Outreach Education Fund

The AME BC Outreach Education Fund is a corporate endowment dedicated to increasing the public’s appreciation and understanding of BC’s mineral exploration and development industry through the advancement of public education and community programs. An annual $20,000 fund will be available for distribution in the form of scholarships (excluding personal scholarships for post-secondary, geology-related education) and monetary funding with a minimum of $1,500 per award for proposed public education and training programs focused on mineral exploration. The amount of funding for each application will be based not only on the merits of the proposed project and funding requests, but also on the number of quality applications in a given year.

Eligibility: This award is open to charitable organizations in BC focused on education and outreach projects relating to mineral exploration and development. 

Applicants who have been successful in previous years are welcome to submit new applications. Multiple applications for funding in a given year from one source, if they are of excellent quality and stand-alone projects, will be considered.

*Please note AME BC Staff, Board, and Committee Members are not eligible to apply.
The Vancouver Foundation has the right to deny funding, and all applications will be reviewed in order to meet its criteria.


Applications are due September 30 of each year.

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Gold Pan Award

The Gold Pan Award is coordinated and presented by the AME BC Board of Directors to a recipient who has contributed exceptional meritorious service to the Mineral Exploration Community through the Association for Mineral Exploration BC.

Past Recipients 

Althol, Dick Gardiner, Shari Sirola, Bill
Bonus, John Gray, Jim Smith, George
Bottomer, Lindsay Higgs, Rick Smitheringale, William V.
Boucher, Walter B.
Huestis, Spud St. Dunn, William
Bragg, Don
Jepsen, Dan Stevens, Robert
Caldwell, Edward H.
Kimura, Ed Stewart, Ron W.
Caulfield, David
MacDonald, Ralph Sutherland-Brown, Athol
Comba, David
MacRae, Rod Tempelman-Kluit, Dirk
Deakin, Ross M. McInnes, Donald Turner, Randy
Dirom, Gavin A.
McQuillan, Tom J. Prof. Turnbull, J.M.
Dolmage, Dr. Victor
Murray, John Prof. Warren, Harry V.
Eldridge, Gardner S.
Mustard, Don Winkler, George
Elliott, Thomas
Patterson, Jack Woods, Robin
Fyles, Jim Pike, James A. Woodside, Sanford

Frank Woodside Past Presidents and Chairs Award

The Frank Woodside Past Presidents and Chairs Awards recognizes distinguished service to the association and/or contribution to the mineral industry.

Past Recipients 

Abraham, Brian Franzen, Jeff Price, Barry
Allan, James F. Giroux, Gary Price, Bill
Asp, Jerry Graf, Chris Schroeter, Tom
Birkeland, Arne Hawkins, Greg
Sinclair, Alistair
Boyd, Robert Higgs, Rick Smit, Hans
Bragg, Don Hollister, Vic
Soregaroli, Art
Brock, John Holmes, Sheila
Spence, Colin
Brommeland, Lena Kimura, Ed Spencer, Bob
Brown, Bob Lau, Jurgen
Spilsbury, Wayne
Brown, Bruce Luck, Grant
Stephen, Cam
Coates, Don Macauley, Terry
Thompson, John
Cross, Bogart  Meyer, Bill Thorstad, Linda
Cross, George Mullen, Marilyn  Toye, Dean
Danielson, Vivian Murray, John Turner, Randy
Davis, Chuck Newell, John
Whiton, Geoff
Delane, Gerry Ogryzlo, Chris
Woodside, Sanford
Dickson, Glen Pegg, Dan
Yip, Randall
Dirom, Gavin E.
Young, Moe

Higgs, Rick

Special Tribute

The AME BC Special Tribute will be presented from time to time to a deserving individual or group who is engaged in any phase of mineral exploration or mining in BC, and who is nominated by an AME BC member or a member of an associated exploration and/or mining association.

The Special Tribute recognizes very significant contributions, initiating creative and innovative geoscientific and technological programs and projects to advance mineral exploration and mining concepts and practices in BC.

Past Recipients

Anglin, ‘Lyn Hu Gabrielse
Meade, Harlan
Beley, Michael Jack Souther Oldenburg, Doug
Bradshaw, Peter Jan Muller Patterson, Jack
Burke, Michael Jim Roddick Plumb, Bill
Carter, Nick John Reesor Rotherham, Don
Cathro, Bob John Wheeler
Sinclair, Alastair
Dick Campbell Lefebure, David Spence, Colin
Franzen, Jeff Lew Green Thompson, John
Graham, Ian Longeran, El Thomson, Ian
Greater Vancouver Mining Women's Association (GVMWA) Macauley, Terry Tosdal, Dick
Greenwood, Val MacDonald, John Whiton, Geoff
Howard Tipper McClintock, Jack


Honourable Service Roll

The Honourable Service Roll was established in 2006 to recognize and honour AME BC Members for their long-serving support and significant contributions to the organization’s initiatives, activities and Committee participation.

Nominations are due in October of each year.

For more information on the Honourable Service Roll, click here.