October 2014

APEGBC Sea To Sky Branch Tour & Presentation of the Sea to Sky Gondola: "Geomorphology of Squamish River and Howe Sound"

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Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time: 10:45 - 11:00 am Registration at the Base Camp Cafe. Trip to the Summit.
11:00 - 11:20 am Trevor Dunn presentation.
11:20 - 12:00 (Noon)  Pierre Friele presentation.
12:00 - 12:30 pm Questions and answers. Discussion. Closure.
Location: Sea To Sky Gondola Summit, Squamish, BC
Presenter: Mr. Pierre Friele, M.Sc., P.Geo.
President, Cordilleran Geoscience Ltd.
Mr. Pierre Friele (M. Sc., P.Geo.) is a self-employed professional geoscientist specializing in Engineering Geology. Pierre’s work assignments typically include terrain and slope stability mapping, hazard and risk assessment, flood and erosion protection, and paleo-environmental reconstruction. Pierre has published a number of scientific papers on the Quaternary geology and volcanic hazards of the Sea-to-Sky corridor. In particular, he has written about the late- glacial history of Howe Sound, the evolution and debris flow hazards on Cheekye fan, and landslide hazard and risk at Mount Meager. Raised in Whistler and Pemberton, he has lived in Squamish since 1990.
Mr. Trevor Dunn, B.A.Sc., UBC
General Manager and co-founder, Sea to Sky Gondola.
Over the last six years, Mr. Dunn has been responsible for the day to day operations, financing and future planning and approvals of the Sea to Sky Gondola. Prior to starting this unique and exciting project, Trevor worked with Intrawest from 2001 to 2008, most recently acting as Vice President of Development. Mr. Dunn was responsible for delivering the Westin Imagine Orlando, a $130 million, 315 rooms condominium hotel. In his development role, Trevor was also responsible for 50 million dollars worth of asset divestitures that included commercial assets, land and business entities.
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: There is no cost to register for this technical tour; however, members are responsible for purchasing their own Gondola tickets (and for any of their guests). Tickets may be purchased online or in-person at the ticket window. For more info on Gondola ticket pricing, click here
Also, it is highly encouraged to register online with APEGBC to help us determine attendance numbers.  Thank you!

Registration: To register online with APEGBC please click the ‘Register’ button below.

Please register online by October 16, 2014! Due to space limitations, attendance will be limited to the first 40.

If you have any questions, please contact : [email protected]
APEGBC Sea to Sky Branch Tour & Technical Presentation of the "Sea to Sky Gondola".

Topic: Technical Tour – Geomorphology of Squamish River and Howe Sound

Squamish is home to many outstanding natural attractions that people come to visit. The Sea to Sky Gondola links these elements into one unique recreational experience; a true sea to sky experience!
On the Sea to Sky Gondola summit, Mr. Pierre Friele, M.Sc., P.Geo., will talk about the Quaternary geomorphology of the Squamish River and Howe Sound. Topics include:
·         Younger Dryas glaciation documented in Howe Sound;
·         Geologic history of Mount Garibaldi and Cheekye fan, with an update on development proposals and risk mitigation;
·         Holocene progradation of Squamish River delta and infilling of Howe Sound;
·         The recent discovery of the First Nations archaeology site - the Stone Bowl site; and
·         Squamish delta geomorphology, foreshore instability, subaqueous landslide induced-tsunamis, and the engineering geology aspects of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
In addition, Mr. Trevor Dunn, the General Manager and co-founder of the Sea to Sky Gondola, will share with the audience some of the challenges through the facilities construction phase.

10:45 - 11:00 am Registration at the Base Camp Cafe. Trip to the Summit.
11:00 - 11:20 am Trevor Dunn presentation.
11:20 - 12:00 (Noon)  Pierre Friele presentation.
12:00 - 12:30 pm Questions and answers. Discussion. Closure.

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