May 25-30, 2015
Holiday Inn Montreal Airport Hotel
6500 Cote de Liesse, Montreal, PQ H4T 1E3

Highlights of our 2015 Spring Technical School


We don’t like to brag, but we will anyway.  The Quebec Chapter encouraged (hounded) us to take the national school to Montreal.  The chapter had been so successful in offering local education, we just couldn’t turn them down.  And we’re glad we didn’t.

To help us get past the fact that our skids hadn’t arrived from Toronto with all our samples, we decided to drown our sorrows at a Student Appreciation Night.  DHI Canada provided the refreshments and the students/instructors provided the camaraderie.  What better way to start a weeklong school at a great hotel, in an exciting city with another record-breaking attendance.  To add to the overall success, the Quebec Chapter hosted a dinner meeting on Wednesday evening with strong attendance by instructors and students. 

As always, there were some exciting additions at the school….

  • EHC410 was available for the first time in several years with 9 anxious students jumping on board in preparation for their EHC exam
  • We welcomed first time instructor Stephane Gauthier and Sebastian Dubois, FDAI, was elevated from DAI600 candidate instructor to an official instructor
  • Keith Pardoe, DAHC/CDC/FDAI was a welcome addition to the instructor pool and, although he hails from south of the border, he’s now fully qualified to instruct Canadian Codes

Now a big thank you to all who made it possible.

To Our Dedicated Instructors….

  • Lawrence Beatty, AHC 
  • Richard Bradbury, EHC 
  • Sebastien Dubois, FDAI
  • Tim Ettinger, AHC/FDAI
  • Malcolm Eyre, FDHI
  • Stephane Gauthier
  • Brad Hewlett, AHC/EHC/FDAI
  • Paul Jackson, DAHC
  • John Kalnay, EHC
  • Jill McCreary, AHC/FDAI
  • Ryan McLachlan, AHC
  • Alan D. McMurtrie, DAHC
  • Joe Meijer, AHC
  • Keith Pardoe, DAHC/CDC/FDAI
  • Andy Pope, EHC
  • Mark Sorrenti, EHC
  • Bob Watson, AHC

To Our Outstanding Co-Directors of Education….

  • Malcolm Eyre, FDHI
  • Paul Jackson, DAHC

To the Quebec Education Director who persisted until we moved the school to Montreal…..

  • Paul Kasak

To the Quebec Chapter Executive and French-Speaking Consultants ….

  • Serge Lalancette, AHC
  • Pierre-Andree Couture
  • Christian Godon, AHC
  • Shane Fitzgerald, AHC, FDAI
  • Jean-Guy Richard, AHC
  • Raymond Grenier, AHC
  • Robert Chalifoux, AHC

To the member companies that generously donated product to help us assemble two complete sets of samples for the East and West schools….

  • Allegion – Mississauga, ON
  • Allmar International – Winnipeg, MB
  • ASSA ABLOY – Vaughan, ON
  • Canaropa, Montreal, QC
  • Fleming Door – Vaughan, ON
  • Hager – Kitchener, ON
  • K.N. Crowder – Mississauga, ON
  • Pemko – Vaughan, ON

A special thanks to Richard Bradbury, EHC, Logical Access Solutions for assembling the door units for COR133 and John Kalnay, EHC, and Bill Benson, K.M. Thomas for generously donating their warehouse to store our Eastern school samples.

And finally, thanks to our 75 students who constantly amaze us with their support and always make us proud of their commitment to learning!

Montreal Technical School Photo Gallery

Products for Classes

Student Appreciation Night