May 2016

Breakfast and Tour of Annacis Research Centre

Organized by the APEGBC Richmond/Delta Branch

Please Note
Please register ASAP.
Status: Online registration is now closed. For space availability please contact [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM: Breakfast & Tour: Annacis Research Centre
Location: 1. Breakfast: Twin Bridges Restaurant, 1080 Cliveden Avenue. Delta, BC
2. Presentation and Tour: Annacis Research Centre - 1400 Lindsey Place, Delta, BC.
Presenter: Sarah Thompson, EIT
Assistant Project Engineering, Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant Project
Credit: 2 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $30   for members and guests who pre-register online.
$30   for EIT/GIT’s who pre-register online.
$25   for student members who pre-register online.
$35   for anyone registering at the door (space permitting, cash only)
Cost includes breakfast!
Note: Registrants are expected to arrange for their own travel from the restaurant to the Research Centre.

The Research Centre has 150 parking spaces.
Please join us for an informative presentation and tour of the Annacis Research Centre. The Annacis Research Centre (ARC), which was built in partnership with federal and provincial agencies, provides a space for research, training, and education initiatives in partnership with academia, the private sector, government, and other organizations. The Annacis Research Centre has achieved LEED Platinum status by incorporating many different technologies, features, design criteria and construction practices.

ARC contributes to Metro Vancouver’s vision for collaborative, proactive wastewater research and development. Innovative and collaborative research efforts are needed to respond to the many challenges ahead for treating wastewater, including managing wastewater as a resource, promoting energy reduction, reuse and recovery of materials, and mitigating environmental impacts. ARC has facilities for research, including access to in plant wastewater streams for pilot-scale projects and technology assessments. It also provides meeting spaces for training, conferences, and education. ARC provides long-term benefits for Canadians by enabling utilities and partners from academia, government, private industry and other organizations to actively engage in addressing innovative challenges.

The existing Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant has provided primary treatment to the North Shore for over 50 years. New federal regulations and the Province require that wastewater treatment be upgraded from primary treatment to secondary treatment. The Indicative Design for the new Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant was developed to fulfill Metro Vancouver’s four goals for the project:
  1. The provision of robust secondary wastewater treatment.
  2.  The development and demonstration of a project that is socially, ecologically and economically sustainable.
  3. The implementation of integrated resource recovery strategies.
  4. The creation of a facility integrated into the community.
This presentation will discuss the indicative design, and provide particular emphasis on how an EIT contributes to one of the largest wastewater infrastructure projects in Canada. For additional information about the Annacis Research Centre, visit the Metro Vancouver web page.


8:00 AM - 09:15 AM:  Registration and Breakfast
9:15 AM - 09:30 AM: Travel from restaurant to Annacis Research Centre
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM:  Presentation, Questions and Answers
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM: Annacis Research Centre Tour


Sarah Thompson, EIT
Assistant Project Engineering, Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant Project

Sarah Thompson has worked in Liquid Waste and Water Services, and has experienced all phases of a project from policy, planning and analysis to project delivery to operations and maintenance. Before joining Metro Vancouver, she completed a Masters of Engineering at Queen’s University, founded a student water conference (Water Initiative for the Future) and spent her undergraduate years working for various public and private sector organizations (Tetra Tech EBA, City of Calgary, ATCO Electric and the Yukon Government) . Sarah has a high-energy approach to everything she does and great passion for the water industry.


  • To help us predict our catering needs, please register at the very latest by Sunday, May 1, 2016.
  • Due to space limitations, registrations will be limited to 40 people (guests are welcome)
  • If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]
  • Guest/Non-member registration: If you are not a member of APEGBC, you can register online by quickly creating a 'non-member' account. After clicking on the 'REGISTER' link, you will be brought to a login screen. Towards the bottom, there is a ‘Create new account’ link. Click this link and follow the prompts to create your account. Thank you and we look forward to having you join us.


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