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Board Bio: Don Rae

How long have you been in the industry and how did you get your start? I’ve been in the industry for 48 years. I started roughnecking in the summer of 1968 on a service rig […]


Big Rig Strikes Craft Success

By Patrick Brooks Nisku-based distillery finds niche with rig-themed brand. Carpal tunnel syndrome finally caught up to Geoff Stewart after 22 years of tattooing and cleaning teeth. Now forced to look for something else to […]


Calgary’s Rig Art: Legacy

Title: Legacy Artist: Doug Driediger Year: 1997 Calgary Petroleum Club President: Dennis Flanagan A simple stroll through the hallowed halls of the Calgary Petroleum Club in downtown Calgary suggests that oil, cowboys, and western art […]


Efficiency Then and Now

Working at the CAODC, I have the distinct advantage of having access to files that predate my birth by almost 30 years. When combing through the archives you find documents that you just know were […]