1800 - Early Registration and Hospitality Suite at the Grand
Okanagan Lakefront Resort
0730 - 0800 Registration
0800 - 0815 Welcome and introductions Royal Host Room
0815 - 0930 Kelvin Ketchum BCH Columbia River Treaty
Kelvin Ketchum from BCH Power Supply will go over the Columbia River Treaty and the latest updates involving Operating Agreements. The Treaty was set up to provide flood control and power to Canada and the US by regulating the flow of the water in the Columbia River.
0930 - 0945 Break
0945 - 1100 Dana Schmidt Columbia Power River Studies
By using slides and video, Dana Schmidt will describe the effects of upgrades and expansion projects on the
Kootenay and Columbia River.
1100 - 1200 Bob Ellis 7-Mile Dam Unit 4 Runner Transport
Bob Ellis is in charge of the installation of the fourth unit at BCH's 7-Mile DAM and will describe all the difficulties encountered in transporting and installing the runner.
1200 - 1315 Lunch will be provided
1315 - 1430 Paul Chernikhowsky Aquila Transmission System Upgrades
Aquila's 60 KV Lines and switchyards are being replaced with a new 60/230kv system. Paul Chernikhowsky will give an overview of the upgrades and will explain the protection and control schemes of the new system.
1430 -1445 Break
1445 - 1630 Christopher Swain Columbia River Swim
Christopher Swain is the man who is swimming all 1,243 miles of the Columbia River-a historic first-to promote public awareness of the threats facing the Columbia River. He passed the 750 Mile mark on March 11, 2003 and plans to reach the Pacific Ocean in June 2003.
1800 - 2200 Dinner at Skaha Room in the Grand
0730 - 0830 APDA Business Meeting
1000 -1300 Golf at the Harvest Golf Club.
This course meanders through a hillside apple orchard overlooking Lake Okanagan. The Harvest boasts manicured bent grass tees, fairways and greens with an abundance of water hazards and bunkers.
Aquila Networks Canada
is excited to announce the agenda for the 2003 Fall APDA Meeting. The meeting is to be held at the Kelowna Okanagan Lakefront Resort on September 24 to the 26, 2003. This is a 5 Star Resort that also includes a Caribbean Cruise Ship Theme Casino. Kelowna offers fine shopping, wine tours, beaches and cultural events. Rooms have been set aside for the APDA at a special rate of $169.00. These will be held only until August 15, 2003. Call 1-800-465-4651 for reservations.
Note that all prices are quoted in Canadian Funds.
The cost of the APDA program will be $160 per member ($175 if registration is made after 8/15/02). This will include the meeting facilities, fees, lunch and dinner. Golf is included in this fee. An additional $60 per guest will be needed for golf, and $35 per guest for dinner.