Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Canadian Pet Industry Awards This Friday

The pet industry Summit Awards will be taking place this Friday in Lake Louise, Alberta.  These awards recognize and celebrate organizations and individuals who have dedicated themselves to enhancing the lives of pets and pet families in Canadian communities.  We are proud to announce our member nominees for the 2013 awards.

Retailer Award  
 AJ's Pets and Things: Lisa Badach (BC)
 Planet Paws Pet Essentials: Rodney Habib (Nova Scotia)

Petland (Red Deer, AB): Amy Pawson

 Individual Achievement Award
 Randy Valpy - Pets Plus Us

Breeder Award
Starstruck Labradors: Valina Pope

Communication Award
"In The Dish" Podcast:  Rodney Habib

Product or Service Innovation Award
Pets Plus Us: Randy Valpy

Lifetime Achievement Award 
PIJAC Canada has also nominated Paul Melanson, former Chief Protection Officer & Inspector (retired) of the New Brunswick SPCA for the Lifetime Achievement award.  Paul successfully lobbied the provincial government to license and regulate pet establishments - the first such legislation in Canada.

You can learn more about the award categories at www.tsuas.com/AwardCat.  We congratulate all the nominees for their hard work and will post the results following the event.  Best of luck to all involved.

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