Calgary Region Newsletter - Updater - CIPH by yaofenjin


									CIPH Updater

                                                                                                                           SUMMER 2012
          A National Voice With Regional Roots | Une histoire régionale, une voix nationales

CIPH is the Canadian Association representing the interests of companies that
manufacture, sell, and distribute Plumbing, Hydronic Heating, PVF and Waterworks
products and services. It is the information source and recognized voice for Plumbing,
Hydronic Heating, PVF and Waterworks in Canada. One of the benefits you can take
advantage of is the:

Group Benefits Program
Offer your staff a fountain of options
at refreshingly low rates!
When it comes to employee benefits, you don’t want to throw your money down the
drain. This is particularly important in today’s economy, when effective benefits are a
fundamental part of the successful recruitment and retention of high calibre employees.
Smaller employers find it difficult to compete for good staff because these individuals often
prefer the security and benefits offered by larger employers. To compound the problem,
insurance companies are either unwilling to provide a group benefits package, or offer
“small employer” packages that are too restrictive. As a member of CIPH, you have the
opportunity to obtain superior employee benefits coverage tailored to meet the unique
requirements of each of your employees.
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Upcoming Events                                                    MCA Events                            IN THIS ISSUE
Reception & Dinner                                                 Sylvan Lake Golf & Country Club
September 20, 2012                                                 September 5, 2012                     Group Benefits
Presentation with Cheryl Bernard                                   Sylvan Lake, AB                       Program
Women’s Curling Silver Medalist
                                                                   General Meeting & Tour                Breakfast Meeting
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Blackfoot Inn
                                                                   September 19, 2012                    Reviews
CIPHEX West                                                        New Trades & Technology Building
November 7 & 8, 2012                                               7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | SAIT
                                                                                                         Training Opportunities
Vancouver Convention Centre                                                                              September Dinner
1055 Canada Place                                                  MCA Canada Conference
                                                                   November 12 - 15, 2012                Event
Breakfast Meeting                                                  Hyatt Regency, Maui
                                                                                                         Business Meeting
November 23, 2012
                                                                   General Meeting                       Passport: Register for
Todd Hirsch, ATB Economist
7:45 am - 9:00 am | Blackfoot Inn                                  November 21, 2012                     all events and SAVE!
                                                                   Danish Canadian Club, Calgary
BC Region                                                                                                Upcoming CIPHEX
November 23, 2012                                                  Southern MCA Area Oldtimers           West Events
Dinner & Presentation                                              December 5, 2012
5:15 pm - 8:00 pm                                                  Palliser Hotel, Calgary
Vancouver Convention Centre
                                                                   MCA Curling Provincial Bonspiel
1055 Canada Place
                                                                   January 24 - 27, 2013
                                                                   Red Deer, AB
March 2, 2012 – Construction Outlook
                                                                           Upcoming projects totalling $4.5 billion in
Dave Smith, President,                                                     permits include:
Calgary Construction Association
                                                                           • Abbotsford – 21 overpasses in Vancouver – 65
                                Dave reviewed some of the                    meters wide, 10 lanes, which will make it the
                                major benefits of being a                    longest and widest in the world.
                                member of the CCA including                • Ellis Don begins work on the 2nd tower for 8
                                the announcement of their                    Avenue Place
                                new advanced weather
                                forecasting system and how                 • The west LRT will be opening the end of 2012; and
                                it may affect construction in                over $1 billion of land has been acquisitioned for
                                Calgary. There is also a new                 Centre Street north LRT line
                                online bidding program being               • $750 million line has been proposed to NAIT and
                                developed and the Coolnet                    another to West Edmonton Mall
                                program continues to be
                                                                           • The longest runway in Canada is underway at the
                                effective as the electronic
                                                                             YYC airport
tendering system made up of 8 different associations,
and with the goal of having all AB Infrastructure contracts                • $200 million terminal and utility building are going
available online shortly.                                                    up in Edmonton
Mr. Smith also reviewed the world view and how the Alberta                 • Fort McMurray has a new airport slated for $250
economy fits into that. If there is failure in the world union, it           million
will be the worst impact ever in history.                                  • Royal Alberta Museum $400 million upgrade
Ireland has labour shortages where CCA is working to bring                 • Edmonton Northlands Coliseum replacement will
workers in. Athens taxes are increasing, Portugal is not                     be over $1 billion including the surrounding office
interested in construction as it’s too labour intensive and                  towers
Germany wants to remove all nuclear plants by 2020. Brazil,
                                                                           It’s predicted that 1000 baby boomers will be retiring
Russia, India and China are expected to lead over the next
                                                                           daily until 2029 and in the US that number is 10,000
20 years in the GDP % change, despite the correction in
                                                                           per day. As a result, inflation is sky rocketing and
those countries.
                                                                           there will be labor shortages for all of these projects
In the US, new home sales are plunging; 6 million people did               listed above.
not make their mortgages in February and many homes are
                                                                           However, Western Canada’s GDP is predicted to rise
being donated to Habitat for Humanity.
                                                                           the most of Canada, with Alberta being the kingpin to
The Enbridge northern gateway will be imperative to                        Canada’s economy.
Canada’s growth, as Japan exports in a week what Canada
does in a year.

  Training Opportunities
  CIPH offers college CO-OP programs where your staff can begin working in the field and making money well before
  training is complete. They’ll work hands-on with new technologies or they can learn to plan them. There are opportunities
  for people who are technical and for those more interested in positions such as marketing and management. Architecture,
  engineering, IT, supply chain logistics, purchasing, distribution, customer service, marketing and sales; they are all being
  changed by the new world and its new ways. Programs have been organized at the following colleges:
  •    University of Lethbridge
  •    Southern Alberta
  •    Institute of Technology
  •    University of Calgary
  •    Haskayne Business College at the University of Calgary
  There has never been a better time to pursue an exciting career and help invent a new world, working with innovative
  energy-wise technologies. CIPH offers you a pipeline to today’s plumbing and hydronics (modern hot water heating)
  careers, that place people on the front line in the fight against climate change.

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April 20, 2012 – CHBA Presentation
Jim Rivait and Joan Maisonneuve talked about the code
changes that affect CIPH members specifically like the
2012 NBC Part 9, as well as briefly mentioned the Canadian
Home Builders Association role in the code process. The
National Building Codes are being done simultaneously in
Ottawa which doesn’t always fit as well provincially. Target
completion date for adoption is fall 2012, despite current
training already taking place.
The CHBA hopes to work with other associations to ensure
people and training are recognized by home builders.
The mandatory new home warranty was also of interest
because of a change to the warranty for major systems from
one year to two years. It is hoped this will create better
synergy with the plumbers and HVAC industry. Building
permits will require the warranty program involvement and
the manufacturers will have to increase their warranties from
1 to 2 years as well, which is separate from the workmanship         Jim Rivait, CEO Canadian Home Builders’ Association –
warranty.                                                            Alberta and Joan Maisonneuve, Manager – Technical and
                                                                     Safety, CHBA provided an update on building codes and
For the last dozen years, Jim has worked as a government
                                                                     the mandatory new home warranty.
relations, strategic communications and association
management professional. He was the lead negotiator
on some extensive legislative reforms and responsible for
communicating industry issues and positions to government                                             Todd Garstad (L), presents
and the public. Prior to that, Jim worked in government for                                           gavel to outgoing president
15 years, uniquely serving both as a public servant and as                                            Mike Stringer (R) at the
                                                                                                      April 20th meeting
political staff.
An advocate of lifelong learning, Rivait has a Bachelor
of Arts in Geography from McGill University, a Public
Administration Certificate and a Master of Arts in Political
Science both from the University of Alberta. He is also active
in the community and has held board positions with many
organizations ranging from the Edmonton Festival Ballet to
the Little League Baseball.

Benefits (cont'd from page 1)
Available Product Offerings                                            For a free cost analysis, contact one of the Morneau
•   Group life insurance                                               specialists today.
•   Optional group life insurance
                                                                       Contact Info
•   Accidental death & dismemberment
•   Short-term disability insurance                                    Morneau Sobeco, Association Accounts
                                                                       895 Don Mills Road, Suite 700
•   Long-term disability insurance
                                                                       One Morneau Sobeco Centre
•   Health insurance                                                   Toronto, ON M3C 1W3
•   Dental insurance
                                                                       Toll-free: 1-800-267-0097
                                                                       Fax: 416-445-7989
Advantages You Enjoy Under the CIPH Program
• Competitive premium rates
• More liberal insurance contracts
• Expert advice

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                                                                                     CIPH Calgary Region
                                       September Dinner Event
                                      Thursday, September 20, 2012
                         4:30 pm – 5:30 pm                  registration and networking
                         5:30 pm –7:00 pm                   dinner, video, presentation and Q&A
                         7:00 pm - 8:00 pm                  photos with medal and book signing

                         Blackfoot Inn                      $80.00 Pre-registered; Passport Holders $70
                         5940 Blackfoot Trail SE            $85.00 Walk-ins if available

        Cheryl Bernard, Olympic Silver Medalist, Canadian Women’s Curling
                          Lessons Learned from Sport &
                Inside Stories from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics
Cheryl Bernard is best known for her long list of curling accomplishments and awards. She is a four time
Alberta women’s champion, Canadian Runner-up and TSN Skins finalist. However, curling has not always been
at the top of her “to do” list. At the age of 23, she started her own general insurance brokerage in Calgary. She
and her staff propelled the agency to $6 Million in sales in 11 years. At that time Cheryl decided it was time to re-
focus on curling, writing and fundraising – so she sold her agency to Western Union Insurance. Six months later,
her father was diagnosed with a brain tumor and given 6 months to live. Sadly he passed away 2 years later.
However, her father’s illness was the catalyst for her to create the annual “Curl for a Cure” in support of the
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. In the five years that this event ran (from 2003 to 2007) over 1.3 million
dollars was raised in support of the CBCF.

Cheryl co-authored and published “Between the Sheets: Creating Curling Champions” in 2005 which describes
the mental side of the game of curling. In February 2011 she released the 2nd edition of this book called the Silver
Lining which includes many great stories from the Olympics.

In December 2009, her and her teammates won the Canadian Olympic Curling Trials in Edmonton and then
headed to the 2010 Winter Olympics . After an amazing run, their team brought home a silver medal! Two
months later Cheryl was nominated by her peers as the 2010 Most Valuable Player in Women’s curling and was
also named Female Athlete of the Year by the Calgary Booster Club that same year.

During all these stages of her life Cheryl has never lost site of the need to give back. She has volunteered on a
variety of boards, including the Sandra Schmirler Foundation, the Canadian Curling Association and the World
Curling Tour. She was the spokesperson for the 2010 Terry Fox Run and has done promotional work for the
Alberta Children’s Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network and Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day. She is currently
the spokesperson for The Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada.

                              Click here to register online by September 17, 2012
Name:     _______________________________ Company: ____________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________________________________________
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All CIPH Calgary Region Events are managed by Associations Plus Inc. (This is what will display on your credit card statement)
                  CIPH CALGARY REGION PO Box 4520, Station C, Calgary, Alberta T2T 5N3
           Tel: 403-244-4487 Fax: 403-244-2340 Email: Web:
                                                                                  CIPH Calgary Region

                         Business Meeting Passport
                     Register for all events and SAVE!!
All events will be held at the Blackfoot Inn                    5940 Blackfoot Trail SE

!            PASSPORT PACKAGE                 $200 (Save $40 on all events)

OR Register for individual meetings, as per below:

!            Networking Social with Olympic Silver Medalist, Cheryl Bernard – September 20, 2012
             $80 per person or purchase table of 8 for $600 – bring your customers or family
             4:30 pm – 7:30 pm networking, dinner, video presentation & photo op with medal

!            Business Meeting #1 Update with Todd Hirsch, ATB Economist
             $40    Friday, November 23 2012 at 7:45 am

!            Business Meeting #2 TBD
             $40    Friday, February TBD, 2013 at 7:45 am

!            Business Meeting #3 AGM (Topic and speaker TBA)
             $40    Friday, April TBD, 2013 at 7:45 am

!            Business Meeting #4 (potential golf pro)
             $40    Friday, June TBD, 2013 at 7:45 am

All passport holders are allowed substitutions; however the office still needs to be contacted to
advise of this. You will still be required to register for each event as well, so accurate meals can be
ordered, in case you end up not attending a particular event.

Name: _______________________________ Company: ____________________________________
Address: ___________________________________________________________________________
City:     ________________________ Province _______________ Postal Code: _________________
Phone: __________________ Fax: ______________________ Email:_________________________
! Please charge to my credit card:               ! Visa            ! Mastercard            ! AMEX
Card Number: ______________________________Expiry Date: ______________________________
Name on Card: _____________________________Signature: ________________________________

                         All CIPH Calgary Region Events are managed by Associations Plus Inc.
                         Please note that is what will be displayed on your credit card statement.

                CIPH CALGARY REGION PO Box 4520, Station C, Calgary, Alberta T2T 5N3
        Tel: 403-244-4487 Fax: 403-244-2340 Email: Web:
                                   CIPH BC REGION
                                   is pleased to invite you to attend our

Industry Event of theYear
                       to be held prior to the start of CIPHEX West 2012!
               This will be a great opportunity to network with those in attendance
                          from across the Country. Everyone is welcome!

 Tuesday, November 6th, 2012                                    GP Russ Chaney
 5:15 p.m. Reception • 6:00 p.m. Dinner                          began his plumbing apprenticeship while attending
                                                                 university in 1975 later graduating with a Bachelor of
    7:00 p.m. Speaker Presentation                               Arts (BA) Degree in Personnel Management and Labor
       The Vancouver Convention Centre                           Relations. Mr. Chaney later achieved a Degree in
1055 Canada Place, West Summit Level, Vancouver                  Accounting while concluding his plumbing
                                                                 In 1979 he achieved
                                                                 Journeyman status, followed in
                                                                 1981 obtaining licensure as a
                                                                 Master Plumber followed in
                                                                 1984 by achieving his
                                                                 Plumbing Inspector License ~
                                                                 all in the State of New Jersey in
                                                                 the United States of America.
                                                                    Mr. Chaney became
                                                                 involved in the development
We are very honoured to announce our keynote                     and maintenance of model
speaker: GP Russ Chaney, CEO of The International                plumbing and mechanical codes in the mid 1980’s.
Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials                 Since joining The IAPMO Group in 1995 as Chief
(IAPMO) Group of the USA and Chairman of the                     Executive Officer, he has worked to forward IAPMO’s
World Plumbing Council (WPC).                                    public health and safety mission through the
Topic: “ Water, tomorrow’s Oil. “                                promulgation of the Uniform Plumbing, Mechanical and
Today we lose as much water as we consume                        Solar Energy Codes.
resulting in very legitimate concerns over resourcing               Mr. Chaney has been active in the World Plumbing
enough water for our future. Some large urban water              Council since 1995 and has volunteered his time in
distribution systems leak as much as 40% of the                  support of the WPC’s mission to “Unite the world
water produced and many throughout the world lack                plumbing industry ~ to safeguard and protect the
understanding on the urgent need to conserve this                environment and the health of nations, for the benefit
invaluable resource. The global plumbing industry                of all.” He was a member of the WPC Executive Board
can make a huge contribution towards addressing                  from 2002 – 2005, Deputy Chair 2008 – 2011 and 6
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this challenge.                                                  Chairman 2011 – 2013.
                                When:                                                         Plated Dinner Menus
                    Tuesday, November 6th, 2012                                             (Please choose either Salmon or Steak)
                                 Time:                                                          Roasted Carrot and Brie Soup
               5:15 p.m. Reception • 6:00 p.m. Dinner
                  7:00 p.m. Speaker Presentation                                                   Pacific Salmon Filet
                               Where:                                                          with Pink Peppercorn Sauce,
              The Vancouver Convention Centre,                                                 Wild Mushroom Risotto Cake,
       1055 Canada Place, Vancouver • West Summit Level                                          Garden Fresh Vegetables
      Register Early to Save $$$ and to guarantee your seat
                                                                                             Pepper Crusted New York Steak
            as we do expect this event to be sold out!
                                                                                                    (Alberta grain fed)
      Deadline for all registrations is:                                                    with Cognac and Peppercorn Sauce
           October 20th, 2012.                                                            Lemon Herb Roasted Chateau Potatoes
 Cancellation Policy: A full refund less $50 admin fee will be issued
                                                                                                 Fresh Market Vegetables
  for cancellations received up to and including October 24, 2012.
         Substitutions are accepted at any time - no charge.                    Flourless Chocolate Italiano Cake with Burnt Orange Sauce

                                              Registration Details
Early Registration                                                            Late Registration
On or before September 30th                                                   After September 30th
$105.00 per person                                                            $125.00 per person
$790.00 for a table of 8 ($50.00 Discount)                                    $950.00 for a table of 8 ($50.00 Discount)
Please list ALL registrants for name badge purposes.
Please print clearly and include (√) for menu selection and any dietary concerns.
FIRST NAME                         LAST NAME                       COMPANY NAME                     SALMON   STEAK   DIETARY CONCERNS

Total Attendees: __________                 Total Registration Fee: _________
Payment Method:
1. Cheque or M/O payable to CIPH BC Region (Cheque must be received prior to October 20th, 2012).
Mail your cheque & form to: CIPH BC, PO Box 73105 / Evergreen RO, Surrey, BC V3R 0J2

2. Credit Card     ❏ Visa ❏ Mastercard              Fax registration form to CIPH BC Region Office: 604.594.5091
Credit Card Number____________________________________________________ Expiry Date: Month ________ Year ________

Cardholder’s Name: _____________________________________ Cardholder’s Signature: _________________________________
Note: The BC Region office will provide you with receipt of your registration via confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a
confirmation e-mail within two weeks of registering for the event - please contact the BC Region Coordinator,
Kathryn Kubossek at 778.867.5956, e-mail: Receipts will be e-mailed to those that register prior to event date.

Registrant’s Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________
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E-mail Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________________

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