Canadian Rental Association
CRA kicks off a new year at AGM
The Canadian Rental Association officially kicked off its 2019 year with its annual general meeting at the ARA Show in Anaheim on Feb. 18. A good crowd of about 50 members attended. Hank McInnis of Battlefield passed the chairman's gavel to Mike Maltby of Ingersoll Rent-All. Incoming national president Dan Spencer was introduced and talked briefly about his plans for the year ahead. Nathalie McGregor, association CEO, was recognized for five years of service with some flowers. Insurance director John Gillespie of Western Financial updated the membership on the CRA insurance plan and announced another dividend for participants this year.
By Patrick Flannery
National awards were given out.
Rental Person of the Year
Blake Manning, All Choice Rentals, Drayton Valley, Alta.
Supplier of the Year
Atlantic Rental Person of the Year
Hank McInnis, Battlefield, Dartmouth, N.S.
Award of Merit
Garth Snow (posthumous, presented to Kevin Snow at the Atlantic Show)
The national CRA board of directors for 2019 was introduced.
Mike Maltby, Ingersoll Rent-All
Colin Wilson, World of Rentals
Region 10 Director
Jill Holtsman, Hub City Display
Jim Clipperton, Nor-Val Rentals
Kim Rixon, Muskoka Party Rentals
Pierre-Shawn Turcotte, Location Turbo
Nancy Crosby, Classic Rentals
Stoney Creek, Ont.
Richard Vermette, Cisolift Distribution
Justin Klassen, Heater Sales & Service
John Gillespie , Western Financial Group Insurance Solutions
Membership SIG Chair
WarrenCarriere, QBI Equipment Management
Party & Event SIG Chair
Sheldon Fingler, Infinite Event Services
Safety SIG Chair
Megan White, Cooper Equipment Rentals