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The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame 2015 dinner will be held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto on January 15, 2015. Tickets are now sold out.

The high standard of living enjoyed by Canadians today stems in large part from the development of rich natural resources - agriculture, forest and minerals. Canada has been blessed with an abundance of natural resources, and also has been very fortunate to have people with the ability to convert these resources from potential assets into useful products at a price others are willing to pay.

The conversion of potential to actual wealth does not come easily, but is based on hard work, determination, skill, and some luck.

The story of mining in Canada can be told in part by describing some of the accomplishments of leaders in the industry. The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame recognizes the accomplishments of over 160 people, but it must be emphasized that hundreds of thousands of people have contributed to the success of today’s mining industry.

For the convenience of those who want to learn more about Canada’s mining industry, we have included a page called The Canadian Mining Industry, and additionally there are links to other mining-related web sites on the Members and Associates page.

W. Austin McVeigh

W. Austin McVeigh was one of ten children born to farmers working the land on Grand Calumet Island, Quebec, near Ottawa. It was here he developed his love of the outdoors and dreamed of the riches being discovered in places such as Cripple Creek, Colorado, and Cobalt, Ontario. Little was he to know that this humble beginning would lead to the discovery of two major mines and the formation of two respected Canadian mining corporations.... Read the full bio

The Mining Hall of Fame at the ROM

The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Gallery at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto opened in December 2008. Located amidst Earth's Treasures in the Teck Suite of Galleries, it showcases the biographies and personal stories of Hall of Fame inductees through a fully bilingual interactive video wall that also explains how mining touches every part of our lives. Read More.

Annual CMHF Induction Dinner

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Toronto, ON Read more