Monthly Archives: February 2014

Update February 2014

April General Meeting (note change of date)

The April 24th, 2014 General meeting will be held at a new venue the Delta Edmonton South and will be highlighted by a presentation of the new MARS Strategic Plan. A new format will include a meeting prior to the dinner, where the Membership Survey results and the Strategic plan will be presented and discussed with the members. Dinner will follow with a guest speaker to be announced later.

Sponsorship opportunities are now available

If you want to know where the organization is going in the next several years and the critical issues to be addressed plan to attend.

  • Strategic Plan presentation – 5:00 pm
  • Reception – 6:00 pm
  • Dinner & Guest Speaker – 6:45 pm

*New Meeting Location – Delta Edmonton South, Room – 4404 Gateway Boulevard Edmonton
Telephone: 780-434-5298
To register & for event sponsorship click here

MARS Meets With Alberta Government

Representatives from MARS recently met with the new Alberta Minister of Municipal Affairs, Ken Hughes to introduce the Association to the minister. The meeting discussed the current status as well as issues and future direction of the industry and MARS.

A subsequent meeting is planned with Assistant Deputy Minister, Ivan Moore and several other senior department officials to discuss Part 10, other building code matters and the future working relationship between the department and the Association.

A meeting was held between the MARS Technical Committee and Bruce Adair of Alberta Municipal Affairs about the status of Part 10 and possible future approaches to make changes. Future activities will be dependent on decisions taken as a result of the meetings with the Minister and senior government officials.
Watch for future reports.

New Members Introduction

The following are the latest new members of MARS:

  • Convergint Technologies LTD

Please take the time to review their web sites, familiarize yourselves with their capabilities and welcome them when an opportunity arises.

The organization is pleased to have you join our fold and hope that you take an active participation in the organization.

Golf Tournament

This is a first notice that the MARS golf tournament will be held in Red Deer at the River Bend Golf & Recreational Area on June 26th, 2014. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact the tournament chair, Roger Lemieux at Vipco Industries Inc. 403-279-7501 or email at

Registration details will follow next month.

Oilsands Review Magazine – Article on MARS

The February issue of this magazine has an interesting article on what’s happening at MARS.