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TORONTO, April 08, 2013 — OTTAWA, April 8, 2013: The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame (CMHF) has issued its yearly call for nominations that will lead to the induction of a new group of individuals in January 2014.

Candidates for induction into the CMHF must be individuals who have demonstrated outstanding lifetime achievements to the benefit of the Canadian and/or world mineral industry. Whether the benefit is to the Canadian and/or world mineral industry, there must have been a flow-back of significant benefit to Canada.

Anyone may nominate a candidate. However, nominations must be channelled through Sponsoring Organizations or Associate Sponsoring Organizations of the CMHF. Sponsoring organizations include the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, the Mining Association of Canada, The Northern Miner and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. Associate sponsoring organizations include the British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan mining associations and the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia.

June 1, 2013, is the recommended deadline for contacting a sponsoring organization about submitting a nomination.

June 30, 2013, is the deadline for delivering nominating material to the sponsoring organization for review.

July 20, 2013, is the deadline for the sponsoring organization to submit the nomination.

Nominations must include the specific information described in the CMHF’s Nomination Guidelines. The Guidelines and the Criteria for Selection are available here.

The next group of CMHF inductees will be honoured at a dinner to be held in Toronto on January 16, 2014. They will join over 150 remarkable achievers who have been inducted since the 1989 inception of the CMHF.

The Hall’s inductees are currently featured at five locations. The original Hall of Fame is located in the University of Toronto’s Mining Building at 170 College Street, Toronto. The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Gallery in the Teck Suite of Galleries at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto opened in December 2008. Other Hall of Fame exhibits are housed in the Nuclear and Mining Museum in Elliot Lake in northern Ontario, at the Britannia Mine Museum near Squamish in British Columbia, and in the Vale Earth Gallery at the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa. The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame is also available as a new traveling exhibit that entertains and educates visitors about the mining industry in Canada and its luminaries. Featuring text in English and French, the exhibit is designed for easy installation in venues of all types.

For further information:
Becky Bays, CMHF Coordinator T: 647-726-3185