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GP Petroleum Association president looks ahead

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President Rob Petrone had a quick chat loading into 2019 to talk about some of the events the Grande Prairie Petroleum Association will be involved with over the first half of the year. 

“The first thing on our plates in 2019 is our annual Hangar dance – that goes Jan. 26. The event is a fundraiser for our friends at STARS Air Ambulance,” he says. 

In addition to GPPA executive and general meetings held each month, (a Feb. 4 lunch at Madhatters, and Feb. 21 dinner at Podollan Inn), the crew is working towards the four-day Oilmen’s curling bonspiel, which is in the hacks for April 3 to 6 a the GP Curling Club. 

“It is our 41st event and always comes at a good time of year.”  

The bonspiel has an obvious eligibility requirement. Employees, officers or directors engaged full time in the petroleum industry must derive a minimum of 85 per cent of their earnings from the petroleum industry. The bonspiel is limited to the first 40 teams. No refund on cancellations after April. Hypnotist Wayne Lee is rumored to be the entertainment – so hold on. 

Coming right on the heels of the curling, the GPPA reloads and heads outdoors to shoot it up during their annual clayshoot at the Wapiti Shooters Club.

The GPPA will then hit the links for both the June 9 Couples Golf Tourney and their 41st annual GPPA Oilmen’s Golf Tournament August 7 to 10. 

“The Grande Prairie Golf and Country Club has always been a key place for the GPPA,” adds Petrone. 

For more on the Grande Prairie Petroleum Association, see www.gpoilmen.com.

Email Rob Brown at editor@dcdn.ca.

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