Happy January! I wanted to say “thank you” to three very special ladies who helped spread a little Holiday happiness this past December by throwing a Geoscience Christmas Party at the new Unicorn in downtown Calgary. Santa’s Little Elves (aka Maggie Stratton, Sandy Lucas and Wendy Lambert) helped raise cheer and some much needed funds for the Calgary Food Bank.

I also would like to say a pre-emptive thanks to the Doodlespiel Committee for doing away with 8am starts on Saturday and Sunday mornings!

And… Happy 50th Anniversary to the Ski Spree!

If you have any company or industry news, please send me an email at: kristy.manchul@geomage.com or call me at 403-585-5204.

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CSEG Doodlespiel

The event will be held on January 20-22, 2017 back in beautiful Banff, Alberta!

Book your rooms early at The Fox and The Caribou. We are also pleased to offer 2 new hotels for our participants to choose from: the brand new Moose and The Ptarmigan!

Changes to the 2017 Doodlespiel Format

The 2017 CSEG Doodlespiel will consist of a 32 team Main Event and a 32 team Hole Plug. As in previous years there will be four events (A, B, C, D) in the Main draw. The Hole Plug will be made of two flights of 16 teams, with a guarantee of two games played in the event. Results in this year’s changes to the format will influence the overall schedule in the following ways:

  • There will be no 8 AM draws on Saturday January 21st or Sunday January 22nd for any teams
  • No team will have to play three games in one day
  • The last Hole Plug games to determine the flight winners will take place Saturday afternoon (No Sunday games)
  • The last draws on Saturday in Canmore and Banff will be 4 PM and 6 PM, respectively
  • Entry into the Main Event will be based on request followed by years of Doodlespiel experience

The Doodlespiel committee feels that these changes will have a positive impact for its participants. Please direct any questions regarding the changes of the 2017 Doodlespiel format to Daniel Perez (zerepd@gmail.com), Andreas Georgousis (Andreas.Georgousis@rci.rogers.com) or Matt Ng (matt.ng@paintedpony.ca).

Please visit www.doodlespiel.com for more information, hotel promo codes, and NEW sponsorship opportunities!

We look forward to seeing everyone at the rink!

Daniel Perez,

Earth Science for Society (ESfS) 2017

The 7th annual ESfS exhibition will be held on March 19-21, 2017, at the Big Four Building, Stampede Park. The 2016 ESfS event welcomed over 2500 enthusiastic attendees, including grade school students, Scouts, Girl Guides, teachers, parents and members of the general public. This event would not have been possible without the valued contributions received from our generous sponsors, dynamic exhibitors and energetic volunteers. If you or your organization is interested in supporting this great event by volunteering or becoming an exhibitor or sponsor, please visit the ESfS website (http://esfscanada.com/) for more information.

Calgary GeoScience Data Managers Society

Please join the Calgary GeoScience Data Managers Society for our January Learn@Lunch presentation.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
Data Management – the Next Generation – Unstructured Data, Really Really Big Data, Algorrithms
Presented by Grant Sanden, P.Eng – Co-Founder and CEO of Enersoft

+15 level Aquitaine Tower 540 – 5th Avenue SW (space provided by Katalyst Data Management)

Doors open at 11:30 – presentation begins at 12:00



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