2013 Congress

The CSLA Congress 2013: Winds of Change was a great success!

Here are some highlights from the 2013 CSLA Congress:

  • 20 vendors in the tradeshow
  • 100 registered delegates
  • 1 Reciprocity Agreement signed
  • 1 fascinating presentation by the keynote speaker: storm-chaser Greg Johnson
  • 14 thoughtful panel presentations
  • 5 members inducted into the College of Fellows: Neil Dawe, Edward C. Muller, Peter Bigelow, James C. Thomas, and Jean Landry
  • 13 national Award of Excellence recipients honoured at the CSLA gala
  • 7 tours of Regina and area
  • 2 Recognition Awards recipients: Linda Irvine receives the President's Award and E. J. (Jack) Walker receives the Lifetime Achievement Award, and finally
  • 1 very satisfied Planning Committee!

The Awards of Excellence and Recognition Awards Recipients at the CSLA Awards Gala

Fellows inducted in 2013, from L to R: Edward C. Muller, Neil Dawe, James C. Thomas and Jean Landry

Linda Irvine receiving the President's Award from Claude Potvin

E.J. (Jack) Walker receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from Claude Potvin

Component President's (or their representatives) at the cermonial signing of the Reciprocity Agreement

The 2013 Congress Planning Committee, from L to R: Trevor Tumach, Laureen Snook, Amanda Lang, Michelle Legault, Natalie Walliser, Stephanie Habiak and Ryley Slywka (missing from picture: Doug Rose)

CLICK HERE to view the PROGRAM for the 2013 Congress: Winds of Change

SPECIAL CONGRESS WORKSHOP - Pulling Back the Curtain: Making Sense out of Heritage Landscape Conservation

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Thanks to our Partner Sponsors Wilco Contractors Southwest Inc., Urban Sytstems, Playgrounds-R-Us, Victor Stanley Inc., Stay in Regina (Regina Hotel Association), Park 'N Play, Dundee Developments and Stantec Consulting

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Thanks to our Principal Sponsors

Storm Chaser and Tornado Hunter Greg Johnson Congress Keynote Speaker

Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson, one of North America’s top professional storm-chasers and severe weather experts, is also an accomplished photographer, speaker and workshop leader. Having graduated from Canada’s renowned Acadia University, and after founding and building a leading successful communications, marketing and advertising firm from the ground up, Greg decided it was time to devote himself full-time to pursuing his passion for capturing nature’s most beautiful and deadly displays of severe weather.

With over ten years of experience, Johnson enjoys chasing classic prairie thunder and lightning storms, tornados, hurricanes, blizzards, and plans to continue traveling the world year-round to satisfy his appetite for capturing extreme weather. Using sophisticated weather-tracking technology, his ability to read severe weather patterns and a team of dedicated sidekicks, Greg has put over 50,000 kilometres on his Tornado Truck, intercepting and documenting hundreds of storms across the United States and Canada in 2011 alone. His recent experiences include documenting and compassionately sharing the aftermath of the massive twister that devastated Joplin, Missouri. Additionally, Greg’s skills are now being retained by the outdoor festival industry in order to assist organizers in ensuring their large crowds are kept safe from sudden and severe weather risks.

A firm believer in the ‘Bucket List’ philosophy, Greg’s mission is to inspire others to chase their own passions, while sharing and teaching the lessons he has learned from pursuing his.


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The CSLA's 2013 Congress was hosted by the Saskatchewan Association of Landscape Architects (SALA) and the Congress theme is "Winds of Change". Key messages for the Congress werere:

  • collaboration, and
  • innovation.

It was held July 10-14, 2013, at the Hotel Saskatchewan in Regina.

Hotel Saskatchewan

The beautiful Hotel Saskatchewan in downtown Regina.

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