BC Mining Week 2013: iPad Mini Giveaway

Comments 402 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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.


1898: Pick and shovel mine near Ferguson. VPL# 70 & 1926: Miner sitting on a ‘locie’ towing ore cars. VPL# 8361. Photographer: Albert Paull

Britannia Mine Media Day Tour Britannia Mine Media Day Tour
Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

BC Mining Week Events

Vancouver
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.

Elk Valley
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.

Smithers
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

Prince George
Prince George Seminar and Business Luncheon
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Ramada Hotel, 444 George St
Tickets can be purchases in advance online.

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.

Britannia Mine Media Day Tour
Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

Britannia Mine Media Day Tour Britannia Mine Media Day Tour
Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

Princeton
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.

Kamloops
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:

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RT to enter to win an iPad Mini from @Miss604 in celebration of BC #MiningWeek + Find an event in your area: http://ow.ly/kt3od

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!

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402 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. SimonFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 1:49pm PDT

    would love to win an ipad mini!

  2. JenFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 2:09pm PDT

    Lots of great events going on!

  3. Jason KlattFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 2:10pm PDT

    I love the mining museum and I would love an iPad mini of course

  4. EmilyFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 2:10pm PDT

    Love going to Britannia Mines, would LOVE to win!

  5. MandyFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 2:11pm PDT

    Thanks for all your great work letting us know about events around town.

  6. PaulaFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 2:11pm PDT

    Definitely gonna take the kids up to Britannia!

  7. TroyFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 2:11pm PDT

    Another great prize offering from Miss 604!

  8. JordonFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 2:11pm PDT

    Mining has pretty much kept our economy afloat…

  9. LesleyFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 2:13pm PDT

    Awesome contest & very educational!

  10. MikeFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 2:13pm PDT

    Great stuff! and prizes are awesome too!

  11. Jeremy DysonFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 2:13pm PDT

    Where does the metal in all these Apple devices come from anyways?

  12. GeoffFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 2:13pm PDT

    Great contest… thanks

  13. RyanFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 2:16pm PDT

    Fort St. James is pretty cool. Im all for current day technology but its pretty awesome to see where we started. BC is where its at!

  14. ShukoFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 2:16pm PDT

    Yes please!

  15. FatimaFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 2:17pm PDT

    :,) I remember going on a mining field trip in elementary school. One of the best memories because it was fun and educational.

  16. Ron JohnsonFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 2:17pm PDT

    Amazing Prize from an amazing site !!!!

  17. SamanthaFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 2:18pm PDT

    Oooo – looks like fun!

  18. EmiliaFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 2:18pm PDT

    I have to go the renovated Britannia mine in Britiannia beach this summer, thanks for the reminder and giveaway

  19. Aman JohalFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 2:19pm PDT

    The mining history in BC is so extensive.
    From Britannia all the way back to the Fraser River goldrush in 1858 and the coal mines in Nanaimo in 1839.

    I would love to be able to research this all on an Ipad mini!

  20. MICHAELFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 2:21pm PDT

    gotta love mining season!

  21. RussellFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 2:25pm PDT

    I would love to win an iPad Mini.

  22. microjanetFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 2:27pm PDT

    Heehee I have a ticket to the Women in Mining Reception! Would love to win the iPad Mini!

  23. BarryFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 2:31pm PDT

    iPad? Count me in.

  24. JeffFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 2:31pm PDT

    Brilliant giveaway. Good luck to me!

  25. BrendaFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 2:32pm PDT

    Kind of an odd prize for mining week but it’s a great one nonetheless!

  26. Katherine Macleod lowFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 2:36pm PDT

    Great opportunity to lern about the industry.

  27. HailleyFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 2:40pm PDT

    I work for a mining company. What a great prize, I would love to win it!

  28. ManuelFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 2:47pm PDT

    Sounds awesome

  29. BradFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 3:00pm PDT

    Too bad I missed the Social Media Awards! Love all of your blogging!

  30. SalimaFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 3:00pm PDT

    Would love an iPad mini!

  31. Elizabeth BFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 3:03pm PDT

    Lots of great events going on!

  32. ScottFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 3:04pm PDT

    I’ve never had a chance to visit a mine but I’ve always been fascinated with them. Especially in the movie October Sky, which features a mining town. Great subject and great prize giveaway.

  33. Carol AnneFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 3:07pm PDT

    BC is lucky to have so many resources and the mining sector plays such a big part. Will try and take in the event at Creekside. Thanks for keeping us informed.

  34. DebFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 3:21pm PDT

    Britannia rocks!!

  35. FlorenceFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 3:28pm PDT

    Love the mining museum! Great stuff in there.

  36. pamelaFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 3:31pm PDT

    IPad technology not possible without the metals and minerals from mining – very appropriate giveaway

  37. jeanieFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 3:47pm PDT

    would love to check out Britannia =)

  38. HelenFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 3:49pm PDT

    I would love to go to Britannia Mines and I would love an IPad Mini.

  39. tracyFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 3:55pm PDT

    sweet prize!

  40. ReenFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 4:02pm PDT

    I keep meaning to visit the Britannia Mines – I’ve heard a lot of great things about them. Maybe I’ll head down on May 4th!

  41. HannahFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 4:11pm PDT

    Love the Britannia Museum and would love an iPad mini!

  42. AntonioFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 4:14pm PDT

    Can I win please?! Would love to win.

  43. Sylvia PFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 4:22pm PDT

    Great prize. Hope I win!

  44. Lelainia LloydFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 4:32pm PDT

    We’ve driven past the mining museum many times & I’ve always wanted to check it out. Maybe this summer we’ll take a Sunday drive up & finally do it. I bet it’s nice & cool inside in the summer!

  45. Megan KFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 4:37pm PDT

    What a great contest, I was there just this September and had a great time.

  46. DianaFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 4:38pm PDT

    Cool! I’ll try to check out the Princeton event!

  47. EdmondFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 4:39pm PDT

    Awesome prize!

  48. AliFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 5:01pm PDT

    I’d love to win this contest!

  49. Mark BurgeFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 5:01pm PDT

    Mining is a big part of why BC is the way it is and it’s important to remember that.

  50. MikeFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 5:14pm PDT

    Yes please and thank you!

  51. ChelleFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 5:19pm PDT

    The improvements they’ve made to the Britannia Mine Museum in recent years are great to see.

  52. JasFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 5:19pm PDT

    Love your blog and all the great contests you have!

  53. CarolFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 6:04pm PDT

    I would love to win one for my Mom for Mother’s Day and also go to the mine.

  54. lorFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 7:00pm PDT

    Love to win! πŸ˜€

  55. AlexFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 7:01pm PDT

    These events all look great!

  56. RachelFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 7:02pm PDT

    Interesting week-long event! Would love to check some of them out.

  57. BrieFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 7:22pm PDT

    I would love to win an ipad mini! Perfect size!

  58. LindaFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 7:33pm PDT

    The celebrity pie throw looks like fun

  59. AbbyFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 7:36pm PDT

    This makes me want to go back to Britannia Mine Museum.

  60. Jo DeeFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 7:40pm PDT

    I’ve always wanted to go to the Britannia Mine Museum – definitely doing that this summer!

  61. DonFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 7:51pm PDT

    The BC Mining Brittania Mine Museum is well worth the visit

  62. TintinFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 7:56pm PDT

    Never owned an iPad before, love to win an iPad mini!

  63. Tooth FairyFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 8:11pm PDT

    I β™₯ my wee gold nugget earrings and pendant from my hubby’s gold mining days! Mining Museum is a fantastic place for kids, I remember mine panning for gold once upon a time.

  64. liz eynonFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 8:23pm PDT

    I’m thinking of taking my 3 kids to the free family fair on May 1st.It sounds really interesting and educational for them as well.

  65. Angela MitchellFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 8:44pm PDT

    Great contest. I had no idea about BC Mining Week. Very interesting.

  66. Donna LFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 8:45pm PDT

    I first heard about mining week last year on miss 604. I learned a lot from reading up on it. Thanks for the contest!

  67. DebraFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 8:46pm PDT

    I’m looking forward to the Teck pie throwing contest!

  68. Dayna WilsonFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 9:01pm PDT

    I’ve wanted to check out Britannia mine for ages, yay for BC mining!

  69. Shamus CFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 9:21pm PDT

    My son loves big machines

  70. plumereaFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 9:31pm PDT

    Thank you BC Mining and Miss604 for hosting various informative events all across BC and a chance to win an awesome prize!

  71. KFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 10:01pm PDT

    An ipad mini would be an amazing way to celebrate BC Mining πŸ™‚

  72. Jeff MacLeodFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 10:21pm PDT

    Would love to win an ipad. Wanted one for awhile.

  73. GinaFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 10:32pm PDT

    Would be thrilled to have one for school.

  74. Leanne MFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 10:42pm PDT

    Wow! Amazing giveaway~

  75. Leanne MFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 10:43pm PDT

    https://twitter.com/leanne_mac/status/328021440282624000

  76. AmyFriday, April 26th, 2013 — 11:22pm PDT

    I just saw one of these, and it looked amazing!

  77. janetSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 1:07am PDT

    I am excited for Mining Week! So many neat events!

  78. BryanSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 2:02am PDT

    Good luck!

  79. Andy C.Saturday, April 27th, 2013 — 3:53am PDT

    Mining is so deep!

  80. mike.Saturday, April 27th, 2013 — 4:35am PDT

    i lived in bc all my life but know next to nothing about bc’s mining industry, i think its ’bout time i bring the family to one of bc’s mining events! thanks

  81. DenbiSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 7:13am PDT

    I wish I could go to the Elk Valley mine tour

  82. VesperSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 7:33am PDT

    I have yet to visit BC but hope to one. Love to win an iPad

  83. HeatherSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 7:35am PDT

    Brittania is somewhere I have wanted to visit for a long time. I respect all that Miners do and to the Miners that have lost their lives. They are brave souls.

  84. Carol-Ann SaariSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 8:04am PDT

    My husband has visited mining events all over the world but it will be great to share his passion with the family in his own hometown.

  85. lindawwwwSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 8:37am PDT

    Years ago my family went on a tour of Briannia mine. It was fantastic!

  86. LindsaySaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 8:38am PDT

    Wish I had an ipad mini so I could read more about mining πŸ˜‰

  87. aleciaSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 8:54am PDT

    Love reading your blog!!

  88. DarcySaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 9:11am PDT

    This is supposed to be a great museum. I’ve heard good reviews.

  89. LoriSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 9:19am PDT

    We took my nephew and did the tour at the Brittania Mining Museum years ago and it was way better than I thought it would be (for a girl!) I highly recommend it for everyone! Don’t miss out on this local piece of history. Great contest too! The mini ipad would be wonderful!

  90. Arjun RudraSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 9:21am PDT

    Fingers crossed.

  91. JoanneSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 9:27am PDT

    This is great!

  92. mariaSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 9:27am PDT

    Lots of great events happening!

  93. SeanSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 9:35am PDT

    Nice prize.

  94. JenSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 9:58am PDT

    So many great events! Thanks for the post and I’d love to win an iPad mini πŸ™‚

  95. JeremySaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 9:59am PDT

    Wow, lots happening in the mining community! Count me in for the iPad mini draw, thanks!!!

  96. PaulSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 10:22am PDT

    mining is wicked.

  97. BaileySaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 10:24am PDT

    My boyfriend had the chance to check out a diamond mine in November and he had an incredible experience. Unbelievable how much courage and sacrifice goes into being a miner.

    Bailey
    http://akabailey.blogspot.ca

  98. JackieSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 10:32am PDT

    Hi ho hi ho it’s off to work we go…

  99. NatalieSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 10:40am PDT

    Such a good part of our history!

  100. MaggieSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 10:43am PDT

    Awesome post, full of great info! Thanks!

  101. KimSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 10:44am PDT

    Great event to raise awareness of the importance of mining!

  102. MichelleSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 10:46am PDT

    Our company participates in mining week each year. It’s a great event celebrating B.C.’s mining heritage. What a great contest to spread the word!

  103. allisonSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 10:48am PDT

    Ooh, I would love to win!!

  104. allisonSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 10:49am PDT

    Ooh, I would love to win!! Thanks for the contest!

  105. WendySaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 10:50am PDT

    Sounds like an interesting event. Thanks for having this prize draw.

  106. Cynthia BootonSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 10:52am PDT

    I’ve toured the Britannia Mine Museum and it is an incredible experience. Mining is an important part of our heritage.

  107. WadeSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 10:53am PDT

    Thank you for the contest!

  108. ShaelynSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 11:05am PDT

    Would love to win an ipad mini!

  109. HayleySaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 11:09am PDT

    Would love to win this, thanks~

  110. PooyaSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 11:09am PDT

    Thanks for the contest, love to win it !

  111. JeanSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 11:10am PDT

    So many things to explore within BC Mining! gonna do some field trips soon!

  112. Terry CalhounSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 11:16am PDT

    My twin girls loved the heavy machinery trading simulators at the event in kamloops last year. iPad mini would be a bonus.
    Thx Miss604

  113. Ray MaddlySaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 11:42am PDT

    Love the Brit Museum- good childhood memories. Thanks for another great cobtest, Miss 604!

  114. Deb YooSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 11:43am PDT

    iPad would be iLoved!

  115. VarleySaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 11:46am PDT

    Would love an iPad Mini.

  116. RebeccaSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 11:50am PDT

    Yay, an iPad Mini!

  117. Sunshine GSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 12:10pm PDT

    I’d love an iPad mini!

  118. Chris O.Saturday, April 27th, 2013 — 12:28pm PDT

    Thanks for letting us know about BC Mining Week!
    Family Fun Day at the Britannia Mine Museum sounds great!

  119. ErinSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 12:34pm PDT

    Great contest. I can’t wait until my foot is healed to go to the Britannia Museum!

  120. deedsSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 12:36pm PDT

    iluv this! <3

  121. AriSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 1:11pm PDT

    So much information in this post!

    I’m crossing my fingers for the contest!

  122. IainSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 1:19pm PDT

    I’m a Samsung fan, but I’ll won’t say no to a free apple.

  123. RamonaSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 1:19pm PDT

    I’m definitely going to check out the Britannia Museum this summer, and would love an iPad mini for school!

  124. lisaSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 1:48pm PDT

    perfect for on the go!

  125. Siobhan S.Saturday, April 27th, 2013 — 1:55pm PDT

    My grandpa worked at Copper Mountain! Thanks for the contest.

  126. Sherry FSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 2:55pm PDT

    I enjoyed the museum & would really enjoy an ipad mini.

  127. ShelleySaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 3:35pm PDT

    I haven’t been to the Britannia Mine Museum since I was a little girl. Our class went on a field trip there. Great memories. I will definitely have to check it out again. Thanks for reminding me about the Britannia Mine.

  128. Bonnie RSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 5:00pm PDT

    Would really enjoy an ipad mini!

  129. GarySaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 5:52pm PDT

    Need an ipad

  130. CyndiSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 6:08pm PDT

    Taking my kids to Brittania Mine is on my to do list

  131. Jeanne LiuSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 7:15pm PDT

    @miss604 great shout out – mining rocks!

  132. Teresa KSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 8:42pm PDT

    I’d love to win.

  133. KatherineSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 9:07pm PDT

    Will stop by next time we go up to Whistler!

  134. RosaliaSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 10:11pm PDT

    Sounds like some great events!

  135. GlendaSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 10:13pm PDT

    very interested in seeing the museum and winning the ipad!

  136. EmmaSaturday, April 27th, 2013 — 10:37pm PDT

    Never visited a mining museum and don’t own an iPad, mini or not… Fingers crossed!

  137. crisSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 12:28am PDT

    Mining is huge part of the BC economy, support miners and their families this election!

  138. DeniseSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 12:54am PDT

    nice prize!
    I have never visited a mining museum,

  139. SamanthaSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 1:29am PDT

    Great contest!

  140. JackySunday, April 28th, 2013 — 1:53am PDT

    I would love to win an iPad mini!

  141. brandonSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 3:49am PDT

    would love a new ipad

  142. IzSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 9:29am PDT

    It would be awesome to win a new ipad! πŸ˜‰

  143. Cindy KSSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 9:47am PDT

    Nice prize – would love to win this. We went to the mining museum last summer with guests from out of town and it was a grey experience…highly recommended!

  144. Debbie FSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 10:16am PDT

    would love to win an ipad mini

  145. gregSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 10:17am PDT

    what a great prize

  146. GilSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 10:31am PDT

    Would love to win

  147. lisanneSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 11:38am PDT

    The events are diverse and interesting, maybe will make it to the close by one.

  148. mirandaSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 11:39am PDT

    The pie contest sounds fun but winning the I-pad is great!!

  149. StevieSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 11:46am PDT

    Would love to win this prize thank you

  150. SuSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 1:58pm PDT

    Looks like a fun place to go!

  151. SwapnilSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 2:10pm PDT

    Would love to win an iPad Mini

  152. Paul T,Sunday, April 28th, 2013 — 3:19pm PDT

    BC #MiningWeek is very important gives a lot of information that everyone should be aware of

  153. NicoleSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 3:35pm PDT

    Great to see all these events being offered!

  154. Serena DeboltSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 4:19pm PDT

    Happy that #miningweek is back! We enjoy the historical photos.

  155. Rajbinder KaurSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 4:34pm PDT

    We are fortunate to have such an industry which employees thousands of BC workers. Happy BC Mining week!

  156. Murray AthertonSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 4:54pm PDT

    Love when they’ve done to Britannia Mines. CONGRATULATIONS!

  157. ScottSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 5:05pm PDT

    Hi Rebecca!!

  158. Christine CSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 5:13pm PDT

    We have always wondered about the mining museum and have been wanting to go there… thank you for all the info! I would love to win an iPad mini as I am kind of in the dark ages… have never owned an iPod much less an iPhone or iPad! (Although I would really like one and would put it to good use!!)

  159. TracySunday, April 28th, 2013 — 5:19pm PDT

    Did the Britannia Mine tour last autumn – excellent staff, and really enjoyed the time there. Would also very much enjoy an ipad mini πŸ™‚

  160. HeidiSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 6:02pm PDT

    It would definitely be interesting to attend some of these events.

  161. Michelle SprouleSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 6:43pm PDT

    Would love to win an ipad mini!

  162. Mark DonnerySunday, April 28th, 2013 — 6:44pm PDT

    I have always wanted to go to see this place. seeing this has reminded me. I might take my son up this summer

    Thanks for the great Post!

  163. Javier DSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 6:50pm PDT

    Brittania is well worth checking out

  164. Nicole SSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 6:51pm PDT

    Going to check out these sweet events. Thanks Miss604:D

  165. nicoleSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 6:54pm PDT

    I hope that i can check out some of these great events!

  166. KarenSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 6:57pm PDT

    This is the summer to tour the Hedley mine. Mining week is a good reminder to visit.

  167. anneSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 7:00pm PDT

    i think my little guy would lose his mind if he saw that gigantic dump truck!!

  168. Barbara DerksenSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 7:07pm PDT

    I have two brothers working BC Mines & my father did & grandfather too. So nice these events celebrate the industry. Would love to win!

  169. GregSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 7:19pm PDT

    Britannia mines looks like an interesting place to go.

  170. AshleeSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 7:28pm PDT

    Great post!

  171. BrooklynSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 7:51pm PDT

    I remember going to the Britannia Mine Museum for a field trip in elementary school. It was a lot of fun! Looks like lots of events all around the province!

  172. CliffSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 7:54pm PDT

    some great tours here for BC Mining week.

  173. AnaSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 8:02pm PDT

    Crossing my fingers for the iPad mini!!

  174. chrissySunday, April 28th, 2013 — 8:21pm PDT

    this is a great prize!

  175. diana rSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 8:44pm PDT

    id love to win

  176. HenrySunday, April 28th, 2013 — 8:54pm PDT

    This would be awesome to win!

  177. KellySunday, April 28th, 2013 — 8:54pm PDT

    Yes please

  178. JeanSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 8:55pm PDT

    Lots of great events! Love the Brittania museum.

  179. Stu HSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 8:57pm PDT

    Haven’t been to the Britannia Mine in years…sometimes forget all of the cool things available just outside of Vancouver

  180. AimeeSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 8:57pm PDT

    Britannia Mine ROCKS.

  181. Nicole JSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 9:00pm PDT

    Lots of amazing events! Hope i get the chance to check out some of them !

  182. annaSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 9:46pm PDT

    you have the best contests and this is a great post – love Britannia mine πŸ˜‰

  183. DarwinSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 10:01pm PDT

    the mining museum is awesome.

  184. Dennis L.Sunday, April 28th, 2013 — 10:07pm PDT

    ipad mini – pretty fun!

  185. Lindsay CSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 11:23pm PDT

    I grew up near Logan Lake and we used to go there on school trips.

  186. christine wiebeSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 11:32pm PDT

    Oh how I would love this!!!

  187. AnnaSunday, April 28th, 2013 — 11:45pm PDT

    another great prize from Miss 604!

  188. TracyMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 12:08am PDT

    Great prize! Thanks for the contest.

  189. MeganMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 12:12am PDT

    I’d love to win!

  190. Jack LeungMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 1:33am PDT

    Awesome looking forward to this!!! πŸ™‚

  191. Jenn SMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 3:20am PDT

    what a great event, mining put BC on the map, winning an mini ipad would make history for me

  192. Caroline CMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 7:51am PDT

    Thanks for supporting mining in BC!

  193. Cam EMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 8:14am PDT

    I love mining week and would love an iPad Mini!!

  194. christophe van cauwenberghMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 8:18am PDT

    Great prize!

  195. Anne @ Unique GifterMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 8:20am PDT

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway and for rounding up a bunch of the activities throughout the province!

  196. DaveMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 8:49am PDT

    This would be great!

  197. RavneetMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 9:07am PDT

    Thanks for posting all the mining week events! Can’t wait for the WIM cocktail reception.

  198. KatieMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 9:14am PDT

    Would be a great gift.

  199. Lexia NashMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 9:26am PDT

    I’d love to be a winner! Followed Miss 604 for over a year now, would love to win with you one day πŸ™‚

  200. janice montroyMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 9:27am PDT

    I would love to win an iPad Mini

  201. Alberto EscobedoMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 9:30am PDT

    I’d love to get thay ipad!

  202. Brent FMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 9:35am PDT

    I love the Mining Museum at Britannia Beach!

  203. Brad EMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 9:49am PDT

    Went up to Britannia Mines last year during Mining Week. Wow, they had done a lot of work and upgrades to the place. We took some American friends of ours and they loved it!

  204. SusanMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 11:20am PDT

    Looks like some fun events!

  205. ShelleyMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 11:30am PDT

    Great events , great contest!

  206. CherylMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 11:56am PDT

    LOVE IT……….would love to win, my sister(71) is 14 yr old than me and she’s getting one, I feel left behind!

  207. VikkiMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 11:56am PDT

    I love the Britannia Mine Museum! The underground tour and gold panning are so much fun.

  208. RenfrewMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 12:16pm PDT

    Great contest to support a huge BC industry.

  209. AddieMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 12:21pm PDT

    Great contest, great prize!

  210. belindaMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 12:28pm PDT

    Awesome that you are partnered with them again!

  211. RobMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 12:29pm PDT

    Used to live in Tumbler Ridge, so I know how important mining is to BC. Thanks for the great contest!

  212. bjhMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 12:40pm PDT

    I’m entering to win the ipad…

  213. Ria A.Monday, April 29th, 2013 — 12:47pm PDT

    Cool events especially the Britannia Beach (Sea to Sky) one! Enter me in to win the iPad mini, that would be awesome : ) thanks!

  214. TanisMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 1:32pm PDT

    Awesome, thank you for the chance!

  215. MelanieMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 1:46pm PDT

    Great listing of events for BC Mining Week.

  216. MaryMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 2:17pm PDT

    neat info and great contest

  217. Bernadette E.Monday, April 29th, 2013 — 2:20pm PDT

    Great activities to be had and explorations to do. Would also love to win this Ipad!!! Please, pretty please!

  218. ReneeMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 2:38pm PDT

    Working with and taking kids to these events helps to bring our history alive for our kids…..

  219. LeahMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 2:42pm PDT

    Sounds like great events happening! I’d love to go out to brittania again soon

  220. GregMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 2:43pm PDT

    Yay Mining! (and ipad mini πŸ™‚

  221. AlexMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 3:48pm PDT

    Great events! The mining museum is an interesting place.

  222. AmieMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 4:00pm PDT

    This laptop somehow survived the semester, but I think an Ipad mini is in my future! Thanks BC mining week πŸ˜‰

  223. MarkMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 4:50pm PDT

    Currently I’m looking into becoming a Heavy Hauler myself and am exploring the education and career opportunities.

  224. SanazMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 5:22pm PDT

    It’d be awesome to win this prize!

  225. JennyMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 6:05pm PDT

    This reminds me of social studies class back in high school. I really enjoyed learning about this!

  226. IngridMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 6:18pm PDT

    It is event great!
    “Mining week ”
    I hope in my country sometime day I will can create same event
    This is culture!! for family
    Have good week and success in your event!

  227. YutakaMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 6:59pm PDT

    I could use an ipad

  228. Fred HoogstadMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 8:34pm PDT

    What would we do without mining?

  229. RichardMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 8:34pm PDT

    Free Mining tours AND a free iPad mini?!?….yes please!!!

  230. KC SeymourMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 8:47pm PDT

    I love this blog, since I work with children I am able to find amazing things to do. Without your list of events my day would be full of boredom. The giveaways are a great bonus too. Thanks so much for your great work

  231. Mike RobertsonMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 9:56pm PDT

    I need that ipad mini!!

  232. JeffMonday, April 29th, 2013 — 10:09pm PDT

    Great contest!

  233. Steve v.Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 7:13am PDT

    Way more going on in mining than I would have guessed! Enjoyed a vist to Hedley a few years back. Would love the ipad!

  234. LauraTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 7:14am PDT

    Love the site Miss 604! Never felt so conntected to what is going on in Vancouver!

  235. KittyPrideTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 8:25am PDT

    Mining is a big part of our history. It is great to see the industry thriving.

  236. LeahTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 8:26am PDT

    What a great event pie toss is, supporting BC Children’s Hospital!

  237. DennisTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 9:02am PDT

    this would make a great bday present for my wife!!

  238. AY604Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 9:15am PDT

    Great post on this little known but important BC resource!

  239. PhoenixTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 9:17am PDT

    Can’t wait for the Women in Mining luncheon. Should be a great event, glad I got my tickets early!

  240. JeanneTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 9:28am PDT

    Britannia Mines sounds interesting. Would love to check it out and owning an iPad mini would be great.

  241. Mary RoseTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 9:37am PDT

    This sounds awesome!

  242. MichelleTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 9:52am PDT

    I’m mining your website for an iPad Mini.

  243. KerrieTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 9:57am PDT

    Count me in!

  244. Peter KTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 10:00am PDT

    I hope the iPad Mini is Mine

  245. Beatrice BenavidesTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 10:01am PDT

    Hope that iPad mini can be MINE!

  246. WoodyTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 10:23am PDT

    Looking forward to visiting the mine next month.

  247. NickTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 10:26am PDT

    YES PLEASE!!!

  248. Ginger Leah GervaisTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 10:47am PDT

    Would love to win this πŸ™‚ Thanks!!

  249. K.Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 10:56am PDT

    pick me, pick me!

  250. Lor.Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 11:15am PDT

    Fantastic line up of events for BC Mining week

  251. MosheTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 11:15am PDT

    Great contest – thanks

  252. AimeeTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 1:12pm PDT

    not a mini giveaway by my standards!

  253. BethTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 1:36pm PDT

    This is super! Thank you for the opportunity!

  254. CarrieTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 2:12pm PDT

    I would love to win this!

  255. JennTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 2:34pm PDT

    I need to visit the Brittania Mine one day. I don’t think I’ve ever been there.

  256. LynTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 2:48pm PDT

    I like this prize.

  257. kristapsTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 3:56pm PDT

    surfed in looking for photos of winners clearance racks, how else to window shop from a small town, well I do not see any, silly google, but I did take a short mining class last year so this is interesting, might head up to brittania for the tour, count me in for the apple swag draw thanks K

  258. RebeccaTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 4:38pm PDT

    Would love to win πŸ™‚

  259. SandyTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 4:57pm PDT

    Hubby totally needs an iPad mini for school!

  260. Elizabeth SalesTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 5:37pm PDT

    a great reminder of BC’s history

  261. TracyTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 6:19pm PDT

    love apple products!

  262. Lori DavisTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 6:32pm PDT

    Yet another gr8 contest & prize @Mis604 & some gr8 #MiningWeek events. I learned something new, ty πŸ™‚ Good luck every1 πŸ™‚

  263. bernitaTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 6:34pm PDT

    I love that museum I used to take my kids there πŸ™‚

  264. BRENDATuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 6:51pm PDT

    I would like to ride in one of those huge trucks.

  265. Radhika KTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 7:04pm PDT

    I didn’t even know we had this!

  266. Andy GoyanTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 8:26pm PDT

    Toured Britannia mine last year.
    Love it!

  267. shelaineTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 9:00pm PDT

    3rd time’s a charm πŸ˜‰

  268. Teresa ClaireTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 9:43pm PDT

    I have never heard of Mining Week until I found miss604…thank you both for this contest.

  269. SandyTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 11:19pm PDT

    Would love an iPad mini

  270. GurjTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 11:21pm PDT

    hope I win!

  271. SueWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 12:31am PDT

    Count me in!

  272. StotesWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 6:46am PDT

    Great article! Yes please!

  273. ArshadWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 10:00am PDT

    I’ve been to the museum in Brittania, well worth it (and a great drive!).

  274. DoraWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 11:54am PDT

    Great events @ super great prize!

  275. Kathy E.Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 11:56am PDT

    Can’t wait to see what celebrities get pie’d at The Teck Celebrity Pie throw!

  276. Paul T.Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 12:46pm PDT

    I’d love to win it for my wife

  277. AshaWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 12:50pm PDT

    wow, I would LOVE THIS!

  278. valerieWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 1:35pm PDT

    Happy BC Mining Week! My grandfather used to work in the mines.
    Also, I am only person on my block without a iPad!

  279. Nancy VWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 2:58pm PDT

    I would love to win an Ipad Mini

  280. AnneWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 3:14pm PDT

    I would love to win an iPad

  281. Angela griffinWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 5:00pm PDT

    Good luck!

  282. Mike GismondiWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 5:01pm PDT

    Awesome contest!

  283. EuniceWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 5:30pm PDT

    This is awesome!

  284. EileenWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 5:46pm PDT

    Great prize…thanks!

  285. JustineWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 6:33pm PDT

    Been wanting to visit the Britannia Mine Museum. Everyone says it’s great!

  286. Ceci TWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 7:37pm PDT

    So many events coming up, so excited!!

  287. TinaWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 8:09pm PDT

    thanks for the list of events

  288. AlannaWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 9:55pm PDT

    Great contest!!

  289. cindyWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 10:07pm PDT

    still remember that grade 4 trip to brittania mines so many years ago

  290. MadhavWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 10:14pm PDT

    Looking forward to getting to know the mining industry more!

  291. ShelleyWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 10:14pm PDT

    I will definitely be taking the fam to the Brittania Mine Museum this weekend! We love being so close in Squamish:) Great place, great event and great for everyone…thanks for this!

  292. KristinaWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 10:15pm PDT

    Looks interesting! I can’t believe I’ve never heard of Mining Week until now?!

  293. LindsayWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 10:19pm PDT

    Ya to bc mining!

  294. RajuWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 10:28pm PDT

    Hope I win!

  295. AmWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 10:31pm PDT

    I want to check out some of these mining week activities. An iPad mini would be a great prize!

  296. ChristinaWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 10:31pm PDT

    Love it!

  297. ShannonWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 10:49pm PDT

    I visit Britannia at least once a year on my way up to Whistler! The best part is panning for gold and the mini train ride!

  298. AlanWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 11:06pm PDT

    Would love this.

  299. KatWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 11:11pm PDT

    I love visiting Britannia. It’s so much fun to pan for gold.

  300. ErinWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 11:16pm PDT

    Can’t wait to visit Hedley’s mine museum this summer!

  301. JosephineThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 6:23am PDT

    That looks kinda fun.

  302. PeterThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 7:49am PDT

    love to have an ipad mini

  303. Mary TThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 7:50am PDT

    love the minis!

  304. KyongsukThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 8:50am PDT

    I’ve seen it from the outside while driving by, and that it was fixed up quite nice, but never knew what it was – thanks for your pictures.

  305. Ryan ExleyThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 9:33am PDT

    My kids love visiting Britannia.

  306. AngelaThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 9:46am PDT

    I love touring the ghosts towns of BC when my disabled body lets me and this I_pad can help me find some that I have not discovered yet. I can’t wait to find Phoenix I have been to Princeton Mines before they restarted and Britannia both many times πŸ™‚

  307. CarmelleThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 10:29am PDT

    The mining industry has such a deep history and a big impact on our economy! It’s great to bring such awareness to people who aren’t directly exposed on a day to day basis.

  308. KyleThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 11:28am PDT

    Great prize! Hope I win. πŸ™‚

  309. JennThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 11:36am PDT

    Would love this!

  310. DianeThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 11:51am PDT

    Thanks for the info. Fingers crossed for the ipad!

  311. DBThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 12:47pm PDT

    Very good info in this post.

  312. JuliaThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 12:53pm PDT

    woo! Pick me! Love the post – would love the mini!

  313. VinceThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 1:12pm PDT

    My daughters love the Britannia Mine Museum

  314. annaThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 1:19pm PDT

    Love the Britannia Mine trip!

  315. KendallThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 1:39pm PDT

    Great post – full of info. Plus you have the best contests!

  316. Shawn ConnellyThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 2:31pm PDT

    Thank you for this opportunity. My grandfather was a miner in Haileybury, Ontario and before he passed away, gave me his rocks and mineral collection. Today, I have a large collection of common and rare specimens. I have bookmarked this page for [near] future reference and plan to do some of the above tours.

  317. Jenny L.Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 2:45pm PDT

    The Britannia Mine Museum is so fun! Pan for gold!

  318. NathanThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 3:12pm PDT

    Without mining there wouldn’t be an iPad [or a mini]!

  319. JaciThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 3:39pm PDT

    Pan for gold!

  320. EliotThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 4:08pm PDT

    big part of BC’s history! And an iPad mini is just icing on the cake.

  321. onemorejennThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 4:21pm PDT

    yes please

  322. lindaThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 8:03pm PDT

    We’ve visited the Britannia Mine Museum and really enjoyed it. Makes an excellent stop on your way to Whistler.

  323. HelenThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 8:57pm PDT

    pick me please =)

  324. NancyThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 9:05pm PDT

    This could be the first Apple product that I will own!

  325. JeremyThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 9:06pm PDT

    I scream for ipad!

  326. EdThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 9:20pm PDT

    Mining ROCKS!

  327. Venice NgThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 9:40pm PDT

    Want to win one for my sister for her birthday!

  328. Mark SmThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 9:40pm PDT

    would love to win this

  329. MaeThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 11:13pm PDT

    I definitely want to visit the mining museum in britannia beach this summer.

  330. Armin SafariFriday, May 3rd, 2013 — 1:10am PDT

    Go canucks go

  331. Elaine DFriday, May 3rd, 2013 — 1:30am PDT

    Thank you! I’d love to win an iPad mini!

  332. CarolFriday, May 3rd, 2013 — 8:18am PDT

    Great prize

  333. Robert W. WhiteFriday, May 3rd, 2013 — 8:47am PDT

    I confess I’ve still never visited the Britannia mine… definitely long overdue!

  334. MicheleFriday, May 3rd, 2013 — 10:34am PDT

    Lived in Vancouver all my life – have never been to the Britannia mine – went last week – it was AWESOME!!!

  335. joniFriday, May 3rd, 2013 — 11:20am PDT

    my blackberry playbook died just after warrenty :(. I’m happy to try the iPad mini

  336. SukhiFriday, May 3rd, 2013 — 12:35pm PDT

    I would love to win this iPad mini for my mom to give to her on Mother’s Day. She’s an amazing women and works hard everyday. She’s been wanting a iPhone or iPad for awhile so I would be so happy to win this one for her.

  337. KevinFriday, May 3rd, 2013 — 1:34pm PDT

    fingers crossed!

  338. vincentFriday, May 3rd, 2013 — 1:50pm PDT

    Great event, great prize!

  339. BarryFriday, May 3rd, 2013 — 3:08pm PDT

    Would love to win one of these puppies as I could give it to my mom on Mother’s Day.

  340. AngelaFriday, May 3rd, 2013 — 6:31pm PDT

    cool prize. went to AME’s False Creek event this week for kids – lots of info

  341. BrendaFriday, May 3rd, 2013 — 10:30pm PDT

    Awesome!

  342. Iris @muckymooSaturday, May 4th, 2013 — 8:02am PDT

    Thank you for sharing where we can go to learn more about mining in BC. I still remember my grade 5 field where I got to go gold panning and had such fun!

  343. Kam PhungSaturday, May 4th, 2013 — 5:35pm PDT

    Safety first in mining. No questions about it.

  344. Lesli CKSaturday, May 4th, 2013 — 5:36pm PDT

    I think Yukon Dan is great! He’s going to be in Kamloops, if you haven’t seen him pan for gold you should!

  345. shellySaturday, May 4th, 2013 — 5:39pm PDT

    would love to win!!

  346. Allan SchroederSaturday, May 4th, 2013 — 5:41pm PDT

    the iPad Mini… the iPad Apple should have made first. Would love to win one

  347. LaraSaturday, May 4th, 2013 — 5:47pm PDT

    I remember all the field trips to Britannia as a kid.

  348. KamSaturday, May 4th, 2013 — 5:49pm PDT

    Great…Mining Museum is cool!

  349. JasonSaturday, May 4th, 2013 — 5:49pm PDT

    Some great events listed , we hope to get out to some of them

  350. AliceSaturday, May 4th, 2013 — 5:55pm PDT

    Love all the renovations at Britannia Mines. My girls LOVED it there!

  351. Erin FiltnessSaturday, May 4th, 2013 — 6:00pm PDT

    Yes please!

    – @miss_erynn_

  352. bcSaturday, May 4th, 2013 — 6:01pm PDT

    Love hearing about cool BC events like these on your blog. Thx!

  353. LarissaSaturday, May 4th, 2013 — 6:07pm PDT

    Dang, that’s cool!

  354. VictoriaSaturday, May 4th, 2013 — 6:08pm PDT

    BC mining

  355. MichaelSaturday, May 4th, 2013 — 6:40pm PDT

    I’ve driven by the museum a million times, but have never been.
    I’m always in a rush to get to my northern destination.
    I see they’ve given the outside a face lift.
    I’d love to go!!!

  356. Neal PellegrinoSaturday, May 4th, 2013 — 8:03pm PDT

    Mini me wants a mini ipad

  357. Brett JacksonSaturday, May 4th, 2013 — 8:04pm PDT

    awesome prize

  358. JeremySaturday, May 4th, 2013 — 9:17pm PDT

    Awesome prize!

  359. Mama and the CitySaturday, May 4th, 2013 — 11:04pm PDT

    I just RT this contest and hoping I could the the lucky winner

  360. mike lSaturday, May 4th, 2013 — 11:31pm PDT

    Interesting event.

  361. Bonnie MorganSunday, May 5th, 2013 — 3:39am PDT

    We would love to win the mini! We visited The Crow’s Nest Pass Coal Company two ummers ago and saw the abandoned Coke mining operations….very cool!

  362. SunSunday, May 5th, 2013 — 8:20am PDT

    I’ve always been amazed by the mining industry. It’s good to see the effort to educate people about them.

  363. JenSunday, May 5th, 2013 — 9:30am PDT

    Your blog always has the very best stuff!

  364. A.J.Sunday, May 5th, 2013 — 10:30am PDT

    I would love to win an iPad mini! Always so jealous of my friends who have one.

  365. SherrieSunday, May 5th, 2013 — 2:07pm PDT

    I would love to win an ipad!!

  366. Melissa CharlesSunday, May 5th, 2013 — 2:28pm PDT

    Crossing my fingers and hoping to win. πŸ™‚

  367. Hollie JustineSunday, May 5th, 2013 — 3:19pm PDT

    Great Work. Very interesting article! #BCMiningWeek2013

  368. HGSunday, May 5th, 2013 — 3:49pm PDT

    Pretty cool that there’s so many family type of events!

  369. ZlataSunday, May 5th, 2013 — 4:46pm PDT

    It would be great to win an iPad!

  370. SharaSunday, May 5th, 2013 — 5:55pm PDT

    I would like a camp job at one of BC’s mines, but an iPad Mini would make me happy too πŸ™‚

  371. BeckySunday, May 5th, 2013 — 8:29pm PDT

    Wow, tons of events spreading awareness about mining! Largely helped by the iPad mini πŸ˜‰

  372. MandySunday, May 5th, 2013 — 9:00pm PDT

    Thanks for the giveaway. I love the mining museum!

  373. HopetarverSunday, May 5th, 2013 — 9:53pm PDT

    Looks good! Especially the iPad mini contest! It’s nice to see a BC industry putting on great events!

  374. Lucie BSunday, May 5th, 2013 — 10:50pm PDT

    Thanks for another interesting article, and another great giveaway!

  375. StephanieSunday, May 5th, 2013 — 11:03pm PDT

    Would love to win this so I can keep my 3 year old busy on the car ride up to Britannia Mine when we go!!

  376. timMonday, May 6th, 2013 — 9:24am PDT

    many interesting events going on! i don’t have an ipad of any sort yet, so would love one.

  377. ChloeMonday, May 6th, 2013 — 9:58am PDT

    iPad Mini! I’d love one for reading. πŸ˜‰

  378. CarlyMonday, May 6th, 2013 — 9:59am PDT

    Happy Mining Week!

  379. NatalieMonday, May 6th, 2013 — 9:59am PDT

    I’ve been dying to check britannca out πŸ™‚

  380. Tammy DalleyMonday, May 6th, 2013 — 10:00am PDT

    I want an iPad so bad, thanks for the chance to win!!!

  381. BuzzzMonday, May 6th, 2013 — 10:14am PDT

    Thank you Rebecca for informing us all of these great events. Happy Mining Week to all.

  382. ChristinaMonday, May 6th, 2013 — 10:35am PDT

    Had no idea there was a BC Mining Week!? Thanks for the info Miss604!

  383. ElizabethMonday, May 6th, 2013 — 10:36am PDT

    Happy Mining Week! I would love to win an iPad Mini. πŸ™‚

  384. JenniferMonday, May 6th, 2013 — 11:32am PDT

    Happy Mining Week!

  385. ChrisMonday, May 6th, 2013 — 3:37pm PDT

    Great cause and would like to win the mini.

  386. Tracy MackMonday, May 6th, 2013 — 4:19pm PDT

    When I was a kid, my dad took my sister and I. It was fun. They have greatly improved the site since then and I look forward to going with my family soon.

  387. dave117Monday, May 6th, 2013 — 4:28pm PDT

    love to win…

  388. nance428Monday, May 6th, 2013 — 4:28pm PDT

    need my own so i dont have to steal my bf’s

  389. ConradMonday, May 6th, 2013 — 4:48pm PDT

    Will make a point to try and get to the Mining Museum soon.

  390. taniaMonday, May 6th, 2013 — 4:49pm PDT

    Would love an iPad mini!

  391. rinoMonday, May 6th, 2013 — 4:50pm PDT

    love to win…

  392. AndrewMonday, May 6th, 2013 — 6:02pm PDT

    It’d be awesome to have an iPad mini!

  393. TonyMonday, May 6th, 2013 — 8:02pm PDT

    I want an ipad!!!

  394. ShirleyMonday, May 6th, 2013 — 8:50pm PDT

    Great week of events to raise awareness of this important industry.

  395. Jules A.Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 — 7:38am PDT

    Great contest! I’ve driven past the Britannia mine and thought “I should take the kids there one day!”…..next time we’re in the area it’s on the to-do list.

  396. BonsTuesday, May 7th, 2013 — 8:39am PDT

    What a great cause and giveaway! Love an iPad mini.

  397. MagTuesday, May 7th, 2013 — 9:05am PDT

    Great events and a great prize!

  398. DanaTuesday, May 7th, 2013 — 10:50am PDT

    Always wanted to check out the Britannia Mine Museum. Maybe this year!

  399. AlanTuesday, May 7th, 2013 — 11:11am PDT

    Keep driving by the Britannia Mine Museum, good chance to check it out.

  400. KevinTuesday, May 7th, 2013 — 11:12am PDT

    Everything we have from cell phones to bicycles is made up of metals and minerals!

  401. erinTuesday, May 7th, 2013 — 11:41am PDT

    Pretty please.

  402. KarenWednesday, May 8th, 2013 — 10:44am PDT

    OMG – yes please!!!

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