Back row, standing:
(from left) Duane Peperkorn, E.I.T.; Chad Singh, E.I.T.;
Dr. Ron Hinds, P.Geoph.; Ian Squires, P.Eng., vice-chair;
John Pastega, P.Eng.; Sheldon Douglas, P.Eng.; Ali Esmail,
P.Eng.;Laura Ferguson, P.Geol.; Bradley Mersereau, P.Eng.;
Anil Gupta, P.Eng.; and Francis Chan, P.Eng.
Front row, seated: Terry Cooper, P.Eng., treasurer;
Judith Lentin, P.Geol., chair; Steve Wyton, P.Eng., past
chair; Tibor Kaldor, P.Eng., secretary.
Missing: Irfan Ahmad, P.Eng.
The Calgary Branch has been busy over the past year. The
meetings committee has organized six professional development
evenings, a public forum on the Kyoto Protocol that attracted
more than 300, and 13 luncheon meetings with speakers.
Our annual Calgary Flames Hockey night brought out 60 members
who watched their team suffer defeat to Edmonton.
We also had the grand opening of the new office in Calgary.
The new space provides excellent rooms for the presentation
of professional development courses.
Our final big event of the year is the annual golf tournament
in August. There are places for 144 participants in the event.
Calgary was also the site of the APEGGA Mentoring Pilot Project.
With the participation of eight companies, the Mentoring Committee
provided seminars and developed a new handbook for mentoring.
Because of financial constraints a full scale mentoring program
for all APEGGA members is not possible. However, the Mentoring
Committee has been busy developing a website within the APEGGA
Web page where potential mentors and their protégés
may register to find a partner. All the documents developed
over the past two years by the committee to help facilitate
the mentoring process will be downloadable for AGEGGA members.
The website should be available within the next three months
simply by clicking on the Mentoring tab at www.apegga.org.
You will be required to provide your APEGGA membership number
APEGGA members living in the Calgary region are invited to
volunteer to work with the Calgary branch in the many available
roles, from the meetings of committees to the judging of science
fairs. We also need people to talk about their profession
at schools. Call the Calgary Branch Office at (403) 262-7714