Three eastern Canada industry legends were honoured by the Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association (CSAAA) on Dec. 1.
John Mock, Kathryn Troubridge, and Steve Cuppy were the 2023 honourees at the CSAAA Canada East Industry Legends Banquet held in Etobicoke.
Mock was well-known as general manager of Stoeger Canada in Oshawa, from 1983 to his passing in 2014. He worked tirelessly to promote the brand and create a legacy of quality and innovation. He was also a passionate hunter, educator, firearms and hunting safety instructor, and a staunch advocate for hunting and the firearms industry.
Troubridge, co-founder and former co-owner of Excalibur Crossbow, has also volunteered time helping the CSAAA, the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Women in the Outdoors program, as well as Cabela’s outdoors programs, and the American Crossbow Association. She and husband Bill also advocated successfully to keep crossbows out of Firearms Bill C-68. She continues to volunteer and advocate for hunting and shooting to this day.
Steve Cuppy of Graywood Sporting Group has been a staunch promoter of the hunting, firearms, and fishing industry since 1979. He is known for bringing some of the industry’s most iconic brands to Canada.
A passionate hunter and angler, he has supported the firearms industry through generous sponsorships and fundraising events. He is also committed to getting young people outdoors and was president of the CSAAA for several years, playing a vital role in shaping the industry in Canada.
Jenn Gadbois, Managing Director of the CSAAA, says her organization plans to hold this banquet twice a year in eastern and western Canada to honour industry legends country wide.