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OGMA spring golf brings the industry together

June 19, 2024  By Patrick Flannery

The Ontario Glass and Metal Association held its spring golf tournament June 12 with 120 golfers enjoying a beautiful sun-soaked day at Glen Eagle in Bolton, Ont.

Golfers were helped on their way by OGMA executive director, Lori Brooks, and her helpers from Yarlmetal.

Around 20 more joined the dinner afterwards. Conversations were so lively OGMA president, Steve Ringler (Alumicor) had some trouble settling everyone down for the speeches. Ringler introduced the 2024 board of directors: Blake Sanders (Spandreltech), Andrew Dolphin (BV Glazing), Keith Elmer, Greg Parkin (Brampton Glass and Mirror), Steve Peso (Tremco), John Rania (Rimac), Robert Casinelli (Cadwin), Robert Maggiacomo (Universal Aluminum), Yoga Arulnamby (Yarlmetal) and Heather Sakai (Guardian).

Sponsorship for the tournament was strong with 14 hole sponsors.

The 2024 Glazing Apprentice Honour Student was announced: Joel Scott. Scott couldn’t attend so Architectural Glass and Metal Contractors Association executive director, Noel Marsella, accepted the award on his behalf. Scott will receive a $1,000 bursary toward his trades education at the Ontario Industrial and Finishing Skills Centre from OGMA and AGMCA. His instructors selected him for the award on the strength of his 92.83 grade average and his completion of the Architectural Glass and Metal Technician certification.












The big moment was the presentation of the OGMA Lifetime Achievement Award to Bruce Cooke of Commdoor. Cooke started his career at Glaverbel Glass in 1975 at the age of 16. From there he worked for Armourguard Glass, AFG London, Oldcastle, Guardian, Saand and Glassopolis. Through it all his support for the association and many colleagues in the industry has been unwavering.

Low score of 12 under went to Andrew Kennedy’s (Div8 Glazing Solutions) group. Again. OGMA may be contemplating a drug testing regime for the next tournament.

It only took Frank Fulton 35 years of coming to these tournaments to finally win something. Fulton took home the big raffle prize of a new barbeque.

It’s always fun when hole sponsors have to present a prize to their competitors. Ringler was thrilled to honour the achievements of the group from Oldcastle Aluminum.



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