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News Around Town – November/December 2020


By: Disa-marie Cameron | Dec 14, 2020

Member Announcements

Congratulations to all of our Winners for MPI Ottawa Prix Prestige Awards Gala - Our 2020 Prix Prestige Award recipients are:

  • Student of the Year (sponsored by Ottawa Tourism): Shivani Pandya, Algonquin College, Event Management student.
  • Rising Star (sponsored by Tourism Saskatoon): Jeanna Andre-Murdie, WE Travel.
  • Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Explore Edmonton): Katherine Craig, CMP, CHEO Foundation.
  • Planner of the Year (sponsored by Tourism Vancouver): Carolyn Leslie, CMP, Community Foundations of Canada.
  • Supplier of the Year (sponsored by Fairmont Western Mountain Region): Stephanie Lynch, Explore Edmonton.
  • Mentor of the Year (sponsored by Richmond Hotel Destination Association): Louise Gervais, CMP, CMM, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Member Updates

Jeanna Andre-Murdie is now Virtual Events Lead at Public Health Agency of Canada

Dianne Dodds earned a Pandemic Meeting & Event Design certification from the Event Leadership Institute

Ashley Craven, CMP, DES got her Digital Event Strategist from PCMA

Say “Congrats!” by clicking their names and messaging them on LinkedIn.

Industry News and Updates

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Looking to join or renew your membership? November's Promo Code is: Bountiful2020 for $100 off new memberships and $75 off renewals.

Join MPI or renew your membership today.

For questions or further assistance, please contact or call 866.318.2743. They are here to help!

Apply for a Foundation scholarship:

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Great Gift for Christmas!

Canadian jeweler Hillberg & Berk are teaming up with the MPI Foundation and offering select SPARKLE BALL products for YOU to acquire. The BEST news is that they will donate over 40% off select product proceeds to MPIF! If you’re interested in your own personal gift, a gift for a friend, or multiple gifts for clients to support the MPI Foundation, click here to place your order! 

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2020-2021 CMP Study Guide and Online CMP Study Group

CMP Candidate Study Programming

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Are you studying for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) exam?  MPI Ottawa can help!

More information and reading resources can be found here:

  1. Get the CMP Self-Directed Study Guide
  2.  Register for the Online CMP Study Group (includes access to the Self-Directed Study Guide)

Ottawa Tourism COVID-19 Updates


Ottawa Tourism remains dedicated to sharing important information with our members about the effects of COVID-19 on tourism in Ottawa and resources about COVID-safe operating practices. If ever you have topics or questions you would like to see addressed in these emailers, please let us know at

Resources available:

Upcoming Industry Events

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JOIN US Thursday, December 17th 4:00-5:00 PM EST
Zoom Meeting ID: 857 6870 5569
Keep checking social media for more details

Find out more:


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Are you ready to: inspire Learning, Network with Meeting Professionals, and Gain Inspiration, virtually, with a global community? The Request for Proposals and bilingual online submission form is now available!  The submission deadline is January 7, 2021 and we will notify you by January 29, 2021.

Learn more 

Please contact (Leslie Wright, if you have any questions regarding a possible submission.  More gifts to come in January – the EVENT will announce registration details in the New Year.

Happy Holidays from the EVENT team!  #SWS21

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Article edited by Melanie Hudson, National Association of Federal Retirees



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Disa-marie Cameron
Account Manager at FMAV


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