CANS 2019 Brandt Tractor Spring Fling re-cap


It was a perfect spring day at The Lakes Golf Club at Ben Eoin for the fourth annual CANS Spring Fling Golf Tournament.  Over 60 golfers enjoyed a day on the course.  Congratulations to the top 2 finishing teams:

First Place: DORA Construction & Cape Breton Glass Team

Second Place: United Rentals Team

Congratulations to Chris Meunier (Arrow Construction) for winning the Closest to the Pin contest sponsored by Marid Industries Limited. 

Almost 125 guests enjoyed the reception, dinner and refreshments at the Membertou Trade and Convention Center.  We were pleased to have Mr. Brian Ward, Director of Major Infrastructure with the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, and Mr. Mark LeCouter, Senior Director with the CBRM Health Care Redevelopment Project as our two Guest Speakers, who followed a Welcome, CANS Highlight and Golf Prize Presentation by CANS President Duncan Williams.

Entertainment by Andrew Doyle concluded the evening with some fun, Cape Breton music!

If you attended the 2019 Brandt Tractor Spring Fling and would like to give feedback, please visit the online survey here:

If you sponsored the 2019 Brandt Tractor Spring Fling and would like to give feedback, please visit the online survey here:

Thank you to everyone who attended!


Thank you to all Sponsors!

Title Sponsor

Brandt Tractor

Platinum Sponsors

Brilun Construction Limited

Lindsay Construction

Gold Sponsors

AON Construction Services Group

Arrow Construction Products Limited

Bird Stairs

Black & McDonald


The Shaw Group Limited

Silver Sponsors


BIRD Construction

Cape Breton Partnership

DORA Construction

Heritage Gas

Hilti (Canada) Corporation

Kent Mobile Shelters



United Rentals

Golf Tournament Sponsors

IHG – Holiday Inn

Marid Industries Limited

Membertou Trade and Convention Center

Water Sponsor

Rogers Communications Canada

CANS SPRING FLING – Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Lakes Golf Club & Membertou Trade and Convention Center, Sydney, NS

Join us to kick-off the busy construction season at the CANS 2019 Brandt Tractor Spring Fling! Start the day with a round of golf at The Lakes Golf Club followed by networking and dinner at the Membertou Trade and Convention Center. Top off the night with the music from Andrew Doyle! The Spring Fling is a great way to celebrate the industry, expand your network, enjoy great food and live entertainment, and even work on your golf game.

Click HERE for more information and to register


2019 CANS Toromont Cat and Battlefield Equipment De-Icer re-cap

2019 CANS Toromont Cat and Battlefield Equipment De-Icer
Cunard Centre, Halifax, NS

On Friday April 26, 2019 the CANS Toromont Cat and Battlefield Equipment De-Icer brought out almost 1,800 individuals for an exceptional evening of fine dining, entertainment and networking. Our largest De-Icer crowd to-date, this was the perfect kickoff to the construction season! Held at the Cunard Centre in Halifax, the De-Icer is Nova Scotia’s largest construction networking event.

Guests enjoyed a meal of lobster, a quarter chicken dinner with half rack of ribs, or portobello mushroom as well as sweets, mussels, appetizers and refreshments, while being entertained by musical duo Rowdy Dow. De-Icer attendees also enjoyed shuttle-bus service which transported guests to the Marriott Harbourfront hotel, Barrington Street in downtown Halifax, and the Westin hotel at the end of the evening.

This year’s VIP Reception was also an overwhelming success; a special thank-you and welcome to all new CANS Members!

If you attended and/or sponsored the 2019 CANS Toromont Cat and Battlefield Equipment De-Icer and would like to provide feedback on the event, please visit these survey links:

All feedback is welcome and encouraged; help us improve the event for future years!

A sincere thank-you is extended to all our sponsors who stepped up and helped us out with their generosity! The following sponsors helped make the CANS 2019 Toromont Cat and Battlefield Equipment De-Icer an incredible success.

TITLE SPONSOR: Toromont Cat and Battlefield Equipment

BEER SPONSOR: Miller High Life



AW Leil Cranes and Equipment

Conrad Brothers



Dexter Construction and REgroup

DP Murphy Hotels

G & R Kelly


Gil-Son Construction Limited

Heritage Gas Limited and Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline


Irving Equipment

Jim Pattison Lease

Lindsay Construction


MCT Insurance

Nova Scotia Power

Pinchin Ltd.


Sea + Sky Portable Restroom

Stanhope Simpson Insurance


United Rentals



Archway Insurance

BCS Controls

Bird Stairs

Black & McDonald


GFL Environmental

Hilti (Canada) Corporation



Parts for Trucks


R&D Cranes


The Shaw Group


Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company


Arrow Construction Products Limited


Big Bang Promotional Products

BIRD Construction

Data Wiring Solutions Inc.

Kent Mobile Shelters

Marco Group

Merit Nova Scotia

New Scotland Clothing Co.

PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Wilsons Security


WATER SPONSOR:Rogers Communications Canada


Prize Winners!

CANS is pleased to announce the following door prize winners from the De-Icer event:

  • A W Leil – Weekend at WhitePoint: Jamal Ashour
  • Archway Insurance – Google Home Mini: Darryl Johnson
  • Arrow Construction Products – Restaurant Gift Card: Nancy Dube
  • Battlefield Equipment Rentals – CAT 2000W inverter generator: Paul Rae
  • Belfor – Google Home: Alex Gale
  • Big Bang Promotions – Jacket: Jen Richardson
  • Black & McDonald – Home Depot Gift Card: Gina Smith
  • CANS Health and Wellness Plan – Cabot Links SunIce Goretex Mens Large Jacket: Mark Bowness
  • Conrad Brothers – BBQ Basket: Amy MacDow
  • P. Murphy – Complimentary Overnight: Joel DeAngelo
  • DeWalt 5 – Tool Combo Kit: Jordon Shea
  • DeWalt 5 – Tool Combo Kit: Marc Knight
  • Dig Safe – Promotion Bag: Helle Betts
  • Grant Thornton – Prize Pack: Christina Zareski
  • Hearthstone Inn – 1-night stay: Andrew Jardine
  • Hearthstone Inn – 1-night stay: Perry Kossatz
  • Hilti – RC 4/36 NEW Robust jobsite radio: Kaven Carpenter
  • Lindsay Construction – Hammerdrill & Impact Driver Combo Kit: Greg O’Brien
  • Merit Nova Scotia – Acer Iconia One 10.1″ 16GB Android 7.0 Tablet: Miranda Vawzevmeren
  • New Scotland – Hoodie, Beer Glass, and Growler w/ Free Fill: Craig Silver
  • Procore – Amazon Gift Card: Adam Wicks
  • Q104 – 4 tickets to Garrison’s Backlot Bash: Ursula Melski
  • R&D Cranes – Hoodie, Flexfit hat, t-shirt, and $100 gift card: Ashley Logic
  • RCR – Restaurant Gift Card: Logan Grant
  • RCR – Restaurant Gift Card: Sarah Smith
  • Sea + Sky – 20 Volt Dewalt cordless screwdriver: Andrew Pepper
  • Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company – Golf Polo L: Curtis Doucet
  • Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company – Golf Polo XL: Pam Wright
  • Wilsons Security – Sonos Play:1: Gabrielle Ranger

If you have not yet picked up your prize, please contact Natalie at nbobbitt@cans.ns.caor 902-468-2267 ext. 718!

On behalf of CANS, thank you to all guests, supporters and sponsors who took part in the 2018 CANS Toromont Cat and Battlefield Equipment De-Icer!

CANS 2019 Toromont Cat and Battlefield Equipment De-Icer

  • The CANS 2019 Toromont Cat and Battlefield Equipment De-Icer is Nova Scotia’s largest construction networking event and kicks off the upcoming construction season.
  • It’s a great way for attendees to celebrate the industry, expand your network, reward your employees and enjoy live entertainment.
  • 1,800 attendees | 250 construction-related companies | GREAT FOOD and GREAT PRIZES
  • Tickets are over 80% sold out.
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