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Volume 11, Issue 16, April 28, 2011

Association News

Join Us in Las Vegas at Maple Leaf Night!  
If you are attending the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas (May 10-12), be sure to come out to Maple Leaf Night on Tuesday, May 10, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., at the Mirage Hotel & Casino.

This always popular social event is open to CHHMA members ($160 CDN, $200 CDN at the door) and Canadian retailers (complimentary). It is the ideal place to be to mix and mingle with your fellow Canadian colleagues and customers while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Click here for further info or to register.  Hope to see you there!

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.  Read More >>

Register Now for the Quebec Golf Classic at Le Club de golf Le Fontainebleau
The 36th Annual CHHMA Quebec Golf Classic taking place at Le Club de golf Le Fontainebleau in Blainville, Quebec on Tuesday, May 17, 11:30 a.m. shotgun start.  The cost to attend is $300 for CHHMA members, $350 for non-members and includes brunch, golf, cart, dinner and wine plus there will be $10,000 worth of prizes and gifts. Hole sponsorships are available for $325 and tickets can also be purchased for dinner only at a cost of $110.  Read More >>

Ontario Golf Tournament at Angus Glen on May 25  

The 42nd Annual CHHMA Ontario Golf Tournament is being held at the Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ontario on Wednesday, May 25.  The cost to attend is $245+HST for CHHMA members and includes breakfast, golf, followed by an executive lunch, awards and prizes. Each golfer will also receive a pair of golf shoes.  Read More >>

Western Golf Tournament at Morgan Creek on June 7 

The 15th Annual CHHMA Western Golf Tournament is 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.  The cost to attend is $230+HST for CHHMA members, $255+HST for non-members and $80+HST for dinner only.  

Economic News

Consumer Confidence Rises in Canada

The Conference Board of Canada said on Wednesday that consumer confidence rose in April as more people felt ready to make a major purchase and their outlook on jobs improved.   Read More >>

Retail Sales Increase 0.4% in February 

Last Thursday, Statistics Canada reported that retail sales rose 0.4% in February from January to $37.3 billion, offsetting most of the decline in January. Retail sales were up 3.7% from February 2010.  Read More >>

Composite Leading Index Up 0.8% in March 

Statistics Canada's composite leading index rose 0.8% in March to 252.6, after a 1.1% gain in February. Eight of ten components advanced in March. The stock market (+2.2%) and the housing index (+2.0%) posted the largest gains.  Read More >> 
U.S. Housing Market News

U.S. single-family home prices fell for an eighth straight month in February according to the closely watched S&P/Case Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas. Meanwhile, sales of new U.S. single-family homes increased more than expected in March and the supply of new houses on the market hit their lowest level since August, 1967.  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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"Eye On Our Industry" is published by the CHHMA as an information resource for our members. Member input regarding content and format is welcomed. Please contact Michael Jorgenson by email:, or call at (416) 282-0022, ext. 34. CHHMA is located at 1335 Morningside Ave., Suite 101, Scarborough, ON, M1B 5M4

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