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BC Mining Week 2015 Events and Giveaway

Monday, April 27th, 2015 — 6:44pm PDT
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The Mining Association of BC is hosting BC Mining Week from May 3rd to May 9th, celebrating the history and future one of the province’s largest industries through community events from Britannia Beach to Prince George.

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: Mining Student Night
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: Four Seasons Hotel (791 W Georgia St, Vancouver)
Tickets: Free event, RSVP.

Event: Explore for More Careers – Career Day in Mining
Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Segal Graduate School of Business (SFU @ 500 Granville St, Vancouver)
Tickets: RSVP.

Event: sheTalks Resources
Date: Monday, May 4, 2015 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Location: BCIT Downtown Campus (555 Seymour St, Vancouver)
Tickets: Available for purchase online.

Event: BC Mining Week Opening Reception and Mining Person of the Year
Date: Monday, May 4, 2015 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: Five Sails Restaurant (999 Canada Place, Vancouver)
Tickets: Available for purchase online.

Elk Valley
Event: Elk Valley Mine Tours
Date: Daily, May 4th to May 8th
Tickets: Free, but must book your seat in advance.

Event: BC Mining Week Community Fair
Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 10:00am to 2:30pm
Location: Creekside Community Centre (1 Athletes Way, Vancouver)
Tickets: Free and open to all.

Event: Women in Mining Reception
Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Pan Pacific Hotel Oceanview Suite (999 Canada Place, Vancouver)
Tickets: Purchase in advance

Event: Teck’s Annual Celebrity Pie Throw
Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Location: Vancouver Art Gallery (front lawn)
Tickets: Free event for spectators.

Business Luncheons
Prince George, Sparwood, Smithers, Kamloops, Vancouver.

Britannia Beach
Event: Family Fun Day at the Britannia Mine Museum
Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Britannia Beach, Sea to Sky (Hwy 99), 45 minutes north of Vancouver
Tickets: Britannia Mine Museum rates apply.

Event: Kamloops Community Fair
Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Big Little Science Centre (655 Holt St, Kamloops)
Tickets: Free to attend and fun for the whole family!

Event: Mining Day in Princeton
Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Veteran’s Square, Downtown Princeton
Tickets: Free to attend and fun for the whole family!

Prince George
Event: Prince George Mining Week Pub Night
Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: BX Pub (433 Carney St, Prince George)
Tickets: RSVP.

Event: Gold Rush! Eldorado in BC
Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Location: Royal BC Museum
Tickets: Required. Click link for purchase info.

Event: Celebrate BC Mining Week with Whitecaps FC
Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Location: BC Place
Tickets: Required. Click link for purchase info.

BC Mining Week Contest

In 2011, 2012, and 2013 I partnered with BC Mining Week by hosting giveaways and we’re doing it again this year! You can 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 @ma_bc @Miss604 celebrating #MiningWeek. Find an event:

Follow the Mining Association of BC on Twitter and Facebook for more information about BC Mining Week and surrounding events.

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, May 8, 2015. This contest is open to residents of BC only. The prize has been furnished by the Mining Association of BC and is no way connected to Apple Computers. Mining Association of BC employees and their relatives are not eligible to win. The prize is a 16GB silver iPad Mini.

Update The winner is Sandra!

Current contests on


  1. Linda says:

    Good luck!

  2. Jeannie L says:

    Thanks to the Mining Association of BC for hosting this giveaway!

  3. Bonnie says:

    I love the old pictures.

  4. Alan Huang says:

    Supporting the BC mining!

  5. leanne says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Hayley says:

    I was just there last week and had an awesome time!

  7. Natalie says:

    What a great prize! The fair sounds like fun!!

  8. trevor says:

    These mining events look like so much fun

  9. Nicola Peet says:

    My daughter is in mining!
    Great career choice!

  10. Bonnie R says:

    Great pics!

  11. Samantha says:

    Would love to win an ipad mini!

  12. Emilia says:

    I went to the Kamloops Community fair awhile back, it was really fun and interesting

  13. Jason says:

    This is awesome. I would love to learn more about mining on a brand new iPad!

  14. Amanda says:

    Wonder what interesting mining facts I’ll “dig up” at these events!

  15. Albert N. says:

    Would be awesome to win!

  16. kay says:

    Great event

  17. Jennifer K says:

    I want to go to the Family Fun Day!

  18. Diana says:

    Some great photos showing the history… Cool!

  19. Janice Montroy says:

    thanks for the chance to win

  20. Dave says:

    Cool! Nice post.

  21. Radhika K says:

    Cool, will have to check it out

  22. Christina says:

    Yes please an IPad mini for me!!!

  23. It’s good to see the industry promoting women in what has by and large traditionally a male dominated workforce.


  24. Tim Cheung says:

    I regret not taking Mining Engineering in school…

  25. Jeff says:

    Mining Week is awesome!

  26. michael h says:

    ipad mini!

  27. Debbie F says:

    I love seeing the history of the area

  28. Brenda says:

    Whoa, an iPad mini!

  29. Cliff says:

    Great prize

  30. Leanne S says:

    I’ve been to Britannia an it’s actually really interesting.

  31. Rich says:

    Great contest. Mining rocks!

  32. Eileen says:

    Thanks for the prize!

  33. Sally says:

    Would be so sweet to win!

  34. Kat C says:

    The events look fun!

  35. Elaan says:

    Wow! What a great series of events, and a nice contest to boot!

  36. Kam says:

    Great events, especially for young people (and everyone else!) to learn about one of the big industries in BC.

  37. Kim says:

    I would love an iPad mini!

  38. Tracy says:

    Great events! Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. Danika says:


  40. Mary says:

    this is awesome!

  41. J says:

    Great events!

  42. jenny says:

    Fingers crossed

  43. bjh says:

    Great contest!

  44. Syeda says:

    Awesome contest! Good luck everyone πŸ™‚

  45. Christophe says:

    Me me me!

  46. Alex says:

    My kids love the mining museum.

  47. Janet Y.J. Kong says:

    nice giveaway!

  48. Melanie Friesen says:

    Commenting and tweeting. Thanks!

  49. Monique says:


  50. Jocelyn says:

    I’d like to take my kids to Family Fun Day at the Britannia Mine. They have never been there.

  51. Alex says:

    Thanks to the Mining Association of BC for hosting this giveaway!

  52. Dale K says:

    Mining is cool. Ipad Minis are cool too!

  53. maria says:

    Awesome prize!

  54. Ian Yeung says:

    I’d love to win an iPad mini from them!!

  55. Mike R says:

    Mini me!!!! please and thank you

  56. Jennifer lachance says:

    would love to win ty for the chance my grandfather was a miner in timmins ontario

  57. Sarah M says:

    Would love this!

  58. Sophie says:

    Thanks for the giveaway

  59. Shirley says:

    What a fun event it sounds like!

  60. Lida says:

    The old photos are so captivating! I would love to see more!

  61. Poonam says:

    Love seeing the old pictures! And it’s great to see all the different events happening all over the province!

  62. Hannah says:

    Love the Britannia Mine Museum!

  63. tracy says:

    would love an ipad! πŸ™‚

  64. jessica eapen says:

    i’d love to win an ipad mini! =)

  65. Harjit says:

    It’s super that their are fun and informative mining events all over BC! Thank you for the chance to win a fabulous prize. Twitter fan@plumerea

  66. Kathie B says:

    This must be what it’s like to have a personal social convenor… thanks Miss604|Rebecca!

  67. JH says:

    This would be great, my daughter has been begging for an iPad mini

  68. Stephanie says:

    Thank you for this opportunity.

  69. kristen says:

    This sounds like fun! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  70. Wen says:

    Thank you and Mining BC for the contest.

  71. Lindsay Simmons says:

    Thanks for the opportunity

  72. jan says:

    Wow – great opportunity

  73. Mike B says:

    Nice prize…thanks for the chance πŸ™‚

  74. Elizabeth B says:

    My husband is a geologist…he’d probably like to go to one or more of these πŸ™‚ Thanks for the contest for the ipad!

  75. Michael Kwan says:

    The wife could use a new tablet for sure. πŸ™‚

  76. jae says:

    great prize!

  77. Helen says:

    Nice gadget.

  78. Arjun Rudra says:

    fingers crossed

  79. tintin says:

    Great prize and fun-sized tablet to have

  80. cris baiker says:

    Great Giveaway, great idea to celebrate our history and future!

  81. Terry says:

    They did a great job fixing up Britannia

  82. Melissa Finn says:

    Thanks for the chance! Happy Mining Week!

  83. Tina L. says:

    Thanks for having the giveaway!

  84. Diane To says:

    this is great!

  85. Robyn says:

    What a great prize! I’d love to read more about mining on a new iPad mini!

  86. Sunshine H says:

    What a generous contest, and some of those events look quite interesting.

  87. Pierre says:

    Looking forward to visiting Britannia Mine Museum with my kids

  88. Colleen says:

    Interesting pics of early history.

  89. Carol McCann says:

    wonderful event thank you

  90. Krista says:

    what a sweet giveaway – thank you for the chance!

  91. Betty says:

    I was pleasantly surprised by how interesting our tour of the Mining Museum at Brittania Beach was. And, the tires on that yellow truck pictured above, at Brittania Beach Mine, are gigantic…never mind the height of the truck! Unbeliebable!

  92. Mike L says:

    good luck everyone

  93. Greg says:


  94. Viktoriya says:

    Great contest!

  95. XavonAtx says:

    what a great way to show history and interact with each other. Preserving knowledge

  96. DB says:

    My kids loved going to Britannia Beach

  97. Julia says:

    Oh I would so love to win – and Britannia mine is a fab visit!

  98. Mike says:

    My kids loved Britannia mines!

  99. Angela says:

    Great contest!

  100. Donald says:

    I wouldn’t “mine” an iPad mini! Thanks!

  101. Michelle says:

    My daughter is learning all about mining in BC at school right now!

  102. Ken says:

    My dad worked at what was then the Lornex mine near Ashcroft. I need to take my kids to the Britannia Mine Museum for a little family history.

  103. Luke says:

    I like turtles.

  104. jackie says:

    As the seagull from Finding Nemo would say…”mine mine mine”

  105. Cairine says:

    Would love to win. Thanks to BC Mining Week for sponsoring this great prize!

  106. Gabrielle D. says:

    I am going to have to check out some of these events in the next few weeks.

  107. Debra says:

    I enjoyed this event last year!

  108. Tom says:

    Happy to support the mining industry.

  109. Lorena Grande says:

    In support of the mining industry of B.C. Great Museum, on the Sea to Sky….nice it was renovated and kept up! Thanks for this fabulous prize too.

  110. Supporting Mining BC, for years, in Financial fields/IR/Marketing/PR, thanks! – you can also add me on LInked in, thanks!

  111. Heather says:

    This would be awesome

  112. Iain says:

    My kids love Britannia Mine!

  113. Maggie says:

    Never heard of this event before, thanks for sharing!

  114. Linda says:

    This is a great prize.

  115. Rebecca says:

    Would love to win

  116. Marsalie says:

    Very cool old photos!

  117. Alicia says:

    Interesting piece of BC history.

  118. James says:

    The Britannia Mine Museum is terrific.

  119. Jennifer says:

    Will be interested to check out these events!

  120. Anne B says:

    The Britannia mine museum is on the to do list!

  121. Calum Miller says:

    Wooo! cant wait for mining week! good luck to all.

  122. marisa.p says:

    Great giveaway! Thanks!

  123. Katie-Anne says:

    Love the Brittanica mine museum!

  124. Pat B says:

    Something for everyone! Glad to see the RBCM taking part.

  125. Barb D says:

    Are there any mining events in Kelowna or Rock Creek?

  126. Maryanne says:

    We love Britannia Mine!!!!

  127. linda says:

    Check out Britannia Mine Museum! We enjoyed it.

  128. Sarah Alexis says:

    I love how fascinated my children are about mining! Fabulous!

  129. Rachel says:

    me please!

  130. Vanessa says:

    Super excited for BC mining week.

  131. Adam says:

    I support BC Mining!

  132. Ruby says:

    would love to win

  133. Swapnil says:

    Great pictures!

  134. Tanya H says:

    These events look great!

  135. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway

  136. Taruna Goel says:

    I am a learning professional and work with different industries. Currently, my focus is on designing career profiles for people who work in the mining industry. I can’t tell you how much I have learned about the industry and how much respect I have for them and especially for women working in the industry. I think the BC Mining Week event and especially the Community Fair would be such a great platform to understand the importance of mining and help our kids learn more about this industry!

  137. Raihan says:

    It would be great gift for my beloved mom for Mother’s Day.

  138. Caresse says:

    Thanks BC Mining.

  139. Crystal J says:

    Yay what a great giveaway!

  140. Nancy says:

    This is a great prize!

  141. Colleen says:

    I know a young girl who could use this pick me so we can do a RAOK

  142. Arlene says:

    i love mines!

  143. Lise says:

    Always enjoyed learning about mining and the history in BC

  144. Holly says:

    Looks like a lot of great stuff to explore! Thanks for the post.

  145. Caution2010 says:

    Wow, If only there was time to go to all the events! Mascot Mine Tour was one of my favourite adventures!

  146. Alison says:

    Thanks BC MINING WEEK!!

  147. Nicole P says:

    Loved Britannia Mines when I was a kid. I need to check it out again!

  148. Siobhan S. says:

    I’m happy to learn about a big part of our province’s history! Thanks for the contest!

  149. Dilara says:

    What a great giveaway!

  150. Tim says:


  151. lori b says:

    would love this πŸ™‚

  152. Rebecca says:

    Awesome. Would love an ipad

  153. Stephanie M says:

    Thank you for the chance!

  154. Lyn says:

    So interesting! Thanks

  155. Steph says:

    Looks incredible

  156. Lydia N says:

    Yes to a mini ipad!

  157. Brett says:

    Yay BC Mining Week 2015!

  158. Justin says:

    I enjoyed attending today’s Career Fair!

  159. Lori says:

    Fingers crossed for this one!

  160. Dan says:

    would love to win this!

  161. Ashley says:

    Woo ipad mini!

  162. Steve v. says:

    So much a part of our history here!

  163. Laura says:

    Thank you for the chance!

  164. Amanda says:

    I loved Britannia Mines when I was a child! Would love to go back and chek it out! πŸ™‚

  165. Jackie says:

    These events sounds awesome. To learn about the mining industry and history.

  166. Renfrew says:

    My kids love it there.

  167. Elise says:

    Go mining!

  168. Danielle says:

    I had no idea about BC’s long mining history.

  169. Matt Whitty says:

    These events sound like a great way to learn about the mining industry in BC!

  170. Heather Robertson says:

    The old photos are amazing!

  171. Mary says:

    Lovely giveaway! Thanks so much πŸ™‚

  172. David says:

    The pie throw is a fun way that BC Mining does to raise money for BC Children’s Hospital. Good fun for a great cause.

  173. Jen says:

    Pie throw! Count me in for that.

  174. Brenda says:

    I would love to win!

  175. Dora says:

    We visited the Britannia Mine Museum last year!

  176. Jess says:

    Informative! I didn’t realize there are so many events to celebrate and build awareness for BC Mining Week.

  177. Ben says:

    I agree that an iPad Mini is a much more appropriate choice for a mining environment than a full-sized iPad.

  178. Isha says:

    Great events and great prize

  179. Viper says:

    Mining has always intrigued me. Always love going up to Britania mine.
    PS can you give a few more spaces after the publish button on the mobile site? It disappears at the bottom and you have to try and drag up and quickly tap the publish button before it slides too far down to tap.

  180. Mai says:

    Hope I’m lucky!! πŸ™‚

  181. Alex says:

    Great prize!

  182. Lisa says:

    Love the Britannia Mine Museum. Had no idea about the upcoming family day there, we’ll be going for sure!

  183. vince says:

    I took both my kids to the Britannia Mine – we all loved it!

  184. Anna says:

    I love the Britannia Mine – its got so much history!

  185. Shayna says:

    These events look like lots of fun! I’d love to capture them on an iPad mini

  186. Yutaka says:

    looks like fun πŸ™‚

  187. Kate says:

    The Britannia Mine museum is a great place to explore.

  188. Donna says:

    my dream is to own an ipad!

  189. Ka says:

    Great prize! I would love to win my first Apple product.

  190. susannah says:

    So many events! I went to the Brittannia mine last year and it was pretty cool!

  191. Bryan says:

    Cool event!

  192. Midori Kawahara says:

    I really enjoyed the Britania Mine Museum. I go again.

  193. Ron Conroy says:

    I support BC Mining
    love the museum at Britania

  194. Sandra says:

    Always love the fieldtrips to Britannia Mines with my class.. would be great to use the ipad while I teach!

  195. Christine W says:

    I went to the Britannia Mine Museum last year, and it was so much fun. And the prize giveaway is awesome, too! πŸ™‚

  196. Marcus W says:

    Enjoyed the Britannia Mine Museum last year πŸ˜€

  197. jack lee says:

    I have a copy of teh newspaper article of the britannia mines disaster. My Dad was almost killed by the avalanche.His parents enrolled him in elementary school in Victoria falls 3 days before the disaster. Also have pics of before and after.(somewhere

  198. Stotes says:

    Visiting the Britannia Mine Museum was a great time.

  199. Justine says:

    Miners do such hard work and the engineering involved is incredible. It’s nice to see there’s such a well-organized event in honour of the industry.

  200. Jen says:

    Sounds great!

  201. Kathy says:

    It’s been awhile since I’ve gone to the Mine Museum.

  202. Darcy says:

    Britannia Beach is a great way to spend the afternoon.

  203. Lori M says:

    The tour of Britannia Mine is fabulous!

  204. C Mah says:

    Happy BC Mining Week!

  205. Christine Pimpao says:

    I hope the Ipad mini will be mine πŸ˜‰

  206. Mike R says:

    Ipad mini me …please and thank you πŸ™‚

  207. Alex says:

    I’d love an ipad!

  208. Winnie says:

    Awesome giveaway!

  209. Chris O. says:

    What a wonderful week to celebrate BC’s brave miners! My grandfather mined underground, and some of stories he would tell us were harrowing to say the least! Our family will be attending Gold Rush! Eldorado in BC at the Royal BC Museum here in Victoria πŸ™‚

  210. Rachel says:

    Commenting and Tweeting!

  211. Katherine says:

    Thanks for this opportunity, and all you do, Miss 604!

  212. Olivia says:

    family daytrips to Britannia Mines — a heartwarming memory

  213. Anne says:

    Britannia Mines Museum is a great day trip.

  214. Barbara says:

    Thank you to the Mining Association of B.C.

  215. maria B says:

    Excited to celebrate mining week with the whitecaps on wednesday!

  216. valerie Caldicott says:

    I really enjoyed our tour of Britannia mine

  217. lisa says:

    great prize!

  218. Am says:

    Crossing my fingers for an iPad mini.

  219. Ty says:

    As someone who born and raised in mine town, it’s quite emotional.

  220. Kim Rees says:

    Family Time !

  221. Winnie says:

    What an exciting contest, thank you!

  222. Jan says:

    Good luck!

  223. wondergirl says:

    Thanks for having another great contest.

  224. Janet says:

    Mining is an important part of BC’s economy and our daily lives! Everything is made of minerals!

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