OALA 2019 Membership Dues

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Dues invoices were emailed during the first week of November to all members with an email address on-file. Payment is due by January 7, 2019.

You are able to pay dues via credit card online by clicking here, or by mailing a cheque or credit card details to the OALA Office.

Please contact the Registrar if you have any questions,


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.


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!



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


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.


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 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
Adult $100 $130
L.A. Student $75 $95
Kids (<13) $45 $55
No Lift Ticket $60 $60
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


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

Thank you to our sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors




2019 OALA AGM & Conference

The 2019 OALA AGM & Conference will be held April 25-27, 2019 at the 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.

Below you will find a link to a provisional schedule as well as pricing.

Registration will open mid-January 2019. 

Hotel Accommodations:

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: 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.


Exhibitors & Sponsorship:

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.



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.


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.


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

Sponsored by NVK / Connon Nurseries




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




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

Sponsored by Greely Sand & Gravel



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 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

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


2018 Curling Bonspiel

November 17, 2018
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.



Engaging a Landscape Architect Guides

We are pleased to announce the roll out of the new OALA business guides for landscape architectural services and fees.

To access the guides, 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


OALA Bowling Night

The OALA Social Committee is excited to announce that the OALA Bowling Night is back by popular demand! The second annual event will once again take place at The Ballroom on Wednesday, September 26. Shine up your bowling balls and work on your form for a night of bowling, pool, food & drink. Bring your friends or join a team, or buy a ticket to hang out with colleagues!

This event is organized by the OALA Social Committee.


Registration is now closed. Please contact Sarah if you have any questions about the event. 

Tickets are first come, first served and may sell quickly. The OALA will not accept cancellations after registration is purchased. 

Bowling Teams are made up of 8 players, and can be registered 4 at a time. To promote networking and socialization, groups of four will be matched with others.

We request that supplier companies only attend if they are sponsors of the event.

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.





OALA Golf Day 2018

The 16th annual OALA Golf Day took place on Friday, August 17th at the Royal Ontario Golf Club, and was another successful event. This year, we had record attendance of over 135 golfers registered for the event! A big thank you is also extended to our volunteers during the day: Corin Latimer, Don Parsons, and Jacqueline Viscardi.

The rain held out for most of the day, and a great round of golf was able to be had. OALA members were welcomed by Attorney General Caroline Mulroney MPP (York-Centre) and MPP Stephen Crawford (Oakville) during lunch, with conversation and photo opportunities, as well as a special greeting from Minister Mulroney.

The event ended with the Unilock sponsored dinner where Aina Budrevics, OALA Executive Director, and Sarah Manteuffel, OALA Coordinator, announced prize winners and giveaways. The prize tables were full of items donated from our sponsors, and we would like to thank them for their contributions as many went home as winners.

Most importantly, we were able to donate $5,000 and $10,000 cheques to both the University of Toronto and the University of Guelph Endowment Funds. This annual Golf Day event as well as our Ski Day event raise funds to help the Landscape Architecture programs at these Universities. OALA Vice President Kendall Flower accepted the cheque on behalf of the University of Toronto, and presented the University of Guelph cheque to Brendan Stewart, OALA Council Representative for the University of Guelph, who accepted the cheque on behalf of the University and shared a few words of thanks. Thank you to all golfers, volunteers, and sponsors as well as the staff at the Royal Ontario Golf Club who made this day possible.

And the day’s winners were:

Best Score: Jeff Burnett, Chris Baker, Brandon Clark, Andrew Kun
2nd Best Score: Kevin Holms, Paul Gardner, Jon Joyce, Mike Harris
3rd Best Score: Mark Parris, Brett BeBastiani, Matt Deegan, Kevin Gelata
Most Honest: Brendan Stewart, Nadia Amoroso, Martin Holland, Michael Laszczuk

Closest to the Sprinkler: Donna Sobil  (Sponsored by: VandenBussche Irrigation)
Longest Drive (Women): Janis Olbina (Sponsored by: Oaks Landscape Products)
Longest Drive (Men): Brandon Clark (Sponsored by: Salex)
Closest to the Pin (Women): Eha Naylor (Sponsored by: Openspace Solutions)
Closest to the Pin (Men): Joe Morello (Sponsored by: Azek Building Products)
Straightest Drive: Sean Hayes (Sponsored by: Gametime with Park N Play)
Putting Contest: Steve Van Meer (Sponsored by: Hauser)
Chipping Contest: Calen Hamelin (Sponsored by New World Park Solutions)

Click here for more photos! Stay tuned: OALA’s 2019 Ski Day will be on February 1st!!

Thank you to our SPONSORS:



OALA Blue Jays Game 2018

As summer approaches, the days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer. Time now to dust off your caps and mitts, as it’s BASEBALL SEASON!

The OALA will be hosting a “Night at the Ball Park” on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the Roger’s Centre in Toronto as the Blue Jays battle against the Baltimore Orioles. First pitch is 7:07pm.

Once again, we are down in the 200 level seats! Tickets can be purchased below.

Bring your co-workers, friends, family, or any other summer-enthusiasts and come on down for a bat-flipping good time!

The pre-game meet up & ticket pick up will be at The Rec Room at 255 Bremner Blvd located across the way from the Rogers Centre. Attendees are welcome to join the group for a drink before the game, starting at 5:30pm. Tickets will also be emailed to participants closer to the date of the event should you not be able to meet beforehand.

This event is sold out. 

Blue Jays Ticket 2018: 
$55.00 (HST Included) Out of stock

UofG LA Career Night

The University of Guelph Landscape Architecture program is hosting a career night! This event is an opportunity to meet employers who are actively recruiting and engaging students in exciting opportunities in landscape architecture. Employers will start to arrive around 4:45 and the event will start at 5pm. Throughout the night students will have the opportunity to walk around and discuss with possible employers about job opportunities, events in landscape architecture, and any other questions they might have. Employers will have the option to display any promotional material they have such as brochures and business cards on tables throughout the room, but are not expected to stay with these tables. If an employer is not able to make the event they are welcome to send any promotional material ahead of time and it will be displayed. Also, students are not to bring portfolios and resumes but can discuss the opportunity to review it at a future time with employers if they prefer.

Please contact Jenny Trinh to RSVP or for more information: 

The evening is sponsored by the OALA and Maglin Site Furniture.


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