Friday, December 13, 2013
The mission of the Manitoba Professional Planners Institute is to promote
pride and excellence in professional planning as it applies to the
stewardship of the natural and built environments and to the building of
MPPI ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) - MAY 27, 2013:
Presentations, Dinner, New MPPI Member Certificates, Awards
Presentation Theme: The regeneration of The Metropolitan Theatre and its importance in Winnipeg’s downtown
The mission of the Manitoba Professional Planners Institute is ‘to promote pride and excellence in professional planning as it
applies to the stewardship of the natural and built environments and to the building of healthy communities.’ The redevelopment
of the 93-year old Metropolitan Theatre into The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre is local example of excellence in planning and
stewardship of the built environment that has led to a more dynamic and healthy downtown. The historic theatre closed its doors in
1987 and remained closed until November 2012 when Canad Inns reopened it. Canad Inns spent two years restoring the property and
reimaging it as The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre. Along the way they worked with Number 10 Architects and the City of Winnipeg
to ensure this exceptional building remains a source of civic pride, and continues to draw citizens and visitors to Winnipeg’s downtown.
A panel discussion will cover the professional perspectives of Heritage Planner Jennifer Hansell (City of Winnipeg),
Architect Don Beaton (Number TEN Architectural Group) and Developer Lane Ledohowski (Canad Inns) on their development and stewardship
of this important project.
- Time: 4:30–5:30 pm - Registration, mingling over cocktails on the rooftop patio and guided tours of the historic renovation project
5:30 pm onwards – AGM Business Meeting (free to attend), Panel Presentations, Dinner, New Member Certificates, Awards
- Date: Monday, May 27, 2013
- Cost: $50
Registration required. AGM Registration
MPPI / MALA Annual Golf Tournament - Change of Date - Thursday, June 13th
Please note the change in date! It turns out that spring isn't just around the corner. To ensure that the course is in
tip-top shape (and not under a foot of water) we have had to reschedule. For those of you who have already registered, if the new date is a
problem we are able to refund the fee. If golfing under the warm summer sun is of interest to you then come join landscape architects, planners,
and industry friends for the 10th Annual MPPI-MALA Making the Links Golf Tournament at the scenic Lorette Golf Course! You don’t have to be a
golfer to enjoy a BBQ dinner, drinks, contests, friends, and prizes. Come for 9 holes of slogging the ball and exciting contests followed by a barbecue
steak dinner and prizes. Back by popular demand is the always popular Best Dressed Team contest. Proceeds from the golf tournament will support student
initiatives and activities within the Department of City Planning and the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Manitoba. To guarantee
your space, please return the attached Registration Form as soon as possible.
MPPI 2012 ANNUAL REPORT
At the 2012 MPPI Annual General Meeting, MPPI council presented its reports for the prior year and presented an update on its Strategic Plan process, inviting feedback
from those in attendance on work to date. To view a copy of the annual report
click here: 2012 Annual Report
Another Manitoba Win in the Great Places in Canada Contest!
CIP has announced the winners of the 2011 Great Places in Canada
contest. Manitoba once again provides a strong showing in this second year of the annual program designed to get Canadians excited about the places
they love, while highlighted the role planners play in shaping communities. The full press release can be found in
the PDF. Congratulations to Osborne Village on this win.
CIP SEEKING MEDIA SPOKESPEOPLE CANADA-WIDE
CIP, through its National Communications Committee, is seeking media
spokespeople from across Canada, to speak on planning issues. The intent is to build a media contact list from all regions comprising experts
on planning topics who would be willing and able to provide media comment in a timely fashion. If you are interested in this opportunity, please
contact Lisa Holowchuk, the MPPI representative on the National Communications Committee,
at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF PLANNERS (CIP) ANNOUNCES NEW NATIONAL STANDARDS PROGRAM
As a result of an extensive and effective consultation process involving Affiliates, Members and Stakeholders, 2010 will see the Planning
profession in Canada evolve, positioning Canada's Planners with even more opportunities worldwide. Through the improvement of national
standards, the profession as a whole will benefit from more stringent standards, improving labour mobility for planners and raising the
profile of the profession.
In support of this initiative, CIP has launched a new website www.planningincanada.ca
where members can find up-to-date information on the Planning for the Future Project.
Be sure to visit the site regularly for progress reports on future developments.