Barry Brown Retirement Dinner                                                               

 

A retirement celebration was held on November 30, for Barry Brown at the Oakville Conference Centre in Oakville Ontario. Over 200 people were in attendance to honor Barry’s commitment and service to the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada.

Four speakers paid tribute to Barry. Kevin Waschuk, president of PLCAC; John Telford, from the UA Plumbers and Pipefitters spoke on behalf of the four pipeline craft unions: the Laborers, the Operating Engineers, Teamsters, and the UA; Lyall Nash, Chair of the Canadian Pipeline Advisory Council; and Lon Mullin, long time friend  and past president of the PLCAC. Barry was touched and impressed with the turnout and the standing ovation to his concluding remarks.

   

"I am very grateful for the opportunities that allowed me to associate and work with the leaders of the pipeline industry in Canada. I will always cherish the memories of our great successes, daunting challenges, tough negotiations, exciting places and wonderful conventions."

 
 

Retirement celebration was held at the Oakville Conference Centre on November 30, 2011 in Oakville Ontario

 

Kevin Waschuk, president of PLCAC, John Telford - UA, Lyall Nash - Canadian Pipeline Advisory Council & Lon Mullin past president of PLCAC paid tribute to Barry Brown

     
 

Barry Brown with representatives from the PLCAC's four union partners. Pictured (L to R) Derm Cain - OE, Greg Harris - LIUNA, Roy Finley -Teamsters & John Telford -UA

 

Guests included pipeline contractors, labour partners, pipeline owners and friends from all over North America

     
 

Barry and Mary Lou were presented with a caricature artwork print drawn by Holly Todd Williams

 

Guests presented the Brown family with a gift of travel

     

See all the photos from the event

Reception   Dinner    After Dinner

 

Entertainment & Planning by Joanne Keating

Photography by "O" Photography