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BC Mining Week 2013: iPad Mini Giveaway

Friday, April 26th, 2013 — 1:34pm PDT
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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

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.

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]

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

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)
RT to enter to win an iPad Mini from @Miss604 in celebration of BC #MiningWeek + Find an event in your area:

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!

Current contests on


  1. Simon says:

    would love to win an ipad mini!

  2. Jen says:

    Lots of great events going on!

  3. Jason Klatt says:

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

  4. Emily says:

    Love going to Britannia Mines, would LOVE to win!

  5. Mandy says:

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

  6. Paula says:

    Definitely gonna take the kids up to Britannia!

  7. Troy says:

    Another great prize offering from Miss 604!

  8. Jordon says:

    Mining has pretty much kept our economy afloat…

  9. Lesley says:

    Awesome contest & very educational!

  10. Mike says:

    Great stuff! and prizes are awesome too!

  11. Jeremy Dyson says:

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

  12. Geoff says:

    Great contest… thanks

  13. Ryan says:

    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. Shuko says:

    Yes please!

  15. Fatima says:

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

  16. Ron Johnson says:

    Amazing Prize from an amazing site !!!!

  17. Samantha says:

    Oooo – looks like fun!

  18. Emilia says:

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

  19. Aman Johal says:

    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. MICHAEL says:

    gotta love mining season!

  21. Russell says:

    I would love to win an iPad Mini.

  22. microjanet says:

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

  23. Barry says:

    iPad? Count me in.

  24. Jeff says:

    Brilliant giveaway. Good luck to me!

  25. Brenda says:

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

  26. Katherine Macleod low says:

    Great opportunity to lern about the industry.

  27. Hailley says:

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

  28. Manuel says:

    Sounds awesome

  29. Brad says:

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

  30. Salima says:

    Would love an iPad mini!

  31. Elizabeth B says:

    Lots of great events going on!

  32. Scott says:

    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 Anne says:

    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. Deb says:

    Britannia rocks!!

  35. Florence says:

    Love the mining museum! Great stuff in there.

  36. pamela says:

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

  37. jeanie says:

    would love to check out Britannia =)

  38. Helen says:

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

  39. tracy says:

    sweet prize!

  40. Reen says:

    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. Hannah says:

    Love the Britannia Museum and would love an iPad mini!

  42. Antonio says:

    Can I win please?! Would love to win.

  43. Sylvia P says:

    Great prize. Hope I win!

  44. Lelainia Lloyd says:

    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 K says:

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

  46. Diana says:

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

  47. Edmond says:

    Awesome prize!

  48. Ali says:

    I’d love to win this contest!

  49. Mark Burge says:

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

  50. Mike says:

    Yes please and thank you!

  51. Chelle says:

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

  52. Jas says:

    Love your blog and all the great contests you have!

  53. Carol says:

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

  54. lor says:

    Love to win! πŸ˜€

  55. Alex says:

    These events all look great!

  56. Rachel says:

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

  57. Brie says:

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

  58. Linda says:

    The celebrity pie throw looks like fun

  59. Abby says:

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

  60. Jo Dee says:

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

  61. Don says:

    The BC Mining Brittania Mine Museum is well worth the visit

  62. Tintin says:

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

  63. Tooth Fairy says:

    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 eynon says:

    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 Mitchell says:

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

  66. Donna L says:

    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. Debra says:

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

  68. Dayna Wilson says:

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

  69. Shamus C says:

    My son loves big machines

  70. plumerea says:

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

  71. K says:

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

  72. Jeff MacLeod says:

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

  73. Gina says:

    Would be thrilled to have one for school.

  74. Leanne M says:

    Wow! Amazing giveaway~

  75. Amy says:

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

  76. janet says:

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

  77. Bryan says:

    Good luck!

  78. Andy C. says:

    Mining is so deep!

  79. mike. says:

    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

  80. Denbi says:

    I wish I could go to the Elk Valley mine tour

  81. Vesper says:

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

  82. Heather says:

    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.

  83. Carol-Ann Saari says:

    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.

  84. lindawwww says:

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

  85. Lindsay says:

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

  86. alecia says:

    Love reading your blog!!

  87. Darcy says:

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

  88. Lori says:

    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!

  89. Arjun Rudra says:

    Fingers crossed.

  90. Joanne says:

    This is great!

  91. maria says:

    Lots of great events happening!

  92. Jen says:

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

  93. Jeremy says:

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

  94. Paul says:

    mining is wicked.

  95. Bailey says:

    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.


  96. Jackie says:

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

  97. Natalie says:

    Such a good part of our history!

  98. Maggie says:

    Awesome post, full of great info! Thanks!

  99. Kim says:

    Great event to raise awareness of the importance of mining!

  100. Michelle says:

    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!

  101. allison says:

    Ooh, I would love to win!!

  102. allison says:

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

  103. Wendy says:

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

  104. Cynthia Booton says:

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

  105. Wade says:

    Thank you for the contest!

  106. Shaelyn says:

    Would love to win an ipad mini!

  107. Hayley says:

    Would love to win this, thanks~

  108. Pooya says:

    Thanks for the contest, love to win it !

  109. Jean says:

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

  110. Terry Calhoun says:

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

  111. Ray Maddly says:

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

  112. Deb Yoo says:

    iPad would be iLoved!

  113. Varley says:

    Would love an iPad Mini.

  114. Rebecca says:

    Yay, an iPad Mini!

  115. Sunshine G says:

    I’d love an iPad mini!

  116. Chris O. says:

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

  117. Erin says:

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

  118. deeds says:

    iluv this! <3

  119. Ari says:

    So much information in this post!

    I’m crossing my fingers for the contest!

  120. Iain says:

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

  121. Ramona says:

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

  122. lisa says:

    perfect for on the go!

  123. Siobhan S. says:

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

  124. Sherry F says:

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

  125. Shelley says:

    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.

  126. Bonnie R says:

    Would really enjoy an ipad mini!

  127. Gary says:

    Need an ipad

  128. Cyndi says:

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

  129. Jeanne Liu says:

    @miss604 great shout out – mining rocks!

  130. Teresa K says:

    I’d love to win.

  131. Katherine says:

    Will stop by next time we go up to Whistler!

  132. Rosalia says:

    Sounds like some great events!

  133. Glenda says:

    very interested in seeing the museum and winning the ipad!

  134. Emma says:

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

  135. cris says:

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

  136. Denise says:

    nice prize!
    I have never visited a mining museum,

  137. Samantha says:

    Great contest!

  138. Jacky says:

    I would love to win an iPad mini!

  139. brandon says:

    would love a new ipad

  140. Iz says:

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

  141. Cindy KS says:

    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!

  142. Debbie F says:

    would love to win an ipad mini

  143. greg says:

    what a great prize

  144. Gil says:

    Would love to win

  145. lisanne says:

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

  146. miranda says:

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

  147. Stevie says:

    Would love to win this prize thank you

  148. Su says:

    Looks like a fun place to go!

  149. Swapnil says:

    Would love to win an iPad Mini

  150. Paul T, says:

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

  151. Nicole says:

    Great to see all these events being offered!

  152. Serena Debolt says:

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

  153. Rajbinder Kaur says:

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

  154. Murray Atherton says:

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

  155. Christine C says:

    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!!)

  156. Tracy says:

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

  157. Heidi says:

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

  158. Michelle Sproule says:

    Would love to win an ipad mini!

  159. Mark Donnery says:

    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!

  160. Javier D says:

    Brittania is well worth checking out

  161. Nicole S says:

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

  162. nicole says:

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

  163. Karen says:

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

  164. anne says:

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

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

  166. Greg says:

    Britannia mines looks like an interesting place to go.

  167. Ashlee says:

    Great post!

  168. Brooklyn says:

    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!

  169. Cliff says:

    some great tours here for BC Mining week.

  170. Ana says:

    Crossing my fingers for the iPad mini!!

  171. chrissy says:

    this is a great prize!

  172. diana r says:

    id love to win

  173. Henry says:

    This would be awesome to win!

  174. Kelly says:

    Yes please

  175. Jean says:

    Lots of great events! Love the Brittania museum.

  176. Stu H says:

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

  177. Aimee says:

    Britannia Mine ROCKS.

  178. Nicole J says:

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

  179. anna says:

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

  180. Darwin says:

    the mining museum is awesome.

  181. Dennis L. says:

    ipad mini – pretty fun!

  182. Lindsay C says:

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

  183. christine wiebe says:

    Oh how I would love this!!!

  184. Anna says:

    another great prize from Miss 604!

  185. Tracy says:

    Great prize! Thanks for the contest.

  186. Megan says:

    I’d love to win!

  187. Jack Leung says:

    Awesome looking forward to this!!! πŸ™‚

  188. Jenn S says:

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

  189. Caroline C says:

    Thanks for supporting mining in BC!

  190. Cam E says:

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

  191. christophe van cauwenbergh says:

    Great prize!

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

  193. Dave says:

    This would be great!

  194. Ravneet says:

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

  195. Katie says:

    Would be a great gift.

  196. Lexia Nash says:

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

  197. janice montroy says:

    I would love to win an iPad Mini

  198. Alberto Escobedo says:

    I’d love to get thay ipad!

  199. Brent F says:

    I love the Mining Museum at Britannia Beach!

  200. Brad E says:

    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!

  201. Susan says:

    Looks like some fun events!

  202. Shelley says:

    Great events , great contest!

  203. Cheryl says:

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

  204. Vikki says:

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

  205. Renfrew says:

    Great contest to support a huge BC industry.

  206. Addie says:

    Great contest, great prize!

  207. belinda says:

    Awesome that you are partnered with them again!

  208. Rob says:

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

  209. bjh says:

    I’m entering to win the ipad…

  210. Ria A. says:

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

  211. Tanis says:

    Awesome, thank you for the chance!

  212. Melanie says:

    Great listing of events for BC Mining Week.

  213. Mary says:

    neat info and great contest

  214. Bernadette E. says:

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

  215. Renee says:

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

  216. Leah says:

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

  217. Greg says:

    Yay Mining! (and ipad mini πŸ™‚

  218. Alex says:

    Great events! The mining museum is an interesting place.

  219. Amie says:

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

  220. Mark says:

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

  221. Sanaz says:

    It’d be awesome to win this prize!

  222. Jenny says:

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

  223. Ingrid says:

    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!

  224. Yutaka says:

    I could use an ipad

  225. What would we do without mining?

  226. Richard says:

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

  227. KC Seymour says:

    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

  228. Mike Robertson says:

    I need that ipad mini!!

  229. Jeff says:

    Great contest!

  230. Steve v. says:

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

  231. Laura says:

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

  232. KittyPride says:

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

  233. Leah says:

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

  234. Dennis says:

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

  235. AY604 says:

    Great post on this little known but important BC resource!

  236. Phoenix says:

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

  237. Jeanne says:

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

  238. Mary Rose says:

    This sounds awesome!

  239. Michelle says:

    I’m mining your website for an iPad Mini.

  240. Kerrie says:

    Count me in!

  241. Peter K says:

    I hope the iPad Mini is Mine

  242. Beatrice Benavides says:

    Hope that iPad mini can be MINE!

  243. Woody says:

    Looking forward to visiting the mine next month.

  244. Nick says:


  245. Ginger Leah Gervais says:

    Would love to win this πŸ™‚ Thanks!!

  246. K. says:

    pick me, pick me!

  247. Lor. says:

    Fantastic line up of events for BC Mining week

  248. Moshe says:

    Great contest – thanks

  249. Aimee says:

    not a mini giveaway by my standards!

  250. Beth says:

    This is super! Thank you for the opportunity!

  251. Carrie says:

    I would love to win this!

  252. Jenn says:

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

  253. Lyn says:

    I like this prize.

  254. kristaps says:

    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

  255. Rebecca says:

    Would love to win πŸ™‚

  256. Sandy says:

    Hubby totally needs an iPad mini for school!

  257. Elizabeth Sales says:

    a great reminder of BC’s history

  258. Tracy says:

    love apple products!

  259. Lori Davis says:

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

  260. bernita says:

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

  261. BRENDA says:

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

  262. Radhika K says:

    I didn’t even know we had this!

  263. Andy Goyan says:

    Toured Britannia mine last year.
    Love it!

  264. shelaine says:

    3rd time’s a charm πŸ˜‰

  265. Teresa Claire says:

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

  266. Sandy says:

    Would love an iPad mini

  267. Gurj says:

    hope I win!

  268. Sue says:

    Count me in!

  269. Stotes says:

    Great article! Yes please!

  270. Arshad says:

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

  271. Dora says:

    Great events @ super great prize!

  272. Kathy E. says:

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

  273. Paul T. says:

    I’d love to win it for my wife

  274. Asha says:

    wow, I would LOVE THIS!

  275. valerie says:

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

  276. Nancy V says:

    I would love to win an Ipad Mini

  277. Anne says:

    I would love to win an iPad

  278. Angela griffin says:

    Good luck!

  279. Mike Gismondi says:

    Awesome contest!

  280. Eunice says:

    This is awesome!

  281. Eileen says:

    Great prize…thanks!

  282. Justine says:

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

  283. Ceci T says:

    So many events coming up, so excited!!

  284. Tina says:

    thanks for the list of events

  285. Alanna says:

    Great contest!!

  286. cindy says:

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

  287. Madhav says:

    Looking forward to getting to know the mining industry more!

  288. Shelley says:

    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!

  289. Kristina says:

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

  290. Lindsay says:

    Ya to bc mining!

  291. Raju says:

    Hope I win!

  292. Am says:

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

  293. Christina says:

    Love it!

  294. Shannon says:

    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!

  295. Alan says:

    Would love this.

  296. Kat says:

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

  297. Erin says:

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

  298. Josephine says:

    That looks kinda fun.

  299. Peter says:

    love to have an ipad mini

  300. Mary T says:

    love the minis!

  301. Kyongsuk says:

    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.

  302. Ryan Exley says:

    My kids love visiting Britannia.

  303. Angela says:

    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™‚

  304. Carmelle says:

    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.

  305. Kyle says:

    Great prize! Hope I win. πŸ™‚

  306. Jenn says:

    Would love this!

  307. Diane says:

    Thanks for the info. Fingers crossed for the ipad!

  308. DB says:

    Very good info in this post.

  309. Julia says:

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

  310. Vince says:

    My daughters love the Britannia Mine Museum

  311. anna says:

    Love the Britannia Mine trip!

  312. Kendall says:

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

  313. Shawn Connelly says:

    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.

  314. Jenny L. says:

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

  315. Nathan says:

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

  316. Jaci says:

    Pan for gold!

  317. Eliot says:

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

  318. onemorejenn says:

    yes please

  319. linda says:

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

  320. Helen says:

    pick me please =)

  321. Nancy says:

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

  322. Jeremy says:

    I scream for ipad!

  323. Ed says:

    Mining ROCKS!

  324. Venice Ng says:

    Want to win one for my sister for her birthday!

  325. Mark Sm says:

    would love to win this

  326. Mae says:

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

  327. Armin Safari says:

    Go canucks go

  328. Elaine D says:

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

  329. Carol says:

    Great prize

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

  331. Michele says:

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

  332. joni says:

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

  333. Sukhi says:

    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.

  334. Kevin says:

    fingers crossed!

  335. vincent says:

    Great event, great prize!

  336. Barry says:

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

  337. Angela says:

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

  338. Brenda says:


  339. Iris @muckymoo says:

    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!

  340. Kam Phung says:

    Safety first in mining. No questions about it.

  341. Lesli CK says:

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

  342. shelly says:

    would love to win!!

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

  344. Lara says:

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

  345. Kam says:

    Great…Mining Museum is cool!

  346. Jason says:

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

  347. Alice says:

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

  348. Erin Filtness says:

    Yes please!

    – @miss_erynn_

  349. bc says:

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

  350. Larissa says:

    Dang, that’s cool!

  351. Victoria says:

    BC mining

  352. Michael says:

    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!!!

  353. Neal Pellegrino says:

    Mini me wants a mini ipad

  354. Brett Jackson says:

    awesome prize

  355. Jeremy says:

    Awesome prize!

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

  357. mike l says:

    Interesting event.

  358. Bonnie Morgan says:

    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!

  359. Sun says:

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

  360. Jen says:

    Your blog always has the very best stuff!

  361. A.J. says:

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

  362. Sherrie says:

    I would love to win an ipad!!

  363. Melissa Charles says:

    Crossing my fingers and hoping to win. πŸ™‚

  364. Great Work. Very interesting article! #BCMiningWeek2013

  365. HG says:

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

  366. Zlata says:

    It would be great to win an iPad!

  367. Shara says:

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

  368. Becky says:

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

  369. Mandy says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I love the mining museum!

  370. Hopetarver says:

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

  371. Lucie B says:

    Thanks for another interesting article, and another great giveaway!

  372. Stephanie says:

    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!!

  373. tim says:

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

  374. Chloe says:

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

  375. Carly says:

    Happy Mining Week!

  376. Natalie says:

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

  377. Tammy Dalley says:

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

  378. Buzzz says:

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

  379. Christina says:

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

  380. Elizabeth says:

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

  381. Jennifer says:

    Happy Mining Week!

  382. Chris says:

    Great cause and would like to win the mini.

  383. Tracy Mack says:

    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.

  384. dave117 says:

    love to win…

  385. nance428 says:

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

  386. Conrad says:

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

  387. tania says:

    Would love an iPad mini!

  388. rino says:

    love to win…

  389. Andrew says:

    It’d be awesome to have an iPad mini!

  390. Tony says:

    I want an ipad!!!

  391. Shirley says:

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

  392. Jules A. says:

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

  393. Bons says:

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

  394. Mag says:

    Great events and a great prize!

  395. Dana says:

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

  396. Alan says:

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

  397. Kevin says:

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

  398. erin says:

    Pretty please.

  399. Karen says:

    OMG – yes please!!!

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