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The 2015 Tournament was held on Thursday June 18 at the Guelph Lakes Country Club.  The weather was excellent and 58 golfers had a great time.  The best score of minus 8, for a score of 63, was posted by the team of John Donald, Doug Joy, Ryan Vadori and Richard Zytner.  The most honest team was Sarah Ahmed, Dave Buck, Amorri Ganem-Mohamed.  Photos of both teams are provided below.

Golf figureThe tournament organizers would like to extend a special thanks to the sponsorship provided by the following firms: GM BluePlan Engineering, Miller Thompson, Ontario Concrete Pipe Association, Peto MacCallum Ltd. and Raytheon.  These sponsors provided the prizes for the following hole contests; Raytheon straightest drive (Gerry Mulhern), longest drive ladies (Sarah Ahmed), longest drive men (Brad Marin), closest to the pin #2 (Bryce McDonald), closest to the pin #7 (John Donald) and closest to pin #10 (Greg Idzik).

 Appreciation is also extended to the following firms for the prizes donated for the prize table: Burnside, C3 Group, GM BluePlan Engineering, Guelph Lakes Golf & Country Club, MBN Environmental Engineering Inc., Miller Thompson, OACETT, Ontario Concrete Pipe Association, Raytheon, Peto MacCallum Ltd., and WalterFedy.

 The Chapter looks forward to seeing everyone next year on Thursday June 16 at Guelph Lakes Country Club for the 2016 tournament.


Submitted by R. Pinder, M.A.Sc., P.Eng. and R.G. Zytner, Ph.D., P.Eng., FEC 


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Saturday, 02 May 2015 16:22

PEO Grand River Chapter Symposium 2015

By:  Jonathan Velasco



Brendon Simon discuss the $818M ION rapid transit project


The PEO Grandriver Chapter successfully conducted its annual symposium last June 13, 2015 at the Royal Brock Hotel and Conference Center in Guelph.  It was participated by 24 members of the profession and some students.  Three speakers shared their technical knowledge and skills to the participants.  Brendon Simon from the Region of Waterloo discussed the topic of Engineering the ION Rapid Transit.  Karim Ibrahim, an expert in building automation and industrial maintenance shared on the topic of Modern Smart Industrial Buildings and concluded by an intensive workshop entitled Flipping the Iceberg by personal power coach and world class speaker Gregory C N Smith.


Positive comments were received from the participants.  It was a morning filled with learning and soft skill development. It was worth the time and money to be in this kind of professional enrichment activity. The education committee, who organized the symposium, is looking forward to a bigger event next year.  Please contact if you want to speak and share your technical expertise to your colleagues.


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