Terri-Jane Yuzda


APEGGA Outreach Remains Strong in Lakeland


Lakeland Branch Chair


The Lakeland Branch has been quite active this year, but still faces many challenges in serving the interests of a small membership in a relatively diverse region.

One of the strengths Lakeland is its involvement with the Outreach program and the promotion of science and engineering. Activities that took place this year were the Science Olympics and National Engineering Week, judging at various science fairs within the region, a structural engineering seminar offered to students and, of course, the APEGGA Teacher Awards Program. Also, The Lakeland Branch math and science award was given out at Dr. Bernard Brosseau School in Bonnyville to a student with outstanding performance in these subject areas.

On June 12 several members took part in an informative tour of the Canadian Salt Company solution mining, processing and packaging facility at Lindeberg. All of the salt marketed under the Windsor brand name in Alberta and British Columbia comes this facility.

The annual golf tournament was again held in conjunction with the local ASET chapter, on July 23 at the Palm Springs Golf Course in Cold Lake. Participants enjoyed great weather and a chance to network with their peers.

On Sep. 22, a presentation was made to Steve Nelson of St. Paul High School at their annual awards ceremony. He was this year's Teacher Awards recipient. Mr. Nelson was recognized again later in the week with a dinner in Bonnyville hosted by the branch executive.

One remaining activity is planned for this calendar year. In October, Stuart Nadeau, a senior regulatory adviser with Imperial Oil Resources, will make a presentation on the interrelation of engineering, the environment and regulators, and the impact of this interrelation on new and existing projects.

The branch needs to fill some member-at-large positions. These people will help organize branch activities. Two members-at-large and one Outreach coordinator have transferred out of the region over the summer, leaving a shortage of executive members to effectively organize all the planned branch activities for the upcoming year. Please send me an e-mail at andrew.b.wright@esso.com if you have an interest in volunteering for the branch executive or have some new ideas to better serve branch

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