Fall 2019

 

Welcome to the autumn edition of the Insite Magazine! 

Summer, or the version we called summer this year in Edmonton, was eventful for CCI North Alberta. 

In July we held our annual strategic planning session with the Board of Directors. This all-day meeting is held to re-focus and re-prioritize our goals for the upcoming year. Facilitated by the amazing Gord Shepherd with Meeting Leadership Inc., the Board was able to prioritize membership growth and increased membership benefits as key indicators of success. We will continue this upcoming year in our role of being the primary organization that educates the condominium industry, boards, and owners on the condominium regulations in the lead up to its implementation in 2020. Our advocacy work is ongoing to address unintended consequences and administrative burden related to the regulations. It will be much of our focus this fall on behalf of our membership. 

On the social side, CCI North Alberta held its Annual Golf Tournament on August 21, 2019 at the Mill Woods Golf Course. The weather was amazing! The event was sold out a month in advance, and fully sponsored once again. Much thanks to BFL Canada, led by Hamish Farmer of the Edmonton BFL Office who were the title sponsor for this tournament. CCI North Alberta raised over $3000 for the Edmonton Food Bank along with many donated food items to help assist those in need.  Many thanks to all who attended, the organizing committee and volunteers for running a very successful event, and our fantastic staff members, Alan Whyte and BeverleyThornton ! 

Our Annual General Meeting is just around the corner, on October 8, 2019. I would encourage all members to join me as we mingle and network, celebrate our successes, elect a new Board of Directors, and learn about the latest updates from our lawyer panel on the upcoming legislative changes.

Finally, a well-deserved thanks is extended to retiring members of the Board of Directors Brian Shedden and Hugh Willis for all of their efforts on behalf of CCI North Alberta. Brian is focusing his time as an Executive of CCI National, while Hugh will continue his extremely valuable work on the Government Advocacy Committee as Co-Chair. CCI North Alberta and its membership are very appreciative of all that has been achieved due in part to the work driven by both of you, and we are excited that both members remain in our organization in different capacities. 

 

Anand Sharma
President
CCI North Alberta