The Canadian Office Products Association will be hosting its Awards show on Thursday, November 7, 2019, following day one of the COPA Making Waves Conference. The fun is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. at The Vue in Toronto, ON. This year’s event will highlight two award categories: Excellence in Leadership and Longstanding Service Recognition. 

This cocktail event will continue to focus on network building, celebration and a little fundraising with our popular gift card basket draw and fashionable winter scarves sale. You can put your silly face on at the photo booth and have fun with the on-site magician as you work the room. And, as always, you will keep well-fed and hydrated with numerous food stations and an open bar. 

2019 Awards Recipients

This year we will be recognizing 15 longstanding employees from the OP industry; that’s a group representing 476 years of service in this sector! Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to these individuals who have contributed to the longevity of the OP industry in Canada!

Longstanding Service Recognitions are going to:

Brian Burke
Mary Holmes
Debra Beauregard
Rick Gronman
Teresa Harvey

Staples Business Advantage
Angela Corrente
Manon Charbonneau
Diane Morin
Diane Bergen
Christine Dunn

Staples Business Advantage
Jane Herlick
Wayne Zack
Deandra Suderman
Claudette Barton
Anne Delisle

Also, a special thanks to Beatties and Staples Business Advantage for taking the time to honour their devoted employees!

In addition to the Longstanding Service Recognition awards, we’ll have two special guests of honour at this event: Doug Cowie of Grand & Toy and Joanne Quesnel of Novexco. Cowie and Quesnel are COPA’s Excellence in Leadership recipients for 2019. If you haven’t read their inspirational stories, you should! Access them here.

Congratulations to the 2019 COPA Award recipients who embody the best of what our industry represents! Join them on November 7th at A Night at the COPA to celebrate their achievements. 

Event Details

Tickets are still available at $200 + HST per person. For groups of 8 or more, ask Nicole Gamble about our group discount! Tickets can be reserved at or by purchasing online here. If you’ve registered for the Making Waves Conference, then your ticket to A Night at the COPA is already included! 

The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. at The Vue (195 Galaxy Blvd., Toronto, ON  M9W 6R7). Dress in business casual and wear comfortable shoes to avoid hindering your room cruising ability! If you have any questions, just reach out to Nicole at the above email address. 

Can’t wait to see you there!