TORONTO — The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame is hosting a special, black tie fundraising gala evening at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) on Saturday, May 9, 2009. Patrons will be able to interact with the dynamic new Canadian Mining Hall of Fame gallery, located beside spectacular minerals and gems in the Teck Suite of Galleries. Dinner will be followed by a performance of the Cowboy Junkies, Canada’s internationally renowned country music and alternative rock band, whose members include descendants of two Hall of Fame inductees, Noah and Jules Timmins.
Proceeds from the evening will support the development of satellite exhibits across Canada and other outreach projects of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. The new Hall of Fame Gallery at the ROM features the Hall’s inductees, currently numbering 140, and videos about Canada’s minerals and metals and mining industry. Consisting of a large wall screen and two monitors, the interactive multi-media exhibit can be duplicated relatively easily. The board of directors of the Hall of Fame hopes to establish such satellite exhibits across Canada. The first one will be installed in the B.C. Museum of Mining at Britannia Beach, in time for the Winter Olympics in February 2010.
Details about the fundraising gala are available under Welcome/Upcoming Events at www.HallOfFame.mining.ca or from Nean Allman, Canadian Mining Hall of Fame co-ordinator, at email@example.com or 519-599-3050. Book soon – tickets are limited.