Dianne St. Jean

Society also taking steps towards hot pool development

On the evening of January 16, world-renowned hot pool designer Mike Sato was on hand at Three Ranges Brewing Co. in Valemount to share some of his ideas on hot pool design.

Sato has recently worked on some challenging projects in the Yukon and in BC.

Earlier that day members of the Valemount Geothermal Society toured potential drill sites with a technical committee, including one near Griffin Sawmill, located 20 km on the East Canoe Forest Service Road.

The information they gleaned will help them plan out their next steps, including ideas for a hot pool project.

That same evening the winner of the Valemount Geothermal Society’s logo contest was announced. Alison Kubbos receives $250 as well as having her design displayed on VGS material.

The design is self-explanatory as well as clean, simple and brilliant – branches of heated water in the earth extending out into the earth (mountain) and supporting earth’s greenery – the key word being sustainability.

Valemount Geothermal Society names winner of logo contest

Alison Kubbos’ winning entry of the Valemount Geothermal Society’s logo contest, a perfect depiction of the interplay between geothermal springs below and above-ground sustainability. (Submitted by VGS)