HPBAC 30th ANNIVERSARY

Since 1994, the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association of Canada (HPBAC) has represented and supported companies that produce, sell, or service appliances and accessories in the hearth and barbecue industries in Canada. We promote and protect the interests of our industries and our members – manufacturers, dealers, service and installation firms, and other industry representatives.

Key Milestones of the HPBAC

1994

Formed as Hearth Products Association of Canada (HPAC)

1998

Became an international affiliate of HPA

2001-3

Established Western, Prairie, Ontario, Atlantic Chapters

2003

Name changed to HPBAC following HPBA merger with Barbecue Manufacturers Association

2016

Signed Amalgamation agreement with Chapters

2016

Renewed international affiliation agreement with HPBA

2019

Amalgamation completed

2022

New strategic plan developed

2022-3

Negotiation of new relationship and agreement with HPBA

2024

30th Anniversary

Founding Board Members of the HPBAC

Robert Mills, Osburn Manufacturing
Victoria BC
Malcolm Fisher, Compact Appliances
Sackville NB
Bill Tully, Tri-Lane Distributing
Tottenham ON
Paul Erickson, Pacific Energy
Duncan BC
Michel Verrier, Security Chimneys
Laval QC
Art Olson, The Olson Group
Agincourt ON
John Gulland, WoodHeat.org
Killaloe ON
Rob Knechtel, Fires of Tradition
Greensville, ON
Ned Fisher, Compact Appliances
Sackville NB
George LeBlanc, Maritime Fireplaces
Moncton NB
Robert Little, Regency Fireplace
Delta BC
Tex McLeod, McLeod Associates
Saanich BC

HPBAC 30th ANNIVERSARY EVENT

HPBAC Canadian Reception & 30th Anniversary Event

February 12, 2024

2024 is HPBAC's 30th Anniversary and we celebrated with a special reception the night before HPBExpo 2024 opened, with an awards ceremony, food and live music.

Congratulations to the winners of our Volunteers Awards!

Association Champion: Ingrid Schroeter, Napoleon
Advocacy Champion: Dominique Pagé, United Buyers Group
All-Star Ambassador: Kim Davis, Compact Appliances
Outstanding Contributor: George LeBlanc, Maritime Fireplaces

Watch our 30th Anniversary Video

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