Message from the President

Behind the Board – Amanda Power
February 6, 2014
DemoRama Live heading to Peterborough
March 6, 2014

Message from the President

Dear members:

I can say with pride that the CMAO has been working hard to accomplish our mandate. We just finished an incredible Seminar and DemoRama in Barrie Ontario on January 25, 2014 that included these impressive panelists: Michelle Wright, Mike Denney, Aideen O’Brien, Heather Ostertag, Ron Porter and Jack Latimer.

In addition, we held another DemoRama LIVE in Tillsonburg, ON, with special guest panelists Rob Kirkham & Neon Rain and Country 107.3′s Randy Owen.

I want to thank all the panelists at these events for taking the time out of their busy schedules to help us out, but I want to also thank Brian Allen, Wendell Ferguson and Peter Linseman, who put in many volunteer hours to execute these events – Brian and Wendell for the Barrie event and Peter for the Tillsonburg event. Also, a special thanks goes out to the radio stations that supported us in promoting these events: KICX 106 Orillia, KX 96 Oshawa, and Country 107.3 Tillsonburg.

Don’t forget we are also working diligently at putting together the 2014 Awards show. By the way, did you know that Jason McCoy will host the awards show? Jason McCoy is truly one of Canada’s and Ontario’s treasures, and we are thrilled that he has signed on as host for this year’s CMAO Awards Show.

By the time you are reading this, the Awards’ submissions process would have closed. It’s now time to wait by the mail and see who is on the first ballot. CMAO members, get ready to make your voice heard. One of the privileges of being a CMAO member enables you to vote for your peers to ensure they get recognized for their hard work and effort.

Also, tickets for the awards show are on sale. I recommend that you take advantage of buying your tickets early before we sell out when the performances are announced. Beat the rush! Visit for details.

Thank you for the continued support.

Sam Arraj, CPA, CA