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Patrick Straw, CANASA executive director, recognized with special award


November 12, 2020
By SP&T Staff

Joanne Rowe, ADI Toronto, presents Patrick Straw, CANASA, with an Outstanding Commitment award. (Image courtesy Joanne Rowe)

Patrick Straw, executive director of the Canadian Security Association since 2017, was recently recognized by his peers and fellow CANASA members for his leadership, particularly during 2020 — an especially difficult year for everyone due to the massive challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Straw was visiting ADI’s Toronto location on Oct. 22 when he was presented the “Outstanding Commitment” award by branch manager Joanne Rowe on behalf of CANASA members. The presentation was arranged as a surprise for Straw.

“You have shown support to all member companies, improved relationships with police services and been an open door of support to the industry,” said Rowe during the presentation. “During the challenges of COVID-19 you have maintained momentum on key association initiatives and been a needed resource during a very difficult time.”

CANASA also recently announced its annual awards, acknowledging members and volunteers for their service to the organization.

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