October 2016

West Kootenay Branch AGM and Dinner Presentation

Organized by the APEGBC West Kootenay Branch

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. For space availability, please email [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM 
Location: Little Bear Golf Club - 872 Waterloo Road, Castlegar, BC
Presenter: Kelvin Ketchum, P.Eng.
BC Hydro

Bob Stewart, P.Eng.
Vice President, APEGBC
Credit: 2 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: APEGBC Member and Guest: $45.00 + GST = $47.25
Student Member Price: $30.00 + GST = $31.50

Includes buffet dinner and there will be a cash bar available. If you wish a vegetarian meal, please specify when registering. 
Contact: West Kootenay Branch
Email: [email protected]
Important Dates: The registration deadline is 12:00 PM on Monday, October 10, 2016.
Please join the APEGBC West Kootenay Branch for their Annual General Meeting and a dinner presentation with Kelvin Ketchum, P.Eng. As well, there will be an update presented by APEGBC Vice President Bob Stewart, P.Eng. See below for details.


5:30 PM - Meet and Greet
6:15 PM - Dinner
7:00 PM - APEGBC Update with Bob Stewart, P.Eng.
7:30 PM - Branch Annual General Meeting
7:45 PM - Presentation by Kelvin Ketchum, P.Eng.

Overview of the Columbia River Treaty 

At this year’s APEGBC West Kootenay Branch Annual General Meeting, Kelvin Ketchum, P.Eng,. former Principle Engineer and Manager at BC Hydro, will provide an overview of the history, concepts, and benefits behind the Columbia River Treaty, as well as summarizing the outcome of the recently held review process. This 1964 treaty is an international agreement between Canada and the United States to coordinate flood control and optimize hydroelectric energy production on both sides of the border. Though the original treaty is still in effect for several more years, cross-border re-negotiations have already begun for its potential renewal.


Mr. Stewart will provide an update on APEGBC Council initiatives and take your questions regarding current APEGBC affairs. R.P. (Bob) Stewart, P.Eng., is the Principal Engineer in Electrical, Generation Engineering at BC Hydro. Previously, Mr. Stewart worked as divisional manager in various departments at BC Hydro, as well as senior maintenance and operations services manager at GM Shrum Generation Station. Mr. Stewart has volunteered with APEGBC in various capacities, including serving as an Experience Reviewer, Member and Assessor with the Competency-Based Application Assessment Team and as a member of the EIT Competency-Based Application Group.

Branch Annual General Meeting

The presentations will be preceded by dinner and a brief Annual General Meeting of our local branch of APEGBC. Please join us for this event, and consider joining the branch executive to help us plan future functions. We have a full slate of positions available, including "Member-at-Large". This is an ideal introductory position that gives you the opportunity to get involved in the activities you select, to the extent you select. Please join us for dinner, and consider volunteering some of your talents to help our branch succeed.

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