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Roadshow: Canada

10th Anniversary of the Canadian Road Show

Today we start our 10th Road Show year.

We were much younger when we first did the roadshow in Canada.

It started at the Sylvia Hotel in Vancouver. Carlos and I put together a great mix of product, presented in the suite – very cool. Packed the rental Caravan to the roof and drove through the mountains in January to continue in Calgary and Edmonton.

Central Canada Road Show - London, ON

Central Canada Road Show – London, ON

Many shows have passed… good times, like the mouse running through the restaurant in one location, or enjoying the sunrise in Halifax and Victoria. Lunch in Kamloops with long time customer and friend of Chief. Driving in the dark through Roger’s Pass with Allison – OMG I’m glad it was dark that year.

I love the chance to catch up with customers throughout Canada – which I don’t get to do often enough, so when it happens, I truly appreciate it.

Central Canada Road Show - London, ON

Central Canada Road Show – London, ON

Here’s to a new year, re-inventing our show each time is my challenge, and our product team makes that easy. New brands have been added, expanding our base of friends.

Milestone, Thank you for the opportunity to keep doing these tours.

Dave

P.S. Here’s a little flashback to 2010, nice work in front of the Camera Dave.    – Allison

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Lobsters, and Parking and Goats… Oh My!

What a great kick off to a week in Eastern Canada for our Annual Road Show. Mike Snizinsky hosted myself and Rhen Taylor, Senior Product Manager Da-Lite, in Halifax for Monday and Tuesday of this week. Set up went well, but very warm. The humidity was a kind and gentle 94% on Sunday evening for our setup. This prompted Rhen to rework the Halifax city motto to Liberté, Égalité, Humidité.

Great visit with Backman Vidcomm to start off the Eastern Road Show

Great visit with Backman Vidcomm to start off the Eastern Road Show

 

We had visits from Backman Vidcomm, Basil AV, Graybar, 3D Datacom, Vistacare, and Think Imaging. Thanks for the great visits! Always fun to hear about the projects going on across the country.

The Citadel front gate, a.k.a. Ft. George.

The Citadel front gate, a.k.a. Ft. George.

We had a bit of time to head over to The Citadel, though it was closed. It was a great hill walk, and view of the city. Cruise ships coming into harbor and all of the new construction happening in downtown Halifax.

Panoramic view of downtown Halifax.

Panoramic view of downtown Halifax.

Rhen scored a Halifax Hattrick on this trip, having the local lobster for all three meals, this was quite a feat.

Halifax Hattrick Champion - Rhen Tay,lor

Halifax Hattrick Champion – Rhen Taylor

Our Road Show truck and trailer had some adventures this trip as well, we thought our first parking lot was quite a way from the hotel, until the parking authority called and asked us to move due to a private event being held in the lot. We found a Rona/Shopper’s Drug Mart about 10kms from the hotel, only took me 2.5 hours, where they were comfortable to stay for the afternoon, THANKS to them, even if they didn’t realize we visited.

Our Truck and Trailer, spending the afternoon at Rona and Shopper's Drug Mart.

Our Truck and Trailer, spending the afternoon at Rona and Shopper’s Drug Mart.

And finally, our lunch/sometimes dinner spot was right beside the hotel. The staff were great, thank Anthony & Lindsay! The food was great, with many kinds of Mac N’ Cheese. Even their custom bar top had Da-Lite bowties embedded in it. The Rusty/Roasted/Stubborn Goat. (Mike’s short term memory isn’t what it used to be).

The Stubborn Goat (the actual name, not one of Mike's mis-remembered monikers).

The Stubborn Goat (the actual name, not one of Mike’s mis-remembered monikers).

We started out bright and early this morning for Quebec City… should be a full day drive. Good-bye Halifax, we’ll miss your narrow roads (not really), and your lobster.

MacDonald Bridge, on our way out of Halifax to Quebec City

MacDonald Bridge, on our way out of Halifax to Quebec City

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Road Show Heading East

The latest pictures from the Road Show.

Edmonton school

Edmonton Public School Board installers join Allison first thing in the morning for a tour, in Edmonton, AB.

LLoydminster

Alberta Saskatchewan border in Lloydminster which is a border town straddling both provinces. 

Rhen

Rhen after a full day of tours. 

Calgary

The truck and trailer at Allison’s fave breakfast spot in Calgary, The Galaxie Diner as seen in the movie Snow Day. 

Washing time

Dave taking a moment to make the trailer sparkle. 

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Road Show Reaches the Coast

The road show reached Vancouver with plenty of time for sight seeing.

 

shrimp and salmon

Shrimp and Salmon for sale at Steveston Pier Sunday Fish Market. 

cinemaplex

Marine Gateway Cineplex Theatre panoramic shot. Menu boards using Chief LWM product and video wall using ConnexSys. 

urchins

Red Sea urchin for sale at Steveston Pier Sunday Fish Market.

sea lions

Sea Lions hoping for some fish to be thrown their way at the Steveston Pier

Vancouver Road Show

Vancouver Road Show setup in panorama. At the Pacific Gateway Hotel. 

Cherry blossoms

Beautiful sunny morning view at breakfast before heading down the highway towards Calgary. The cherry blossoms are out on the tree behind. Thank you BC. 

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Western Canada Road Show Route

Our route will begin in the west this year and head East, so that our trailer ends up back at head office in Barrie, ON. With the help of Vance, our fearless driver, the truck is currently in Moose Jaw, SK for a little relaxation at the spa, and then onwards towards Vancouver where David Galos and Allison Cooney will pick her up at the airport and then head over to Victoria by ferry for our first stop on Monday next week.

Western Canada Chief & Da-Lite Road Show Route Map, 2016.

Western Canada Chief & Da-Lite Road Show Route Map, 2016.

If you see our truck and trailer, be sure to honk and wave, Vance is a really nice guy. Caution, we haven’t warned him of this yet, so he may look at you and think you’re crazy.

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Here we go again!

Hello Western Canada, we’re coming for a visit to a city near you! Our truck and trailer are already headed to the left coast and we hope you’ve signed on to come out to the show. Please book in using the booking links below, one ticket for your whole group will suffice.

Truck and Trailer heading to Victoria for 2016 Chief & Da-Lite Road Show

Truck and Trailer heading to Victoria for 2016 Chief & Da-Lite Road Show

Dates and Booking links are shown below. Don’t miss out, we’re almost sold out in a couple of cities already.

Victoria – April 4
Vancouver – April 6, 7 & 8

Calgary – April 11 & 12
Edmonton – April 14 & 15

Saskatoon – April 18
Regina – April 21

Winnipeg – April 25 & 26
Thunder Bay – April 28

If you can’t join us in April, we’ll be at InfoComm. Come see Chief & Da-Lite in the same booth, #C5408. Email me to book a tour.

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AV and PMs and Blue Jays, Oh My!

Toronto week is upon us, and Allison Cooney has joined David Galos on the Road Show. (he’s lucky to have her muscle for moving the gear).

AVI-SPL Toronto Team and Allison looking spooked by her new selfie stick.

AVI-SPL Toronto Team and Allison looking spooked by her new selfie stick.

We’re set up at the Courtyard by Marriott by the Toronto Pearson Airport for fours days this week, as dealers and customers from around Toronto come to see us.

Go Go Gadget arms! Dave touring Rave AV through the changes to FUSION.

Go Go Gadget arms! Dave touring Rave AV through the changes to FUSION.

 

In the evenings we are getting to keep up on our recent election for Prime Minister of Canada (congrats to Justin Trudeau), as well as how the Toronto Blue Jays are faring in the MLB Playoffs. (VERY well last night).

Blue Jays win game three against KC.

Blue Jays win game three against KC.

Many more customers to see… we’ve only just begun.

Commercial Business Services Team around LCM1U.

Commercial Business Services Team around LCM1U.

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Bonsoir Montréal!

On vous souhait une bonne nuit, Montréal! C’etait un journée chargée et on vous remercie!

Bonne nuit Montréal!

Bonne nuit Montréal!

We’re on our way to Ottawa! See you bright and early in the morning!

Ottawa - Parliament Hill

Ottawa – Parliament Hill

Hope to see you at the Hilton Garden Inn.

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Road Show 2015 – Eastern Canada

The Canadian Milestone Road Show is back! This morning, we’ve begun a week in Montreal and Ottawa. As we’ve had some changes in plans this year, the Road Show is somewhat smaller, in Toronto the week of Oct. 18, and Western Canada will occur in April of 2016.

David Galos and Mike Snizynsky are all set up in Montreal, and made their way over the weekend, passing some familiar sites along the way.

The "Northern" Big Apple

The “Northern” Big Apple

They are all set and already touring groups, if you’re not yet at the event… or booked in, please do so at this link for Montreal, Ottawa, or Toronto. If your city looks all booked up, email mike.snizynsky@milestone.com for Montreal and Ottawa, or david.galos@milestone.com for Toronto, they may still be able to fit you in.

Here are some of the “little” goodies they have to show you this year.

LWM - FUSION Wall mounted menu board system, IDEA Screen and Parallax, Ambient Light Rejecting Surface.

LWM – FUSION Wall mounted menu board system, IDEA Screen and Parallax, Ambient Light Rejecting Surface.

 

Da-Lite Fast Fold Deluxe, Da-Lite ViewShare, and a Project-O-Stand.

Da-Lite Fast Fold Deluxe, Da-Lite ViewShare, and a Project-O-Stand.

CHIEF's Kontour ergonomic desktop arms, SMART's Kapp 42" on a PFCUS Cart and our XPAUS XL Mobile Cart.

CHIEF’s Kontour ergonomic desktop arms, SMART’s Kapp 42″ on a PFCUS Cart and our XPAUS XL Mobile Cart.

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Kamloops and Closing out Canada

The Canada Road Show is wrapping up this week and season out west with stops in Calgary, Kamloops and Richmond. We’ll get some wrapping up thoughts from the team soon on this year’s quest. For now, some pretty pictures from the road.

Heading out of Calgary

So long Calgary!

Sunset in Kamloops

Sunset over Kamloops on way to pick up Mike for last week of the show.

Kamloops sunrise

Sunrise over the Road Show trailer in Kamloops

Kamloops airport

Mike catching up in Kamloops.

Coquihalla

Near Coquihalla Summit and ears are popping.

Awesome hallway

A 2014 Space Odyssey featuring Mike Snizynsky!

AV stop

Panoramic room shot from Richmond.

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