On October 28, 2019, Big Lakes County hosted an Energy Sector Appreciation Reception in Calgary, Alberta. Over 70 energy companies that operate in Big Lakes County were invited to the event, which took place at the Sheraton in downtown Calgary. The event brought together more than 25 senior leaders from some of the industries leading companies such as Canadian Natural Resources, Taqa North, Cardinal Energy, Acquisition Oil Group, and ATCO.
The reception was an opportunity for Big Lakes County to thank these energy companies for their involvement in our community. It was an occasion to build stronger relationships among decision-makers and share ideas about how to ensure the energy sector continues to prosper in Big Lakes County.
The evening included a video and a short presentation by Lisa Baroldi, Executive Director of Big Lakes County’s Economic Development Authority. Ms. Baroldi spoke about the importance of energy for the local economy and revealed the newly updated Big Lakes County Energy Sector Profile.
Reeve Richard Simard of Big Lakes County thanked the companies and said: “In Big Lakes, we wear our, I Heart Oil and Gas t-shirts proudly.” Mayor Craig Wilson of Swan Hills also thanked attendees and reminded them that Swan Hills, “exists to service the oil and gas industry.”
“The feedback from attendees was very positive. The room was buzzing. We kept hearing how much they liked the event and how good it felt to be appreciated, especially in more trying times. We made good connections that will help us grow the energy business in the future,” said Reeve Simard.
“On behalf of myself, Frank Muller and Erika Goddard, we want to thank the Big Lakes County Council for hosting us at your Energy Sector Appreciation Reception. As you know, Razor has big plans for our operations in Big Lakes County and appreciated the opportunity to put names to faces. We understand how important the energy sector is to Big Lakes County and look forward to years of future positive relations and collaboration. We also really enjoyed the Big Lakes County promotional video and have our own that echoes a similar message,” said Lisa Muelle, VP, New Ventures, Razor Energy.
Councillor Fern Welch & Frank Muller, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and Director at Razor Energy Corp.