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|"Mission-Possible became mission accomplished at the 8th annual APEGGA
Summit Awards®, the Association's premier recognition event, held in Calgary April
22. Built around a special agent "Mission Possible" theme and the notion
that with the talent of APEGGA members, the seemingly impossible is possible, the
ceremonies honoured seven individuals and a project for outstanding professional,
technical and community achievement. Photo to the right shows the 1999 Summit
recipients: (Standing left to right) James Edward Clarke Carter, P.Eng. (APEGGA
Centennial Leadership Award); David Thane Irving, P.Eng. (APEGGA L.C. Charlesworth
Professional Service Award); Leo A. Behie, P.Eng., PhD (APEGGA Frank Spragins Technical
Award); and Reggald (Reg) E. Isley (APEGGA Honorary Membership). (Seated) Allan Douglas
Rogan, P.Eng. (APEGGA Community Service Award); Daniel Roman Motyka, P.Eng. (Honorary Life
Membership); Charles T. (Charlie) Murdoch, P.Eng. (Receiving APEGGA Project Achievement
Award on behalf of Dow Chemical Fort Saskatchewan Hydrocarbons Expansion Project); and Mir
Mazher Ali, P.Eng. (APEGGA Early Accomplishment Award).
An audience of more than 800 was entertained by James Bond theme music and the intriguing comments of MC "Mata Hari Jr." (a.k.a. Brenda Finley). As a finale, a pyrotechnic outburst lit up the Summit venue in the Telus Convention Centre.
The evening also featured the traditional Order of the Vest in which the outgoing President receives a colourful vest. The vesting ceremony provides the first opportunity for the recipient to see the "tacky" garment. Commenting on the size of the vest, which proved to be a bit too small, outgoing President Dan Motyka;s remark proved more "fitting"than the vest itself. He suggested the problem was "The tailor was from Edmonton!"
The 1999 Summit gala was dedicated to the memory of two presidents who served during the Association's first decade - Charles A. "Baldy" Robb, P.Eng., (1923) and William J. Cunningham, P.Eng. (1927).
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