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CGA Newsletter: June 2013


June 12, 2013
By CGA

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One hundred and forty- four golfers enjoyed a great day with perfect,
sunny weather at the Club de Golf de Drummondville on May 17. Best
foursome went to the team from Les Portes et Fenêtres ADG of Terrebonne,
Que.

Quebec Glazing and Fenestration Association
One hundred and forty- four golfers enjoyed a great day with perfect, sunny weather at the Club de Golf de Drummondville on May 17. Best foursome went to the team from Les Portes et Fenêtres ADG of Terrebonne, Que. Each won a voucher worth $50 at the SAQ (Société des Alcools du Québec).

August 23 will be the association golf tournament for residential and commercial sector  companies. The club golf selected is Manoir Richelieu in Charlevoix.

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After the golf, Marc Bilodeau presented his review of the last past year for the commercial sector. He also announced a new gala that will be held during the annual congress in February 2014. The objective of this gala is to recognize some achievements in our industry from the both sectors, residential and commercial.

Golfers won some great prizes on the day. Danny Tremblay of Epsylom took home a Samsung Smart TV.


Ontario Glass and Metal Association
Back by popular demand, the OGMA will be pleased to put on an exciting and fun night of thoroughbred horse racing again this spring.  Come out and join us for a great dinner, camaraderie, and spend some time at the slots. Race Nite takes off at Woodbine Racetrack’s Post Parade restaurant on Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Mark Thursday, September 19 on your calendar and plan to attend the renowned OGMA Fall Golf Tournament once again being held at the Carrying Place Golf Club.

The OGMA will host an educational spring seminar again this year, details to be determined. Watch www.ogma.ca for updates.

If you are conducting business in the glass industry in Ontario, the OGMA is the voice that represents your interests at the provincial and federal level.   Protect your business interests by becoming a member or as an associate member if you are a consultant to the industry.  Doug Morris is heading up membership for our association, so please contact him today at douglasmorris@rogers.com, or visit the OGMA website.

The OGMA wants to notify all glass and glazing companies in the province that the Ontario version of the Glazing Systems Specifications Manual of Standards and Practices is now available for purchase.  This all-encompassing document is a “must have” reference tool for all companies in the industry.  For more information and to order yours, visit our website at www.ogma.ca.


Professional Glaziers Association of Alberta
The PGAA will be having our annual golf tournament on Friday, August 16 at Alberta Springs Golf Resort in Red Deer Alberta. We have 144 golfers registered and paid for. It is the most participation at a golf tournament for the glazing industry in Alberta’s history. This is our third annual golf tournament. Over those three years, we have raised in excess of $93,000. The funds raised this year will go towards the creation of the PGAA’s Master Glazier program. The Master Glazier program is a continuing education program for certified journeyman glaziers. The nine courses will be offered through the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. The accreditation of the Master Glazier program will be by the PGAA.

The PGAA recently entered the Provincial Skills Competition as a “Try-A-Trade.” At this venue, approximately 4,000 junior high and high school students attended this event. The PGAA then had approximately 700 of those students go through our booth and tried their hand at cutting three-mm glass, installing 12-mm balustrade glass and finally fastening pressure plates onto curtainwall. After completing the three tasks, the students were then put into a draw for a new 42-inch flat screen TV.

The PGAA thanks Lynn Allan, PGAA education director, and Rick Makepeace, PGAA north director, and all of their volunteers for making this a huge success.

The PGAA along with GAMA will be hosting the next Glass Connections show for the Canadian Glass Association. This event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 10 at the Acclaim Hotel near the airport in Calgary. More details will follow from the CGA.


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