D16 Breakfast Program Supported by APEGNB

Posted: July 9, 2009

Ray Ritchie, Professional Engineer, representing the Association of Professional Engineers and Geo-scientists of New Brunswick (APEGNB) (left) recently presented Laurie Keoughan (center), Superintendent NB School District 16 , and Richard Walsh (right), District 16 Director of Education, with a cheque for $1000.00 to be used towards the District 16 Breakfast Program.  The money was raised at the annual APEGNB 2008 Pumpkin Fling which was held last fall on the Waterford Green, Miramichi East.The event which involves "flinging" pumpkins at a target more than 300 meters away, is held each year to draw attention to the work of APEGNB professionals and demonstrates some of the basic principals of engineering such as friction, trajectory and aerodynamics. The involvement of local students provides an opportunity for the application of math and science concepts and exposure to careers in engineering and geo-science.