The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame (CMHF) recently issued its annual call for nomination of inductees. A dinner and ceremony celebrating the inductees’ outstanding lifetime achievements to the benefit of the Canadian minerals industry will take place on January 15, 2009, in what has become one of the most anticipated annual social highlights of the mining industry. They will join the 135 remarkable achievers who have been inducted since the CMHF’s inception in 1989.
Nominations can be made by individuals, firms and organizations, however must be channeled through sponsors or associate sponsors of the CMHF. Sponsors include: the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, the Mining Association of Canada, The Northern Miner and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. Associate sponsors include the British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan mining associations and the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia. The deadline for the sponsoring organization to submit a nomination is July 18, 2008. Nominations must include specific information described in the CMHF’s criteria and nomination guidelines, available at www.halloffame.mining.ca.
The CMHF currently features its inductees at two locations: University of Toronto’s Mining Building and the Mining Museum in the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre in Elliot Lake in northern Ontario. In December 2008, the CMHF will be opening a new multimedia exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.