Mining is one of the oldest and largest industried in British Columbia, and each year, BC Mining week gives us the opportunity to recognize the importance of this industry in British Columbia. From April 28-May 4 of this year, BC mining week will be celebrated around the province with different activities and events held around the province.
The key focus of BC mining week this year is to collaborate with and support the communities around BC that play an integral role in the mining Industry. By holding meetings, symposiums, and events around the province, we can help spread knowledge and awareness of the important role this industry plays in both our history and our future.
Here are a few events around the province that we are looking forward to for BC Mining week:
Monday April 29 – Five Sails Restaurant, Canada Place, Vancouver – 5:30-8:30pm.
This event will kickoff BC mining week, and will also present the Mining Person of the Year Award, which is an initiative of the Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) to publicly recognize an outstanding individual who has shown leadership in advancing and promoting the mining industry from, or within, British Columbia during the past year.
April 20 – May 3 – One of Teck’s five operations in the Elk Valley, BC
Teck Coal is offering a free tour of one of their five operations in the Elk Valley of British Columbia. This will be an opportunity to see where steelmaking coal comes from and to learn about mining–from exploration to production to reclamation. To book a tour please contact the Sparwood Chamber: 1-877-922-2423.
May 1, 2013 – Creekside Community Centre, Vancouver BC – 10am – 3pm
The Community Fair is open to everyone and features 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.
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