Happy New Year! Did you make any resolutions? I’ve decided not to this year: tend to break all of them by the first week anyway. Continuing with highlighting groups or individuals that I see contributing to the community, I want to showcase this month the efforts of a group of men and women, spearheaded by Andy Cook (ConocoPhillips). “Those Mustachioed Men in Their Flying Machines”, was a team of 35 men and 4 women who participated in the Movember fundraiser for the Prostate Cancer Foundation... the concept is to grow moustaches for one month (November) to raise awareness and funds, and no, the women did NOT grow moustaches, although the guys came up with some impressive ones! This year the team won the “Best Team Mo” and raised over $34,000 for prostate cancer research in Canada! Congratulations on your achievements! See the team photo below.

Light Up The World Silent Auction… Actively Soliciting Donations!

The Light Up The World Silent Auction will be happening again at the CSPG/CSEG/CWLS Convention this upcoming May! It has been part of our spring convention for five years, raising awareness and funding (over $52,000 to date) for LUTW: a Canadian humanitarian initiative whose chief goal is to assist the poor in the developing world to obtain affordable, safe and environmentally friendly White Light Emitting Diode based home lighting powered by renewable energy sources. Find out more at www.lutw.org.

If your company would like to donate an auction item to this event, please contact Sean Callaghan of Aguila Exploration Consultants. Please phone Sean at 403-819-4190 or email scallaghan@aguila.ca.

2009 DOODLESPIEL Details!

The dates for the 2009 Doodlespiel are:

January 30 – February 1, 2009

64 team ‘spiel, up to 32 “holeplug” spots available! Entry forms & info are available by going to the Doodlespiel website: www.doodlespiel.com

2009 Committee:

Armin Schafer, Chairman
Hillar Lilles, ViceChair & Drawmaster
Cam Moore, Finance
Victor Irwin, Sponsorship
John Bertsch, Housing & Special Arrangements
Dave Swager and Roger Edgecombe are Assisting.
Morgan Steeves, Past Chairman

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Each year, the committee seeks contributions to ensure the continuation of this first class event. Your level of support is acknowledged throughout the weekend by means of numerous sponsor boards, banners, and announcements, as well as year round through our bonspiel website (www.doodlespiel.com). Please see the website for more details.

2009 CSEG Ski Spree

The CSEG Ski Spree committee cordially invites you and your families to this year’s Ski Spree! We are pleased to announce the new dates of: February 27-March 1, 2009.

Registration will open on November 17, 2008 at 8:00am.

The Ski Spree is an extremely popular event, so to ensure your placement at the Ski Spree, please note the following:

Registration is on a first come first served basis. Applications are only accepted when accompanied by payment. Hotel reservations made last year will automatically be transferred to this year’s Ski Spree dates however it is your responsibility to double check your own reservation. Hotel reservations do not ensure your placement at the Ski Spree.

Mark your calendars early – this is an event you won’t want to miss out on!

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Movember fundraiser for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.



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