Canadian Rental Service

Seen at the CRA National Rental Show

Patrick Flannery   

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The Canadian Rental Association held its first National Rental Show Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa.

Mike Maltby, CRA secretary/treasurer, enjoys the view from the top floor conference room of the Westin Ottawa

The event started with a day of conference sessions. Topics included building an effective staff and cybersecurity. A panel discussion roamed all over the rental industry, including some detailed conversation about how to use a Tent Ox.

Pascal Leclerc of Cisolift got the Award of Excellence for suppliers Blake Menning of All Choice Rentals took home the 2023 Award of Excellence for rental stores Rakesh Singh of Little Electric accepts the Newbie Award for new CRA members Mike Maltby of Ingersoll Rent-All accepts his Award of Distinction for lifetime contribution to the CRA

A reception and awards presentations followed the conference day. CRA CEO Nathalie McGregor and president-elect Brett Armstrong of Double R Rentals handed out the honours. Pascal Leclerc of Cisolift got the Award of Excellence for suppliers (top left); Blake Menning of All Choice won the Award of Excellence for rental stores (top right); Rakesh Singh of Little Electric took home the Newbie Award for new members (lower left); and Mike Maltby of Ingersoll Rent-All was recognized with the Award of Distinction for his contributions to the association.

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The 2024 CRA national board of directors. From left, Sheldon Fingler (Infinite Event Services), Asif Zaidi (Meadowvale Party Rentals), Brett Armstrong (Double R Rentals), Drew Woytko (Western Financial), Nathalie McGregor, Mike Maltby (Ingersoll Rent-All), Dan Spencer (Cisolift), Valerie Moreau (Location Moreau), Chris Lowe (Rowe Event Services) and Rakesh Singh (Little Electric).

The next two days featured equipment exhibits by 60 exhibitors at the Shaw Centre next door.


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