Grand River Chapter

Upcoming Events

Monday, 29 January 2018 22:24


The EIT committee will be hosting a socializing event on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League in Kitchener. Please note if you attended the event last year, the location has changed to a different venue. The event will be a great opportunity to meet and network with EITs in the Grand River Region and try Axe Throwing. Tickets include two hours of axe throwing, and an introduction with a trained instructor.  Dinner (pizza) and drinks (water) will also be provided. Members from Grand River PEO will be on hand to talk about what PEO has to offer EITs.

Axe throwing at is simplest is like darts…but with an axe. It’s great low-impact exercise and provides an easy going environment for socializing and meeting new people. There will be an orientation at the beginning of your event where participants will be shown how to throw the axe, so beginners are welcome (and encouraged)!

Check out BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League’s website for more details:

Please note that the venue is licensed and does sell beverages. PEO will be providing pizza and water. If participants wish to have beverages other than PEO provided water or food other than PEO provided pizza feel free to purchase any from the venue.  

Who: All interested EITs and Engineering Students

What: Night of EIT Networking and Axe Throwing

Where: BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League 69 Agnes Street, Kitchener, Ont., N2G 2E9

When: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 6:45 – 9:30 pm

There is a $30 event fee (Note: this is a $40+ value)

Students in their final years of university and anyone considering becoming an EIT are also invited to attend! 

For further inquiries email:


Tuesday, 16 January 2018 17:20

Western Region All Candidates Meeting


The PEO Grand River Chapter is hosting the Western Region All Candidates Meeting for the upcoming 2018 PEO Council Elections.  Hear from your 2018 Council Candidates.  Have your questiosn answered.

Connect in person by attending the meeting below:

 Western Region All Candidates Meeting

Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Walter Fedy, 675 Queen Street S., Suite 111, Kitchener, ON

You can also connect from anywhere using your computer, tablet or smart phone.  Connection details will be posted at in advance of each event.

In addition, meetings will be recorded and available for viewing at following the meeting.

Register HERE for this event.




PEO Grand River Chapter is inviting applications to participate in the Licensure Assistance Program (LAP).

What is LAP? 

PEO's LAP is a program that links engineering interns (interns) with professional engineers (guides) licensed with the PEO.

The purpose of this program is to provide the interns with guidance and support as they progress towards obtaining their professional engineering license.  PEO believes that this will equip new engineers with a greater understanding of their roles and responsibilities and for success in their chosen profession.

The primary objective of the LAP is to help guide engineering interns through the licensing process, develop as a professional, and assimilate into the engineering community.  While some discussion around career matters may occur, PEO does not intend the program to be a job finding mechanism.  The program will not find you a job nor meet the requirements for a professional engineer referee. 

 To learn more about the program there is an online module available. 

Application Process?

Applications for interns (EIT) or guides (P.Eng.) are being accepted here:  (on the left hand side under License Holders/EITs, click on EIT Licensure Program).  Applications are due December 31, 2017.

Please note that not all applicants will be accepted, as the number of matches typically depends on the number of guides that apply.

What are the Time Commitments?

This program kicks off in January 2018 and lasts approximately 4 to 6 months.

The expectation is that you attend an initial kick-off session and then meet with your match for at least two hours per month, in person.


Questions regarding the program or application process can be directed to Paula Hutchison @

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