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New CANASA board and president

June 26, 2019  By Patrick Straw

CANASA takes great pride in announcing a new board and president was recently installed at the Annual General Meeting in Montreal. Gordon Hebb of Wilsons Security Limited in Halifax, N.S., begins his two-year term as president. For the remaining board members and other information on how you can volunteer for our committees, please visit www.canasa.org.

CANASA Award Winners

CANASA also presented a number of awards in recognition of outstanding industry service at the Annual General Meeting. The winners:

• R.A Henderson Award for Outstanding Achievement: Carl Jorgensen


• President’s Award of Excellence: Richard McMullen

• National President’s Award: Ellery Demedash

• Regional Council President’s Award:

Stuart Armour, Lisa Boyer, Brian Gibbs,

Stephen Goodsip, Chris Izatt, Patti Jones, Robert Moore, Darron Parker, Denis Primeau and Joseph Rossano.

• Outstanding Contributor Award: Normand Fiset and John Georgoudes

• Honorary Member Award: Denis Bouchard, Don Budden, Neil Jones and Robert Leduc

• Regional Council of the Year Award: British Columbia Regional Council

CANASA 2019 Scholarship Award Winners

CANASA recently announced the winners of the 2019 scholarship program designed to benefit students and members to fund their education and careers in the security industry. The award winners are:

• Ariane Arcand (Quebec)

• Camille Arcand (Quebec)

• Jayden (SungChun) Jang (NSCC)

• MacKenzie Cynthia Kehl (Golden Horseshoe)

• Pascal Saint-Pierre (Quebec School)

• Halley Ritter (Prairie)

• Vishnu Sangar (BCIT)

• William Shami (British Columbia)

• Elizabeth (Edie) Wilson (Atlantic)

Security Canada Show Update

It’s been a terrific show season up to now with the first four shows attracting big crowds. The top security manufacturers took the opportunity to display and demonstrate the latest in security technology and products to the security professionals who attended the events in Laval, Que., Ottawa, Ont., Edmonton, Alta., and Richmond, B.C.

Next up is Security Canada Atlantic in Moncton, N.B. For all the information on attending, exhibiting or sponsoring a Security Canada event in Moncton in September, or in Toronto in October, please visit www.securitycanada.com.

Patrick Straw is the executive director of CANASA.

This story appeared in the June/July 2019 edition of SP&T News Magazine.

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