Happy October!

Summer is finally done (bah humbug) and we are onto Fall… many thanks to all the volunteers who organized the summer social events, some who are listed below. I only went to two golf tournaments (hard knocked life…) but the people who organize the events are to be commended. It’s a lot of work, but truly is appreciated.

The 5th Annual CSEG T-Wave Golf Tournament

The photo to the right is of Inglewood Golf and Curling Club Friday the morning of June 21st. This is where the 5th Annual CSEG T-Wave Tourney was originally scheduled to take place on June 24th. Yes – looking a wee bit wet.

Unfortunately, I believe we are all aware of what was happening in Calgary and Southern Alberta the Thursday and Friday prior to that date. Friday morning everyone was requested to stay home as the downtown area was flooded and closed except for essential personnel. Friday morning Inglewood Golf and Curling Club was under water and we were forced to postpone the golf tournament. At that time we knew we weren’t golfing on the 24th, however, we didn’t know if we would be able to have the tournament at all based on all the damage many of our city courses endured.

After a couple of weeks when the city was getting back to normal, we were waiting to hear from Inglewood as to when or if they expected to reopen so we could get moving on the rescheduling of the event. When we heard on July 11th that only one date was available for us, we as a committee agreed that the date they were offering just wasn’t a viable option. All the local courses were approached and came up with some alternative options and dates. The best date was voted on and the course that could accommodate us the best on that date, River Spirit, was chosen. We knew we were going to lose people either way, however, it was decided that August was a better date than September. As we all know, this is Calgary and the weather can be a bit iffy in September and we definitely didn’t want to conflict with other events going on within the CSEG as well as the CSPG. Thus, August 28th at River Spirit was decided.

This year the committee chose the “Light up the World” Foundation. as the charity are efforts would go toward. The Silent Auction was taken out of the annual convention which in previous years helped to raise funds for this great charity and as a committee we agreed it was an important charity. Pulse Seismic once again sold tickets on their hole which gave a team the ability to use the pro’s drive on a hole with the money going towards our choice of charity; they raised $740! In addition, draw prize tickets were sold to help raise money and we were able to raise an additional $1570 for a grand total of $2310. When we do our final finances we will decide how much we can add to this amount.

A big thank you goes to all the great committee members who made this tournament such a huge success and had the extra burden of organizing everything twice this year. As always, we learned some things that we will attempt to improve on next year in order to continue to put on a Great Fun event for everyone.

Sponsorship – David Caldwell, Craig Van Dongen, and Sandy Lucas

Golf and Prizes – Jim Hostetler, RJ Vestrum, Rob Vestrum and Aaron Foyer

Finance – Dick Willott

Registration – Jeff Gautreau

We added Bob Park a couple of weeks prior to the day of the tournament.

If anyone wants to give additional feedback they are free to email me at: Jocelyn_ frankow@sensorgeo.com as we are always looking at ways to improve the tournament.

All the best,
Chairman, CSEG T-Wave Tourney
Jocelyn Frankow


Two teams tied at 58 for honorable mention:

Brendan Smith
Danny Sutherland
Jeremy Church
Brad Gerl

David Caldwell
Blaine Gervais
Jordan Cicoria
Brad Stone

Most honest team:

Adam Flynn
Craig Melton
Ashley Krakowka
Jessica Baldwin

Draw Prizes and Other Winners

Bike – Alex Gauthier
Big Screen – TV David McHarg
Set of Golf Clubs – David McHarg
Putters HCL (Mens) – Dennis Melrose
Putters HCL (Womens) – Maggie Stratton
BBQ set – Roger Bilger
Luggage – Kathy Hufnagel
Green Fees (River Spirit) – Glen Ghaney
Water bottles (Paradigm Geophysical Canada) – Mark Erion
Travel kits (Paradigm Geophysical Canada) – Mark Jackson

Putting Contest Winner
Michael Doerksen

We have been and are blessed to have great support from our sponsors and without them we really couldn’t put on an event like this. Our Sponsors this year:

Ace Level

Nexen – tee gift
SourceX Geophysical Corporation – lunch
Synterra Technologies – dinner

Eagle Level

Hole Sponsors
Command Equipment/Lorrnel Seismic Project Management
Earth Signal Processing
Pulse Seismic
Geophysical Ltd.

Carts GeoTir

Golf Carts

Driving Range
Tesla Exploration

Putting Contest
Eagle Canada

System/Pictures MicroSeismic

Birdie Level

Arcis Seismic Solutions, BJV, Edge Technologies, Geospace Technologies Canada, Great West Resources, Terra–Sine, ION Geoventures, Maxam North America, Print Three, Seisline, Sigma/Apoterra

Par Level


Prize Winners

Hole Sponsor Prize Contest Winner
Spirit 1 BJV Caesar GC–100 Closest to the Pin – 2nd shot Dave Cryer
Spirit 2 Sigma / Apoterra Tassimo coffee maker Longest putt – women Jenn Sawatzky
Spirit 3 Edge Garmin Golf GPS Longest putt – men Thane Strandberg
Spirit 4 Earth Signal Bar Fridge Names in draw Dennis Melrose
Spirit 5 Seisline TBA Closest to the green – 1st shot Danny Sutherland
Spirit 6 CGG Golf Town GC–100 Shortest drive that makes if off of the tee box Greg Purdue
Spirit 7 Geospace Digital Camera Ball in water – draw Michella Pritchard
Spirit 8 Divestco iPad Mini Beat the Hack Brian Rutherford
Spirit 9 Print Three 100 GC Longest drive – men Brad Stone
Millburn 1 Sensor Power trip Charger Beat the clock Trent Olson’s team
Millburn 2 RPS Energy 10,000 hole-in-one 100 GC Hole in One / closest to the pin – all Kerrie Somerville
Millburn 3 Ion iPad Mini Tee shot in the trees – draw J.R. Hostetler
Millburn 4 Maxam Carry on Luggage Ball in the sand by green – draw Craig Melton
Millburn 5 Terra Sine Garmin Golf GPS Ball out of bounds – draw David Germscheid
Millburn 6 Pulse LUTW Charity Buy the pro drive  
Millburn 7 Lorrnel / Command Rain Pants / ladies putter Closest to the pin – Men & women Michael Doerksen / Maggie Straton
Millburn 8 Arcis Golf Bag Longest drive – women Jocelyn Frankow
Millburn 9 Great West Inglewood pro shop GC Closest to the line on drive Oliver Kuhn

Seismic in Motion 2013

The 10th Annual Seismic in Motion (SIM) will be taking place from October 1 – 3, 2013. This event is organized by the Canadian Association of Geophysical Contractors (CAGC), and is partnered with the CSEG, CAPP, Enform and APEGA.

Set in open fields and treed areas of Waiparous (west of Cochrane, AB), SIM is an outdoor classroom that showcases, in a single day, the basics of seismic acquisition. 150 participants are driven daily from Calgary to Waiparous, divided into groups and then guided through six demonstration stations. Each of the stations demonstrates a variety of activities that are involved in most seismic programs such as: surveying, permitting, medical services, helicopters, line cutting, mulching, drilling, explosives, recording, vibrators, regulations, and safety. At the end of the day, everyone is treated to a simulated helicopter rescue and live explosives demonstration.

Is this something you want to attend, or maybe you know a co-worker that could benefit from this experience? Each year attendees represent a diverse collection of participants from industry, academia (students and professors from UofC, MRU, Sait), high school students, a broad cross-section of government, accountants, lawyers, administrative staff and many more. Thanks to the generosity of industry sponsors coordinated through the CSEG Foundation Outreach Committee, many, if not all, of the students are able to attend free of charge.

For registration information go to www.cagc.ca.

For information about becoming a volunteer guide please contact me directly.

Jeff Gautreau, SIM CSEG Guide coordinator

2014 CSEG Family Ski Spree

The 2014 CSEG Family Ski Spree committee would like to invite you and your family to the 47th Annual CSEG Family Ski Spree in Fairmont, B.C.! A weekend of fun for the whole family including ski and snowboard races, a kids obstacle course, crafts, games, a scavenger hunt and other activities for children of all ages. Families can also visit the resort and hotel hot tubs. Adults will enjoy seeing lots of new and old friends while participating in the many social events of the weekend as the Geophysical Industry comes to Fairmont, B.C.

Please visit our new, specially designed CSEG Family Ski Spree website at www.csegskispree.com.

This year’s Ski Spree takes place February 21 – 23, 2014.

Registration will open November 18, 2013 at 8:00am.

Registration Applications will be available on the CSEG Ski Spree website at that time.

The CSEG Family Ski Spree is an extremely popular event with nearly 400 attendees every year, so to ensure your placement please note the following:

  1. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. Applications are only accepted when accompanied by full payment for registration.
  2. Hotel Reservations will be made by the committee, on your behalf. Please ensure you include your room reservation sheet with your application and registration payment.

Mark your calendars early – this is a family fun event that you don’t want to miss!

The 2014 CSEG Family Ski Spree Committee



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