Mining Day

Mining Day is a family fun event that is full of hands on activities and education. This was our 5th year, and we are already planning for the 6th. Thank you to the entire committee, volunteers and companies that took part. well over 500 attended the Big Little Science Centre. There was lots of heavy equipment to look at including the New Afton Fire Truck and simulators, many companies had booths with fun activities, contests, dress up booths, rock clubs and more. The kids zone was busy with activities and colouring. Yukon Dan is always a favourite, teaching attendees the art of gold panning. One lucky guest even won a day at Spences Bridge with Yukon Dan to pan for the day! KEG had an Ask-A-Geologist, cookie mining, business card making and lots of educational information. We also had the famous bike draw where one lucky guest will walk away with a brand new bike, just in time for summer. Mining Day 2018 will be held in the first part of May 2018.