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CSLA Bulletin – February 2019

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CanWest Horticultural Expo 2019

Welcome to CanWest Hort Expo 2019! CanWest is Western Canada’s premier horticultural trade show, connecting buyers and sellers throughout Canada and the Pacific Northwest. Whether you are exhibiting or attending, this website will provide you with all the information you need about CanWest. We look forward to hosting you at this year’s show.

LACF Announces the 2019 Grant Award Winners

  • The 2018 Donors
    list recognizes our generous supporters and reveals the total amount
    donated to LACF in 2018. Pretty amazing!

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Architecture through research, communication and scholarship.

Call for Nominations for CSLA President-Elect 2019

Following the guidelines set out in the CSLA Bylaws, I wish to confirm that the following CSLA member has been nominated for the position of CSLA president-elect: Hope Parnham, APALA, CSLA

Additional nominations, signed by at least five Voting Members, may be submitted to the Executive Director by February 16th, 2019. The submission shall be accompanied by a written acceptance from the nominee. 

Message from Hope Parnham, APALA, CSLA
Dear Colleagues, 
I am deeply honoured to stand for the position of 2019 President-Elect of the CSLA. My involvement with the CSLA began during my student years at the University of Manitoba, as a MALA student member and with a part-time job with the CSLA Awards of Excellence program. I was alst for my thesis research on climate change impacts and adaptation. These early opportunities cemeno fortunate to have been a LACF grant recipiented my interest in research and provided insight into the value of building relationships with landscape architects from across the country.

After graduation, I returned home to Prince Edward Island where I have worked as both staff and consultant for municipal and provincial governments. I have continued working on climate change issues relating to coastal development and through research into the long term cost-benefits of coastal protection measures. I have served as President-Elect (2013-15), President (2015-17), and Past-President (2017-2019) of the Atlantic Provinces Association of Landscape Architects, and I am currently the APALA representative on the CSLA Board of Directors. I am a founding member of the CSLA Committee on Climate Adaptation (previously the Task Force on Climate Change) (2014-present), I Co-Chair the IFLA Working Group on Climate Change (2017-present) and for the past two years I have been a juror for the LACF Annual Grants Program (2017-18). Most recently, I served as Co-Guest Editor of the Landscape | Paysages Spring 2019 Issue – Lo!Carbon which is focused on the importance of ecosystem-based approaches to low carbon resilience research, planning and design.
Obviously, I am deeply engaged in what I believe to be the greatest challenge of my generation – reducing, anticipating and preparing for the effects of climate change. If elected, I will use this opportunity to advance the role of landscape architects in ensuring a more sustainable future for Canada and to achieving the objectives of the CSLA as identified in the recent 2018-2020 Strategic Plan, which includes enhanced advocacy initiatives, government relations and services to members.

Michelle Legault, Executive Director
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LACF News – December 2018

LACF closes the year 2018 with breaking news about the new
crop of exciting grant proposals and funding for a special project
about the work of Landscape Architect Claude Cormier.
Learn more…
La FAPC clôt l’année 2018 avec des nouvelles sur la
série de propositions pour des bourses et sur la financement d’un
projet spécial sur le travail de l’architecte paysagiste Claude
En savoir plus…

Seasons greetings | Joyeuses Fêtes
Become a 2019 member of LACF by making a donation of $100 or more and
support our mission of advancing and promoting the values of the
profession of Landscape Architecture through research, communication
and scholarship
Devenir membre 2019 de la FAPC on faisant un don de 100$ ou plus à la
Fondation et soutenir notre mission d’avancer et de promouvoir les
idéaux de la profession d’architecture de paysage par la recherche,
communication et l’érudition

LACF News – December 2018

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Invitation to Public Reception – December 14, 2018

Students from Dalhousie University School of Architecture invite you to attend a public reception on Friday, December 14, 5:30-7:30 pm, at Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club, 192 Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth. View the poster.

Lake Banook has a rich history related to aquatic sports and outdoor activities. Over the next five years a number of major paddling events,including the world championships in 2022, will help shape its future legacy.Our question is: How can infrastructural development best support the larger community? 

To address this question, eleven Master of Architecture students, in association with Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak Canada, have been working on speculative projects that envision supporting world class events and benefiting the community long-term. Areas of interest include: increased opportunities for culture and heritage,completion of the trail system, stewardship of the natural environment, active transport and access, athlete accommodation / low-cost housing, and novel forms of tourism.

The Halifax Centre Plan foresees development near Lake Banook in proximity to Mic Mac Mall. Around the lake, both Silver’s Hill and Graham’s Grove offer opportunities for development to support both paddling-specific and community-oriented activities.

We welcome your suggestions for discussing priorities for Lake Banook over thenext few years. Join us for an open house in the big room at Mic MacAAC. We hope to see you there!

Brian Lilley
Associate Professor
School of Architecture, Dalhousie University

2018 Architecture Lecture Series Report

The Path: Landscape architecture, learning, and reconciliation

The Public Lecture Series is an annual event hosted by the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Architects (NLAA) featuring national and international architects and urban designers. For the third consecutive year, APALA was invited to collaborate with the NLAA and co-hosted a lecture on October 12th at the Quidi Vidi Plantation in St. John’s, NL. The guest speaker invited by APALA was Chris Grosset, NuALA, FCSLA, a partner and senior consultant with NVision InSight Group, an Indigenous Consulting firm based in Ottawa and Iqaluit.

The evening began with an informal meet and greet where guests had the opportunity to mingle and meet Chris before the lecture. The lecture was well-attended and included local landscape architects, planners, architects and many members of the general public. Over the course of an hour, Chris presented those in attendance with an introduction to the process of “truth and reconciliation.” Using unique project and personal experiences throughout Nunavut as examples, Chris was able to illustrate his “path” toward understanding and appreciating Indigenous perspectives. He discussed his journey toward acknowledging a state of reconciliation and how that has influenced his principles and his practice. Chris’s review of his experience and impressive body of work was illuminating and certainly successful in creating awareness of the profession of landscape architecture and the breadth of work that landscape architects are doing. Many left the lecture feeling refreshed and inspired with many thoughtful and supportive comments being received in the days that followed.

Overall the event was a success and proved to be an excellent avenue to advance the practice and profession of landscape architecture in Newfoundland and Labrador and Atlantic Canada.

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