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The Manitoba Provincial Parks Cabin Owner Association (MPPCOA) is a strategic coalition working in consultation with Parks to establish a fair, transparent and sustainable fee calculation system for all lease lot cottage owners residing in Provincial Parks.

February 5, 2020

MPPCOA – Parks Joint Meeting

Members of the Manitoba Provincial Parks Cabin Owner Association (MPPCOA)  attended a Meet and Greet at the Manitoba Legislature on February 3rd, 2020. MPPCOA reports that the meeting went quite well.  It began on time and the format was informal and flexible enough to present what the committee had prepared. Bruce Alexander, Chair, MPPCOA Advisory […]

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September 12, 2019

PC Election Promise – Renew Park Strategy

From the September 3, 2019 PC platform commitments “Moving Manitoba Forward” The PC government promised the following as part of their Renew Provincial Parks Strategy: Enhance visitor experience and better integrate parks with local communities Achieve a more sustainable financial model for Manitoba parks Partner with other organizations on capital investment requirements and deliver an […]

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June 17, 2019

Manitoba Provincial Parks Cabin Owners Association (MPPCOA) Update

On Saturday, June 8th, the MPPCOA Chairperson’s Cottage Owners Association hosted the 3rd Annual General Meeting in the Hecla Island Historic Village. The AGM which took place at the Hecla Historic Village Hall started with a lunch for arriving MPPCOA members. During the AGM, members spouses received a guided tour of the historical sites in […]

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April 17, 2019

MPPCOA Report from the AGM

Mr. Chairman, Honoured Guests, and fellow WCA members, Report from the Manitoba Provincial Park Cabin Owners Association MPPCOA Our current MPPCOA President, Dean Amundson, from the historic Hecla Association of Cottagers, is currently sailing up the east coast on his way home from the warm waters of the Caribbean. He asked me to stand in […]

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March 18, 2019

Message from the Chairman, Manitoba Provincial Park Cabin Owners Association

Discussions between MPPCOA and Parks and Protected Spaces regarding park access fees and service fees have evolved around two questions: What do we want this to look like, and how do we get there? It appears that there is a solution that is satisfactory to both sides, MPPCOA and our government. Discussions that took place […]

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July 3, 2018

Manitoba Provincial Parks Cabin Owners Association

The second annual Manitoba Provincial Parks Cabin Owners Association Annual General Meeting took place Saturday, June 23, 2018 with the Whiteshell Cottagers Association (WCA) as host. Following a welcoming pre-meeting lunch at the Smith cottage at Falcon Lake, the Meeting took place from 1pm to 4:30pm with Executive Committee Members representing Hecla Historic Village COA […]

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May 13, 2018

Spring 2018 MPPCOA Chair’s Message

T’is the season when Manitoba Provincial Park cottagers, all of whom have strong personal connections to their provincial park areas, are feeling the irresistible urge to make a break for their lakeside regions throughout our province. To once again savour the joys of Manitoba summers and of cottage living: loons’ early morning calls, waves lapping, […]

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January 12, 2018

Province Extends Freeze on Cottage Fees

January 12, 2018 Cottagers Continue  To be Consulted:  Squires The Manitoba government has extended its moratorium on increases to park land lease and service fees for cottages in provincial parks for another two years, Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announced today. “We believe cottagers are prepared to pay a fair price for the services they […]

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