BMA – Boundary Mining Association

Founders Day

This two-day event is very well attended by the local’s community and the wider region with over 2800 attendees this year. Families spend their day learning the techniques of gold panning from professional panners, and learn mineral identification that is salted in the panning dirt. Activities include; Hands on experience, Gold panning, rock and gem, identification and the opportunity to meet local mining companies.  For the younger kids, there are pewter toys and special surprises for them to find. It is fun for the entire family and for all ages.

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Rock Creek Fall Fair

With 14,000 attendees, this year was the 73rd annual year of the Fair. A fantastic for all ages in the region that many attractions such as hands-on experience with professional gold panners from across the province, where attendees will they learn first-hand the techniques of placer mining with gold pans. Over the years, the event continues to grow with a lot of interest from the general public about the mining industry and many enthusiasts of all ages who spend a lot of time in the gold panning area.  Other interest includes schools requesting the possibility of attending their events. Statistics show the fair has a far-reaching demographic with attendees from across B.C, Alberta and Washington State.

AME Strategic Plan component(s): Public Awareness and Stakeholder Awareness and Education