Princeton has a long history with mining and mining is poised to play an important role in the future with the opening of the Copper Mountain mine in summer of 2011. Last year the community support for Mining Day was overwhelming with over 600 members of the community coming out for the Copper Mountain Mine tour. To celebrate Princeton Mining Day this year, several events are planned on May 3rd, including a Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, a Copper Mountain sponsored family event and an evening fundraiser casino night and loonie auction to support the Princeton and District Museum.
The luncheon will provide business leaders in Princeton with the opportunity to hear about how the mining industry in BC can benefit the community and what future steps the industry is taking to ensure social and economic sustainability. In the evening, a charity casino fun night is planned and will include prizes, a roving magician, a loonie auction appetizers and drinks. Tickets are $25 and all proceeds will go towards supporting the Princeton and District museum Schedule of events:
Chamber of Commerce Luncheon:
11:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. Princeton Golf Club
Invitation only (Media invited to attend speeches and interview opportunities) Family events sponsored by Copper Mountain: 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Veterans Square Family activities Evening Reception: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Princeton & District Museum $25 ticket cost at the door (Tickets also available at the Princeton Chamber)
MABC invites the whole community to celebrate.