News Around Town – September 2018

News Around Town – September 2018

Congratulations to Jennifer Carter, who has recently joined the Quality Entertainment team as the Wedding and Event Manager! Some of her career highlights include event coordinator at the Fraser Institute, and Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health. Additionally, Carter has sales and catering experience from her time at Le Cordon Bleu Bistro at Signatures, along with the Fairmont Château Laurier. You can get in touch with Carter by emailing her at info@qualityentertainment.ca.    Article compiled by...

Getting to Know…Our Planner Member

Getting to Know…Our Planner Member

Heather Lockwood, CMP Position: Owner, Meeting and Event Strategist Employer:HPL Meetings and Events Joined MPI in 2001 Contact information: Email:heather@hplmeetingsandevents.ca Twitter: @HPL_Events Instagram: hplmeetingsandevents LinkedIn: heather@hplmeetingsandevents.ca About Heather I was born and raised in Ottawa and attended Brookfield and Ridgemont High Schools. I graduated from Carleton Universitywith a Major in Psychology, Minor in Music and a Certificate in Criminology and Corrections. I have worked in the Federal Government for the House of Commons, Correctional...

Insider Events – ART! At Brewer Park

Insider Events – ART! At Brewer Park

Article written by Jasmine Leese – Wedding Coordinator at Le Belvedere Title: OSCA Presents: ART! At Brewer Park Date: Sunday June 17, 2018 City, Country: Ottawa, Ontario Host Venue: City of Ottawa – Brewer Park Organizing Team: Jasmine Leese, Contract Event Coordinator with Old Ottawa South Community Association Number of Attendees: ~300 Who was the target audience? The target audience was the community members of Old Ottawa South area and any local Ottawa residents...

News Around Town – August 2018

News Around Town – August 2018

Martha Tobin of Staples Promotional Products will be working from her home office as of August 1.  Her email address stays the same (martha.tobin@staples.com) but her contact number will now be 613-868-5197.  As summer starts to wind down, conferences, conventions, tradeshows and meetings start back up!  Looking for speaker’s gifts, delegate bags, power chargers, journal and pen sets, etc?  Call Martha at her new number and she’ll be glad to recommend the ‘latest and...

Twice in a Lifetime Experience

Twice in a Lifetime Experience

2018 Royal Wedding: 48 hours and so many unforgettable memories! On Saturday, May 19, 2018, the marriage of His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle took place in Windsor, England. Celebrated around the world, this majestic event portrayed the personality and pageantry of England, and I was there! Okay, I did not receive an invitation to the royal wedding, but I was in Windsor to experience the festivities. For decades,...

Did you Know? MPI Perks – Money Saving Edition

Did you Know? MPI Perks – Money Saving Edition

The benefits to being an MPI member are numerous, but do you know all of them? Make the most of your membership by taking a few minutes to learn about these awesome perks. The Student in Transition Program only applies to members who joined when they were students, (hint students, join now!), but it is one that isn’t very well known. The student in transition program helps recent graduates pay the cost of their...

Getting to Know our Supplier Member

Getting to Know our Supplier Member

Brent Beatty CASE Director of Sales – Capital and Atlantic Region FMAV Joined MPI in 2000 www.linkedin.com/in/brentabeatty https://twitter.com/brentAbeatty bbeatty@fmav.ca Tell us a bit about yourself I was born in Winnipeg but moved to Calgary when I was 2. During my younger years I loved to skateboard (and was featured in Thrasher Skateboard magazine with 2 full page photos in July of 1981) and played in several bands and toured Canada before going to school...

Getting to Know…Our Sponsors!

Getting to Know…Our Sponsors!

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism Contact: Mark Zanetti Business Development Manager – MICE Canada mzanetti@banfflakelouise.com @banff_squirrel / #mybanff  Who is your company? Banff and Lake Louise is in the business of connecting visitors with the indelible awe that surrounds us. Celebrating the uplifting feeling every visitor gets, delegates experience the exact same thing which is then transferred into their meeting. Contagious and inspiring, Banff and Lake Louise is truly a place meetings come alive!...

News Around Town

News Around Town

Congratulations to MPI Ottawa’s recent Student of the Year, Gabrielle Whittaker, for starting a new contract as Project Coordinator for Valor & Solutions in early June. Valor & Solutions is an event management and clinical services company. It is associated with Valoris, a larger not-for profit organization that assists vulnerable populations in the Prescott-Russell area. At Valor & Solutions, Whittaker will be responsible for planning and executing various events including galas, training sessions, conferences,...

July President’s Message

July President’s Message

July 2018 is finally here! Vacation time, Ottawa Bluesfest, fresh local produce…so many things to which I always look forward. Oh, and one other new activity that I have been expecting:  my term as MPI Ottawa President! I have been told that when you feel butterflies in your stomach in anticipation of a new commitment, it just means that you truly care, and the duty is important to you. This is absolutely the case...