Fenestration Canada to hold annual meeting in Winnipeg


image003-1March 20, 2014 - The Fenestration Canada AGM will be held June 12 - 14th in one of Canada’s truly unique cities. Winnipeg has been described as the "cultural cradle of Canada" and offers an array of talented artists, significant architecture, award-winning musicians and athletes, and legendary festivals and cultural events. The city is experiencing an unprecedented amount of change with significant investments in new infrastructure and attractions. With one of the largest French-speaking communities outside Québec, Winnipeg remains an important crossroads of culture, commerce and tourism.

Steeped in both cultural and historical significance in the making of Canada, Winnipeg is also home to a significant number of window and door manufacturers. The Fort Garry Hotel, Exchange District and the ever progressing Canadian Museum of Human Rights are all waiting for you. Al Dueck of Duxton Windows as the conference host is working very hard with members of Fenestration Manitoba to ensure all visitors will be welcomed and a good time had by all.

Online registration information and forms, a program schedule and link to a room reservations portal are all available on the association’s website.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsors are an important part of any organization. Sponsorship allows the Association to offer a more extensive program and keep registration fees reasonable. Sponsorship opportunities are available for additional recognition, promotion and exposure. Corporate sponsor logos will also be featured on the Fenestration Canada website.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Our program will feature informative and relevant business sessions as well as important technical updates. The popular President’s Reception and Suppliers’ Showcase will precede the President’s Dinner on Friday June 13. Fenestration Canada supplier members are given the opportunity to informally display their products during the reception period. Participation is limited and available on a first come first served basis.

Building Code Case Studies

Now that the NAFS-08 standard is being used across the country and several provinces have implemented energy codes how are building code officials implementing the code? This presentation will take a look at several case studies of code related issues that have been brought to Fenestration Canada. The studies include code interpretation, education, and clarification. This presentation will also illustrate how members can work with Fenestration Canada to resolve code related issues.

Commercial Energy Codes and how they impact Manufacturers

The National Energy Code for Buildings was published in 2011; British Columbia will be the first province to implement this code. Ontario has had its own energy code, SB10, for building in place for several years now. While these codes apply to commercial fenestration products they will also apply to residential products being used in part 5 buildings where these codes apply. This presentation will review the National and Ontario codes and look at how they impact all fenestration manufacturers.

... Additional presentations and speakers to be confirmed!

Opening Evening at Fort Gibraltar

Delegates will leave the Fort Garry Hotel by motor coach on a short drive to the French Quarter of Winnipeg and historic Fort Gibraltar. Upon arrival they will be able to tour the fort and experience the vibrant life of the fur trade era. Participants can check the cabins with their costumed interpreters test their skill at hatchet throwing or simply enjoy the music of a strolling fiddler. After an hour of visiting the site, everyone will be welcomed into the Big House where they will have a chance to mingle before being served a delicious dinner. After an enjoyable dinner people can board a motor coach and return to the Hotel or explore the Exchange District and take advantage of what the Winnipeg Jazz Festival has to offer!

Companion Program

World War II Spy and Hermetic Code Tour and Lunch

This tour on its own is listed by TripAdvisor.ca as Winnipeg’s # 1 tour and by the Canadian Tourism Commission as a Signature Experience Collection that they use to promote Winnipeg to International visitors. Since the summer of 2009 more than 13,000 persons have taken the Hermetic Code tour. This tour is truly unique in the world and results in an unforgettable experience and memory of Winnipeg. This tour is truly unique in the world and results in an unforgettable experience and memory of Winnipeg.

Fenestration Manitoba Golf Tournament

Fenestration Canada members registering for the AGM will also have the opportunity to participate Fenestration Manitoba’s Annual Golf Tournament. The tournament will take place the day before Fenestration Canada’s Annual Meeting Conference Program at the Rossmere Country Club on Wednesday, June 11th. For club details, please visit www.rossmere.ca.

Registration fees are $150 for Fenestration Manitoba and Fenestration Canada members. The non-member rate is $175. Fees include lunch, 12:00 P.M. shotgun start, dinner, and a gift. There will also be prizes and contests. Non-golfers can also attend the dinner for $50. Golfers are asked to register for the tournament directly on the Fenestration Manitoba website at:

http://fenestrationmanitoba.ca/events-and-activities/.

ACCOMMODATIONS

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, MB. A group rate of $149 for single / double accommodation has been negotiated. The rate has also been extended for up to 3 days prior and up to 3 days after our program dates. Other room types are also available at various rates.

The hotel toll-free number is 1-800-665-8088 – Press Option 1 or direct number 204-942-8251- Press Option 1or Email – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and please specify the group code 10D6HY to receive the conference rate.Reservation requests must be made by May 12, 2014 in order to qualify for the group rate. After this date, rooms are not guaranteed and will be confirmed on a space and rate available basis only.

Attendees can also book their hotel reservations online using the StarGroups dedicated website which has been created for our group. The reservation portal is available at:

https://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=1177588&hotelID=14101

Don’t delay, book your room today to secure you place at our meeting in June!

This will be a great opportunity to network with industry peers, stay informed at valuable education/ technical sessions and see why Winnipeg is a great destination for our meeting.

We look forward to having you join us in Winnipeg for a good time and to be kept informed of very important challenges and issues affecting all of us.

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