This year’s honorary address finds us at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on the evening of Tuesday, October 24th, 2006. Every year this integral part of the society’s Outreach program strives to bring interesting and topical science into our community, while educating the general public on the roles of our societies and geoscience in the community at large. This year we will reach an audience of over 2500 junior high aged children during a free afternoon performance and an evening performance for the general public.

We strive to be topical and current, and Hurricanes certainly seems to fit that bill. We will open the evening with a lecture from Jerry Sexton. Jerry specialises in coastal geomorphology working in South Carolina on coastal and shelf sands through his company Athena Technologies. Some of you may have been lucky enough to attend his field school which he runs for industry. Jerry will bring some first hand experience with hurricanes to Calgary and discuss their impact on coastlines.

While hurricanes impact the geologic record, we have also seen their impact on our industry. Daniel Collins, a director with Cambridge Energy Research Associates, will shed some light on impact of hurricanes on the oil and gas industry and Calgary specifically.

The doors of the Jubilee will open at 5:30, so that you can take advantage of our pre-event lobby displays and silent auction. Speakers will run from 7pm-9:30pm, with a question and answer period to follow. Tickets are 10$ each, or 5$ for students (under 18), seniors (over 65) and groups (of 10 or m o re) and are available thro u g h Ticketmaster. The event is always a great way to catch up with old friends and introduce your families to our industry, we hope to see you all there in October.

This event is run by volunteers from a combination of the CSEG, CSPG, and APEGGA. If you are interested in learning more about the honorary address, or in volunteering, check out or contact Jennifer Dunn at If you think that the honorary address is something that fits your corporate sponsorship profile please contact Kim Maclean at

Looking forward, with next year’s address we plan to recognise the International Polar Year 2007-2009.



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