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Traction on Demand & Canlan Ice Sports win award for adoption of technology

June 09, 2015

BURNABY, BC – June 8th, 2015Traction on Demand, a Burnaby-based cloud technology services company with extensive expertise on the platform has been awarded the Technology Impact Award (TIA) for Adoption of Technology by the BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA). This award was presented to both Traction & Canlan Ice Sports for their collaborative work on Canlan’s Player’s Bench community portal for their Adult Safe Hockey League (ASHL) members. Founded in 1994, the TIAs are broken into three award categories; technology, personal recognition, and company recognition. The Adoption of Technology Award is given each year to a company that implements a custom installation of a solution that significantly improves their customer’s productivity, competitiveness or profitability. The Player’s Bench support a streamlined operational process for Canlan to effectively administrate the ASHL, collect fees and communicate with league members. It also provides the players with a user-friendly application that enhances their team management capabilities. Most importantly, the Player’s Bench contributes to an amazing league experience that provides Canlan’s 65,000 members across North America with a recreational hockey league experience like none other on the market.

Learn more about the Player’s Bench here.

As a key stakeholder through the 3 year development process, Canlan’s National Brand Director, Hailey Clark, is thrilled with the impact the Player’s Bench is having on the league experience;

“With the dedication, commitment and innovation of Traction’s team we’ve developed a highly integrated platform that provides our customers with a unique user experience unlike any else on the market today. We’ve created a competitive advantage for Canlan Ice Sports that will drive retention, encourage new business and opened doors for new revenue generation.”

Traction’s CEO & Founder Greg Malpass saw this award as an indication of where technology is taking every company.

“7% of BC’s GDP comes from technology, a number larger than the contribution from the forestry sector. I’d argue that this is an incredibly conservative number and that every organization is becoming a technology company. The project that the BCTIA acknowledged as the best “Adoption of Technology” for 2015 represents Canlan and their flagship brand, the ASHL, crossing the chasm from being a provider of sport and ice to customer experience. Canlan is a technology company and we’re proud to stand by their side as a partner in helping them through their evolution.”

About Traction on Demand

Traction on Demand is a consulting and software development firm with unparalleled expertise in bending cloud-based technologies around business process. With 9 years’ experience innovating on the platform, Traction has become the largest dedicated implementation partner in Canada. Traction works to make people more efficient, eliminate redundancy and ultimately increase our customer’s bottom line. In 2015, Traction was named one of the 10 best places to work in Canada. Learn more at

About Canlan Ice Sports

Canlan Ice Sports Corp. is the North American leader in the development, operations and ownership of multi-purpose recreation and entertainment facilities. We are the largest private sector owner and operator of recreational ice sports facilities in North America and currently own and/or manage 20 facilities in Canada and the United States with 55 ice surfaces, as well as indoor soccer fields, ball diamonds, curling rinks, volleyball courts and basketball courts. To learn more about Canlan please visit

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