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Western Canadian

Sept. 10-12, 2014:  62nd Annual Western Canadian District Fall Conference

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

The 62nd annual conference of the Western Canadian district of the IAOM will be held at the Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, on September 10-12, 2014. Address is 612 Spadina Cres., Saskatoon, Sask S7K 3G9; 1-(306) 652-6770.

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Wednesday, September 10
Breakfast at the golf course – 8:30 – 10:00
Golf tournament  –  Moon Lake Golf & Country Club – 10:00 (should end by 4:00pm) – separate registration required.  See brochure.
Open registration 6:30 to 7:30, conference foyer at the Sheraton Cavalier South Room
Opening reception –  7:00pm (hors d’voeuvres, mini casino and auction).  The event will end at 10:00.

Thursday, September 11

8:00 AM Registration (Top Foyer) – Breakfast on your Own

8:45 AM On-Time Award Sponsored by: Government of Saskatchewan

8:45 AM Opening Remarks: Rob Braaten – District Chairman, Ardent Mills

8:50 AM Opening Remarks: Welcome and Update on International IAOM Activities Presented by: Damon Sidles, IAOM President, Miller Milling Company; Melinda Farris, IAOM Executive Vice President

9:00 AM Keynote Address: Welcome & Opening Remarks, Government of
Saskatchewan – Welcome to Saskatchewan – We Value Your Contribution

9:10 AM Progress of 2014 Western Canadian Wheat Crop and Initial Indications of Quality and Availability Presented by: Dr. Rex Newkirk, Canadian International Grains Institute

9:30 AM Conveyor Belts Presented by: Chris Marchant, Veyance Technologies Inc.
Exclusive Manufacturers of Good Year Engineering Products

9:50 AM Buhler Sortex Optical Sorter Use in Western Canadian Wheat Presented by: Wayde Squires, Can-Seed Equipment Ltd.

10:10 AM Coffee Break Sponsored by: Government of Saskatchewan

10:20 AM On-Time Award Sponsored by: Government of Saskatchewan

10:25 AM Activating Safety Leadership through Communication Presented by: Levi Burton, Ardent Mills

10:45 AM New Equipment Buhler Scope Presented by: Karl Ledergerber, Buhler Group

11:05 AM Dust Collection: Improving Process with More Efficient Filters Presented by: Zeke Babcock, Donaldson Torit

11:25 AM High Angle Conveyors Presented by: Steve Hurley, Joy Global

11:45 AM Lunch Sponsored by: Buhler Group

1:00 PM On-Time Award Sponsored by: Saskatchewan Government

1:05 PM Blower application, pneumatic conveying and ways to save money thru proper maintenance Presented by: Bill Byrnes, Blower Engineering

1:25 PM Ferkar Mill: “Whole grain flour” Presented by: Darryl Tateishi, DT Grain Processing Systems, Inc.

1:45 PM “What’s New at Fawema’ Presented by: Henning Von der Wroge, Fawema

2:05 PM Coffee Break Sponsored by: Saskatchewan Government

2:15 PM Increasing your returns through a check-weighing program Presented by: Chris Heming, MD Packaging Inc.

2:35 PM Kice New VJH Series Airlock Presented by: Lonnie Glen, Kice Industries

2:55 PM Saskatchewan programs to accelerate value adding within the Province presented by: Ms Penny McCall, Saskatchewan Agriculture Value Added Unit

3:10 PM Business Meeting – IAOM Western Canadian Members Only
Kelly O’Brien – District Director
Allen Doherty – District Secretary & Treasurer

3:45 PM End of Formal Program / Meeting

6:00 – 7:00 PM Pre-Banquet Reception

7:00 – 10:00 PM Deluxe Dinner Buffet, Wine, & Dessert
Entertainment to follow by Clinton James – The Master of Deception
Door Prize Sponsored by: Tundra Mechanical & Millwright
Wine Sponsored by: Whitelaw Machinery
Wine Glasses Sponsored by: Wedlock Paper Converters
Banquet Sponsored by: Hood Packaging Corp
Saskatchewan Government

Companions’ Program

8:30 – 9:30 AM Breakfast at Sheraton Cavalier – Scarlet Restaurant in Hotel

9:45 AM Meet in Hotel Lobby to carpool to Western Development Museum for a guided tour

11:45 AM Depart Western Development Museum for shopping and lunch at Saskatoon Berry Barn

12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch at Saskatoon Berry Barn

1:15 PM Depart Saskatoon Barry Barn for shopping at Midtown Plaza to finish off the day

4:00 PM Return to Hotel

Companion Program Sponsored by: Caravan Corbion Ingredients

Friday, September 12

8:00 – 9:00 AM Companion & Delegate Joint Breakfast Sponsored by: Satake Canada Presentation by: Bob Trask CIM and Brent Misener CFP, Raymond James Ltd – TM Financial Group, New Realities and New Solutions in Financial Planning

9:15 AM Depart for Industry Tour – Car Pool

9:45 AM – 11:15 AM Tour: New- Life Mills – Box 419 Clavet, SK S0K 0Y0

Lunch is being served following the tour

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District Officers

Ian Slimmon

Grain Millers Canada Corp

Adrian Pangilinan
P & H Milling Group

Abe Ens
Vice Chairperson
NutraSun Foods

Kody O’Brien
1st Exe. Chairperson
Rogers Foods

Allen Doherty
Hood Packaging Corporation