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at Edmonton Convention Centre.
Join us as we host an Evening of Excellence – A Night to Celebrate the Construction Industry. This year’s event will up the ante on this prestigious annual event. Attendees will enjoy a night of entertainment featuring a full-scale performance by The Jim Cuddy Band.
As one half of Blue Rodeo’s award-winning song writing duo, Jim Cuddy has one of the most recognizable voices in Canadian music thanks to hits such as “Try,” “5 Days in May,” and “Bad Timing.” In 1998, in between Blue Rodeo projects, Jim released his first solo album (All the Time) and hit the road with The Jim Cuddy Band. He has since recorded three more albums.
Merit is proud to have The Jim Cuddy Band join this evening of celebration to highlight what skilled trades mean to Alberta. Attendees will enjoy an amazing concert as well as recognize honourees for their achievements. They will also hear from Olympian and keynote speaker, Cassie Campbell-Pascall. After an inspiring presentation at the 2019 Awards, high demand led the team to invite her to return to join the celebration in 2020.
It is an honour to celebrate those in the construction industry and who work tirelessly to ensure our roads are smooth; infrastructure is secure and our homes are built to the highest standards. This evening is our thank you to those who dedicate their time and talent to the skilled trades.
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It takes hard work and dedication to succeed in the construction industry. That’s why every year, Merit is privileged to share the stories of those who have shown outstanding performance in a number of different categories.
Nominations are now open! The deadline to submit is Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
Merit recognizes two Apprentice of the Year Awards – one for northern Alberta and one for southern Alberta. This award recognizes excellent achievement, both on-the-job and in school.
The Merit Construction Employee of the Year Award is a leader in the workplace, passionate about what they do, positive and goal oriented. Two awards are presented annually – one for northern Alberta and one for southern Alberta.
The Merit Member of Excellence is a Merit member company that is a leader in their industry, reflected through outstanding project involvement, employee culture, charitable work and community participation.
Merit Information Technology Leadership Award recognizes the leader in the technology sector of the construction industry. This award honours those who use information technology (IT) innovation to accelerate their business. This individual utilizes IT to its full extent ensuring value for their customer and their business.
Two awards are presented annually – one for northern Alberta and one for southern Alberta.
Merit Office Administration Excellence of the Year Award celebrates those who are the heart of their organization. This individual is the one known for their optimism, enthusiasm, and positivity in the workplace. They provide exceptional customer service to clients and teammates alike.
The Merit Finance Leadership Award acknowledges an individual who provides leadership that goes beyond the balance sheet and financial reporting. This individual consistently provides full and fair disclosure, sound financial management, integrity, and a commitment to ethical business practice. This individual applies an innovative approach to their organization, customers, and overall financial processes.
The Career and Technology Studies (CTS) in Construction Award recognizes individual achievement, while partnering education with the construction industry. This award encourages Alberta high school students with interest in construction to excel in their studies so they can attain their goals.
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We proud to share the winners of this year’s Merit Contractors Association awards.
2019 Merit Royal and SunAlliance Construction Employee of the Year (Northern Alberta) – Micah Robinson, Canadian Borealis Construction Inc. – a division of Clark Builders
2019 Merit Royal and SunAlliance Construction Employee of the Year (Southern Alberta) – Andres Coronado Ochoa, Skyline Concrete Services Ltd.
2019 First Year Apprentice of the Year (Northern Alberta) – Mike Slobogean, Muth Electrical Management Inc.
2019 First Year Apprentice of the Year (Southern Alberta) – Saje Pitre, Botting & Associates Alberta Ltd.
2019 Second Year Apprentice of the Year (Northern Alberta) – Jasper Lau, Territorial Electric Ltd.
2019 Second Year Apprentice of the Year (Southern Alberta) – Eric Gladden, Allied Projects Ltd.
2019 Third Year Apprentice of the Year (Northern Alberta) – Wyatt Smith, Canadian Borealis Construction Inc. – a division of Clark Builders
2019 Third Year Apprentice of the Year (Southern Alberta) – Samantha Guay, Botting & Associates Alberta Ltd.
2019 Fourth Year Apprentice of the Year (Northern Alberta) – Scott Nelson, Azonic Constructors
2019 Fourth Year Apprentice of the Year (Southern Alberta) – Curtis (Curt) Ball, Kidco Construction Ltd.
The 2019 Merit Member of Excellence is: Allied Projects Ltd.