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CPMA says goodbye to Calgary

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CALGARY — It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the best of times because the Canadian Produce Marketing Association's 91st annual expo, held here in this city of 1.2 million at the edge of the Canadian Rockies April 12-14, was a rousing success. It was the worst of times because this is the last time CPMA will be held in Calgary. Next year, a tri-annual rotation between Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal will begin.

But Calgary made the most of playing host city for the final time and showed off its best side for the more than 2,500 CPMA attendees. Just to top things off, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi was on hand for the closing CPMA reception to honor special guests and say thanks for all the memories.

Our Maggie Giuffrida was there to talk to Mayor Nenshi and other dignitaries as CPMA drew to a close.

Stay tuned in coming days as The Produce News returns to Vidalia, GA, for the start of their sweet onion season and then moves into the Carolinas as those states' produce seasons come into full bloom.

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