Mining week in British Columbia gets underway

Mining is one of BC’s largest and oldest industries and BC Mining Week provides an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the contribution of the modern industry to British Columbians. BC Mining Week, which coincides with the CIM convention being held in Vancouver this week, is declared each year by the Legislature of British Columbia.

BC Mining Week 2014 takes place May 11-17th, 2014. For a full listing of events happening around the province of BC visit the Mining Week website:

This celebration has a long history in BC, the first BC Mining Week took place 25 years ago in Vancouver!  The BC Mining Week committee, chaired by the Mining Association of BC, is comprised of volunteers from a variety of companies, associations and institutions associated with the mining sector in BC. The dedicated hard work of the committee members and the strong support from our sponsors has fueled the ever-growing success of BC Mining Week celebrations each and every successive year.

What began as a celebration in Vancouver many years ago has now spread province-wide across communities across the province who want to participate in the recognition of the contribution of the mining sector in BC!

For information regarding BC Mining Week contact Cailey Murphy.

List of events

CIM Opening Reception
MAY 11 – CIM Opening Reception with guest speakers, such as our very own Karina Briño. Read more »

M4S: educational public show on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Materials
May 11 to 13 – Come and visit us at the free M4S Show showcasing interactive exhibits about mining in our everyday lives! Read more »

Elk Valley Mine Tours
MAY 12 to 16 – Teck will be offering a Mine Tour at one of their five operations in the Elk Valley Please join us! Read more »

BC Mining Week Opening Reception and Mining Person of the Year 2013 Award
MAY 12 – Mining Week 2014 kicks off in Vancouver with an opening reception and presentation of the annual Mining Person of the Year Award Read more »

Women in Mining Reception at CIM Conference 2014
MAY 13 – Women In Mining cordially invites you to join us for our Annual Cocktail Reception Read more »

PwC Release of the Annual Survey of BC Mines 2013
MAY 14 – PricewaterhouseCoopers release of the 2013 BC Mining Industry Survey Read more »

Vancouver Board of Trade Luncheon
MAY 14 – Keynote Speaker: Karina Briño, President & CEO, Mining Association of BC Read more »

Mining Suppliers Association of BC: Annual General Meeting
MAY 14 – The Mining Suppliers Association of BC’s Annual General Meeting Read more »

Teck’s Annual Celebrity Pie Throw
MAY 15 – Part of the Mining for Miracles campaign* in support of BC Children’s Hospital, BC’s mining industry Charity of Choice for 25 years.

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