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Volume 11, Issue 15, April 21, 2011

Association News

Ontario Golf Tournament Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the 42nd Annual CHHMA Ontario Golf Tournament taking place on Wednesday, May 25 at the Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ontario.  The South Course will be available for those wanting to play their own ball, the North Course for scramble teams.  Read More >>

Registration for Western Golf Tournament at Morgan Creek Now Open  

Registration is now open for the 15th Annual CHHMA Western Golf Tournament taking place on Tuesday, June 7 at the Morgan Creek Golf Club in Surrey, B.C.  Tee-off times will be allocated between 11:14 a.m. and 1:17 p.m., followed by dinner and award/prize presentations which will start at 6:30 p.m.  Read More >>

Register Now for the Quebec Golf Classic at Le Club de golf Le Fontainebleau 

Registration started last week for the 36th Annual CHHMA Quebec Golf Classic taking place at Le Club de golf Le Fontainebleau in Blainville, Quebec on May 17.  The event is limited to 144 golfers so sign-up soon.  Read More >>  

Jean-Luc Meunier Breakfast Seminar on May 31, 2011 

The CHHMA is pleased to be presenting Mr. Jean-Luc Meunier, Sr. Vice-President, Affiliate Dealer-Owner Network Development, RONA inc. at an upcoming breakfast seminar in Boucherville, Quebec on Tuesday, May 31.  The breakfast seminar will take place at the Hotel Mortagne, 1228 Rue Nobel, Boucherville, QC J4B 5H1 with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. followed by breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and the presentation from approx. 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  The cost to attend is $65 for CHHMA members, $85 for non-members plus 5% taxes.  Registration will commence in the next few days, so please check your email for further notice or the CHHMA website Upcoming Events section.

Stewardship News

MHSW Reports Due by April 30, 2011 

Stewardship Ontario would like to remind stewards that Q2 2011 MHSW reports on all nine Phase 1 materials are due by April 30, 2011. The Q2 report includes data from January 1, 2011 to March 31, 2011. Q2 payments are due by May 31, 2011.  Effective August 1, 2011, stewards who fail to report and pay fees by the dates specified in Appendix C of the Rules will be subject to a late-reporting penalty calculated at 10% of the fees due and interest on unpaid fees.  Read More >>

Economic News

Inflation Rises to 3.3% in March 

Statistics Canada reported Tuesday that the country's annual inflation rate (Consumer Price Index) accelerated to 3.3% in March after a 2.2% annual increase in February, while core inflation, which factors out volatile items such as energy and food prices, was 1.7%. The CPI reading was the highest since September 2008, and topped economists' expectations.  Read More >>

Home Resales Steady in March 

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) released its latest monthly data last Friday which showed that national resale housing activity held steady in March compared to February.  Seasonally adjusted national sales activity in the first quarter of 2011 was up 4.5% from levels recorded in the fourth quarter of last year, and reached the highest quarterly level in a year.  Read More>>        

Bank of Canada Business Outlook Survey - Spring 2011  

A growing number of Canadian companies are bracing for hotter inflation as energy and food costs increase. The portion of executives who think the inflation rate will rise to 3% or more in the next two years jumped to15% in the Bank of Canada's latest Quarterly Business Survey released earlier in the month.  Read More >>
U.S. Housing Starts Rise 7.2% but Homebuilders' Sentiment Still Negative  

U.S. builders broke ground last month on the most new homes in six months, giving the weak U.S. housing market a slight boost at the start of the spring buying season. Home construction rose 7.2% in March from February to a seasonally adjusted 549,000 units, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.  Read More >>

 CHHMA Events For 2011

Maple Leaf Night
Tuesday, May 10
The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Quebec Golf Tournament
Tuesday, May 17
Le Fontainebleau Golf Club, Blainville, Quebec

Ontario Golf Tournament
Wednesday, May 25
Angus Glen Golf Club, Markham, Ontario

Jean-Luc Meunier, RONA, Breakfast Seminar
Tuesday, May 31
Hotel Mortagne, Boucherville, Quebec

Western Golf Tournament
Tuesday, June 7
Morgan Creek Golf Club, Surrey, B.C.

Night at the Races
Wednesday, June 15
Woodbine Racetrack, Toronto, Ontario

Industry Memorial Golf Classic
Tuesday, September 27
Blue Springs Golf Club, Acton, Ontario

Industry Cocktail
Tuesday, November 29
Location TBA, Montreal, Quebec

To register for all events visit our website at or call Pam Winter at (416) 282-0022 ext.21.


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