KEG – Kamloops Exploration Group

Indi Gem Show

Partnered with Royanna Wild, this was a first time exhibiting at the event for KEG at the MacArthur Island Curling Club.  With over 600 in attendance, there were display materials and talks about KEG.

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

Kamloops Tech Fest

Partnered with Royanna Wild, this was the first time exhibiting at the event. With over 500 in attendence, there were display materials and talks about the innovation in the mining and exploration industry.

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

KEG Ab Ablett Memorial Charity Golf Tournament

This is an annual charity event in memory of KEG founding member Ab Ablett. KEG raised $ 3139.59 which was donated to the Kamloops SPCA. There is a 9-hole golf tournament, putting challenge, silent auction, prizes and a dinner. Members of KEG and Industry workers 42 in attendance for golf and dinner.

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

Kamloops Mining Day

This was a hands-on interactive educational family fun day learning about the mining industry. Special guests Brett Turcotte, Face Painting by Denise, Uncle Chris the Clown and Yukon Dan. KEG Outreach Coordinator, Julie Dormer, appeared on the Kamloops talk show, Midday, to discuss Kamloops Mining Day.

In addition, The Kamloops Mining Day committee annually asks the city to proclaim mining week during Mining Day, however, this year KEG asked and were granted mining month in Kamloops.

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

Ask a Geologist

This popular event had 3 volunteer geologists to identify rocks and answer questions. A KEG director attended to answer questions about what we do as an organization. The KEG Outreach coordinator set up educational displays and games for all to participate. Rock displays were on show for guests to see.

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

2019 KEG Holiday/ Volunteer Social

The many events held annually are only made possible with the help of volunteers. KEG hosted a catered dinner and bowling night, including a door prize and top bowler prize. Donations were also accepted to give to the local Kamloops Food Bank.

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Meet a Machine

KEG had an interactive booth at the event with cookie mining, ask a geologist and the reclamation game. The event was attended by over 2800 people.

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Public Outreach – Class Visits

KEG visited various Schools to tell them about the Jr Delegate program, projects and the industry to prepare them for the upcoming conference. KEG visited the following schools;

  • S’Kelep School of Excellence
  • Kay Bingham Elementary School
  • Salmon Arm Senior High School
  • Norkam Senior Secondary School
  • Sahali Secondary School

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KEG Field Trips

KEG Volunteer, Ed Frey, facilitated the following field trips over the year;

  • a Kamloops area tour with professional archaeologists.
  • a Kamloops area tour with Aberdeen Elementary School teachers during their PRO-D day.
  • a Kamloops area tour with the Kamloops Chapter Geoscientists & Engineers BC.
  • a Kamloops area tour for Ms. Allen-Innis and Ms. Elliot’s Aberdeen Elementary School grades 4, 5 & 6 classes
  • presented lectures to the grade 8 classes of Chris Spanis, Scott Barker and Elizabeth Babcock on plate tectonics.

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