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ASIS Canada Night returns to GSX in Atlanta

By ASIS Canada   

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ASIS International Canada members will be celebrating the 28th anniversary of Canada Night in Atlanta, Ga., this year.

We are excited to announce that the event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, at Hudson Grille, in downtown Atlanta.

Canada Night, hosted by the ASIS Canada Region 6 event committee and supporting sponsors, is excited to hold their annual social mixer event which welcomes close to 1,000 attendees each year.

After a two-year hiatus due to travel and social restrictions, the event will be open to all ASIS Canada and ASIS International members and guests attending the 2022 Global Security Exchange (GSX) and Expo.


“It’s time to get out, reunite and celebrate,” said Jason Caissie, PSP, PCI, CPP, and senior regional vice-president of ASIS Canada.

“The main objective of the event is to provide an informal atmosphere where fellow Canadians and ASIS members working in the security industry can meet and mingle, and get inspired to develop their international network. We are very proud to host this popular annual event for our members and international community. We are grateful to all who support us each year, making it possible for us to contribute to the ASIS Foundation, providing scholarships, grants and research,” said Caissie.

Although Canadian constituents host Canada Night 2022, all attendees at GSX are invited to attend to acknowledge and celebrate our Canadian members and achievements. Canada Night 2022 offers a vibrant atmosphere for all ASIS members and guests to gather. Admission, as well as a complimentary appetizer buffet and late-night pizza will be offered (as available). Drinks may be purchased at the bar.

This not-for-profit event is made possible solely through the generous donations of all our sponsors. For a full listing of all supporting sponsors and event details, please visit

Hudson Grille, downtown Atlanta, next to CNN and the Georgia World Congress Center, is located at 120 Marietta Street, NW. The doors will open at 6 p.m. to Canadian members, followed by the presentation of the Ron Minion Award at 6:30 p.m.

At 7 p.m., the event is open to all ASIS International members and guests with the evening wrap-up at midnight. Admission to enter is free to all attending the GSX conference and guests.

Ron Minion award winners Bill VanRyswyk (2019) and Mark Folmer (2021)

The Ron Minion Award
The 2022 Ron Minion Award will be presented during Canada Night festivities in Atlanta.

The Canadian Security Industry Pioneer award, as it was originally named, was established in the late ’90s to recognize the contributions of ASIS Canadian members who had distinguished themselves through their contributions to the growth and professionalism of the security industry. The security practitioners that initiated the award looked not only at the contributions that individuals made to the Canadian security industry and contributions to ASIS International in Canada but also to ASIS International globally.

Ron Minion, CPP, was the first recipient of the award in 1999. Ron was instrumental in bringing ASIS to Canada.

He, along with others primarily in western Canada, worked tirelessly to establish the first chapter in Edmonton and then in Calgary. Ron passed away after a lengthy battle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The award was renamed in his honour.

Past Winners:
1999 – Ron Minion, CPP
2000 – Denis O’Sullivan, CPP
2001 – Patrick Bishop, CPP
2002 – Dennis Shepp, CPP
2003 – Phill Banks, CPP
2004 – Howard Moster, CPP
2005 – David Tyson, CPP
2006 – Roger Maslen, CPP
2007 – John Rankin, CPP
2008 – Gary Vikanes, CPP
2009 – John Grady, CPP
2010 – Greg Hurd, CPP
2011 – Chris McColm, CPP
2012 – Bill Bradshaw, CPP
2013 – Geoff Frisby, PCI, CPP
2014 – Christina Duffey, CPP
2015 – Dan Popowich, CPP
2015 – Dr. Wayne Boone, CPP
2016 – Patrick Ogilvie, PSP, CPP
2017 – Parnell Lea
2018 – Marie Thibodeau
2019 – William (Bill) VanRyswyk, CPP
2020 – Stéphane Veilleux, CPP
2021 – Mark Folmer, CPP

Canadian Security in an official media partner of ASIS Canada Night.

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