Happy June! Is it summer yet? I wonder (by the time this magazine reaches your desk) if the Canucks will have actually won the Stanley Cup and if Winnipeg is getting an NHL team back… hmmmm… can you tell I’ve become addicted to hockey pools? Whatever. It’s June. It’s time for swatting mosquitoes whilst playing golf, or ultimate frisbee or soccer…

Quick congratulations go out to the winners of the GeoConvention’s Challenge Bowl: Chris Bird and Peter Gagliardi from the University of Calgary. Nice work!

Are You a Past Doodlespeil Chairman?

If so, the 2012 Doodlespeil Committee is looking for you! If you are a past Doodlespeil Chairman, or know of any, will you please contact us, through email or phone ASAP. The Committee is looking at doing some extra things with a special anniversary year coming up, and we would value your input.

Some upcoming changes are: redoing the official Doodlespeil website and modernizing the Doodlespeil Guy. Also, with all the construction on the new curling rink in Banff completed, the Doodlespeil will be moving back to Banff for 2012 and we are very excited about this return.

Both Victor Irwin (current chairman) and myself John Bertsch (past chairman) would be extremely happy to hear from our Past Doodlespeil Chairmen and certainly if anyone has a partially composed list from the past we would welcome this information as well. Contact Victor Irwin at Victor.Irwin@divestco.com or John Bertsch at john@earthsignal. com or 1.403.875.8990.

Sigma Name the Section Contest & Business Card Draw

Sigma Explorations Inc., Canadian Stratagraphic Services (2000) Ltd., and Apoterra Seismic Processing Ltd. would like to thank all of our friends and colleagues who stopped by our new booth at the Joint Annual Convention. We would like to also thank those people who volunteered during the convention and made it a success! We are looking forward to seeing everyone next year!

We would like to congratulate the following winners of our Name the Section contest and business card draws.

The winners are as follows:

Business Card Draw

Garmin Running Watch
John Behr of Terra Energy

Name the Section

First Place: 42” flat screen TV
Doug Campbell of Devon Canada

Second Place: LG Blu Ray DVD player
Vladan Simin of CNRL

Third Place (drawn from all entries): BBC Series LIFE videos
Andy Iverson of Apache

WiSE Golf Tournament

Save the date! The Women in Seismic annual golf tournament to raise funds for breast and ovarian cancer research will be held on Monday, September 12th, 2011 at Fox Hollow in Calgary. This is a great opportunity for peer networking whilst supporting a great cause! Online registration will begin shortly.

If you are interested in hole or prize sponsorship, please contact: Danielle Harrison at Danielle.harrison@divestco.com.

Light Up The World Silent Auction

I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the people and companies involved with the Light Up The World silent auction at the GeoConvention this May. Thanks to your generosity, over $13,000 was raised for this great cause.

In particular, I would like to thank my committee members for all of their efforts: Jeff Gautreau (RPS Boyd), Naomi Storey (Edge), Dani MacLeod (GeoTir), Val Topinisky (GeoTir), Laurie Ross (Divestco), Kristy Manchul (Target), Vic Urban (Target), Sean Callaghan (Surveyza), Carmen Swalwell (Swalwell Resource Consulting), Judi MacDonald (MacDonald Cole) and Tara Collins (LUTW).

See you at GeoConvention 2012!

Craig Van Dongan (GeoTir)HR



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