Author: OALA Coordinator

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 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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OALA Ski Day 2019

February 1, 2019
Alpine Ski Club, 17-242 Arrowhead Rd
Collingwood, ON

The OALA is pleased to invite you to join us for a day of fun with OALA members, sponsors, clients and friends. Ski, Snowboard, Snowshoe or just take the time to relax with friends, and enjoy the hospitality and food in the Alpine Ski Club. New Skiers/Snowboarders welcome! Come see one of Ontario’s finest resorts.

All proceeds from Ski Day are donated to support Landscape Architecture at the University of Toronto and University of Guelph.

We will be located in the Georgian Room!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Schedule:

08:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
09:00 a.m. – 04:00 p.m. Lifts open
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Ski/Board lessons
12:15 p.m. – 01:30 p.m. Gourmet Lunch
01:30 p.m. – 02:30 p.m. Fun Race on Lower Alpine
03:30 p.m. (start) Apres Ski Social
04:00 p.m. – 05:15 p.m. Awards, Presentations and Draws

Sponsorship is available. Please click here for the sponsorship application form

Lessons:

1 hour complimentary Adult beginner lessons for ski and snowboarding are included for those wishing to get on the slopes for the first time. Ask the OALA for details. Lessons start at 10:00a.m. Intermediate & Advanced group lessons begin at 11:00am. Lessons are only provided at these times, so please arrive accordingly.

Guided Snowshoe Tour begins at 11:00am, however participants are able to snowshoe & skate throughout the day at their own leisure.

Rentals:

All equipment is reserved through Squire John’s online booking system and must be done in advance (cut off is two days before the event.) The rental website is https://www.squirejohns.com/rentals/ and you can find our group by entering the date (February 1), location (Alpine Ski Club) and OALA. You will be given a username and password after submitting your request to make any required changes afterwards. We recommend you register rentals early. Squire John’s cannot always accommodate those without reserved equipment.  The cuttoff date to register your rentals is two days before the event (Jan 30)

2019 RATES (all-inclusive, cash bar):

EARLY BIRD RATES – Available until January 7th
MEMBER NON-MEMBER
Adult $100 $130
L.A. Student $75 $95
Kids (<13) $45 $55
No Lift Ticket $60 $60
REGULAR RATES
MEMBER NON-MEMBER
Adult $120 $140
L.A. Student $90 $105
Kids (<13) $55 $65
No Lift Ticket $70 $70

* rates listed above will have HST added at checkout

REGISTER TODAY!

REGISTRATION CLOSES January 25th at 3pm.

PLEASE NOTE: Photographs may 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.

CANCELLATION: The OALA Ski Day is an outdoor event where varying weather may occur. The OALA will not provide refunds due to inclement weather, or no-shows. Cancellations can be made in advance of the registration closing date (Jan 25).

Please contact Sarah at the OALA if you have any questions: (416)-231-4181 x2 or coordinator@oala.ca

Thank you to our sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

 

 

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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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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.

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 15)
Regular Registration
(February 15-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 Guest: $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

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.

Click to Expand: Sponsors & Exhibitors

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

 

If you are interested in exhibitor opportunities or event sponsorship, please click here for the Sponsor & Exhibitor Program. Note that table top displays and sponsorships are on a first-come, first-served basis and may sell out quickly. Deadline to apply for exhibits/sponsorship is January 21, 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

 

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Season’s Greetings from the OALA

On behalf of OALA council and staff, we wish you joy and peace this holiday season and throughout the year to come.

  • Jane Welsh, OALA, FCSLA, OALA President

Holiday Hours:

The OALA office will be closed from December 21 at 3:00pm, opening again on January 2.

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2018 OALA Holiday Socials

Coming to a city near you!

All are welcome! Mix and mingle with members from the OALA.

Click each city’s RSVP button below for more details.
Please be sure to RSVP as space may be limited.

GUELPH

Saturday, December 1, 2018
6:00pm – 11:00pm
Albion Hotel
49 Norfolk St
Guelph, ON  N1H 4J1

Sponsored by NVK / Connon Nurseries

CLICK TO RSVP (Guelph)

 

TORONTO

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Duke of Devon
66 Wellington Street West
(Concourse/PATH level of the TD Building)
Toronto, ON  M5K 1H1

Sponsored by Park Street Solutions

CLICK TO RSVP (Toronto)

 

OTTAWA

Thursday, December 13, 2018
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Vittoria in the Village
309 Richmond Road
Ottawa, ON  K1Z 6X6

Sponsored by Greely Sand & Gravel

CLICK TO RSVP (Ottawa)

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Municipal elections: time for landscape architects to speak up

Across Ontario, 444 municipal council elections will take place on Monday, October 22, 2018.

The election period provides the perfect occasion for landscape architects to reach out to local leaders and talk about the value that the profession brings to communities.

Municipalities are critical stakeholders for landscape architecture. Not only do they employ landscape architects directly, their leadership on local issues connects them closely to both public and private sector land development.

It is vital for Mayors, Councillors, Reeves and others to understand the value that landscape architects bring to the table.

OALA Council is encouraging members to contact their local candidates, set-up meetings and talk to them about landscape architecture.

Don’t worry about what to say. Materials are available for you. The information we have includes:

Simply contact Executive Director Aina Budrevics at 416.231.4181 ext.1 or executivedirector@oala.ca to report on the meetings you arrange or any engagement you already have with local candidates.  You may even want to take photos and so we can share them with your OALA colleagues.

More information on these elections – such as voting locations, advance poll dates and names of registered candidates – can generally be found on your local municipality’s website.

You can find out if you are on your local voters list at https://www.voterlookup.ca/home.aspx.

Please participate by going to vote on October 22 (or at an advance poll).

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2018 Curling Bonspiel

November 17, 2018
4:00pm
Guelph Curling Club
816 Woolwich St. R.R.#5

The OALA’s annual Curling Bonspiel is back again at the Guelph Curling Club on a NEW DATE: November 17, 2018.

The event will begin at 5:00 P.M. Ticket price is $25/person (you can register as an individual or up to a team of 4) and the price includes your ice fee and a dinner. Please be sure to email OALA Coordinator Sarah with your team member names after registration.

Never curled before?
Practice runs and training are available when you arrive.
Don’t have a team or a partner to join you?
No problem – you will be placed on a team with other members for a great evening on the ice.

Although we are curling after Halloween, we still welcome you to dress up in costume, with the potential to win team prizes! Please no glitter, sequins, feathers or anything that could fall off on to the ice.

PLEASE NOTE: Photographs may be taken at this event. If you do not consent to your photograph being used in future OALA distributions, please contact the OALA office once you have registered. The OALA will not accept cancellations after registration is purchased. 

Registration is now closed.

 

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