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Smithers Exploration Group | SEG - Mining & Education Northwest BC

SEG March 2016 Enews Update

Smithers Exploration Group welcomes a new Board of Directors with some old hands and some new faces to work with returning President Rob Maurer. Rob presented grant administrator Judi L’Orsa (pictured above) with some tokens of appreciation for her years administering SEG’s training camp. With Rock Talk 2016 successfully behind us, it’s time to look forward to a couple of events: next SEG Rocks ‘n Rambling on April 1 in Smithers and then Kamloops Exploration Group’s annual KEG conference April 12 and 13 in Kamloops.  You get a month’s rest and then it’s up to Smithers and Telkwa for Minerals North 2016 on May 18-20.

Rock Talk 2016 Geology at its best

Rock Talk 2016 surpassed all expectations in terms of content and interest. The format of workshops focussed on reviewing core and maps and sharing information related northwest BC’s important geological terrane was a huge hit. Thanks for Regional Geologist Jeff Kyba for putting it together and to the rest of the Rock Talk committee for trying something different.

The Smithers Exploration Group annual general meeting was held on February 17 in Smithers. Rob Maurer will return for his final year as president.

After nearly 12 years administering Smithers Exploration Group’s connection to the NWCC School of Exploration and Mining, Judi L’Orsa was recognized by SEG for her strong contribution to the success of the school. As well as administering grants and the camp with its equipment, Judi provided hours of unpaid office administration for SEG. Most recently she oversaw the divestment of the camp equipment and the successful auction of the gear. Judi has assured the incoming SEG board that she’s not stepping away from her volunteer work with SEG.  Thanks Judi.

The minutes are posted here. Financial statements for 2016 are available on request.

SEG’s new board and executive are as follows:


  • President – Rob Maurer
  • Vice President – Jessy Chaplin
  • Treasurer – Rob Boyce
  • Secretary – Tlell Glover


  • Jordan Eller
  • Allie Glavina
  • Kyler Hardy
  • Stephanie McGuiness
  • Andrea Ross
  • Mike Sanborn


  • Directory Manager - Elaine Konschuh
  • Outreach Coordinator - Lorie Farrell
  • Communications Manager - Christine Ogryzlo

Rocks ‘n Rambling Friday April 1

No fooling, the next RnR will be Friday April 1 from 4:30 to 6:30.  Details are still being confirmed for the location but join us somewhere for the usual relaxed end to the work week and conversations about rocks.

KEG Conference Kamloops April 12 & 13

Kamloops Exploration Group News


"Mining Potential Unearthed"

Mark your calendars for April 12th & 13th 2016! Info will be updated on the website under the conference page and emails should be starting to be sent to your email accounts. If you don't receive emails from us, send one to to be added. 

Registration is NOW OPEN! Check out the conference page for all the details at and updated information as it is announced!

Minerals North 2016 May 18-20 Smithers and Telkwa

Smithers Exploration Group is heading up the work on an Outreach venue for Minerals North 2016 which will be hosted in Smithers and Telkwa May 18 – 20, 2016. It will provide lots of exciting opportunities for school kids as well as the community at large to learn more about the exploration and mining industries. If you can volunteer some time to the Outreach efforts, please contact SEG’s Outreach administrator Lorie Farrell at

General registration is open for Minerals North and there are some great pre-conference options you might want to consider.  If you are interested in supporting the event, contact Minerals North to learn what sponsorship opportunities are still available at

If you’re looking for more reasons to attend consider this:  marketing expert and broadcast producer Terry O-Reilly has confirmed his attendance as our keynote speaker.  Also special thanks to Central Mountain Air for sponsoring our grand prize.  All delegates are eligible to win a four pack of flights across the CMA/Hawkair/NT Air Network.  Second prize is a set of golfclubs sponsored by Wainbee and third prize is a gift basket from Barkerville.   Draws will be done at the closing lunch on Friday and you must be there to win!   More information on all aspects of the event including  the preliminary agenda is available at or you can contact us at  

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