BC Mining Week 2012

Friday, May 4th, 2012 — 2:39pm PDT
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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!

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  1. Rick says:

    iPad would be sweeeet!

  2. Aaron B. says:

    Great idea and some interesting links!

  3. Serge K says:

    Wish safety to all the miners!
    And yay ipad πŸ˜€

  4. Cameron W. says:

    I’m very much addicted to Apple.

  5. Lexia N. says:

    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 πŸ™‚

  6. Jeannelle says:

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

  7. Gail says:

    Yes please!

  8. Tim C says:

    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.

  9. Nila says:

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

  10. Petra Sartor says:

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

  11. Jennifer T says:

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

    Thanks for the awesome contest Miss604! πŸ™‚

  12. Mel.C. says:

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

  13. Tara says:

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

  14. liz says:

    Sweetest prize ever!Looks like a fun family day!

  15. Heather says:

    This would be awwwwwwwwwesome!!

  16. Steve J says:

    Great Idea – and awesome blog!

  17. Belinda says:

    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.

  18. Sanaz says:

    I’d love to learn more about the mining industry

  19. Barry says:

    Interesting events happening, looks like fun!

  20. MapsRus says:

    Looking to mine some gold with my new iPad!

  21. donna chong says:

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

  22. Alex says:

    go mining! go ipad

  23. Jeffrey says:

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

  24. donna chong says:

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

  25. Debra says:

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

  26. Dakota says:


  27. James says:

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

  28. Ashley Chow says:

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

  29. Kody says:

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

  30. Elaine says:

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

  31. Thomas Martin says:

    Mining is more important that people realise!

  32. Cathy V says:

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

  33. veronica says:

    Interesting stuff!

  34. Amy says:

    i love apple products!

  35. Niki Wood says:

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

  36. Ringo says:

    Thank you for holding a contest!

  37. Meg says:

    This would be a fantastic gift for my manpanion!

  38. Rich says:

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

  39. Jake says:

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

  40. Tiffany says:

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

  41. Jason says:

    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.

  42. Neil says:

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

  43. Aurora says:

    Awesome. The women in mining event sounds interesting!

  44. Mary Zinck says:

    it’s always mining week in Britannia Beach!

  45. Marc Smith says:

    always the best contest!

  46. Ginger Leah Gervais says:

    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 πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  47. Elysia S says:

    I dig it

  48. Antoine says:

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

  49. Denise says:

    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 πŸ™‚

  50. Peter vT - @PvT says:

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

  51. Wanderlyst Megan says:

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

  52. Wanderlyst Megan says:

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

  53. Denise says:

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

  54. Jocelyn says:

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

  55. Megan says:

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

  56. AY604 says:

    Free iPad, don’t MIND if I do!

  57. Henry says:

    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

  58. Angela says:

    Great info & contest!

  59. Roger says:

    Good stuff! Would love to win an iPad

  60. Karen says:

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

  61. Jenny says:

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

  62. Nicole Shum says:

    Thank you for the contest:)

  63. Kat says:

    ooooh iPad3!! what an awesome give away!

  64. Rob Severin says:

    If you dig deep enough, will you strike iPads?

  65. Mike Gismondi says:

    I love bc mining week!

  66. Angela griffin says:

    Great contest and site!

  67. Shivani says:

    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!)

  68. Stephen says:

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

  69. Sheila says:

    The Britannia Mining Museum has great displays.

  70. Ro says:

    The pie throw sounds like fun!

  71. Laura says:

    Another great contest and great plug for Mining Week too!

  72. Cathy says:

    Mining is so dangerous! Be careful Miners!

  73. Alexis says:

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

  74. Sukhraj says:

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

  75. Candice says:

    Women in mining …hmmmm I could be one of them

  76. Winnie says:

    What an interesting week of events!

  77. Puck says:

    Best memories of visiting Britannia Mine as a kid πŸ™‚

  78. Kelly says:

    It would be great present for sure!

  79. justin says:

    I WANT!!!!

  80. Vanessa says:

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

  81. Cassandra Hall says:

    so glad to see someone covering these great events!!

  82. Jenny says:

    Yay for mining week!

  83. sandra says:

    I had a big disappoint today – this would help

  84. Kara says:

    Looks like some interesting events coming up!

  85. Randy says:

    that would be a cool win!

  86. Sonya says:

    broke student πŸ™ an ipad wud make doing my homework much easier

  87. Rebecca says:

    This is cool. You are cool.

  88. ruby says:

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

  89. jamie gervais says:

    could sooo use an ipad

  90. harinder says:

    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!

  91. Katie says:

    Would love to win this contest! Love your blog

  92. Trevor says:

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

  93. stacey dempsey says:

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

  94. Kiran says:

    Thanks for holding such an amazing contest!

  95. Carolyn says:

    Would love an IPAD!

  96. Dom says:

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

  97. Dilara says:

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

  98. Belinda says:

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

  99. Bal says:

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

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

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

  102. Chelsea W says:

    Thanks for sharing! Would love to win an iPad too! πŸ™‚

  103. Kris Johnston says:

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

  104. Curtis slade says:

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

  105. Melody says:

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

  106. Jan says:

    thx for the info and the giveaway

  107. Irene says:

    Great… thx for the giveaway

  108. Donna L says:

    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!

  109. Janina says:

    I want to win for once!

  110. Cindy KS says:

    It would make a nice birthday present to myself;)

  111. BigBlizz says:

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

  112. Shira says:

    Awesome contest!

  113. Natalie P. says:

    Great job on supporting this, miss 604!

  114. Breanne says:

    Looks very interesting

  115. Victoria says:

    Cool event. Even cooler contest!

  116. Don Elliott says:

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

  117. Victoria says:

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

  118. Tasha S says:

    I’d love to win!

  119. Paul Buikema says:

    Would love to win!

  120. Brent Bowker says:

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

  121. Ranelle says:

    Great contest. Safety in mining is extremely important!

  122. Tina says:

    Great events for anyone wanting to learning more about mining.

  123. Sheryl stephenson says:

    Sweet,mining week sounds cool

  124. Roshan says:

    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.

  125. 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! πŸ™‚

  126. Jan says:

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

  127. Tony says:

    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 πŸ™‚

  128. Tessa says:

    Ipad3 would b great!

  129. James K says:

    I sure would love an iPad!

  130. Christine Warner says:

    Pick me!

  131. Susan says:

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

  132. Rob Leickner says:

    Mining for an ipad 3

  133. Nomfundo says:

    Would love to win one!

  134. Connie says:

    Looks like some fun events!

  135. Karrie Gomes says:

    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!!!!!


  136. Noella King says:

    Cool! πŸ™‚

  137. Patricia Olaivar says:

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

  138. Somi Chuhon says:

    Would love an ipad! Woohoo for mining week! πŸ™‚

  139. Rebecca S says:

    This would be such an awesome prize!

  140. Ryan says:

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

  141. Nicole says:

    Sign me up πŸ™‚

  142. daryl says:

    BC has a cool mining history.

  143. Vicki says:

    Sign me up for the pie toss. And the iPad πŸ˜€

  144. Sandra n says:

    Yes, please!

  145. Megan says:

    What a great contest! I would love to win an ipad πŸ˜€

  146. maria says:

    Amazing giveaway!!

  147. Iz says:

    Such a nice prize!

  148. Lloyd says:

    Great prize for a contest.

  149. tracy says:

    would love to learn more about this industry

  150. Kat says:

    Thanks for promoting such an interesting week of events!

  151. Vanessa says:

    Would love to win an iPad! Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

  152. Mark says:

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

  153. Stewart Rogers says:

    Great post!

  154. Hong says:

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

  155. Holy says:

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

  156. Cecilia says:

    Awesome post! And of course super IPad giveaway! Thanks

  157. Vania says:

    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!

  158. cez says:

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

  159. Linda says:

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

  160. Tran says:

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

  161. Vipersblood says:

    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?

  162. Rico says:

    Great contest giveaway. Thanks!

  163. Thomas says:

    Awesome prize!

  164. Ctelford says:

    The mining museum is awesome!

  165. Peter says:

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

  166. Kenneth mackenzie says:

    Your the bestest!:)
    iBC mining week 2012!

  167. Natalie says:

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

  168. Samantha says:

    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

  169. Matthew says:

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

  170. Lor says:

    You have the best contests!

  171. Moshe says:


  172. Amy says:

    Thanks for the contest! This would be a nice present

  173. Dora says:

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

  174. Kris says:

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

  175. Tiffany says:

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

  176. Jeff says:

    Great contest! Love mining companies!

  177. Lisa says:

    Great info! Great event! thank you @miss604!

  178. Christine says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. Go Miners!

  179. Greg says:

    nice prize

  180. Paula H says:

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

  181. Ian Y says:

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

  182. Grace says:

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

  183. Eileen O says:

    Love to have an iPad for work! @eleenie

  184. Nat says:

    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!

  185. Brenda says:

    Cool prize!

  186. Cliff says:

    I’d love to win this

  187. Thanks for the opportunity to win an iPad – I’ll need it for grad school in September! πŸ™‚

    Tweet tweeted.

  188. Bill says:

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

  189. Richard says:

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

  190. Robert says:

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

  191. Cathy G says:

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

  192. Jenn says:

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

  193. Kevin says:

    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!

  194. Carol says:

    Great contest.

  195. Dave says:

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

  196. Jesse says:

    Smart promotion by Mining Week

  197. Selena Alexander says:

    Love that you are Supporting our province!

  198. Michelle Wong says:

    Was planning to go to the Britannia Mine Museum sometime this summer! πŸ™‚

  199. Melaney G Lyall says:

    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! πŸ™‚ jk.
    It would be great for my new art endeavours!

  200. Nikki says:

    Fingers crossed!

  201. Vanessa says:

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

  202. Spencer says:

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

  203. lindawwww says:

    I like the idea of promoting women in mining.

  204. Ronald says:

    I like to see big machinery

  205. Tracy says:

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

  206. Joey says:

    Thanks for letting us all know about mining week!

  207. Timmy Wong says:

    Ipad? totally in for that!

  208. Barb Snelgrove says:

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

  209. Iain Macphail says:

    Britannia Mine is an awesome day trip destination for families.

  210. May says:

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

  211. Shelley says:

    Women in mining, got to love it.

  212. Sue says:

    Great contest!

  213. cole baiker says:

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

  214. Steph :) says:

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

  215. Tooth Fairy says:

    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.

  216. Rachel says:

    Mining week looks interesting! Would love to check out the museum πŸ˜€

  217. Dave Allen says:

    Great information on Mining Week!

  218. Annie says:

    Mining week! Would love an iPad!

  219. Gigi says:

    Mining week looks awesome!

  220. Tracy says:

    awesome giveaway!

  221. Josh Campbell says:

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

  222. Gina says:

    The women in mining event sounds interesting!

  223. Michelle W. says:

    Stay safe out there!

  224. Linda says:

    The Britannia Mine Museum was a fun experience.

  225. Bonnie R says:

    Interesting week planned. The giveaway is a bonus!

  226. Vanessa says:

    Would be awesome to be an iPad owner!

  227. EJL says:

    Would love to win!

  228. Angelee says:

    Would love to win πŸ™‚

  229. Mark says:

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

  230. Jenna says:

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

  231. Mark says:

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

  232. Murray A says:

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

  233. Michael says:

    Yay! iPad!

  234. tanya ci says:

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

  235. Jodie says:

    Thanks for posting the links.

  236. Danika says:

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

  237. Phy says:

    Great contest and prize !

  238. BC says:

    some interesting mining events this week – thanks!

  239. David Kehoe says:

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

  240. Ramona says:

    An iPad would
    Be a sweet addition to my life.

  241. Stephen says:

    My industry Rocks!!

  242. Eileen says:

    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!

  243. John says:

    Sweet I want iPad!! πŸ™‚

  244. Patrick says:

    Love the brittania mining museum

  245. Anne Bruinn says:

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

  246. TylerIngram says:

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

  247. Michelle says:

    As always, another awesome contest!!

  248. Adam says:

    would love an ipad!

  249. Ian I says:

    Bring on the ‘Pac!

  250. Chista says:

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

  251. Maria says:

    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! πŸ™‚

  252. Micky says:

    I would love an ipad!

  253. Frank says:

    Pie throwing contests are great!

  254. Charlie says:

    Mining is such an important peice of our past.

  255. Stv. says:

    I could use a new iPad.

  256. Angie Rai says:


  257. Amanda says:

    iPad 3!!!!

  258. Amanda says:

    YAY! iPad 3!

  259. Danielle says:

    Nothing special happening at the Britannia Mining Museum?

  260. Daniel says:

    I want an ipad

  261. Sherry F says:

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

  262. Kimli says:


  263. Annette says:

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

  264. Bons says:

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

  265. Shauna says:

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

  266. Sioned says:

    Yes please!

  267. C Wilson says:

    Thanks for the chance!!!

  268. Jackie says:

    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!

  269. Sean says:

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

  270. Carole M says:

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

  271. Vanessa W says:

    Awesome giveaway!

  272. James K says:

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

  273. Stacey says:

    Great info, and great prize!

  274. Brandon says:

    Would be great to win an ipad

  275. Cathy says:

    Would love to win this iPad!

  276. Evan says:

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

  277. vcnbc says:

    Lots of cool events for Mining Week!

  278. Mitzi says:

    Let’s show appreciation!

  279. Chelle says:

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

  280. chrissy says:

    interesting event and great prize!

  281. Greg says:

    oooh, ipad3….

  282. David D. says:

    Thanks Rebecca!

  283. Jennifer M. says:

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

  284. Jenny says:

    Interesting events! Thanks for the giveaway!

  285. Jinn-Erik says:

    I would love to win an ipad!

  286. Jeremy L says:

    Would love to win an ipad!

  287. Sevie says:

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

  288. kim says:

    Thanks Miss 604! I would love an ipad 3!

  289. Lauren says:

    Nothing but respect for those working in the mining industry.

  290. Virginia says:

    Pie throwing sounds like fun! Thanks for the contest!

  291. Sherrie says:

    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!!

  292. Jamie says:

    I would love to win an iPad 3.

  293. cf says:

    Awesome. Fingers crossed. πŸ™‚

  294. Jenn M. says:

    I love iPads, AND Mining!

  295. val says:

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

  296. Nancy says:

    Fantastic contest! Fingers crossed!

  297. mattsaunders77 says:

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

  298. James says:

    Yes pick me please!!

  299. kahhlee says:

    Mining Week!

  300. Lena says:

    What a great thing for our province!

  301. Harjit says:

    Would love to learn more about rocks and fossils on an I-Pad πŸ™‚

  302. Andrew says:

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

  303. Teresa K says:

    Would love to win this!

  304. Jennifer says:


  305. Lammie says:

    BC Mining Week returns May 13th to 19th!

  306. shelaine says:

    nice! thank you mining association of bc!

  307. Christina says:

    great event posting πŸ™‚ would love to have one of these for my mother

  308. Siobhan S. says:

    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!

  309. Stuart chase says:

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

  310. David says:

    Great contest prize!

  311. Mandy says:

    Great article. Thank you for spreading the words.

  312. Rebecca says:

    I would love an iPad!

  313. Ken says:

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

  314. Philip says:

    An iPad would be nice

  315. Stella Peterson says:

    Thanks for the contest!!

  316. Shar says:

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

  317. Gerald says:

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

  318. TY says:

    sweet prize!

  319. I would love an iPad!

  320. Rachel says:

    The Women in Mining Gala Reception looks interesting! Thanks for this opportunity πŸ™‚

  321. Brenda says:

    Hooray for Mining Week!

  322. Anne says:

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

  323. Alex Cameron says:


  324. Vince says:

    Nice to see mining promoted this way.

  325. Helen Cantafio says:

    Ooh, I’d love an IPad.

  326. Jessica says:

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

  327. DB says:

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

  328. Julia says:

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

  329. SusanLe604 says:

    Calendar marked for Teck’s Annual Celebrity Pie Throw!

  330. Caroline says:

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

  331. Chandni says:

    Count me in πŸ™‚

  332. stacey says:

    IPAD! YAY!!!

  333. Vicky says:

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

  334. Erica says:

    Happy Mining Week! Count me in!

  335. Doug Grant says:

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

  336. Shawn says:

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

  337. Jessica says:

    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!!

  338. ginette4 says:

    Great giveaway thank you

  339. Shawn says:

    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 :-)).

  340. Lindy says:

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

  341. Amy L says:

    Thanks for the contest!

  342. alex says:

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

  343. Stotes says:

    This would be awesome! Thanks.

  344. Jutta says:

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

  345. Areta says:

    I learned about Mining Week! Love this giveaway!

  346. Roberta says:

    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.

  347. Alice says:

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

  348. allyson says:

    Great giveaways Miss 604!!!

  349. Iris says:

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

  350. kristian says:

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

  351. Caitlin says:

    We look forward to hosting BC mining week. I’d like an ipad πŸ™‚

  352. Tracy S says:

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

  353. Jessica says:

    Awesome contest!

  354. Natalie says:

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

  355. Caitlin says:

    Yes, please!

  356. David says:

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

  357. Colleen says:

    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

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

  359. Jason says:

    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!

  360. Kendra says:

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

  361. Courtney says:

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

  362. Vanessa Green says:

    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.

  363. Olivia says:

    I would love an ipad!

  364. Heather says:

    Respect for the miners, that is for sure!

  365. Michael Kwan says:

    I’d love to finally get an iPad. πŸ™‚

  366. Jenn says:

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

  367. Michael Hudson says:

    I would love an iPad!

  368. grace says:

    Interesting to see miners pushing for visibility in BC.

  369. tuxlog says:

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

  370. christine says:

    Ohh I want one!!!!!

  371. Glen says:

    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!)

  372. Lawrence says:

    Great contest to promote mining week.

  373. Greg Shackelton says:

    Go MINING!

  374. Kate says:

    One great day-trip thing to do is to visit Britannia Mine πŸ™‚

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

    Good luck to everyone!

  376. melissa says:

    Let’s help keep those miners safe…and win an iPad!! πŸ™‚

  377. Kat E. says:

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

  378. Laird says:

    Kudos to miners!

  379. Russell says:

    I would love an iPad! Great blog!

  380. Yvonne says:

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

  381. Lori says:

    Mining week rules!!

  382. Dan says:

    Great giveaway!

  383. eshizzi says:

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

  384. HS says:

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

  385. Trevor Van Den Bussche says:

    Excellent! Go mining week! Hello there ipad!

  386. Daphne says:

    Great prize!

  387. KinseySS says:

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

  388. Kinsey says:

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

  389. Marlis says:

    Mining week!
    Big trucks and ipads.

  390. Sandra says:

    O MY! Yes please!!

  391. Dionne hairsine says:

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

  392. Geoff says:

    Generous of BC Mining.

  393. Dave604 says:

    winning would be sweet!

  394. Caitlin says:

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

  395. Kathy says:

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

  396. 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.

  397. Anne B says:

    Interesting links! Happy Mining week!

  398. Matthew Cale says:

    Sounds awesome, goooo mining!

  399. Jeff C says:

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

  400. Maureen says:

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

  401. Shamus C says:

    Brittania mine is cool,

  402. A.J. says:

    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.

  403. Jenn S says:

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

  404. Hey Guys,

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

  405. Kate says:

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

  406. Stephanie S says:

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

  407. Bernadette says:

    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!

  408. Lindsay says:

    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.

  409. Amy says:

    Yes I would love to win an ipad! πŸ˜€

  410. AL says:

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

  411. Abigail says:

    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!

  412. Hetesh T says:

    This is a Kool place! love to win also! πŸ˜‰

  413. Mike says:

    What a fantastic opportunity to win a quality prize!

  414. Leanne M says:

    awesome! thanks for the chance.

  415. Jenn says:


  416. Jeremy says:

    Great events going on for mining week!

  417. Jen says:

    The pie throw for mining for miracles is a great event πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  418. jeanie says:

    what an awesome giveaway! =D

  419. Nicola says:

    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!

  420. Tintin says:

    Great information and prize again!

  421. Rachelle Lim says:

    awesome contest!

  422. shallow_al says:

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

  423. Susan says:

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

  424. Heidi C says:

    Great prize.

  425. Doreen says:

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

  426. Mae says:

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

  427. linda says:

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

  428. Mike says:

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

  429. Gary T says:

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

  430. Cyndi says:

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

  431. Anna says:

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

  432. jeanie says:

    would love love to win this!!! =D

  433. Matthew M says:

    nice prize.

  434. Kasimir says:

    Ipads make the world go round.

  435. Sab says:

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

  436. Kelvin says:

    Happy Mining Week to everyone in this industry!

  437. Loraine says:

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

  438. Sari L. says:

    What an awesome prize!

  439. Ian says:

    Goin down in the ground

  440. iPad? Yeah, I could use one of those.

  441. Jd says:

    What a very important part of history and the future.

  442. Kelli says:

    Ohhhh boy… this would be a DREAM PRIZE!

  443. Kathryn says:

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

  444. Karm says:

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


  445. Darlene says:

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

  446. Mike says:

    Another great contest. Hoping for a win for once!

  447. 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.

  448. Danielle says:

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

  449. Marie-Eve St-Pierre says:

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

  450. Love me an ipad…

  451. clay says:

    yea mining yea iPad3

  452. Jeannie says:

    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!

  453. CG says:

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

  454. Robyn says:

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

  455. Eran says:

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

  456. SW says:

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

  457. MICHELLE says:

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

  458. Tiffany says:

    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!

  459. Aron Dubois says:

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

  460. Sarah N says:

    iPad? yesPlease! Mining ROCKS!

  461. Janice says:

    Wow, an iPad! Super!

  462. lisa says:

    sweet prize!

  463. Sherry says:

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

  464. Joe says:

    I’d like to find out more about mining.

  465. Ann says:

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

  466. Ron says:

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

  467. Jason says:

    pie throw would be a fun experience

  468. Kristina says:

    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.

  469. Cedric says:

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

  470. Mat says:

    These events should be cool to check out.

  471. Phil wong says:

    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!

  472. Tony says:

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

  473. Emma says:

    Never knew about mining week! Cool!

  474. Sharon says:

    happy mining week!

  475. MY says:

    Yes please!

  476. Priscilla says:

    Would love to win this Rebecca!

  477. Rainer says:

    Ipad 3 would be amazing!

  478. satvir says:

    Minning is good for the BC economy!!!

  479. Shannen Eis says:

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

  480. Shannon says:

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

  481. Kenneth mackenzie says:

    Minning for iPad 3!

  482. Antoine says:

    Congrats Danika! Enjoy!

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