Program at a Glance

The preliminary program, as well as the conference registration form,
are also available for downloading and printing in PDF Format.

JUNE 7, 2016
2:00 pm–7:00 pm COHA Golf Tournament – 6th COHA Cup Location: Fox Meadow Golf Course
An engaging championship golf course that embraces its natural PEI surroundings, and provides golfers with rural and city harbor views. (Lunch and transportation provided)
8:00 pm–10:00 pm Welcome Reception/Early Registration
Relax and unwind while enjoying a local cocktail and delicious appetizers. Join your
colleagues at our welcome reception, and help us kick off the conference in style!

JUNE 8, 2016
8:00 am–9:00 am Welcome breakfast Registration continues, along with exhibit display.
9:00 am–9:45 am

KEY NOTE SPEAKER - Michael Duck, Founder, Sure Shot Solutions

ATTITUDE HAS MORE TO DO WITH SUCCESS AND FAILURE THAN ANY ONE THING.

10:00 am–11:15 am
CLEANER HEAT TRACK

SESSION 1 – ADVISORY COUNCIL UPDATE

Speakers:
Moderator Stephen Koch, President, Canadian Oil Heat Association; Michael Freill,President of Mark 1 Engineering Limited; Gary Missigman, Owner, The Powderhorn Agency, Inc.

This session will bring you up to speed on the activity around the 3 Implementation teams and the solutions being created. Members of these teams will join Mr. Koch in discussing the opportunities and challenges that face us as we move for-ward.

11:15 am–11:30 am Exhibit display & coffee break
11:30 am–12:45 pm
CLEANER HEAT TRACK

SESSION 2 – NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL ANALYSIS

Moderator Sean Hiscock, Instructor, NSCC

The Red Seal program is the national standard of excellence for skilled trades in Canada. For most of the provinces in Can-ada this is the governing body that sets the standard for the Oil Heat System Technician (Oil Burner Mechanic). The most recent update to the National Occupational Analyses (NOA) has just been completed. This is the document that the inter-provincial examination is created from. Provincial and Territorial Apprenticeship Authorities are tasked with administrating the program.

12:45 pm–1:45 pm Lunch and exhibit display
2:00 pm–3:15 pm
CLEANER HEAT TRACK

SESSION 3 – EDUCATION PANEL AND Q&A SESSION

Moderator Stephen Koch, President, Canadian Oil Heat Association

Back by popular demand! Join representatives from colleges across the country that offer OBT Training. Hear their take on the future of the industry, the types of students that are hitting the workforce, and of course, ask all of the burning ques-tions that have been keeping you up at night!

3:30 pm For those who will be joining us on the Rosignol Winery Tour, please note that the bus will be leaving at 3:30 pm sharp!
4:30 pm–6:00 pm Group Tour – Rossignol Winery
7:00 pm–10:00 pm Free evening
Opens at 10:00 pm Hospitality Suite

JUNE 9, 2016
8:00 am–9:00 am Breakfast (Exhibit Area)
9:10 am–9:50 am Annual General Meeting (COHA National)
9:50 am–10:30 am Exhibit Highlights & Coffee Break
10:30 am–12:00 pm
CLEANER HEAT TRACK

SESSION 4 – GOT SPILLS?

Speakers: Matthew Gardner, Associate Lawyer, Willms Shier; Pierre Maheux, Principal, Environment; Rob Sparling, Principal, Materials/Failure Group - Giffin Koerth

Join our esteemed panel as they discuss oil spill due diligence steps that the fuel oil industry may take in the event of a spill.

GreenTECH® Track
SESSION 4a – TOP TEN REASONS TO HEAT WITH OIL

Representatives from COHA’s provincial chapters invite you to join them for an interactive session discussing the top ten reasons to heat with oil. Best practices will be shared, so be prepared to participate!

12:00 pm–1:30 pm Lunch – Presentation of golf prizes
1:30 pm–2:00 pm Exhibit Highlights
2:00 pm –5:00 pm Companion Program – Shopping Tour
2:00 pm–3:15 pm
CLEANER HEAT TRACK

SESSION 5 – FACT OR FICTION?

Speaker: William Gould, Operations Manager, Blakeny Fuels

Join William Gould as he “debunks the myths” around heat pumps, as well as when and where they should or should not be installed.

GreenTECH® Track
SESSION 5a – FUEL FOR THOUGHT

Speaker: Steve Lamoureux, National Sales Manager, Beckett Canada Ltd.

“A look into ways we can add value, efficiencies and retain our customer’s business within our industry.” Completely replacing a heating system and upgrading to a more modern and efficient appliance is always a good idea, however, the cost to do so may not be an option for most customers. There is also the possibility that the customer will consider switching to an alternative heat source when faced with this option. The new (younger) generation of customers are liable to change their homes more frequently than past generations, therefor, payback has to be very rapid and affordable in order for them to be convinced. There are many means of improving efficiencies to existing systems without replacing the complete appliance. Many customers think less about efficiency and more along the lines of saving money through smaller investments, and smaller investments require less convincing, offer quicker payback and are more apt to retain customer loyalty.

3:15 pm–3:45 pm Exhibit Highlights & Coffee Break

3:45 pm–5:00 pm
CLEANER HEAT TRACK

SESSION 6 – 20 YEARS OF PROGRESS

Hosted by Joe MacConnell, PEI Inspection Services

This presentation will describe the evolution of the PEI Home Heat Tank Program, featuring important dates, accomplishments and the communication process required to achieve direction, legislation and ultimately, the goal of reducing oil spills.

GreenTECH® Track
SESSION 6a – COMMISSIONING

Speaker: Stephen Hazell, Technical Services Manager, Wilson Fuel Co.

One of the most crucial steps in a new appliance installation. Commissioning isn’t just doing a smoke test and checking safety’s, it’s ensuring all aspects of the system operation are tuned in for efficiency and set to work as designed. Correct set up reduces call backs, increases an appliance lifespan and proper documentation will make your life so much easier if things go wrong down the road. We will go over what to check and how to properly document it to save time, money and headaches.

6:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Light up the Night “White Party”

Enjoy a fantastic dinner, followed by entertainment and dancing. (white attire requested)

Opens at 11:30 pm Hospitality Suite

 

 

 

 

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