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Sudbury Living Magazine April 11, 2017 Our Town No Comments

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MMTS Showcase, located at the New Sudbury Centre, features mining and technology-related exhibits. It is also fun.

 

MMTS is excited to announce the launch of Modern Mining and Technology Week (April 21– April 30, 2017). Modern Mining and Technology Week features an array of events and programming geared towards educating the Sudbury community about the many rewarding careers in today’s mining industry.

 

Mining Week kicks off on Friday, April 21st, 2017 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, Steve Woolfeden from IAMGOLD. The luncheon will be held at Bryston’s on the Park from 11:45am to 1:00pm. For additional information, please contact Paul Reid (705-674-4455 ext 4608).

 

On Sunday, April 23rd join us from 11:00am to 5:00pm at the New Sudbury Shopping Centre for our annual Mining Showcase. 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.

 

In partnership with MMTS, on Monday, April 24th Science North will be hosting Science Café – Regreening. How will our past inform our future? The Science Café will be held at the Sudbury Theatre Centre. For additional information, please visit the Science North website.

 

On April 29th and April 30th the public will have a chance to Discover Sudbury. Bring your family and friends on the Discover Sudbury bus tour. This 2-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. Tour buses will leave from and return to Dynamic Earth at 10:30am and 1:30pm daily. Tours are 2 hours. Please dress appropriately for the weather and for outdoor exploration.

To register in advance for your Discover Sudbury Bus Tour, call 705.522.3701 ext. 413 or email [email protected]. A maximum of 4 (four) pre-registered spots will be made available per individual booking.

 

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

 

 

 

April 21
Business Luncheon
Bryston’s, Copper Cliff

Modern Mining & Technology Sudbury (MMTS) and the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC) are pleased to present MMTS Week kickoff event. Our business luncheon will feature speaker from IAMGOLD speaking about the Côté Gold project.
The business luncheon will be held Friday, April 21 at Bryston’s on the Park (5 Creighton Rd., Copper Cliff), from 11:45 am to 1:30pm.
If you are interested in attending the luncheon, contact Paul Reid ([email protected]), 705.674.4455, ext. 4608.

April 23
Mining Showcase
New Sudbury Centre

Now on Sunday! This Showcase, located at the New Sudbury Centre, 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. Students are encouraged to attend this free public event to learn more about what a career in the mining industry could look like.

April 24
Science Café
Sudbury Theatre Centre
170 Shaughnessy St.
7 pm – FREE

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, look back at the past 150 years of Sudbury’s science story and explore the future of our environmental remediation efforts.
Was the regreening of Sudbury a precondition for the region to become a viable science hub, cultural centre?
Moderator: Jennifer Beaudry, staff scientist, Dynamic Earth, with panelists Rui Wang, vice-president of research, Laurentian University; John Gunn, director, Living with Lakes Centre; Lisa Lanteigne, environmental manager, Vale; and Stephen Monet, manager of environmental planning initiatives, City of Greater Sudbury. This event is presented by Science North in co-operation with MMTS.

April 24-27
Discover Sudbury School Tours
Departures at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Students in Grades 4 to 12 will enjoy a Discover Sudbury Field Day. Classes from each school board are invited to experience a Discover Sudbury Geology Bus Tour and Dynamic Earth experience.
Students and teachers will learnhow the mining industry has evolved and how the environment has been restored during their tour the Sudbury Basin.
Schools events are offered at no cost. Spaces are limited. Teachers from Greater Sudbury school boards interested in registering for school events, should contact Jennifer Beaudry, MMTS school board leader, at [email protected]

April 24, 25
MineOpportunity Challenge

The MineOpportunity challenge gives participating high school students a unique experience that is fun, exciting and educational.
MineOpportunity is a competitive game that allows students to explore geology, engineering and mining by answering questions and completing activities that are hands-on and curriculum-based. MMTS sponsors are given the opport nity to participate in the day’s events at booths, challenge stops and presentations, adding to the student’s learning experience.

April 26, 27
Mining Matters Workshops

Grades 4 to Grade 8 teachers are invited to a Mining Matters workshop to learn strategies for delivering Earth Science curriculum-linked activities and use innovative materials in their classrooms. While teachers enjoy this hands-on learning experience, their students will be engaged in programming that includes underground tours and Earth Science and mining activities.

April 29, 30
Discover Sudbury Tours

Dynamic Earth is excited to offer something for everyone to celebrate MMTS Week.
Guided geological bus tours of the Sudbury Basin for the general public will be held April 29 and 30 at 10 am. The tours are two hours in length and depart from Dynamic Earth.
This experience will conclude with a visit to Dynamic Earth. Admission is free but space is limited.
Register early by phoning 705.522.3701, ext. 413 or email [email protected]
A maximum of four re-registered spots will be made available per individual booking.

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