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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

April  is World Landscape Architecture Month [WLAM] and you are invited to celebrate by becoming a member of LACF!  Also, please take note that the LACF Annual Members Meeting [AMM] will be held on June 1st 2017.  See the President’s invitation for details below.

YES I WANT TO CELEBRATE WLAM WITH LACF AND BECOME A MEMBER!

When you make a donation of 100$ or more to LACF, you become a member and join the growing group of individuals and organizations that support research, communication and scholarship in Landscape architecture.  You can also become a friend of the Foundation when you make a contribution under $100.  In both cases, we will keep you informed about our ongoing activities and groundbreaking research via our eNews and updates.  As a member you also have a voice and the right to vote at our Annual Members Metting [AMM]. Join us in celebrating World Landscape Architecture month by helping to build a stronger Foundation. All you have to do is DONATE NOW.

 

AN INVITATION FROM THE PRESIDENT

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to attend the LACF|FAPC Annual Meeting, which will be held exceptionally this year, via a telephone conference call. 

The by-laws governing the Foundation require that we hold our Annual Members Meeting in conjunction with the CSLA congress, but no later than the first six months of our fiscal year. Since the CSLA congress will be held in Montreal during the World Design Summit in October, we will hold our annual meeting on June 1st, 2017, via conference call. 

Important information for participants:

Date:  2017-06-01
Time: 11h00 am (EDT)
Call-in telephone no :  1-855-392-2520
Code : 1375418#

The LACF| FAPC AMM agenda, annual report and other documents are posted below. Please let us know if you are planning to attend by sending a confirmation note to: info@lacf.ca

Best regards,

Vincent Asselin, C.Q., FCSLA, Président

Reference Documents: 
LACF 2017 ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING DRAFT AGENDA 
LACF 2016 ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING MINUTES, WINNIPEG
LACF BY-LAWS 
FAPC RÈGLEMENTS
LACF 2016 ANNUAL REPORT 
FAPC RAPPORT ANNUEL 2016
LACF 2017 NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT
 

PETER BRIGGS DONATES BIG-TIME for NORTHERN RESEARCH

 

As an outcome of the climate change focus of the Ottawa Congress in 2015, the NWTALA initiated a Norther Research Fund with the LACF. This fund will be targeted at providing $5000 a year in support of work that  relates to northern areas. At the beginning of 2017, the fund was sitting at $5,000. In order to have the fund be active, Peter Briggs, president of Corvus Design in Anchorage, past president of the CSLA and member of the LACF Board of Directors,  made a personal donation of over $10,000 as a matching challenge to other individuals and firms to get the fund to it's $25,000 goal. Donations can be made to LACF with the notation that they go to the Northern Research Fund. Here's hoping others will rise to the challenge! A big LACF Thank you goes to Peter Briggs!  

IMAGE: KEKERTEN TERRITORIAL PARK, CHRIS GROSSET, Canadian Landcape PORTFOLIO 

 

EXTRACTION RECEIVES A CSLA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 

LACF extends its congratulations to the EXTRACTION Project Team for receiving one of the 14 CSLA Awards of Excellence in 2017.  LACF is proud to have supported this provocative exhibit at the Venice Architectural Bienale in 2016. Extraction Team: OPSYS / Hume Atelier / RVTR / Beites & Co / Ecological Design Lab. Contact : Pierre Bélanger, OALA, CSLA, ASLA, SBA 

Learn more about this project in our Portfolio Archives 

WLAM

Every year the CSLA holds a poster competition to celebrate World Landscape Architecture Month.  We have used a partial view of this year's winning entry as our header image above. This years winners are Matt Perotto and Megan Esopenko. They produced the poster inspired by dream landscapes which will be distributed across the country to help promote WLAM. Learn more and see the full spread here:  http://www.csla-aapc.ca/events/wlam-poster-competition

Ottawa - le 12 avril 2017 - Matt Perotto et Megan Esopenko ont gagné le concours d'affiche MMAP de l'AAPC pour 2017. Ils ont créé l'affiche qui sera distribuée dans tout le pays afin de promouvoir le MMAP.  En savoir plus > http://www.aapc-csla.ca/events/concours-daffiche-mmap