WHO WE ARE:
The Greater Vancouver Mining Women’s Association (GVMWA) has operated as a non-profit organization registered under the Provincial Societies Act of BC since 1977. It brings women together who are interested in and involved with the mining industry, either directly or indirectly, and from both industry and supply sector, e.g. family background, spouse, career path, or general interest.
The objectives of the GVMWA are:
·To provide fellowship and enjoyment for members.
·To raise awareness of mining as a necessary part of society through youth education in our schools.
·To encourage women to pursue mining careers.
·To provide voluntary support at mining related industry functions such as the Association of Industry and Minerals Exploration BC, the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy conferences, and the Children’s Hospital through the Mining for Miracles Campaign.
WHAT WE DO:
From September to June, members meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Activities include luncheons, guest speakers, concerts, theatre tours, fashion shows, dinner dances and more. The events are organized by the GVMWA programming committee and members are notified through “The Drift”, a monthly newsletter.
Some of the events are fundraisers and proceeds are distributed as follows:
·Bursaries, to female mining industry students
·Transportation assistance for elementary schools to tour the BC Museum of Mining
·Mineral Resources Education Program of BC School Program
·Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair
Within the GVMWA smaller interest groups include book clubs and walking groups and new participants are welcome.
We welcome new members and invite you to join us at our next meeting. Combined energies and vision keep an organization strong.