|Acknowledgements and Accomplishments
April 13 – CANASA BC Regional Council Meet N’ Greet Job Fair Mixer took place at Fortius with 58 attendees welcomed students from BCIT and Kwantien and brought together security industry companies who are on the lookout for the next generation of security systems technicians and business owners. We would like to thank our BC Regional Council Members that made this event a success: George Robinson (CL2G Consulting), Stuart Armour (Affordable Security Systems), Kevin Hincks (Tyco Security Products), Anita Brunet (Tri-Ed Ltd.), Luke Malcolm (Safe Home Security Ltd.), Karen McGee (Shaw Sabey & Associates Ltd.), Devon Thomas (Fluent Home Ltd.), Wendy Zaporosky (Lanvac Surveillance Inc.).
April 20 – CANASA Quebec Regional Council Evening Dinner Show took place at the Sheraton Laval Hotel with 139 attendees who were entertained by stand-up comic/comedian Etienne Langevin featuring “Les mesaventures”. We would like to thank our Bronze level sponsors: Genetec Inc., IONODES, BFL Canada and our Silver level sponsors: CDVI Americas Ltd. and Quebec Regional Council Members that made this event a success: Michel Houde (Central Video Systeme), Jean Rho (Consultants Techniques Technilogic Inc.), Andre Laplante (Centrale D’Alarme Bromont), Denis Primeau (Technisecur Electronique), Chantal Belanger (Advic Securite Inc.), Vanessa Blouin (Residencia Securite Inc.), Gaetan Bordeleau (ADT Canada), Robert Branchaud (IONODES), Luc Champagne (Yvon Roy Entrepreneur Electricien (1986) Inc., Maxime Lafreniere (CDVI Americas Ltd.), Daniel Leblanc (ADT Canada), Robert Leduc (Lanvac Surveillance Inc.), Francois Sorel (Tri-Ed Ltd.) and Karl St-Laurent (Secur-Icare Inc.).
April 27 – CANSA Central Ontario Regional Council Breakfast Meeting took place at Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill with 53 attendees who learned what forensic video analysis is and is not! We would like to thank our guest speaker, Stephen Donohoe, Forensic Video Analyst, Halton Regional Policy Service Technical Crime Unit and Central Ontario Regional Council Members that made this event a success: Anna de Jager-Duplicki (Lanvac Surveillance Inc.), Alex Sein (OBN Security & Investigative Consultants Inc.), Bev Champagne (Security Response Center), Brian Gibbs (Damar Security Systems), Chris Izatt (Falcon Security Co.), Derek Christian (Keyscan Inc.), Ed O’Hearn (Honeywell Security & Fire), Frank Filice (Anacon Solutions), Joseph Rossano (L’Aquila Electronic Systems Inc.), Mary Vella (API Alarm Monitoring), Tom Bennett (True Steel Security).
May 5 – CANASA Eastern Ontario Regional Council Breakfast Meeting took place at the Ottawa Police Association with 21 attendees who learned how to win friends and influence security products buyers through social media. We would like to thank our guest speaker: Julia Borgan, Director of Client Services ABORG Computing Inc. and Eastern Ontario Regional Council Members that made this event a success: Chris Izatt (Falcon Security Co.), Richard McMullen (Fleming Communications Inc.), Tom Gagnon (New Millenium Solutions), Gregg Harrison (Tri-Ed Ltd.), Martin Rollin (Site-Secure Software).
May 19 – CANASA Golden Horseshoe Regional Council Breakfast Meeting took place at the Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre with 36 attendees who learned how cyber security is impacting the deployment of physical security technologies. We would like to thank our sponsor: Hammond Manufacturing, guest speaker: Ed Dubrovsky, MBA, MSc, CISSP, PMP OnX Enterprise Solutions and Golden Horseshoe Regional Council Members that made this event a success: Joseph Rossano (L’Aquila Electronic Systems Inc.), Kevin Allison (Fire Monitoring of Canada Inc.), Roger Barnes (Roger’s Security Systems Inc.), Gene Blahut ( PCS), Anna de Jager-Duplicki (Lanvac Surveillance Inc.), Paul Grossinger (SP&T New – Securite Quebec – Canadian Security), Scott Hammond (Hammond Manufacturing), David Hutchison (Santeri Industries), David Lopinski (David Lopinski Electronic Ltd.) and Michael Polo (Hall Telecommunications Supply Ltd.).
May 25 – CANASA Southwestern Ontario Regional Council Breakfast Meeting took place at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn with 20 attendees who learned the benefits of integration – intrusion/CCTB/access control. We would like to thank our sponsor: DSC, guest speaker: Greg Harman, Kantech and Southwestern Ontario Regional Council Members that made this event a success: Brian Gibbs (Damar Security Systems), Angelo Bucciarelli (Freedom 55 Financial & Quadrus Investments Services Ltd.), Al Herrington (Progarde Security Inc.), Robert Hoevenaars (Alarmtech Security Systems Inc.), Christopher Kennedy (Hudson Entry and Automation), Mark Smith (Forest City Fire Protection & Security).
June 1, 2016 – CANASA held its Annual General Meeting at the Ottawa Convention Centre with 48 attendees gathered from across Canada. The meeting included the reappointment of the auditor, Kreston GTA LLP, for the 2017 financial audit. The awards presentation immediately followed the AGM and included the presentation of the RA Henderson Award to the late Bert O’Grady, Lanvac Surveillance Inc.; the President’s Award to Anna de Jager-Duplicki, Lanvac Surveillance Inc. and the Council of the Year Award to the Québec Regional Council which includes: Michel Houde, Central Video Système (Division Dec 2642-0224 Quebec Inc.); Jean Rho, Consultants Techniques Technilogic Inc.; André Laplante, Centrale D’Alarme Bromont; Denis Primeau, Technisecur Électronique; Chantal Bélanger, Advic Securité Inc.; Vanessa Blouin, Residencia Securité Inc.; Gaétan Bordeleau, ADT Canada; Robert Branchaud, IONODES; Luc Champagne, Yvon Roy Entrepreneur Électricien (1986) Inc.; Maxime Lafreniere, CDVI Americas Ltd.; Daniel Leblanc, ADT Canada; Robert Leduc, Lanvac Surveillance Inc.; Karl St-Laurent, Secur-Icare Inc. CANASA would like to thank all CANASA members who submitted award nominations and to the executive committee for their review and final selection of award recipients. The executive committee includes: Carl Jorgensen, Titan Products Group Inc.; Carol Cairns, Cairn Control Systems Inc.; Ellery Demedash, E2 Security; Philippe Bouchard, ADI and Richard McMullen, Fleming Communications Inc.
On behalf of CANASA members and staff, thank you to ALL of these volunteers and organizations for their assistance in spreading the word about our great association!