Yellowhead Branch | APEGA

Yellowhead Branch

Message From the Chair

Thank you for visiting the APEGA webpage for the Yellowhead Branch. The Branch is unique in that it comprises of engineers and geoscientists from varying professions spread across different three main towns in Northern Alberta, including Whitecourt, Edson and Hinton. Our primary objective is to setup a welcoming forum for all engineers and geoscientists in their respective professions to seek questions about their APEGA professional practice, and to provide great networking opportunities to all who are interested.

The Yellowhead Branch partakes in various activities throughout the year, including:

  1. Science activities with youth groups of all different ages.
  2. Social gathering events at public venues like restaurants to encourage the growth of the Branch.
  3. Discuss important news received from APEGA in our monthly meetings.
  4. Organize tours of various plant facilities where the various members of the Yellowhead Branch work.

Beside the above-mentioned activities, we the members of the executive team, always strive to make the Yellowhead Branch more dynamic and responsive to the needs of our members-at-large and always welcome feedback on how we can do our jobs better.

As the new chair, I welcome all engineers and geoscientists from all disciplines who wish to join us in our various events posted on the APEGA website.

Branch Executive

The Branch Executives are Members elected at the Annual General Meeting of each Branch. They are governed by the Branch manual.

The following APEGA Members are volunteering their time to be this year's Branch Executives.

Chair

Calvin Goveia E.I.T.

Vice-Chair/Treasurer

Brandon McGlone, P.Eng.

Past-Chair/Secretary 

Colleen Mireau, P.Eng.

Members-at-Large

Ben Geisbrecht, P.Eng. Carson Basaraba, P.Eng. Colin Pratt, P.Eng. Deanna Exley, P.Eng. Dorothy Tse, P.Eng. Hessel Kielstra, E.I.T. Mathew Fry, P.Eng. Pablo Loyola, P.Eng. Sharlene Friesen, P.Eng. Terry Carter, P.Eng.

Branch Statistics

As of January 2018, the Yellowhead Branch has:

  • 13 Permit Holders
    • 11 Engineering Permit Holders
    • 2 Geoscience Permit Holders
  • 188 Members
    • 120 Professional Members
      • 116 Professional Engineers
      • 4 Professional Geoscientists
    • 68 Members-in-Training
      • 60 Engineers-in-Training
      • 8 Geoscientists-in-Training

Communities

The following communities are part of the Yellowhead Branch:

Alder Flats

Blue Ridge

Brule

Buck Creek

Cadomin

Carrot Creek

Carval

Cynthia

Drayton Valley

Edson

Entrance

Entwistle

Evansburg

Fox Creek

Gainsford

Granada

Grande Cache

Green Court

Haddock

Hinton

Jasper

Lodgepole

MacKay

Marlboro

Mayerthorpe

Muskeg River

Niton Junction

Nojack

Northville

Obed

Peers

Pocahontas

Robb

Rochfort Bridge

Rocky Rapids

Sangudo

Violet Grove

Whitecourt

Wildwood