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2024 OPCEA Golf Tournament

2024-04-09T01:21:37-05:00

Dear OPCEA Members:

Registration is now open for the 2024 OPCEA golf tournament, which is an economical
and relaxing opportunity for you to network with your clients.

We are pleased to announce a new more convenient location for this year’s event. It will
be held at the Royal Ontario Golf Club in Milton

The cost is $240/person ($960/foursome), See below for inclusions.

DATE:
Thursday June 20 th , 2024

LOCATION CHANGE:
Royal Ontario Golf Club – 6378 Trafalgar Rd, Milton, ON L0P 1E0

REGISTRATION:
10:30 AM – 12 noon at the OPCEA desk located at the Main Entrance doors.

BBQ LUNCH:
Available from 11:00 AM

TEE-OFF:
1:00 PM for the 18 hole Shot Gun Event

HOLE SPONSORSHIP:
This will maximize your company’s exposure at the tournament to all participants.
We will proudly display your Company’s name on one of the 18 holes.
To be a Hole Sponsor, all you must do is provide a prize with a minimum $100 value.

Please drop off your prize at the registration table upon arrival, no later than 12:00pm

Any member company not registering a team but would like to sponsor a hole can do so
by emailing the golf coordinators (John Devlin john.devlin@aquafy-wt.com) to make the
appropriate arrangements. Please Note, the sponsorship prize with minimum $100
value must be delivered to John Devlin or an active OPCEA Director minimum one (1)
week prior to the Golf Tournament date.  

REGISTRATION: $240/person. This includes:
 Complimentary driving range balls.
 Barbeque lunch ticket (lunch will be available from 11 AM).

 One adult beverage ticket
 18 holes of golf (4 person Scramble) with shared cart
 A Gourmet Buffet including Flank steak/Herb chicken/Atlantic Salmon dinner, will
be served at 6:00 PM
 Complimentary gift for all registered golfers
 Chance to win any of our hole-sponsored prizes.
To register, click on: https://golf-ems-events.golfems2.com/event/2024-opcea-golf-tournament

(The registration deadline is Friday June 14 th , but we urge you to register ASAP)

NOTE:  OPCEA Members – For those companies inviting guests that need to pay their
own way, please register and pay for all golfers in your twosome or foursome.
Following the tournament, you will be reimbursed by OPCEA, the amount of $75.00 +
HST, for any golfer in your group who utilizes the **Pay-Your-WAY** program.

Individuals interested in **Pay-Your-Way** can register online, please specify your
preference with your Group Captain during the registration process.

Remember: OPCEA provides gifts for each registered golfer, which eliminates the cost
to you to supply gifts for your guests.

We look forward to seeing you and your guests at this year’s OPCEA tournament.
Sincerely,
John Devlin
2024 Golf Tournament Coordinator

John.devlin@aquafy-wt.com

Office:  416-307-2185
opcea@opcea.com

2024 OPCEA Golf Tournament2024-04-09T01:21:37-05:00

OPCEA Annual General Meeting

2024-04-01T23:02:18-05:00

We pleased to invite you to our Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will be taking place on Thursday 25th of April, 2024 at the Mississauga Grand Conference center (35 Brunel Rd, Mississauga, ON L4Z 3E8) from 4pm to 7:30pm.

The AGM will start at 4pm and will be followed by a complementary dinner as a token of gratitude to our members.

Registration for the dinner is required. Up to 2 employees from each member’s company are invited to join the AGM and the dinner.

Kindly confirm your participation to the AGM and the dinner by email to opcea@opcea.com before April 12th, 2024.

The main topics on the AGM Agenda will be:

  • Update on what the OPCEA Board has accomplished in the past year
  • Approval of the new association
  • By-Law Discussion on the future of the association and listening to members input on topics and/or concerns that are of interest to you
  • Approval of the financial statements
  • Approval of the financial reviewers for the next fiscal year
  • Election of new board members

As always, we invite nominations for individuals who are passionate about advancing our organization and contributing to the growth and success of our community. As we continue to navigate the dynamic landscape of our industry, the input and dedication of the committed directors are essential to steering our association towards continued success. If you or someone you know possess the vision, skills and commitment to make appositive impact on OPCEA, we encourage you to submit a nomination for a director position. Serving on the OPCEA Board of Directors provides an excellent opportunity to influence the direction of our association and contribute to the advancement of our shared professional goals.

Nominations can be submitted by March 24th, 2024 and should include a brief biography of the nominee, along with a statement outlining their interest in and qualifications for the position. Submissions can be sent to opcea@opcea.com.

We look forward to meeting all our members on April 25th, 2024!

OPCEA Annual General Meeting2024-04-01T23:02:18-05:00

OMWA at the Education Days & Tradeshow

2024-04-21T22:55:50-05:00

Join OMWA at the Education Days & Tradeshow taking place June 5 & 6 2024 at Casino Rama Resort where there is a chance for 30 exhibitors to promote their equipment.  More information can be found by following this link:

IN PERSON EDUCATION DAYS ARE BACK!! | Ontario Municipal Water Association (omwa.org).

The registration is open to all OPCEA & W3ETAC members immediately and to non-members as of April 10th.  Fill out the attached form and complete payment to register your booth on a first come, first served basis.

Here is the floor plan:

Sponsorships are available, with descriptions below:

Platinum Sponsorship @ $3500 (2 max)

  • 1 double size booth in Rama Hall (main reception/food service area)
  • Option of having a 2nd booth (regular size-no power) in trade show area
  • Verbal recognition when announcing all breaks
  • Visual display of company name, logo, and marketing materials on screens in Rama Hall/Silvernightengale Ballroom/& both CEU training rooms
  • Option to include swag in attendee’s registration gift bag
  • W3ETAC membership 2024 paid in full
  • 2024 OJT session (option to present at the conference or during a regular session)
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement on the OPCEA and OMWA websites & associated social media pages
  • Additional social media marketing/ email blasts
  • 1hr timeslot after tradeshow closes to host an event of your choice in Rama Hall for all attendees.

Gold Sponsorship @ $1250 (8 max)

  • 1 booth (with power-regular size) in trade show area
  • Verbal recognition when announcing Lunch breaks
  • Visual display of company name & logo signage in Rama Hall during lunch service & on screens in Ballroom as part of slideshow
  • Include swag in attendee’s registration gift bag
  • W3ETAC membership 2024 paid in full
  • 2024 OJT session (option to present at the conference or during a regular session)
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement on the OPCEA and OMWA websites & associated social media pages
  • Additional social media marketing/ mention in email blasts

Silver Sponsorship @ $1000

  • 1 booth in trade show area
  • Verbal recognition when announcing Breakfast (end of day 1 and start of day )
  • Visual display of company name & logo signage in Rama Hall during breakfast service & on screens in Ballroom as part of slideshow
  • Include swag in attendee’s registration gift bag
  • W3ETAC membership 2024 paid in full
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement (company name/logo) on the OPCEA and OMWA websites & associated social media pages

Bronze Sponsorship @ $500

  • 1 booth in trade show area
  • Verbal recognition when announcing coffee breaks
  • Visual display of company name & logo signage in Rama Hall at coffee stations
  • Option to include swag in attendee’s registration gift bag
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement (logo) on the OMWA website

For more information or if you have any questions, contact Kris Montgomery (kmontgomery@flowpointsystems.com) or Max Rao (max.rao@aquafy-wt.com).

OMWA at the Education Days & Tradeshow2024-04-21T22:55:50-05:00

Important Dates 2023-2024

2023-05-26T22:35:04-05:00

Dear OPCEA Member:

On behalf of the Ontario Pollution Equipment Control Association (OPCEA), we would like to thank you for your support over the last year. Your support has meant a lot to the association and has allowed OPCEA to continue our services and be a vocal advocate for our members.

We would like to make you aware of some important dates for the upcoming 2023 – 2024 membership year. Please see below:

June 8, 2023

  • OPCEA golf tournament taking place at Cardinal Golf Club in King, ON
  • Link for registration will be available through OPCEA’s website

June 30, 2023

  • 2022-2023 OPCEA membership expiration date

July 1, 2023

  • 2023-2024 OPCEA membership renewal opens
  • Renewal fee for members will be $400 + HST

October 2, 2023

  • Deadline to renew membership for 2023-2024
  • Any member renewing after this date are required to pay a registration fee of $350 + HST, in addition to the membership renewal fee ($400 + HST)

March 1, 2024

  • Advertisement sales open for OPCEA Directory

May 5, 2024

  • OPCEA Directory release date
  • OPCEA Annual General Meeting (AGM)

May 5 to May 7, 2024

  • Annual Conference and OPCEA Exhibition in Niagara Falls, ON
Important Dates 2023-20242023-05-26T22:35:04-05:00

2023 OPCEA Exhibition Recap

2024-04-01T23:00:33-05:00

Max Rao, Aquafy Water Technologies – 2023 OPCEA Exhibition Lead

Once again, the 2023 Annual OPCEA Exhibition was a resounding success. With 109 exhibitors
showcasing equipment and services represented by the OPCEA membership, a great environment was
created whereby delegates, visitors and equipment suppliers could discuss the latest in industry trends. It
is the one time during the busy year when city staff, consultants, and equipment suppliers representing
the most influential companies in the industry are able to come together to talk shop, build on existing
relationships and establish new ones. Positive feedback was received with high traffic volumes seen on
both days of the Exhibition. Events on the tradeshow floor including the Operations Challenge and the
Totally Wasted Game Show kept the exhibition area busy for the full two days.

The OPCEA Reception held on Monday afternoon from 5 to 7 pm offered two beers from a local brewer,
Amsterdam Brewery. Both the Big Wheel Amber and the 3 Speed Lager were a hit with the attendees as
was the complimentary OPCEA beer glass. The donations raised this year once again went to Water for
People with just over $2,600 raised.

On behalf of OPCEA, I would like to thank the participating OPCEA member companies, conference
delegates, visitors, and volunteers for making this year’s sold out show a huge success. We look forward
to seeing everyone next year at the Niagara Falls Convention Centre.

2023 OPCEA Exhibition Recap2024-04-01T23:00:33-05:00

The Passing of Michael Albanese

2023-01-26T22:49:31-05:00


On behalf of the OPCEA Board I am very sad to announce the passing of Michele (Michael/Mike) Albanese on Sunday January 22nd at the still young age of 58. He leaves behind his beloved wife Helma and children Massimo, Adriano and Isabella, his mother Maria and his sister Laura.

Michele graduated with a  Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Florida in 1987.

His family, originally from Abruzzo Italy, emigrated to Canada and Michele first  worked for an OPCEA member company Metcon.  He participated in OPCEA activities on behalf of Metcon and that is how I first met him. He was very impressive individual, bright, serious, very polite and well-mannered and very  knowledgeable.

He passed the exams and became a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.

Mike stuck out on his own when he founded H2FLOW Equipment in 1992. It was while starting his company he volunteered to serve on the OPCEA board and in 1999 he served as President. In 2006 Michael also started H2FLOW Tanks and Systems, a company specializing in liquid storage solutions.

Michael served on a number of committees of the  WEAO representing OPCEA including the Special Events Committee, the Conference Committee and the Seminar Committee. .

His volunteering also included serving as Vice President of the York South Weston Ontario Liberal Association, Trojan Technologies Rep Council Member, Eimco Water Technologies Rep Council Member, the Professional Engineers Ontario – Dufferin Chapter Executive and Newsletter Editor, and as an Engineering Mentor with Skills for Change training for newly arrived foreign engineers.

For his significant contribution to the WEAO Michael was inducted in the 5S Society in 2008.

Although a competitor he was  a good friend, as he was to many others in the industry and his presence will be sorely missed.

Brian Gage

OPCEA past President

The Passing of Michael Albanese2023-01-26T22:49:31-05:00

ConstructConnect: Latest Construction Projects

2022-11-22T01:17:30-05:00

OPCEA Members,

OPCEA is dedicated to assisting member companies in the promotion of their equipment and services to the pollution control market sector of Ontario.  A big part of such promotional activities for our members is the ability to learn about the latest construction projects that require pollution control equipment and services.

For this reason, OPCEA has partnered with ConstructConnect, Canada’s leading provider of construction project information, to bring you unparalleled value in the form of discounts on your purchase of ConstructConnect’s Insight platform.  Insight gives you access to the most comprehensive database of project leads and participants, and the software tools to find and manage your ideal projects.

Until December 31, 2022, OPCEA Members can enjoy the following discounts on select Insight packages:

ConstructConnect Insight Packages Discount %
Ontario – Waste Water Treatment Plants, Water Treatment Plants & Pumping Stations Verticals Only 32%
Canada – Waste Water Treatment Plants, Water Treatment Plants & Pumping Stations Verticals Only 19%
Ontario – Civil, Residential & Commercial Verticals Only 23%
Canada – Civil, Residential & Commercial Verticals Only 20%
Ontario – All Verticals 20%
Canada – All Verticals 20%

Discount Terms: All discounts are calculated on full book rates for product packages that are part of this offer.  These discounts cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers, including ongoing and/or one-time promotional offers and subscription/renewal incentives.  This offer is only available to new subscribers, defined as companies that have not subscribed to ConstructConnect Insight for the 6 calendar months preceding the date of commencement of the new subscription.

We hope you are able to take advantage of these great exclusive OPCEA Member offers from ConstructConnect and find and win more projects!

A representative from ConstructConnect will call you in the coming weeks to discuss your needs, but if you want to take advantage of these offers right away, please send an email to SalesCanada@ConstructConnect.com and mention your OPCEA Discount.

ConstructConnect: Latest Construction Projects2022-11-22T01:17:30-05:00

ConstructConnect partners with MasterSpec – and what this means for our OPCEA Members

2021-02-21T20:46:12-05:00

ConstructConnect now partners with MasterSpec, a product of the American Institute of Architects and the leading software that houses specifications for various products and companies for architects to access and complete the writing of their own specifications.

For example, Wolseley can sign up for an enhanced listing that will list the specs and details of a butterfly valve. If an architect is looking to design a WasteWater Treatment Plant and is need of writing in butterfly valve, then a list of companies would be brought up matching his requirement. This leads to having a products in front of over 10,000 architects without having to reach out to them on a regular basis. Combined with ConstructConnect data, listing your products in MasterSpec will allow you to get in front of architects and engineers earlier, find specific projects where you are specified, and track your success.

This is typically meant for companies that have the ability to sell across Canada and US.

PDF Attachments: 2021 Q1 CC Construction Starts Forecast Report for and the MasterSpecSolutions-QuickInfoSheet.

ConstructConnect partners with MasterSpec – and what this means for our OPCEA Members2021-02-21T20:46:12-05:00

CanaData 2020 Speaker Slides and Recordings

2020-11-03T01:07:58-05:00

The 35th edition of the live, three-day economic conference was held virtually Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The theme of this year’s conference was The Perfect Storm and it focused on forecasts against an unknown COVID-19 backdrop.

Webinar Videos and Presentations are now available to our OPCEA members only, and are password-protected. Should you wish to view them, please send an e-mail to opcea@opcea.com for the password.

Link to Videos and Presentations is available here.

CanaData 2020 Speaker Slides and Recordings2020-11-03T01:07:58-05:00