen worked tirelessly to build attendance, to strengthen the relationship with show partner ASIS Ottawa, and to secure Ottawa Deputy Major Eli El-Chantiry for the opening remarks.