Updates from DDA's local Chapters

In this brief: GTA West, National Capital Region


GTA West Update

  1. GTA West Board positions update:

    Special Events – Kristina Bhavsar, new graduate

    Affiliate Director – Snehal Dalvi, new graduate

    Treasurer/Secretary – Vacant

    Communications – soon to be vacant
    (Recommendation to have at least two people share the communications role)

    Kaitlyn is stepping down from her shared role with Nina as Co-Program Director
  1. Upcoming Events Scheduled:

    September 12 – AGM for GTA West – Lowville Bistro – 12pm

    October 8 – Litemode/ Phil Todoroff – Phil is a professor at Humber

    November 7 – Hallmark Kitchens/ Sherwin Williams CEU

    December Event – Looking at attending the TA event at TIDC

    January 2020 – No event due to driving conditions

    February 2020, Granite Works in Guelph, TBA

    Joint PD Day with Toronto Chapter
  1. Next meeting is the GTA West Chapter AGM at Lowville Bistro

National Capital Region

We hope everyone enjoyed the summer and while sadly our days are getting shorter, it does serve as a reminder that High Point Fall Market is just around the corner.  It’s coming up on October 19th to the 23rd so if you haven’t already, do visit the  market website and register as a Buyer (complimentary!) so you can get access to the full program of events  as well as all the services the market concierge provides for attendees including assistance with accommodation.

Some of us from the NCR (Ottawa) chapter will be going and would be happy to share information for any first timers.  If you are already familiar with market let us know if you are attending and perhaps we can arrange some special events tailored to the Canadian professionals. We would have strength in numbers!

In addition to the fabulous showrooms and generous hospitality that you can expect at market, there are also many complimentary CEU presentations so it presents a great opportunity to earn your credits.

Please contact Debbie via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any interest in attending.

Hope to see you at market!

Here are a few pics of DDA members from past trips to market. 

DDA Group is welcomed at the International Buyers Lounge

NCR August 1

Private functions for DDA - here we are hosted by Currey & Company

NCR August 2 

Opportunities to meet with renowned designers.

NCR August 3

Upcoming Events