CANS 2020 Home Depot Pro De-Icer

Friday, April 24, 2020
Cunard Centre, Halifax, NS


Please be advised: due to the widening spread of COVID-19 within Canada, CANS 2020 De-Icer has been cancelled. If you have pre-registered, CANS Staff will be in touch with the next steps.

Event Information

Chances are you’ve either been to or heard about the CANS De-Icer! If not, you don’t know what you’re missing. With up to 1,800 attendees, our De-Icer is the largest construction industry event in Nova Scotia. Taking place in April at the Cunard Centre in Halifax, the De-Icer kicks off the upcoming busy construction season. It’s a great way for guests to celebrate the industry, expand your network, enjoy great food and live entertainment.

Location: Cunard Centre, Halifax, NS
Date: Friday, April 24, 2020
Sponsorship Opportunities: Click here to see which valuable opportunities are still available!



  • Doors Open, 5:00 p.m.
  • Buffet, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Dinner Options:

    • Quarter Chicken & ½ Rack of Ribs
    • One 1.5 lb. Clearwater Hardshell Lobster*
    • One Portobello Mushroom, (vegetarian- and gluten free)
  • Entertainment, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
  • Shuttle Service to Downtown Halifax, 9:00 – 11:00 p.m.
  • Bars Close, 10:45 p.m.


  • Lobster Dinner: CANS Members, $97 / Non-Members, $115.
  • Chicken & Ribs Dinner: CANS Members, $70 / Non-Members, $90.
  • Portobello Mushroom Dinner: CANS Members, $70 / Non-Members, $90.
  • Entry-Only Ticket (no meal): CANS Members, $50 /  Non-Members, $70.
  • Drink Ticket (includes gratuity): CANS Members, $6.70 / Non-Members, $6.95.
  • After your meal, be sure to visit the dessert and the coffee & tea stations!

General Info & FAQ: 

  • Tickets can be mailed directly to your chosen location or recieved at designated pick up times. Tickets will only be mailed once payment has been received.
  • Tickets will be ready for pick-up at CANS between 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, and 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, at the CANS Burnside Office. (Open Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.). All tickets not picked up will be held at the door of the Cunard Centre for pickup when doors open at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020.
  • Parking is free outside the Cunard Centre.
  • Dress code for attendees: Encouraged is Business Casual, but attire ranges from Casual (denim) to Semi-formal (suit/dress).
  • A Welcome Table will be at the entrance for those who have not picked up their tickets in advance at the CANS Office. All tickets must be paid for before/at pickup. Methods of payment accepted are cheque or credit card (VISA, AMEX, and MC).
  • Guests must be of legal drinking age (19+) to attend this event

Ordering Tickets:

  • Ticket purchases are individual — you cannot purchase a ‘table’.
  • How do I add tickets to my online order?  You can’t add tickets to a current order, but you can log on to CANSnet and make a second order for the new ticket(s);
    • *Please make a note on the order, referencing the invoice number of your first order(s).
  • How do I change my current order (i.e. change my menu choice, delete a ticket, etc.)? Email your change request to
  • When will I receive a receipt?  Your receipt will be automatically generated and emailed to you by CANSnet when you order online.
  • When can I pick up my tickets? You can pick-up your tickets in advance, between 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, and 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, at the CANS Burnside Office, or on Friday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. at the door.


  • The pre-purchased drink tickets include gratuity
  • The bars will sell drink tickets, will take cash and will run tabs
  • What can I redeem my drink ticket for?  Beer and shots; not premium drinks (wine, liqueurs, martinis, etc.)
  • Premium drinks will cost an extra $1.00 at the bar

Door Prizes:

  • Interested in donating a door prize to the De-Icer? Contact our Sponsorship Lead, Natalie Bobbitt via email or (902) 210.1720!


  • Stay tuned! Keep an eye on this space for room block details.


For event info, contact:

Britney MacNeil
Events Lead, Construction Association of Nova Scotia
Tel: (902) 468.2267 ext. 704
Cell: (902) 499.2939

For sponsorship info, contact:

Natalie Bobbitt
Sponsorship Lead, Construction Association of Nova Scotia
Tel: (902) 468.2267 ext. 718
Cell: (902) 210.1720