June 2018

Okanagan Branch Lobsterfest: General Registration

Organized by the Okanagan Branch

Please Note
In order for us to predict our catering needs, please register by Saturday, June 16, 2018.
Status: Registration for the June 16, 2018 Lobsterfest is now closed. Please contact the Okanagan Branch at [email protected] for space availability. Thank you!
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time: 4:30 PM–10:00 PM
Location: Westbank Yacht Club - 4111 Gellatly Road, Westbank, BC
Presenter: Katherina Tarnai-Lokhorst, P.Eng., FEC
Vice President, Engineers and Geoscientists BC
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hour (PDH)
Cost: Member, Guest and Non-Member Price:
Steak Dinner: $52.38 + GST = $55.00
Lobster Dinner: $52.38 + GST = $55.00
Steak and Lobster Dinner: $71.43 + GST = $75.00
Vegetarian Dinner: $40.00 + GST = $42.00

*If you have recieved your P.Eng., P.Geo., EIT, or GIT membership in the last year and live in the Okanagan and Southern Interior region, please do not register here and refer to your special guest invitation that was sent to you via email from the Okanagan Branch. Or, please contact Mara Buzgar, [email protected].
Contact: Okangan Branch
Email: [email protected]
Note: Also note that due to the nature of the event, shellfish is on the menu and while all precautions will be taken to prevent cross-contamination, it cannot be guaranteed.
Please join us in a celebration of engineering and geoscience at our annual Lobsterfest! The event is intended to provide an opportunity to network with your fellow engineers and geoscientists, welcome new members and members-in-training into the association and have a good time doing so.

This event is open to all professional members, members-in-training and their guests from the Okanagan Branch.


  • 4:30 PM: Doors open, registration begins, networking
  • 6:00 PM: Plated Dinner
  • 7:00 PM: Vice President's presentation, "The Balancing Act"
  • 8:00 PM: Professional Member Induction Ceremony
  • 8:15 PM: Networking

Presentation Description

The Balancing Act

Under its governing legislation, Engineers and Geoscientists BC has been given only one duty: “to uphold and protect the public interest with respect to the practice of professional engineering and geoscience.” This singular duty of public protection sets us apart from other organizations, such as voluntary membership associations—but because of our unique combination of regulatory and advocacy functions, the association’s mandate can sometimes be misinterpreted.

Amidst a changing regulatory landscape, both in BC and across the country, the public and government are demonstrating that they expect more from professional regulators. In this environment, it is more important than ever to clarify our role, and to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to serving the people of BC.

Join Vice President Kathy Tarnai-Lokhorst, P.Eng., for a discussion about the association’s role and what it means to be a self-regulating professional body responsible for public safety.

About the Speaker

Katherina Tarnai-Lokhorst, P,Eng., FEC

Vice President, Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Kathy Tarnai-Lokhorst, P.Eng., FEC, teaches mechanical engineering at Camosun College, in Victoria, and at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver and is Principal at the Lokhorst Group Ventures Inc. Ms. Tarnai-Lokhorst has served in the education sector in academic and institutional governance, and in Engineers and Geoscientists BC on Council, on the Mentoring, Governance, Audit and Executive Committees, on the ASTTBC Joint Board, as Chair of the APEG Foundation, as well as at the division and branch level for many years. Her industrial experience is primarily in aircraft manufacturing and design.

Ms. Tarnai-Lokhorst received her Bachelor of Applied Science in mechanical engineering from the University of British Columbia, her Master's of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and is soon defending her Doctorate at Royal Roads University in interdisciplinary studies, seeking an educational solution to the gender imbalance currently existing in engineering and geoscience. She is currently Vice President of Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

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