Canadiens are nice people and you got a nice response from Canon Calgary.
But you are a business person, first and foremost see this as an opportunity!
Contact them again and ask them if they might consider opening the portrait studio to guest photographers. CPS members could shoot portraits for a day or two IN Residence so to speak. This way you win, nobody looses. You create opportunity for yourself and others like you.
See farther, go farther.
Be well brother in arms.