Staying Apart, Standing Together: BC Mining Month

Posted on May 01, 2020 by cailey in Mining Builds Communities

The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the lives of every British Columbian. In BC’s mining sector, the pandemic prompted our members to take extensive measures to prevent transmission and protect the health and safety of our employees and nearby communities, while maintaining safe operations to keep British Columbians working.

We’re all in this together

COVID-19 has demonstrated the resilience of our industry, the commitment of our employees and the vital connections that keep our industry standing together and BC’s economy moving forward. Despite physical distancing, the pandemic has shown we’re all in this together—with our employees, our communities, and our indigenous partners.

That’s why Mining Month, held every year during the month of May, is going online. Traditionally a time of community and industry-led events across the province, Mining Month will take place online to recognize these important connections and provide the mining community and the general public with a forum to connect, support and inspire during this unprecedented and challenging time.

Highlighting the bedrock of our industry

Annual events, such as the Mining Person of the Year award, Women in Mining and Mining for Miracles will take place in an abbreviated online format while we highlight the exceptional leaders, companies, organizations and communities that demonstrate the spirit of one of British Columbia’s foundational industries.

Keep an eye on our website and social channels, where we will host announcements, information and activities. From leadership and COVID-19 relief initiatives, to workforce diversification, or community giving, there is much to acknowledge about mining’s contribution to our province’s economic and social fabric.

New online scavenger hunt

A fun feature of Mining Month online is our scavenger hunt, a brand-new initiative to promote mineral literacy, industry pride and digital engagement. More information on the scavenger hunt and the weekly and grand prizes is available here: https://www.mining.bc.ca/virtual-mining-month-scavenger-hunt