CGC enjoys another great year

October 09, 2012
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Oct. 9, 2012, Niagara Falls — It was another very successful year for the Canadian Greenhouse Conference, the second in its new home in the Scotiabank Convention Centre.

Most seminar rooms were full in each of the two days, the pre-conference bus tour was sold out, and the trade show was wall-to-wall with innovations, new varieties and services.

Anna Ball of Ball Horticultural Company delivered the keynote address, discussing Trends In The Industry.

This year's Volunteer Appreciation award was presented to Sandy Carlton (Plant Products), a longtime CGC trade fair committee member. Making the presentation was committee colleague Allan vanStaalduinen (Ball).
Six exhibitors were honoured for their creative work, earning Best Booth awards.

• Erie Greenhouse Structures Inc. (single booth, 100 sq. ft.)
• Thermo Energy Systems ( booths between 101 – 300 sq. ft.)
• Machinerie S. B. Inc. (booths greater than 300 sq. ft.)

• RZH Canada Ltd. (single booth, 100 sq. ft.)
• Fides Oro ( booths between 101 – 300 sq. ft.
• Aris Horticultural Services – Canada (booths greater than 300 sq. ft.)

Next year's conference will be held Oct. 9-10, again at the Scotiabank Convention Centre.

CGC committee member Wayne Brown, with Will Dendekker and Ron Vanderschee, of Erie Greenhouse Structures.

John Quiring of ThermoEnergy Systems, with Brown.

Brown, with Helene Tougas and Sylvain Bourdon of S.B. Machinerie.

Brown and John DeVries of Rijk Zwaan.

Judy Born and Brown at Fides booth.

Brown and Tom Armstrong of Aris.

Sandy Carlton, at left, is presented with a Volunteer Appreciation gift by Allan vanStaalduinen of the CGC.

The Niagara College career corner was a popular place throughout the conference.

New Varieties, both vegetables and ornamentals, lined much of one wall in the trade show.

Part of the New Products display area ...

 ... and the second display case.

A pair of draws were held the second day. I-Pad winner Sabrina Fluit is congratulated by CGC trade fair committee member Lorne Osborne (Gro-Bark), who also presented Jason Wierenga with his $500 prize. Smiles all around!


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