Fenestration Canada Posts Details Surrounding Annual Meeting

May 30th, 2014 by DWM Magazine

Fenestration Canada will host its Annual General Meeting and Conference at the Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Saturday, June 12-14, 2014.

On Thursday, June 12, Fenestration Canada will be introducing a round table session for fabricators. The objective is to obtain further input from fabricators on the issue of NAFS compliance and implementation challenges as well as take the mystery out of NAFS, while developing a practical approach and guide for use by fabricators. They plan to compile information based on input from fabricators for a NAFS FAQ section on the association’s website.

Jean-François Kogovsek of Maxam Marketing will facilitate the session on at the Fort Garry Hotel. The Fabricators’ Council meeting will be heldin the Gateway room that morning and the Round Table Session will follow in the same room. Both the meeting and round table session are open to Fenestration Canada fabricator members only. Companies who are not currently members of the Fabricators’ Council but plan to attend the Round Table session are asked to notify Denise by emailing her at denise@fenestrationcanada.ca with their participation intentions as seating is limited.

The following keynote speakers/presenters have been confirmed for the technical issues session on Friday, June 13, and a business session on Saturday, June 14.

Murray Frankof Constructive Home Solutions based in British Columbia and an acclaimed educator in his field, will address several topics of interest to all who are in the window and door business. He will also be featured as our keynote speaker on Friday to address the topic of Embracing the Evolution of Codes.

Rod Smith,director of operations excellence with the Duha Group will be featured on Saturday morning following breakfast and share his company’s lean journey from inception (2001) to present—how they created awareness, engagement, sustainability and how they manage the behavioral aspect of a lean enterprise.

Wade Miller,president and CEO of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be the “farewell” luncheon speaker on Saturday. Miller is the driving force behind a team-based approach that is intended to re-invent and restore the once storied reputation of a club that has been a critical part of the very fabric of Winnipeg for over eight decades. He will speak about leadership and change management.

Additionally,His Honour the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba will be in attendance at the President’s Dinner following the showcase reception on Friday. The Honourable Philip S. Lee, C.M., O.M. will bring greetings to delegates from the province of Manitoba. On this occasion, Fenestration Canada ask that all delegates in attendance adhere to a business casual dress code for the dinner (jackets for men). For the remainder of the program, resort casual attire is recommended.

The Annual General Meeting of the Members of Fenestration Canada will be held Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

To register online, click here.

To participate in the golf tournament, golfers are asked to register for the tournament directly on the Fenestration Manitoba website.

To reserve a room at the hotelvia phone, the toll-free number is 1-800-665-8088 then press option one or the direct number 204-942-8251 then press option one. You can also email the hotel atftgarry@fortgarryhotel.comand please specify the group code 10I1YY to receive the conference rate. At this time rooms are not guaranteed and will be confirmed on a space and rate available basis only.

Some dates are already sold out and provisions have been made with the Delta Winnipeg Hotel for overflow bookings. Delegates affected are invited to contact Delta’s reservation department at 1-888-311-4990, faxing (204) 943-4627 or emailing the request to win.reservations@deltahotels.com. Requests must specifically include clarification of attendance of the Fenestration Canada meeting to qualify for the special rate of $169.00 for a standard room or $254.00 for a Club Room.

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