Launched in 1992, the Outstanding Retailer Awards (ORAs) are the industry’s only national awards program dedicated to celebrating the achievements of hardware, home improvement and building supply dealers in Canada. In its 29-year history, the program has honoured more than 160 retailers. Deadlines for entries is June 25, 2021

Who can apply?

All Canadian home improvement retailers/dealers that have operated under the current ownership for at least two years are eligible to apply for the ORAs.

Dealers may submit their entries directly; chain/buying group head offices may choose to select their best dealer(s) and prepare their entries for them, in collaboration with the dealer; or vendors may identify specific outstanding retailers for entry and contact Hardlines directly.

This year’s awards will be given out at the ORAs Gala Dinner taking place on the evening of October 19th, 2021 at Queens Landing Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.  This event is taking place in conjunction with the 25th Annual Hardlines Conference.

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