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MPI Toronto Chapter E-Newsletter: June 2021
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Are You Going?

Join us on July 14 at 2 p.m. ET to learn the golden rules of in-person and hybrid events, how to design a successful event in the post-pandemic world and how to adapt your event and conference strategy around this new, necessary type of programming. We will be discussing:

  • On-site strategy and logistics
  • Insurance and legal items to consider
  • Budget and cost

Take advantage of the early-bird pricing until July 9 for all members and register today!
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. ET

Thank you to our sponsor, D.E. Systems, and media partner, Ignite.

Introducing the first MPI Toronto Chapter outdoor event in 2021! 

Get out and have fun. Reconnect with peers. Stay safe and enjoy fresh air. Indulge in F&B and three hours of golf!

More details coming soon!
Time: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET

Thank you for the support of our sponsors, AV-CANADA and D.E. Systems, and media partner, Ignite.

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Were You There?

Are you wondering what it will be like to travel to one of our amazing Canadian destinations? On May 18, MPI hosted a Just Networking event with representatives from Canadian destinations highlighting insights and top attractions in their respective cities. It was surely educational and interesting to kickstart your plan to travel again and book your next trip, whether it’s business or personal.

Mandy Moon from Explore Edmonton Corp. provided her bucket list ideas for Edmonton and Jasper:

  • Winter in Edmonton, check out: Ice Castles and Flying Canoe Festival
  • Summer in Edmonton, visit: Fringe Festival – largest in North America; Fort Edmonton Park; Elk Island National Park and Neon Museum
  • Year-round highlights in Edmonton: Northern lights, which is the strongest in the winter
  • When in Jasper, visit: Marmot Basin, known for skiing and snowboarding; Jasper Tram and Maligne Canyon
  • Other places to visit while in Alberta: Icefields Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff and Calgary

Pat Gappmayr from Tourism Kelowna provided her top 10 bucket list ideas for Kelowna:

  • Hiking at Myra Canyon
  • Okanagan Lavender Farm
  • Okanagan Lake
  • Moccasin Trails
  • Caldwell Heritage Farm, the first ever Chicken Roller Derby League took place. You haven’t lived until you’ve seen hens on roller skates.
  • Yoga, outdoor or indoor
  • Skiing at Big White and Silver Star
  • Golfing – 19+ courses across the region
  • Food experiences
  • Wineries – 26+ wineries available

Brandon Gillis from Meetings & Conventions at PEI gave us a list of must-see and must-do for PEI:

  • "Anne of Green Gables," the musical – it is the longest-running show started in 1965
  • Cavendish Beach Music Festival for those who enjoy country music
  • Boardwalk in Charlottetown
  • Lobster on the Wharf restaurant where you can enjoy oysters and lobster rolls
  • Victoria Row – pedestrian street with restaurants, cafes and gift shops
  • Cows Ice Cream – a must-try experience

Susan Prophet from Quebec City Business Destination took us on a dine around Quebec City to discover different flavours with a sightseeing tour along the way.

We visited Place Royale, Notre-Dame and Old Port. The dining tour included:

  • Le Cochon Dingue
  • Le Lapin Sauté
  • Chez Rioux & Pettigrew
  • Chez Boulay – Boreal Bistro
  • Traiteur George V (caterer) / Manège Militaire (venue)

Debbie Miller from Destination Toronto shared her bucket list for Toronto:

  • Casa Loma on a Monday for Soul in the City
  • Bata Shoe Museum
  • Second City
  • Edge Walk at the CN Tower
  • Niagara Falls and area wineries
  • Drive on the Gardiner Expressway at night to see the skyline
  • Singapore Slaw for the best food in Toronto

A special thanks to our sponsors, D.E. Systems and Ignite.

How Are You Feeling?

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure” - Oprah Winfrey

Whether unwinding is in the form of reading a book, going for a walk, practicing yoga, meditating or going for a run. Do what works for you.

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