The Kamloops Exploration Group Society (KEG) is a registered society that serves to generally promote the interests of mining and prospecting for minerals, metals and petroleum.
We are very excited to announce our first lecture of the season!
'High Resolution Imagery and DSM in Mineral Exploration' with Dirk Tempelman Thursday January 7th at 7 PM in the Mountain Room at the TRU Activity Centre.
The complete schedule will be available shortly, but you can check out the dates and confirmed speakers on the public education page! See you January 7th!
A huge thank you to the Kamloops Museum and Archives for co hosting the fall Ask A Geologist. Over 125 people came to have their rocks identified by our amazing volunteers. Thank you to Royanna Wild, Ed Frey, Chris LeClair and Steve Wanless for all your help and time! Because of the demand, we are looking at bringing 2 more Ask A Geologist's to the Museum as well as the one happening at mining day. Stay tuned for more information! Check out our facebook page for all the photos from the event.
Join us for a fun holiday social on Saturday December 5th at the MacAurthor Park Curling Club. Start time is 2 PM for practising, 3 PM - 5 PM curling followed by a turkey dinner and social in the lounge. Register today by emailing email@example.com Come as a single or team of 4! Prizes for top team! Cost is $20 per person.
Bring a donation for the local food bank... KEG will be collecting and donating non perishable food donations for the local food bank at this event!
For more information call Julie at 250.320.2411.
Hope to see you there!
CONFERENCE THEME CONTEST
It is that time of year again! Put on your thinking caps and send us your suggestions for the theme of the 2016 KEG Conference and Trade Show! One lucky person will win a full delegate pass to the conference happening April 12th - 13th 2016! Please send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 30th, 2015. Good Luck!
This contest is open to any elementary student in grades K-7. Not only will your picture be published in our annual directory, be on display at our annual conference, you will win a pizza party for your entire class!!
If you can not drop off your submission, please mail it to:
KEG Directory Contest, C/O Kamloops Museum & Archives, 207 Seymour Street, Kamloops BC, V2C 2E7.
We are looking forward to seeing all the amazing entries! Scroll down to past events to see last years winners!
Ronald C. Wells Geological Education Fund
KEG is now accepting applications for the 2015 Ronald C. Wells Geological Education Fund. For all information and the application, please click here. We would like to thank everyone in advance for your submissions, and good luck to all. For more information check out the scholarship page.
CONFERENCE FEATURE STORY
Lesley Stokes, reporter for the Northern Miner, attended the 2015 KEG Conference & Trade Show and wrote a piece in the April - May issue. You can read the story here!
KEG decided to turn the annual golf tournament into a charity tournament. This year the tournament benefited the Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism. Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed the day with us. Together we raised $1345.40! A huge thank you to all our incredible sponsors, and to the staff of Mount Paul Golf Course for amazing service and the delicious dinner! Mark your calendar for September 24th for the 2016 KEG Annual Best Ball Charity Golf Tournament! We to see you all there!
Check out our facebook page for more pictures!
KEG APPRECIATION DINNER
KEG's success is soley based on the long hours put in by countless volunteers. KEG would like to thank each and every person, including our hard working executive, who have put in so much time on many events including the KEG Lecture Series and the KEG Conference. On May 30th, KEG held a dinner, hosted by KEG President Colin Russell and his wife Sheila. Thank you for all who could attend. KEG has many social functions through out the year, so if you were unable to attend this one, we hope to see you at the next. And once again, from the entire KEG Executive, thank you!
Thanks to the event committee, all the volunteers and everyone who attended the 4th Annual Family Mining Day on May 9th. Over 600 people took part in the hands on displays. A huge thank you to the Big Little Science Centre for the amazing venue! We will see you all at the 5th Annual Family Mining Day next May!!
2015 KEG LECTURE SERIES
Thank you to Marty Henning, Senior Geologist of New Gold, New Afton Mine. Marty gave a fascinating talk at the final lecture of the 2015 series. He also brought many samples for attendees to look at.
This concludes the 2015 Lecture Series. Do you have a topic idea or know of a speaker that you would like to see at the 2016 Lecture Series? Email email@example.com with your ideas. See you January 2016!
Thank you to Regional Geologist and KEG Volunteer Jim Britton and KEG Director Ed Frey for leading a field trip with the UBC Okanagan Geology Students on March 28th. Jim and Ed took the group to Highland Valley Copper and the KGHM Ajax Core Shack, among other stops.
And The Winner Is....
KEG recently ran a drawing contest to elementary students. Students were to draw anything in the mining and exploration industry or earth sciences. We received over 100 entries and it was a very hard decision!! The winner of their picture published in the 2015 directory and a pizza party for their class is Sam MacPhedran! Sam is a grade 2 student from Kamloops with some serious talent.
We would also like to congratulate our 3 honourable mentions. Such creativity and talent was put into each piece. Thanks to everyone who entered, you are all excellent drawers!
KEG had many directors attend AME BC's Round Up in Vancouver during the last week of January. KEG has a booth for a day, gives a report about our outreach, and for the first time, sponsored local prospectors at the prospectors booth.
KEG is thrilled to bring in speakers for the KEG Lecture Series and we are grateful that some of the speakers are able to spend extra time to educate students. Dr Robert Young spent two days at the Kamloops Museum and Archives with 5 classes talking about the Ice Age. Students were overwhelmed with the incredible specimens to look at. It's not everyday you get to tell your friends that you held a mammoth bone!!
KEG CHRISTMAS CURLING SOCIAL
It was brought back after many years... and it's here to stay! Thank you to everyone who came out to the Annual KEG Curling Christmas Party. A huge thank you to Aaron, Mike and Myron of the Mac Park Curling Club and all the instructors. We had a very helpful lesson followed by 2 hours of curling before eating like royalty. We look forward to hosting again in 2015! Mark your calendars now... Saturday December 5th 2015
Thank you to KEG Director Ed Frey for teaming up with the TRU Outdoor Adventure Guide students on a 2 day geological field trip. Looks like they had a great time!
ASK A GEOLOGIST HIKE
Keg was thrilled to help out organizer Zena Ryder with an ask a geologist hike. Geologist James Barr toured more than 40 people through Gallagher's Canyon in Scenic Canyon Regional Park in Kelowna on Saturday October 19th. The kids were able to get their rocks identified before they all toured the canyon looking at rock formations.
KEG would like to extend a huge thank you to Rick Conte, Senior Vice President of AME BC, for coming to Kamloops to speak to 20 members about the Roger Willam VS BC (Tsilhgot'in Nation) Supreme Court of Canada decision. Members left with a great deal of knowledge.
KEG President Colin Russell had a very unique opportunity. Not only did he spend the day golfing with the Minister of Mines, MLA Bill Bennett... he had a one on one breakfast to discuss any issues in the mining industry. Colin was well prepared talking with members, directors and AMEBC to have lots to discuss. Thanks Colin for representing KEG and all its members!!
A huge thank you to Mining 4 Society Chair Royanna Wild and all the committee members, volunteers and those who attended. This was an incredible event full of hands on displays for the whole family. We look forward to next years!
Are you interested in having a geologist come and speak to your group? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Julie Dormer at 250.320.2411
For some fun and local rockhounding adventures, please see our Public Education Tab to download your copy of the Kamloops Geotour Guide. Fun and educational activities for the whole family!
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