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President's Message - September 2022

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By: Karen Wiersma | Oct 3, 2022

Name and Designations: Karen Wiersma 
Position: MPI President

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Linked In: Karen Wiersma | LinkedIn

Hello! Bonjour!

How is it September already? I’m hoping that you all had a wonderful summer and that you are ready for all that the fall brings. J’espère que vous avez passé un bel été et que vous êtes prêt pour tout ce que l’automne nous apportera.

First, I would like to welcome:

Rose-Marie Guerra Director, Charity Auction and Community Outreach and Brent Beatty, Director of Awards and Recognition to the 2022-2023 board. Bienvenue Brent et Rose-Marie.

Thank you to the Education Committee for hosting our first event on September 7, which was very well received. Our next Education event will be held virtually in November, so stay tuned for further details!

We will be hosting our AGM on Wednesday September 28 virtually over the lunch hour and this is free for members to join. A calendar invite will be coming your way members, so I encourage you to participate to find out how our Chapter faired over this last year.

I’m so happy to announce that the Prix Prestige awards will be held, in person, at the Infinity Conference Centre on November 1! Nous sommes heureux de vous annoncer que le Prix Prestige seront organisés au Centre de conférence Infinity le 1er novembre.

There are still sponsorship opportunities for the Prix Prestige awards so please reach out to Allyson Tonelli at

Nominations are closing on September 9, so please nominate a fellow member if you haven’t already.

SVP, je vous encourage à nommer un de nos membres.

Our next in person event will be the Festive Dinner. Carla, Director of Member Events, has sent out the RFP - so check out our website or the Express for details.

Did you know that it's MPI's 50th Anniversary? One way to celebrate and support our Chapter & the MPI Foundation is to purchase some 50th anniversary swag.

Saviez-vous que c'est le 50e anniversaire de MPI ? Une façon de célébrer et de soutenir notre chapitre ainsi que la Fondation est d'acheter des articles pour anniversaire.

Nous vous invitons à consulter le site/ check out the website at

As always, thank you, to you, our members and volunteers for all that you do. Merci à vous tous.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Take care! Bien à vous.

Darlene Headshot Article edited by Darlene Kelly-Stewart, Stonehouse Sales & Marketing



Karen Wiersma
Account Manager, Associations at Shaw Centre


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