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By Jonathan Velasco

PEO Grand River Chapter participated in the 2015 Your Future Your Choice career fair held last Nov 18, 2015 at the Centennial College in Guelph.  There were hundreds of high school students who came to the career fair and some serious students stopped by the PEO booth.  Chapter volunteers Kellie, Tabot, and Jonathan, together with two engineering students from UoG Carlos and Emily, had entertained about 60 students combined.  Their questions ranged from what is engineering to how to become a licensed engineer in Ontario.  One serious looking student approached the booth and said that he wanted to become a biomedical engineer and asked for ideas how to accomplish it. There were also a few who don’t know what they want to pursue after high school, so the volunteers spent time discussing to them the work life of an engineer.

This type of event is a very productive way of reaching out to the youth and educates them about the engineering profession.  It was very rewarding indeed for the PEO volunteers to be able to impart some information to the future workforce and perhaps spark technical interest to some.


2015 career fair

Monday, 28 September 2015 21:21

October 2015 Meet and Greet

PEO Grand River Meet and Greet in Conjunction with License Presentation

This is an opportunity for you to meet your board members and find out what is going on within your chapter. It is also an evening of socializing, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.

This Meet and Greet will be held in conjunction with our License Presentation for newly licensed engineers.

Please join us on Monday, October 19th, 2015 starting at @ 7:30 p.m. at Bingemans 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, ON N2B 3X7.

License Presentations to begin at 8pm.

Light refreshments will be served. There will be a cash bar.

Please confirm your attendance and the number in your party by registering here.

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 


Best Score

Best Score


Most Honest

Most Honest

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