2014 MEVA AGM and Dinner


AGM_logo1Thursday, November 27th, 6:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) at Fort Whyte Alive! 1961 McCreary Rd., Winnipeg, MB

To make your reservation for the MEVA AGM dinner, email your name and phone number to info@manitobaEV.ca

Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association (MEVA) members invite everyone to join us for dinner and our Annual General Meeting (AGM), at the Siobhan Richardson Field Station, at Fort Whyte Alive!

Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m., followed by the Annual General Meeting, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will include the election of MEVA Executives for 2015. Only members of the Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association will be eligible to vote, so, please join us.

Dinner: $23.50, including tax.   Annual MEVA membership: $20.00.

Membership dues and price of supper may be paid by cash or cheque, at the event.

This is an opportunity for all EV enthusiasts to show our thanks to the good folks at Fort Whyte for installing an EV charging station in front of the Alloway Reception Centre, at Fort Whyte Alive! We can also bring some well-deserved attention to the many other great examples of environmental leadership being practised at Fort Whyte Alive!

Make your reservation, today, for the MEVA AGM dinner, email your name and phone number to info@manitobaEV.ca

MEVAfest 2014


Why do over four thousand Manitobans own electric or hybrid electric vehicles? Discover the answers for yourself, at the fourth annual MEVAfest, Manitoba’s festival of electric vehicles. Dozens of EVs, of all kinds, will be on display for you to enjoy, from the historic EVA Metro to the ultra-modern Tesla. See vehicles which have been converted from gas to electric power, factory-made EVs, two and four-wheeled EVs, electric passenger vehicles, electric pickup trucks, an electric SUV, an electric race car, and more. Talk with their owners, and go for free rides around the park in some of your favourites, including the exciting Tesla model S.

Electric Vehicle Showcase in Winnipeg MEVA

MEVAfest 2014

Discover how much fun it is to go green in Manitoba!



On Thursday, August 7, 2014, over 2,500 avid race fans had a chance to get up close to electric vehicles from MEVA and CAA Manitoba, at Red River co-op Speedway.

Thanks to MEVA members Rob McClement, Mike Loewen, Stephen Gates and Dave Connell. Also, a big thanks to Carolyne Braid and all the great folks at Red River co-op Speedway. Let’s do it again!

(The speedway is less than 10 minutes south of the Perimeter Highway, on Cartier Road, west of Route 75, just north of St. Adolphe.)

See you at MEVAfest 2014 
2:00 – 5:00 p.m., Sat., Sept. 20th, at Assiniboine Park

MEVA 2013 Annual General Meeting

MEVA will hold its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 28th, 2013 at 6 PM.

Great Guest Speakers:

1: Robert V. Parsons and Jairo Viafara will present their recent study: Consumer Attitudes About Electric Cars: Pricing Analysis And Policy Implications, which was first presented at the annual Canadian electric vehicle conference in October. This paper has some very intriguing conclusions, and is something that anyone who is interested in promoting electric vehicles to the general public should see.

2: The other guest speaker will be Dale Friesen, Division Manager, Industrial and Commercial Solutions for Manitoba Hydro. Mr. Friesen will talk about the New Flyer/Mitsubishi electric bus that a number of MEVA members are familiar with. Mr. Friesen spoke about the electric bus at the annual Electric Vehicle Summit in Toronto earlier this year.

The Hilton:

This year, MEVA will hold the AGM at The Hilton, which is the first hotel in Winnipeg to have a public electric vehicle charger. The Hilton has been very gracious and has put together special arrangements for our meeting. Their chefs have prepared a really delicious meal for us. Please RSVP, so the hotel will have a realistic count of how many will be coming.

MEVA Elections:

The main business at the AGM will be to elect MEVA’s executive for 2014. If you are a MEVA member, and would like to run for a position, now is your chance to put your name forward. Your vote only counts at this meeting, so please come out to vote!

See you then!

Time:   Thursday, November 28th, 6 pm
Place: The Hilton, 1800 Wellington Avenue (near the Airport, at King Edward)


The executive for 2014 was elected at the AGM.  The results were:

Robert Elms, President (former Member At Large)
Rodger Lepinsky, Vice President (former Secretary)
Ross Redman, Secretary (new)
Willard Elliott, Treasurer  (re-elected)
Robert Yonza, Member At Large (new)

Interestingly, all the 2014 executive, except for Willard, have first names that start with “R”.

Congratulations to everyone on the Executive Committee and good luck in your next term!


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MEVAFest 2013 – Manitoba’s Festival of Electric Vehicles


MEVAfest is a public showcase of Electric Vehicles, Technology and Information.

EV’s are fun to drive!  Low maintenance.  Run on clean, cheap, abundant and renewable energy (cost about 15 cents/litre to run!).  No tailpipe!

Come see the Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi i-MiEV and Chevy Volt production EV’s.  See vehicles that have been converted from gas to electric operation!  Talk to the owners and hear about their experiences.

Chauffeured EV rides around  Assiniboine Park!  Experience the quiet acceleration of an Electric Vehicle.  100% torque at 0 RPM!

MEVAfest will be held on Saturday, September 14th 2013, from 2pm to 5pm (raindate: Saturday, September 21nd, 2013)

This event will be held in Assiniboine Park at the Lyric Theatre location.

See you there!

You can download and print a PDF poster for the event here:

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May Monthly Meeting – Venue Change

MEVA is pleased to announce that we have been invited to hold our May Monthly Meeting at Red River College in order for us to see and hear information related to the Team Wikispeed project (see Youtube video below).  This session will be of interest to everyone, members of the public are encouraged to attend.

Date/Time: 30 May, 2013 7:00 p.m.

Location: Room P415 (4th floor), Red River College, 160 Princess St., in Winnipeg’s old Exchange District.

See you there!

Telsa Model S to appear at February MEVA meeting!


Kyle Friesen, of Steinbach, will be bringing his Model S Signature to the next MEVA (Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association) meeting. It will be held in room 218 of the Plant Science building on the U of M campus. We’ve made arrangements for the car to be indoors for a viewing and presentation by Kyle. The meeting will be at 7:00 pm on Thursday, Feb 28.  Everyone welcome!

MEVA welcomes new Executive Members


MEVA held it’s Annual General Meeting on the 6th of December 2012, during which time elections were held for positions being vacated on the Executive.  MEVA wishes to welcome the following members to their new positions:

Ed Innes – President
Neil Crawford – Vice-President
Robert Elms – Member-at-large

Secretary Roger Lepinsky and Treasurer Willard Elliott have agreed to stay on in their current positions for the upcoming year.

Outgoing President Rob McClement thanked the membership of MEVA for their passion, talent, time and resources, and in particular the support provided to him by outgoing Vice-President Mike Loewen and Member-at-large Ariel Epstein.  Rob and Mike will still be fixtures within MEVA, however we’re sad to report (but happy for him!) that Ariel and family will be moving to British Columbia in the near future.  Rob was thanked by Mike for his excellent work on behalf of MEVA and was treated to a round of applause by everyone.