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October 2016 - Events and Updates 
WIMBC Lunch & Learn Registration
 
Speaker: Wes Carson, P.Eng, Vice President - Project Development, Sabina Gold & Silver Corp
Topic: Vancouver's junior mining industry - operations & issues in this current market
Date: Thursday,
October 13th, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (registration opens at 11:45am)
Address: Fasken Martineau, 2900 – 550 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada  

Wes Carson has nearly 20 years of experience in mine operations, project development, construction and engineering. Wes joined Sabina as Vice-President, Project Development in July 2012 and he leads the operations, engineering and development teams for the company, primarily focused on the development of the Back River project, a large, high-grade gold property located in Nunavut. Prior to joining Sabina, Wes was Vice-President and General Manager with Thompson Creek Metals Company for their Mount Milligan project in central British Columbia.

Big thanks to our GOLD SPONSOR – Fasken Martineau for providing the venue, food and beverages.
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Registration is required for this event. This event is open to members of WIMBC only. Information and invitations are emailed to members directly.

To find out more about joining WIM contact us at:
wimvancmembership@gmail.com
**A reminder to print/bring your email confirmation, as you will be asked to show it at the door. Space is VERY limited, those who do not have a copy of their confirmation may be turned away at the door. **
 
IMPORTANT: IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED AND ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND, PLEASE CHANGE YOUR RSVP VIA INVITE NO LATER THAN THE WEDNESDAY PRIOR TO THE LUNCH.
We look forwarding to seeing you there!

 
Register Here
WIMBC Fundraising Initiative
Donate to the Córdoba Women Fabric Drive  
 
As part of WIMBC's new initiative to partner with various charity groups, for October and November of 2016, our charity of choice is the Córdoba Women's Group. The women in the villages of San Juan, San Matias and Alacran have relatively few options to work, earn money or occupy their time. The communities in this part of northern Colombia are poor, and the entire country is only now emerging from more than 50 years of violent conflict between armed outlaws and drug cartels. The people rely mainly on subsistence farming, artisanal (mostly illegal) mining and some illegal agricultural activities. Most girls leave school early and have children very young, with few options for them to contribute to the family income.

Small-scale mining in the area caught the attention of international explorers and currently Cordoba Minerals and High Power Exploration are advancing a copper-gold exploration project. Prior to starting any geological exploration activities in the area, Cordoba met with the people of the local villages and talked at length about the exploration process. They have since initiated an incredible social program in the area, in parallel with exploration activities, with a range of projects in place including jobs, training, building schools, supplying computers and 
the internet, bee keeping, and social programs for the women, including small business skills for making and selling handicrafts.

Freelance writer and WIMBC member, Kylie Williams, visited the project in August 2016
 and was inspired by the enthusiasm and commitment of the women who were creating beautiful handicrafts in temporary shelters without walls or floors, surrounded by curious children. The company has supplied two sewing machines, along with a limited amount of supplies, all to be shared among the group of women.

During October and November, Kylie will be leading a WIMBC fundraising campaign for the Women of Córdoba. You can help, by donating fabric, cotton, or $5 - $10 towards a new sewing machine for the women to share. More details about how you can contribute will be conveyed in person at the next WIMBC Lunch and Learn, set for October 13 and also details will be posted on the WIMBC social media pages.

One WIM village, helping another.

 
Village school in Alacran, Colombia
Upcoming Events
 
Mining 4 Beer is hosting their next monthly event at The Butcher & Bullock.
Join WIMBC & Mining4Beer for some post work drinks and networking. 

Remember, bring lots of cards, ask for them and leave your sales pitch at the office. Mining 4 Beer is for you to create your home network. 

Time: 4pm onwards
Location: The Butcher & Bullock
911 West Pender Street (corner of Hornby)
Just look for the flying cow in the sky.
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