AME Regional Funding at Work

Every year, AME provides funding to support regional public outreach across the province. Public outreach and education are done by the regional exploration group representatives and volunteers and aim to reach a variety of audiences from business groups to school children. The events and projects are planned to engage audiences outside of the industry in order to raise awareness of the value of mineral exploration and mining.

Thank you to these groups for their work promoting the mineral exploration industry and for supporting AME’s Strategic Plan and Priorities; Successful Exploration, Public Awareness and Stakeholder Awareness, Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Member Benefits and Services and Roundup 2019.

This year, the following groups were awarded funding for their projects and initiatives:

Below BC

Gem and Mineral Show

Below BC presented their rock collection and specimens from Britannia Mine at the Gem and Mineral Shows at PNE in December 2018 and March 2019. As well as sharin… Read More

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 techn… Read More

CMEBC – Chamber of Mines Eastern BC

Public Awareness and Education in Schools

The students were given a presentation about what the Chamber of Mines does, the history of mining in the Kootenays and about the importa… Read More

EKCM – East Kootenay Chamber of Mines

27th S.E.B.C. Coal Symposium

The annual coal symposium in Sparwood has been an ongoing event for 27 years running, focusing on coal mining in the Elk Valley and new technological i… Read More

KEG – Kamloops Exploration Group

KEG Ab Ablett Memorial Charity Golf Tournament

This is an annual charity event in memory of KEG founding member Ab Ablett. KEG raised $3037.28 which was donated to the Star Fish Bac… Read More

PEG – Prince George Exploration Group

Promotional Table at AME Roundup 2019

Prince George Exploration Group members attended Round Up 2019 and worked the PEG Booth. Members at the table presented to the conference at… Read More

SEG – Smithers Exploration Group


EG awarded two $1,000 and one $500 Graduating Student Bursaries for students entering into further education that could lead to a career in the minerals industry.  Ar… Read More