Build Your Network! There’s Something For Everyone…
The Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) hosts several special events each year creating various opportunities for employees of member companies to network and become more involved in their construction community.
CANSTech – the construction technology and innovation trade show – February:
CANSTech unites exhibitors, sponsors and world-class speakers to showcase new technologies, upcoming trends and innovative products all under one roof. Attendees from our membership, government and supporting industry organizations are in the room to view, learn and make business connections. Learn more about CANSTech.
De-Icer – April:
The CANS 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. Networking, brand exposure and team building are just some of the reasons more than 1,700 people from the construction industry attend the CANS De-Icer. Learn more about CANS De-Icer events here.
Spring Fling – May:
Join us to kick-off the busy construction season at the CANS Spring Fling in Sydney, Cape Breton. Start the day with a round of golf followed by networking, presentations, dinner and live entertainment. The Spring Fling is a great way to celebrate the industry, expand your network, enjoy great food and entertainment, and even work on your golf game. Learn more about our Spring Fling and/or take a look at past events.
Golf Tournament – June:
Join us for a day of golf, networking, sponsor activities, food and prizes at the CANS Golf Tournament at two exceptional golf courses in the HRM: Glen Arbour Golf Course and The Links at Brunello. A delicious meal is provided to all golfers after the tournament, with lots of great prizes to be won. Find out more about CANS Annual Golf Tournament.
Softball Tournament – August:
The CANS Softball Tournament is great for team building within your company, but it’s also a fun day for players and spectators! The Game Zone has plenty of fun games for young kids and ‘big kids’ alike, and The Food Zone offers tasty options to keep players fueled throughout the day. Spectators are welcome at this tournament – encourage your friends and family to come out and cheer on your team! Learn more about this fun, family event!
Annual General Meeting
Annual General Meeting – October:
Held every autumn in a different location throughout the Maritimes, the CANS Annual General Meeting is a weekend-long event that hosts up to 200 key industry professionals, including owners, managers, employees and clients. The weekend includes a golf tournament, an activity highlighting the local community, nightly entertainment, keynote speakers, awards presentations, and the AGM business meeting. Catch up on CANS 157th AGM, click here.
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Engage Your Emerging Leaders – The CANS Developing Executives Group
The CANS Developing Executives (D.E.) Group offers networking opportunities to emerging leaders, employed by member companies, between the ages of 19 and 40 in the construction industry. Hosting 4-6 networking events throughout the year, the D.E. Group events allow members to connect with their peers in the industry. Are you an emerging leader in the construction industry or do you have leadership aspirations? If so, the CANS D.E. Group events are for you. Email Natalie now to join! Learn more about CANS D.E. Group.
Event Sponsorship Opportunities
Enhance your profile. Reach your target audience. Drive sales.
As a CANS sponsor, your company will receive wide coverage in a variety of formats depending on your sponsorship level. From sponsorship packages to individual event sponsorship, we can work together to ensure your company receives the right exposure in front of the right audience. Looking for something else to suit your sponsorship needs? We can work together to build a custom package. Learn more about CANS sponsorship opportunities.
“Aon has been sponsoring events through the Construction Association of Nova Scotia heavily over the last two years. We are being told repeatedly that although many contractors in Atlantic Canada did not know the Aon brand previously, they have now had the opportunity to see our name, meet our staff and have had multiple discussions about the extent of Aon’s capabilities locally, nationally and throughout the world. These comments speak volumes about the value associated with our sponsorship investment. As Aon continues to grow and build relationships throughout the construction community, we will continue to support and enjoy CANS events.”
Tara RyeAssistant Vice-President, Aon
Expose your business to our highly desirable industry.
Advertising with CANS can help you reach your ideal target market. With many different options to choose from, there is sure to be something for everyone. Invest in a one-time placement, buy an ad package, or work with our team to build a custom package tailored to your advertising needs. Learn more about CANS advertising opportunities.
CANS Events Team
Responsible for managing sponsorships for CANS special events as well as advertising for the NS Construction Guide, CANS weekly and cans.ns.ca