EDMONTON, April 26, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Come join Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel on Thursday, May 3 at 10:00 as he officially launches M4S — an educational show on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Materials that brings the mining life cycle to life and demonstrates how this dynamic industry plays a major role in our everyday lives. M4S will open its doors to teachers and over 3,000 students on Thursday and Friday, May 3 and 4. They are scheduled to visit the show for an exciting, intense and memorable learning experience. The general public is invited to visit the exhibits in Hall D of the Shaw Conference Center FREE OF CHARGE on Saturday, May 5, from 10:00 to 16:00. As well, big machine enthusiasts and kids of all ages are sure to be thrilled by a parallel outdoor exhibit of colossal mining equipment in the heart of downtown Edmonton in Churchill Square.
"This is an opportunity to get up-close and personal with the massive equipment and cool technology we use in mining," says Tim Joseph, co-chairman of the CIM Conference and Exhibition. The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) hosts the M4S in conjunction with their annual convention. "This is an industry shaped by some of the top minds in the country - in the world even - and includes almost every discipline you can imagine, from mechanics and geology, to robotics, environmental management and community relations. And we're bringing the show to Edmonton so people can experience it for themselves."
The City of Edmonton is a proud Diamond sponsor of the M4S show, and Mayor Mandel will open the show with a ribbon cutting ceremony, accompanied by Joseph, and CIM President Chuck Edwards. Please join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday morning at 10:00 at the entrance of Hall D.
The interactive M4S show is comprised of seven educational pavilions: Exploration, Mining, Processing, Products & Fabrication, Sustainability, Safety, and Education & Careers.
There's more! Visitors to M4S can enter to win some fantastic prizes that represent everyday items that are products made possible because of the mining industry. For kids, draw prizes include: a Nintendo Wii™ video game console, bicycles, helmets, and iPods®. The general public can enter to win a brilliant De Beers Canada diamond, valued at $1,700, just in time for Mother's Day.
For more information please visit the show website at: www.cim.org/edmonton2012/m4s/index.cfm.
M4S is hosted by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), the leading professional association for the minerals industry with over 13,000 members across Canada and globally. CIM is dedicated to advancement of knowledge and technology as well as the facilitation of networking, fraternity and professional development for the mining industry.
For further information:
Lise Bujold, CIM Director of Events
[email protected] or 514-378-4765