Association News
Sept. 17, 2013 - About 50 door pre-hangers and suppliers took in Fenestration Canada's seminar on NAFS-08 compliance in the Ontario Building Code at the Hilton in London, Ont., Sept. 12. The sold-out room was brought up to date on the new rules coming into effect Jan. 1 by Fenestration Canada technical consultant, Jeff Baker, J.F. Kogovsek of Maxam Marketing and a panel consisting of Haya Soghrati of Can-Best, Claudio Sacilotto of Intertek and Jennifer Wren-McDonald of Exova.
Aug. 27, 2013 – The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host an online contest on both Twitter and LinkedIn running two days: August 28 and Sept. 4 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern. The contest will feature quiz questions from AAMA’s FenestrationMasters program, the association's program for comprehensive professional education and certification.
June 25, 2013 - Fenestration Canada honoured the late Richard Poirier with its C.P. Loewen award for lifetime achievement at its President's Dinner, part of its Annual General Meeting held June 1 in St. John's, N.L. The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding dedication, commitment and accomplishment in the Canadian window and door industry. Dan Darcy, a longtime colleague of Poirier's, presented the award. Poirier's wife, Georgia, and son, Patrick, were on hand to accept the award.
June 17, 2013 - Fenestration Manitoba held its first-ever Annual General Meeting June 11. It was a combination educational day and golf event, including an informative presentation by Fenestration Canada technical directory, J.F. Kogovsek of Maxam Marketing.  About 50 attendees took in the morning presentations.
Fenestration Canada’s Annual Meeting Program was held at the Hotel Sheraton Newfoundland from May 30 to June 1
June 6, 2013 - Any organization looking to have fun at its conference should put St. John's, N.L., at the top of its list. Fenestration Canada members found this out at the association's annual general meeting held May 29 to June 1 in Newfoundland's capital.
June 4, 2013 - As destinations go, it was pretty hard to beat. Beautiful, lively St. John's, N.L., was the setting for Fenestration Canada's 2013 Annual General Meeting, and the mix of fun, education and business opportunity was just about perfect. The conference took place from May 29 to June 1.
Apr. 29, 2013 – Robert Rivard has been named the full-time executive director of Fenestration Canada following a three-month search. Previously, Rivard was doing the job part-time as part of his role with the Canadian Wood Manufacturing Council. This marks the first time Fenestration Canada has had an executive director employed directly.
April 24, 2013 - Insulating Glass Manufacturer's Alliance administrator, Allison Beck, has passed away. The IGMA has released the following statement: "It is with great sadness that the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) today announced the passing of Allison Beck, IGMA’s Administrator, after a brave battle with cancer.  Allison passed away at the Ottawa General Hospital surrounded by her family and lots of love.
Apr. 24, 2013 -- The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has announced the launch of its Facebook page for the AAMA Scholarship Program and Partner Program. The Facebook page will be a resource for AAMA members and prospective applicants to receive exclusive information regarding both programs.
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance has agreed to provide the majority of the funding required to develop the models for the development of an ASTM standard for the thermal stress for IGU’s.
The Fenestration Canada Annual Meeting will have something for everyone.
The 2013 AGM will be held in St. John’s, N.L., at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland and is set for May 30 to June 1.
Here is a news release from Oct. 29 of last year. “Almost 100 employees at the National Research Council in seven cities across Canada have received notice that their services may no longer be required
April 8, 2013 - The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, as a co-founder of the Window Safety Task Force, encourages everyone to recognize the importance of practicing window safety by designating one week each spring to promoting safety and education. National Window Safety Week, April 7 to 13, is used as a time to remind all households that open windows can be dangerous for young children who are not properly supervised. This is especially important with the arrival of warm weather when windows are opened to provide ventilation.
Mar. 25, 2013 – Thanks to the key efforts of a small group of people and a base of support within the industry, Fenestration Manitoba is approaching its first anniversary with a special announcement. The Manitoba fenestration golf event is back, thanks to the important return of both Aurelle Robin and Brian Epp to the executive team and event organizing.

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