1. CSLA Election Procedures - Assign your Proxy Now & Vote Electronically for the 2009 - 2010 President Elect
Click here to find the Proxy form (the CSLA Annual General Meeting materials) which must be returned to our Executive Director by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (905.469.4909) by July 31, 2009. And click here by August 8, 2009 to complete your ballot for the election of CSLA President Elect. For details about candidates Neil Dawe, NLALA and Chris Grosset, NuALA, click here.
Click here to view the proposed agenda for the CSLA Annual General Meeting (AGM), click here for the CSLA 2009 Approved Budget and click here to view the draft minutes of the last CSLA AGM held March 1, 2008. Copies of our 2008 Annual Report will be available at the 2009 AGM in Toronto and will also soon be posted on the CSLA website.
2. You TubeTM Contest Deadline July 31, 2009
Passionate, inspiring, ingenious - acclaim your digital fame! The CSLA You Tube TM deadline for entries is 5:00 pm EDT on July 31, 2009.
Make a video, tell people about our profession and have the chance to win one of two $500.00 prizes. We invite you - and we challenge you - to join us. For more information, please go to www.csla-aapc.ca/video
3. CSLA Congress August 13 - 15, 2009 Toronto - Still Time to Register
We have a new Opening Keynote speaker: Greg Smallenberg, FCSLA, BCSLA, OALA, ASLA - Partner, Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg - Vancouver. Greg will profile the amazing work of Canadian landscape architects in projects across this country around the world. His message...take notice, take charge, be recognized and celebrate the work.
For complete Congress details click here.
4. Cornelia Hahn Oberlander bestowed "Officer of Order of Canada" and Claude Cormier Receives " Knight of the Order" Honour
Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, O.C. of Vancouver, British Columbia was honoured as an Officer of the Order of Canada for her influence and contributions as a landscape architect who sets new standards of excellence through her environmentally responsible landscape architecture designs. This is a promotion within the Order. For complete details, click here.
5. The Ordre Nationale du Québec presented CSLA and AAPQ member Claude Cormier the highest distinction given by the Quebec government, "Knight of the Order".
The title is bestowed upon distinguished citizens who have contributed in an exemplary fashion to the development of Québec in all fields of human activity on a regional, national and international scale. Premier, Jean Charest conferred the distinction to Mr. Cormier.
Claude Cormier, AAPQ and Québec Premier Jean Charest
Photo credit: Clément Allard
6. LACF News
Andre Schwabenbauer Endowment Fund Recipient
CSLA Board member Arnis Budrevics presented a $1,000 cheque on behalf of the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF) who chose Andrea Mantin to receive their Andre Schwabenbauer Endowment Fund. For more information about the Fund, click here.
AAPQ Donates 2008 Congress Funds to LACF
The Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF) is pleased to have received a $1500 donation from the L'Association des architectes paysagistes du Québec (AAPQ). These funds resulted from the 2008 CSLA Congress held in Québec and hosted by AAPQ. "Donations from component associations and individuals make it possible for the Foundation to continue its annual grants in support of research, communication and scholarship," said LACF President, Cecelia Paine, FCSLA. As an example, the Foundation has been pleased to award grant funds to AAPQ member Ron Williams, FCSLA, to underwrite the costs of publishing his forthcoming book on the history of landscape architecture in Canada. LACF extends sincere thanks to AAPQ and its members for their generous contribution.
7. CSLA Presidents' Round Table Meeting August 12, 2009 in Toronto
The elected Presidents of each of the CSLA Component Organizations will be meeting together with the CSLA Board of Directors in Toronto on Wednesday, August 12 in conjunction with the CSLA National Congress. This year's Round Table discussions will focus on effective communications. Another way CSLA is working to add value to membership.
8. So You Missed Reading the May issue of the CSLA Bulletin - click here.
In it, you will find details about:
And...What do you think of the new format of the CSLA Bulletin?
Please take a moment to read through and give us your feedback on the new Bulletin format by completing a three-question on-line survey: Click here or insert http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=8j6Wk4hTrUniiMq9Iu1wcw_3d_3d in your browser.
9. Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP)'s PLAN magazine publishes article on CSLA's CUBA 2007 Congress
Authored by Serge Poitras in collaboration with Claude Potvin, an article entitled "An Exchange of Culture, Ideas and Opportunities" was published in CIP's Spring 2009 Publication "Plan. To view the article, click here It talks about the Congress being a "first" in terms of going beyond Canadian borders to engage in international outreach and collaboration.
10. Thank you Cathy Sears!
Cathy Sears, AALA relinquishes her titles as CSLA President and Board Chair at the August 15, 2009 Annual General meeting to President-Elect Linda Irvin, OALA. Cathy held the national association for Canadian landscape architects together at a time of transition that had her hold down two jobs: that of Executive Director and the equally time-consuming one as Board President. If you would like to send a personal note of thanks, e-mail them to Executive Director Paulette (email@example.com) or mail them to me at my personal address (2011 Lumberman Lane, Oakville L6M 2Z2) and I will see that they are appropriately delivered to her during the Congress.