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OGMA fall golf delivers benefits

September 24, 2015  By Patrick Flannery

Sept. 24, 2015 – The Ontario Glass and Metal Association’s fall golf tournament at Hidden Lake Golf Club in Burlington, Ont., was about more than just a day of fun in perfect weather and excellent golf conditions, though it certainly delivered that. Golfers also heard important updates from the association about its participation in the review of the Construction Lien Act that may result in new rules helping contractors to get paid on time. They also received the thanks of the Southlake Regional Health Foundation, which was presented with a $2,000 donation toward new beds for its cancer treatment facility.

Kate Turoczi of Southlake received the big cheque from OGMA president Angelo Cairo and director Doug Morris. She expressed the foundation’s gratitude and explained the importance of the donation, saying that even basic necessities such as beds are not always covered by health care funding.

The OGMA also presented its annual $500 bursary to Thomas Bates, an apprentice glazier and outstanding student at the Ontario Finishing Institute.

Frank Fulton got golfers to put down their forks long enough to hear about the association’s efforts, through Prompt Payment Ontario, to get heard in the Construction Lien Act review. PPO has commissioned a survey by Ipsos Reid to collect information about its members experiences with payment collections in order to inform its presentation to the CLA review board. This online survey takes about 20 minutes and constitutes an opportunity for glazing contractors to have the Ontario government hear how long you have to wait for payments, what kinds of clients are the worst at paying on time, how well or poorly the present lien and holdback systems work and how late payments have affected your business. OGMA members will have received an email from the association with a link to the survey. If you have not received the email, you can get a link sent to you by contacting the association.


Some golf happened, too. Low team score went to Ron Knox’s team and Most Honest went to Doug Randall’s group. Men’s long drive was taken by Andrew Dolphin, Supinder Babra and Paul MacInnes. Closest to the pin were Tony Carnso, Dave Leeming, Lee Baker and Naseer Baksh. No one was able to claim the $10,000 hole-in-one prize put by Security Mirror, though apparently many golfers were very, very close.

Cairo thanked the tournament’s many sponsors: Yarlmetal, Mihko Engineering, Trulite, Security Mirror, Commdoor/Protemp, Gridline Design, Saand, Kawneer, Construction Distribution and Supply, Alumicor, Tremco and Jamac Sales.

More photos from the day are on the Glass Canada Facebook page.

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