Kitimat Economic Development Association





Saturday, October 26, 2013 – Mount Elizabeth Theatre
5:30 pm Trade Showcase
7:00 pm Presentation/Performance

Free Admission – First Come – First Seated

The Kitimat Economic Development Association (KEDA) is very excited about the opportunity to showcase the community of Kitimat and to connect representatives from industry and potential new companies, together with the Kitimat community at large and local business. The event “Let’s Talk Energy” – What is in it for Us? opens a door for dialogue between all parties. The community can learn more about energy, the potential investors and how that may affect us, and the potential investors have an opportunity to learn more about the community we live in.

The event will feature a keynote presentation by Peter Tertzakian, Author and Energy Economist, and a special acoustic performance by country music sensation and former Kitimat resident, Aaron Pritchett. The aim is to increase energy literacy in Kitimat by delivering a powerful message on Canada’s energy systems, while providing a fun and exciting evening of entertainment. By combining these unique personalities, we are expecting to attract over 500 community members – providing a fantastic networking opportunity for everyone involved.

KEDA members have all had the privilege of hearing Peter Tertzakian speak and have been mesmerized by his engaging and thought provoking approach to delivering his message. You cannot walk away without wanting more. Aaron Pritchett is returning to his hometown that holds many fond memories, to perform to the local audience. We are very fortunate to have both of these men in the same venue.

The evening will also include a trade fair, where sponsors can showcase their company and mingle with attendees. We anticipate that some of the major industry players will participate, along with local businesses.

Peter Tertzakian ( has over 25 years of experience in the energy industry and has an unparalleled understanding of the energy sector, having begun his career as a geophysicist in 1982. He spent eight years immersed in field operations, seismic data processing and geophysical software development. He moved from oil and gas to the financial sector in 1990. For 20 years he has been analyzing technology and energy-related businesses.

Peter’s unique background in geophysics, technology, economics, and finance is reflected in his work as an historian, analyst and futurist. He is a highly sought after guest speaker internationally. As a pastime, Tertzakian engages in photography, and his photographs on energy related matters often punctuate his presentations.

Canadian born and bred Aaron Pritchett (, has proven himself to be one of the hardest working and sought after artists in the business. With numerous top hits, music videos, tours with Alan Jackson, Toby Keith and Brooks & Dunn, Aaron has gained a significant following across Canada. Over his career he has earned many accolades and awards, including a CCMA for Independent Male Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year in 2007 for the anthem, “Hold My Beer”. His passion and intensity on stage coupled with his unwavering dedication to fans sets him apart from other acts and has helped solidify his success.

Growing up in small-town Northern BC, Aaron drew his earliest musical influences from 80′s Rock, but the transition to country music came naturally, “It was based on being able to relate to the stories that country songs told. Those stories were a lot like mine. I was going fishing, camping, and riding buses to hockey tournaments in even smaller towns than my own, life was a lot more country than rock and roll. That down-home feel that resonated with me is what I strive to convey in my music today.”




March 4, 2014 - Thank you to everyone that made “Let’s Talk Energy” What’s in it for Us? an amazing success. Peter Tertzakian captivated the audience with his presentation and Aaron and Breydan Pritchett had the audience wanting more tunes. The Corporate Sponsors were available to answer questions and provide information.

Their was really positive interaction that took place between everyone. It was wonderful to highlight how Kitimat can work together and we hope this is only the beginning of more interaction between our potential investors and the community. We learned from each other and hopefully we planted a seed that will begin to grow and flourish over the coming months.

Thank you to everyone who shared the evening with us and especially to a dedicate team that worked very hard to put this event together.

Thank you.

Lynn Stevenson, Coordinator – Let’s Talk Energy