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Mining and Technology Week a success: Organizers

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | May 15, 2014 - 4:02 PM |
Nicole Tardif, Modern Mining and Technology Sudbury secretary and program co-ordinator with the Goodman School of Mines, was on hand at the New Sudbury Shopping Centre on April 26 handing out buttons and providing information as part of Mining Week activities. File photo.

Nicole Tardif, Modern Mining and Technology Sudbury secretary and program co-ordinator with the Goodman School of Mines, was on hand at the New Sudbury Shopping Centre on April 26 handing out buttons and providing information as part of Mining Week activities. File photo.

Sudbury's 2014 Mining and Technology Week was one of the event's most successful iterations to date, said organizers.

Dick DeStefano, executive director of Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association and Mining Week's director emeritus, said in a release around 1,200 people participated in the week's various events.

“The events were so successful this year because of the dedicated professionals volunteering on the MMTS (Modern Mining and Technology Sudbury) committee without their perseverance and vision we would not have reached record number of students, teachers and public participants,” said Lori Martin, chair of Modern Mining and Technology Sudbury, in a release.

For the second year, Mining Week took a forward-looking approach to promote opportunities in the sector and dispel myths about the mining industry.

The week included a film festival and a number of activities for students from Sudbury's four school boards.

More than 300 students participated in the Mining Games, which allowed them to learn about geology, engineering and mining by participating in a trivia game.

“We want our youth to know and be proud of the people from our city who have been internationally recognized for their advanced research in exploration, mine development and the environment, and those who are developing cutting-edge mining technologies that are sought after by companies world-wide,” said Nicole Tardif, Modern Mining and Technology Sudbury secretary and program co-ordinator with the Goodman School of Mines, in a release.

“These are the careers that they will be able to advance in their future.”

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