Mine Rescue Competition

Mine Rescue Competition

60th Annual Mine Rescue Competition,
June 10th, 2017

Mine rescue is a critically important part of any mine safety program. When something goes wrong in a mine, the mine rescue team’s training allows them to deal with any situation.

In this family-friendly event, spectators can watch teams from across Canada showcase their skills and learn from one another, while competing for the Overall Surface and Overall Underground Trophies.

Join the WSCC in supporting this annual event.

The Chamber of Mines also invites the public to enjoy the Miner's Picnic, a family event and free BBQ at 12:00 PM.

When: Saturday, June 10th, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Yellowknife Multiplex/Fieldhouse Parking Lot (41 Kam Lake Road)

The Competitors

There are eight teams from five mines participating in this year’s event:

Surface Teams

  • Ekati Diamond Mine – Dominion Diamond Corporation;
  • Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine – De Beers Canada Inc.;
  • Meadowbank Gold Mine – Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.; and
  • Victor Diamond Mine (Ontario) – De Beers Canada Inc.

Underground Teams

  • Diavik Diamond Mine – Rio Tinto Ltd.;
  • Ekati Diamond Mine – Dominion Diamond Corporation;
  • Hope Bay Gold Mine – TMAC Resources Inc.; and
  • Meliadine Gold Project – Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.

Contact Information

Lex Lovatt, Mine Rescue Coordinator
Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission
(867) 920-3849