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Smithers Exploration Group | SEG - Mining & Education Northwest BC

SEG December 2016 Enews Update

Plan ahead for our Christmas party in ten days and for Rock Talk in mid-February. If you’re planning on joining us for the SEG Christmas Cocktail party on Friday December 9, it’s time to get your tickets. We’re counting noses to ensure there is lots of everything for everyone. Then it’s into the new year and Roundup 2017. SEG is trying something different this year, and focusing its attention on the Prospectors’ Tent, so visit us on there to get your directory. Rock Talk 2017 will be February 15-17 with a focus on two northwest deposit profiles, followed by short project updates. Northwest Community College School of Exploration and Mining has two new programs.  And some sad news – long-time SEG member Dick Konschuh, passed away recently and I know many of you know his wife Elaine. We’ll be thinking of her at the Celebration of Life for Dick at the Smithers Legion, at 1 pm Wednesday November 30.

SEG Christmas Cocktail Party Friday December 9 6 to 10 pm

Come and celebrate Christmas with Smithers Exploration Group on December 9th with classic rock, cool jazz, and excellent appies...all at the very reasonable price of $20. We're taking over the Old Church in Smithers from 6 to 10 pm and we hope you can join us for live music and nibblies. 

Put on some cool duds, turn the lights down low and swing to some jazz vocals and classic rock from Jazzmatazz and the Cooleraters. They're the newest band in the Smithers area: Cheryl Butler and Elaine Edmison on vocals; Peter Ogryzlo on keyboard and George Stokes on stand up bass.  Complete the uptown picture with a cash car,  appies and seasonal Smithers sophistication.

December 9 is just over a week away, so register and buy your tickets at Eventbrite for only $20.  It’s the perfect Christmas office party or a night out with friends. If you're not keen on paying online, you can just email and we’ll see you get your tickets.
We’re looking forward to a fun evening…..Friday December 9 from 6 to 10 pm at the Old Church in Smithers.

AME Roundup 2017 Vancouver Convention Centre East January 23 – 26

Smithers Exploration Group will be at AME Exploration Roundup 2017 in the Vancouver Convention Centre East, under the sails of Canada Place Janaury 23-26, 2017. Watch for our annual directory at the publication table operated by AME in the registration area and at the Prospectors' Tent in the trade show.  We are taking a slightly different approach with Roundup in 2017 with our presence distributed around the floor of the trade show and in the various forums, instead of focused on a booth. Make sure you drop by the table and the Prospectors' tent to get your 2017 SEG directory and catch up on what's hot in northwest BC.

By the way, SEG is organizing the northwest table at the Prospectors’ Tent during Roundup.  If you’re a prospector with great properties to promote at the northwest table, drop SEG president Rob Maurer a note at 

See you at AME Roundup 2017.  Twitter: #ameRU

Rock Talk 2017 February 15 – 17 Smithers Curling Club Smithers

Rock Talk 2017 will be similar to the 2016 format with two deposit profile sessions where rock suites and a paper will facilitate geological discussion of the deposits. The feature projects are tentatively confirmed but there is still availability in our project update program if you are interested in contributing a 15-20 min talk.

2017 Rock Talk Program at a glance:

Wednesday Feb 15.

  • Doors open  at noon,
  • 1 pm – 4 pm deposit profile # 1
  • 6-7 pm Smithers Exploration Group AGM
  • 7-9 pm  Rock Talk Registration

Thursday Feb 16.

  • 8 am doors open, coffee is on
  • 9- noon, Deposit profile # 2
  • Noon-1 pm Lunch
  • 1-430 pm Northern BC Project updates
  • 430-6 pm reception

Friday Feb 17.

  • 8am – noon, Hudson Bay Mountain breakfast and core shack
  • Noon-430 pm chairlift meetings

Thanks again to all the sponsors who help make Rock Talk a success each year. ERM will host appies after the Thursday session. Geotech Drilling is sponsoring the Friday Ski Day breakfast.  P&R Exploration will sponsor ski passes for registered delegates, and Highland Helicopters will donate a transfer from the hangar to the top of the ski hill on the ski day.  

Saturday –Sunday  Feb 18-19 optional cat-skiing

  • For those who are interested in more comprehensive discussions during Feb 18-19, packages are being offered again at Skeena Cat Skiing.
  • Please contact  Lynn Schwartz( ) for Rock Talk specific details.

NWCC School of Exploration and Mining Exploration Skills Training Smithers

If you have family members or workers who are interested in training for employment in natural resource industries, let them know about two programs this winter and spring at Northwest Community College School of Exploration and Mining.

WiNG (Working in Natural Gas)

  • Smithers Campus
  • January 16 - February 23, 2017
  • Free for eligible participants
  • Contact: 250-847-4461 ext 5877 or 1-877-277-2288 ext 5877 for more information

WEST (Workforce Exploration Skills Training)

  • Camp based (near Smithers, B.C.)
  • May 11 - June 19, 2017
  • Free for Aboriginal students who meet the eligibility criteria
  • Contact: 250-847-4461 ext 5877  or 1-877-277-2288 ext 5877 for more information

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