Buddy the Miner and Mining for Miracles representatives unveil the 2015 fundriasing total at Miracle Weekend on May 31, 2015
At Miracle Weekend on May 31st at the BC Children’s Hospital, Mining for Miracles announced the results of the organization’s 2015 fundraising efforts. At the event, the mining community’s longstanding charity in support of the BC Children's Hospital added $1,834,235 to the Miracle Weekend tally. At the end of the day, more than $18.8 million was raised during the 28th annual Miracle Weekend.
Mining Week 2015 has come to a close and we would like to say Thank You for Celebrating with us! There were 21 events across the province this year; from Smithers to Sparwood, Prince George and Kamloops, British Columbians came together in virtually every corner of the province to celebrate our dynamic industry.
In Vancouver we hosted the first ever sold out Opening Gala, where Minister Bennett officially declared BC Mining Week and kicked off the series of events that followed. More than 150 joined us at the Five Sails as we honoured John McManus as the Mining Person of the Year.
On Thursday, May 7th hundreds coalesced outside the Vancouver Art Gallery for the annual Teck Celebrity Pie Throw. This year the Pie Throw raised an astounding $1,066,184 in support of Mining for Miracles and the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The afternoon was, as always, wildly fun, lighthearted but at its core focused on the very important initiative of raising funds to support BC’s sick kids. This year 100% of the funds raised are dedicated to opening a new CAUSES clinic at the BC Children’s Hospital which will use one genetic test to help diagnose kids with rare diseases, saving time, money, travel and stress on the families by getting to a diagnoses and treatment faster.
Karina Briño was once again paired up to go against Gavin Dirom and although Karina’s final total of $18,200 raised overcame Gavin’s $14,000, a little surprise was in store!
Scott Broughton (Chair of MABC), Karina Briño (President & CEO of MABC) and the Honourable Bill Bennett (Minister of Energy and Mines) with provincial declaration of Mining Week 2014.
Mining Week is our annual opportunity to come together as an industry to celebrate the work that is done every day by the thousands of British Columbians that make up the BC mining industry. It is a chance to reflect on the past year, celebrate our successes and contributions and raise awareness about our important industry.
Mining Week 2014 was May 11 – 17th this year and more than 5000 British Columbians participated in Mining Week events across the province.
MABC is pleased to launch our new Mining Builds BC campaign. This series of new infographics was launched during BC Mining Week.
Often when we talk about mining and the mining industry it is easy to lose sight of how we put those metals and minerals to use in a very practical fashion every single day with virtually everything we do. The new series attempts to illustrate how we all rely on the products that come from mining every day.
On May 15th PwC released its annual survey of BC mines. This is the 46th edition of this annual report which paints a picture of the BC mining landscape from the year previous.
The report indicates a softer year for BC’s mining industry with gross revenues coming in at approximately $8.5 billion. Payments to government increased to $511 million and employment jumped to 10,720 direct employees in BC’s mining industry.
Jacqui Schneider and Royanna Wild with the Kamloops "Mining Week" Proclamation outside of City Hall.
April 28 – May 3rd will officially be mining week in Kamloops! The proclamation, issued on April 8th, by the Kamloops City Council, reminds us of the important contributions of the mining industry to the Kamloops community.
Mining in the Kamloops region goes back more than 100 years and the district now boasts itself as the largest copper producing area in Canada.