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 AME Roundup 2020.

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

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

28th S.E.B.C. Coal Symposium

The annual coal symposium in Sparwood has been an ongoing event for 28 years running, focusing on coal mining in the Elk Valley and new technological i… Read More

KEG – Kamloops Exploration Group

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, Uncl… Read More

SEG – Smithers Exploration Group

Main Street Show and Shine

A Main Street sidewalk sale combined with a Classic Car & Dealer Vehicle Show, Lego races and a bouncy castle. People had their cars on display for peo… Read More