May 2016

South Central Branch AGM and Technical Talk

Hosted by the South Central Branch of APEGBC

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact [email protected]
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Storms on the River, 1502 River Street, Kamloops, BC
Presenter: Tim Smith, P.Geo., Eng.L.
Westrek Geotechnical Services Ltd., 
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $40 (includes dinner)
Note: Registration will close on Monday May 23, 2016.
Please join the APEGBC South Central Branch for our Spring AGM and Technical Talk. This event will provide branch members an opportunity to meet the volunteer branch executive and to provide input on our plan for the upcoming year. We will also be hosting a technical talk on dealing with natural disasters (after they occur).


6:00 PM – Registration
6:15 PM – Recognition of Achievements
6:30 PM – Technical Talk
7:30 PM – Dinner and AGM
9:00 PM – Close 

Technical Talk

Tim Smith, owner of Westrek and APEGBC former President, will be presenting on his experiences being in Nepal last year when the major earthquake happened.  
The presentation describes what it is like for a person who normally deals with natural disasters (after they occur) to be smack bang in the middle of a major earthquake. Tim Smith was in Nepal last year and was about a 1 hour walk from Everest Base Camp when the Gorkha Earthquake hit. His climbing team were impacted by not only the earthquake, but by the large snow avalanche that followed.
The presentation describes what it is like to be in a major earthquake, what type of feelings it emotes, what are the similarities between BC and Nepal, and what are some of the things that we need to be aware of when the "Big One" hits.

Recognition of Achievements

The South Central Branch will be recognizing the achievements of its members with a brief presentation ceremony for the APEGBC South Central Branch scholarship recipient and for members with recently acquired designations, including new EITs, P.Eng., GITs, P.Geo., and other achievements.  If you are interested in being included in this, please contact the South Central Branch at [email protected].

AGM and Dinner

  •        Voting for new Branch Executive (See “Call for nominations” below)
  •        Recognition of Volunteers
  •        Highlight of upcoming events
  •        How to get involved.
  •        Our goals for the year
  •        Overview of Scholarship Fund 

Call for nominations: If you are interested in getting involved with the APEGBC South Central Branch Executive through one of the volunteer positions, please contact the South Central Branch at [email protected]


Tim Smith, P.Geo Eng.L
Owner, Westrek Geotechnical Services Ltd.

Tim Smith, P.Geo Eng.L, is a senior engineering geologist specializing in terrain analysis in the natural resource sector. He provides consulting services for industry, legal, government, engineering, and international organizations. He is the owner of Westrek Geotechnical Services Ltd. He is a former APEGBC President and continues to be involved as volunteer to the association.


  • Cash bar
  • DISCLAIMER: This event is intended for responsible adults of legal drinking age. Please do NOT drink and drive. 
  • If you have questions, please contact the South Central Branch via email at [email protected].
  •  To help us predict our catering needs, please register by Monday May 23, 2016.
  • Due to space limitations, registrations will be limited to 40 attendees.

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