Commissionaires Blog

Welcome to Commissionaires’ blog! As a leading security provider and Canada’s largest private sector employer of veterans, we’ll keep you up-to-date on security industry news, security tips and techniques, and profiles of our team members.

Commissionaires at the “Fore” Front of the Atlantic Canada Soldier On Golf Tournament

July 18, 2017

Summer time is a season of celebration, commemoration and brushing up on your golf swing. 

Charitable organizations often host golf tournaments to raise funds and offer their supporters a fun-filled day on the green. Golfers of all ages and (ahem) skill levels show up and most enjoy a few laughs.

Commissionaire makes a couple of tourists’ day at Port of Sydney

July 4, 2017

Cruise season is well upon Nova Scotia – a true sign of our summer!

A wonderful customer service story came in from our Port of Sydney site, where 8 to 17 commissionaires provide security, cruise ship services and boarding control.

One of Commissionaires’ duties is access control of passengers coming on and off the cruise ships. Commissionaire Janetta Keagan was greeting a ship’s passenger coming ashore by wishing the gentleman a wonderful day in Sydney. The discouraged gentleman replied, “I would enjoy it better if my wife could come with me.” 

#RiderNation is protected by Commissionaires

June 28, 2017

Summer is here and Commissionaires are bringing the heat!

Not only does Saturday mark Canada’s 150th, but it is also the official 2017/2018 home opener for the Saskatchewan Roughriders at their brand new Mosaic Stadium!

After a few pre-season games at the stadium, the fans are settling into the new facilities nicely. They’re comforted by the top-notch security personnel providing the best security service in the southern half of the province.

It’s never too late to reward a job well done

June 21, 2017

The International Association of Business Communications (IABC) Canada, Ottawa Chapter, held its final event of the season last night. The event included an award ceremony during which Thornley Fallis received a Silver Leaf award for its work on the Commissionaires’ 2015 Remembrance Day campaign.

The 2015 Remembrance Day campaign was multi-dimensional. It included a national survey, as well as video and infographic elements. The overarching idea behind the campaign was to shed light on both Canada’s modern veteran and the older veterans we typically honour on Remembrance Day.

I have the best job in Regina!

June 16, 2017

South Saskatchewan commissionaire, Norbert Philippe (retired RCMP), won the Deputy Minister’s Commendation Award for his participation in creating a Canada 150 video.

The Agriculture Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Departmental Awards ceremony was held June 15. The program included three categories: Gold Harvest Award, Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Science, and Deputy Minister Commendation Award. 

Thank you, Dan. Welcome aboard, Chris.

June 12, 2017

Dan Popowich, CEO of Commissionaires British Columbia, is retiring Thursday (June 15). Chris Mitchell will take over as CEO and will waste no time transitioning into his role.

Invictus Games Toronto 2017: Our commissionaires have your back

June 7, 2017

Support of veterans is why Commissionaires was founded, and we have never shirked that mission.
--Tom Reimer, CEO, Commissionaires Manitoba

Exciting times are upon us! It’s been just over one-week since I became a commissionaire, and I can’t believe all the interesting activities and initiatives we are participating in, especially those coming in the next few months.

Commissionaires is hosting Canadian Armed Forces Day at the RBC Canadian Open

May 17, 2017

Commissionaires is partnering with Golf Canada to host Canadian Armed Forces Day on Saturday, July 29, 2017, as part of the RBC Canadian Open.

All current and former members of Canada’s Armed Forces can register for a free “military pass” that will provide access to the tournament grounds and upgraded access to venues. We’re also inviting immediate family members of our Forces members and veterans to make this a truly memorable day. 

Greg Noakes' quick-thinking saved a life

May 5, 2017

Our commissionaires are known for being committed, passionate and hard-working individuals. They stand out from the pack due to their desire to be a part of something more significant than that as individuals. They care about the communities they live and work in.

Recently, the quick-thinking of Greg Noakes emphasized the values that define Commissionaires.

Ray Mulholland (aka Tinsel the Clown) receives 70th anniversary award of merit

April 21, 2017

Ray Mulholland is known by his colleagues for his role as a top-notch supervisor at the Chalmers Hospital parking facility in Fredericton.

What many people don’t know is that Ray plays another prominent role in the community.

Ray is Tinsel the Clown, known for his mastery of the magic of balloon manipulation.

In 1966, Ray joined the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp in New Brunswick and spent the next 29 years serving in the Canadian forces. During this time, Ray was posted in Germany from 1977-81—a time that he recalls as the best four years of his life.