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.
The next quarterly meeting for the Okanagan Mining and Exploration group will be next Thursday, May 28th, at the Train Station Pub in Kelowna between 5 and 7pm. Although short notice, we hope you can make it before a busy field season begins.
As a reminder for those who have not already registered, the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a luncheon this Friday, May 22, with guest speak Hon. Bill Bennett on “The B.C. Advantage in Energy & Mining”
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!!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas. See you January 2016!
Gold Show Website: www.quesnelgoldshow.com
The Cariboo Mining Association is hosting the 4th annual Gold Show on April 25 & 26, 2015 at Alex Fraser Park 102 North Star Rd. Quesnel, BC (across from McDonalds) times are 10:00 am - 6:00 pm on Saturday April 25th and 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on Sunday April 26th. We are expecting at least 2000 visitors to go through over the weekend. The show will be inside the riding arena this is an enclosed building, that is locked and secured at night. There will be Gold Panning available, guest speakers, demonstrations, gold mining equipment, rock and gem displays, etc. going on over the 2 days.
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 our volunteers KEG Directors Ed Frey and Royanna Wild and KEG Volunteer Marty Henning. Over 65 people attended the event at the Kamloops Museum and Archives. The line up was never ending for the rock ID. Thanks to everyone who attended and to the Kamloops Museum and Archives for hosting! Next Ask A Geologist will be at Mining Day in May!
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.
The sun was shining and the course was perfect! KEG members took to Mt Paul Golf Course on Saturday, September 27th, for the annual golf game. After the tourney, we enjoyed an amazing dinner on the deck in the sun. A huge thank you to our sponsors ALS, Tech Sub, Pacific Bentonite and AME BC.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE KEG PRESIDENT...
KEG President Colin Russell had a very unique opportunity on Thursday June 5th. 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!!
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 4th, KEG held a dinner, hosted by long time volunteers Tricia and Leo, at their amazing home. 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!
Thank you to Royanna and Jackie for heading to city hall to have Mining Week declared in Kamloops once again! Make sure you take in all the events including Mining Day and the Mining week luncheon.
What a hit! We had 800 people come through the doors this year at the 3rd Annual Mining Day. We would like to thank CIM South Central Branch, all the volunteers and everyone who came out to enjoy this educational day!
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 email@example.com 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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