CEDA’s Silver Anniversary — 1959

CEDA Silver Anniversary

 June 23, 2020

January 8 of this year (1960) saw the entry into CEDA of Northern Electric’s Wholesale Division as a member. They were the second National company to join CEDA.

At some point during this year Canadian General Electric, the third of the “big three,” also became a member of CEDA. The date is not recorded. They were officially introduced as a “new member” at the General Meeting held on May 30, 1960 at the Delawana Inn, Ontario.





Above: An interesting and unusual and elaborate ceremony, complete with beating drums and native dances, marked the retirement of Norman Franks when a local Cree Tribe made Mr. Franks an Honourary Chief and presented him with a Chief’s headdress. 

Below: Cliff Bell, Jack Cranswick, Jack Kerr and Henri Labrie share the head table.

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Source: CEDA: Fifty Years of Service – An Historical Review of the Canadian Electrical Distributors Association, 1934 to 1984, Kerrwil Publications. Please feel free to reach out to us any time if you have great photos, historical anecdotes or perspectives. We would love to hear from you; linegoyette@kerrwil.com.


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