Terri-Jane Yuzda


From a Flames Game To PD Evenings,
Branch Keeps Busy

Calgary Branch Secretary

A variety of recent events have kept the Calgary Branch of APEGGA busy in recent months, from meetings and workshops to seminars and special events.

The branch meeting March 21 featured guest speaker Dave Chalcroft, P.Eng., who presented information on RedR, Engineers Providing Disaster Relief Services. This is a non-profit organization, which involves Canadian engineers in disaster relief and raises the profile of the engineering profession. Mr. Chalcroft was honoured during this year's Summit AwardsÒ with the L.C. Charlesworth Professional Service Award.

APEGGA volunteers participated in an Iron Ring workshop and ceremony on March 23.

Recent lunch speakers included Mark Adcock, General Dynamics Canada, BOWMAN Program chief architect, on mobile Web access for military operations, and Paul Newman, P.Eng., Alternative Fuel Systems Inc., on engineering opportunities in natural gas for vehicles technology development.

Forums and professional development seminars included an April 25 professional development evening on managing conflict, led by Steve Critchely, and a May 9 professional development evening on effectively managing and controlling difficult clients, led by Bruce Lee.

Among our special events was an April 13 Flames hockey night. APEGGA is a corporate sponsor and has preferential seating for members. The night was also Fan Appreciation Night for the Flames.

On May 29, the branch will host Collapse of the World Trade Centre, featuring speaker Dr. Venkatesh Kodur, P.Eng., the only non-American scientist commissioned by the American government to study the collapse. See the ad elsewhere in this month's PEGG for more information.

The Calgary Branch golf tournament is tentatively set for the week of Sept. 9 at Lynx Ridge Golf and Country Club.

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