Tuesday, September 17, 2013

PIJAC Canada's 25th Anniversary Gala

PIJAC Canada's 25th Anniversary Gala was a night to remember.   Who knew a room full of industry people could have so much fun.   Laughter encompassed the evening.  Between the death defying juggling, crazy visual tricks and the antics of Master of Ceremonies, Robert Church, guest were treated to a delectable meal and humorous video messages of congratulations from industry leaders across Canada and around the globe.  Combined with the fun was an feeling of appreciation.  For PIJAC Canada it was thankfulness for all the companies who have worked so diligently to build the industry.   

The Gala also afforded an opportunity for the Council to recognize five  long-standing directors on the PIJAC Canada Board for their dedicated leadership.

Keith Burgess (Pet Paradise) President                                   15 years

Peter Hoeper ( Pisces Exotic Pet Emporium) Vice President      19 Years

Paul McGrath (Burgham Sales) – Treasurer                            19 Years

Tom Ferguson ( Nature Pet Centres) – Director                      16 Years

Jimmy Harrison (Pets Unlimited) – Director                           15 Years

Special thanks to Kassandra May for her photographic services
 “Born out of a love of pets, this industry is a vibrant and integral part of pet families across the country. This may be an anniversary for PIJAC Canada but more importantly it is an opportunity for us to applaud our supporters, those with vision, drive, determination and above all a passion for what they do and who they serve.” says Executive Director, Louis McCann.  “We are deeply proud of our members for taking the extra step in their businesses to get involved and work collectively to build something positive through PIJAC Canada."

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