Fall/Winter 2017 Chapter Meetings

September

Greater Toronto Area Chapter
Title/Subject:

GTA's Annual Golf Tournament

Speaker: N/A

Date:

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Time:

BBQ Lunch 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Shotgun Start 12:00 p.m. 

Dinner 6:00 p.m.

Location: 

Cherry Downs Golf & Country Club
2110 Concession #7, Claremont, ON

Cost: 

$165/player incl. golf, cart & dinner

$20 putting contest & draw

$60 dinner only

Registration Details: click here 

Clublinks Foursome early bird registration deadline is Friday, August 4th. 

Sponsorship Opportunities: click here 

Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk Chapter

Title/Subject: 

Indoor Air Quality 

Speaker: 

Tom Wilson, Second Wind Air Purifier

Date:

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Time:

12:00 p.m.

Location: 

Sherwood Restaurant
799 Colborne St, Brantford, ON N3S 3S3

Cost: 

$15

Registration Details: (519) 756-9116 or Brant@HRAI.ca 

Golden Horseshoe Chapter

Title/Subject: 

Golf Tournament

Speaker: N/A

Date:

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Time:

12:00 p.m.: Registration 

1:00 p.m.: Shotgun Start  

6:00 p.m.: Dinner 

Location: 

Twenty Valley Golf Country Club
3814 Yonge St, Vineland, ON L0R 2C0

Cost: 

$150/player incl. golf, cart, dinner & doorprize

$50 dinner only

Registration Details: Click here 

Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 20th. 

Sponsorship Opportunities: Click here

October

Golden Horseshoe Chapter

Title/Subject: 

HVAC Fire Hazards

Description: 

Joe and Mazen are forensic investigators who specialize in HVAC related incidents. They will discuss HRV related fire hazards as well as general HVAC fire issues seen in our industry. 

Speaker: 

Joe Adame & Mazen Habash, Origin & Cause Inc. 

Date:

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Time:

5:45 p.m.: Social

6:15 p.m.: Dinner

7:00 p.m.: Presentation

Location: 

The Innsville
1143 Highway 8, Stoney Creek 

Cost: 

HRAI Member: Free

HRAI Non-Member: $20/pp

Registration Details: Click here

Manitoba Chapter

Title/Subject: 

Chapter Tradeshow 

Speaker: 

Glenn Warkentin, Manitoba Hydro 

Date:

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Time:

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Educational Seminar led by Glenn Warkentin, Manitoba Hydro 

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Tradeshow Exhibition 

Location: 

Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites
1800 Wellington Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3H 1B2

Cost: 

Complimentary 

Registration Details: 

Contact Keenan Reimer at kreimer@buildingprofessionals.com

Refreshments Provided + Cash Bar

Exhibitor Opportunities: Click here 

Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk Chapter

Title/Subject: 

Up Close & Personal with TSSA: code changes and current concerns in the plumbing and heating trades 

Speaker: 

Dave Ellis, Inspector, Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) 

Date:

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Time:

6:30 p.m.: Registration + Networking

7:00 p.m.: Dinner

7:45 p.m.: Presentation + Q&A led by Dave Ellis, TSSA Inspector   

Location: 

Erie Beach Hotel
19 Walker St, Port Dover N0A 1N0

Cost: 

$35

Registration Details: (519) 756-9116 or Brant@HRAI.ca

London Chapter

Title/Subject: 

Up Close & Personal with TSSA: code changes and current concerns in the plumbing and heating trades

Description: 

Lessen, mitigate and prevent onsite risks by getting up-to-date information on TSSA code changes, requirements, safety practices and trends within the HVAC trade. This intimate and interactive presentation is led by veteran TSSA inspector, David Aird, with over 20 years of experience in the field. Mr. David Aird will answer your questions on regulations, non-compliance and assurance and security concerns that matter to you. Take advantage of the opportunity to receive expert advice from Ontario's leading safety authority.

The presentation will be followed by an Annual General Meeting and a recruitment for new executive board members.

Speaker: 

David Aird, Inspector, Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA)

Date:

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Time:

6:00 p.m.: Registration + Networking

6:30 p.m.: Dinner

7:00 p.m.: Presentation + Q&A led by David Aird, TSSA Inspector  

8:00 p.m.: AGM + Board Member Recruitment 

8:30 pm.: Event Close

Location: 

Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre
591 Wellington Rd
London, Ontario N6C 4R3

Cost: 

$30 - HRAI London Chapter Members

$50 - Non-Members

Registration Details: Click here

Calgary Chapter

Title/Subject

Fall Chapter Meeting

Date

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Description

Presentation 1: Refrigerant Management Canada (RMC)

With a changing Refrigerant Landscape, what does the HVACR playing field look like today, 18 months after the Government’s introduction of the Pollution Prevention (P2) Plan for Halocarbons.  For manufacturers of refrigerant, & wholesaler and contractors that collect refrigerant safely, what responsibilities lay with each segment of the supply chain.

Speakers (via Video Conference):

April Heeley, Manager, Environmental Services, HRAI and Nancy Larsen, Program Coordinator, Environmental Services, HRAI 

Refrigerant Management Canada (RMC) is a not-for-profit corporation established in 2000 by HRAI.  April Heeley, Manager, Environmental Services, and Nancy Larsen, Program Coordinator, Environmental Services at HRAI, will take attendees on a journey explaining how the program works.

Presentation 2: City of Calgary 

The recent developments from manufacturers’ banning the use of gas furnaces for construction heat, is a ‘hot’ topic.  What is the process for implementing these recent developments? The City has made it clear that the responsibility for following the rules regarding construction heat will lie on the homebuilders and the HVAC contractor. This presentation addresses the specific responsibilities of the HVAC contractor on the work site. 

  • What inspectors are looking for?
  • What documentation is required?
  • What happens in the case of non-compliance?

Speaker:

Dean Taylor, Operational Supervisor - Plumbing & Gas, City of Calgary

Dean Taylor, Operational Supervisor-Plumbing and Gas with the City of Calgary has 18 years of experience with the City including a position as Safety Codes Officer. Dean will be presenting and taking questions and answers as well.

Time:

11:30 a.m.: Registration

12:00 p.m.: Introduction by Chair

12:05 p.m – 12:30 p.m.: April Heeley (via video conference), Refrigerant Management Canada (RMC)

12:35 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Dean Taylor, City of Calgary 

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Lunch Buffet

Location:

Hotel Blackfoot
5940 Blackfoot Trail SE
Calgary, AB  T2H 2B5

Cost:

$40 for non-member

$20 for member

Registration Details: Click here to register.

 

November

Kawartha Lakes Chapter

Title/Subject:

Enbridge Home Energy Conservation Incentive Program

Description:

Learn How To Use Enbridge Home Energy Conservation Incentive Program to Your Advantage

Join fellow Kawartha Lakes Chapter members for an engaging presentation, ‘Learn How To Use Enbridge Home Energy Conservation Incentive Program to Your Advantage,’ by Don Armitage, Channel Consultant for Enbridge Gas Distribution. Mr. Armitage will detail all the advantages of promoting energy efficiency to your customers. Even if you have already attended a webinar you will not want to miss this presentation and networking opportunity! Get the latest update on the Home Energy Conservation program and learn about how you and your customers can benefit. Support sales literature will be available at the event for distribution to your customers. The presentation will be followed by a board recruitment for new executive members. This chapter event will be a great opportunity for both knowledge building and networking. 

Speaker:

Don Armitage, Channel Consultant, Enbridge Gas Distribution

Dates/Times/Locations:

Lindsay, Ontario

Date: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Lindsay Golf & Country Club

 

Oshawa, Ontario

Date: Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Time: 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Location: Jubilee Pavilion Banquet & Conference Centre

 

Peterborough, Ontario

Date: Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Holiday Inn Peterborough - Waterfront

Cost:

Free

Registration Details: Click here

Greater Toronto Area Chapter

Title/Subject:

Tax Changes

Description: 

Join us to learn about the proposed tax changes that will potentially impact you and your business. In his firm's opinion, the proposed new rules are discriminatory against the small business corporate owner.

They will be providing you with templates to provide feedback to your local Member of Parliament and the Department of Finance to stop these proposals from being made into law.

Speaker:

Pierre Bonnhomme, Chartered Professional Accountant

Date:

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Time:

5:30 p.m.: Registration

6:15 p.m.: Dinner

7:00 p.m.: Presentation 

9:00 p.m.: Event Close 

Location:

Fontana Primavera
77 Woodstream Blvd
Vaughan ON L4L 7Y6

Cost

Advanced Tickets - Register by Monday October 30th, 2017 @ 5:00 p.m. 

$40/pp - HRAI GTA Member (credit)

$45/pp - Non-Member (credit)

At-The-Door Tickets

$60/pp - HRAI GTA Member & Non-Member (cash, credit or debit)

Registration Details: Click here 

Huronia Chapter

Title/Subject:

Up Close & Personal with TSSA

Description: 

Lessen, mitigate and prevent onsite risks by getting up-to-date information on TSSA code changes, requirements, safety practices and trends within the HVAC trade. This interactive presentation is led by TSSA inspector, Marco Gallucci. Gallucci will answer your questions on regulations, non-compliance and assurance and security concerns that matter to you. Take advantage of the opportunity to receive expert advice from Ontario's leading safety authority.

The presentation will be followed by a recruitment for new executive board members.

Speaker:

Marco Gallucci, Inspector, Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA)

Date:

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Time:

6:00 P.M.: Registration & Networking

7:00 P.M.: Dinner

7:30 P.M.: “Up Close & Personal with TSSA” By Marco Gallucci, TSSA

8:30 P.M.: Board of Directors Recruitment

9:00 P.M.: Event close

Location:

Barrie Country Club
635 St Vincent St, Barrie, ON L4M 4V1

Cost

$35/pp

Cash or Cheque accepted at the door. RSVP required

Registration Details: Please RSVP to hraihuronia@rogers.com 

Golden Horseshoe Chapter

Title/Subject:

Light Commercial Building System Technology 

Description: 

On November 9th, the Executive is welcoming Mr. Miles Chen B.Eng., LEED AP Business Development – GTA from Yorkland Controls Ltd and Environmental Solutions.  Miles will discuss Honeywell’s new Light Commercial Building System technology.  This session will focus on how the LCBS system will help contractors increase efficiency in servicing their customers and increase customer retention by providing better controls, visibility and energy savings. 

Speaker:

Miles Chen B.Eng., LEED AP Business Development,Yorkland Controls Ltd and Environmental Solutions 

Date:

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Time:

5:45 p.m.: Social

6:15 p.m.: Dinner

7:00 p.m.: Presentation 

Location:

The Innsville

1143 Highway 8

Stoney Creek, ON 

Cost

Free - one HRAI GHS Chapter Member and $30 for each additional guest. 

$30 - Non-Members

Registration Details: 

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Essex Kent Lambton Chapter

Title/Subject:

Up Close & Personal with TSSA

Description: 

Lessen, mitigate and prevent onsite risks by getting up-to-date information on TSSA code changes, requirements, safety practices and trends within the HVAC trade. This intimate and interactive presentation is led by TSSA investigator, Kevin Abbott. Mr. Abbott will answer your questions on regulations, non-compliance and assurance and security concerns that matter to you. Take advantage of the opportunity to receive expert advice from Ontario's leading safety authority.

The presentation will be followed by a recruitment for new executive board members.

Speaker:

Kevin Abbott, Inspector, Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA)

Date:

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Time:

5:30 p.m.: Registration + Cash Bar

6:00 p.m.: Plated Dinner

6:30 p.m.: Presentation + Q&A by Kevin Abbott, TSSA

7:30 p.m. Board Recruitment 

8:00 p.m. Event close

Location:

Lilly Kazzilly’s
9550 Riverside Drive East
Windsor, Ontario N8P 1A1

Cost

$45/pp - HRAI EKL Member

$55/pp - Non-Member

Registration Details: 

For event inquiries please contact Walter Marcon, Chapter Secretary at walter.marcon@wolseleyinc.ca 

Brant Haldiman Norfolk Chapter

Title/Subject:

Updates on Ontario College of Trades & HRAI Business

Speaker:

Martin Luymes, Director Programs/Relations, HRAI

Date:

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Time:

12:00 p.m. 

Location:

Sherwood Restaurant and Catering 

799 Colborne St, Brantford, ON N3S 3S3

Cost

$15/pp

Registration Details: 

For event inquiries please contact 519 756 9116 or brant@hrai.ca

Atlantic Chapter

Title/Subject:

HRAI Atlantic 2017 Fall Meeting

Description: 

Craig Green will be speaking on the impact of the proposed Federal tax change on Canadian Controlled Private Corporations (CCPCs) and the potential for consultation with the Federal Government to revise the proposals to minimize impact on all but the wealthiest business owners.

We hope you can join us!

Speaker:

Craig Green, Partner, RGH Chartered Accountants (Independent Member of the AC Group)

Date:

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Time:

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Cash Bar Service
6:00 PM: Dinner, followed by a presentation & discussion

Location:

Inn on the Lake

3009 Hwy 2, Fall River, NS

Cost: 

$55/pp - HRAI Chapter Member

$70/pp -  Non-Member

Registration Details: 

www.regonline.ca/hrai_2017_meeting

Loyalist Chapter

Title/Subject:

Up Close & Personal with TSSA

Description: 

Lessen, mitigate and prevent onsite risks by getting up-to-date information on TSSA code changes, requirements, safety practices and trends within the HVAC trade. This intimate and interactive presentation is led by TSSA investigator, Mark Westen. Mr. Westen will answer your questions on regulations, non-compliance and assurance and security concerns that matter to you. Take advantage of the opportunity to receive expert advice from Ontario's leading safety authority.

The presentation will be followed by a recruitment for new executive board members.

Speaker(s): 

Mark Westen, Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA)

Date:

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Time:

12:00 p.m.: Registration, Networking & Hot Lunch Buffet

12:30 p.m.: Presentation + Q&A by Mark Westen, TSSA

1:30 p.m.: Board Recruitment

2:00 p.m.: Event Close

Location:

Courtyard Marriott Kingston
103 Dalton Ave
Kingston, Ontario K7K 0C4

Cost

$45/pp - HRAI Loyalist Member

$55/pp - Non-Member

Registration Details: Click here

National Capital Chapter

Title/Subject:

Proposed Federal Tax Policy Reform and Ontarion Employment & Labout Law Changes 

Description: 

Federal Tax Policy Reform issues include proposed changes to:

Income splitting, capital gains, passive income, small business rate reductions.

Ontario Employment & Labour Law includes changes to:

Minimum wage, casual, part-time, temporary and seasonal workers, overtime pay, paid vacations and paid leave, employee misclassifications 

Speaker(s): 

Ashley Ziai, Senior Policy Analyst, Canadian Federation of Independent Business 

Date:

Wedneday, November 22nd, 2017

Time:

6:00 p.m.: Registration & Buffet Dinner           

6:45 p.m.: Chapter Governance 

7:00 p.m.: Guest Presentations 

Location:

Best Western Plus Ottawa Kanata Hotel & Conference Centre

1876 Robertson Rd

Ottawa, ON K2H 5B8

Cost:

$25 - HRAI NC Chapter Member 

$35 - Non-Member

Registration Details: 

Please RSVP by November 17th to Alexandra Wennberg at info@mavencommunications.ca 

Waterloo-Wellington Chapter

Title/Subject:

Holiday Kick-Off

Description: 

'Tis that time again for cheers and toasting, jolly laughter and a scrumptious meal amongst friends! Join fellow chapter members for Waterloo-Wellington's annual holiday social. You don't want to miss out on your chance to connect and reconnect with industry peers as we head into 2018. This is the time to eat, drink--network--and be merry!

Updated Nov 20th: The evening will feature a presentation on Construction Heat and Finishing Heat by Pete Spoelstra, Union Gas Limited. 

Speaker(s) : 

Pete Spoelstra, Residential/Commercial Tech Specialist, Union Gas 

Date:

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Time:

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Location:

Golf’s Steak House & Seafood

598 Lancaster St. W

Kitchener, Ontario N2K 1M3

Cost

$40/pp

Registration Details: 

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hrai-waterloo-wellington-chapter-holiday-kick-off-tickets-39462009934

RACCA-BC Chapter

Title/Subject:

Staying Safe. Working Alone.

Description:

Are You in Compliance with Working Alone Regulations? Dave is an engaging speaker and is extremely knowledgeable about Worksafe BC rules and regulations having previously been the Director of the Worker’s Advisory office at Worksafe BC. Dave will be discussing the working alone requirements and how they can be handled using GPS and other technologies. Dave is also aware of the new NDP governments thoughts on Worksafe BC.

Speaker:

Dave Earle, Vice President, Government Relations and HR Services, Construction Labout Relations Associations (CLRA) of BC

Date:

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Time:

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 

Location:

ABC Country Kitchen Coquitlam

100 Schoolhouse Street

Coquitlam, BC V3K 6V9

Cost:

Free

Registration Details: 

To RSVP or for details, pease e-mail Lisa Bateman at lbateman@hrai.ca.

 

Greater Toronto Area Chapter

Title/Subject:

AGM, HVAC Coalition, City of Toronto Hi-Res Program + IESO  

Description: 

 

Speaker(s): 

Fariha Husain, Tower Renewal – Hi-RIS Program City of Toronto

Evelyn Lundhild, Senior Manager, Green Ontario Fund

Date:

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Time:

5:30 p.m.: Registration 

6:15 p.m.: Dinner

7:00 p.m.: Presentation 

9:00 p.m.: Event close

Location:

Fontana Primavera

77 Woodstream Blvd, Vaughan

(905) 265-8100

Cost

$40 - HRAI GTA Chapter Members

$45 - Non-Members

$60 - At-The-Door

Registration Details: 

Please e-mail your contact details to Kim Stark at k.stark@industrialadmin.ca. You will be contacted for credit card details over the phone (for security reasons please do not e-mail credit card details). 

December

Grey-Bruce Chapter 

Title/Subject:

Holiday Kick-Off with TSSA

Description: 

'Tis the season to be cheerful + careful! Start the evening off with a festive holiday meal as we toast to the beginning of the holiday season! The evening will feature a presentation by Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) Inspector, Jamie Melvin. This will be your opportunity to make sure that your winter season ahead is risk-free. You will be able to lessen, mitigate and prevent onsite risks by getting up-to-date information on TSSA code changes, requirements, safety practices and trends within the HVAC trade. Jamie Melvin will answer your questions on regulations, non-compliance and assurance and security concerns that matter to you. Take advantage of the opportunity to receive expert advice from Ontario's leading safety authority.

We look forward to a very merry evening of networking and knowledge building.

Speaker(s): 

Jamie Melvin, Inspector, TSSA

Date:

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Time:

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Location:

The Stone Tree - Golf, Fitness and Banquets

318087 Hwy 6 & 10

Owen Sound N4K 5N6

Cost

$35/pp - HRAI Grey Bruce Chapter Members

$45/pp - Non Members

Registration Details: 

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/holiday-kick-off-with-tssa-tickets-39628108740