2017 Conference Workshops

2017 Conference Workshops

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

There will be more choices than ever before to encourage you to come early and increase your learning experience, as well as your opportunities to get to know Canada's National Capital region! Full info coming soon, but here is a sneak preview at Workshops taking place the Château Montebello, Carleton University, and the Westin Ottawa hotel:

 

WS1 **SOLD OUT** Big Sticks - Log & Timber Frame Conservation   
Date: Oct. 10 & 11
Time: 8:30am-5:00pm
Venue: Château Montebello (Hotel accommodations at the Château required.)
Fee: $550
Speakers:

Ron Anthony, Gorde Macdonald, Ed Meade, Doug Porter, Mike Cotroneo

Transportation:

Roundtrip transportation will be provided from the Westin Ottawa to the Château Montebello on October 9; return trip will be on October 12

Transportation:  

The state of the art in preservation craft, tools and treatments for log and timber construction; on-site demos. Objective: To bring together professionals of different disciplines that encounter logs and large timbers within in the context of historic preservation.  Through lectures and demonstration sessions, the participants should gain knowledge and appreciation for the capabilities and limitations of “big sticks” from the perspective of architecture, engineering, material, and craft.

 

Cost includes breakfast, lunches, and daily breaks, class materials and transportation.  

 

 

WS2 **SOLD OUT** Masonry/Mortars
Date: Oct. 10 & 11   
Time:   8:30am-5:00pm   
Venue:  Château Montebello (Hotel accommodations at the Château required.)
Fee:  $550   
Speakers:

Marc Côté, Nigel Copsey, Ben Gourley, David Edgar, Ken Trischuk, Eric Jokinen, Keith Blades

Transportation:

Roundtrip transportation will be provided from the Westin Ottawa to the Château Montebello on October 9; return trip will be on October 12.  

Transportation:  

Through lectures and demonstration sessions, participants will gain knowledge and appreciation for the capabilities, advantages, benefits, and limitations of various historic binders. 

 

There will be an international cast of Masonry Conservation Leaders presenting in a classroom environment, and providing hands-on demonstrations. The classroom sessions will be held at Château Montebello, while the hands-on demonstration will proceed at the Family Chapel located on the same lot, on October 10 & 11, 2017 in Montebello, Quebec, one hour drive from Ottawa. 

 

The workshop will address:

 

  • Mortars a Building Material - Beyond the Basics of lime, earthen, and natural cement mortars

  • Interdisciplinary Teams, Technical data, and Preservation Philosophy

  • Engineering Considerations of mortars (lime, natural cement, pozzolan etc.)

  • Burning of limestone to produce quicklime using a portable kiln

  • Assessment / Diagnostic Techniques for Masonry Structures Conservation

  • Choosing the appropriate mortar, and repair options. Like for like or otherwise – if not, why not? 

 

Cost includes breakfast, lunches, and daily breaks, class materials and transportation.

 

 

WS3 Digital Tools for Documentation
Date: Oct. 10 & 11
Time: 8:30am-5:00pm 
Venue: Carleton University
Fee: $550
Speakers:
  • Abhijit Dhanda, Carleton Immersive Media Studio, Carleton University
  • Christopher Gray, FRICS
  • Stephen Fai, Carleton Immersive Media Studio, Carleton University
  • Katie Graham, Carleton Immersive Media Studio, Carleton University
  • James Hayes, Carleton Immersive Media Studio, Carleton University
  • Jeremy Laliberte, Carleton University
  • Davide Mezzino, Carleton Immersive Media Studio, Carleton University
  • Christian Ouimet, Heritage Conservation Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Mario Santana Quintero, Carleton Immersive Media Studio, Carleton University
  • James W. Shepherd, Director of Preservation and Facilities, Washington National Cathedral
  • Sujan Shrestha, Carleton Immersive Media Studio, Carleton University
  • Stephen Vickers, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carleton University
Transportation: Roundtrip transportation will be provided both days from Westin Ottawa to Carleton University.
Transportation:  

Recording the physical characteristics of historic structures and landscapes is a cornerstone of preventive maintenance, monitoring and conservation.  The information produced by such work assists the decision-making process for property owners, site managers, public officials, and conservators.  Rigorous documentation may also serve a broader purpose: over time, it becomes the primary means by which scholars and the public apprehend a site that has since changed radically or disappeared. These records also serve as posterity and monitoring records in the event of catastrophic or gradual loss of the heritage resource.

 

Cost includes breakfast, lunches, and daily breaks, class materials and transportation.

 

 

WS4 Mighty Sites: New Partnerships for Historic Sites
Date: October 11
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: Westin Ottawa
Fee: $60 with conference; $75 without conference3
 Transportation: 

Trying to find the right partners to make your historic site more vital and sustainable? Learn how to access networks and make connections that can lead you to new partnerships; identify partners that are a good fit for you; and understand how partnerships can create public awareness about your site, build your volunteer base, increase revenue and expand your audiences. Everything you need to know to make your mighty site mightier! This workshop is part of the National Trust’s Regeneration Works suite of training(www.regenerationworks.ca).

 

Speakers:

Robert Pajot, Project Leader, Regeneration, National Trust for Canada

Nhanci Wright, Fund Development Specialist, National Trust for Canada

 

 

WS5 Punching Above Your Weight: Fundraising for your Historic Place
Date: October 11
Time: 1:00 - 4:00pm
Venue: Westin Ottawa
Fee: $60 with conference; $75 without conference
 Transportation: 

Are you new to fundraising? Or looking to up your game? Join this informative workshop to learn how to make effective use of your resources, pick the right strategies for your project, attract new donors, use social media to expand your network, and tell your story effectively. This workshop is part of the National Trust’s Regeneration Works suite of training (www.regenerationworks.ca). 

 

Speakers:

Alison Faulknor, Director, New Initiatives, National Trust for Canada

Nhanci Wright, Fund Development Specialist, National Trust for Canada

 

 

WS6 Downtowns Rising: Strategies for Downtown Renewal
Date: October 12
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: Westin Ottawa
Fee: $60 with conference; $75 without conference
Transportation:  

Canada’s traditional main streets have enormous potential but face constant change in economic and social conditions. Join this interactive workshop to learn about the National Trust’s Main Street approach for downtown revitalization and of inspiring solutions from urban Ottawa, and towns and cities from across Canada, the US, ​and abroad. This workshop is part of the National Trust’s Regeneration Works suite of training (www.regenerationworks.ca). 

 

Speakers:

Jim Mountain, Director, Regeneration Projects, National Trust for Canada
Kay Matthews – Executive Director, Ontario Business Improvement Association
Chris Penton – Past President, Vanier Community Association/ Beechwood Farmers Market
Grace Xin – Executive Director, Ottawa Chinatown
Michelle Wilson – Executive Director, Sydney Waterfront District Association
Bradley Murphy – Coordinator, Sydney Waterfront District Regeneration Project

 

 

WS7

Building Strength: Regenerating Places of Faith

Date: Oct. 12
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue: Westin Ottawa
Fee: $60 with conference; $75 without conference
Transportation: 

Successfully regenerating places of faith takes a strong vision that is grounded within the realities of your community. Learn how to focus energy on missional work and develop meaningful community engagement strategies that will support a sustainable and revitalized faith property. This workshop is part of the National Trust’s Regeneration Works suite of training (www.regenerationworks.ca) and is delivered in partnership with Faith and the Common Good (www.placesoffaith.ca).

 

Speakers:

Robert Pajot, Project Leader, Regeneration, National Trust for Canada

Stephen Colette, Building Audit Manager, Faith & the Common Good

 

 

HISTORY OF CHÂTEAU MONTEBELLO

In February of 1930, the site where Fairmont Le Château Montebello, Canada hotel now stands was a clearing in the woods. Just four months later, the massive cedar Château was complete: a building feat which captured the popular imagination of the time, inspiring newspaper features across North America and attracting crowds of onlookers.

 

This resort in the Outaouais region of Québec just outside Ottawa-Gatineau, was originally the dream of a Swiss-American named Hubert Saddlemire, who was inspired by the châteaux of the Swiss Alps, and dubbed the project "Lucerne-in-Québec." A Finnish master-builder named Victor Nymark supervised the construction and woodworking teams, who worked in overlapping shifts around the clock, using electric lighting at night.

 

The construction team started by building a spur line from the nearby Canadian Pacific rail tracks; a line that would transport in a total of 1,200 carloads of timber and building materials. Camps were built to house the construction workers, who were as many as 3,500 at the peak of construction. Craftsmen used 10,000 British Columbia red-cedar logs to build the resort's three main buildings, all cut and set by hand. The level of craft is unsurpassed and the hotel is known as the “Largest Log Building in the World”.

 

Le Château Montebello is built on the grounds of what was once a 17th century Seigniorial estate, acquired in 1674 from the West Indies Company by Bishop Laval, the first Bishop of Québec. In 1801, the land was purchased by Québec's prominent Papineau Family and the grand Manor House was built. It still stands on the property today, like the hotel, overlooking the historic Ottawa River. The Manoir-Papineau National Historic Site of Canada is open as a museum in the summer and autumn, and guests of the Château can easily stroll over for a look into the past.

 

For 40 years after its completion in 1930, the log château was the private retreat of the Seigniory Club, whose elite membership included reputed Canadian businessmen and politicians such as former Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, and foreign dignitaries such as Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco. In 1970, the resort was taken over by Canadian Pacific Hotels, who re-named it Le Château Montebello, and opened its doors to the public for the first time. It swiftly became known as one of the prime luxury resorts in Quebec and throughout Eastern Canada.

 

Today, Fairmont Le Château Montebello luxury hotel and resort attracts visitors from around the world. The Outaouais resort has hosted a number of historic meetings, including a G-7 International Economic Summit, attended by political figures including Ronald Reagan, François Mitterand, Pierre Trudeau and Margaret Thatcher as well as NATO meetings. More recently, the Quebec luxury resort hosted the North American Leaders Summit welcoming President Bush, President Calderon and Prime Minister Stephen Harper.


 
Whether guests come to solve the problems of the world or attend an APT Workshop, or simply to seek a weekend's relaxation, Fairmont Le Château Montebello is an exceptional Quebec luxury hotel that offers a tranquil setting, excellent service and refined cuisine.

 

 

     

 




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