MTS PD DAY 2017
Photography by: Heather Eby
Thank you to everyone who attended the MSLA's SAGE Conference in 2017. We appreciate your positive comments and wish you all the best as you move forward on your reconciliation journey.
The MSLA would like to thank all their presenters and performers for sharing their stories, music and dance with us:
Brown Bear Drum Group
David A. Robertson
Chief Erwin Redsky
Thank you to all the vendors and sponsors who helped make this day a success.
Thank you to Neechi Commons and Tim Hortons for supplying us with such a wonderful morning snack and lunch.
Also a big thank you to the administration and student volunteers of Fort Richmond Collegiate for making the day run smoothly.
The MSLA SAGE Conference Planning Committee
Jo-Anne Gibson/Vivianne Fogarty, Chairs
The Manitoba School Library Association is pleased to announce that in addition to our annual SAGE conference on Friday, October 20, 2017 we will be hosting a national school library symposium, Treasure Mountain 5 (TMC5) which begins immediately after the SAGE conference and runs through to Saturday, October 21st. Participants can register to attend either event but we hope that you will consider registering for both. Anyone registering for both events will receive a free tour of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Friday evening right after the SAGE conference. Transportation will be provided from the SAGE conference, to the CMHR and back to TMC5.
MSLA SAGE Conference
The title of this year’s MSLA SAGE Conference is Truth in our Stories: Seeking a Path to Reconciliation. An all Indigenous panel of presenters will share their stories through text, speech, art, music, film, dance and storytelling as we seek the truth in Canada’s past. Keynote speaker is author, Melanie Florence, winner of the 2016 TD Children’s Literature Award for her book, Missing Mimama, a picture book that speaks to the tragedy of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. The conference is intended for all educators, administrators and support staff so please spread the word to your colleagues.
Fort Richmond Collegiate, 99 Killarney Ave., Winnipeg
Friday October 20, 8:30 – 3:15
MSLA Member Rate: Early Bird: $85.00 / After Sept. 30 – $95.00
Non-Member Rate: Early Bird: $95.00 / After Sept. 30 – $105.00
Options available for half day attendance. Lunch is provided for those who register before October 15.
Treasure Mountain Canada 5
TMC5 is an opportunity for teacher-librarians, school library support staff and administrators to reflect on the latest in school library learning commons research as it pertains cultivating culturally responsive spaces in schools across Canada. Keynote speakers for this event are Karen Boyd, Assistant Superintendent for Educational Programming in the River East Transcona School Division and Camille Callison, chair of the Canadian Federation of Library Association's Reconciliation Committee and lead writer of their Reconciliation Report and Recommendations. Topics to be explored include the learning environment, instructional approaches, learning partnerships and leveraging technology.
CanadInns Destination Centre, Fort Garry, 1824 Pembina Hwy
Friday October 20, 7:00-9:00 pm & Saturday October 21, 8:30-3:00 pm.
* The Kick-off Dinner, continental breakfast and lunch are all included in the registration fee.
Full TMC5 Conference: $150.00
Out-of-town Guests: Book Your Accommodation at the Special Symposium Rate
Online registration begins today and will be open until the event(s) is full. Whether you are a member of MTS or not, use the "My Profile" button to register and pay for the event(s) you have chosen.
If you have previously created a My Profile account, your login information is included in this email. Non-members will also be able to create an account, register and pay for the event(s) they have chosen online. For more detailed instructions on how to use the MTS system to register, see: .
To avoid the payment system timing out, have your payment ready at the time of registration. Please note that for planning purposes, lunch for SAGE conference must be ordered by October 15th. There will be no lunch provided for those registering after this date and walk-ups on the day of the conference. Our Early Bird incentive expires October 1, 2017 so register early to take advantage of our reduced rate.
Immediately upon registration, you will receive an email confirming that you have registered for the conference and/or TMC5 (this will be the email address you used to create your My Profile account). If you pay immediately online, a second email will be sent to you from Paypal (this will be email address you used to create your Paypal Account). These emails will be the only confirmation that you will receive regarding registration and payment. If applicable, save them as proof of payment.
If you have registered and can no longer attend, please use the same access through MTS My Profile to cancel your registration. No refunds will be given after October 15, 2017.
Please note that if you choose the Pay Later option, the MSLA will delete your registration if payment has not been received, either electronically using the MTS system or by sending a cheque to the MSLA Registrar, 7 days after your initial registration. The MSLA will endeavor to contact late registrants but we do not guarantee your registration after the 7 day grace period.
The MSLA hopes that you will consider, once again, taking out a membership with our organization whether you can attend the conference or not. A strong membership base allows the MSLA to provide outstanding professional development, awards and grants to its members throughout the year. The MTS registration system through My Profile can be used only renew your membership, if desired.
Looking forward to seeing you at both the MSLA SAGE conference and TMC5!