2005 Highlights

Annual General Meeting:  As usual, January 13th event was a great success.  We thank the following 4 individuals who retired from the board of directors for their years of service:

  • Dan Zimmer of Terra-Core Specialty Drilling
  • Mickey Johnson  of Phoenix Oilfield Hauling Ltd.
  • Jim Needham of Fortier & Associates
  • Aaron Nemish of Weatherford Canada Ltd.

We were very fortunate to have the following 5 individuals let their names stand for board of directors.

  • Mark Hilton of Hi-Tech Seals
  • Peter Ellman of Lister Industries
  • Terry Triska of Cormode & Dickson
  • Rob Boyne of Halliburton Sperry-Sun
  • Stuart LeVoguer of Unispec Oilfield Inspections

Stuart LeVoguer, Mark Hilton and Rob Boyne were elected to the board.  We would like to thank Peter Ellman and Terry Triska fortheir interest in running for the board and hope that they will consider running again in the future.

22nd Annual Crib Tournament: Julie Ridsdale of Ensign Drilling Inc. and Craig Beggs of Reliance Industrial products Ltd were the big winners at the held on March 3rd tournament.  The Executive passes along a thank you to all of the individuals who took played in tournament.   We especially extend a huge THANK YOU to the event sponsors:

  • Columbia Oilfield Supply Ltd.,
  • Topco Oilsite Products Ltd.
  • Capital Oilfield Equipment Inc.

The crib boards were once again supplied by Ja-Co Welding & Consulting Ltd. and Fab-U-Tech Industries

Inc., while the playing cards were supplied by Premium Oilfield Inspection Services Ltd. and Holmans' Hauling Inc.

Plastic cups were once again supplied by Hi-Tech Seals Inc.

The board appreciates Communications 2000 Inc. for having 3 of their employees bartender for the evening and the Desk & Derrick Club of Edmonton for providing the 2 cashiers.

Annual Family Picnic:  We were fortunate to have great weather for the June 5th event.  The kids had a great day of fun & laughter and of course food.  The day was packed with face painting, balloon animal art and games.

4th Biennial Tent Party / Bar-B-Que Blowout: Being blessed with great weather, we had over 2,500 people attend. $12,500 was raised from the gate receipts for the Chidren's Wish Foundation.  The Edmonton OTS Executive thanks the Tent Participants for making the event a great success.  The participants did phenomenal job.  We also thank Southgate Pontiac Buick GMC Ltd. and their staff for donating their vehicles and time in providing the shuttle service from the parking lot to park.

35th Annual Golf Tournament: Despite the miserable weather on August 18th, the tournament which was held at the Coloniale Golf & Country Club was a success.  To check out this year's generous Sponsors and Winners go to Golf Tournament under events.

Bob Lee was honoured for his past contributions at the Golf Banquet.

Fall Classic: The September 30th Park Closing featured 3 comedians from The Comedy Factory.  As usual, everyone enjoyed themselves.

Technical Meeting: The November 2nd event had Mr. Harry Zuzak, the Past President of the Royal Canadian Golf Association present a 90 minute session on the Rules of Golf.


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