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The Canadian Rental Association held its seventh annual Atlantic trade show in Moncton at the Ramada Plaza Crystal Palace from Feb. 11-13, 2011.


March 2, 2011
By Ed Cosman


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The Canadian Rental Association held its seventh annual Atlantic trade show in Moncton at the Ramada Plaza Crystal Palace from Feb. 11-13, 2011.

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Olivia D’Eon is congratulated by Dave Fraser, national director of the Atlantic Canadian Rental Association, for her years of service to the regional association. 


 

The event started on Friday, Feb. 11, with a buffet dinner. Afterwards, Dave Fraser, MC and national director of the Atlantic chapter, explained the evening’s activities, which included a casino night followed by the traditional Chinese auction. The evening was well attended, with more than 90 people present.

The trade show took place Saturday, Feb. 12. There were 40 booths filled with a wide variety of products for rental companies to view. At the luncheon, Wayne Beckett, incoming national CRA president, addressed those in attendance, focusing the spotlight on the wide range of CRA member benefits; from driver training and group insurance to the coming cost of the business survey the association is organizing.

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Wayne Beckett, national CRA president, addresses the Atlantic
show attendees.  Photos by Ed Cosman


 

Additionally, a couple of people received special recognition, including Scott Langille of United Rentals, Moncton, who won the Regional Award of Appreciation, and Olivia D’Eon, who was recognized for her years of service to the Atlantic association. The trade show continued after lunch until 4 p.m.

Next up is the CRA’s 2011 Prairie Regional Tradeshow, taking place on March 12, 2011, at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon. Quebexpo, put on by the Association Location du Quebec (ALQ), the Quebec chapter of the CRA, takes place at Hotel des Seigneurs in St. Hyacinthe, Que., on March 22-23.