Last week I mentioned, I packed my family (Dawna, Travis, Natalie & Victoria) in the van & headed for Ottawa to participate in a FITT steering committee meeting. So, instead of heading straight home we took the scenic/direct route through Canada & the United States. We first spent some extra time in our nation’s capital. We then headed out and experienced our Canadian winter … After we filled up with Quebec’s unforgettable winter experience (A must see for anyone with warm clothes) we headed east through Maine, USA where we saw much wildlife during our scenic drive. We stayed in Ottawa for the weekend to visit the Canadian Museum of Nature. Where we learned about the unique nature of the Arctic & Antarctic plus their role as indicators of climate change, don’t forget Polar Bears & Penguins. Then we went back in time to view 30 complete skeletons
Monthly Archives: February 2011
FITT steering committee in Ottawa
I was very proud to be asked to participate in a steering committee this week in Ottawa. Where we reviewed the results of a pre-assessment from an international trade study & made recommendations of actions for the FITT (Forum for International Trade Training) Board of Directors. These actions will improve Canada’s International Trade Performance (where 2/3 of the Canada’s economy is focused) by improving our human resources for trade, through education and training. I would like to thank Caroline Tompkins, Bill Neil & the rest of the committee for a great meeting. I look forward to attending the next meeting in March (If they’ll have me). Some of the challenges that were determined from the study were: 1) Raise awareness of the importance of International Trade to Canada. 2) Align
Trail Blazer offers 4-piece Pruning Sets.
As you visit the stores you will notice the winter products are becoming scarce and the Spring items are hitting the shelves. Including Trail Blazer’s Lawn & Garden Products. There is no difference at Trail Blazer as our team works hard at getting products to our valuable partners. One of our larger requirements is our Telescopic Anvil Lopper with a 3″/7.6cm Cutting Capacity. This product is available in 280 Sam’s Club locations through-out the United States. Costco will be offering our Telescopic Bypass Lopper & Ratchet Hand Pruner in 112 locations through-out the United States for the first time this spring. The demand for Combo packages & assortments have been growing with the addition of Costco US & requests from Menards. Closer to home,
Pruning after Snow Bows & Breaks Trees
If you were one of the dedicated souls that went to work in Nova Scotia this week, you got to enjoy snow covered roads … did I mention I love my Jeep. There was also lots of blowing snow & cold wind. I also prefer to be in my Jeep but David Boudreau, our Sales manager, loves his sports car … it took us over 30 minutes to push the car out of the parking lot, in the heart of the storm & cold! Guess who was outside the car pushing! When you got home at night … 40 centimeters of snow was waiting for you. Unless someone in your home works somewhere that had snow days … Like my kids