2020 AOWMA Convention and Trade Show Wrap-up

22nd Annual Convention and Trade Show

The 2020 AOWMA Convention and Trade Show was held in Red Deer, AB on February 6, 7, & 8, 2020.  Approximately 319 people flowed through the trade show over the course of the event, touring the booths and displays sponsored by our vendors.

The AOWMA would like to thank the following vendors for sponsoring the event this year:

ADS Canada Inc John Brooks Company Ltd.
Alberta Wilbert Sales KaizenLab
Aquateck West Liberty Pumps
Arndt Motor & Pump LineStar Utility Supply Inc.
Brandt Truck Rigging & Trailers Michener Allen Auctioneering Ltd.
Canplas Industries Ltd. Mountain Bark
Choice Survey & Construction Supplies Norman H. Collins & Associates
Cremers Safety Ltd. Pembina Concrete Products
Down to Earth Labs PolyJohn Canada
Expertec Van Systems Inc. Roth North America
F.B. Boersema Acreage Developers Safety Codes Council
Freedom 55 Financial Sego Industries
Frontier Waterworks Stowell Pumps
FRP Manufacturing (2010) Ltd. Tanks-A-Lot Ltd.
Infiltrator Water Systems UFA Co-operative Limited
J.A.Building Services Western Pump Ltd.
James Electric Zoeller Company

The Annual General Meeting was held during breakfast on Friday, February 7, 2020.  After years of service to the Association Board of Directors, Daniel Morris stepped down as Vice-President.  The Association wishes to thank Daniel for his contributions to the Board.  Daniel will remain involved in other areas of service, such as training.The convention program was well attended by the delegates.  For those wishing to review the presentations, the convention proceedings are up on the AOWMA website.

David Dallaire stepped in as Vice-President, vacating his position of Secretary/Treasurer, which was filled by Jessica Adirika.

This year’s AGM also saw the departure of Director Kirk Miller after several years of service.  Kirk will remain engaged in some Association Committees.  The Association would like to thank Kirk for his many contributions over the years.

Two new Board members joined the team this year.  The Association would like to welcome Jim Screpnek and Jim Wigmore to the Board of Directors.  Jim Screpnek is an Installer from Northern Alberta, while Jim Wigmore is an Installer from Central Alberta.

The 50/50 draw held to raise funds for the Alf Durnie Scholarship Fund was held once again during the banquet.  The draw raised $1,170.00.  Bob Boersema was the winner of the 50/50 draw, and was kind enough to return his share of $585.00 back to the fund.