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Includes events offered by others where noted. Details will be updated as events approach.

Please note that these events are subject to change.

Past events, including summaries of speakers' presentations, are recorded in Archives newsletters.

Family Day
Feb.18, 2019

10:00 -5:00
Leduc #1 logo

Open House at Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre
Celebrating the 72nd anniversary of the Leduc #1 Discovery

Visit the energy museum, check out the new gift shop and browse the new Collectibles Zone.
Most importantly, show your support for Alberta's heritage!
Free hot dogs and beverages at lunch.
Free movies all day long.
Every visitor receives a complimentary books, either Last Chance Well by Bea Hunter or Leduc by Aubrey Kerr.

(Not a Petroleum History Society event)

Feb.25, 2019

10:00 a.m.
Note time - 10:00 a.m.
PHS Board Meeting
at the Glenbow Museum and Archives
Feb.27, 2019

Lunch with speaker Andrew Fox
on Canada’s first commercial use of natural gas: a unique tourist trap at Niagara Falls in the mid-1800’s
at the Calgary Petroleum Club - Cardium Room

Andrew started his professional career as a geologist with Dome Petroleum in 1988. In 2004 he joined MEG Energy Corp where he was VP Resource Development until 2012. Andrew continued with MEG as a part time advisor until he retired in 2017. Andrew is an active volunteer with the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists as well as Knox United Church where he is part of the team charged with maintaining a 107 year old sandstone building. He grew up in Niagara Falls, Ontario unaware that he was surrounded by some of the best Paleozoic outcrops in North America.

Mar.27, 2019
4:00 p.m.

Annual Meeting of Members with speaker Ian MacGregor
on The Future of Alberta
at the Calgary Petroleum Club - Viking Room

Ian MacGregor is the founder of North West Refining and owner of the Canadian Museum of Making.

May 1, 2019
Lunch with speaker Peter Putnam of Central European Petroleum
on petroleum exploration in East Germany and other parts of the former East Bloc

at the Calgary Petroleum Club - Cardium Room
June 12, 2019
Lunch with speaker  Prof. Graham Taylor of Trent University
on his new book “Imperial Standard” published by the University of Calgary Press

at the Calgary Petroleum Club - Cardium Room
July - August, 2019 Summer hiatus
October 2019 Lunch with speaker Jack Mintz
date and details to be announced later

November 2019 Lunch with speaker Christian Viau
date and details to be announced later

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