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Join CRA Ontario for their next members meeting


Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Cooper Equipment – 5315-A North Service Rd, Burlington ON

Bring your gently used winter clothing for Cooper Equipment's winter clothing drive! 

Click here for more information and the registration form

Cancelled - CRA Atlantic Fall Education Session


The Fall Education Session scheduled for October 2nd has been cancelled. 

Keep checking your emails and our events calendar for more events from your Atlantic Local!

The Rental Show 2017: Register now and pay only $99


Networking, education, Show-Only Specials and more — all reasons why The Rental Show® is the place to be Feb. 26-March 1, 2017, in Orlando, FL.

Access all of it for only $99 per person — if you register by Oct. 31. 

That means for just $99, you can:
•    Connect with more than 675 exhibitors over three days on the trade show floor.
•    Attend 22 educational seminars that cover everything from cybercrime and top HR concerns to customer service, digital marketing and selling your business for top dollar.
•    Take part in the keynote session featuring Jay Leno, comedian, author, car builder and longtime host of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
•    Participate in numerous networking opportunities to improve your business. 

Important networking events not to miss include the:

•    Networking Lunch With ARA: Network and celebrate the volunteer spirit of ARA members from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, when outstanding volunteer leaders will be honored and 2016 Certified Event Rental Professional (CERP) program graduates will be acknowledged.
•    ARA Young Professionals Network Reception: Those between the ages of 18 and 40 are invited to have a great time from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Main Event in Pointe Orlando that offers everything from bowling and laser tag to gravity ropes and games.
•    Canadian Rental Association (CRA) Hospitality Reception: Plan on joining your CRA peers from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar for a fun night of socializing and valuable networking.
•    CRA Annual General Meeting: As a CRA member, you are invited to attend this general meeting that will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at the convention center. Attend to learn more about what is being planned by your CRA board. 
•    Region 10 Reception: Don’t forget this enjoyable regional reception that takes place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27. It’s always a great time to mix and mingle. 
•    ARA Foundation Charity Auction and Reception: From 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, you will have the chance to join your peers and bid on items for your business or home, all while helping out a good cause — the programs of the ARA Foundation. 
•    ARA’s Evening at Universal’s Islands of Adventure™: From 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, enjoy unlimited access to several areas of the theme park. See for complete details. 

Then, after the Show, extend your stay with the three-night Bahamas cruise. The booking deadline for the cruise is Dec. 1.

Take advantage of all that The Rental Show offers. Learn more and register today at

CRA Ontario Announcement & September 2016 Newsletter


During the recent CRA (Ontario) Board Planning Meeting held at Stayner Rental, it was unanimously agreed that up to three Director at Large seats be added to the current Board structure. The new seats will be held by CRA General Members (Rental Operators from the Party and Equipment sectors).
CRA (Ontario) Chairman Colin Wilson (President, A World of Rentals Inc, Kingston, ON), is pleased to announce the appointment of Darryl Lampkin (Vice President, Echo Rental & Supply Ltd., Sudbury, ON) to the position of Director at Large. “We are excited to have Darryl on the Board. He will bring so much to the table”, Wilson stated. “Being an original owner, Darryl understands the business and what Members are looking for in an association”.
Echo Rental & Supply Ltd. was founded by Darryl, his father and brother on April 4, 1983 and will be celebrating its 34thAnniversary in business next year.
On behalf of the entire CRA (Ontario) Membership, the Board welcomes Darryl to his new role and looks forward to his contributions in the upcoming years.
If you are interested in putting your name forward for one of the two remaining Director at Large seats, please contact Colin Wilson at 613.547.4400 or

Please click the link below to download CRA Ontario's September Newsletter

***Correction: CRA Ontario's next meeting will be October 12th, 2016, rather than October 19th as stated in the newsletter

September 2016 Newsletter

CRA Ontario National Director - Nominations needed


Attention CRA Ontario Rental Store Members - we are looking to recruit for the National Director position representing your local. This person will attend the February 2017 board meeting as an observer, and complete their three-year term throughout February 2020. 

Now is the time to think about getting involved in your association!

Please click here for more information and the online nomination form 

Nominations must be received by September 23, 2016. 

CRA Saskatchewan National Director - Now taking nominations


Attention CRA Saskatchewan Rental Store Members - due to the three-year term of your current National Director, Jill Holtsman, coming to an end, we are looking to recruit for the National Director position representing the Saskatchewan local. This person will attend the February 2017 board meeting as an observer, and complete their three-year term throughout February 2020. 

If you know of someone in the Saskatchewan CRA that would be a great candidate, we want to hear from you!

Please click here for more information and the online nomination form 

Nominatons must be received by September 23, 2016. 

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