OGMA Newsletter – December 2016
The OGMA held its fall tournament at the prestigious Country Club in Woodbridge at the end of September with over 100 members and guests coming out for an outstanding day on a renowned course followed by an exceptionally good dinner. So impressed were all the attendees that the OGMA has already booked the same venue for Sept. 21, 2017.
Mark your calendar for Jan. 19 and plan on attending our lunch-and-learn seminar at the Richmond Hill Golf Club, Richvale Room. Geza Banfai, a member of the advisory group to the Ontario CLA review team, will be presenting the changes being proposed to the CLA and discuss the benefits of the changes to our industry and how this new law will affect your business in the future once the legislation has been enacted. Workplace Safety and Prevention Services will also be giving us an update on legislation and changes to accessibility and labour laws.
For our spring seminar, Sergei Mihalenko will be presenting an informative seminar on the application of and codes governing the use of glass in railings and balustrades. Dates and details will be forthcoming.
OGMA members have had nothing but rave reviews for the Pipers Heath Golf Club so we’re going to be holding our spring golf tournament there again on May 25, 2017.
– Originally published in Glass Canada Magazine, December 2016 Issue.
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