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OPCA President Ken Jamieson & Howard Heal – POST Awards

The APSSCA Annual General Meeting, held on June 5th in Calgary, brought together key stakeholders in the petroleum storage and safety industry. The meeting included storage tank regulators from the Edmonton Fire Department, Calgary Fire Department, and Alberta Safety Codes Authority. These regulators engaged in meaningful information exchanges with petroleum contractors, focusing on subjects of common concern. This collaborative effort aimed to enhance safety protocols and ensure compliance with the latest regulations.

The legal firm Borden Ladner Gervais presented Alberta’s new Prompt Payment Legislation. This legislation imposes strict timelines for owners to pay general contractors and for sub-contractors to be paid by the general contractors. The presentation was crucial as it clarified the legal obligations and timelines, ensuring that all parties involved in construction and maintenance projects knew their responsibilities and the legal framework governing payments.

POST Advisory Chair Michelle Rae and APSSCA Board member Howard Heal provided an update on POST initiatives. They introduced the new Equipment Lifting checklist and the JSA Evaluation Tool, designed to improve safety and efficiency in the industry. Michelle also highlighted that Howard Heal received the POST volunteer appreciation award this past March for his dedicated service on the advisory committee. This recognition underscores the importance of volunteer contributions to the success of industry initiatives.

Marcus Cormier

In addition, Michelle discussed the OPCA’s B139 Technician Course. This course specifically addresses industry gaps when working on large-scale generator systems. By providing specialized training, the course aims to equip technicians with the necessary skills and knowledge to handle complex generator systems safely and effectively.

After almost twenty years of service, BGIS Energy & Facility Solutions president Marcus Cormier has announced his retirement from the APSSCA Board. “Serving on the Board and collaborating with such outstanding contractors has been an honor,” Marcus shared. He added, “It’s time to pass the torch, but I will continue to support APSSCA and its members.”

Long-standing Director Kim Hansen also announced his retirement. The Board expressed its heartfelt gratitude to Marcus and Kim for their invaluable contributions and commitment over the years. Their leadership and dedication have been instrumental in advancing the goals of APSSCA.

APSSCA held its golf tournament on June 6, 2024. The beautiful weather and the picturesque Sirocco Golf Club in Calgary set the perfect stage for a fantastic event.

Proceeds from the tournament go to the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta.

The turnout was amazing, and we couldn’t have asked for a better day filled with camaraderie and community spirit. From the friendly competition on the greens to the shared laughs and connections, it was a day to remember.

A huge thank you to everyone who participated and supported this cause. Your generosity and enthusiasm made all the difference.

First Place Team

The SRPCA / CPA Golf Tournament was held on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at the Dakota Dunes Golf Course & Casino Resort. We had a fantastic turnout, with great people and lots of fun. The golf course and resort were exceptional. The sky was clear, and we managed through the 75km Saskatchewan wind. All proceeds from the fundraising will be donated to the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital in Saskatoon. 

A big thanks to all of our generous sponsors!

Congratulation to our first place team:

Gord Wedel – PD McLaren, Leonard Johnson – Jackfish Geo Thermo, Dwayne Cooke – Keller Equipment, Colin Melrose – KW Petroleum Service

Team Seibel

Special thanks to Mike Seibel for making this event a great success.

Team Seibel Photo:

Justin Wappel – Leak Tech, Darcy Matsalla – Capital Petroleum, Craig Brecelj – NEE, Mike Seibel – NEE

Visit the OPCA Website for information

The OPCA conference took place on March 4-6, 2024, in Toronto alongside the Convenience U/Carwacs Show.  The success of the conference was due in part to the great turnout by both OPCA members and industry partners. Over the course of three days, participants had the opportunity to engage in various OPCA events and explore the tradeshow. The conference provided a platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and showcasing the latest advancements in the industry. Click here for all of the highlights!