BC Mining Week 2012

Comments 491 by Rebecca Bollwitt

As declared by the Legislature of British Columbia, BC Mining Week returns May 13th to 19th with events and community celebrations throughout the province. From Kamloops and Princeton to Prince George and Terrace here are just a few of the highlights:

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

Mining Day in Kamloops
When: Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Where: Big Little Science Centre, 985 Holt Street, Kamloops
What: Come try New Gold’s heavy equipment simulator, have a close up look at some heavy equipment, bring in your rocks to be identified, try the hands-on activities, visit the displays, and learn about rocks and fossils from around Kamloops. The Valleyview Lions Club will be on site cooking hamburgers and hotdogs for sale.
More information

BC Mining Week Community Fair
When: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Creekside Community Centre, Vancouver
What: The Community Fair provides an opportunity to inform the general public and school students about mineral exploration and mining and the relevance of mining. The event features both indoor and outdoor exhibits showcasing a variety of mining activities and interactive displays.
More information

Women in Mining Gala Reception
When: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Pan Pacific Hotel, Ocean View Suite, Vancouver
More information

Teck’s Annual Celebrity Pie Throw
When: Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery, front lawn
What: The Teck Celebrity Pie throw is part of the Mining for Miracles campaign in support of BC Children’s Hospital, BC’s mining industry Charity of Choice for 24 years .
More information

Hedley Stamp Mill & BC Mining Day
When: Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 11:00am
Where: Hedley Heritage Museum
What: Hedley Museum invites you to come and enjoy events at the Museum organized in celebration of Hedley Stamp Mill Days and BC Mining Day.
More information

Prince George Mining Day
When: Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 12:00pm
Where: Railway and Forest Museum, 850 River Road, Prince George
What: Have a rock you’d like identified? Have a question about geology? Come and visit our geologists at the Railway and Forestry Museum.
More information

Visit the I (Heart) Mining website for more details and to enter their iPad2 giveaway series.

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

Last year I helped promote BC Mining Week 2011 with a very successful giveaway of my own and organizers would like to once again award a brand new iPad to a Miss604.com reader. It’s a WIFI + 4G iPad3 in white, 16GB. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win an iPad3 from @Miss604 in celebration of the upcoming BC #miningweek http://ow.ly/aIhjq

For more information you can find the Mining Association of BC on Facebook and Twitter, and follow the tag #miningweek. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm next Friday, May 11, 2012 as Mining Week in BC begins.

Fine Print: This contest is open to residents of BC only. The prize has been furnished by the Mining Association of BC and is no way connected to Apple Computers. Mining Association of BC employees and their relatives are not eligible to win.

Update The winner is Danika!

Current Contests on Miss604
*All contests are open to residents of Canada only, unless otherwise stated. Contest timelines are published on each individual post along with entry methods. Some contests may only be open to those 19 years of age and older. Winners are announced on the contest blog posts. Contest policy »

491 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. RickFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 2:42pm PDT

    iPad would be sweeeet!

  2. Aaron B.Friday, May 4th, 2012 — 2:42pm PDT

    Great idea and some interesting links!

  3. Serge KFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 2:42pm PDT

    Wish safety to all the miners!
    And yay ipad 😀

  4. Cameron W.Friday, May 4th, 2012 — 2:43pm PDT

    I’m very much addicted to Apple.

  5. Lexia N.Friday, May 4th, 2012 — 2:45pm PDT

    Miners have very dangerous jobs!!! My computer is soooo on its way out, could sure use an Ipad.. something I could oly dream of buyingg for myself. Thx for this chance 🙂

  6. JeannelleFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 2:45pm PDT

    I’ve always wanted to go to the Britannia Mine Museum

  7. GailFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 2:46pm PDT

    Yes please!

  8. Steve Zussino – Grocery AlertsFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 2:46pm PDT

    Would love the new iPad 3.

  9. Tim CFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 2:47pm PDT

    I would very much like the iPad! I can’t believe it has been a year since the last one! Keep up the good work R.

  10. NilaFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 2:47pm PDT

    I went to the Britannia Mine Museum last summer and it was actually really interesting!

  11. Petra SartorFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 2:48pm PDT

    Would so love to win this little gadget! Thanks Rebecca, for always keeping us informed on interesting events are our province. 🙂

  12. Jennifer TFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 2:48pm PDT

    I think I’ll take my kids up to Hedley! That’d be a fun day trip 🙂

    Thanks for the awesome contest Miss604! 🙂

  13. Mel.C.Friday, May 4th, 2012 — 2:48pm PDT

    iPad would be sweet,thanks for the chance to win one B)

  14. TaraFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 2:48pm PDT

    oh this would be sooooo appreciated and put to very good use.

  15. lizFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 2:49pm PDT

    Sweetest prize ever!Looks like a fun family day!

  16. HeatherFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 2:49pm PDT

    This would be awwwwwwwwwesome!!

  17. Steve JFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 2:51pm PDT

    Great Idea – and awesome blog!

  18. BelindaFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 2:51pm PDT

    I remember a field trip to the Mining Museum when I was a kid. My Mother was one of the parent volunteers and had a big curly bubble hairdo. Funniest thing ever was to see her hard hat perched on top of her hair a la Marge Simpson while heading into the mine on the little train.

  19. SanazFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 2:51pm PDT

    I’d love to learn more about the mining industry

  20. BarryFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 2:54pm PDT

    Interesting events happening, looks like fun!

  21. MapsRusFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 2:57pm PDT

    Looking to mine some gold with my new iPad!

  22. donna chongFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 2:58pm PDT

    Love the big trucks and mountain movers,watch them on the learning channel

  23. AlexFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 2:58pm PDT

    go mining! go ipad

  24. JeffreyFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 2:58pm PDT

    Nice to see the mining community’s charity events, like Teck’s pie throwing event!

  25. donna chongFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 2:58pm PDT

    RT to enter to win an iPad3 from @Miss604 in celebration of the upcoming BC #miningweek http://ow.ly/aIhjq tweeted as @movingforward55

  26. DebraFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 2:59pm PDT

    I was not even aware of a mining week! I always learn from your blog!

  27. DakotaFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:00pm PDT


  28. JamesFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:02pm PDT

    Mining is such an important part of the B.C. economy thanks for bringing attention to BC Mining Week.

  29. Ashley ChowFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:03pm PDT

    Sweet! i’m taking a mining class right now so this sounds interesting!

  30. KodyFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:05pm PDT

    My company is working on creating more green eco machines for the mining industry.

  31. ElaineFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:08pm PDT

    I’d looove to win am IPad!! Thanks!

  32. Thomas MartinFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:09pm PDT

    Mining is more important that people realise!

  33. Cathy VFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:13pm PDT

    Wonderful giveaway thank you, and a great article about Mining Week!

  34. veronicaFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:14pm PDT

    Interesting stuff!

  35. AmyFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:17pm PDT

    i love apple products!

  36. Niki WoodFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:17pm PDT

    My home computer just died last weekend. Trying to work off my mobile is very difficult, would love an iPad!

  37. RingoFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:18pm PDT

    Thank you for holding a contest!

  38. MegFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:22pm PDT

    This would be a fantastic gift for my manpanion!

  39. RichFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:23pm PDT

    Great post! Let’s keep everyone informed about mining in BC.

  40. JakeFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:25pm PDT

    Awesome! Thank you! and I dig mining week!!..lol

  41. TiffanyFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:26pm PDT

    Just visited the Britannia Mine a few weeks ago and helped celebrate Mining Week. Interesting stuff!

  42. JasonFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:26pm PDT

    I used to work in the exploration industry before becoming disabled. I have written for the mining industry now. The technology and scientific advancements are amazing. Love the Britannia Mine!
    And yes winning an iPad would be very cool.

  43. NeilFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:27pm PDT

    You’d be hard pushed to find a more iPad-deserving comment than this one. 🙂

  44. AuroraFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:27pm PDT

    Awesome. The women in mining event sounds interesting!

  45. Mary ZinckFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:29pm PDT

    it’s always mining week in Britannia Beach!

  46. Marc SmithFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:32pm PDT

    always the best contest!

  47. Ginger Leah GervaisFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:32pm PDT

    Drove through Britannia Beach a couple weeks ago, I would love to take my kids to explore the museum there some day!! Thanks for the chance to win the IPad 🙂 🙂

  48. Elysia SFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:33pm PDT

    I dig it

  49. AntoineFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:34pm PDT

    Awesome! Thanks Rebecca and Mining Association of BC! Good luck all…

  50. DeniseFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:34pm PDT

    I would love to win the new iPad3.
    My Grandfather was a miner. His name was James Henry, and he worked in the Newdigate Colliery, in the UK for 30 yrs. I remember many happy hours with him telling stories about the pit ponies 🙂

  51. Peter vT – @PvTFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:35pm PDT

    Just thinking back to what it must have been like back in British Columbia’s old Gold Rush days. Wow!

  52. Wanderlyst MeganFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:36pm PDT

    I’ll have to check out the Vancouvet event. Please enter me for an IPod too.

  53. Wanderlyst MeganFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:36pm PDT

    I’ll have to check out the Vancouvet event. Please enter me for an IPad too.

  54. DeniseFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:37pm PDT

    Mining is such a critical part of BC’s economy. Thanks for the info you posted.

  55. Tasha BukovnikFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:37pm PDT

    Teck recently donated $12.5 million to the Vancouver Aquarium! http://www.aquablog.ca/2012/04/vancouver-aquarium-receives-unprecedented-12-5-million-donation-from-teck-for-aquarium-expansion-and-water-program/

  56. JocelynFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:37pm PDT

    This is a perfect event close to home to take my little one to stuff to explore!

  57. MeganFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:37pm PDT

    Thanks for the info, I’ll have to try to catch the Vancouver event and thanks for the chance to win an IPad.

  58. AY604Friday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:39pm PDT

    Free iPad, don’t MIND if I do!

  59. HenryFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:39pm PDT

    Used love going to mines and checking all that stuff out as a kid. Will definitely try to make it out to some of these. =D

  60. AngelaFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:39pm PDT

    Great info & contest!

  61. RogerFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:40pm PDT

    Good stuff! Would love to win an iPad

  62. KarenFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:40pm PDT

    Just drove past the old Hedley mine last weekend… very cool!

  63. JennyFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:42pm PDT

    Awesome photos and great info as per usual! Mining is so vital to our economy, nice to see it get some recognition.

  64. Nicole ShumFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:43pm PDT

    Thank you for the contest:)

  65. KatFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:45pm PDT

    ooooh iPad3!! what an awesome give away!

  66. Rob SeverinFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:45pm PDT

    If you dig deep enough, will you strike iPads?

  67. Mike GismondiFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:46pm PDT

    I love bc mining week!

  68. Angela griffinFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:47pm PDT

    Great contest and site!

  69. ShivaniFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:48pm PDT

    Thanks Miss604 for bringing these great festivals to our attention! The women in mining event sounds interesting! All miners, stay safe on the job!
    (The ipad sounds great too!)

  70. StephenFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:49pm PDT

    I look forward to mining week. Hopefully catch a few of the displays at the science center

  71. SheilaFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:51pm PDT

    The Britannia Mining Museum has great displays.

  72. RoFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:52pm PDT

    The pie throw sounds like fun!

  73. LauraFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:53pm PDT

    Another great contest and great plug for Mining Week too!

  74. CathyFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:54pm PDT

    Mining is so dangerous! Be careful Miners!

  75. AlexisFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:56pm PDT

    Go down a mine it is a surreal experience! Great contest thanks!!

  76. SukhrajFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:56pm PDT

    More of a reason to visit one of those museums, nice.

  77. CandiceFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:58pm PDT

    Women in mining …hmmmm I could be one of them

  78. WinnieFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 3:59pm PDT

    What an interesting week of events!

  79. PuckFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 4:10pm PDT

    Best memories of visiting Britannia Mine as a kid 🙂

  80. KellyFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 4:13pm PDT

    It would be great present for sure!

  81. justinFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 4:19pm PDT

    I WANT!!!!

  82. VanessaFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 4:30pm PDT

    drive by the brittania mines a lot and heard that it’s been fixed up!

  83. Cassandra HallFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 4:34pm PDT

    so glad to see someone covering these great events!!

  84. JennyFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 4:35pm PDT

    Yay for mining week!

  85. sandraFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 4:36pm PDT

    I had a big disappoint today – this would help

  86. KaraFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 4:37pm PDT

    Looks like some interesting events coming up!

  87. RandyFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 4:37pm PDT

    that would be a cool win!

  88. SonyaFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 4:40pm PDT

    broke student 🙁 an ipad wud make doing my homework much easier

  89. RebeccaFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 4:41pm PDT

    This is cool. You are cool.

  90. rubyFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 4:42pm PDT

    made a comment earlier but it didnt show up? great info thanks for sharing! i have tweeted as well.

  91. jamie gervaisFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 4:47pm PDT

    could sooo use an ipad

  92. harinderFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 4:47pm PDT

    i remember when my kids came home from school so excited to tell me how they were panning for gold at the mining museum .. some great events you are bringing to light. and i’m sure i will have to fight my kids for the ipad if i win!

  93. KatieFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 4:52pm PDT

    Would love to win this contest! Love your blog

  94. TrevorFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 4:53pm PDT

    Lots of movies and tv shows are shot around the mine. Its my birthday today this would be a great gift:)

  95. stacey dempseyFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 4:58pm PDT

    oh this would be amazing, what a great mothers day present this would make for ME lol

  96. KiranFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 4:58pm PDT

    Thanks for holding such an amazing contest!

  97. stacey dempseyFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 4:58pm PDT

    i tweeted

  98. CarolynFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 5:07pm PDT

    Would love an IPAD!

  99. DomFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 5:11pm PDT

    Great post and thanks for the links. Would love to win a new iPad!

  100. DilaraFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 5:13pm PDT

    Very informative & thorough post as always. Thanks for sharing all the links.

  101. BelindaFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 5:25pm PDT

    Having visited mine sites, I have even more appreciation for the miners than before.

  102. BalFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 5:29pm PDT

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the iPad, looking forward to attending Teck’s Annual Celebrity Pie Throw!

  103. Darcy-Vancouver AirbnbFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 5:46pm PDT

    My wife told me the Brittania Mine tour is very good.

  104. Lori-Airbnb SuperhostFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 5:48pm PDT

    My grandfather worked at Brittania Mine back in the day…shocking what they go through.

  105. Chelsea WFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 5:52pm PDT

    Thanks for sharing! Would love to win an iPad too! 🙂

  106. Kris JohnstonFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 5:57pm PDT

    I’d recommend visiting the Britannia Mine – it’s great for all ages.

  107. Curtis sladeFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 6:20pm PDT

    Thanks for the history lesson on this great province :>) looking forward to sending many people there this summer

  108. MelodyFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 6:30pm PDT

    There are great opportunities in the Mining Industry. And WOW, GO YOU WOMEN IN MINING!

  109. JanFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 7:04pm PDT

    thx for the info and the giveaway

  110. IreneFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 7:32pm PDT

    Great… thx for the giveaway

  111. Donna LFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 8:19pm PDT

    I know someone’s mommy who would love a brand new ipad. I also went to http://www.iheartmining.ca and learned a bit about BC’s mining industry. Very neat!

  112. JaninaFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 8:35pm PDT

    I want to win for once!

  113. Cindy KSFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 8:41pm PDT

    It would make a nice birthday present to myself;)

  114. BigBlizzFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 8:43pm PDT

    Would love an iPad 3, still don’t have one yet

  115. ShiraFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 8:44pm PDT

    Awesome contest!

  116. Natalie P.Friday, May 4th, 2012 — 8:44pm PDT

    Great job on supporting this, miss 604!

  117. BreanneFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 8:45pm PDT

    Looks very interesting

  118. VictoriaFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 8:45pm PDT

    Cool event. Even cooler contest!

  119. Don ElliottFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 8:46pm PDT

    I’m mining for an ipad3. PLease enter me into your most excellent contest. Cheers!

  120. VictoriaFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 8:46pm PDT

    Nice promotion. A good way to get people info on the mining industry.

  121. Tasha SFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 8:47pm PDT

    I’d love to win!

  122. Paul BuikemaFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 8:48pm PDT

    Would love to win!

  123. Brent BowkerFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 8:48pm PDT

    Can’t build an iPad without the mining industry! Or… Anything else!

  124. RanelleFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 8:48pm PDT

    Great contest. Safety in mining is extremely important!

  125. TinaFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 8:48pm PDT

    Great events for anyone wanting to learning more about mining.

  126. Sheryl stephensonFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 8:49pm PDT

    Sweet,mining week sounds cool

  127. RoshanFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 8:50pm PDT

    I’d like to win an iPad and see what the fuss is all about. The Starfleet officers on the Enterprise used it and I didn’t see they all excited about their PADDs.

  128. Lelainia LloydFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 8:52pm PDT

    It’s REALLY cool that they are addressing Women in Mining! (High 5 to the ladies!) It’s not an industry that people typically think of as one women would gravitate towards, so it’s great to see that boundry being broken down! I’d LOVE to know what types of job women are performing.

    Recently, I’ve been enjoying that new show Bearing Sea Gold, which is about mining in Alaska. It’s really interesting!

    I always learn something by reading this blog! 🙂

  129. JanFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 8:53pm PDT

    I love the museum in Hedley and it would be great to win an ipad.

  130. TonyFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 8:57pm PDT

    After having worked at Hunter Dickinson Inc. with the engineering team as a high school student in their work experience program, I’ve come to understand and appreciate the mining industry so much more. And I definitely would not eliminate it from my future career options 🙂

  131. TessaFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 8:58pm PDT

    Ipad3 would b great!

  132. James KFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 8:58pm PDT

    I sure would love an iPad!

  133. Christine WarnerFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 9:02pm PDT

    Pick me!

  134. SusanFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 9:03pm PDT

    I used to work at the mine in Princeton. Great summer job…put me through university.

  135. Rob LeicknerFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 9:04pm PDT

    Mining for an ipad 3

  136. NomfundoFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 9:05pm PDT

    Would love to win one!

  137. ConnieFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 9:10pm PDT

    Looks like some fun events!

  138. Karrie GomesFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 9:10pm PDT

    Thank you for this wonderful blog! It really is nice to see Miss604 covering such a important and valuable topic. I work in the mining field, and let me tell you… it’s far more interesting than any other field I’ve ever worked in! I work in the head office of a very reputable mining contractor based in Burnaby BC called Procon Mining & Tunnelling. Procon is full of amazing talent and loyal employees who truly value great work ethic and hold their values high amongst the best. The knowledge and years behind the majority of the staff, make working for them so fantastic and rewarding. I get to work the front lines, and deal with everything from clients, and most importantly the miners!! They deserve to be treated well, as the work that they do is so difficult and and mostly, a hard lifestyle to be away from family and friends for extended period of time.

    BC Mining week is extremely important as the industry is booming, and the manpower is at an all time low. It is a struggle to find skilled workers, and I truly hope that this new generation really thinks about the worth of this industry and its importance to our economy.

    Thank you again Miss604 for posting this blog. You did a remarkable job, and hope this really does help spread the awareness to this crucial industry for our economic growth.

    THANK YOU!!!!!


  139. Noella KingFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 9:12pm PDT

    Cool! 🙂

  140. Patricia OlaivarFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 9:14pm PDT

    An iPad would be SO useful.. Fingers crossed for this one!!

  141. Somi ChuhonFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 9:14pm PDT

    Would love an ipad! Woohoo for mining week! 🙂

  142. Rebecca SFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 9:15pm PDT

    This would be such an awesome prize!

  143. RyanFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 9:16pm PDT

    I love the old bumper sticker slogan, “If it can’t be grown, it’s gotta be mined.”

  144. NicoleFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 9:19pm PDT

    Sign me up 🙂

  145. darylFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 9:21pm PDT

    BC has a cool mining history.

  146. VickiFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 9:22pm PDT

    Sign me up for the pie toss. And the iPad 😀

  147. Sandra nFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 9:26pm PDT

    Yes, please!

  148. MeganFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 9:26pm PDT

    What a great contest! I would love to win an ipad 😀

  149. mariaFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 9:28pm PDT

    Amazing giveaway!!

  150. IzFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 9:31pm PDT

    Such a nice prize!

  151. LloydFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 9:33pm PDT

    Great prize for a contest.

  152. tracyFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 9:42pm PDT

    would love to learn more about this industry

  153. KatFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 9:45pm PDT

    Thanks for promoting such an interesting week of events!

  154. VanessaFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 9:46pm PDT

    Would love to win an iPad! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  155. MarkFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 9:51pm PDT

    Been through Britannia mine both before and after the restorations. A very, very cool way for the fasmily to enjoy an entire day!

  156. Stewart RogersFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 9:53pm PDT

    Great post!

  157. HongFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 9:57pm PDT

    Great! Mining week is back and reminds me of the time I was a volunteer for CIM Conference. Hope I get the IPad 😉

  158. HolyFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 9:59pm PDT

    I love rocks and minerals. Hope I can attend one of the conferences.

  159. CeciliaFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 10:02pm PDT

    Awesome post! And of course super IPad giveaway! Thanks

  160. VaniaFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 10:04pm PDT

    I haven`t been to Britannia Museum yet. That would be a very good excuse. Win an iPad one month away from my bday would also be sweet!

  161. cezFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 10:07pm PDT

    I heart mining!
    I need a Ipad.
    Would love to win one for free!
    OMG, that would be amazing.
    I heart @Miss604 too.

  162. LindaFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 10:08pm PDT

    This is one event I’ve not heard of yet. Thanks for the post!

  163. TranFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 10:11pm PDT

    Mining week is awesome. I attended the mining conference back in May 2010 at Convention Centre. Such a good memory

  164. VipersbloodFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 10:16pm PDT

    Toured the Britania Mine up towards Squamish when I was about 6. Toured the Sudbury Nickel Mine when I was about 10. Always fascinated with mining. Wonder what cool mining apps there are for the iPad 3?

  165. RicoFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 10:19pm PDT

    Great contest giveaway. Thanks!

  166. ThomasFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 10:22pm PDT

    Awesome prize!

  167. CtelfordFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 10:23pm PDT

    The mining museum is awesome!

  168. PeterFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 10:24pm PDT

    Had my students participate in “Mining Week” one year. Have been in the Britannia Mine when it was a working mine.

  169. Kenneth mackenzieFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 10:35pm PDT

    Your the bestest!:)
    iBC mining week 2012!

  170. NatalieFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 10:36pm PDT

    Thanks for this amazing giveaway! So awesome to see events recognizing women in trades!

  171. SamanthaFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 11:00pm PDT

    Ahh Rossland/Trail born and raised. My grandfather a miner and excellent spelunking teacher throughout my childhood. I love Mining Week, it makes my soul smile. Please remember those lost, yet let it not deter us from exploring our beautiful land

  172. MatthewFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 11:06pm PDT

    It’s amazing that you’re able to bring awareness to the mining industry. Great info.

  173. LorFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 11:09pm PDT

    You have the best contests!

  174. MosheFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 11:10pm PDT


  175. AmyFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 11:20pm PDT

    Thanks for the contest! This would be a nice present

  176. DoraFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 11:22pm PDT

    An iPad would be amazing,thanks for the chance to win one!!

  177. KrisFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 11:26pm PDT

    This is so cool! I remember visiting the mine/museum on the way to whistler as a kid.

  178. TiffanyFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 11:29pm PDT

    Thanks for posting. Shame the Creekside Community Fair isn’t on the weekend 🙁 The iPad would be awesome – starting a writing course next week, so here’s hoping. 🙂

  179. JeffFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 11:40pm PDT

    Great contest! Love mining companies!

  180. LisaFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 11:51pm PDT

    Great info! Great event! thank you @miss604!

  181. ChristineFriday, May 4th, 2012 — 11:51pm PDT

    Thanks for the chance to win. Go Miners!

  182. GregSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 1:08am PDT

    nice prize

  183. Paula HSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 1:34am PDT

    Thank you for the event listing! Great way to learn more about our mining industry!

  184. Ian YSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 1:42am PDT

    I never win anything from Contests!! Please do let me win and I’ll make sure to keep reading your promotions! 😀

  185. GraceSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 1:42am PDT

    I never knew we had such a thing…now let me win muahhaha jk jk. kinda!

  186. Eileen OSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 2:22am PDT

    Love to have an iPad for work! @eleenie

  187. NatSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 3:03am PDT

    I loved going to the Mining Museum as a kid! And now supporting them / spreading the word to win an ipad? Why not! Thanks miss604!

  188. BrendaSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 6:45am PDT

    Cool prize!

  189. CliffSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 6:45am PDT

    I’d love to win this

  190. Laurie Pawlik-KienlenSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 6:48am PDT

    Thanks for the opportunity to win an iPad – I’ll need it for grad school in September! 🙂

    Tweet tweeted.

  191. BillSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 7:28am PDT

    Love taking the family up to Britannia Beach to explore the mine.

  192. RichardSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 7:54am PDT

    Mining week, eh? Sounds like an under appreciated industry…

  193. RobertSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 7:59am PDT

    You can’t have an ipad without minerals…and I can’t have one unless I win it!

  194. Cathy GSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 8:06am PDT

    I need an iPad to go back to school this year! Winning one would be great.

  195. JennSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 8:22am PDT

    I’ve never been to the Brittania Mine Museum… I should really go. Great giveaway btw!

  196. KevinSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 8:52am PDT

    My wife would love to take that two story truck for a spin…. I’m just worried she’d take it shopping :-). Happy mining week!

  197. CarolSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 8:56am PDT

    Great contest.

  198. DaveSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 9:11am PDT

    Definitely recommend the Hedley Mascot Mines tour if you’re ever in the area. Very interesting bit of local history!

  199. JesseSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 9:39am PDT

    Smart promotion by Mining Week

  200. Selena AlexanderSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 9:57am PDT

    Love that you are Supporting our province!

  201. Michelle WongSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 10:03am PDT

    Was planning to go to the Britannia Mine Museum sometime this summer! 🙂

  202. Melaney G LyallSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 10:04am PDT

    What a great way to get out and learn about some of the history of BC.
    I so need an ipad to play draw something and angry birds! 🙂 jk.
    It would be great for my new art endeavours!

  203. NikkiSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 10:19am PDT

    Fingers crossed!

  204. VanessaSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 10:52am PDT

    Mining week looks fun I’m going to attend some of the

  205. SpencerSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 11:01am PDT

    I’ve always wanted an iPad, winning one would be amazing!

  206. lindawwwwSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 11:16am PDT

    I like the idea of promoting women in mining.

  207. RonaldSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 12:29pm PDT

    I like to see big machinery

  208. TracySaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 12:48pm PDT

    Didn’t know there were so many events! Thanks for posting!

  209. JoeySaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 1:03pm PDT

    Thanks for letting us all know about mining week!

  210. Timmy WongSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 1:13pm PDT

    Ipad? totally in for that!

  211. Barb SnelgroveSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 1:18pm PDT

    Congrats to BC Mining and good luck with the week of events!

  212. Iain MacphailSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 2:37pm PDT

    Britannia Mine is an awesome day trip destination for families.

  213. MaySaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 2:41pm PDT

    Happy Mining Week! (Hard) hats off to all BC miners.

  214. ShelleySaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 3:43pm PDT

    Women in mining, got to love it.

  215. SueSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 5:25pm PDT

    Great contest!

  216. cole baikerSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 5:45pm PDT

    Mining Week, important in BC, lucky to be resource rich. Great giveaway, great blog!

  217. Steph :)Saturday, May 5th, 2012 — 6:08pm PDT

    I love your blog! It’s so informative about events and news around town and you have great contests!

  218. Tooth FairySaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 7:47pm PDT

    Mining and geology are really interesting even though all I have done personally is pan for gold! I have some real sweet gold nugget earrings and a small pendant to match. ( of course I also like gold crowns to protect teeth! LOL Dats da twooth!) Thanks for chance in this fantastic giveaway! I’m keeping my wings crossed. Wonderful job you are doing PRomoting British Columbia Mining Week 2012.

  219. RachelSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 8:53pm PDT

    Mining week looks interesting! Would love to check out the museum 😀

  220. Dave AllenSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 10:21pm PDT

    Great information on Mining Week!

  221. AnnieSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 10:23pm PDT

    Mining week! Would love an iPad!

  222. GigiSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 10:38pm PDT

    Mining week looks awesome!

  223. TracySaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 11:29pm PDT

    awesome giveaway!

  224. Josh CampbellSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 11:44pm PDT

    …. and aside from the events listed above, be sure to visit the Britannia Mining Museum – great for kids of all ages.

  225. GinaSaturday, May 5th, 2012 — 11:54pm PDT

    The women in mining event sounds interesting!

  226. Michelle W.Sunday, May 6th, 2012 — 12:14am PDT

    Stay safe out there!

  227. LindaSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 12:50am PDT

    The Britannia Mine Museum was a fun experience.

  228. Bonnie RSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 8:12am PDT

    Interesting week planned. The giveaway is a bonus!

  229. MurraySunday, May 6th, 2012 — 8:39am PDT

    Yaaay iPad!

  230. VanessaSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 8:39am PDT

    Would be awesome to be an iPad owner!

  231. EJLSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 8:40am PDT

    Would love to win!

  232. AngeleeSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 8:42am PDT

    Would love to win 🙂

  233. MarkSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 8:42am PDT

    Got to check this out! I will be posting pictures on Miss604’s flickr site.

  234. JennaSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 8:43am PDT

    I wish I had time to get to some of the mine week events!

  235. MarkSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 8:43am PDT

    I got to check this out and post my images on Miss604’s Flickr Account!

  236. Murray ASunday, May 6th, 2012 — 8:43am PDT

    congratulations!!! Would love to upgrade from my iPad 1….

  237. MichaelSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 8:47am PDT

    Yay! iPad!

  238. tanya ciSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 8:47am PDT

    My dad worked in the mines to pay for teacher’s college, way back in the day.

  239. JodieSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 8:47am PDT

    Thanks for posting the links.

  240. DanikaSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 8:49am PDT

    I’ll have to go check out the pie throw!

  241. PhySunday, May 6th, 2012 — 8:53am PDT

    Great contest and prize !

  242. BCSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 8:54am PDT

    some interesting mining events this week – thanks!

  243. David KehoeSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 8:54am PDT

    Love these contests, love the local content. Keep up the good work!

  244. RamonaSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 8:55am PDT

    An iPad would
    Be a sweet addition to my life.

  245. StephenSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 8:57am PDT

    My industry Rocks!!

  246. EileenSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 9:00am PDT

    Planning to take my children up to The Britannia Mine Museum this summer! I had no clue there was a BC Mining Week…thanks Miss604 for the great info and giveaway! To all miners, kudos to every single one of you and please stay safe! I’ve retweeted as well!

  247. JohnSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 9:03am PDT

    Sweet I want iPad!! 🙂

  248. PatrickSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 9:05am PDT

    Love the brittania mining museum

  249. Anne BruinnSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 9:05am PDT

    I don’t personally know any miners but I appreciate them!!

  250. TylerIngramSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 9:21am PDT

    I think it was cool that they used the mines for an episode or two for the X-Files 🙂

  251. MichelleSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 9:23am PDT

    As always, another awesome contest!!

  252. AdamSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 9:31am PDT

    would love an ipad!

  253. Ian ISunday, May 6th, 2012 — 9:34am PDT

    Bring on the ‘Pac!

  254. ChistaSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 9:34am PDT

    The celebrity pie throw sounds fun! Great prize, miss604!

  255. MariaSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 9:40am PDT

    Never heard of BC Mining week before and this is pretty cool! My kids would love the iPad, and I’m guessing I would too! 🙂

  256. MickySunday, May 6th, 2012 — 9:40am PDT

    I would love an ipad!

  257. FrankSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 9:42am PDT

    Pie throwing contests are great!

  258. CharlieSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 10:04am PDT

    Mining is such an important peice of our past.

  259. Stv.Sunday, May 6th, 2012 — 10:09am PDT

    I could use a new iPad.

  260. Angie RaiSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 10:13am PDT


  261. AmandaSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 10:16am PDT

    iPad 3!!!!

  262. AmandaSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 10:17am PDT

    YAY! iPad 3!

  263. DanielleSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 10:51am PDT

    Nothing special happening at the Britannia Mining Museum?

  264. DanielSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 12:14pm PDT

    I want an ipad

  265. Sherry FSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 12:57pm PDT

    A good read and another great contest…..I would love to win an iPad.

  266. KimliSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 1:13pm PDT


  267. AnnetteSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 1:15pm PDT

    It’ll be a nice addition to our existing IPAD collection =)

  268. BonsSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 1:23pm PDT

    Never knew that there is a BC Mining Week. Thanks for another great post. The iPad giveaway is definitely a bonus…

  269. ShaunaSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 3:17pm PDT

    Very cool! I’ve never heard of mining week!

  270. SionedSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 3:24pm PDT

    Yes please!

  271. C WilsonSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 4:03pm PDT

    Thanks for the chance!!!

  272. JackieSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 5:33pm PDT

    Thanks for the chance to win and for the info…I hope to take my son to check out the heavy duty mining dump trucks at Brittania one day!

  273. SeanSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 6:58pm PDT

    Nothing beats precious metals, well an i-pad does come close!

  274. Carole MSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 9:14pm PDT

    I would actually love to get my son out to one of the mining museums. I think he would love that.

  275. Carole MSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 9:16pm PDT

    I tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/carolem/status/199351751680331776

  276. Vanessa WSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 9:32pm PDT

    Awesome giveaway!

  277. James KSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 9:36pm PDT

    Good info….hope I win….it’s my birthday this month…..would love an iPad.

  278. StaceySunday, May 6th, 2012 — 10:16pm PDT

    Great info, and great prize!

  279. BrandonSunday, May 6th, 2012 — 10:30pm PDT

    Would be great to win an ipad

  280. CathySunday, May 6th, 2012 — 10:42pm PDT

    Would love to win this iPad!

  281. EvanMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 2:01am PDT

    Thank you for the great co-promotion with Mining Week. An Ipad … just awesome.

  282. vcnbcMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 2:17am PDT

    Lots of cool events for Mining Week!

  283. MitziMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 8:20am PDT

    Let’s show appreciation!

  284. ChelleMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 9:21am PDT

    Didn’t realize BC Mining Week involved so many events!

  285. chrissyMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 9:26am PDT

    interesting event and great prize!

  286. GregMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 9:57am PDT

    oooh, ipad3….

  287. David D.Monday, May 7th, 2012 — 10:08am PDT

    Thanks Rebecca!

  288. Jennifer M.Monday, May 7th, 2012 — 10:13am PDT

    I’ve never heard of BC Mining Week before now, but it’s interesting to know!

  289. JennyMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 10:56am PDT

    Interesting events! Thanks for the giveaway!

  290. Jinn-ErikMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 11:36am PDT

    I would love to win an ipad!

  291. Jeremy LMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 12:06pm PDT

    Would love to win an ipad!

  292. SevieMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 12:22pm PDT

    The Britannia Mining Museum is definitely on my to do list for this summer! Thanks for all your tips. Great blog!

  293. KarrieMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 12:36pm PDT



  294. kimMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 12:39pm PDT

    Thanks Miss 604! I would love an ipad 3!

  295. LaurenMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 12:50pm PDT

    Nothing but respect for those working in the mining industry.

  296. VirginiaMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 1:06pm PDT

    Pie throwing sounds like fun! Thanks for the contest!

  297. SherrieMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 1:45pm PDT

    Oh my, I was wondering why navigating your blog was so slow today!It kept stopping, wouldn’t load at first! All this traffic must be why!! I have be secretly wanting one of these for too long now!! Thanks so much for this opportunity!!

  298. JamieMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 2:05pm PDT

    I would love to win an iPad 3.

  299. cfMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 2:10pm PDT

    Awesome. Fingers crossed. 🙂

  300. Jenn M.Monday, May 7th, 2012 — 2:24pm PDT

    I love iPads, AND Mining!

  301. valMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 3:04pm PDT

    Hurray for miners – I used to date one! Hard work..

  302. NancyMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 3:48pm PDT

    Fantastic contest! Fingers crossed!

  303. mattsaunders77Monday, May 7th, 2012 — 4:12pm PDT

    Great prize, and a way to build awareness for BC Mining Week

  304. JamesMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 4:14pm PDT

    Yes pick me please!!

  305. kahhleeMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 4:44pm PDT

    Mining Week!

  306. LenaMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 4:45pm PDT

    What a great thing for our province!

  307. HarjitMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 5:14pm PDT

    Would love to learn more about rocks and fossils on an I-Pad 🙂

  308. AndrewMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 5:37pm PDT

    Great info about the Mining Week! Love to learn more from an iPad. Never owned one before.

  309. Teresa KMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 6:36pm PDT

    Would love to win this!

  310. JenniferMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 6:50pm PDT


  311. LammieMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 7:08pm PDT

    BC Mining Week returns May 13th to 19th!

  312. shelaineMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 7:29pm PDT

    nice! thank you mining association of bc!

  313. ChristinaMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 7:54pm PDT

    great event posting 🙂 would love to have one of these for my mother

  314. Siobhan S.Monday, May 7th, 2012 — 7:55pm PDT

    I never would have known that there was a mining week in BC if it wasn’t for Miss 604!
    Thanks for another great contest!

  315. Stuart chaseMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 8:07pm PDT

    Love the Brittania Mine museum! Can’t wait until my kids are a little bit older so I can take them!

  316. DavidMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 8:31pm PDT

    Great contest prize!

  317. MandyMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 8:37pm PDT

    Great article. Thank you for spreading the words.

  318. karenMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 9:53pm PDT


  319. RebeccaMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 9:57pm PDT

    I would love an iPad!

  320. KenMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 11:07pm PDT

    This would be awesome! I remember going to an abandoned mine as a kid for a field trip. Hope I can win!

  321. PhilipMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 11:08pm PDT

    An iPad would be nice

  322. Stella PetersonMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 11:14pm PDT

    Thanks for the contest!!

  323. SharMonday, May 7th, 2012 — 11:48pm PDT

    I think is an interesting way to get word out about BC’s mining industry good idea 😀

  324. GeraldTuesday, May 8th, 2012 — 5:29am PDT

    Celebrity pie throw at VAG is fun and benefits good cause. Hope to also check out Creekside show. Thanks Miss604!

  325. TYTuesday, May 8th, 2012 — 10:26am PDT

    sweet prize!

  326. Courtney HeardTuesday, May 8th, 2012 — 10:39am PDT

    I would love an iPad!

  327. RachelTuesday, May 8th, 2012 — 11:57am PDT

    The Women in Mining Gala Reception looks interesting! Thanks for this opportunity 🙂

  328. BrendaTuesday, May 8th, 2012 — 12:10pm PDT

    Hooray for Mining Week!

  329. AnneTuesday, May 8th, 2012 — 12:30pm PDT

    I wouldn’t MIND a free iPad. Thanks BC Mining Week!

  330. Alex CameronTuesday, May 8th, 2012 — 12:57pm PDT


  331. VinceTuesday, May 8th, 2012 — 1:20pm PDT

    Nice to see mining promoted this way.

  332. Helen CantafioTuesday, May 8th, 2012 — 1:21pm PDT

    Ooh, I’d love an IPad.

  333. JessicaTuesday, May 8th, 2012 — 1:22pm PDT

    How could I pass this up? iPad 3… yes please!!

  334. DBTuesday, May 8th, 2012 — 1:23pm PDT

    I would really like learn more about women in mining – very interesting! blog

  335. JuliaTuesday, May 8th, 2012 — 1:27pm PDT

    ooooh – I REALLY need an iPad! Good article too!

  336. SusanLe604Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 — 1:43pm PDT

    Calendar marked for Teck’s Annual Celebrity Pie Throw!

  337. CarolineTuesday, May 8th, 2012 — 4:14pm PDT

    An Ipad would be awesome.
    Nice Blog and Happy Mining Week!

  338. ChandniTuesday, May 8th, 2012 — 4:54pm PDT

    Count me in 🙂

  339. staceyTuesday, May 8th, 2012 — 4:59pm PDT

    IPAD! YAY!!!

  340. VickyTuesday, May 8th, 2012 — 5:01pm PDT

    From Sudbury, huge mining town, ipad would <3 to win one!

  341. EricaTuesday, May 8th, 2012 — 5:37pm PDT

    Happy Mining Week! Count me in!

  342. Doug GrantTuesday, May 8th, 2012 — 6:39pm PDT

    I’ll be up in Prince George for mining week.

  343. ShawnTuesday, May 8th, 2012 — 6:48pm PDT

    The miners all deserve ipads for all the hard work they do.

  344. JessicaTuesday, May 8th, 2012 — 7:20pm PDT

    When ever my girls and I are stuck on what to do, I check your site! You always keep us in the know for local activities. Tnx!!

  345. ginette4Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 — 7:59pm PDT

    Great giveaway thank you

  346. ShawnTuesday, May 8th, 2012 — 8:21pm PDT

    Mining is a very tough job! My grandfather was a gold/silver miner in Haileybury, Ontario. My oldest brother mined Uranium in Eliot Lake, Ontario; long enough (maybe 2 years) to buy a brand new Corvette, in cash.

    I still have samples from both of my family’s mining days. The Uranium is only slightly radioactive (about 80 CPM).

    Thank you so much for this great tour information. I will definitely check out some of these events (and look into the tours).

    The chance at a iPAD 3 is super… I was just laid off… so I would use the iPAD to start iDevice apps programming (objective c is interesting :-)).

  347. LindyTuesday, May 8th, 2012 — 10:38pm PDT

    My Kids Love collecting Rock’s that would be so cool to have them identified 🙂

  348. Amy LTuesday, May 8th, 2012 — 11:14pm PDT

    Thanks for the contest!

  349. alexWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 2:42am PDT

    I’d love to win this ipad3, if i do its gonna go to my mom for mothers day! ^^

  350. StotesWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 6:26am PDT

    This would be awesome! Thanks.

  351. JuttaWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 6:38am PDT

    I’m looking forward to the event in Kamloops. Thanks!

  352. AretaWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 6:59am PDT

    I learned about Mining Week! Love this giveaway!

  353. RobertaWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 8:18am PDT

    That’s great idea to promote mining in BC and I especially like that there is also an event to focus on women in mining.

  354. AliceWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 8:31am PDT

    Went to the Britannia Mining Museum and was tons of fun! Great to see events like this bring awareness to the industry!

  355. allysonWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 9:23am PDT

    Great giveaways Miss 604!!!

  356. ginette4Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 9:36am PDT


  357. IrisWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 10:37am PDT

    Great contest and so wonderful to bring attention to all the hard work the miners in BC do!

  358. kristianWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 10:47am PDT

    haven’t been there since I was a child but I hope to go back one day.

  359. CaitlinWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 10:55am PDT

    We look forward to hosting BC mining week. I’d like an ipad 🙂

  360. Tracy SWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 11:29am PDT

    Is there nothing at Britannia Mines? Maybe I’ll go to Hedley. Love the opportunity to win the Ipad though :-).

  361. JessicaWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 11:52am PDT

    Awesome contest!

  362. NatalieWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 12:00pm PDT

    Had no idea there was a week dedicated to Mining! Seems pretty cool, and heck a chance to win an iPad is awesome!

  363. CaitlinWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 12:39pm PDT

    Yes, please!

  364. DavidWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 1:04pm PDT

    I’d take pictures of the museum with my new iPad 3.

  365. ColleenWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 1:04pm PDT

    I’d never really given BC’s mining history a lot of thought until I moved to Nanaimo and now, it’s kind of everywhere. Lotta coal coming out of Nanaimo. May not have much of a chance to actually win this one, but any chance is a good chance, eh? Hope you & J are well. xocc

  366. James StrocelWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 1:06pm PDT

    Even though the film and tech industries get all the press, mining is still king out here in BC.

  367. JasonWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 1:06pm PDT

    It’s great to see some celebration of primary resources – hopefully it can develop into higher safety and inspection standards for primary sites in BC. Protect the workers!

  368. KendraWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 1:07pm PDT

    Awesome to see an event honoring women in the field, or in this case mine!

  369. CourtneyWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 1:07pm PDT

    Mining history is so interesting. Loved it as a kid. Cool contest.

  370. Vanessa GreenWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 1:09pm PDT

    Mining Week is a great idea! Any awareness raised for the workers and families of those who work in dangerous jobs to mine the minerals that keep our economy going is a good cause. Congrats on the event, hope it goes well.

  371. OliviaWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 1:09pm PDT

    I would love an ipad!

  372. HeatherWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 1:11pm PDT

    Respect for the miners, that is for sure!

  373. Michael KwanWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 1:11pm PDT

    I’d love to finally get an iPad. 🙂

  374. JennWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 1:12pm PDT

    Wow! It would be fabulous to win an Ipad3. Thanks to BC Mining for such a great contest.

  375. Michael HudsonWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 1:14pm PDT

    I would love an iPad!

  376. graceWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 1:14pm PDT

    Interesting to see miners pushing for visibility in BC.

  377. tuxlogWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 1:17pm PDT

    All the best to the miners. Would be great to win the ipad. Thanks for this.

  378. christineWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 1:18pm PDT

    Ohh I want one!!!!!

  379. GlenWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 1:20pm PDT

    Mines and miners contribute a lot to the BC economy, so thanks to all of them. iPad 3 would be SO cool for my kids (okay, and me too!)

  380. LawrenceWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 1:22pm PDT

    Great contest to promote mining week.

  381. Greg ShackeltonWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 1:27pm PDT

    Go MINING!

  382. KateWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 1:31pm PDT

    One great day-trip thing to do is to visit Britannia Mine 🙂

  383. Susu TrainingWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 1:33pm PDT

    Thank you for running this promotion & for promoting Mining Week. Great work opportunities in BC – unlike the rest of Canada.

    Good luck to everyone!

  384. melissaWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 1:44pm PDT

    Let’s help keep those miners safe…and win an iPad!! 🙂

  385. Kat E.Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 1:52pm PDT

    Thanks for letting us know about BC mining week – great giveaway too!

  386. LairdWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 1:55pm PDT

    Kudos to miners!

  387. RussellWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 1:58pm PDT

    I would love an iPad! Great blog!

  388. YvonneWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 2:21pm PDT

    Well Teck is just a floor above me…so why not for an Ipad lol

  389. LoriWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 2:36pm PDT

    Mining week rules!!

  390. DanWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 2:36pm PDT

    Great giveaway!

  391. eshizziWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 2:38pm PDT

    iPad3? Let’s see what all the fuss is about.

  392. HSWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 2:46pm PDT

    I’d give the ipad to my mom for mother’s day!

  393. Trevor Van Den BusscheWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 3:52pm PDT

    Excellent! Go mining week! Hello there ipad!

  394. DaphneWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 3:56pm PDT

    Great prize!

  395. KinseySSWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 4:14pm PDT

    I think Mining week is a great idea. Residents of BC need to learn more about natural resource industry as a whole.

  396. KinseyWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 4:15pm PDT

    I think Mining week is a great idea. Residents of BC need to learn more about natural resource industry

  397. MarlisWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 4:32pm PDT

    Mining week!
    Big trucks and ipads.

  398. SandraWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 4:34pm PDT

    O MY! Yes please!!

  399. Dionne hairsineWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 4:45pm PDT

    I’d love to win an iPad for my son he could get alit of use out of it at school

  400. GeoffWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 4:50pm PDT

    Generous of BC Mining.

  401. Dave604Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 4:53pm PDT

    winning would be sweet!

  402. CaitlinWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 5:06pm PDT

    An iPad would make travelling much more fun! I’d have to have some kind of mining related background photo.

  403. KathyWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 5:25pm PDT

    Great contest! I used to work in the mining industry! An iPad would be so awesome!

  404. Marianna PaulsonWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 5:54pm PDT

    The weight, or should that be non-weight, of an ipad would be so much kinder on arthritic joints.

    Thanks to Miss 604 and the Mining Assoc. for hosting this awesome giveaway.

  405. Anne BWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 6:45pm PDT

    Interesting links! Happy Mining week!

  406. Matthew CaleWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 7:22pm PDT

    Sounds awesome, goooo mining!

  407. Jeff CWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 9:27pm PDT

    Good to know there’s Mining Week in BC and thanks for the giveaway.

  408. MaureenWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 9:52pm PDT

    Would be a sweet way to start the summer! iPad 3!

  409. Shamus CWednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 10:00pm PDT

    Brittania mine is cool,

  410. A.J.Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 — 11:47pm PDT

    Any time I think of mining in B.C. I think of my elementary school field trips to Britannia Mines where we learned how to pan for gold.

  411. Jenn SThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 4:06am PDT

    This link made me have a look at other sites about mining in BC. Very interesting.

  412. Resource Investing NewsThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 8:20am PDT

    Hey Guys,

    It’s great to see you in the community! Looking forward to some of the events that will be taking place!!

  413. KateThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 8:59am PDT

    Glad to see you’re working with these folks again!

  414. Stephanie SThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 9:01am PDT

    I think it would be so much fun to watch the celebrity pie throw at the art gallery!

  415. BernadetteThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 10:15am PDT

    Been to the mining week last year and it was great and very interesting and a great trip with my son. Would love to win this package, he’s been wishing and requesting for an ipad for the last year. Would love to be able to present this to him! Pick me, Pick me!

  416. LindsayThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 11:45am PDT

    Ahhh my computer is slowly dying (go figure it’s a dell) so I am having to use my iphone for everything. Please help me hehe.

  417. AmyThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 12:31pm PDT

    Yes I would love to win an ipad! 😀

  418. ALThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 1:04pm PDT

    Yes! Yes!! Yes!!! Free I-pad. My Kid will love one.

  419. AbigailThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 2:07pm PDT

    Im sooo going to check out the pie tossing!
    re: mining – I don’t think I ever grew up from being a kid getting a rock tumbler for Xmas, I still end up going home after a day at the beach or where ever with rocks in my pockets!

  420. Hetesh TThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 2:07pm PDT

    This is a Kool place! love to win also! 😉

  421. MikeThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 2:07pm PDT

    What a fantastic opportunity to win a quality prize!

  422. Leanne MThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 2:17pm PDT

    awesome! thanks for the chance.

  423. Leanne MThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 2:21pm PDT


  424. JennThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 2:54pm PDT


  425. JeremyThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 3:39pm PDT

    Great events going on for mining week!

  426. JenThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 3:40pm PDT

    The pie throw for mining for miracles is a great event 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  427. jeanieThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 4:30pm PDT

    what an awesome giveaway! =D

  428. NicolaThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 4:56pm PDT

    BC Mining Week highlights what a great contribution the BC Mining Industry makes to our Province both in terms of providing jobs to remote areas and supporting charities. As someone who works in the mining industry an ipad 3 of my very own would mean I could give back my work one and have one all of my very own – lol!

  429. TintinThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 5:38pm PDT

    Great information and prize again!

  430. Rachelle LimThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 7:20pm PDT

    awesome contest!

  431. shallow_alThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 8:10pm PDT

    would love to take the family to britannia mine museum for the day ….
    with my new iPad!

  432. SusanThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 9:18pm PDT

    I’ve done some environmental work in the mining sector.

  433. Heidi CThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 10:38pm PDT

    Great prize.

  434. DoreenThursday, May 10th, 2012 — 11:01pm PDT

    What a great event to bring to everyone’s attention!

  435. MaeFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 12:30am PDT

    I’ve never been to the Mining Museum and I’ve really been meaning to go. Perhaps this summer.

  436. lindaFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 6:47am PDT

    The Britannia Mine Museum is a wonderful place to visit. We enjoyed our time there and got some cool pics too.

  437. MikeFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 9:23am PDT

    Yay! Mining is cool, and winning stuff is even cooler!

  438. Gary TFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 9:32am PDT

    I’d say it’s about time to finally get into the new millenium and a new IPad would help

  439. CyndiFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 9:33am PDT

    would definitely like to take my kids to visit The Britannia Mine Museum during the summer break

  440. AnnaFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 9:57am PDT

    I went to the Britannia Mine Museum a while back and would love to go again

  441. jeanieFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 9:58am PDT

    would love love to win this!!! =D

  442. Matthew MFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:31am PDT

    nice prize.

  443. KasimirFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:33am PDT

    Ipads make the world go round.

  444. SabFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:33am PDT

    great contest, I’ve always wanted to visit that museum.

  445. KelvinFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:34am PDT

    Happy Mining Week to everyone in this industry!

  446. LoraineFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:35am PDT

    Going to the Britannia museum this weekend!
    Can’t wait!

  447. Sari L.Friday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:35am PDT

    What an awesome prize!

  448. IanFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:36am PDT

    Goin down in the ground

  449. Catherine WintersFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:36am PDT

    iPad? Yeah, I could use one of those.

  450. JdFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:37am PDT

    What a very important part of history and the future.

  451. KelliFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:37am PDT

    Ohhhh boy… this would be a DREAM PRIZE!

  452. KathrynFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:37am PDT

    nice to see the industry in a positive light for a change

  453. KarmFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:37am PDT

    Mining is one of BC’s largest and oldest industries!


  454. DarleneFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:38am PDT

    I live in Nanaimo and we have lots of mining history here!! #miningweek

  455. MikeFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:38am PDT

    Another great contest. Hoping for a win for once!

  456. Blair Smith @agentblairFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:39am PDT

    Loved the Britannia Mining Museum tour, we went in March. Tour was led by a great fellow who used to work in the active mine.

  457. DanielleFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:39am PDT

    Ironically enough, I just transferred into the Mining division at my company! Would be fabulous to win an iPad to commemorate the occasion 🙂

  458. Marie-Eve St-PierreFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:40am PDT

    ipad 3 would be the PERFECT birthday gift!!! Great contest, great museum!

  459. marctographerFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:40am PDT

    Love me an ipad…

  460. clayFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:41am PDT

    yea mining yea iPad3

  461. JeannieFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:42am PDT

    I actually have photos, from when my father would go to these sites, as he was a regional manager at the time for General Tire Company.. and one time he took my younger brother and the picture of a little fellow beside one of those huge mining trucks was crazy!

  462. CGFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:46am PDT

    Would love to win an iPad to give to my Mum for mother’s day!

  463. RobynFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:47am PDT

    I’ve always wanted an iPad3! 🙂 and I have always wanted to do the Britannia Tour, is that part of the prize too???

  464. EranFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:47am PDT

    I believe in Mining.
    Which is why I think this iPad should be Mine.

  465. SWFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:47am PDT

    Would love to check out some of these Mining Week events!

  466. MICHELLEFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:50am PDT

    I pad 3 would truly be an amazing win * fingers crossed*

  467. TiffanyFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:54am PDT

    Wow, I’ve heard a bit of BC Mining in the past year. So glad that more light is shed on the industry.

    Amazing giveaway again, Rebecca!

  468. Aron DuboisFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:54am PDT

    Nothing but respect for the men and women who risk their lives to provide us the materials for an inhanced quality of living.

  469. Sarah NFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:56am PDT

    iPad? yesPlease! Mining ROCKS!

  470. JaniceFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:56am PDT

    Wow, an iPad! Super!

  471. lisaFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:58am PDT

    sweet prize!

  472. SherryFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:58am PDT

    Help me enter the modern age! I am Ipad-less. And I love rocks. That’s like mining, right?

  473. JoeFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 10:58am PDT

    I’d like to find out more about mining.

  474. AnnFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 11:01am PDT

    I like this contest. Mining is an important part of BC’s history.

  475. RonFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 11:02am PDT

    Makes sense, as many of the iPad’s components are based on mining products

  476. JasonFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 11:03am PDT

    pie throw would be a fun experience

  477. KristinaFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 11:06am PDT

    Always interesting to hear what is up in the mining industry. I’ll be sure to “mine” for information on my new ipad if i win it.

  478. CedricFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 11:12am PDT

    I feel we take mining for granted here in Vancouver. It contributes a lot to our provincial economy.

  479. MatFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 11:18am PDT

    These events should be cool to check out.

  480. Phil wongFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 11:25am PDT

    Mining is such a huge driver of BC and Canada’s economy. Really happy to see it get the visibility and recognition in many communities with this event. Hope it continues.

    Also look forward to throwing pies in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery on Mat 17th!

  481. TonyFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 11:27am PDT

    Never knew about mining week. cool giveaway, wanna own an ipad.

  482. EmmaFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 11:29am PDT

    Never knew about mining week! Cool!

  483. SharonFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 11:49am PDT

    happy mining week!

  484. MYFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 11:49am PDT

    Yes please!

  485. PriscillaFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 11:50am PDT

    Would love to win this Rebecca!

  486. RainerFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 11:59am PDT

    Ipad 3 would be amazing!

  487. satvirFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 12:00pm PDT

    Minning is good for the BC economy!!!

  488. Shannen EisFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 12:03pm PDT

    my mom has an ipad… i need one to keep up with her!

  489. ShannonFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 12:18pm PDT

    Interesting post! We visited Britannia a few years ago and it was very interesting. 🙂

  490. Kenneth mackenzieFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 2:01pm PDT

    Minning for iPad 3!

  491. AntoineFriday, May 11th, 2012 — 2:09pm PDT

    Congrats Danika! Enjoy!

Also on Miss604.com