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Are you ready for Canada’s Premier Exhibition? OPEX

Canada’s major tactical trade show is back and ready to go into full swing- Operator Expo (OPEX) kicks off in Ottawa Ontario this May 31st- June 1st, 2023.

OPEX is an annual, customer-centric trade show with free attendance for Military, Government, and Law Enforcement Professionals from across Canada. Now that travel restrictions have been lifted, there is an opportunity for all interested parties to register their attendance for this event!

At Operator Expo, you will find both Canadian and International exhibitors from every corner of the industry showing off some of the best products currently on the market. Whether it be new uniform components, specialized tools of your trade, improved versions of venerable gear, or the necessities for your mission, it can be found on display at OPEX.

Now is the best time to come see what OPEX has for you. This year we revealed the new capabilities demonstrations including exhibitors and local agencies. Stay tuned for the schedule posted on on March 1st, 2023.

Use the link below to register yourself and your colleagues!


TYR Tactical Canada provides world-class engineering, research and design capabilities with customized solutions for soft and hard armor to nylon protective gear and other patented technologies. TYR Tactical Canada integrates expert knowledge and skillsets resulting in innovative and advanced solutions.

At their state-of-the-art 14,000 square foot facility in Kanata, ON, TYR Tactical Canada has assembled an elite team of designers, engineers and sewing professionals. Their continued advancement of design and technology allows for production of personal protective equipment that exceeds the standards available today and will out-perform any other brand on the market.

Protecting and serving the men and women of Canada’s Military as well as Law Enforcement Agencies from the municipal to federal levels has always been the number one priority for TYR Tactical Canada. All of their efforts have gone towards maintaining that commitment.

Each product that is designed at TYR Tactical Canada is developed with the mantra, Innovate or Die®, and is purpose built for the end user. Commitment to the end user’s safety has and always will drive their design and manufacturing philosophy. They do this by creating streamlined products that are more ergonomic and dynamic, as well as, significantly lighter and stronger than competitors. TYR Tactical Canada’s products are developed with direct input from some of the most elite operators in the world. Direct feedback from operators about mission specific load requirements and mobility allow TYR Tactical Canada to increase overall protection, comfort, mobility and performance. Special Operations training and a physiological approach are incorporated into each design. Their rigorous testing process allows them to continually evolve and provide products for today’s needs and threats, keeping TYR tactical Canada at the forefront of the industry.


Founded by Law Enforcement Officers in 1995, 911 Supply began its mission to bring best in class equipment solutions to Frontline Professionals across Canada. In over 25 years of operations and growth, 911 Supply has honed its product selection, knowledge base of experience, and service capabilities to become Canada’s leading experts on operational clothing & individual equipment.

911 Supply continues to cater to the needs of individuals, teams, and agencies with its best-in-class showroom presence, has a presentation & educational space – The Academy and has 2 retail locations in Calgary and Ottowa! The web interface at allows customers to experience best-in-class service and selection, with solutions tailored to individuals or agency buyers. The addition of the in-house 911 Supply Custom Shop secures the industry-leading customer service portfolio. The team of dedicated Agency Sales Representatives is proud to serve those who put themselves at risk for the good of others through excellence in customer service, product knowledge, and expanding opportunities for training and product development. The Agency Sales Team focuses on supplying quality-made products and services that meet the stringent requirements of its customers to ensure they are prepared for duty.

“Our Mission at 911 Supply has always been to earn absolute trust from our community so they’re able to stay focused on their job of keeping Canadians safe. We do this by ensuring the values of our company shine through in our customer experience. We show this by making procurement and sourcing of product faster and easier, through better availability and responsiveness, and by providing higher total value. This has allowed 911 Supply to cultivate trusting relationships with our customers over the past 25 years. As a result, 911 Supply is Canada’s one-stop-shop for Frontline Professionals.” -Michael Sandst, President, 911 Supply

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