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CGA Newsletter: April 2009

May 1, 2009  By CGA

The Canadian Glass Association (CGA) has scheduled its semi-annual meeting to be held in Vancouver, B.C., on May 29, 2009.

President’s report
By David Husson, CGA president


The Canadian Glass Association (CGA) has scheduled its semi-annual meeting to be held in Vancouver, B.C., on May 29, 2009.
During this meeting the association is going to look at ways that we can meet not just the needs of the existing membership but the needs of glass companies in regions where there is no official organization.

Along with this we are going to develop a plan that will enable us to raise revenue for the association in order to expand the services provided. I would like to reach out to all the membership by asking them to submit their suggestions as to what services they would like the CGA to provide for them.


Over the past few months, Zana Gordon has updated the Canadian Glass Association website. We would encourage the membership to submit photos of recently completed projects that we could show on the website. Please contact Zana at

GTA report
By Ross Wady, GTA president


The Glass Trades Association of Northern Alberta (GTA) has announced the full enrolment of its second-year Glazier’s class in Edmonton, starting May 11, 2009. Both the 2008 first-year classes were sold out. This augurs well for the continuation of our glazing school in Edmonton.

The GTA is now looking to fill additional first- and second-year Classes. For glaziers in central and northern Alberta wishing to attend school in Edmonton, contact Lynn Allen (GTA apprenticeship committee chair) at 780-459-4708 or Ross Wady (GTA president) at 780-487-4888. I wish to extend a big thank-you to all of our industry partners who have worked so hard to bring this program to Edmonton.

OGMA report
By Ennio Rea, OGMA president


The Ontario Glass and Metal Association, along with the Architectural Glass and Metal Contractors Association (AGMCA), have completed the Ontario Glazing Systems Specification Manual project as reported in previous newsletters. The manual has been printed and the associations are formulating a distribution method for members. Check the association websites for updates: and

Because of the positive response we received for Race Night in 2008, we have organized another one for this year. This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, April 29, at Woodbine Racetrack and will feature thoroughbred racing for the evening. Flyers will be sent to members.

Of course, our annual Spring Golf Tournament is always a crowd pleaser and this year’s edition will once again be held at Kleinberg Golf Club on Thursday, May 28. We have changed the venue for the Fall Golf Tournament this year, which will be held at BraeBen Golf Club in Mississauga on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

And, finally, on this year’s agenda, we are planning an educational seminar for late October or early November. The topic has yet to be decided; however, it will encompass a review of the glazing manual. Stay tuned for further developments.

On a personal note, I would sincerely like to thank all the individuals who were instrumental in bringing the Ontario Glazing Systems Specification Manual to fruition. I’m sure that it was a labour of love and they are all to be commended for it.

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