A Night for all Souls

Vancouver’s Mountain View Cemetery held its 13th annual Night for All Souls last Saturday, October 28th 2017.
The highlight in a week of events honouring the dead, this year’s “Night” was blessed with wonderful weather. Hundreds of visitors—families, neighbours and friends of the cemetery—turned out for an evening of music and song, candle-lit shrines, personal tributes, and tea and flowers in the Celebration Hall.

In recognition of this wonderful tradition, we have posted a video from 2005 that tells the story of how it all began. Enjoy!

Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium

Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium

LEES+Associates was excited to attend the 2017 MTB Tourism Symposium in Revelstoke BC this fall.

Gathering multidisciplinary minds invested in furthering the future of mountain bike tourism in British Columbia, the core theme for this year’s event was stewardship.

The symposium lectures covered topics such as; Creating Successful Multi-Use Trails, Sustainable Trail Management, Building Relationships in our First Nations Communities, Planning and Building for All Riders, Mtn Biking in National Parks, and The future of E-Bikes.

The symposium was a great success with over 200 participants representing a broad spectrum of the industry; from community planners, landscape architects and trail builders to recreation professionals and policy makers.

Ali Canning from our team, took part in a pre-symposium IMBA Canada Trail Building Workshop which focused on sustainable trail building technique and design, and was followed by infield construction and a reforestation project.

Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium

Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium

Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium

In New Orleans with the ASLA

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) held its annual meeting and expo in New Orleans recently. Billed as the largest gathering of landscape architecture professionals and students in the world, this year’s events included several education sessions and tours, workshops, networking and a large exhibition.

In October, Catriona and Anezka from our team attended the conference, where Anezka, a 2016 University Olmsted Scholar alongside this year’s other scholars received recognition for demonstrating exceptional leadership potential.

Below are some photos from their trip to New Orleans…