The 2016 Inductees
Petroleum Hall of Fame honouring new inductees.
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For the past 19 years, the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame has helped Canada’s upstream sector prove that people make the difference, one contribution at a time.
More than 160 men and women have been recognized as “chapters” in a decades-old story that is as rich and diverse as the industry whose tales they tell.
Now, as the Hall of Fame celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2016, it is adding eight more chapters—honouring individuals whose contributions and leadership define one of the world’s most progressive and productive energy industries.
“I think this year's slate of inductees is as good as they come. All eight individuals have each in their own way been an integral part of our sector’s fabric,” notes chairman Bill Whitelaw.
To honour this year’s 20th anniversary, the board agreed to increase the number of inductees to eight from the normal six.
“We’re very excited to have such high-calibre inductees...and to celebrate how their stories each connect to the sector’s success and evolution,” says Whitelaw.
This year’s anniversary ties directly to another important celebration: SAIT’s centennial. “SAIT has played an incredibly important role in shaping our sector over the decades. In many ways, its graduates are the backbone of industry.”
Instead of the traditional dinner, this year’s induction ceremonies will take place in the Johnson Cobbe Hall in the heart of SAIT's Calgary campus. A cocktail reception will replace the traditional sit-down dinner to allow both campus tours and longer networking before the formal ceremonies, explains Whitelaw.
“We have talked to our supporters and stakeholders extensively about this change; they all agree it’s time to try something new.”