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CGA Newsletter: February 2019

January 29, 2019  By Canadian Glass Association

National activities of the Canadian Glass Association are on hiatus pending discussions of a new direction for the association. To help chart a course forward, please contact David Langton at

Fenestration Association of B.C.

The FenBC Technical Conference 2019 is ready to go! The FenBC Technical Committee has put together another great program for the fenestration industry. Following our promise at our FenBC October conference we will have the return of the keynote breakfast panel, The Code Talkers. Our keynote lunch will be with Graham Finch of RDH Building Science: How the New BC Energy Step Code will Impact Window Selection and Detailing. The program will also include:

  • So You Think You Know How to Install a Window and Door?
  • BC’s Energy Step Code: A $2.9 billion market in Metro Vancouver
  • Vacuum Insulating Glass
  • The Use of Safety, Non-Safety and Fire Rated Glass

The event happens Thursday, Feb. 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m at Northview Golf Course in Surrey, B.C. Register online through



  • Golf tournament: May 16
  • FenBC Industry Conference: Oct. 23

Architectural Glass and Metal Contractors Association

The AGMCA recently held its annual general meeting and is subsequently pleased to announce its board of directors for 2019.

  • Tony Menecola, Applewood Glass and Mirror – president
  • John Bastedo, National Contract Glazing – vice-president
  • Al Jones, Parkway Glass and Mirror – treasurer
  • Kline Holland, AGMCA – director of labour relations
  • Bill Byers, Transit Glass and Aluminum – director
  • Joe Buck, AGMCA – director
  • Richard House, Glass Houses Management – director
  • Barrie Eon, AGMCA –director
  • Angelo Cairo, Stouffville Glass – director
  • Noel Marsella, AGMCA – executive director
  • Tracey Oliveira, AGMCA – membership services coordinator

As a new member benefit for 2019, Tracey Oliveira is pleased to be able to offer Commissioner of Oaths services to our membership at no cost (by appointment only).

Our association looks forward to a prosperous 2019. As this is a contract year, much of our focus will be on our upcoming negotiations with the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.We can be contacted at

Ontario Glass And Metal Association
OAKVILLE GLASS AND MIRROR CLOSED:  After more than 50 years in business, Dieter and Ingrid Ringler decided it was time to retire and closed the doors at Oakville Glass and Mirror for the last time on January 10. Oakville Glass was a long-time dedicated member of the OGMA and both Dieter and his son Steven served as directors and held terms as president. We wish the Ringler’s a long and healthy retirement. Steven is going to stay on the OGMA board for 2019.

SPRING SEMINAR:  We plan on having one and we’ll be sending you the details once we figure them out.

SPRING GOLF: It may seem a ways off, but what better way to spend a cold miserable day than to dream about getting back out on the links. Mark Thursday, May 30, in your calendar now and plan on being out at Pipers Heath Golf Club in time for lunch that day.

BILL 142 – THE CONSTRUCTION LIEN AMENDMENT ACT, 2017:  One component of the Act came into effect on July 1, 2018, introducing new performance and labour-and-material payment bond wordings for all publicly funded work in the province. It is mandated that all public projects in excess of $500,000 are to be bonded (50 per cent performance bonds and 50 per cent labour-and-material payment bonds) and new bond wordings will be provided in support of public contracts. A member bulletin on the topic will be released soon.

Provincial Glaziers Association of Alberta
Skills Canada was another great success for the PGAA in 2018. With 10,871 attendees and 50 Try-A-Trade booths, we saw a ton of young people exposed to the glazing trade and to the life of trades overall. Our winner this year of the TV giveaway was a young girl named Lindsey from Mary Butterworth School in Edmonton. Congratulations, Lindsey! Maybe we will see you again as a glazier. The next Skills Canada competition in Alberta takes place May 8 and 9 in Edmonton. We encourage everyone to come out and see the future.

The Alberta Construction Association (ACA), of which we are an associate member, is seeking assistance from the PGAA and others to help identify areas where they will be able to advocate for change in post-election Alberta. The ACA’s question to us is, would we be willing to distribute a simple questionnaire to our employees to have them discuss and rank candidates on various issues and then provide feedback to the ACA to help direct their post-election advocacy. Please respond to this request with your opinion. Email me at or at Thanks very much for your feedback.


  • GAMA Dinner Meeting: Feb. 14
  • PGAA Annual General Meeting and Executive Meeting: March 20

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