LeBlanc re-elected as CRCA President and other Conference Highlights

CRCACRCA held their Annual General Meeting and Annual Luncheon on May 4, 2015 at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver. The event featured networking opportunities, member tributes, key meetings, and the re-election of CRCA’s current President – Mr. Michel LeBlanc of L.K. Industries to a second term.

Mr. LeBlanc’s mandate is effective until the next AGM, which is scheduled for May 2016. During his first term, Mr. LeBlanc led and contributed to the development of the CRCA Strategic Plan for 2016-2020. With the current team in place, LeBlanc’s re-election ensures the continuity of the efforts towards the implementation of the plan and achievement of the proposed objectives. Additional elections for the CRCA Board of Directors for 2015-2016 are:

British Columbia
Colin Rasmussen from WESTERN ROOFING (MASTER ROOFERS) LTD.

Alberta
Mike Lloyd from ACRON ROOFING SYSTEMS INC.

Saskatchewan
Jason Baptist from CENTURY ROOFING & SHEET METAL LTD.

Manitoba
Darren McCallum from FLYNN CANADA LTD.

Ontario
Rob Kucher from CARDINAL ROOFING & SHEET METAL INC.

Quebec
Michel LeBlanc from L.K. INDUSTRIES INC.

New Brunswick
Marc Leblanc from A-TECH ROOFING LTD.

New Scotia
Paula Webber from PMC ROOFING LTD

At-large
Terry Casey from NORTH SHORE ROOFING LTD.

Associate
Dave Miller from IKO INDUSTRIES LTD.

CRCA also took the opportunity to recognize several of their members and companies.

Firstly, retiring CRCA Director, Stephen Teal, was thanked for his several contributions to CRCA and to the roofing industry. Teal served as a director from 2006-2015 and was our President in 2008 and 2009. Although retiring from the CRCA Board, on June 1 of this year Teal will start a three-year term to serve as the CRCA representative on NRCA’s Board of Directors.

Secondly, the CRCA recognized the companies that have reached a significant CRCA milestone – paying homage to the 25th and 50th CRCA Membership anniversaries.

25 YEARS

  • Benchmark Roofing Ltd. – British Columbia
  • Continental Roofing – British Columbia
  • Couvreur Gariépy & Léger 2002 inc. – Quebec
  • J. Raymond Couvreur et Fils inc. – Quebec
  • Toitures Quatre-Saisons inc. – Quebec

50 YEARS

  • Duncan Roofing Ltd. – Saskatchewan
  • M. J. Roofing & Supply Ltd. – Manitoba
  • Western Roofing (Master Roofers) Ltd. – British Columbia

CRCA also presented an Honorary Membership that recognizes a person for their significant contribution to the advancement of the Association and the roofing and related sheet metal industry. This year, CRCA welcomed Mr. Trevor Stevens as their newest recipient. Stevens started in the roofing business with Norman & Collie as an estimator in 1976, eventually buying the business in 1984. In 1986 he became the CRCA Treasurer and then served as the CRCA President in 1988/1989. He held the ROOFTech Chair in 2003, 2005 and 2007. In addition, he was the Conference Chair for CRCA’s 50th Anniversary celebration in 2009. In 2010 he decided to sell Norman & Collie and is now happily retired.

Thirdly, one final award that was presented is the announcement of Flynn Canada Ltd. as the winner of the Roofing Canada Award for 2015 for their work on the Bow Valley College Green Roof project. Congratulations go out to Flynn for winning the award two years in a row. This award recognizes CRCA members for outstanding workmanship, innovation and service to the community/industry.

CRCA thanks everyone who attended this year’s AGM and wishes CRCA members, partners, and staff a prosperous year ahead.

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