The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame 2015 dinner will be held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto on January 15, 2015. Tickets are now sold out.
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.
Alfred Powis is a company builder with exceptional leadership skills and a keen eye for opportunity. During his tenure as chief executive officer at Noranda, he was instrumental in creating one of the largest natural resource conglomerates in Canada, with few rivals internationally. Under his direction, Noranda's assets increased from $700 million in 1968 to $11 billion in 1995; a growth 16 times over. But his contributions and achievements were not limited to Noranda. He is also a dynamic business leader and a leading spokesman for the Canadian resource industry and for free trade.... Read the full bio
Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Traveling Exhibit
The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame can also now make available a new traveling exhibit to entertain and educate your visitors about the mining industry in Canada and its luminaries. Featuring text in English and French, the exhibit is designed for easy installation in venues of all types. Read More.
Annual CMHF Induction Dinner
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Toronto, ON Read more