TORONTO, April 15, 2016 — The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame (CMHF) has issued its yearly call for nominations that will lead to the induction of a new group of individuals in January 2017.
Candidates for induction into the CMHF must be individuals who have demonstrated outstanding lifetime achievements to the benefit of the Canadian and/or world mineral industry. There must have been a flow-back of significant benefit to Canada.
Anyone may nominate a candidate. However, nominations must be channelled through Member Organizations or Associate Member Organizations of the CMHF. Member organizations include the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, the Mining Association of Canada, The Northern Miner and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. Associate member organizations include the British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan mining associations and the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia.
June 1, 2016, is the recommended deadline for contacting a member organization about submitting a nomination.
June 30, 2016, is the deadline for delivering nominating material to the member organization for review.
July 20, 2016, is the deadline for the member organization to submit the nomination.
Nominations must include the specific information described in the CMHF’s Nomination Guidelines. The Guidelines, Criteria for Selection and nomination form are available at http://www.mininghalloffame.ca/.
The next group of CMHF inductees will be honoured at a dinner to be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on January 12, 2017. They will join over 170 remarkable achievers who have been inducted since the 1989 inception of the CMHF.
The Hall’s inductees are currently featured at five locations. The original Hall of Fame is located in the University of Toronto’s Mining Building at 170 College Street, Toronto. The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Gallery in the Teck Suite of Galleries at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto opened in December 2008. Other Hall of Fame exhibits are housed in the Nuclear and Mining Museum in Elliot Lake in northern Ontario, at the Britannia Mine Museum near Squamish in British Columbia, and in the Vale Earth Gallery at the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa. The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame is also available as a new traveling exhibit that entertains and educates 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 and will be on display at the National Mining Hall of Fame Museum in Leadville, Colorado from May to September, 2016.
For further information:
Becky Bays, Manager, Canadian Mining Hall of Fame