Fall Ceremony Registration

Registration will open Sept 15 th till the end of October!

Camp 18 of the Corporation of the Seven Wardens is pleased to announce that the Fall Obligation Ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 16th at MacEwan Hall at the University of Calgary.

This registration is open to any one who qualifies to receive a ring and will be held  in person only. Sign will open at 12 PM till  12:45 that day. Your Guests should arrive not later than 1:00 PM. You are allowed two guests per person  no charge, but you must register them when you register for the ceremony. The doors will close at 1:30 and no one will be admitted after that.  We will email  a reminder to you about a week prior to the  date. If there is space available, you may purchase additional guest tickets at $10 each on this page staring on November 1st.

Please register with an Email address that you check regularly.  After registering you will receive an email from the camp confirming your registration.  Please check your spam filters are set to allow our emails. Please check the FAQ page for answers to all the usual questions. 

We will need your ring size!  You can have your ring sized on campus in the student services office for the coming ceremony.  You can always go to any jewelry shop to get the pinky finger of your working hand sized for a standard North American ring, it will be 1 to 12, in full and half sizes only. There should be no charge for this.

Registration for the ceremony will open in September and close the end of October.  Graduates from other Canadian universities and APEGA members or any other provincial regulator (EIT, P.Eng.) will be welcome to attend the event as usual. Sorry, APEGA PL (Eng) members are not eligible.

The Ceremony will be in person. We are pleased to be able to conduct the ceremony in person at MacEwan Hall after several years of virtual events.

You must attend!!!   Everyone who wishes to wear the Iron Ring must attend a Ceremony and undertake the Obligation in the presence of their peers.  This is at the core of the tradition of the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer. If you register but are unable to attend the ceremony for any reason,  we will not be able to send your ring. We are a volunteer group and  don’t do refunds, if you miss the event we are sorry, you will need to register and pay for the next one.  We will close the doors at the advertised time and do not allow anyone to enter after the ceremony has begun.  Please be aware that you will need to provide identification to sign in.

Guests are allowed.  You can invite 2 guests to attend the ritual at no charge, they are not required to be engineers. You must book the guest spots now when you register because hall space is limited.  If space allows we will sell additional guest tickets at $10 each when you register

Guest Presenters  are allowed.  You must provide their name when you register, they must be registered as a P. Eng, and they count as a guest. Guest presenters MUST be wearing their ring that day without exception.  They must be registered in advance so that we can validate their status, and will check in at the registration table on the the day for their ID and instructions.

Can I take pictures during the Ceremony?  Yes,  But…  while we do allow pictures and video, we discourage this during the ceremony.  In their excitement, people tend to hold their cameras up, standup, and wander in front of the other guests, which can be very distracting and upsetting during the big event.  If you stay seated and respectful of others, we won’t object.  But, if you interfere with the view or enjoyment of our other guests who are there for the same reason you are, we will ask you to return to your seat, to lower your camera,  or in the extreme case to leave the hall.

Dress Code –  Although  we don’t have a dress code, just about everybody will dress up in business attire for the event.

Are you eligible?   All students graduating with an undergraduate degree in Engineering from a Canadian University, and practicing engineers accepted for professional membership by APEGA or any other provincial regulator as an EIT  or P.Eng, but not PL’s,  are eligible to attend the Iron Ring Ceremony.

Other university Students?   If you are graduating from a Canadian university other than U of C, we will ask you to upload your diploma or other documentation such as as a transcript to validate your graduation. APEGA members will simply need to supply their APEGA registration number.

We have ring exchange program.  If your ring doesn’t fit very well after you receive it you can exchange it on the day of the event.  Check the Ring Exchange page for the details of how to exchange at any other time.

Please provide the following information to register for the ceremony: