Many industry professionals including COPA’s most special and distinguished guests gathered at the elegant and modern The Vue Event Venue in Toronto on November 19th to enjoy entertainment and exquisite dining and to honour esteemed award winners at the 2015 Canadian Office Products Association (COPA) Stars Gala.
With a memorable night of mixing, mingling and camaraderie never seen at a COPA event before, it was definitely an affair to remember. Attendees caught up with old friends and colleagues, and made new and meaningful connections.
The annual Stars Gala brings together COPA members and companies to acknowledge the incredible contributions of staff and employees who have gone above and beyond to represent their companies in outstanding ways. The event is a truly inspiring celebration of their innovation and excellence in the industry.
Without further adieu, here are this year’s well-deserved winners. Congratulations!
Innovative Product: Kensington® KP400 Switchable Keyboard (ACCO Brands Canada Inc.)
Category Development: Mr. Sketch Scented Markers (Newell Rubbermaid Office Products)
Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership – Product: TerraCycle® Zero Waste Boxes (Grand & Toy®)
Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership – Program: Community Involvement Committee (SYNNEX Canada Ltd.)
Traditional Marketing Campaign: Mr. Sketch Relaunch (Newell Rubbermaid Office Products)
Online Marketing Campaign: Winter-Proof Your Office (Staples Advantage® Canada)
People’s Choice – Best New Office Product of the Year: Post-it® Dry Erase Surface (3M Canada Company)
OP Professional of Year: Maggie Clark (Staples Advantage® Canada)
The awards ceremony also honoured several hard-working individuals with Longstanding Service Recognitions and celebrated Terry Nevins, Global Group (retired), with the Individual Award of Excellence.
Some feedback from our attendee’s
“This year’s gala was a resounding success, and next year’s event will be even bigger and better”
“Had a great time visiting everyone this year! The new format is much more social”
“I liked the format of cocktail party as opposed to sit down dinner. It encourages more mingling and social time with the industry. Good job COPA!!”
COPA would like to thank everyone for attending, and as always, your support!! We will see you at the 2016 Stars Gala.
Pictures of this years event will be available next week online.