May 2010 – Lorna Engleson is off to have a baby, so I am back on Grapevine duty for a few months! This month, I would like to highlight the activities of David MacKidd (EnCana), who has been active with “Inn From The Cold” since its inception in Calgary back in 1997. Inn From The Cold, created to provide emergency assistance to families in need, started from one church, and has now grown to include support from many multi-denominational churches/synagogues and community groups. These days, Dave organizes teams to cook dinner at the new Emergency Family Centre located in the Beltline district in Calgary. If you, or your company, may be interested in volunteering one evening (as an individual or as a team-building activity), please check out or contact Dave directly at


Come join us for a fun and relaxing day of golf with your fellow colleagues. 2009 was a tough year for a lot of the companies and people in our industry. As a committee, we tried to keep the focus on having a fun tournament where people would socialize and golf would just be a bonus!

Inglewood Golf and Curling Club
Monday June 14th, 2010 Tournament
Modified Texas Scramble, shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.

This is a fun tournament open to all CSEG members. Registration includes a Dinner, Green Fees, Power Carts and Prizes. 50/50’s will once again be sold with the proceeds going to the Kids in Science Project.

Registration and Sponsorship information is available on the CSEG website.


The annual Women in Seismic Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, August 9th, at the Fox Hollow Golf Course in Calgary. Every year, 144 women get together to enjoy a day of golfing, networking and raising money for the Alberta Cancer Foundation (with proceeds raised going to programs for Cervical and Breast Cancer initiatives).

Registration will begin soon. Stay tuned!

If anyone is interested in sponsorship, volunteering on the WiSE committee or donating team/individual prizes, please contact Danielle Harrison at or call 403.770.0359.


This year there are some big changes in store for the tournament. The Doodlebug Golf Committee values the input from the CSEG membership and their associated companies. For this reason there is a new location and date for the 2010 Doodlebug.

September 9 – 11, 2010, at the Kimberley Alpine Resort.

The Doodlebug Golf Tournament is an event held each summer that provides a competitive golf venue for CSEG members of all levels and ability, from scratch golfers to true first-timers. Participants and their guests will enjoy a full schedule of formal and informal social events throughout each day and on into the evenings. Similar to Doodlespiel and Ski Spree, it is the social and networking aspect of this event that provides the basis for a great weekend amongst new and old friends of the Canadian Geophysical Industry.

Kimberley Alpine Resort is one of Canada’s premier resorts that offers Doodlebug participants access to this fantastic venue at a very reasonable cost. The golf course is challenging, but extremely forgiving and each hole bears a different and distinctive view of the majestic Kootenay Range.

The 2010 Committee hopes that you will consider this event in your plans for this summer.


Direct Digital Online Inc. is pleased to announce that their seismic data management services are now available. Working with its joint venture partner Accu-Audit and using the SeisInfo platform D.D.O. will be offering an accurate and cost effective solution to seismic data management. For more information please contact Pat Shannon (pshannon@directdigital. com) or Tammy Bauer ( at 403.265.6886.

Direct Digital Online Inc. a subsidiary of Absolute Imaging Inc. offers comprehensive and diverse services including disaster recovery, reproduction and data management.


Light Up The World would like to thank the many companies and individuals who donated items to the GeoCanada 2010 Convention Silent Auction. The money raised helps LUTW to provide renewable energy technologies and high efficiency lighting to communities around the world. Your support is greatly appreciated.

In the interest of promoting sustainable development LUTW has invited Bob Willard, a leading expert on corporate sustainability strategies, to speak at The Ranchman’s Club at noon on June 4th. For more information please visit

(Columnist note: I would like to commend Sean Callaghan, LUTW/GeoCanada 2010 Silent Auction Coordinator, for all of his hard work in putting the Silent Auction together. He and his team have worked hard in soliciting donations, which admittedly in these economic times CAN be a bit difficult. PLEASE visit the LUTW auction on the Convention Exhibit floor May 10th and 11th.)


Fugro Selects OpenSpirit as Corporate-level Integration Solution.

Fugro has signed a corporate-level Business Partner Agreement to leverage the OpenSpirit interoperability framework across their family of companies and products. Fugro Data Solutions and Fugro-Jason will be the first of the Fugro companies to take advantage of the OpenSpirit SDK.

The OpenSpirit framework will enhance Fugro’s ability to streamline data search and transfer between applications and data stores, resulting in increased efficiency and productivity for data management and geoscience staff and reducing overall IT and data management costs.

For more information contact: Leonard Hendrix, Fugro Data Solutions (Canada) at 403.240.7885 or leonard



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