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.
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.
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:
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!