October issue of Kanata Networker



Are you intrigued about the front cover of this month’s issue of The Kanata Networker?  Read how Ottawa producer, and Kanata busi­ness owner and resident, Heidi Lasi released an extraordinary documentary titled The Oasis Affair. It was co-produced by Pelee Entertainment and inMotion. It’s a true ‘David and Goliath’ story! Check it out on page 10 of this month’s issue.

The Q&A by Syntax Strategic with international Entrepreneur Steve Tover, the CEO of Stage 2 Partners and co-organizer of Axis Ottawa will provide you with more information about what Axis Ottawa is all about, how it got started and the benefits for startups.

If a family friendly activity is more of what you might be looking for as a winter activity, then check out homegrown martial arts specialists, Brown’s Martial Arts, on page 7 of the Kanata Networker. They have a studio located at 302 Legget Drive, and offer a variety of programs for all age groups. A family run business, the Brown’s studio has recently come up with a corporate package for companies in the area. Contact information can be found inside this month’s issue of The Kanata Networker.

Read about how Garry Brownrigg, CEO and founder of QuickSilk, overcame adversity and turned it into opportunity and a new career, in our Entrepreneur Spotlight on page 8 of the Oct issue. Quicksilk provides proprietary Software as a Service (SaaS) that enables designers, developers and clients to quickly and easily build complex and responsive websites, micro sites, extranets, and web portals for Small- and Medi­um-sized Enterprises (SMEs). No coding required!

Kanata North Company SeCan, was established almost 40 years ago, they are known for their top quality seed production, and work with plant breeders across Canada. SeCan has over 480 unique varieties in 27 crop types: wheat, barley, oats, canola, soybeans, flax and more. They sell these certified seed varieties to farmers across Canada.  Their head office is in Kanata where they have 10 employees, with the rest working from home offices in southwestern Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Read all about SeCan on page 12 in the October issue of The Kanata Networker.

Plexus Controls Inc.  is a Canadian-owned designer and manufacturer of wireless monitoring and control products including solar and battery powered mesh systems, serving primarily the environmental (waste) and industrial markets.  Located in Kanata, Ontario, Plexus Controls draws from the extensive technological expertise found in Silicon Valley North to create innovative and resilient gas and liquid monitoring products with telco grade reliability and full data and network management capabilities. We reached out to Bill Cuming, President and CEO, to tell us a little more about the company. See the article on page 14 of this month’s Kanata Networker.

If you are wondering what it takes to become ISO 9001:2015 compliant, view the article with Commercial Director for BSI Canada, Gary Robinson as he explains the first global accreditation to certify organizations under the new quality management standard ISO 9001:2015. Their Kanata office is on Legget Dr., however BSI has 58 offices serving over 80,000 clients in 172 countries.

Check our What’s New What’s Next page for additional information on upcoming events, programs and activities in and around our community.

We hope you enjoy this Month’s Issue of The Kanata Networker!