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MINING WEEK: Modern Mining and Technology Sudbury celebration begins April 22


SUDBURY, Ontario – Modern Mining and Technology (MMTS) is excited to announce the launch of Modern Mining and Technology Week from April 22 to May 1, 2016. Modern Mining and Technology Week will feature an array of events geared towards educating the Sudbury community about the many rewarding careers in today’s mining industry.

The week kicks off on Friday, April 22, 2016, with the annual business luncheon hosted by the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation. The luncheon provides an opportunity for all members of the mining sector to network and hear from keynote speaker, Jim Gallagher, president and CEO of North American Palladium. The luncheon will be held at Bryston’s on the Park from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm.

MMTS and Dynamic Earth, in partnership with the internationally acclaimed Wild and Scenic Film Festival, are offering a mining and earth sciences themed film festival for youth ages 13 to 18. The film festival will be held on Friday, April 22 at Dynamic Earth from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

On Sunday, April 24 enjoy the annual mining showcase from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at the New Sudbury Shopping Centre. The showcase features mining and technology related exhibits from businesses, government agencies, as well as educational and industry partners and sponsors. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the latest advances in our industry and current mining activities in our region at the interactive displays.

On April 30 and May 1 the public will have a chance to discover Sudbury. Everyone is welcome on the Discover Sudbury bus tour. This two-hour guided tour explores the stories buried in the rocks under our feet, showcases various geological and historical mining sites, and highlights how the local geology and mining has shaped Greater Sudbury. Each Discover Sudbury bus tour spot comes with free Dynamic Earth admission for that day.

These are just a few of the events planned for the week, for a full list of MMTS events, please visit www.ModernMining.ca.