Saskatchewan dealer elected 2008 President of Canada West Equipment Dealers Association



    CALGARY, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - Mr. Duane Smith of Jay Dee Equipment Ltd., in
Swift Current, Saskatchewan was installed as President of the Canada West
Equipment Dealers Association at the Canada West Annual Meeting on January 25,
2008. The Annual Meeting was part of the Association's 67th Annual Convention
which was held in Edmonton, Alberta January 24 & 25, 2008.
    Jay Dee Equipment Ltd., is a five store operation with dealerships in
Swift Current, Kindersley, Kyle, Leader, and Maple Creek. They represent a
complete line of John Deere lawn, garden, and farm equipment to the
agricultural and consumer market in the Southwest Saskatchewan areas.
    Joining President Duane Smith on the 2008 Canada West Executive Committee
are Past President, Gord Thompson, Moker & Thompson Implements Ltd., Prince
Albert, SK; 1st Vice President, Gail Halderman, Medicine Hat New Holland Ltd.,
Medicine Hat, AB; and newly elected 2nd Vice President, Gerald Grandmont,
Leo's Sales & Service Ltd., Winnipeg, MB and NAEDA Director Kelly Mathison,
Countryside Equipment, Brandon, MB. John Schmeiser is also a member of the
Executive Committee.
    Alex Reschny, Douglas Lake Equipment LP, Dawson Creek, BC was elected to
represent dealers in District 2 Zone 4 (Northern AB & Northern BC). Alex is a
New Holland dealer with eight dealerships located in Kamloops, Vernon,
Quesnel, Williams Lake, Surrey, Chilliwack, Dawson Creek, and Grande Prairie.
Cam Bode, South Country Equipment Ltd., Moose Jaw, SK, was elected to
represent dealers in District 3 Zone 1 (Southeastern SK). Cam is a John Deere
dealer with five dealerships located in Assiniboia, Moose Jaw, Mossbank,
Regina, and Weyburn.
    Re-elected to the Board of Directors for two year terms were Peter Lacey,
Cervus LP, Calgary, AB; Cam Kay, Agland, Lloydminster, AB; and, Duane Kent,
Murray's Farm Supplies, Shoal Lake, MB.
    They join fellow Directors Daryl Forbes, Island Tractor & Supply Ltd.,
Duncan, BC and John Mathison, Moody's Equipment Ltd., Saskatoon, SK.

    Canada West represents approximately 400 agricultural, industrial and
outdoor power equipment dealerships in western Canada and is affiliated with
the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA).





For further information:

For further information: John Schmeiser, Executive Vice President,
Canada West Equipment Dealers Association, Phone: (403) 250-7581; Duane Smith,
President, Canada West Equipment Dealers Association, Ph: (306) 773-9351

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