Chinook Award

Each year, the MPI Greater Calgary Chapter presents the annual Chinook Awards.

The theme of the Chinook was chosen to make the awards distinctively Calgarian. These awards are to recognize outstanding innovation, involvement, mentoring, and leadership potential at the chapter level. In a small chapter such as the MPI Greater Calgary Chapter, these are essential characteristics to nurture and promote in order to grow and strengthen the chapter, and by doing this, to support and empower the members that are the chapter.

Award recipients must:

  • Be a member of the MPI Greater Calgary Chapter and in good standing

  • Be an active participant in MPI monthly meetings and special events

  • Made contributions of special note, in terms of innovation, involvement, mentoring, and leadership or leadership potential

And please remember, you can nominate yourself!

Submissions

In order to nominate an individual or organization for an award, please send an email to Anh T Nguyen, Immediate Past President, with the following information:

  • Nominee Name (Individual or Organization)

  • Name of the award for which you are nominating the individual or organization

  • 100-125 word paragraph as to why you feel they are deserving of the award

  • All submissions are confidential and are due to the committee by May 22, 2017.

Chinook Awards

Planner of the Year: Presented to a planner member who has made an outstanding contribution to the meeting industry, peers, MPI, and to the Greater Calgary Chapter, over a period of time. To be eligible applicant must be a current chapter planner member.

Supplier of the Year: Presented to a supplier member who has made an outstanding contribution to the meeting industry, peers, MPI, and to the Greater Calgary Chapter, over a period of time. To be eligible for this award the applicant must be a current chapter supplier member.

Venue of the Year: Recognizes our host facilities for excellence in food, service, décor and creativity during the monthly MPI meetings or events. The recipient is selected based on the event evaluation feedback (nominations are not accepted for this award).

Rising Star: This award recognizes an individual’s future chapter leadership potential based on current involvement and personal future leadership goals. It is presented to an active member of the MPI Greater Calgary Chapter who has become involved in leadership via a committee or board position, and who shows an active interest in pursuing future chapter leadership opportunities and in furthering the success of the chapter.  All current members who have joined MPI within the past two years are eligible for this award.

Chinook Westwind Award (Mentor & Coaching): The West Wind Award recognizes outstanding involvement in the chapter and “Future Vision” through mentoring, coaching, and otherwise sharing of expertise with peers and others in the industry. It is presented to an active member of the MPI Greater Calgary Chapter who has made a notable contribution to the success of the industry through active involvement with the chapter and/or local industry – in the past or at present, and whose willingness to share knowledge and expertise with others in the meeting industry has contributed to the professional growth of his/her peers.

ECOS Local Hero Award:  ECOS is an acronym standing for Events for Communities of Sustainability.  The ECOS local Hero Award was created to recognize an outstanding individual (or group of individuals) in our Chapter’s community who has made a significant contribution to local CSR initiatives.  This award is sponsored by Tourisme Quebec.

All current members and the Board of Directors of the MPI Greater Calgary Chapter are eligible for these awards. In certain unusual circumstances, nominations of non-member individuals who have contributed significantly to the success of the chapter through the above criteria may be considered.

If you have questions regarding any of the awards or the nomination process, please contact Anh T Nguyen at pastpresident@mpi-gcc.org