Although the plaques won’t be handed out until next January during the Spring 2017 Toronto Gift Fair, CanGift recently released its annual list of industry award winners for 2016.
Nominated by association members, this year’s list recognizes retailers, suppliers and sales reps with all 13 recipients calling Canada home.
The 2016 award winners include:
RETAILER of the Year
- Pharmasave Broadmead #232 – Victoria, BC
RETAILERS of Distinction
- Twisted Tree Nipawin Florist Inc., Nipawin, SK;
- Parkland Nurseries & Garden Centre Ltd., Red Deer, AB
SUPPLIERS of the Year – Winners
- Large – Giftcraft Ltd., Brampton, ON;
- Medium – Grand International Trading, Mississauga, ON;
- Small – House of Koopslie, Edmonton, AB
SUPPLIERS of the Year – Honourable Mention
- Large – Splash International Marketing Inc., Markham, ON;
- Medium – North American Country Home, Vancouver, BC;
- Small – Timbers, Langton, ON
SALES REPS of the Year – Winners
- Independent – Larry Deszcz;
- Corporate – Frances Windsor Hicks, Bella Flor Canada, SW Ontario & Niagara territory
SALES REPS of the Year – Honourable Mention
- Independent – Ann Courchesne and Gord Gallant;
- Corporate – Karen McElwain, Giftcraft Ltd., Central and Southern Alberta territory.
CanGift’s official Salute to Excellence Awards Reception, which will be hosted by celebrity designer duo, Glen Peloso and Jamie Alexander, takes place at the Toronto International Centre on Sunday, January 29, 2017. For more information, contact CanGift.