BRITISH COLUMBIA – Last year employees at NORTHGATE MINERALS’ Kemess mill near Smithers challenged themselves to lose weight, quit smoking and improve their fitness levels. It worked. The 35 people who participated lost a total of 236 lb (CMJ, December 2006).
The new challenge this year is “A Pound of Cure for Kids” with the company donating funds to the B.C. Children’s Hospital in the names of the winning team. And this time, teams from all the mines in British Columbia are encouraged to join in.
The Kemess mine prides itself on having some of the most determined and toughest competitors in the industry and they’re ready to take on any mine that’s got enough heart and body fat. There will be two winning categories, one based on average reduction in body fat and the other based on the funds pledged for the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation. What this means, is that even a small mine of 35 employees could take on the Goliaths of the industry and win.
If your mine is interested in participating, please contact Sonja Reschke at the Kemess mine, 604-639-8547, or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org to register your mine and obtain the package of information to get started.