October 15, 2013
ORCGA holds its first expo at LO home office
Members had the opportunity to meet new ORCGA CEO and president Bryon Sackville (left), pictured here with retiring CEO Jim Douglas.
Officials with Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA) are pleased with the group’s first-ever Dig Safe Fall Expo, held at the home office of Landscape Ontario on Sept. 12.

Just over 175 registered for the event, which saw 60 volunteers step up to help make sure the day for industry damage prevention specialists and ORCGA was a success. The main theme during the day was digging safe and obtaining locates.

Newly appointed president and CEO of ORCGA, Bryon Sackville, says the executive has met to discuss ways to make the Expo better next year. “We may include more outside activities, or even hold the event every second year.” He did confirm that the association intends to continue the event and hold it on the grounds at Landscape Ontario.  

Sackville has a busy schedule ahead for himself this year. Having replaced long-time president and CEO Jim Douglas, who wanted to slow down his pace, ORCGA has developed a strategic plan. “I have some big boots to fill — and I mean boots not shoes — left by Jim,” said Sackville. “He (Douglas) is a great gentleman, ambassador and totally dedicated. He made ORCGA what it is today.”