Eighteen winning specialty fabric design and manufacturing projects received recognition during
IFAI Canada Expo 2008, organized by the IFAI Canada sector of the Roseville, Minn.-based Industrial
Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and held recently in Montreal. The 2008 IFAI Canada Awards
included awards of excellence and outstanding achievement awards in nine categories. The awards
program also includes the Nash Award, named for longtime IFAI Canada member Jeff Nash, presented to
one Award of Excellence project that best exemplifies Nash’s high standards of craftsmanship,
function and innovation.
The awards were presented in the following categories:
Award of Excellence: Bernard Callebout Project, Raymond Brothers Ltd., London, Ontario
Outstanding Achievement Award: Stor-Edge Architectural Awnings, Lethbridge Custom Canvas,
Award of Excellence: Toronto Pearson International Airport Covered Walkway, Halcrow Yolles,
Outstanding Achievement Award: Nouvel Air Terrace Canopy, Sollertia Inc., Montreal
Award of Excellence: Rio Vista Entrance Canopy, Lethbridge Custom Canvas
Outstanding Achievement Award: Network Business Awning, Lethbridge Custom Canvas
Award of Excellence: Travel Cover with Deflector Skirt, Lethbridge Custom Canvas
Outstanding Achievement Award: Forest Green Travel Cover, Lethbridge Custom Canvas
Award of Excellence: Cirque du Soleil Project, Groupe Bellon Prestige Inc., Montreal
Outstanding Achievement Award: Outdoor Bar Cover, Raymond Brothers Ltd.
Residential Awnings and Canopies
Nash Award Winning Project and Award of Excellence: Leonard Assaly Project, Groupe Bellon
Outstanding Achievement Award: Bayfield Canopy, Raymond Brothers Ltd.
Signage and Graphics
Award of Excellence: Harley Davidson Signage, Raymond Brothers Ltd.
Outstanding Achievement Award: Tetherwood Sign, Raymond Brothers Ltd.
Award of Excellence: Kitchen Trailer Structure, Fiesta Tents Ltd., Lachine, Quebec
Outstanding Achievement Award: Walkway to Bubble, Fiesta Tents Ltd.
Award of Excellence: Hogs Hollow Wedding, JJL Events, Toronto
Outstanding Achievement Award: Georgian College Auto Show, JJL Events
June 3, 2008