Calgary

Chapter Contact

For more information on the Calgary Chapter e-mail us at calgary@cwbassociation.org, call us at 1-800-844-6790, or find us on Facebook!

Josh Brewster- Chair / Education  
Paul Robanske- Advertising / Past Chair
Nyssa Moore- Communications / Program Chair
Patrick Bergen- Treasurer
Keith Routhier- Education
Stephen DeLoof- Education
Kelly Sidebottom- Education
Robert Cormier- Administrator
Will Morlidge- Member @ large
Frank Langenecker- Member @ large
Scott MacKay- Member @ large
Matt Nagy- Member @ large
Nicholas Suidgeest- Member @ large
Wes Witmer- Member @ large
Dan Nguyen- Member @ large
Cliff van Boven- Member @ large
Jon Vieth- Member @ large
Ken McKen- Member @ large
Terry Mueller- Member @ large
Corry Pepper- Member @ large
Trent Konrad- Member @ large

Heritage Park Boiler and Steam Engines

Wednesday, October 19, 2022; 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W; Calgary, AB; T2V 2X3

First-come, first-serve - lucky attendees will enjoy a 3-course upscale fine dining experience, a chance to pick Ben Brown, Chief Operating Engineer, and his assistant's brains about their work on the steam engines and anything else at Heritage Park, an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the park - which will include: the snow plow, the Jordan spreader, the passenger cars undergoing window restoration, two steam locomotives, the Car Shop artifacts, and an accessible passenger car build currently happening in their Goat shed, AND networking opportunities with CWBA members.

More about Ben & the tour:

This is Ben's 4th year as Chief Operating Engineer (3rd Class), Chief Mechanical Officer, and Chief Railway Engineer at Heritage Park. Prior to that, he was the Chief’s assistant for 5 years, after starting at the Park as a Power Engineering student. He earned his burns as Fireman on the Locomotive before learning how to run throttle and brakes. That is a total of 10 years getting to play with some amazing equipment - lucky guy!

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SAIT Industry Mixer

Wednesday, September 21, 2022; 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
SAIT, 1301 16 Ave. NW (MacDonald Hall), Calgary, AB T2M 0L4

Current SAIT students and graduates in welding-related programs, as well as industry members, are welcome! This networking event will include a keynote speaker and a Q&A period for an industry panel designed to allow students to see a line of sight into the future of careers in the welding industry and an opportunity to ask questions to industry members.

Included:
- A keynote speaker (Robin Antoniuk, Vice President Technical Services and Chief Operating Officer at ABSA)
- Networking and Q&A with industry members and SAIT alumni
- An opportunity to get to know your peers, as well as students in other programs
- Appetizers from Hotel Arts

If you'd be interested in joining the panel to answer the student questions, please send an e-mail to calgary@cwbassociation.org

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Blacksmithing and Crane Operation Special Tour

When: Wednesday, May 11, 2022; 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: SAIT Crane and Ironworker Facility, 10490 72 St. SE, Calgary, AB T2C 3G2
Hosted by: Jason Purdy (SAIT)

Ever wanted to try your hand at blacksmithing? Try your skill at forging a leaf - learn basic hammer and chisel skills! How about crane operation? Try SAIT's fancy and high-tech crane simulators. SAIT is offering an extra special tour of their facility. Space is extremely limited, dinner is included!

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Centre for Innovation & Research in Advanced Manufacturing & Material Tour

When: Wednesday, April 20, 2022; 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: SAIT, 1301 16 Ave. NW (ARIS - Building C, Aldred Centre, 4th floor), Calgary, AB T2M 0L4
Hosted by: Hamid Rajani (SAIT)

What are the innovative ways SAIT is tackling the challenge for smarter and cleaner material and manufacturing solutions? Come explore their Intelligent Design & Additive Manufacturing (IDAM) lab, Advanced Manufacturing (AM) lab, Creative Design and Composites (CDC) lab, and Advanced Materials Testing (AMT) lab with this exclusive tour. Space is limited, dinner is included!

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SAIT Student Paper Competition

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Virtual - link to be sent prior to competition 

OBJECTIVE: The objective is to have at least 2 groups of SAIT students prepare a technical paper and present their findings for a panel of judges. The paper can be on any topic of their choosing related to their field of study: materials, welding, joining, inspection, etc. The paper must be original work completed by the submitting group. This work should include data or information procured by the group themselves and is not intended to come entirely from internet findings. Groups may be comprised of one of two people. 

DISCUSSION: The presentations and papers will be judged by a panel of 3 to 5 judges selected from the CWBA organizing committee. The winning group and second and third place groups will be declared at the end of the presentations. The CWB Association Calgary Chapter and CWB Foundation will award $600 to the winner and $400 to the second and third place recipients.

INTERESTED?: Industry members can scope out young talent entering the workforce and are encouraged to attend and support this initiative! If you're interested in being a judge or attending, please e-mail calgary@cwbaassociation.org for the event link!  

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Metallurgical Repairs on Classical Vehicles

When: Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM MDT
Where: Gusto's Restaurant and Lounge, 28-7003 30 St SE, Calgary, AB

Have you ever wondered how they assembled a car back in the sixties? Or how do they repair a frame on a 1932 Duesenberg? Today’s speech presentation is about my involvement how to perform metallurgical repairs on classic vehicles.

Speakers: Terry Mueller P.L. Eng. P. Tech (Eng.) is a welding nut that welds on his cars as part of his vacation. He is a not-so-recent graduate from SAIT. He is also involved in the car hobby since he built his first car a 1966 Mustang. Most importantly is a member of SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) for over 25 years and recently got elected to join the Historical Historic Vehicle Technical Standards Committee! His part of this committee is to develop welding procedures for the repairs and restoration of classic vehicles for the organization.

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Pipeline Weld Strength Overmatching in Practice

When: Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM MDT
Where: Gusto's Restaurant and Lounge, 28-7003 30 St SE, Calgary, AB

Material manufacturing techniques have evolved all around the world and the materials often have a wider range of properties and as-welded results. The notion that the weld is always stronger than the parts being joined needs to be evaluated with more scrutiny creating the need for the design, construction, and pipeline maintenance to be adjusted.

Speakers: Nick Khotenko and Kelsey Coulter work for ATCO in the Natural Gas Division and the Weld Quality Assurance team, respectively. Nick is the current Vice-Chair of Construction for Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) - Design, Material and Construction Committee. Kelsey is the Vice-Chair of the CEPA Foundation Welding Best Practices Committee.

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What’s New in Welding Automation

Online Meeting via Zoom: Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
Time: 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM EDT



Presented by: Ken Van Dyk
This presentation will go over the various reasons why general industry companies are automating their welding today. We will all include a good overview of what has changed in the past 10 years helping Western Canada customers get the return on investment through productivity and quality needed.

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Electrical Safety in Arc Welding | ZOOM Meeting

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM MDT
Meeting link will be sent via e-mail to registered attendees

Though we may not be able to meet in person, we are still making every effort to provide content and opportunities to learn and further welding knowledge to our membership through these uncertain times! Register now for a Zoom meeting. The link will be sent via e-mail to registered attendees and posted to this event page on the day of the event. We ask that you please register.

About: This presentation will focus on the electrical shock hazards associated with arc welding operations and the available methods that can be used to reduce the risks. These electrical hazards can be generally grouped as either secondary voltage shock or stray welding current faults.

Speaker: Jim Galloway is a professor and the coordinator of welding programs at Conestoga College in Cambridge, Ontario. He holds a B.A.Sc. and is a graduate of the welding technology program at Conestoga.

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SAIT WET Student Paper Competition

Wednesday, March 26, 2020
SAIT Polytechnic, Aldred Center, Room CA415, 1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary, AB


OBJECTIVE: The objective is to have at least 2 groups of SAIT WET students prepare a technical paper and present their findings for a panel of judges. The paper can be on any topic of their choosing, 
related to their field of study: materials, welding, joining, inspection, etc. The paper must be original work completed by the submitting group. This work should include data or information procured by the group themselves and is not intended to come entirely from internet findings. Students are encouraged to carry over work from their in class projects as long as the work is authentic and completed only by the group members. Group size can be individuals to a maximum of two people.


DISCUSSION:
The presentations and papers will be judged by a panel of 3 to 5 judges selected from the CWBA organizing committee. The winning group and second place group will be declared at the end of the
 presentations.

CWB Association and CWB Foundation will award $1000 to the best and $500 to the second place recipients.


CLICK HERE for more information.