CAM Mover's Edge, October, 2013

CAM’s 2013 Annual Conference

The 2013 Annual Conference starts this Friday, October 4. Everything is ready. You have registered. Our speakers are prepared. Speeches have been written. All the conference material has been shipped.

All that remains now is to do it!

CAM’s conference will be followed by the International Association of Movers’ 51st Annual Meeting.

The River Rock Casino Resort advises that its concierge is ready to assist you with day trips, tours, local transportation or anything else you may need.

We’ll let you know what everyone thought of the conference program in mid-October.

CAM’s 2013 Annual General Meeting

CAM’s 2013 Annual General Meeting is scheduled for noon on Sunday, October 6, 2013, at the River Rock Casino Hotel & Convention Centre. The agenda for the meeting can be found in the 2013 annual conference flyer (pdf). We’d like to see as many members there as possible.

Federal Government’s Contract for Household Goods Moving Services

On September 4, 2013, representatives of Canada’s major van lines, moving companies and the Canadian Association of Movers met with representatives from Public Works & Government Services Canada in Ottawa. Information on this meeting was reported to you on September 6.

The Government presented its new Business Distribution Proposal that will be part of the upcoming RFP. A draft of the RFP was promised for this fall. As it currently stands, the Canadian moving industry is waiting to see what the new RFP will look like.

Canadian Federation of Independent Business

The partnership between CAM and CFIB has been up and running for a few months now and many of you have already joined the CFIB to take advantage of their cost-saving benefits. CAM members receive membership fee reductions that can offset the cost of CAM membership. Read about the CFIB on our website and make the commitment to join – it can only do you good!

The Canadian Mover — CAM’s Magazine and Directory

CAM’s magazine and directory – The Canadian Mover – will be going to press in mid-October. Please review your listing in the previous issue (spring 2013) or online. Please let us know of any changes that need to be made – edits, additions and/or deletions.

CAM’s 2013 Golf Tournament

CAM’s 2013 Golf Tournament was held on September 16 at the Richmond Hill Golf Club. Sixty golfers in 15 foursomes attended. The results speak for themselves – everyone agreed that the food was great and that they would like to come back to this golf course next year.

New Members

We welcome Jean Guy Brault Déménagement of Laval, Québec, who joined CAM in September.

Business Closing

Milne’s Moving & Storage Ltd. in Regina, SK, will be closing its doors on October 18. We wish Rob Milne and his crew all the best in their future plans.

Job Opportunities

Several new job opportunities have been posted in the Employment section of CAM’s website. Check them out.

IF YOU HAVE NEWS THAT CANADA’S MOVING INDUSTRY SHOULD KNOW ABOUT, please let us know and we will include it in upcoming issues of this newsletter.