Thank You For Attending CANS 161st Annual General Meeting!

CANS 161st Annual General Meeting presented by Aon, held on September 22-24, 2023, at the Rodd Brudenell River Resort on PEI was a great success! Delegates got down to business Friday morning with our keynote luncheon where keynote, Terry Kelly spoke about overcoming obstacles and challenging ourselves to consider where our blind spots prevent us from finding creative solutions to problems.

Following the luncheon, was our AGM business session.  Attendees heard updates from Canadian Construction Association’s President Mary Van Buren and Chairman Brendan Nobes. Delegates also heard from CANS Committee Chairs about the progress that CANS has made over the past twelve months and approved CANS 2023-2024 Board of Directors.

On Friday evening, our guests reconvened for our industry awards dinner, which recognized Earl Casey’s contributions to the construction industry, as the recipient of the 2023 Honourary Life Membership Award. Through the designation of Honourary Life Member, CANS recognizes individuals who, through their deeds and actions, have significantly contributed to the betterment of the Association, the industry, and the attainment of CANS goals and visions.

Long-Term Member Awards were also presented, this year recognizing Xylem Canada Company. CANS Long-Term Member Awards honour companies who have that have held continuous membership with the Association for 50 years or more, recognizing their dedication, support, and commitment to the Association throughout the years — it is an achievement to be proud of!

CANS also congratulated those members who have achieved 25 years of continuous membership by presenting them with a Bowman Award. Aon, Battlefield Equipment Rentals, Carvery’s Construction Limited, CFG – Commercial Flooring Group, Five Star Roofing & Masonry, Garian Construction Ltd., Hilti (Canada) Corporation, Iller Door Systems Limited, Javelin Construction Ltd., KBI Garage Door Service, M.R.S. Construction Limited, and Royal Door Ltd were recognized at the AGM this year.

Saturday offered a leisurely start with two activities that highlighted the local area, a kayaking expedition along three rivers, and a painting class led by local artist, Julia Purcell. Delegates who didn’t attend the local activity had the option of playing in our annual golf tournament, hosted at Dundarave. Congratulations to our tournament winners, team 18 (Allan MacIntosh, Bryan Shaban, Kris Skiba, and Paul Dube), and runner’s up, team 14A (Keith Maddison, Steve McDougall, and Rob Blois).

Saturday’s festivities culminated in our theme night dinner and dance with the musical talents of Vintage 4.0. Saturday night’s guests threw it back to the 80s and came dressed to impress in their best retro attire. Congratulations to our best-dressed prize winner, Kris Skiba, our runner-up, Heather Cruickshanks, our best-dressed duo, Jason and Lindsay Noack, and our best dressed organization, Stanhope Simpson Insurance.


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CANS 161st Annual General Photo Gallery

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