QUEBEC – Vancouver’s Integra Gold Corp. has donated C$260,000 to local Val d’Or and Abitibi-Temiscamingue charities and non-profit organization. The money was raised through table sales and corporate sponsorships at its Gold Rush Challenge “Shark Tank” style live finale event in March 2016.
The finale marked the culmination of Integra’s $1 million crowd sourced competition, which saw experts from around the globe evaluate historic data to come up with high quality exploration targets using leading edge technology. Several of the targets generated are scheduled to be drilled this quarter. Of the funds raised at the live finale, A$100,000 was generously matched by the Macquarie Group Foundation.
“The town of Val d’Or was built after the discovery of gold here in the early Twentieth Century,” commented Val d’Or mayor Pierre Corbeil. “Most importantly, Integra understands that the heartbeat of a town is not provided by any metal, but rather by the people that call it home.”
Earlier this month, on the Val d’Or museum grounds, the historic site of the Lamaque mine, Integra and its key contractors hosted a company expo and barbeque with over 500 members of the Val d’Or community in attendance. Local partners and contractors, including Forage Orbit Garant, Atlas Copco, Fournier et Fils, SGS Geostat, and Promec Mining joined Integra staff in a public exposition where members of the community were given the chance to review the Lamaque project’s progress to date, enjoy a guided bus tour of the property, and discuss firsthand the Integra’s plans for the.
To view photos from the Integra Gold summer party, click www.IntegraGold.com/i/pdf/Integra-Aug-10-2016.pdf.