PIBC Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary at 2018 World Town Planning Day Gala, with Special Guest Hon. Selina Robinson, BC Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Posting Date: 
September 27, 2018 - November 3, 2018

September 27, 2018 (Vancouver, BC) – The Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) will be continuing celebrations for its 60th anniversary during this year’s 11th annual World Town Planning Day Gala event on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. Special guests will include the Honourable Selina Robinson, BC Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

During this annual celebratory event, PIBC will also officially recognize its newest Life Member honouree, Beverly Grieve MCIP, RPP and the admission of its newest Honourary Member, Gary Paget. The designation of “Life Member” is the highest and most distinguished honour that the Institute can bestow upon a long-serving professional member of the Institute who is worthy of significant recognition. PIBC’s Honourary Membership recognizes distinguished individuals from outside the profession who have made outstanding contributions to planning, the profession, and to their communities.

The Institute will also recognize members who have recently become newly certified as Registered Professional Planners (RPPs) as well as long-serving professional members who have now held professional membership with PIBC for twenty-five years or more.

Special guests have been invited and this year’s event has been planned to not only celebrate the planning profession, but also to commemorate the Institute’s 60th anniversary. These include:

- Special remarks from the Honourable Selina Robinson, BC Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing,
- Gala keynote presentation from Larry Beasley CM, FCIP, RPP,
- Pre-Gala Reception,
- Dinner & presentation of member recognition, and
- PIBC 60th After Party

This year’s Gala – marking World Town Planning Day & celebrating PIBC’s 60th Anniversary Gala – will provide an excellent opportunity for planners, colleagues and friends of the planning profession from across BC, the Yukon, and beyond to celebrate, network and socialize.

For more information on the PIBC’s World Town Planning Day Gala, click here


About The Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC):
“Forward Thinking, Shaping Communities”

The Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) is the professional association of planners in British Columbia and the Yukon, and is affiliated with the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) – the national association.

Founded in 1958, PIBC celebrates its 60th anniversary this year! A non-profit professional organization incorporated under the Societies Act, the Institute’s current membership of over 1,500 includes professional planners that work in both the public and private sectors in many different fields of planning, including land-use and development, municipal and regional planning, policy and law, heritage conservation, transportation, environmental sustainability, social planning, First Nations community planning, and more.

Our forward-thinking mission is to advance, promote, and support the planning profession with professional certification, services, events, and activities that help professional planners shape more livable, sustainable communities. Our Certified members have the exclusive right and privilege to utilize the professional title 'Registered Professional Planner' and the designation 'RPP' in British Columbia. They also may use the designation 'MCIP' to indicate their professional status nationally with the Canadian Institute of Planners.

For more information about PIBC, please visit: www.pibc.bc.ca and follow us on Twitter: @_PIBC

News & Media Contact:
Dave Crossley, Executive Director    t: 604.696.5031   e: dave.crossley@pibc.bc.ca

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News & Media Contact:
Dave Crossley
Executive Director
ph: 604.696.5031
e: dave.crossley@pibc.bc.ca