Left to right, Eric Gilbert, OTDA director of TDAC, Bob Bigwell, supplier director from the Suppliers Council to the Canadian Tire Industry, Les Beatty, TDAC president, and Rick Houle, SCCTI president, open the show. International Tire and Rubber Association Executive Director Marvin Bozarth clowns around with a "spaceman" at the TDAC's millennium dinner.
"Mountie Bears" were given to convention speakers and sold as souvenirs on the trade show floor, with proceeds going to chairty.
TDAC President Les Beatty presents a $100 door prize to Corinne Hewitt, wife of Ken Hewitt of Kal Tire in Carlisle, Saskatchewan. "Mountie" Al Gagnon (Oak Tire Wholesale, Parry Sound, Ontario) looks on.
Vic Feschuk, left, and Nat Feschuk of K&C Tire (Grimshaw) Ltd. meet with Bob Greenaway, branch manager of Dynamic Tire Corp., at the tire company's booth.
Dave Johnson, left, of Remington Tire Distributors in Cornwell, Ontario, talks with Brian LeClair, Pirelli Tire Inc.'s regional manager for western Canada.