Happy Holidays everyone! Wishing for all of you a safe and relaxing December. Thank you to everyone who goes out of their way to “pay it forward” during the holidays to ensure that those less fortunate have a positive experience. All my best for the New Year.

Doodlespiel 2015

The 43rd Annual DOODLESPIEL is scheduled for January 23-25, 2015, in Banff, Alberta.

The mandate of the Doodlespiel is to bring our industry members together promoting fellowship and competition in a unique, fun and social setting. It’s my belief that the Doodlespiel is one of the best social events our industry offers, and without the continued support of participants and sponsors the event wouldn’t be possible.

We would like to encourage participants to be present for door prizes and dinner on Friday night after registration. Cash prizes will be handed out for the team with the best costumes/team spirit.

Additional information regarding host hotels, schedule of events, draw, rules and regulations, registration and sponsorship information will be posted to the website www.doodlespiel.com when available.

Each year, the committee seeks contributions to ensure the continued success of this event. The DOODLESPIEL committee is confident that, through the continued support of our industry partners, this year’s bonspiel will continue to be a first class event. Your level of support will be acknowledged throughout the weekend by means of numerous sponsorship boards, banners, announcements, as well as being posted on the DOODLESPIEL website all year round (www.doodlespiel.com).

Sponsorship levels are as follows:

Sheet Sponsor ($1750), Platinum Sponsor ($1200), Gold Sponsor ($750), Silver Sponsor ($500)

For questions regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Andreas Georgousis at andreas.geogousis@rci.rogers.com.

Without the exceptional and continued support that this event receives annually, we could not continue to provide the level of competition and fun for which the DOODLESPIEL is renowned for.

Trent Olson, Chairman, 2015 CSEG Doodlespiel

Ski Spree 2015 Registration Information

The 2015 CSEG Family Ski Spree committee would like to invite you and your family to the 48th Annual CSEG Family Ski Spree in Fairmont, B.C. to be held from February 20th – 22nd, 2015! Reconnect with your family and old friends and make some new ones on this fun filled weekend! These are the memories your family will cherish for years to come... Take in a little friendly competition in the ski and snowboard races (all ages and skill levels), a kids obstacle course and scavenger hunt or unwind in the Hot Springs and at age appropriate social events with games and crafts planned for adults, teens and small children.

The CSEG Family Ski Spree is an extremely popular event in the Geophysical Industry with nearly 400 attendees every year, so don’t miss your chance and reserve your spot by ensuring you do the following:

  1. Registration is on a first come first serve basis so send it in as soon as possible. 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 requests with your application and registration payment.
  3. Previous year’s room allocations are held until January 15, 2015. For those looking to upgrade their current room, the earlier you register, the better the chances of obtaining one of the handful of special rooms that become available.

Mark your calendars on your Apples, Oranges, Blackberrys and Blueberrys – this is a family event you don’t want to miss!

2015 Registration Opens Monday, November 17, 2014 at 8am.

Registration applications will be available on the CSEG Ski Spree website at www.csegskispree.com.

Sincerely, the 2015 CSEG Family Ski Spree Committee

WiSe 2014

What a way to end it! For my last year as chair of the Women in Seismic tournament, Mother Nature decided a wintery send-off would work. Not a chance! Thanks to Fox Hollow Golf course, we were able to move the tournament to the following week and tee off on September 18th under much sunnier skies! We lost a few golfers to the date change, but overall the event was well attended.

We really appreciate all the Sponsors being able to accommodate the date change:

Pulse Seismic, GeoTir, Explor, United DataWyse, Edge Technologies, Katalyst, Tesla, Sigma Explorations, Arcis Corporation, Santos, Earth Signal Processing, Divestco, Copyseis, Signature Seismic, CGG, Target Data, Seitel, Dawson , Freehold Royalties Partnership, Sensor and Imageco Solutions.

The Sponsors’ generosity is always appreciated, as every lady left with something!

This year we presented the Sean Callaghan Spirit Award and as such had a themed event: Hawaiian. It was awesome to see a LOT of ladies in costume and everyone getting into the spirit of the day. Some ladies even decorated their carts. We had Sean’s daughter speak at the event and present the trophy. As well, we had an amazing speaker who is currently battling Cancer – Jennifer Birchall. Her story was inspiring and a huge reminder to where all our donation money goes. She and her husband also puts on a golf tournament to support the fight against Breast Cancer. If you are interested in attending this event, email patmurray@pinkcup.ca in regards to the Pink Cup Charity Classic.

Thanks to everyone’s generous support, we raised $15,000 this year for the Alberta Cancer Foundation which puts our money to use right here in the Calgary area in regards to the fight against Cancer.

I would once again like to thank the organizing committee: Trish Mulder, Kristy Manchul, Pam Larson, Amanda Mansell, Lona Leavitt, Jennifer Holley, Erin Corrigan and Elyse Murphy. (Sorry if I missed anyone.) Also, a special thanks to Debbie Barron for “unofficially” helping on the day of the event! Trish will be chair of the tournament for the next two years and I am looking forward to just “being a golfer” for the day!

Watch for a Save the Date notice early in 2015 (but as of now it is booked for September 10th, 2015) and remember to get your CSEG membership renewal then as well. Thanks for some great years ladies! I am looking forward to even more when the 15th Annual event takes place next year.

Joanne Poloway Chair,
Women in Seismic Golf Tournament

Save the Date: GeoSkills 2015

GeoSkills will be held February 6, 2015 at the Metropolitan Conference Centre in Calgary. This event will gather speakers, students and professionals together for a day of seminars, networking and learning about the tools to succeed in the profession. It will include an evening mixer, where attendees can enjoy food and converse with fellow professionals and students. All professional geoscientists and geoscience students are welcome to attend.

Registration will open December 2014. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please visit apega.ca/events/geoskills.html for more information.

U of S Geophysics/Geology Grads

The Ore Gangue Alumni Bursary Fund has now reached $130,000. Student awards have been made for 2013 and 2014. Donations can be made, and are much appreciated, by accessing the Ore Gangue website at www.OreGangue.org.

The annual (30th) Ore Gangue Christmas party is being held Thursday, December 4th at the Garage Bar in Eau Claire, beginning at 4:30 pm.



Share This Column