MPI Foundation Series: Sandra Leslie, CMP, CMP-H, CMM

MPI Foundation Series: Sandra Leslie, CMP, CMP-H, CMM

Sandra Leslie has been the Events Manager for the Department of Radiology at the University of Ottawa for the past eight years. She holds her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), CMP-Healthcare and a Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM). She previously held the role of VP of Education on the MPI Ottawa Board of Directors. How did you hear about the MPI Foundation? I knew there were many grants and scholarships available to MPI members, so...

Insider Events – Wild Wild West

Insider Events – Wild Wild West

Wild Wild West October 18, 2018 Best Western Parkway Inn & Conference Centre Cornwall, Ontario Organizing Team: Roxanne Gagné, Pascale Parisien and Gabrielle Whittaker of Valor & Solutions Number of Attendees: 110 We organized this event for our client, the Children’s Aid Society of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (CAS). It is an annual banquet to thank the foster families for all the work they do for the children. This was the first year that...

News Around Town –November 2018

News Around Town –November 2018

The Shaw Centre is happy to welcome Tyo Worku to its team! Worku is excited to be moving into the Events Services Manager role at Canada’s Meeting Place. Covering the local market, she can be reached at tworku@shaw-centre.com. Congratulations to Katherine Craig on her recent promotion to Coordinator –Photography, Events and Seminar Logistics at The War Amps. Having just returned from her first seminar in this role, Craig is looking forward to more travel and...

New Member Spotlight

New Member Spotlight

Marie Laplante Position: Senior Project Coordinator Employer: Intertask Conferences, a JPdL Company Joined MPI in October, 2018 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marie-laplante-347189105/   I grew up in a “town” called Cheney (located in Prescott-Russell). If you drive towards it, don’t blink… you will miss it!!! (it’s that small) I did all of my schooling in French as it is my first language. I am equally proud to be bilingual as I am to be a Franco-Ontarian. I...

Insider Events – Gourmet on the Gridiron

Insider Events – Gourmet on the Gridiron

Chic & Swell Team Members: Carole Saad Cathy Montopoli Rebecca Trafford Alyssa Yemensky Basic details of the event: Title: Gourmet on the Gridiron Presented by Site Preparation Limited Date: Friday August 24th 2018 City, Country: Ottawa, Canada Host Venue: TD Place Stadium, Lansdowne Park Organizing Team: Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group (OSEG) Levy Restaurants and Catering Chic & Swell Creative Meetings and Events LouLou Lounge Furniture Rental Number of Attendees: 400 Who was the...

Mentoring: What is it good for? Absolutely everything!

Mentoring: What is it good for? Absolutely everything!

Mentoring is, in simple terms, the relationship between someone who is experienced and someone who is not; where the more experienced person shares their knowledge, skills and experiences to benefit others. But it can be much more than that. I would not be the person I am today without finding a mentor who took an interest in me and in my career. Luckily, I found not only one, but three amazing mentors that have...

MPI Foundation Series: MPI Ottawa Chapter Supports MPI Foundation for 2018-2019

MPI Foundation Series: MPI Ottawa Chapter Supports MPI Foundation for 2018-2019

The MPI Ottawa Chapter is proud to announce that it has chosen the MPI Foundation as one of its charities to support for the 2018-2019 year. A small portion of each event’s registration fee and some proceeds of the Charity Auction Dinner will be donated to the Foundation.   We chose to support the MPI Foundation because it fuels the growth and advancement of our community by providing professional development and career growth through...

News Around Town – October 2018

News Around Town – October 2018

  We have a star in the house! Big congratulations to Karen Norris, CMP, with the Canadian Association of General Surgeons, who has been featured in Meetings & Incentive Travel Magazine’s July/August issue in their +NextGen column. Turn to page 46 of the article to see Norris’ views on the event industry and to see how she got her start. You can contact Norris by email at knorris@cags-accg.ca. Co-founder of DiscoverHer Project, and owner of En Amour Events,...

October President’s Message

October President’s Message

Happy Fall 2018!! I began to appreciate how beautiful the early Fall season was once I finished going to school (many years ago). Not long into my career, though, I quickly realized what a crazy busy time of the year Fall can be. Right now, we are all in the midst of that craziness. In the spirit of these busy times, this article will be an update on what your MPI Ottawa Board of...

Golf Day / AGM & Kick Off 2018

Golf Day / AGM & Kick Off 2018

  The 2018 Annual MPI Ottawa Chapter Golf Tournament / AGM & Kick-Off took place on Monday, September 10, 2018 at Pine View Golf Course located 10 minutes from Downtown Ottawa. The day started with networking at the club house as golfers registered and had a light snack. Prior to the start committee member Brian Henry of Quality Entertainment, welcomed the group with some motivational words and thanked the sponsors as well as host venue. Henry...