Drumheller’s Darwin Durnie has been charged with the monumental task of helping to bring 20 of the world’s Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors together in Toronto this weekend.
Durnie, who worked for the City of Drumheller and the Town of Drumheller for 18 years is the associate director of facilities and preparation for the G-20 Conference in Toronto on June 26 and 27. The G-20 represents 85 per cent of the world’s gross national product and 80 per cent of world trade.
“My main role is to set up the G-20 in Toronto; however, I am involved in the construction contracts at G-8 in Deerhurst,” Durnie told The Mail.
The G-8 Summit is an annual meeting of world leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The European Union is also represented. The 36th meeting of the group is at Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario.
Mr. Durnie was also involved in the last Canadian-hosted G-8 Summit, held in Kananaskis in 2002. He was manager of remote sites and responsible for set-up.
Durnie is employed by the Summit Management Office, which is a secretariat established by the Prime Minister.
Durnie was director of Engineering in Drumheller previous to his appointment for the Kananaskis Summit. Currently he is working as a registered engineering technologist at Stantec in Red Deer.