Mining Week in BC 2011


Monday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:40am PST
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Celebrating one of the province’s oldest and largest industry’s, Mining Week in BC kicks off today. Events include the Teck Children’s Hospital Fundraiser, a Women in Mining Gala Reception, and business luncheons in Vancouver, Campbell River, Smithers, Prince George and Kamloops.

Britannia Mine Media Day Tour
Photo credit: John Bollwitt. From the Britannia Mine Museum

In Vancouver there will be a Mining Week Community Fair at the Vancouver Art Gallery from 10:00am until 3:00pm on Wednesday, May 11. More than 300 students from schools across BC (and the public) have been invited to learn about geology, minerals, and the source of many household items used daily.

Also at the Vancouver Art Gallery, on Thursday, May 12, check out the Mining for Miracles campaign in support of BC Children’s Hospital. A committee of mining industry executives (who formed Mining for Miracles in 1988) have been fundraising and will take part in a pie-throw – making themselves the targets – for this cause.

Britannia Mine Media Day Tour
Photo credit: John Bollwitt. From the Britannia Mine Museum

To promote Mining Week in BC, the Mining Association is giving away 5 iPads (which are made with aluminum and other metals) to those who fill out and answer a mining-related quiz on the IHeartMining website. They have also offered a iPad2 with WiFi (32GB, black) to a Miss604 reader. Here’s how you can enter to win an iPad2 from me:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Attend a free Mining Week event like the Community Fair or Mining for Miracles at the Vancouver Art Gallery this Wednesday or Thursday & post a photo to Twitter, tagging it #miningweek (5 entries)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • I entered to win an iPad2 from @miss604 courtesy of @MA_BC in celebration of BC #miningweek http://ow.ly/4QvZX

    I will compile all of the entries and draw a winner at random at 10:00am, Saturday May 14, 2011. For more information you can find the Mining Association of BC on Facebook and Twitter.

    Update After compiling the 827 entries, one person’s name was drawn and that is Duncan Stephen (who commented but also goes by @discostep on Twitter) – congratulations!

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    428 comments

    1. Jackie Sampson says:

      Awesome giveaway!!! Love it!

    2. Jenn K says:

      Oooh… I would love to win an iPad 2!

      Also, it’s great to hear about the great work they are doing fundraising for Children’s Hospital!

    3. Sharonne Katz says:

      Sounds like a facinating week in BC.

    4. Cameron W. says:

      I like the idea that part of my iPad may have come from BC.

    5. Jackson Rogers says:

      I tweeted this giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

      http://twitter.com/#!/carsmummy/status/67645488735846400

    6. Ian C. says:

      IPad!!!

    7. Peter vT says:

      Such great history in this province when it comes to mining. Love all the old stories and old pictures from way back! This post wants me to dig into my camping supplies, grab my gold-pan and head off to some beautiful stream in BC’s hinterland.

    8. Gideon says:

      It’s great that you are doing all these local awareness contests.

    9. Jennifer says:

      I think it’s a great idea to use an ipad giveaway to draw attention to the many high tech uses for resources from (initially) low tech sources.

    10. Ryan says:

      Nice tie-in. I love it!

    11. John Mah says:

      What a nice way to educate the young ones about geology, minerals, and mining !

    12. Jennie says:

      What an amazing giveaway!

    13. sharonne Katz says:

      I tweeted @sharonnelt

    14. Danielle says:

      i heart mining!

    15. Mark V. says:

      would love to have an Ipad and support BC mining.

    16. Derek Cheng says:

      Ha, Got a geog course that this should actually help with.

    17. Erin says:

      Mining is so important to BC’s history! Great contest!

    18. I am excited that I will be attending the Community Fair or Mining for Miracles at the Vancouver ! IPAD!

    19. jeff says:

      best giveaway ever!

    20. Linda says:

      i hope to win an ipad ๐Ÿ™‚ happy mining week in bc.

    21. tracy says:

      i think i’ll go check out wed.’s event!

    22. maria dela cruz says:

      I just found your site, what a great contest.

    23. ginette4 says:

      Would love to win, thank you and thank you Mining Association

    24. Great contest, my grandfather was a coal miner for many years. I still have some his mining equipment from way back. We always used to take him to Britannia Mines when he visited from Manitoba, he loved it.

      Would LOVE to win an Ipad2! Thanks for the chance!

    25. Heather says:

      Same as Brian, my G-Pa was a coal miner in Sidney, NS!

    26. shirin says:

      I love it ๐Ÿ™‚

    27. marisa. p says:

      My family loves the Mining Museum. We go up every spring/summer.
      Its really cool!!

    28. Ine says:

      Would love to win!

    29. Shannon says:

      What a great post.
      Mining is such an important industry in BC.

    30. LisaB says:

      Britannia Mine Museum looks very cool.

    31. Jenny L. says:

      Awesome giveaway! Thanks!

    32. sir_snoop says:

      Would love to win

    33. Alan Hawker says:

      Brilliant prize. Hope I win.

    34. MapsRus says:

      Ipad II rocks (get it?)

    35. Dave Roy says:

      Cool! Congrats to the miners! They always seem to be forgotten until something bad happens.

    36. ming chin says:

      Pick me! Pick me! I wanna ipad2 soooooo bad!

    37. BillyJack says:

      This is an awesome contest! I’d love to win an iPad!

    38. Lesley says:

      Would love to win this!

    39. Penny R says:

      It would be great to win an Ipad! I think the mining industry is very interesting and it’s nice to see it being promoted.

      Tweeted @frugalwoman

    40. Slan D. says:

      Thanks for the giveaway

    41. Paul Shore says:

      go bc mining!

    42. Clark says:

      Nice way to promote Mining Week (and, well, an ipad giveway is great too). ๐Ÿ™‚

    43. stacey says:

      wanna win an ipad!!! happy mining!

    44. Jessica Roberts-Farina says:

      Entering this contest for my boyfriend! He really wants an iPad, but neither of us can afford it!

    45. Dennis S says:

      I always loved going to Brittania mines for the tour.
      Thanks for the great giveaway!

    46. Curtis says:

      Would love to win this, great to read on the history of BC ๐Ÿ™‚

    47. Zane says:

      It is so cool that they are trying to engage kids into an industry like mining.

    48. Julie F says:

      Way to go Miners! Lets celebrate with an iPad!

    49. Alv says:

      Great contest!

    50. Greg says:

      Awesome prize

    51. Wanda says:

      Wow amazing contest ๐Ÿ™‚ I love it and miss 604 ๐Ÿ˜‰ go canucks go game day!’n

    52. Yep I am always up for winning a free ipad.

      I agree it is nice to take the time to appreciate all the good things about mining. Often we only have complaints about mining and what it has done to our environment in the past.

      Reputable companies are improving things out there. Plus I really wouldn’t want to see the state of technology or even my pots and pans without someone out there digging in the dirt.

      Ok I am off to Tweet this as well @dreambigtweets

      Nice job folks!

    53. Sunshine G says:

      I really like the local flavour – go miners!

    54. Aileen R says:

      I loved going to the Britannia Museum of Mining so I’m going to sooo try and make it downtown for this! :o)

    55. Marc Smith says:

      You always have the best contests!

    56. Lynne says:

      very cool…

    57. blessedta says:

      Way to go!

    58. au says:

      i’l go for it and have additional knowledge from Vancouver Art Gallery. awesome & thanks!

    59. Tomarra says:

      Great contest, and I learned a bit more about the mining industry!

    60. Kristi says:

      I bet ya the kiddo and I would fight over who’d get to use it first. *grins*

    61. Trevor says:

      Still haven’t made it to the Britannia Mine tour yet…one day.

    62. Tyro says:

      Great promos, thanks for the offer!

    63. laura says:

      thanks for hosting this great contest

    64. Sita says:

      I absolutely love ‘super natural British Columbia’ it really is the best place on Earth!!!

    65. Marina says:

      Woohoo, what I could do with an iPad! ๐Ÿ™‚

    66. Richie says:

      It’s nice to see the mining industry getting positive attention!

    67. Karen says:

      Cool! My son is doing a project on mining in BC this week – we’ve been reading about Barkerville and were blown away by the updated Mining Museum at Brittania Beach.

      Yay BC!

    68. Jen says:

      Thanks for sharing this great info! We have family members working in the mining industry ๐Ÿ™‚

    69. JA says:

      Amazing events happening for mining week, thanks for the info and the contest!

    70. Rebecca says:

      I’d love to win this and remember fondly going to the mining museum as a kid.

    71. Ed says:

      I saw a special about mining week in the Vancouver sun today.

    72. Martha says:

      sounds great – i hope i can go down to the gallery to check it out

    73. mjgalvani says:

      Am torn between getting a tablet netbook, iPad, or an Android tablet! Winning would make my choice much easier ๐Ÿ™‚

    74. Alice says:

      I went to the Mining Museum last summer and it was quite fun to check out the underground tunnels.

      Would love to win this contest!

    75. Nicole says:

      I’ve been wanting to check out the Mining Museum for years!

    76. cheryl says:

      I would love to know more about mining and the environment! Thanks for the contest

    77. Art says:

      I’ve panned for gold so I can pretty much be considered a miner. There should be an gold panning app for the iPad. Just saying…

    78. Krista says:

      This would be fantastic! Would love to win!

    79. James says:

      Would love an iPad! ๐Ÿ™‚

    80. We went to the Britania Mine Museum a couple of years ago while coming back down from Squamish. It’s a pretty cool place and the tiered building you have a picture of is something that has to be seen to be believed. The sheer size of it is mindboggling and you get this strange feeling of being on a movie set for some steam punk flick. Very cool.

    81. Andrew C says:

      Love to win this.

    82. Hayley says:

      very cool!

    83. Robin says:

      Yay ipad!

    84. Twitch says:

      Awesome article as per usual, rebecca!funny I was just reading about mining week on a customers site at work.

    85. Blayne says:

      Would love to win the iPad2!

    86. Rob says:

      I would mine for an iPad!

    87. Michelle says:

      Neat to hear just what items the products of our industry end up in!

    88. Josh S says:

      Wohoo! I love to visit B.C…..and mining is cool!

    89. Dan says:

      Great recognition for the mining industry!

    90. Vincent says:

      I tweeted thsi giveaway. =D

    91. Paul says:

      Sounds like fun!

    92. Michelle M. says:

      I don’t tweet, but I can go to Art Gallery on Wednesday! Sure!

    93. Kathy says:

      I used to work in the mining industry, believe it or not. Every time I go up to Whistler, I pass by the Britannia Mine Museum in Squamish.

    94. Renfrew says:

      Mining – a big part of BC’s history.

    95. Albert says:

      Cool, I’ll be at the Art Gallery!!!

    96. Marline says:

      I would LOVE to win an iPad! Thanks for the chance!

    97. Kara says:

      Ipad2 awesome! Thanks for the info on mining as well!

    98. Alex says:

      Good luck everyone!

    99. Jan says:

      Does the iPad have a mining app?

    100. jp chow says:

      The mining museum is definitely worth seeing

    101. Brent Hodge says:

      Ipad! Mining! Entry!

    102. rachelle says:

      awesome contest!

    103. Derek says:

      So cool!

    104. KinseySS says:

      I checked out a gold mining Museum in Balarat, Australia (West of Melbourne) that was pretty cool. Ill have to find one out here.

    105. Michael H. says:

      Love me some metals!

    106. Eddie says:

      Wow, there’s so much I don’t know about Mining!

    107. Brenda says:

      Sweet contest! Hooray for mining!

    108. Anne says:

      This is a great prize…and educational.

    109. A.J. says:

      This is a pretty contemporary way of bringing awareness to product production. I mean the things we use are made from raw materials at some point, just like the metals in the ipad mentioned in the blog post. Hopefully I can check out the Art Gallery wednesday and thursday too!

    110. Sharylin says:

      This province is rich in natural resources that make a huge difference to our daily lives! BC Mining Week is great to educate and for us to appreciate!

    111. Alison says:

      I would love an iPad!!!

    112. Alicia says:

      A great tie in, love it!

    113. Chris Slater says:

      I’m mining this website for prizes! Haven’t hit paydirt yet though!

    114. NN says:

      What a great prize!

    115. Chris Slater says:

      I’m mining this website for prizes! Haven’t hit paydirt yet though!

    116. Chris Slater says:

      I’m mining this website for prizes! Haven’t hit paydirt yet though!

    117. Chris Slater says:

      I’m mining this website for prizes! Haven’t hit paydirt yet though!

    118. isva says:

      wooo weee Mining Week !! I want that ipad!

    119. Would love a new ipad! Great contest.

    120. Paul says:

      I’ve been wanting to buy one, but have a hard time justifying the cost. Winning one would be great.

    121. Lindsay Goertzen says:

      I wish I could be a part of the events! My father’s family were miners!

    122. Shannon says:

      There should be a public MINING AND DINING EVENT!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    123. kmazz says:

      How can I pass up a contest such as this? Fingers are crossed.

    124. kmazz says:

      How can I pass up a contest such as this? Fingers are crossed.

    125. Kody says:

      Yay prizes!

    126. Chris says:

      I mean iPad. Oops.

    127. Amuscatpurrs says:

      Love it!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Istuff!

    128. Grant says:

      Mining Week is a great way to keep people aware of our resource based economy. An iPad2 would be cool as well.

    129. Jaime says:

      Terrific contest. ๐Ÿ™‚

    130. Kristen says:

      Great tie-in, and great awareness! Love it!

    131. Cathy says:

      I love how the mining industry is so involved with BC Children’s Hospital. Great prize too ๐Ÿ™‚

    132. Charles says:

      Everyone wants to win this one!

    133. Amanda says:

      YES sign me up ๐Ÿ™‚

    134. Yao says:

      Best contest EVER! :):):):):):)

    135. Megan says:

      What a great giveaway! *crosses fingers*

    136. Sarah says:

      Excellent read! Thanks!

    137. Amelia says:

      Hopefully May 14th will be my lucky day! Woo iPad2!

    138. Kyle M says:

      Pleasepleasepleasepleasepleaseplease!

    139. Chris says:

      I would love an iPad2

    140. Benita Marr says:

      Britannia Mine Museum is a fabulous place to visit.

    141. mike says:

      i was really unaware about how big and instrumental the mining industry to BC’s economy. Thanks for promoting this. This topic is really interesting!!

    142. Cliff says:

      Wow, that’s one of the coolest giveaways from an unlikely source.

    143. Donna L says:

      My laptop is on the verge of dying so this would be fabtacular! Also, you have the best contests!

    144. Brenda says:

      I’d love an iPad 2!

    145. Donald says:

      Eureka! I hope I hit the motherlode & can call the iPad mine…

    146. Stina says:

      Oh, I want an ipad so badly! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll post this on Twitter & check out their site as well. Thanks!

    147. Nicole says:

      I work in the mining industry and it rocks!!!

    148. Mike Snetsinger says:

      Great prize – thanks, Britannia Mining Museum very cool a local must visit spot. And they filmed some of scooby doo there – Ragggggggiieee

    149. Mike Snetsinger says:

      Great prize – thanks, Britannia Mining Museum very cool a local must visit spot. And they filmed some of scooby doo there – Ragggggggiieee

    150. Meghan W says:

      Great Give-away!

    151. Billy Bowie says:

      David Bowie likes fashion.

      Billy Bowie likes mining.

      iPad!!!!

    152. Nicole says:

      Happy Mining Week. Would love to win the IPad 2!!!

    153. Tyler says:

      I would still like to check out Britannia Mine.. I remember the X-file episodes filmed there.

    154. Sarah says:

      I had no idea Mining was so important to present day BC! Awesome!

    155. Serena Debolt says:

      My husband is a driller/blaster and works closely with the mining industry – love this giveaway!

    156. Brad Hay says:

      Worked in the goldmine near Atlin and love this giveaway!

    157. Joey says:

      Great giveaway!

    158. Kevin says:

      Sounds like a fun contest. Would love to win an iPad courtesy of extractive industries.

    159. Nick Jones says:

      visiting http://www.britanniaminemuseum.ca/ is a great one day outing for anyone in Vancouver!

    160. Chelsea says:

      wicked giveaway!

    161. Kevin Harding says:

      Contest entry!

    162. Harjit says:

      One of my longest and earliest collections was “shiny rocks” when I was growing up. I loved holding the rocks up to the sun to see how much shine it had. I finally learned what some of the rock I owned were called in first year Geology in college. ๐Ÿ™‚

    163. Fchiasson says:

      In my earlier years in Whistler have been a rock drill operator and blaster and my dad was a coal miner in Nova Scotia (in my genes) #miningweek

    164. Fiona says:

      Wahoo!! Ipad contest ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks Miss604

    165. Marc says:

      I wanna win an iPad, specially since its made with metals mined from BC. (maybe)

    166. Jason says:

      This draw combines my tech passions with my work interests (I work in the mining industry). Thanks for offering it!

    167. kat smith says:

      ipad 2 … i want one

    168. Kye says:

      I’ve always been a fan of mining ever since I was a kid. Clearly I ended up heading down another path but still love learning about or hearing stories from friends who do work in the industry.

    169. Marta says:

      Awesome! thanks! going to tweet it now!

    170. Linda says:

      as ross’ backpack said, ‘geology rocks’!

    171. Tori says:

      I want me that aluminum iPad2 ๐Ÿ™‚

    172. Leah says:

      I haven’t been to the mining museum in years, time to revisit!

    173. kate says:

      mining is essential to our Province

    174. Kevin Baggs says:

      Would love to have and Ipad 2

    175. Greg says:

      Yes Please!

    176. Jo says:

      You’re the best Miss604

    177. Julia Sousa says:

      That’s awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

    178. Alex DC says:

      Thanks for the great giveaway! *fingers crossed*

    179. Kristen McIntyre says:

      This is great! Mining is an important part of our history in BC.

      Thanks!

    180. Phy says:

      Awesome giveaway!!

    181. Christine says:

      Awesome giveaway! Hope I win!

    182. Jeremy says:

      would Love to win!

    183. Oh, an iPad would be so wonderful for my business! Thanks for holding this contest ๐Ÿ™‚

    184. Deborah says:

      iPad 2 = <3

    185. Cathy says:

      Cool! Great contest and wonderful opportunity for British Columbians to learn more about this incredible province! Thank you.

    186. Diane says:

      So want one! And this reminds me I need to check out the Britannia Mine Museum this summer…

    187. Jeannine says:

      Count me in!

    188. Martin says:

      Nice prize! First a geologist in BC now a teacher.

    189. Jackie says:

      Love it! Here’s to great communities.

    190. Mia says:

      Mining…
      so deep, so difficult but still so important these days…. as much as iPads:)

    191. Bonnie says:

      The Mining for Miracles event sounds like fun. And the IPad is really cool too and would love to win it.

    192. JMM says:

      iNeed iPad now!!

      Thanks for hosting this contest!

    193. Karen says:

      This summer I’m going to make it to Britannia Mine!

    194. Barb says:

      Who really really needs an iPad II? Me! Me!

    195. Brittany says:

      Yay great give away!

    196. colin says:

      wow . .awesome giveaway. . thank the heavens for the resource industry and China . .otherwise . .?

    197. colin says:

      my tweet!

      I entered to win an iPad2 from @miss604 courtesy of @MA_BC in celebration of BC #miningweek http://ow.ly/4QvZX

    198. Don says:

      I would love to win the Ipad. I just visited the Britannia Mine and Museaum last week!

    199. Dom says:

      Great prize!

    200. liz says:

      What a treat that would be to win.The mining activities would be a big hit with my 3 kids.They love family stuff on the weekends.Making memories.

    201. Tristen says:

      Thanks for another great giveaway!

    202. Tara R says:

      Great Contest!

    203. Deb Pickman says:

      Oh – those are stunning photographs. Fingers crossed for that iPad I’m mining for ๐Ÿ™‚

    204. Tina says:

      Awesome giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚

    205. Camilla says:

      great prize!

    206. Belinda says:

      Yay now that would be nice to win!

    207. Sanaz says:

      The mining museum was one of the more memorable ones I went to as a kid

    208. J says:

      I want an Ipad!

    209. Nicole F says:

      I’ll check out Mining for Miracles… the VAG is right across the street from the historic Rosewood Hotel Georgia!

    210. Katie says:

      Would be great to check this out

    211. Scott says:

      That would be a really unique IPad to have. NICE.

    212. Lyndsey says:

      That is such an unglamourous job, that most of us cannot appreciate. Those men work so hard. Congrats to them for doing so, and thanks for making this town aware;)

    213. Teresa says:

      Would love the iPad.

    214. Donna says:

      oooh. would be so awesome to get one without lineup and checking in at all the apple stores!

    215. Vanessa says:

      I didn’t notice the Ipad giveaway when I read it the first time and was puzzled at the 201 comments for a mining event. Then I reread it and it all made sense.

    216. Eileen says:

      iPads are beyond cool and nifty. I would vow to always be nice to miners if I were to win

    217. Karen C. says:

      Looks so good! Thanks for the giveaway!

    218. Vipersblood says:

      Would love an iPad2 since I never did get the first one. =D

    219. dyena says:

      Wow! That would be great!

    220. Kevin says:

      What a giveaway. A friend of mine just went up to Kamloops to work in a mine!

    221. Kevin says:

      BTW, that 2nd picture looks like it’d be a fun rollercoaster.

    222. Jim says:

      What a great prize.

    223. Lorelain says:

      Love that mine mseum on the way to Squamish!

    224. Mae says:

      One of these days I’ve got to check out the Britannia Beach Mine Museum.

    225. Lisa says:

      Happy mining week! I รฎโ‚ฌยข mining!

    226. micky says:

      awesome giveaway!

    227. Jeff says:

      Would love an iPad!

    228. Ennie says:

      =)

    229. Kathy says:

      Would love an ipad ๐Ÿ™‚

    230. Maria says:

      Nice giveaway! Our plan is to visit the Britannia Mine this summer.

    231. Kelaine says:

      Yes, the ipad is made out of metals… Cool!

    232. Danielle Scott says:

      I would love to win this!!!!

    233. Carol says:

      What an awesome contest. I would loooove to win an ipad.

    234. Will says:

      I’ve been driving by the museum everyweek lately but never had an opportunity to visit. I hope this will be my chance!

    235. Muckymoo says:

      Great Contest and awareness for kids about the importance of mining in our province.

    236. Lindsay says:

      This sounds like an excellent cause and the prize is super sweet!

    237. Leanne says:

      Mining Rocks!

    238. parker says:

      thanks for the reminder on the importance of mining in BC – historically and present.

    239. Cameron Eckert says:

      Oh mining week, I didn’t even know you existed, now, you might be my favorite week…especially if I win an iPad2!!!

    240. Brenda says:

      I’ve been to the mining museum when I was young, really fascinating stuff!

    241. Tooth Fairy says:

      Fantastically sweet contest, thanks for the chance! We panned for gold and really did some gold mining in B.C. once upon a time…believe it!

    242. Marlene Unruh says:

      Glad to see the mining community recognized. My grandfather was killed in a mine shaft trying to rescue other miners…way back when!

    243. C Wilson says:

      I would soooooo love to win an Ipad!!! Fingers and toes crossed!

    244. Almost everything we touch, from PCs to pens, relies on the mining industry in some way. Great contest!

    245. Marc says:

      Everybody likes free stuff.

    246. Colleen says:

      I didn’t realize the Britannia museum was so cool looking. I’ve never stopped, but think it’s about time I did!

    247. Michael Kwan says:

      Wow. Nice prize. Count me in!

    248. Check out my pic of Mine Rescue Competition in Britannia Beach
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcbusinesshub/sets/72157619350035654/

    249. Elie says:

      pick me!! =D

    250. Elie says:

      pick me!! =D

    251. Michele says:

      Without mining, among other things, we’d have no iPads! Support ethical mining practices at home and abroad.

    252. Katie S says:

      Wonderful giveaway, thanks for hosting ๐Ÿ™‚

    253. rachel says:

      what a great giveaway !!!

    254. Anny says:

      Really great info about mining that I didn’t know!

    255. Jeff says:

      Love the big tire

    256. Thomas says:

      Great prize! BC Mining was great last year. Should be even better after renovations.

    257. Darcy says:

      I’ve stopped at the museum but haven’t done the tour.

    258. I’ve done the all tour & it was very interesting and fun, even for a girl!

    259. Guri says:

      Great giveaway!

    260. Saranna says:

      Doh! Wish the VAG event went a little longer on Wednesday – I’m going to miss it. Being from Prince George, I certainly respect the benefit of mining in this province. And I’d love an iPad.

    261. MaryBeth Lafferty says:

      It’s interesting to learn about the mining community – it’s something we don’t really hear much about these days.

    262. Dianne Chow says:

      Of course who wouldn’t want one?

    263. Tom says:

      This would be awesome.

    264. Tracy says:

      awesome giveaway!!

    265. robyn quinn says:

      Great idea for promoting an industry that sometimes gets a bad rap – like ths site and events. Good job.

    266. robyn quinn says:

      Great idea for promoting an industry that sometimes gets a bad rap – like the site and events. Good job.

    267. Rory Hansen says:

      Great idea for a giveaway.

    268. Julia says:

      Great prize!

    269. Grace says:

      Mining awareness! Guess the general public sort of needs it. lol

    270. Emma says:

      Rad giveaway!

    271. Ehren says:

      Great Prize! I am always happy to support the mining industry!

    272. Barbara says:

      Awesome prize, fingers crossed!

    273. Greg says:

      Interesting that something as high-tech as an iPad is made in part from BC rocks!

    274. PB says:

      I suggest that everyone travelling to Whistler area , take the time to visit Britannia Mine Museum in Squamish.

    275. Laura says:

      ipad!!!!

    276. mitzi says:

      Mining is such a high risk job. Lots of praise for the miners in BC and around the world!

    277. Aimee Mussett says:

      So glad a co-worker told me about you! now following you on twitter.

    278. Rachel says:

      Awesome!

    279. Dawn says:

      I’d like to support mining week too … by making the iPad2 in your giveaway mine — ALL MINE ๐Ÿ˜‰

    280. Elizabeth V says:

      Would love to win an iPad and support the miners of BC.

    281. Karla K says:

      Awesome! I went to the BC mining museum every summer as a kid. Great memories….

    282. Michelle Lan says:

      I have always wanted to visit a Mining museum!

    283. Lori says:

      Wow – terrific prize ๐Ÿ™‚

    284. Josip says:

      Would like to learn more about mining.

    285. Maryanne says:

      Nice! I’m glad there’s a week for miners.

    286. Jeanie says:

      Very cool draw

    287. Rob says:

      Great pics of the Brittania Mining Museum. Thanks for a great contest!

    288. Tamara says:

      Mining has an interesting history! Thanks for the post!

    289. Justine says:

      Your blog is really making me want to visit the Britannia Mine Museum. ๐Ÿ™‚

    290. Jase says:

      Yes, please!!

    291. Katie says:

      Mines make me think of Cornish Pasties mmmm!

    292. Ann says:

      my life would be so fulfilled with the new ipad = )

    293. Janice says:

      I want to pan for gold.

    294. Dianne Chow says:

      I’ve typed my finger to the bone typing prospectuses for mining companies so yeah, it’s pay back time!!

    295. Gazza says:

      Very nice prize!

    296. Tiffany says:

      I’d give the ipad to friends in a third world country so they can access the Internet.

    297. Tiny Librarian says:

      I’d like one to be “mine” – ha ha ha …..

    298. Ann says:

      My great grandfather was a miner.

    299. Addie L. says:

      Great giveaway!

    300. Erica says:

      Awesome prize!

    301. Laura says:

      Love that picture your husband took at Britannia Mine Museum!! Thanks or the chance to win an iPad ๐Ÿ™‚

    302. giggles says:

      Wonderful prize! Happy for the opportunity!

    303. Tazim says:

      Love this giveaway. I checked out the I heart mining site and learned a few things!

    304. Ally says:

      Would love to win this

    305. Lrain says:

      Back off kids! It’s mine! ( it’s ok to act like a miner this week ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

    306. Carolyn says:

      Great giveaway. Could certainly use an ipad for business. Thanks.

    307. Spencer says:

      That would be really cool to win an iPad. You always have great giveaways, so thanks for that ๐Ÿ™‚

    308. Olivia says:

      An ipad for free? Why yes please. =]

    309. Jen Zee says:

      BC mining week! Mining in BC supported my family for generations in Elk Valley. plus love ipads for free

    310. Khaleel says:

      Mining Rocks!

    311. Andrew C. says:

      I’m digging this mining giveaway!

    312. Tanya says:

      My mom has one of these and I can’t wait to get my own!

    313. Jenn H says:

      puhleeze

    314. Courtney says:

      ohhh, i want an iPad so bad. i’d totally vlog it. Probably every day.

    315. alex says:

      ipad2 is amazing. i want one!

    316. Graeme says:

      Awesome giveaway, hope I win! Going to see the festivities today!

    317. Cooper says:

      Headed down there after lunch!

    318. Sean says:

      Great prize.

    319. Lesley Edwards says:

      Maybe winning an iPad2 would help me feel better about having to miss Northern Voice this year. ๐Ÿ™‚

    320. Lori says:

      I’d love this

    321. SUSAN says:

      oooooohh I luv this one!

    322. Petra says:

      I would love this!

    323. Michael says:

      iPAD2!

    324. Pat Downey says:

      Great contest. Win an iPad!

    325. Tracy says:

      Winning this would ‘make my may’ !!!

    326. Angie says:

      I’d love to win this contest!

    327. Eric says:

      An iPad2 sounds nice!

    328. Lawrence says:

      Interesting fair at the VAG grounds today but I wish the weather wasn’t so wet.

    329. RD says:

      Wouldn”t mind it.

    330. Deirdre says:

      what a great way to promote awareness

    331. Janet says:

      mining is great!

    332. Gladys says:

      Integral part of BC’s identity. Fun + education = win.

    333. Marlis says:

      Great photos of the old mine – I’ve been meaning to go there.

    334. M.D. Crawley says:

      For those who really are into mining – visit Trail BC, home of Teck’s Lead/Zinc smelter – the largest of its kind in the world!

    335. Michael Florizone says:

      I’m a huge believer in Children’s Hospital, and glad to hear of the support their getting. Cheers!

    336. Julie says:

      Yay for miners! And ipads!

    337. Jeremy Schmidt says:

      Can’t wait to see if I win!!!

    338. Patrick says:

      Thank you for your posting on mining in BC. It’s easy to forget the importance of this mighty economic generator for BC.

    339. Mining and pining for an IPad, please and thank you.

    340. Ursula says:

      What a great contest!

    341. kendra says:

      Best giveaway ever! I love this!! Gotta love Miss 604.

    342. Sandra says:

      I need one of these. Thanks for the great chance to win!

    343. Dave K. says:

      I’d love to own an iPad2.

    344. Therese says:

      Too broke to buy and iPad2 – winning one would be a blessing!

    345. Michelle W. says:

      Mining is such an important industry!

    346. Ian says:

      I sure wanna win this!

    347. Grace says:

      I am sooo longing for an IPAD!!

    348. Steven says:

      Wow. Your prizes this month is amazing!

    349. sabrina99 says:

      Your prizes get better and better! ๐Ÿ˜€

    350. stacey dempsey says:

      another great contest thanks for the chance

    351. Wendy says:

      This brings back memories of visiting the Britannia Mine Museum in elementary school.

    352. Heather B says:

      I have been eyeing an Ipad; maybe this is my chance!

    353. Jason says:

      Wanting to win.

    354. Walter says:

      Hope mining in BC is safer than mining in Appalachia

    355. TY says:

      this is perfect for on the go.

    356. Kelsey says:

      Was just there yesterday! Too bad the weather was so yucky… thank goodness for all those tents in front of the Art Gallery! And the delicious BBQ-up stand so close by… ๐Ÿ˜›

    357. It’s probably time for me to take a swing up to Britannia this summer. Considering I’ve lived in the Lower Mainland all my life and have done nothing more than drive by, I’m should be ashamed.

    358. M.t. says:

      Oh cool. Guess I’ll check it out now

    359. Lewis F says:

      Thanks for the contest, very cool.

    360. Jessica says:

      I was planning on going up to Britannia this Sunday with my sister. Looking forward to it! We haven’t been since we were in elementary school!

    361. Sherry says:

      cool contest!

    362. Winnie says:

      An iPad2 would be so cool!

    363. Stv says:

      this seems like one of your more popular contests of late – but count me in!

    364. Marina says:

      I’ve always wanted to check out the Britannia Mine Museum in Squamish. Maybe I could get directions using a new iPad?

    365. Grew up in a mining town – Sudbury. Wanna bring my little guy to Britannia Mine Museum and could use an iPad to keep him occupied on the drive up!

    366. Chris says:

      Very cool contest and the Mining for Miracles campaign sounds pretty cool.

    367. Gent says:

      Neato! Happy Mining Week!

    368. Lily says:

      Great giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚

    369. maria says:

      Wow i’d love an ipad!

    370. Andrew says:

      Awesome giveaway…really hope that this will be the first Ipad I own!

    371. kels says:

      i am jealous of those who have one and now need one myself!!

    372. Mandy says:

      Thank you!!!

    373. Nancy says:

      Fabulous contest! Yay mining!

    374. Alivia says:

      Love a good giveaway!

    375. Brad says:

      Ipad 2! woohoo!

    376. phil says:

      happy mining week

    377. Megan says:

      I’ll have to make a trip out there, maybe while using a new IPad ๐Ÿ™‚

    378. Bons says:

      I have always wanted an ipad…hoping to win this contest!

    379. vanessa says:

      Ipad oh yeah!

    380. Iz says:

      Ooh! Nice Prize!

    381. Jen H says:

      Mining is so important to BC’s industries! Let’s support all these initiatives going on.

    382. janet p says:

      My grandfather and great grandfather were both miners up at Britannia mines , my dad ( who grew up on Mt Shear at the top of the mountain) says growing up in a community such as that was the best time of his life. we go back to show my kids the museum once a year so they can understand not only the importance of mining to our world..but the importance of a community.

    383. Pierre says:

      iPad 2 me, please!

    384. MarkDee says:

      I have great respect for miners. Great promotion.

    385. Mike W says:

      Yay for mining! Yay for a free Ipad!

    386. Gene says:

      ipad cool!

    387. Anthony says:

      I’m mining for an iPad 2! Great giveaway and great article.

    388. Pamela says:

      I would love to win and ipad.

    389. jeff says:

      cool post.

    390. Charmaine says:

      Nice prize! Thanks Miss 604

    391. Go mining and iPads! This would totally be SWEEEEET.

    392. Russell says:

      I would love an iPad!

    393. Jessica says:

      Thanks for the info! I didn’t know about this and it sounds awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚

    394. @Tim604 says:

      One of my favorite field trips as a elementary school student was the BC Mining Museum in Squamish. Respect to miners and what they do! Great contest, I want the iPad!

    395. Tiffany Mitchell says:

      what a sweet giveaway!! Thanks Miss604 & Mining BC!

    396. Heather Mulholland says:

      I agree I like the idea of the metals used possibly coming from BC, very neat.

    397. Anne Taylor says:

      This would be fantastic to win! Thanks so much! My family was involved in the mining business in the interior years ago!

      nancyrobster at gmail dot com

    398. Amy says:

      It’s so awesome that the industry is reaching out and educating the public like this. A contest for an iPad doesn’t hurt either!

    399. Anne Taylor says:

      tweeted

      http://twitter.com/#!/greeeneyedwhwom/status/69182329893040128

      nancyrobster at gmail dot com

    400. Caitlin B says:

      Love it!!

    401. Brent says:

      Love the Britannia mine, want to go back and take my nephews!

    402. Melaney Lyall says:

      I would love to win! ๐Ÿ™‚

    403. Ryan says:

      Wow what an opportunity. Thank you so much! Keep up the good work with local news and events.

    404. ruby says:

      cool giveaway .. wud luv 2 win & finally turf my laptop from 2003!

    405. Brian says:

      tweeted and entered! what a great giveaway!
      also, May 14th is my birthday ๐Ÿ˜‰

    406. Amman Hirji says:

      Down in the mine, wow what is that shining in that rock wall… OMG it’s an IPad !!!

    407. Scott says:

      Sweet viral marketing tactic. Well done.

    408. Amanda says:

      Mining is our history. We should learn from it

    409. Kel says:

      This a great way to educate the public of our natural resources with a chance to win an iPad2 just for being interested

    410. Renn says:

      Mining is so important in our province. Great post to spread the word!

    411. Eliot says:

      I want an iPad! this is my birthday month and what a perfect way to celebrate both that and mining week!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    412. Mav says:

      I want to play Angry Birds.

    413. Jono says:

      I’d love a mine-y iPad!

    414. Chris says:

      Thanks for the contest. And your work to get Sechelt on the proper place on Google Maps!

    415. Richard says:

      Mining for an iPad… begins with digging it on-line!

    416. Awesome contest. Good luck everyone

    417. Dee says:

      Proud descendant of Van Isle miners!

    418. Gemma says:

      Great contest Rebecca, good luck to everyone!

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