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2011 CAMA E-Brief Partner: May 1, 2011            

We are in full swing as we finalize plans for the Annual CAMA Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia from May 30th to June 1st, 2011.  Don't forget that the only way to sign up is to register on-line.   Have your credit card ready.  For those wishing to pay by cheque, register online then forward payment to the CAMA National Office.  Registration is open until May 23, 2011.
To register as a Delegate:
To register as a Partner:
The full Conference Program is available on the CAMA Conference website at

Calling all Golfers!

Don't miss this must do event for all golfers.  Join us for the Annual CAMA Golf Tournament at Avon Valley Golf Course on Monday May 30, 2011.    The registration fee includes transportation to the golf course, Green Fees, a Power Cart, Full Breakfast, and a BBQ Steak Lunch. Don`t forget the $10,000 HOLE IN ONE GRAND PRIZE sponsored by Portage Mutual Insurance and MacDonald Chisholm Trask!  The cost is $125.00+ HST.  Registration is open until May 23rd, 2011 and is available on-line at:  Full refunds up to May 16th, 2011, however no refunds after that day.  Substitutions will be allowed.  

For club rentals, call the Avon Valley Golf Course directly at 902-798-2673 and clearly note the type of clubs required (i.e. Men/Ladies Right/Left).  You will be asked to provide a Visa/Mastercard number which will be charged the day of the tournament. The cost for rentals is $19.00 plus taxes/person.    For more information on this beautiful course visit:

Welcome Frank Cowan Company Ltd. - Conference Partner

We are pleased to announce that Frank Cowan Company Ltd. will be the Breakfast Partner on Tuesday May 31, 2011.  Frank Cowan Company is a leader in providing specialized insurance and risk management solutions for organizations in the municipal, healthcare, education, and community and social service sectors.  See their on-line history book at:  Delegates won't want to miss this breakfast -- iPad door prize will be drawn!  


Welcome Trade Show Exhibitors! 

We are pleased to announce the following exhibitors:

1. LED Roadway Lighting Ltd

LED Roadway Lighting Ltd. is a world leader in the development of energy efficient and environmentally friendly light emitting diode based (LED) lighting. Innovations in optics, thermal management, and design for longevity to maximize return on investment have been the cornerstone of our design.     

2. RCMP Complaints Commission

The RCMP Complaints Commission is an independent agency created by Parliament to ensure that public complaints made about the conduct of RCMP members are examined fairly and impartially.

3. Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions serves both enterprise and government customers with core markets in public safety government agencies and commercial enterprises. Our leadership in these areas includes public safety communications from infrastructure to applications and devices such as radios as well as task-specific mobile computing devices for enterprises. We produce advanced data capture devices such as barcode scanners and RFID products for business. We make professional and commercial two-way radios for a variety of markets, and we also bring unlicensed wireless broadband capabilities and WLAN to enterprises.

4. Taco Canada Ltd.

Taco, develops and manufactures innovative and highly energy efficient heating and cooling systems for commercial and residential properties. Its wide range of hydronic and radiant systems and components includes pumps, heat exchangers, expansion tanks, flow measurement devices, air separators and valves, and zone control products. The Taco iWorX control system provides a unique and highly cost effective solution for energy management and comfort.

5. GeoSurf Inc.

GeoSurf specializes in the design and development of desktop, web-based, and mobile geographical information systems (GIS) applications. Our capabilities are particularly suited for use by government and companies in the utility or oil and gas industries. GeoSurf offers creative GIS solutions at competitive prices including a complete end-to-end solution for collecting 3D street level imagery, developing applications, and delivering visually impressive and spatially accurate results for any application through a partnership with Earthmine Inc.

6. Open Business Process Inc.

As an SAP Gold Partner, Open Business Process offers Subject Matter Expertise and Consulting in Business, Functional and Technical Services across world class platforms such as SAP and SAP Business Objects. We are an innovative and proven leader in providing efficient integrated Business Process, Business Intelligence and Collaboration Solutions to a wide range of sectors including telecoms, manufacturing, consumer products, public sector, health sector, oil & gas, utilities, and financial services.


Privacy Policy Initiated

Our members are our most valuable asset.  We are aware of the trust you place in us, and it is our responsibility to ensure that we are able to protect your privacy.   As part of this responsibility, we feel it is important to establish a Privacy Policy.  A special thanks to Mr. Ron Shaw, CAMA Treasurer and Board member; Mr.  Dennis Perlin, Chief Administrative Officer of the Town of Halton Hills and Mr. Paul Stapleton, City Administrator of the City of Fredericton for their work on this process. The CAMA Privacy Policy will be implemented by the National Office throughout the summer months.

Ambassador Program Survey

Does your community have an Ambassador Program, and if so, how many members?
The City of Fredericton founded its Fredericton Business Ambassador Program in 2003 to engage residents in promoting Fredericton during their meetings and travels to help attract opportunities and investment to the City.  The team is approaching 500 members, which comprises business people, professional recruiters, newcomers, ex-pats and citizens at-large.   We are interested in knowing:

  1. If you have a program, so we can gauge how many Canadian programs are now in existence;
  2. What is your current membership; and
  3. When was your program established? 

This information would be appreciated by Tuesday, May 3, 2011.  For further information please contact:   Laurie Guthrie, Economic Development Officer-City of Fredericton at: or call 1-877-460-8326 .

Welcome New Members

Welcome to the following new member:

Marie Pretty, Executive Assistant to the CAO, Town of Paradise, NL

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