Author: OALA Coordinator

OALA Open House

 

The OALA and Social Committee will once again host an OALA Office Open House before the Blue Jays Game on Thursday, June 20th. Members are invited to attend to see the OALA’s office, meet staff, and network with colleagues. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

Those attending the Blue Jays game will be able to join us before they head off to see the first pitch. The Rogers Centre is a 22 minute walk from the OALA office and members are welcome to walk, uber, cab or drive to the venue as they wish. Click here to purchase tickets to the Blue Jays Game.

Click here to RSVP to the Open House!

 

Sponsored by: ABC Recreation Ltd. 

 

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2019 Night at the Ballpark

 

The OALA’s next “Night at the Ball Park” on Thursday, June 20th at the Roger’s Centre in Toronto as the Blue Jays battle against the Los Angeles Angels. First pitch is 7:07pm.

Due to popular demand, we are once again in the 200 level seats! Tickets can be purchased via the link below. Bring your co-workers, friends, family, or any other summer-enthusiasts to join in the fun!

LETS! PLAY! BALL!

Blue Jays 2019 Tickets: 
$55.00 (HST Included)

OALA Open House:

Before the game, ticket holders are welcome to join the OALA Open House taking place at 3 Church Street. The Rogers Centre is a 22 minute walk from the OALA office and members are welcome to walk, uber, cab or drive to the venue as they wish. Attendees are invited to attend to see the OALA’s office, meet staff, and network with colleagues. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

Click here to RSVP for the OALA Open House

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OALA Digital Seal

OALA will launch Digital Seal May 27, 2019

With the increase in use of digital documents, many professional associations including the AALA, BCSLA, MALA and OAA have moved to a digital seal to ensure reliability of the document author and to increase efficient transfer of documents, especially those requiring multiple professional stamps. In addition, municipalities have started to request digitally sealed documents.

After extensive evaluation of the Digital Signature market, OALA Council approved the selection of Notarius to provide the OALA Digital Seal to Members.

Click the button below to learn more about the OALA Digital Seal.

OALA Digital Seal Info

 

 

 

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Engaging a Landscape Architect Guides – Part 4 Release

We are pleased to announce the continued roll out of the Engaging a Landscape Architect series of business guides.

As of March 2019, Part Four: OALA Guide to Design Competitions has been completed and released to members and the public. 

Part Four provides an overview and general guidance for sponsors and participants considering hosting or participating in a landscape architectural competition in Ontario. It covers a diverse range of key topics designed to encourage a successful competition and a creative winning submission.

To access the guides (including Part 1 and 2), please go to the PROFESSION tab on the OALA toolbar at the top of the screen, and click “ENGAGING A LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT” or CLICK HERE

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2019 AGM & Conference

2019 OALA AGM & Conference 
April 25-27, 2019 
Blue Mountain Conference Centre.

The theme of the 2019 Conference is:

BIGthinking: Watershed-Scale Landscape Perspectives.
With the Niagara Escarpment and the shores of Georgian Bay as the backdrop for this year’s Conference, we look beyond the local to the potential offered by big data, large-scale contextual analysis and foundational ideas for landscape architecture.

OALA AGM Documents Available for Download:

Post-Event Survey Recap:

Thank you to those OALA members, sponsors and guests who completed the 2019 AGM & Conference Post-Event Survey. Your comments and insights will be taken into consideration when planning future OALA AGMs and Conferences.

The event saw a great turnout of 325 members, participants, exhibitors and sponsors from across the province!  137 of those in attendance completed the survey – Thank you!

These comments and suggestions will be shared with the Council and the AGM & Conference Planning Committee for future consideration.

Click here to view the raw data of the complete survey.

Once again, thank you to those who took the time to complete the OALA AGM & Conference Post Event Survey.

2019 Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors

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2019 OALA AGM & Conference

 

2019 OALA AGM & Conference
April 25-27, 2019
Blue Mountain Conference Centre.

The theme of the 2019 Conference is:

BIGthinking: Watershed-Scale Landscape Perspectives.
With the Niagara Escarpment and the shores of Georgian Bay as the backdrop for this year’s Conference, we look beyond the local to the potential offered by big data, large-scale contextual analysis and foundational ideas for landscape architecture.

The OALA Conference is sold out. Tickets for additional tours and evening events are now only available at the registration desk.

CLICK HERE for details about additional tickets. 

Click to Expand: Pricing Details

All registration includes the Thursday and President’s receptions. The Friday “After Party” and Saturday tours are optional and available at an additional cost as outlined below.

Early Bird Registration
(January-February 20)
Regular Registration
(February 21-April 15)
Late/Day-Of Registration
Full Member $150.00 $175.00 $250.00
Associate $75.00 $90.00 $250.00
Student $45.00 $50.00 $250.00
Non-Member $160.00 $195.00 $250.00

Additional Tickets:

Thursday Reception, only (Accompanying Guest Ticket) : $25
Friday Evening “After Party”: $45

Saturday Tours:

Blue Mountain Village Tour and Sketching Workshop: $30
Niagara Escarpment Hiking Tour: $50
Collingwood Shipyards and Heritage Tour: $40

AGM ONLY – NOTE: there is no charge for members to attend the AGM only (no meals or conference activities). If you would like to attend the AGM only, please email Sarah at the OALA office to register your name. Additional tickets for receptions or tours can be purchased separately if required.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Photographs will be taken at this event. If you do not consent to your photograph being used in future OALA distributions, please notify this to the OALA office after you have registered. Thank you.

 

Get the EventMobi App

This will direct you to the EventMobi site, where you can pick the app appropriate for your mobile device. Once you download the EventMobi App, enter code: OALA2019 to get access to all of the Conference Features.

Click here to view the app in your browser.

Click to Expand: Hotel Accomodations

We have a block of rooms in the Village Hotel & Resort. Room rates range depending on suite size and number of bedrooms (several 2-3 bedroom units are available for larger groups).

To complete your hotel reservations, please visit: https://bmrbooking.bluemountain.ca/ or by calling 877-445-0231, and entering the Group Code: GB00000698  (Group Name is: OALA AGM 2019) . Note there is a 2% Village Amenity Fee (VAF) charged to all accommodation.

The deadline to book in the hotel room block is by March 25.

 

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Partner ($6,000):

 

Supporter ($4,000):

Friend ($2,000):

       

     

         

 

Please click here for a list of all Trade Show Exhibitors

 

 

 

 

 

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Going Paperless is the Goal, Digital Signatures are the Solution

Did you miss the March 7 webinar?  Would you like to see the Power Point slides?  The slides are available via the button below.

Please note that  the content presented and discussed is not intended for public consumption as it is specific to AALA, BCSLA and OALA. It also contains commercially sensitive information. Notorius also offers webinars and other support, click the link below to access the OALA Notarius portal.

Notarius March 7 Webinar          OALA Notarius Portal

 

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Grey to Green 2019

Adapting to Climate Change: Flooding and the Urban Heat Island and More

April 4-5
Toronto

The 7th annual Grey to Green Conference theme centres around adaption to climate change and the issues of flooding, urban heat islands and food security, health equity, urban agriculture, building resilient cities and much more. Come together, learn, innovate and improve the resiliency of our communities.

The OALA is proud to support Grey to Green as a Reception Sponsor.

Click Here for More Information and Registration

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2019 AGM & Conference Add-On Tickets

Please use the cart below to purchase late registration and/or additional tickets for the add-on events for the OALA 2019 AGM & Conference.

Please write the full name of whose registration these ticket(s) should apply to in the “Payment For” and “Invoice” categories at checkout.

THE OALA CONFERENCE IS SOLD OUT

Tickets for Evening and Tours are no longer available online. If you would like to purchase tickets for a tour or evening event, please find a volunteer or staff member at the Conference Registration desk for availability and purchasing. Thank you.

*Attending the AGM ONLY is free to all members. If you would like to register for the AGM ONLY please e-mail Sarah at coordinator@oala.ca *

 

EVENING TICKETS:

Thursday Reception, only (Accompanying Guest Ticket)  $25 +HST
Friday Night “After Party” Reception at Kaytoo  $40 +HST

TOUR TICKETS:

Tour: Blue Mountain Village Tour and Sketching Workshop  $30 +HST
Tour: Niagara Escarpment Hiking Tour  SOLD OUT
Tour: Collingwood Shipyards and Heritage Tour  $40 +HST
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OALA VOLUNTEERS 2018

On behalf of the OALA Council we would like to extend our appreciation to the following volunteer efforts this past year. The OALA greatly appreciates the contribution of all volunteers who have given their valuable time, talents, and advice to promote, improve and advance the profession of Landscape Architecture and maintain standards of professional practice and conduct consistent with the need to serve and to protect the public interest. The Association relies on its volunteers and we appreciate the exemplary volunteer spirit that you have shown!

The OALA would like to thank the following members:

Christine Abe Pauline Ho Lori Philp
Kanwal Aftab Elspeth Holland Adele Pierre
Kathryn Allan Matthew Hooker Christina Pilz
David Antonsen James Hosick Nick Pirzas
Julius Aquino Jessica Lee Hutcheon Meredith Plant
Jasmeen Bains Linda Irvine Carleigh Pope
Brian Baird Ryan James Stephen Popovich
Shannon Baker Stephanie Jarvis Phil Pothen
Mike Barker Vincent Javet* Michael Presutti
Steve Barnhart Luke Jefferson John Quinn
Yvonne Battista Andrew Johnson Deborah Reader
Geoff Bayne Bruce Johnson Patrick Rees
Jeffrey Beaton Lorraine Johnson* Mark Reid
Victoria Bell Luke Kairys Susan Reise
Paula Berketo Hoda Kameli John Richard
Colin Berman Jeffrey Kaster Tom Ridout
Ron Bernasch Walter Kehm Fiona Rintoul
Kevin Bettridge Sean Kelly James Roche
Elizabeth Birks Joshua Kirk Sarah Lynn Saari
Richard Bogaert Viive Mai Kittask Haley Sadler
Stefan Bolliger Eric Klaver Fidenzio Salvatori
Alison Bond Sarry Klein Anne-Claude Schellenberg
Sheila Boudreau Gransaull Henry Kortekaas Veronica Schroder
Dominique Bourdeau Ron Koudys Owen Scott
Martina Braunstein Neno Kovacevic Le’ Ann Seely
Paul Brydges Johanna Kyte John Paul Shelton
Arnis Budrevics Sue Ann Laking Alex Shevchuk
Virginia Burt HinTat Lam Jeffery Silcox-Childs
Les Camm David Lashley Bradley Smith
Cornel Campbell Svetlana Lavrentieva Cameron Smith
Lei Chang Yuk-Woo Lee Peter F. Smith
Doris Chee Edward Leonard Todd Smith
Zhebing (Bing) Chen* Michael Leonard Peter J. Smith
Monica Clarke Sally LePage Stephanie Snow
Trish Clarke Tom Lew Iain David Souter
John Collver Patrick Li Kellie Spence
Sandra Cooke Vivian Li Mark Steele
Claude Cormier John Lloyd Brendan Stewart
Jerrold Corush Franco Lora Meghan Stewart
Paul Cosburn Jonathan Loschmann Katherine Strang
Jeffrey Craft Natassya Lu Netami Stuart
Michael Cullen D. Brett Lucyk Nina Stultz
Sarah Culp Alison Lumby Steven Sunderland
Jean-Marc Daigle Domenic Lunardo Wayne Swanton
Ian Dance James MacDonald-Nelson* Alicia Sword
Cassandra Dell’Aquila Gunta Mackars Martin Tavares
Ashley DeWitt Jennifer Mahoney Dennis Taves
Timothy Dobson Sean Malby Victoria Taylor
David Duhan Francesco Martire Beatrice Taylor
Jennifer Duxbury (Sedore) Lucien Marton Graham Taylor
Nelson Edwards Scott Mason Mark Taylor
Mary Leigh Faught Diane Matichuk Linda Thorne*
Stefan Fediuk Tim McCormick Jessica Tivy
Bradley Fleisher Robyn McCormick Michael Tocher
Jasper Flores James McWilliam Dalia Todary-Michael
Leonard Flot Sean Mealand Rodger Todhunter
Kendall Flower James Melvin Scott Torrance
Victor Ford Thomas Metzdorf Jenny Trinh
Leah Forte Nicola Miele Timothy Turner
Thomas Foster Matthew Mills Ben Tymchyshyn
Douglas Fountain Joanne Moran Shalini Khaitan Ullal
Kate Fox-Whyte Robin Mosseri James Vafiades
Sander Freedman Matthew Mountford Edward Veldkamp
Paul Gardner Julie Mulligan Gregory Velis
Marc Garon-Nielsen Sheila Murray-Belisle Salvatore Viola
Amanda Gebhardt Lomas Sham Nankoosingh Jacqueline Viscardi
Neda Ghazi Daria Nardone Sibylle von Knobloch
Michelle Gignac Donald Naylor Xuan (Sally) Wang
Eric Gordon Eha Mai Naylor David Waverman
Andrea Graham Sandra Neal Daniel Weagant
Cynthia Graham Adam Nicklin David Wells
Dorota Grudniewicz Paul Nodwell Jane Welsh
Roy Gucciardi Peter North Scott Wentworth
Jennifer Hächler Glenn O’Connor Justin Whalen
Tiffany Hanna (Brûlé) Lawrence O’Hearn Andrew Wilson
Jennifer Harvey Douglas Olson Steven Wimmer
Scott Henderson Nicholas Onody Mitchell Wiskel
Ruthanne Henry Cecelia Paine Welwyn Wong
Michael Hensel Sabrina Parent Carolyn Woodland
Glenn Herman Robert Parkin Eddie Wu
Peter Hersics* Mark Parris Manzure Yaermaimaiti
Graham Hess Jyoti Pathak Yvonne Yeung
Katie Hickey Robert Patterson Joel Zavitz
Aaron Hill Nadja Pausch Juanjuan Zhao
Gregory Hill Katherine Peck
Mark Hillmer Michelle Peeters

* Designates non-member volunteers, as of December 2018.

The OALA endeavours to recognize all volunteers. If we have inadvertantly missed anyone who volunteered in 2018, please notify the OALA office.

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2018 OALA Volunteer Recognition

On behalf of the OALA Council we would like to extend our appreciation to the following volunteer efforts this past year. The OALA greatly appreciates the contribution of all volunteers who have given their valuable time, talents, and advice to promote, improve and advance the profession of Landscape Architecture and maintain standards of professional practice and conduct consistent with the need to serve and to protect the public interest. The Association relies on its volunteers and we appreciate the exemplary volunteer spirit that you have shown!

The OALA would like to thank the following members:

Christine Abe Pauline Ho Michelle Peeters
Kanwal Aftab Elspeth Holland Lori Philp
Kathryn Allan Matthew Hooker Adele Pierre
David Antonsen James Hosick Christina Pilz
Julius Aquino Jessica Lee Hutcheon Nick Pirzas
Jasmeen Bains Linda Irvine Meredith Plant
Brian Baird Ryan James Carleigh Pope
Shannon Baker Stephanie Jarvis Stephen Popovich
Mike Barker Vincent Javet* Phil Pothen
Steve Barnhart Luke Jefferson Michael Presutti
Yvonne Battista Andrew Johnson John Quinn
Geoff Bayne Bruce Johnson Deborah Reader
Jeffrey Beaton Lorraine Johnson* Patrick Rees
Victoria Bell Luke Kairys Mark Reid
Paula Berketo Hoda Kameli Susan Reise
Colin Berman Jeffrey Kaster John Richard
Ron Bernasch Walter Kehm Tom Ridout
Kevin Bettridge Sean Kelly Fiona Rintoul
Elizabeth Birks Joshua Kirk James Roche
Richard Bogaert Viive Mai Kittask Sarah Lynn Saari
Stefan Bolliger Eric Klaver Haley Sadler
Alison Bond Sarry Klein Fidenzio Salvatori
Sheila Boudreau Gransaull Henry Kortekaas Anne-Claude Schellenberg
Dominique Bourdeau Ron Koudys Veronica Schroder
Martina Braunstein Neno Kovacevic Owen Scott
Paul Brydges Johanna Kyte Le’ Ann Seely
Arnis Budrevics Sue Ann Laking John Paul Shelton
Virginia Burt HinTat Lam Alex Shevchuk
Les Camm David Lashley Jeffery Silcox-Childs
Cornel Campbell Svetlana Lavrentieva Bradley Smith
Lei Chang Yuk-Woo Lee Cameron Smith
Doris Chee Edward Leonard Peter F. Smith
Zhebing (Bing) Chen* Michael Leonard Todd Smith
Monica Clarke Sally LePage Peter J. Smith
Trish Clarke Tom Lew Stephanie Snow
John Collver Patrick Li Iain David Souter
Sandra Cooke Vivian Li Kellie Spence
Claude Cormier John Lloyd Mark Steele
Jerrold Corush Franco Lora Brendan Stewart
Paul Cosburn Jonathan Loschmann Meghan Stewart
Jeffrey Craft Natassya Lu Katherine Strang
Michael Cullen D. Brett Lucyk Netami Stuart
Sarah Culp Alison Lumby Nina Stultz
Jean-Marc Daigle Domenic Lunardo Steven Sunderland
Ian Dance James MacDonald-Nelson* Wayne Swanton
Cassandra Dell’Aquila Gunta Mackars Alicia Sword
Ashley DeWitt Jennifer Mahoney Martin Tavares
Timothy Dobson Sean Malby Dennis Taves
David Duhan Francesco Martire Victoria Taylor
Jennifer Duxbury (Sedore) Lucien Marton Beatrice Taylor
Nelson Edwards Scott Mason Graham Taylor
Mary Leigh Faught Diane Matichuk Mark Taylor
Stefan Fediuk Tim McCormick Linda Thorne*
Bradley Fleisher Robyn McCormick Jessica Tivy
Jasper Flores James McWilliam Michael Tocher
Leonard Flot Sean Mealand Dalia Todary-Michael
Kendall Flower James Melvin Rodger Todhunter
Victor Ford Thomas Metzdorf Scott Torrance
Leah Forte Nicola Miele Jenny Trinh
Thomas Foster Matthew Mills Timothy Turner
Douglas Fountain Susan Montgomery Ben Tymchyshyn
Kate Fox-Whyte Joanne Moran Shalini Khaitan Ullal
Sander Freedman Robin Mosseri James Vafiades
Paul Gardner Matthew Mountford Edward Veldkamp
Marc Garon-Nielsen Julie Mulligan Gregory Velis
Amanda Gebhardt Sheila Murray-Belisle Salvatore Viola
Neda Ghazi Lomas Sham Nankoosingh Jacqueline Viscardi
Michelle Gignac Daria Nardone Sibylle von Knobloch
Eric Gordon Donald Naylor Xuan (Sally) Wang
Andrea Graham Eha Mai Naylor David Waverman
Cynthia Graham Sandra Neal Daniel Weagant
Dorota Grudniewicz Adam Nicklin David Wells
Roy Gucciardi Paul Nodwell Jane Welsh
Jennifer Hächler Peter North Scott Wentworth
Tiffany Hanna (Brûlé) Glenn O’Connor Justin Whalen
Jennifer Harvey Lawrence O’Hearn Andrew Wilson
Scott Henderson Douglas Olson Steven Wimmer
Ruthanne Henry Nicholas Onody Mitchell Wiskel
Michael Hensel Cecelia Paine Welwyn Wong
Glenn Herman Sabrina Parent Carolyn Woodland
Peter Hersics* Robert Parkin Eddie Wu
Graham Hess Mark Parris Manzure Yaermaimaiti
Katie Hickey Jyoti Pathak Yvonne Yeung
Aaron Hill Robert Patterson Joel Zavitz
Gregory Hill Nadja Pausch Juanjuan Zhao
Mark Hillmer Katherine Peck

* Designates non-member volunteers, as of December 2018.

The OALA endeavours to recognize all volunteers. If we have inadvertantly missed anyone who volunteered in 2018, please notify the OALA office.

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