Events Calendar

2017 Earth Ring Ceremony
Friday 07 April 2017, 18:00 - 21:00
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For the attention of all APGNS Members …

the Covenant of the Earth Ring Society is pleased to announce

the 2017 EARTH RING CEREMONY


The 2017 Earth Ring Ceremony (the Ritual of the Calling) will be held Friday, April 7, 2017 in the Dalhousie University Club.

The ceremony will commence at 6:00 pm with a dinner and reception to follow. 

Recent Earth Science graduates and practicing Nova Scotia Geoscientists wishing to become obligated and receive a ring are welcome to request a ring.


All Geoscientists who have received an Earth Ring are welcome to attend the 2017 Ceremony and Reception as an opportunity to welcome new graduates and practitioners into the Geoscience profession.  Please R.S.V.P. to Patrick Ryall, P.Geo at
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or if you want to receive a ring or if you plan to attend.  Observers are not permitted to attend the ceremony, however, guests are welcome at the reception and dinner.

The cost of the dinner for graduating students (subsidized by Geoscientists Nova Scotia) is $25.00, The cost for the dinner for P.Geos., observers and guests is $40.00.  Payment may be made directly to Dr. Ryall or can be made using a credit card and this secure link.

Note that the ring is to be worn on the smallest (pinkie) finger of your working hand. Please have your finger sized by a jeweller before ordering.  The cost for the ring is $75. Please contact Patrick Ryall, P.Geo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to place your ring order. The deadline for ring orders / ceremony registration is March 3, 2017.

To take part in the ceremony and receive an Earth Ring, you must be an Earth Science graduate of a recognized university and/or be practicing geoscience in Nova Scotia.

The Earth Ring is a symbol of your obligation to the Geoscience profession as committed and affirmed by the professional oath you are asked to offer during the ceremony.

The only way to receive an Earth Ring is to participate in the ceremony and affirm the professional oath and therefore, attendance and participation in the ceremony is mandatory in order to receive your Earth Ring.

Location Dalhousie University Club