Tickets for the 2017 Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Dinner are now on sale. Click here to reserve your table or individual tickets.
PLEASE NOTE the dinner has moved to a new venue and will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Thursday, January 12, 2017.
The high standard of living enjoyed by Canadians today stems in large part from the development of rich natural resources - agriculture, forest and minerals. Canada has been blessed with an abundance of natural resources, and also has been very fortunate to have people with the ability to convert these resources from potential assets into useful products at a price others are willing to pay.
The conversion of potential to actual wealth does not come easily, but is based on hard work, determination, skill, and some luck.
The story of mining in Canada can be told in part by describing some of the accomplishments of leaders in the industry. The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame recognizes the accomplishments of over 160 people, but it must be emphasized that hundreds of thousands of people have contributed to the success of today’s mining industry.
For the convenience of those who want to learn more about Canada’s mining industry, we have included a page called The Canadian Mining Industry, and additionally there are links to other mining-related web sites on the Members and Associates page.
Franklin K. Spragins
Franklin Spragins was a risk taking engineer and a visionary business leader whose efforts led to the successful development of Canada's oil sands industry. He was the founding president of Syncrude Canada, which operates the largest surface mine and mineral processing facility in North America and is now Canada's largest source of oil and its second largest producer. But without his leadership, this company, which has developed an impressive range of surface mining technologies and injected billions of dollars into Alberta and Canada's economy, might never have started up.... Read the full bio
The Hall of Fame at the Britannia Mine Museum
The Britannia Mine Museum was established in 1971 to preserve the history of mining in British Columbia and educate the public about mining. In September 2010 the first phase of a multi-million dollar redevelopment project was unveiled. Read More.
Annual CMHF Induction Dinner
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Constitution Hall, North Building
Metro Toronto Convention Centre Toronto, ON Read more