Mining Week in BC 2011

Comments 428 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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

    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  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. Jackie SampsonMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:41am PDT

      Awesome giveaway!!! Love it!

    2. Jenn KMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:42am PDT

      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 KatzMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:42am PDT

      Sounds like a facinating week in BC.

    4. Cameron W.Monday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:42am PDT

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

    5. Jackson RogersMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:44am PDT

      I tweeted this giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚!/carsmummy/status/67645488735846400

    6. Ian C.Monday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:44am PDT


    7. Peter vTMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:44am PDT

      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. GideonMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:44am PDT

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

    9. JenniferMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:45am PDT

      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. RyanMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:45am PDT

      Nice tie-in. I love it!

    11. John MahMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:46am PDT

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

    12. JennieMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:46am PDT

      What an amazing giveaway!

    13. sharonne KatzMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:47am PDT

      I tweeted @sharonnelt

    14. DanielleMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:47am PDT

      i heart mining!

    15. Mark V.Monday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:47am PDT

      would love to have an Ipad and support BC mining.

    16. Derek ChengMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:48am PDT

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

    17. ErinMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:49am PDT

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

    18. Kristina BergMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:49am PDT

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

    19. jeffMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:49am PDT

      best giveaway ever!

    20. LindaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:49am PDT

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

    21. tracyMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:50am PDT

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

    22. maria dela cruzMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:51am PDT

      I just found your site, what a great contest.

    23. ginette4Monday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:51am PDT

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

    24. Brian WawryshynMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:51am PDT

      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. HeatherMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:52am PDT

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

    26. shirinMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:53am PDT

      I love it ๐Ÿ™‚

    27. marisa. pMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:53am PDT

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

    28. IneMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:54am PDT

      Would love to win!

    29. ShannonMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:54am PDT

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

    30. LisaBMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:54am PDT

      Britannia Mine Museum looks very cool.

    31. Jenny L.Monday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:54am PDT

      Awesome giveaway! Thanks!

    32. sir_snoopMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:54am PDT

      Would love to win

    33. Alan HawkerMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:55am PDT

      Brilliant prize. Hope I win.

    34. MapsRusMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:56am PDT

      Ipad II rocks (get it?)

    35. Dave RoyMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:57am PDT

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

    36. ming chinMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:57am PDT

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

    37. BillyJackMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:57am PDT

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

    38. LesleyMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:58am PDT

      Would love to win this!

    39. Penny RMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:59am PDT

      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.Monday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:59am PDT

      Thanks for the giveaway

    41. Paul ShoreMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:00am PDT

      go bc mining!

    42. sir_snoopMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:00am PDT


    43. ClarkMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:01am PDT

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

    44. staceyMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:02am PDT

      wanna win an ipad!!! happy mining!

    45. Jessica Roberts-FarinaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:03am PDT

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

    46. Dennis SMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:03am PDT

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

    47. CurtisMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:04am PDT

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

    48. ZaneMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:05am PDT

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

    49. Julie FMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:05am PDT

      Way to go Miners! Lets celebrate with an iPad!

    50. AlvMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:07am PDT

      Great contest!

    51. GregMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:13am PDT

      Awesome prize

    52. WandaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:14am PDT

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

    53. Richard HoedlMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:15am PDT

      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!

    54. Sunshine GMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:17am PDT

      I really like the local flavour – go miners!

    55. Aileen RMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:18am PDT

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

    56. Marc SmithMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:19am PDT

      You always have the best contests!

    57. LynneMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:24am PDT

      very cool…

    58. blessedtaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:24am PDT

      Way to go!

    59. auMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:25am PDT

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

    60. TomarraMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:26am PDT

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

    61. BethMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:29am PDT


    62. KristiMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:29am PDT

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

    63. TrevorMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:30am PDT

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

    64. TyroMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:34am PDT

      Great promos, thanks for the offer!

    65. lauraMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:35am PDT

      thanks for hosting this great contest

    66. SitaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:41am PDT

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

    67. MarinaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:43am PDT

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

    68. RichieMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:43am PDT

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

    69. KarenMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:43am PDT

      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!

    70. JenMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:44am PDT

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

    71. JAMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:45am PDT

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

    72. RebeccaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:46am PDT

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

    73. EdMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:48am PDT

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

    74. MarthaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:48am PDT

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

    75. mjgalvaniMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:52am PDT

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

    76. AliceMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:53am PDT

      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!

    77. NicoleMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:57am PDT

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

    78. cherylMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 12:06pm PDT

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

    79. ArtMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 12:07pm PDT

      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…

    80. KristaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 12:12pm PDT

      This would be fantastic! Would love to win!

    81. JamesMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 12:13pm PDT

      Would love an iPad! ๐Ÿ™‚

    82. Morten Rand-HendriksenMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 12:13pm PDT

      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.

    83. Andrew CMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 12:13pm PDT

      Love to win this.

    84. HayleyMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 12:14pm PDT

      very cool!

    85. RobinMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 12:16pm PDT

      Yay ipad!

    86. TwitchMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 12:19pm PDT

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

    87. BlayneMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 12:20pm PDT

      Would love to win the iPad2!

    88. RobMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 12:28pm PDT

      I would mine for an iPad!

    89. MichelleMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 12:28pm PDT

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

    90. Josh SMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 12:28pm PDT

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

    91. DanMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 12:31pm PDT

      Great recognition for the mining industry!

    92. VincentMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 12:36pm PDT

      I tweeted thsi giveaway. =D

    93. PaulMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 12:38pm PDT

      Sounds like fun!

    94. Michelle M.Monday, May 9th, 2011 — 12:39pm PDT

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

    95. KathyMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 12:41pm PDT

      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.

    96. RenfrewMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 12:48pm PDT

      Mining – a big part of BC’s history.

    97. AlbertMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 12:48pm PDT

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

    98. MarlineMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 12:53pm PDT

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

    99. KaraMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 12:56pm PDT

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

    100. AlexMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 1:02pm PDT

      Good luck everyone!

    101. JanMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 1:12pm PDT

      Does the iPad have a mining app?

    102. jp chowMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 1:22pm PDT

      The mining museum is definitely worth seeing

    103. Brent HodgeMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 1:23pm PDT

      Ipad! Mining! Entry!

    104. rachelleMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 1:36pm PDT

      awesome contest!

    105. DerekMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 1:43pm PDT

      So cool!

    106. KinseySSMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 1:58pm PDT

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

    107. Michael H.Monday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:00pm PDT

      Love me some metals!

    108. EddieMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:02pm PDT

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

    109. BrendaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:08pm PDT

      Sweet contest! Hooray for mining!

    110. AnneMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:10pm PDT

      This is a great prize…and educational.

    111. A.J.Monday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:14pm PDT

      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!

    112. SharylinMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:16pm PDT

      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!

    113. AlisonMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:31pm PDT

      I would love an iPad!!!

    114. AliciaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:37pm PDT

      A great tie in, love it!

    115. Chris SlaterMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:38pm PDT

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

    116. NNMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:38pm PDT

      What a great prize!

    117. Chris SlaterMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:38pm PDT

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

    118. Chris SlaterMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:38pm PDT

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

    119. Chris SlaterMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:38pm PDT

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

    120. isvaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:38pm PDT

      wooo weee Mining Week !! I want that ipad!

    121. Brian FriesenMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:38pm PDT

      Would love a new ipad! Great contest.

    122. PaulMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:39pm PDT

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

    123. Lindsay GoertzenMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:40pm PDT

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

    124. ShannonMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:40pm PDT

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

    125. kmazzMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:40pm PDT

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

    126. kmazzMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:40pm PDT

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

    127. KodyMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:41pm PDT

      Yay prizes!

    128. ChrisMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:43pm PDT

      I mean iPad. Oops.

    129. AmuscatpurrsMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:43pm PDT

      Love it!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Istuff!

    130. GrantMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:44pm PDT

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

    131. JaimeMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:44pm PDT

      Terrific contest. ๐Ÿ™‚

    132. KristenMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:46pm PDT

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

    133. CathyMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:47pm PDT

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

    134. CharlesMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:47pm PDT

      Everyone wants to win this one!

    135. AmandaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:48pm PDT

      YES sign me up ๐Ÿ™‚

    136. YaoMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:49pm PDT

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

    137. MeganMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:50pm PDT

      What a great giveaway! *crosses fingers*

    138. SarahMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:51pm PDT

      Excellent read! Thanks!

    139. AmeliaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:52pm PDT

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

    140. Kyle MMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:53pm PDT


    141. ChrisMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:53pm PDT

      I would love an iPad2

    142. Benita MarrMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:53pm PDT

      Britannia Mine Museum is a fabulous place to visit.

    143. mikeMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:53pm PDT

      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!!

    144. CliffMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:53pm PDT

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

    145. Donna LMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:54pm PDT

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

    146. BrendaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:54pm PDT

      I’d love an iPad 2!

    147. DonaldMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:54pm PDT

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

    148. StinaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:54pm PDT

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

    149. NicoleMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:56pm PDT

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

    150. Mike SnetsingerMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:56pm PDT

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

    151. Mike SnetsingerMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:56pm PDT

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

    152. Meghan WMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:58pm PDT

      Great Give-away!

    153. Billy BowieMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 2:59pm PDT

      David Bowie likes fashion.

      Billy Bowie likes mining.


    154. NicoleMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:00pm PDT

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

    155. TylerMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:01pm PDT

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

    156. SarahMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:04pm PDT

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

    157. Serena DeboltMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:06pm PDT

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

    158. Brad HayMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:06pm PDT

      Worked in the goldmine near Atlin and love this giveaway!

    159. JoeyMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:12pm PDT

      Great giveaway!

    160. KevinMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:13pm PDT

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

    161. Nick JonesMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:14pm PDT

      visiting is a great one day outing for anyone in Vancouver!

    162. ChelseaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:14pm PDT

      wicked giveaway!

    163. Kevin HardingMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:14pm PDT

      Contest entry!

    164. HarjitMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:15pm PDT

      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™‚

    165. FchiassonMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:15pm PDT

      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

    166. FionaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:15pm PDT

      Wahoo!! Ipad contest ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks Miss604

    167. MarcMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:17pm PDT

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

    168. JasonMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:19pm PDT

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

    169. kat smithMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:20pm PDT

      ipad 2 … i want one

    170. KyeMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:22pm PDT

      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.

    171. MartaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:23pm PDT

      Awesome! thanks! going to tweet it now!

    172. LindaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:24pm PDT

      as ross’ backpack said, ‘geology rocks’!

    173. ToriMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:25pm PDT

      I want me that aluminum iPad2 ๐Ÿ™‚

    174. LeahMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:26pm PDT

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

    175. kateMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:26pm PDT

      mining is essential to our Province

    176. Kevin BaggsMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:28pm PDT

      Would love to have and Ipad 2

    177. GregMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:33pm PDT

      Yes Please!

    178. JoMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:34pm PDT

      You’re the best Miss604

    179. Julia SousaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:35pm PDT

      That’s awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

    180. Alex DCMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:37pm PDT

      Thanks for the great giveaway! *fingers crossed*

    181. Kristen McIntyreMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:40pm PDT

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


    182. PhyMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:42pm PDT

      Awesome giveaway!!

    183. ChristineMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:43pm PDT

      Awesome giveaway! Hope I win!

    184. JeremyMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:44pm PDT

      would Love to win!

    185. Celeste Magnusson PhotographyMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:50pm PDT

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

    186. DeborahMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:50pm PDT

      iPad 2 = <3

    187. CathyMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:51pm PDT

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

    188. DianeMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 3:55pm PDT

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

    189. JeannineMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 4:00pm PDT

      Count me in!

    190. MartinMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 4:01pm PDT

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

    191. JackieMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 4:01pm PDT

      Love it! Here’s to great communities.

    192. MiaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 4:02pm PDT

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

    193. BonnieMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 4:05pm PDT

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

    194. JMMMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 4:10pm PDT

      iNeed iPad now!!

      Thanks for hosting this contest!

    195. KarenMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 4:11pm PDT

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

    196. BarbMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 4:12pm PDT

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

    197. BrittanyMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 4:16pm PDT

      Yay great give away!

    198. colinMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 4:23pm PDT

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

    199. colinMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 4:23pm PDT

      my tweet!

      I entered to win an iPad2 from @miss604 courtesy of @MA_BC in celebration of BC #miningweek

    200. colinMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 4:24pm PDT

      sorry my tweet!!

    201. DonMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 4:28pm PDT

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

    202. DomMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 4:35pm PDT

      Great prize!

    203. lizMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 4:44pm PDT

      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.

    204. TristenMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 4:46pm PDT

      Thanks for another great giveaway!

    205. Tara RMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 4:47pm PDT

      Great Contest!

    206. Deb PickmanMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 5:08pm PDT

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

    207. TinaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 5:09pm PDT

      Awesome giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚

    208. CamillaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 5:13pm PDT

      great prize!

    209. BelindaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 5:17pm PDT

      Yay now that would be nice to win!

    210. SanazMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 5:18pm PDT

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

    211. Larry WhaleyMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 5:18pm PDT

      Nice prize.

    212. JMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 5:42pm PDT

      I want an Ipad!

    213. Nicole FMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 5:53pm PDT

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

    214. KatieMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 5:54pm PDT

      Would be great to check this out

    215. ScottMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 6:03pm PDT

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

    216. LyndseyMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 6:07pm PDT

      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;)

    217. TeresaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 6:15pm PDT

      Would love the iPad.

    218. DonnaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 6:17pm PDT

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

    219. VanessaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 6:21pm PDT

      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.

    220. EileenMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 6:22pm PDT

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

    221. Karen C.Monday, May 9th, 2011 — 6:26pm PDT

      Looks so good! Thanks for the giveaway!

    222. VipersbloodMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 6:33pm PDT

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

    223. dyenaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 6:36pm PDT

      Wow! That would be great!

    224. KevinMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 6:44pm PDT

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

    225. KevinMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 6:44pm PDT

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

    226. JimMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 7:54pm PDT

      What a great prize.

    227. LorelainMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 8:17pm PDT

      Love that mine mseum on the way to Squamish!

    228. MaeMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 8:31pm PDT

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

    229. LisaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 8:47pm PDT

      Happy mining week! I รฎโ‚ฌยข mining!

    230. mickyMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 8:54pm PDT

      awesome giveaway!

    231. JeffMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 9:03pm PDT

      Would love an iPad!

    232. EnnieMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 9:08pm PDT


    233. KathyMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 9:16pm PDT

      Would love an ipad ๐Ÿ™‚

    234. MariaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 9:16pm PDT

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

    235. KelaineMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 9:17pm PDT

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

    236. Danielle ScottMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 9:22pm PDT

      I would love to win this!!!!

    237. CarolMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 9:26pm PDT

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

    238. WillMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 9:26pm PDT

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

    239. MuckymooMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 9:37pm PDT

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

    240. LindsayMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 9:39pm PDT

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

    241. LeanneMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 9:45pm PDT

      Mining Rocks!

    242. parkerMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 9:48pm PDT

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

    243. Cameron EckertMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:01pm PDT

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

    244. BrendaMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:21pm PDT

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

    245. Tooth FairyMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:26pm PDT

      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!

    246. Tooth FairyMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:27pm PDT
      tweeted it

    247. Marlene UnruhMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:41pm PDT

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

    248. C WilsonMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 10:58pm PDT

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

    249. Duncan StephenMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:10pm PDT

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

    250. MarcMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:25pm PDT

      Everybody likes free stuff.

    251. ColleenMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:25pm PDT

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

    252. Michael KwanMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:31pm PDT

      Wow. Nice prize. Count me in!

    253. Mark TeasdaleMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:51pm PDT

      Check out my pic of Mine Rescue Competition in Britannia Beach

    254. ElieMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:53pm PDT

      pick me!! =D

    255. ElieMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:53pm PDT

      pick me!! =D

    256. MicheleTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 12:04am PDT

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

    257. Katie STuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 12:13am PDT

      Wonderful giveaway, thanks for hosting ๐Ÿ™‚

    258. rachelTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 12:31am PDT

      what a great giveaway !!!

    259. AnnyTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 2:54am PDT

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

    260. JeffTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 3:20am PDT

      Love the big tire

    261. ThomasTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 7:27am PDT

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

    262. DarcyTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 7:47am PDT

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

    263. Lori-Vancouver BCTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 7:48am PDT

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

    264. GuriTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 7:49am PDT

      Great giveaway!

    265. SarannaTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 8:35am PDT

      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.

    266. MaryBeth LaffertyTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 8:36am PDT

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

    267. Dianne ChowTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 8:39am PDT

      Of course who wouldn’t want one?

    268. TomTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 9:00am PDT

      This would be awesome.

    269. TracyTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 9:11am PDT

      awesome giveaway!!

    270. robyn quinnTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 9:23am PDT

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

    271. robyn quinnTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 9:24am PDT

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

    272. Rory HansenTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 9:35am PDT

      Great idea for a giveaway.

    273. JuliaTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 9:37am PDT

      Great prize!

    274. GraceTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 9:45am PDT

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

    275. EmmaTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 11:14am PDT

      Rad giveaway!

    276. EhrenTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 11:41am PDT

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

    277. ginette4Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 11:46am PDT


    278. BarbaraTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 1:14pm PDT

      Awesome prize, fingers crossed!

    279. GregTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 1:40pm PDT

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

    280. PBTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 1:57pm PDT

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

    281. LauraTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 2:09pm PDT


    282. mitziTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 2:18pm PDT

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

    283. Aimee MussettTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 2:35pm PDT

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

    284. RachelTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 2:42pm PDT


    285. DawnTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 2:50pm PDT

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

    286. Elizabeth VTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 2:50pm PDT

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

    287. Karla KTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 2:52pm PDT

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

    288. Michelle LanTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 2:54pm PDT

      I have always wanted to visit a Mining museum!

    289. LoriTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 3:55pm PDT

      Wow – terrific prize ๐Ÿ™‚

    290. JosipTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 4:01pm PDT

      Would like to learn more about mining.

    291. MaryanneTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 4:23pm PDT

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

    292. JeanieTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 4:44pm PDT

      Very cool draw

    293. RobTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 5:09pm PDT

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

    294. TamaraTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 5:21pm PDT

      Mining has an interesting history! Thanks for the post!

    295. JustineTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 5:24pm PDT

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

    296. JaseTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 5:33pm PDT

      Yes, please!!

    297. KatieTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 5:47pm PDT

      Mines make me think of Cornish Pasties mmmm!

    298. AnnTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 6:35pm PDT

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

    299. JaniceTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 7:32pm PDT

      I want to pan for gold.

    300. Dianne ChowTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 8:01pm PDT

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

    301. GazzaTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 8:16pm PDT

      Very nice prize!

    302. TiffanyTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 8:34pm PDT

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

    303. Tiny LibrarianTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 8:36pm PDT

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

    304. AnnTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 8:51pm PDT

      My great grandfather was a miner.

    305. Addie L.Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 10:19pm PDT

      Great giveaway!

    306. EricaTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 10:36pm PDT

      Awesome prize!

    307. LauraTuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 10:55pm PDT

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

    308. gigglesWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 12:52am PDT

      Wonderful prize! Happy for the opportunity!

    309. TazimWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 2:03am PDT

    310. TazimWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 2:06am PDT

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

    311. AllyWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 3:58am PDT

      Would love to win this

    312. LrainWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 5:55am PDT

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

    313. CarolynWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 7:31am PDT

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

    314. SpencerWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 9:14am PDT

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

    315. OliviaWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 9:15am PDT

      An ipad for free? Why yes please. =]

    316. Jen ZeeWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 9:20am PDT

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

    317. KhaleelWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 9:29am PDT

      Mining Rocks!

    318. Andrew C.Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 9:44am PDT

      I’m digging this mining giveaway!

    319. TanyaWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 10:22am PDT

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

    320. Jenn HWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 10:47am PDT


    321. CourtneyWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 10:54am PDT

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

    322. alexWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 10:56am PDT

      ipad2 is amazing. i want one!

    323. GraemeWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 11:38am PDT

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

    324. CooperWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 12:04pm PDT

      Headed down there after lunch!

    325. SeanWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 12:05pm PDT

      Great prize.

    326. Lesley EdwardsWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 12:06pm PDT

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

    327. danWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 12:35pm PDT

      I’m in!

    328. LoriWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 12:36pm PDT

      I’d love this

    329. SUSANWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 1:06pm PDT

      oooooohh I luv this one!

    330. PetraWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 1:20pm PDT

      I would love this!

    331. MichaelWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 1:24pm PDT


    332. Pat DowneyWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 1:26pm PDT

      Great contest. Win an iPad!

    333. TracyWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 1:36pm PDT

      Winning this would ‘make my may’ !!!

    334. AngieWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 1:38pm PDT

      I’d love to win this contest!

    335. EricWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 1:48pm PDT

      An iPad2 sounds nice!

    336. LawrenceWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 1:53pm PDT

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

    337. RDWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 2:00pm PDT

      Wouldn”t mind it.

    338. DeirdreWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 2:03pm PDT

      what a great way to promote awareness

    339. Jessica AdamsonWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 2:20pm PDT

      iPad? Nice.

    340. JanetWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 2:32pm PDT

      mining is great!

    341. GladysWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 2:37pm PDT

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

    342. MarlisWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 3:03pm PDT

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

    343. M.D. CrawleyWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 3:24pm PDT

      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!

    344. Michael FlorizoneWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 4:20pm PDT

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

    345. JulieWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 4:29pm PDT

      Yay for miners! And ipads!

    346. Jeremy SchmidtWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 5:50pm PDT

      Can’t wait to see if I win!!!

    347. PatrickWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 6:01pm PDT

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

    348. Elaine DaviesWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 7:19pm PDT

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

    349. UrsulaWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 8:33pm PDT

      What a great contest!

    350. kendraWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 8:58pm PDT

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

    351. SandraWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 9:17pm PDT

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

    352. Dave K.Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 10:52pm PDT

      I’d love to own an iPad2.

    353. ThereseWednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 11:18pm PDT

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

    354. Michelle W.Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 11:55pm PDT

      Mining is such an important industry!

    355. IanThursday, May 12th, 2011 — 12:29am PDT

      I sure wanna win this!

    356. GraceThursday, May 12th, 2011 — 12:29am PDT

      I am sooo longing for an IPAD!!

    357. StevenThursday, May 12th, 2011 — 12:30am PDT

      Wow. Your prizes this month is amazing!

    358. sabrina99Thursday, May 12th, 2011 — 1:46am PDT

      Your prizes get better and better! ๐Ÿ˜€

    359. stacey dempseyThursday, May 12th, 2011 — 3:28am PDT

      another great contest thanks for the chance

    360. stacey dempseyThursday, May 12th, 2011 — 3:28am PDT

      i tweeted!/roswello/status/68623626164908032

    361. WendyThursday, May 12th, 2011 — 8:08am PDT

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

    362. Heather BThursday, May 12th, 2011 — 8:40am PDT

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

    363. JasonThursday, May 12th, 2011 — 8:50am PDT

      Wanting to win.

    364. WalterThursday, May 12th, 2011 — 9:38am PDT

      Hope mining in BC is safer than mining in Appalachia

    365. TYThursday, May 12th, 2011 — 10:12am PDT

      this is perfect for on the go.

    366. KelseyThursday, May 12th, 2011 — 10:27am PDT

      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˜›

    367. Chris (@lyteforce)Thursday, May 12th, 2011 — 10:46am PDT

      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.

    368. M.t.Thursday, May 12th, 2011 — 11:02am PDT

      Oh cool. Guess I’ll check it out now

    369. Lewis FThursday, May 12th, 2011 — 11:27am PDT

      Thanks for the contest, very cool.

    370. JessicaThursday, May 12th, 2011 — 11:40am PDT

      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!

    371. SherryThursday, May 12th, 2011 — 12:13pm PDT

      cool contest!

    372. WinnieThursday, May 12th, 2011 — 2:34pm PDT

      An iPad2 would be so cool!

    373. StvThursday, May 12th, 2011 — 2:35pm PDT

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

    374. MarinaThursday, May 12th, 2011 — 2:41pm PDT

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

    375. Michael ChmaraThursday, May 12th, 2011 — 3:47pm PDT

      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!

    376. ChrisThursday, May 12th, 2011 — 4:30pm PDT

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

    377. GentThursday, May 12th, 2011 — 4:41pm PDT

      Neato! Happy Mining Week!

    378. LilyThursday, May 12th, 2011 — 4:44pm PDT

      Great giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚

    379. mariaThursday, May 12th, 2011 — 9:26pm PDT

      Wow i’d love an ipad!

    380. AndrewThursday, May 12th, 2011 — 10:04pm PDT

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

    381. kelsThursday, May 12th, 2011 — 11:27pm PDT

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

    382. MandyFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 2:28am PDT

      Thank you!!!

    383. NancyFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 7:36am PDT

      Fabulous contest! Yay mining!

    384. AliviaFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 10:28am PDT

      Love a good giveaway!

    385. BradFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 12:35pm PDT

      Ipad 2! woohoo!

    386. philFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 12:41pm PDT

      happy mining week

    387. MeganFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 1:15pm PDT

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

    388. BonsFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 1:35pm PDT

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

    389. vanessaFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 2:04pm PDT

      Ipad oh yeah!

    390. IzFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 2:18pm PDT

      Ooh! Nice Prize!

    391. Jen HFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 3:43pm PDT

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

    392. janet pFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 4:06pm PDT

      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.

    393. PierreFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 4:12pm PDT

      iPad 2 me, please!

    394. MarkDeeFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 4:12pm PDT

      I have great respect for miners. Great promotion.

    395. Mike WFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 4:13pm PDT

      Yay for mining! Yay for a free Ipad!

    396. GeneFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 4:13pm PDT

      ipad cool!

    397. AnthonyFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 4:14pm PDT

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

    398. PamelaFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 4:14pm PDT

      I would love to win and ipad.

    399. jeffFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 4:15pm PDT

      cool post.

    400. CharmaineFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 4:18pm PDT

      Nice prize! Thanks Miss 604

    401. Alyssa SchroederFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 4:19pm PDT

      Go mining and iPads! This would totally be SWEEEEET.

    402. RussellFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 4:20pm PDT

      I would love an iPad!

    403. JessicaFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 4:21pm PDT

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

    404. @Tim604Friday, May 13th, 2011 — 4:23pm PDT

      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!

    405. Tiffany MitchellFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 4:23pm PDT

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

    406. Heather MulhollandFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 4:24pm PDT

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

    407. Anne TaylorFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 4:28pm PDT

      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

    408. AmyFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 4:30pm PDT

      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!

    409. Anne TaylorFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 4:30pm PDT


      nancyrobster at gmail dot com

    410. Caitlin BFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 4:34pm PDT

      Love it!!

    411. BrentFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 4:34pm PDT

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

    412. Melaney LyallFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 4:45pm PDT

      I would love to win! ๐Ÿ™‚

    413. RyanFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 5:13pm PDT

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

    414. rubyFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 5:52pm PDT

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

    415. BrianFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 6:26pm PDT

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

    416. Amman HirjiFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 6:40pm PDT

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

    417. ScottFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 8:56pm PDT

      Sweet viral marketing tactic. Well done.

    418. AmandaFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 9:42pm PDT

      Mining is our history. We should learn from it

    419. KelFriday, May 13th, 2011 — 10:11pm PDT

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

    420. RennSaturday, May 14th, 2011 — 12:41am PDT

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

    421. EliotSaturday, May 14th, 2011 — 7:19am PDT

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

    422. MavSaturday, May 14th, 2011 — 10:02am PDT

      I want to play Angry Birds.

    423. JonoSaturday, May 14th, 2011 — 10:48am PDT

      I’d love a mine-y iPad!

    424. ChrisSaturday, May 14th, 2011 — 12:15pm PDT

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

    425. RichardSaturday, May 14th, 2011 — 12:50pm PDT

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

    426. Roger SimmonsSaturday, May 14th, 2011 — 11:14pm PDT

      Awesome contest. Good luck everyone

    427. DeeSunday, May 15th, 2011 — 12:09pm PDT

      Proud descendant of Van Isle miners!

    428. GemmaFriday, June 24th, 2011 — 3:29pm PDT

      Great contest Rebecca, good luck to everyone!

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