McEwen Leads Extraordinary List of Mining Hall of Fame Inductees

TORONTO, Jan. 12, 2017 /CNW/ - Canadian mining giant Robert McEwen leads a list of outstanding Inductees for the 29th Annual Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. This year the Hall of Fame will add five outstanding new inductees to join the long list of extraordinary Canadian mining leaders at the annual dinner held at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.

"We are very proud to continue our tradition of recognizing the careers and leadership demonstrated by those who have made outstanding contributions to the mining sector," said Bill Roscoe, Chair, Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.  "This exemplary group of mining experts, innovators and pioneering Canadians are global leaders of the highest caliber," says Roscoe.

2017 Inductees

James Carter is a giant in the history of Canada's oil sands and an exemplary leader in their sustainable development. He transformed Fort McMurray, Alberta into a powerful economic engine for the nation while building Syncrude Canada into one of the world's largest and most successful energy producers. 

Robert (Rob) McEwen is one of Canada's most innovative, original and dynamic mining entrepreneurs. He is best known for transforming Goldcorp Inc. from a holding company into a global gold-mining powerhouse and revitalizing Ontario's Red Lake gold mine.

Donald McLeod is a revered and iconic figure in Canada's mining industry and an inspirational role model for young mining entrepreneurs. Born in Stewart, BC, he is best known for developing the Brandywine and Summit gold mines in BC, and for making high-grade gold discoveries at the Brucejack project. 

William (Steve) Vaughan has helped elevate the stature of Canada's mining industry at home and abroad as a leading expert and advisor on natural resource law, project finance and mineral policy matters for more than 40 years.

John Zigarlick, Jr. was a visionary mine-maker and company-builder who left an enduring legacy in Canada's North through innovative infrastructure development and the formation of progressive Aboriginal business partnerships.

The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Awards Dinner provides a world-class venue to pay tribute to the talent and integrity of professionals in Canada's mining industry. New for 2017, the Annual Awards Dinner has moved to a new home at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  

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SOURCE Canadian Mining Hall of Fame

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