For Immediate Release
May 1, 2000



Edmonton - The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA) presented eight outstanding individuals and one innovative project with Summit Awards® during a gala celebration held Thursday, April 27 at the Shaw Conference Centre.

The annual black-tie event, now in its tenth year, honors outstanding professional engineers, geologists and geophysicists who exemplify strong business leadership, visionary initiative and who give back to their communities and the Association through volunteerism. This year's theme, Building Our Professions, celebrates the exceptional contributions these professionals have made, and continue to make to Alberta's economy, local educational institutions, the community and the environment.

Nine awards were handed out this year recognizing superior leadership, technical and educational achievement, professional and community service and project innovation. APEGGA also honored three individuals for their significant contributions to the betterment of the Association and the professions with two Honorary and one Honorary Life Membership. Nominations received from Association members are evaluated and reviewed by the APEGGA Honours and Awards Committee and approved by APEGGA Council.

Nearly 1,000 guests from the engineering, geoscience, corporate and government communities, as well as local high school and university students enjoyed an evening of celebration. Shirley Best, the comedic persona portrayed by local artist Zandra Bell kept the crowd entertained with witty banter as the evening's Mistress of Ceremonies. Attendees were also treated to the exotic sounds of the Wajjo African Drummers, complemented by the energetic dance style of the Kekeli and Highland Dancers.

Established in 1920, APEGGA is responsible for regulating the practice of engineering, geology and geophysics in the province of Alberta and this year celebrates 80 years of service to Albertans. The Association and its 33,000 members are committed to promoting the role science and technology plays in the lives of Albertans, particularly the contributions of engineers and geoscientists.

Note: Click here for list of the 2000 Summit Awards® recipients.

For more information contact:

Bronwen Stembiski
Public Affairs Officer
Telephone (780) 426-3990 or Toll Free 1-800-661-7020
Fax (780) 425-1722