The Mining Association of BC is hosting BC Mining Week from April 28th to May 4th, celebrating the history and future one of the province’s largest industries through community events from Britannia Beach to Fort St. James.
BC Mining Week Events
Event: BC Mining Week Opening Reception & Mining Person of the Year 2012 Award
Date: Monday, April 29, 2013 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Five Sails Restaurant, 999 Canada Place
Tickets can be purchased in advance online.
Event: Vancouver Board of Trade Luncheon
Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 from 11:45am to 2:00pm
Location: Fairmont Waterfront — Waterfront Ballroom, 900 Canada Place Way
The keynote speaker is Karina Briño, President & CEO, Mining Association of BC. Tickets can be purchased in advance online via the Vancouver Board of Trade.
Event: BC Mining Week Community Fair
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athletes Way
FREE family-friendly event open to everyone. The community fair will feature displays, demonstrations and hands-on learning activities showcasing mineral exploration and mining the the role minerals play in our everyday lives. School children and the general public are invited to participate in this lively and entertaining day. The BC Mining Week Community Fair, organized and co-hosted by the Association for Mineral Exploration and MineralsEd (Mineral Resources Education Program of BC) with the support of the BC Mining Week Committee.
Event: Women in Mining Gala Reception
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: Pan Pacific Hotel, Oceanview Suite, 999 Canada Place Way
This event is already sold out.
Event: Teck’s Annual Celebrity Pie Throw
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Location: Vancouver Art Gallery (front lawn)
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 25 years. Hosted by Global TV’s Wayne Cox and attended by celebrated and notable individuals from BC’s mining industry, the pie throw has become a campaign favorite. This popular event throws the world’s most expensive cream pies in the faces of mining industry leaders, all in support of BC’s sick and injured kids.
Event: Career Day in Mining
Date: Friday, May 3, 2013 from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Location: SFU Segal Graduate School of Business (Room 4400) 500 Granville St
If you are an undergraduate student or graduate student looking for job ideas or simply more information about the BC mining industry – reserve this career fair in your calendars. You will enjoy a number of presentations showcasing how diverse the industry is. Come discover what jobs are available in the fields of geoscience, exploration, development of projects, operating mines, educational institutions and local and international projects.
Event: Elk Valley Mine Tours
Date: Monday, April 29, 2013 to Friday, May 3, 2013
Location: You are invited to join Teck Coal for a free mine tour of one of their five operations in the Elk Valley. To book on one of the tours please contact the Sparwood Chamber: 1-877-922-2423. This will be an opportunity to see where steelmaking coal comes from and to learn about mining–from exploration to production to reclamation.
Fort St. James
Event: Mining Week in Fort St. James
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Location: The College Of New Caledonia, 179 Douglas Ave
FREE event where you can include meet with local Mining companies in the area, find out who and when they want to hire, try the heavy haul truck simulators, attend a MINE 101 seminar with our Regional Geologist at 11:00am, tour our campus for hands on displays, chat with local mining companies.
2nd Annual Exploration & Mining Community Expo
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Northwest Community College, Smithers Campus
Take advantage of this great opportunity to discover and celebrate the exploration and mining industries, career and training opportunities at this FREE regional event. General public welcome.
Event: Smithers Exploration Group Annual Business Luncheon
Date: Friday, May 3, 2013 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Location: Hudson Bay Lodge, Ferguson Room
Celebrate Mining with us: Looking Back, Building Ahead! This year for BC Mining Week 2013, Smithers Exploration Group and Smithers District Chamber of Commerce are partners in presenting the annual Mining Week 2013 luncheon in Smithers BC. To purchase tickets, please contact the Smithers Chamber of Commerce at 250-847-5072 or e-mail info[at]smitherschamber.com
Britannia Beach (Sea to Sky)
Event: Family Fun Day at the Britannia Mine Museum
Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Britannia Mine Museum, Sea to Sky Highway (Highway 99)
Britannia Mine Museum Family Fun Day will be filled with great activities including chocolate chip cookie exploration and gold panning races with prizes. A blacksmith will be on site demonstrating his craft swinging hammers and making lots of sparks. All of the Museum’s attractions will be open as well, including the famous guided underground experience. Check out the Britannia Mine Museum website for your admission coupon.
Bonus Event: Mining Day in Princeton – Copper Mountain Sponsored Family Day
Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Location: Veteran’s Square
Copper Mountain Mining, the Mining Association of British Columbia,and the District of Princeton are pleased to invite you to a unique opportunity to celebrate BC Mining Week in Princeton. Join them for FREE face-painting, live entertainment, hot dogs & hamburgers, a magician, gold panning, and more.
Bonus Event: KEG / CIM Community Fair
Date: Saturday, May 11th, 2013 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Big Little Science Center, 985 Holt St
FREE admission. The Paddlewheelers Lions Club will be on site cooking hamburgers and hot dogs for sale, come try New Gold‘s Heavy Equipment Simulator, try the hands-on activities and visit the displays, have a close-up look at some heavy equipment, bring in your rocks to be identified, learn to gold pan with Yukon Dan.
BC Mining Week Contest
In 2011 and 2012 I partnered with BC Mining Week by hosting giveaways and we’re doing it again this year thanks to Rio Tinto Alcan. Enter to win an iPad Mini exclusively from BC Mining Week and Miss604! Here’s how:
- Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
- Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
I will draw one winner at 12:00pm on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Follow the Mining Association of BC on Twitter for more information about BC Mining Week and surrounding events. Double your chances of winning a great prize by also entering to win an iPad directly from BC Mining Week by entering their contest online.
This contest is open to residents of BC only. The prize has been furnished by the Mining Association of BC/Rio Tinto Alcan 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 Tracy Mack!