Manitoba Association of Architects

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Sledder using accessible toboggan slide at St. Vital Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

CBC News: St. Vital Park toboggan slide wins international awards for unique, accessible design  

CBC News · Posted: Nov 13, 2019 5:00 AM CT  

An accessible toboggan slide in St. Vital Park is so cool, it's getting international praise for its design.

The slide, aptly named Manitoboggan, recently won not one, but two awards at a competition in Germany last week: an International Olympic Committee award for design excellence, and an International Paralympic Committee award for the same thing.

Designed by Public City Architecture for the City of Winnipeg, the structure includes two toboggan slides, one that is universally accessible, as well as an accessible ramp that acts as a forest walkway, an upper lookout level, and a picnic shelter below.

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Meet, Mingle and Mentor

Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
Location: MB Hydro Place, 360 Portage Avenue
Time: 5 PM – 7 PM
RSVP: Erin Rawluk <>

You are invited to a mentoring event hosted by the Partners Program, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba.

The Partners Program is hosting its annual Meet, Mingle & Mentor event. This event was developed on request of the students to invite local industry partners to share their experiences, field questions, and review resumes, cover letters and portfolios. At the event, you will mingle over drinks, then meet and network with students in their final year of their Environmental Design degree & the Faculty of Architecture Graduate Programs (Architecture, City Planning, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture).

Please join us and help mentor the next generation of designers.


New deadline for Architecture Prizes

New Application Deadline: October 1st, 2020

Attention practitioners of architecture!

In order to align our architecture prizes, the following Canada Council prizes now have a new deadline date:

  • Prix de Rome in Architecture-Professional
  • J.B.C. Watkins Award: Architecture
  • Ronald J. Thom Award for Early Design Achievement

For more information on these prizes:

New guidelines and application forms will be posted on August 1st 2020. For questions please feel free to contact:

Sarah Brown Program Officer Prizes,
Canada Council for the Arts
1-800-263-5588 | 613-566-4414 ext. 6004



Proposal Deadline: January 15th, 2020 6PM CST
Registration forms + Fees: December 20th, 2019 6PM CST

Cool Gardens is a public exhibition of contemporary garden and art installations that offers a shift of sensation for the summer—cooling—as a general theme for public projects in Winnipeg’s downtown. Cool Gardens brings architects, landscape architects, designers, artists, and the public together, cel- ebrating the interface between architecture, urbanism, landscape, and design. The competition will feature locally, nationally, and internationally acclaimed artists and practitioners in the Winnipeg con- text, highlighting the value of art and design in public space.


Technology Solutions Upcoming Courses


Space in courses is limited. Confirmation will be sent after the registration deadline.

Please send your registration to:

Patricia Oleksiew
Tel: 204-632-3017
Fax: 204-633-6075

Registration form:


Brian E. Eldred, FRAIC/PP

November 12th, 2019

It is with regret that we announce the passing of one of MAA’s former members, Brian Eldred on November 12, 2019.



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