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April, 1999

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April 22 - Alberta Room, Palliser Hotel, Calgary
June 10 - Hotel McDonald, Edmonton
Sept. 16 - Sawridge Hotel, Fort McMurray
Nov. 25 - Hotel Macdonald, Edmonton


March 8 - Lakeland Branch
March 9 - Vermilion River Branch


When: April 23, 11:30 a.m. Registration, 12:00 noon Luncheon
Where: Crystal Ballroom, Palliser Hotel, Calgary
Speaker: Rueben Nelson, Executive Director of the Capitalizing on Change Project and President of Square One Management Ltd.
Cost: $20 members and general public, $10/students
For tickets call Barb Robinson or Shirley Layne at 426-3990 or (within North America) 1-800-661-7020, ext. 347 or 348 respectively.


When: April 23, 8:00 a.m. Registration, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Annual General Meeting
Where: Alberta Room, Palliser Hotel, Calgary
April 22, 1999 - Alberta Room, Palliser Hotel, Calgary
Cost: Free
Contact: Barb Robinson or Shirley Layne at 426-3990 or 1-800-661-7020 (within North America) ext. 347 or 348 respectively.


When: April 21 - 22
Where: TELUS Convention Centre, Calgary
Contact: Barb Robinson or Shirley Layne at (780) 426-3990 or 1-800-661-7020 (within North America) ext. 347 or 348 respectively

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When:   April 22, Reception 5:30 p.m., Dinner & Gala  7:00 p.m.
Where: TELUS Convention Center
Cost: $75.00 (GST not applicable) corporate tables available.
Contact: Barb Robinson or Shirley Layne at (780) 426-3990, ext 347 or 348 respectively, or (outside Edmonton and within Alberta) 1-800-661-7020


Date: Thursday, March 18
Time: 11:15 a.m. Registration,11:45 a.m. Luncheon,12:15 p.m. Guest Speaker
Location: The Palliser Hotel
Cost: $22 Members / General Public $10 Students
Guest Speaker:  Barry Ryan, Sperry-Sun Drilling Services of Canada
Topic: New Technology Applications for Horizontal Drilling

Horizontal drilling has become an economical technique for the exploitation of oil and gas reserves over the past 15-20 years. Continuous improvements in equipment, technologies, and reliability have provided the industry with reliable and economical alternatives for accessing difficult reservoirs and/or increasing productivity.

This talk will provide an overview of the applications and benefits of some of the currently available technologies related to horizontal drilling, as well as some of the newer technologies that are being introduced to the industry.

To ensure adequate seating, please obtain a ticket from one of the ticket agents listed on the reverse; or pre-register with the Calgary APEGGA office at 262-7714 before Monday, March 15, 1999.


WhenMarch 30, Doors open 5 p.m., Program starts 5:30 p.m.
Where:  The 400 Club, Eau Claire Room, 710 - 4th Ave. SW, Calgary
Speaker: Susan Leach, CA, Senior Manager, Tax KPMG and Sonia Draper, CMA Manager, International Executive Services KPMB
Topic:  Contract Employment:  "Employee or Self-Employed?" -- From Revenue Canada's point of view; Income tax implications of independent contractor arrangements
Cost:  $10.00

A light supper (sandwiches) will be served.  Please call the Calgary APEGGA Office at 262-7714 to confirm your attendance.  Advance registration is required.


WhenMarch 16, 11:30 am Registration, 12:00 pm Luncheon, 12:40 pm Guest Speaker
Where:  Westin Hotel
Speaker: Duane Pyear, Alberta Economic Development
Topic:  The Alberta Advantage
Cost:  $10.00 Students, $20.00 Members/Non-Members, VISA and Mastercard available

What is the Alberta Advantage? Mr. Pyear will discuss the structure and performance of the Alberta economy, as well as the business cost competitiveness position. As well, he will cover planned industry development including medium term growth prospects for Edmonton and northern Alberta with highlights on the spending and priorities of Alberta’s infrastructure program.

Duane Pyear joined the Department of Economic Development in 1984 and is currently Executive Director of Policy and Business Information in the Strategic Resources Division. Over the past 10 years, he has worked extensively on a wide range of economic and business policy issues impacting on investment, business development and trade opportunities in Alberta.

To register please call: Shirley Layne or Barb Robinson at 426-3990, or e-mail: slayne@apegga.org or brobinson@apegga.org by Thursday, March 11.


When:  March 9, 7:30 -9:30 p.m., beer and pizza reception to follow
Where:  Oil Sands Discovery Centre
Speaker:  Graham Farquharson, CIM Distinguished Lecturer and President of Strathcona Minerals
Topic:  Lessons from the Red Flags Over Busang
Cost:  CIM/APEGGA Members $5, Non-Members $10, Students Free
Contact:  Ken Chekerda  790-5306, John Davis 799-1364,   Beavan 790-7682, Ian McLachlan 790-7778


When: March 8, 6:30 p.m. Cocktails, 7:00 p.m. Dinner, 8:00 p.m. New Member Induction Ceremony, 8:30 p.m. Canadian Air Force 75th Anniversary, 8:35 p.m. President's Address, 9:05 p.m. Discussion and Social
Location: Lakeland Inn, Cold Lake

What does APEGGA do for you? More importantly, how can you, as an APEGGA member, contribute to your profession and your community?  Find out and earn PDHs on Monday, March 8, 1999, when President Dan Motyka, P.Eng., and Executive Director Neil Windsor, P.Eng., will be visiting the Lakeland Branch.  This is the perfect opportunity for members to discuss any issues and concerns they may have.

In welcoming new members to the profession, the inaugural New Member Induction Ceremony will also be held.  Guests from C.F.B. Cold Lake will also be on hand to discuss upcoming events relating to the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Canadian Air Force.

Cost:  $15 Person - Guests Welcome
Contact:  Kevin Billay, P.Eng. Tel:  826-6752, Fax: 826-6777, e-mail:  kevinb@csd.apl.cul.ca; Yu-Min Chin, P.Eng. Tel:  826-6704, Fax:  826-6777, e-mail:  yu-minc@csd.apl.cul.ca; Ishvarlal Thaleshvar, P.Eng. Tel:  840-8000 (7424). e-mail:  hit@ccinet.ab.ca; Richard Wadsworth, P.Eng. Tel:  826-6064, Fax: 826-6065, e-mail:  wadsworr@kochind.com


When: March 9, 5:30 p.m. Cocktails (Cash Bar), 6:30 p.m. Dinner, 7:15 New Member Inductions, Life Member Presentations, 7:30 President's Address, 8:30 Annual General Meeting
Where: West Harvest Inn,  5620 - 44 Street, Lloydminster AB
Description:  Presidents Visit:  'Key Issues Facing APEGGA Council Today'and 'Annual General Meeting: Election of 1999/2000 Branch Executive
Contact: Calgary APEGGA office at (403) 262-7714

Are you curious about the issues that are currently being faced by our profession?  Are you interested in hearing about key topics such as defined scope of practice for engineering technologists and the code of ethics?  Would you like the opportunity to ask questions about and discuss APEGGA's policies and future direction with the people who shape it?  If so, mark your calendar for March 9, when APEGGA President Dan Motyka, P.Eng., and Executive Director Neil Windsor, P.Eng. will be visiting the Vermilion River Branch.

If you have any interest in joining the executive or helping the branch decide its future, please ensure that you attend.  Attendance will earn PDH credit under the Participation category that can be used in your personal Continuing Professional Development Program.

Cost:  $15.00 per person
Contact: Space is limited and attendance will be guaranteed on first come, first served basis.  Please RSVP to:.  Tom Greenwood-Madsen, P.Eng., Tel:   (780) 632-5942, Fax:  (780) 632-5925, email:  tom.greenwood-madsen@apl.ca or Trent Cheery, P.Eng., Tel:  (306) 825-1127, Fax:  (306) 825-1260, e-mail:  Trent.Cherry@husky-oil.com


When: March 10, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: University of Calgary
Description:  An opportunity for Engineering and GeoScience students to mix with Technical Society representatives and APEGGA professional members
Contact: Calgary APEGGA office at 262-7714



When: April 23, 11:30 a.m. Registration, 12:00 noon Luncheon
Where: Crystal Ballroom, Palliser Hotel, Calgary
Speaker: TBC
Cost: $22/members and general public, $10/students.
Contact: Barb Robinson or Shirley Layne at 426-3990 or 1-800-661-7020 (outside Edmonton and within Alberta) ext. 347 or 348 respectively.

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