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MAA e-Bulletin Summer 2014 No.3 Every Building has an Architect. Birds Hill Provincial Park Washroom and Shower Building | MMP Architects Inc.

Every Building has an Architect. Birds Hill Provincial Park Washroom and Shower Building | MMP Architects Inc.

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RAIC 2015 College of Fellows Nominations

Deadline: October 31, 2014.

For those wishing to nominate a member of the RAIC for Fellowship in 2015 please note that the deadline for receipt of nominations at the RAIC is October 31, 2014. The guidelines for the nomination process are on the RAIC website. The documentation is to be submitted correctly to the Manitoba National Committee Regional Chair for review at least two weeks before the October deadline and he will forward it on to the College of Fellows for consideration.

The Manitoba Regional Chair is Ted LeBlond FRAIC, MAA (Retired) and can be reached at If further detail or clarification is needed please contact the College of Fellows at (613) 241-3600 Ext.214, fax (613) 241-5750, or e-mail

Home Tour

Sunday, September 14, 10am-4pm

Organized by the Volunteer Associates of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Home Tour returns to the Crescentwood, River Heights, and Tuxedo neighbourhoods this fall. This self-guided tour raises funds for the WAG. The 2014 edition features some of Winnipeg’s most interesting modern houses by local architects and designers, including:

  • 1 Palk Road - John Patkau and Denis Jesson
  • 104 Harvard Avenue - George Cibinel, Cibinel Architects Ltd.
  • 51 Renfrew Street - Peter Hargraves, Sputnik Architecture
  • 59 Renfrew Street - Dovide E. Secter, Secter Associates Limited
  • 315 Bower Boulevard - Clayton Salkeld, Design-Built

Don't miss this rare opportunity to peek inside!

Tickets $35

Purchase online at or call 204.786.6641.

Sacrosanct Ordinary, Mohan Tenuwara

September 4, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Ordinary is around us and easy to find. It is often simple, yet rich with intimacy. Due to its nature, we probably find ordinary is “too ordinary” and ignore it. The environment, topographical view, field of grain, body of water, or sun’s movement is taken for granted in its constancy.

In this exhibition, the audience is invited to explore and celebrate the ordinary world around us. With a multitude of subject matter, light has been a constant preoccupation in the artist’s work. He uses this transitory light to describe the subjects and relay their emotions. It intensifies the experience and lifts the ordinary towards the transcendent.

Mohan Tenuwara is an artist, musician and architect. Born and raised in southern Sri Lanka, he moved to Canada with his family in 2005. He began painting as a teenager and had his first exhibition in 1985. Mohan’s freehand ink renderings have appeared in several publications. He now spends most of his time painting in acrylic and oil. Capturing light and texture in the prairie landscape has been a constant theme throughout his work.

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Fire Protection in Buildings

Oct 21 - 22, 2014

This newly updated two-day seminar focuses on the requirements for active fire safety systems (e.g. fire alarm, sprinkler systems, water supplies, emergency lighting, smoke control, etc.) and passive fire safety systems (e.g. fire separations, exits, etc.) in buildings. There will be a structured workshop environment with constant interaction between attendees and seminar Leaders.

The course is designed to provide participants with knowledge on the various fire safety systems individually and how they impact overall fire safety in buildings. This will include fire separations, sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, as well as all other passive and active fire systems.

Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites,
1800 Wellington Ave
Winnipeg MB

$1050 + Tax

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