Celebrate NWT Mining Week With Us!

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May 29, 2018

Mining is the cornerstone of the NWT economy and a rich and diverse part of our territory’s history.

From June 2-9, join in the fun and learning at a variety of free public events as we celebrate the mining sector’s vital role in our territory’s past, present and future.

Events include the 61st Annual Mine Rescue Competition at the Multiplex/Fieldhouse parking lot. You can watch and cheer teams from across the North showcase their life-saving skills in competition.  The annual Miner’s Picnic BBQ is free and begins at Noon in the same location.

Interested in the geology of our territory?  There are various walks and hikes that you can take: along the Prospector’s Trail in Fred Henne Territorial Park; the nature trail at Prelude Lake Park, and through Yellowknife’s downtown.  There will also be a Discover Geology booth at the Yellowknife Farmer’s Market on June 5th where you can bring your pet rocks (OK any rocks) and have a geologist help you identify them.

Have questions about natural resources and energy development in the NWT?  Then the REDI tradeshow (Resources and Energy Development Information) is the place to be June 7th between 10am and 7pm.  This is your chance to get the information you need to think and talk about the future of resources and energy development in the NWT.  The “information” tradeshow takes place in the Katimavik rooms of the Explorer Hotel.

Ever wondered what happens at the Northwest Territories Geological Survey offices?  Stop by between 12-1pm June 4th for a tour!

Click here for a full schedule of events and activities