The 7th Annual Mining Day was held June 22, 2019 at Marina Park in Thunder Bay.
On June 22, 2019, the 7th Annual Mining Day was held at Prince Arthur’s Landing in Marina Park located on Thunder Bay’s Waterfront. The event ran from 10 am to 4pm and was free to all attendees. The festival featured exhibitors, displays, and activities all geared toward families and kids having fun while learning about the mining and exploration industries working in the Thunder Bay area as well as Northwestern Ontario. Exhibitors represented all phases of the mining industry from service companies, geophysical contractors, drilling companies, assay labs, mining companies and educational groups. There were interactive games and displays to educate children about the various stages of mining, as well as giveaways and prize draws! There was a BBQ tent hosted by Women in Mining – Northwestern Ontario who served smokies, hot dogs and hamburgers! All proceeds from the BBQ went towards the WIM scholarship that will be given next year to a student from Lakehead University, who is pursuing a career in the mining industry.