Sep 21 & 22, 2018
Canalta Jurassic Hotel & Cretaceous Conference Center Drumheller Alberta
AARDA 2018 Convention & AGM is in the history books. It was held in Drumheller on Sep 21 and 22, 2018. Over 80 people registered for this year’s event. Thanks to the great support of our sponsors, and the participation of our membership, it was a very successful weekend. Activities kicked off Friday night with the welcome reception featuring a silent Auction, comprised of items from the Tyrrell Museum gift shop. Our sponsors had table top displays and greeted the registrants with a variety of swag items and a few beverages for their enjoyment. Following is a list of the sponsors who made this convention so successful:
Big House Converters
Impact Auto Auctions
Wholesale Auto Parts Warehouses
Eagle Tech Recycling
Coreline Auto Parts
Baan Power Train Corp
The Battery Doctor
Saturday’s agenda was kicked off by guest speaker, Ed MacDonald from Maritime Auto Salvage in Truro Nova Scotia. Ed always brings a great understanding of the industry and current issues, and he presents in a very captivating and entertaining style. AARDA thanks Ed for volunteering his time to join us for the convention.
The balance of the morning was comprised of presentation from Hollander, ELV Select and Big House Converters.
Following the lunch break an OHS presentation covered new Alberta regulations, safety prevention, and general work place safety concerns to be considered.
Next up was AMVIC, followed by Service Alberta. Both agencies talked about the Auto recycling industry in Alberta and how AMVIC and AARDA are working together to look at the requirements to hold an auto recyclers licence in Alberta. These were both very positive and encouraging sessions that promise to bring about some much-needed change in Auto recycling licencing.