CANS 2023 Home Depot Pro De-Icer

Friday, April 14, 2023
Halifax Convention Centre | Halifax, Nova Scotia

You’re Invited to CANS De-Icer!

The construction season is heating up, which can only mean one thing — the return of CANS De-Icer! On April 14, join CANS for Nova Scotia’s largest construction networking event of the year. With attendees representing the full spectrum of industry professionals, CANS 2023 Home Depot PRO De-Icer is a must-attend event.

Event Information

Suggested Dress Code: Business casual, but attire typically ranges from casual (denim/t-shirt) to semi-formal (suit/dress).

  • 5:00 p.m. Doors Open
  • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Buffet Dinner
    • After your meal, be sure to visit the Dessert Station and the Coffee & Tea Station!
  • 8:00 p.m. Entertainment
  • 10:45 p.m. Last Call
  • 11:00 p.m. Event Close
Door Prizes

For a chance to win a door prize, you can drop your business card or fill out a ballot at the door prize table!

Are you interested in donating a door prize to the De-Icer?! Email Michelle Fievet or call her at 902-818-6530.

Ticket Information

Entry to CANS De-Icer comes with a variety of ticket options. Choose from one of three entree choices, a chicken & pork combo, a vegan-friendly option, a traditional lobster dinner, or choose to skip dinner and purchase an entry-only ticket and use the extra time for networking and enjoying the evening’s entertainment.

NOTE: Guests must be of legal drinking age (19+) to attend this event. This event is general seating.

Entry with Lobster Dinner

  • Members: $109.00
  • Non-Member: $139.00

Entry with Chicken & Pork Dinner

  • Members: $89.00
  • Non-Member: $119.00

Entry with Vegan Dinner

  • Members: $89.00
  • Non-Member: $119.00

Entry-Only (no meal)

  • Members: $65.00
  • Non-Member: $85.00

Drink Ticket (includes gratuity)
PLEASE NOTE: The venue’s bars cannot run tabs. To purchase drinks at the 2023 De-Icer, please either pre-purchase drink tickets through CANS (which include gratuity!), buy drink tickets on-site (purchase from the dedicated drink ticket table!), or buy individual drinks at the bar using credit cards, debit cards and cash.

  • Individual Tickets:
    • Members: $8.50
    • Non-Member: $9.00
  • Batch of 5:
    • Members: $42.50
    • Non-Member: $45.00
  • Batch of 10:
    • Members: $85.00
    • Non-Member: $90.00
  • Batch of 25:
    • Members: $212.50
    • Non-Member: $225.00

Treat Your Team to a Table! $2,000 for ten seats (meals)

Take this opportunity to celebrate your hard work and resilience with your colleagues!  When you purchase a table of ten, you receive CANS-prepared, branded signage reserving your table, and you will also have the opportunity to arrive at the venue early to decorate your table if you wish (e.g. a table cloth, centrepiece, etc.).

Note: the price of a table of ten is higher than the price of 10 individual tickets, because the table you purchase is yours for the night – guaranteed seats throughout the evening!  Whereas when you purchase 10 individual tickets, you do not have any guaranteed seats for the duration of the event.

Transportation / Parking

Need a little help parking or getting around in downtown Halifax? CANS has put together a helpful guide on transportation alternatives, as well as where you can park when attending the 2023 CANS Home Depot Pro De-Icer! Click here to access the parking guide. 

Need a Room for the Night?

Hotel Accommodations

CANS has arranged special rates for attendees of our De-Icer at the following hotels in downtown Halifax. Note: these rates are subject to availability.  


Hotel Halifax —

$139, standard room, based on single or double occupancy.

To book, call: 902-425-6700 and let the agent know that they would like to book under “Construction Association of Nova Scotia” or “CANS” rates. Or book online using this booking link.


The Barrington Hotel —

$139, standard room, based on single or double occupancy.

To book, call: 902-429-7410 and let the agent know that they would like to book under “Construction Association of Nova Scotia” or “CANS” rates. Or book online using this booking link.


Sutton Place Hotel Halifax —

From $169, standard room, based on single or double occupancy.

To book: call 1-902-932-7548 or 1-866-378-8866 and provide the reservation agent with the group code “CANDI23.” Or book online using this booking link.

Looking to Revisit Our Last De-icer?

It’s been a while since our last De-Icer! Are you looking to revisit how the Construction Industry celebrates the beginning of summer?

Get a taste of what’s in store at CANS De-Icers, find links to photo galleries of our past events below:

CANS 2022 Home Depot PRO De-Icer

CANS 2019 Toromont Cat & Battlefield Equipment De-Icer

CANS 2018 Toromont Cat & Battlefield Equipment De-Icer

2017 CANS Atlantic Cat De-Icer


How will I receive my tickets?

If you selected MAIL when you purchased your tickets online, your tickets will be mailed directly to your chosen location in March. Tickets will only be mailed once payment has been received.

If you selected PICK-UP when you purchased your tickets online, you can pick-up your tickets at the CANS Burnside Office between 9 am and 3 pm on Thursday, April 13, or pick them up at the venue on Friday, April 14 from 5 – 9 p.m.

All tickets not picked up on April 13 from the CANS Office will be held at the door of the Halifax Convention Centre for pickup when doors open at 5:00 pm on Friday, April 14. (There will be NO pick-up exceptions.) A Welcome Table will be at the Event 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. Accepted methods of payment are cheque or credit card (VISA, AMEX, and MC).

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?

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. If you do not receive your confirmation email and paid invoice, please email Britney at Have your invoice number on hand.

Additional Questions?

For Event Info, Contact:
Britney MacNeil
Events Lead
T: 902.468.2267 ext. 704
C: 902.499.2939

For Sponsorship Info, Contact:
Michelle Fievet
Sponsorship Lead
T: 902.468.2267 ext. 718
C: 902-818-6530