January 24, 2002
For Immediate Release

Professional Association Visits Oil Servicing Capital

Edmonton (January’02)… The president of the largest professional association in Alberta will visit Red Deer on Thursday, January 31 2002, to keep abreast of the industry activities in the area and to meet with branch members and civic leaders in the community. Dale Miller, P.Eng., is the current President of The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA).

Red Deer is home to one of nine APEGGA branches in Alberta; the branch acts as a link between members in central Alberta and the association, keeping them up-to-date on relevant industry news and association activities and events.

"Visiting Red Deer is a way for me to see first hand the contributions that our professional members and permit holders are making to Red Deer and central Alberta," Miller says.

Close to 1300 professional engineers and geoscientists work in and contribute to a number of Red Deer and area’s primary industries such as agriculture, oil field services, high-tech knowledge based industries, manufacturing, oil and gas development and petrochemical industries. Throughout Alberta, APEGGA members use their expertise to lead the way in resource development, construction, public works, transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, processing, advanced technologies, telecommunications, etc.

Professional engineers, geologists and geophysicists must be registered with APEGGA to practice. Members are bound by a code of ethics and continually upgrade their skills. APEGGA members can regularly be found volunteering in community and professional activities.

"With expansions on the Nova site in Joffre, the BP project and much more, members have contributed significantly to the growth of central Alberta," comments Miller, "and they will continue to do so."

APEGGA is responsible for regulating the practice of engineering, geology and geophysics in Alberta. APEGGA’s authority is provided by an Alberta statute, The Engineering, Geological and Geophysical Professions (EGGP) Act. Under the EGGP Act, licensure with APEGGA is required to practice engineering, geology or geophysics Alberta. APEGGA has served Albertans since 1920, now with over 36,000 members.


To arrange an interview with Dale Miller, P.Eng. contact:

Bronwen Strembiski (Public Relations Coordinator) 1-800-661-7020

For further information contact:

CHRYS. DMYTRUK, P.Eng. Director Communications and Public Affairs