Canadian Security Magazine

Canada Night 2012 – Oh, what a party!

By Kathy Macdonald   

Features Opinion

ASIS Canada Night 2012 in Philadelphia was a fantastic night of food, fun and games. On Sunday, Sept. 9, at the popular sports-themed venue Field House Sports Bar, more than 900 Canada Night enthusiasts enjoyed unique pub-fare, a selection of table games and the celebration of the Region 50 much-coveted Ron Minion Pioneer Award. The event also raised funds for the Canadian security industry.

As Region 50 creates a new path of collaboration, partnership and increased advocacy at a national level, with the help of Canada Night, it is starting to gather resources to better serve the growing interests of Canadian security professionals and practitioners. Security professional and practitioner Bill Bradshaw, CPP, and the recipient of the 2012 Ron Minion Pioneer Award agrees. “Canada Night was amazing this year thanks to the hard work of volunteers, generous sponsors, and the many folks who attend Canada Night each year to celebrate success in the industry.”

This success may be shared by all in Region 50 in the coming months through an upcoming vote to all ASIS members throughout Canada on the future direction of the region.

Above all though, Canada Night could not be possible without the generous sponsorship and donations from the title sponsors Cansec Systems, Stanley Security, PPM 2000, iView Systems, and Securitas as well as more than a dozen other corporate sponsors and participating ASIS chapters. We would also like to make mention and a special thank you to the Greater Philadelphia ASIS Chapter which supplied several volunteers who worked tirelessly throughout the evening to greet, welcome and register each and every of the 900-plus attendees as they entered the venue.  

As the planning of Canada Night in Philly winds down, the volunteer committee that organizes this event is gearing up for next year’s conference in Chicago. If you are interested in volunteering on this committee or becoming a sponsor of the event please call Michael Callaghan at 403-542-6628 or e-mail

See you in the Windy City!

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