100% proceeds to BC Children’s Hospital.

To discover where the funds raised for BC Children’s Hospital went, click on the corresponding year.

Year
Chair
Company
Amount
  • 2017 Jeff Hanman and Joanne Klein, Co-Chairs Teck Resources Limited and Western Copper and Gold Corp $1,552,505

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  • 2016 Jeff Hanman Teck Resources Limited $1,677,686

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  • 2015 Jason Weber and Jeff Hanman Co-Chairs Tarsis Resources Ltd. and Teck Resources Limited $1,834,235

    In 2015 and 2016, Mining for Miracles will raise $3 million to support the development of the CAUSES Clinic at BC Children’s. This new clinic will provide DNA testing to support the accurate and efficient diagnosis of rare genetic diseases in children who would otherwise require numerous tests or might not be diagnosed at all. The CAUSES Clinic will also provide families with genetic counselling, clinical interpretations of testing results, and personalized recommendations for treatment

  • 2014 Jason Weber Tarsis Resources Ltd. $1,511,314

    In 2014 Mining for Miracles will be raising funds to complete the support for an Institutional Pediatric BioBank at the Child and Family Research Institute at BC Children’s Hospital. Biobanking is a new and indispensable research tool that holds the potential to improve treatments and find cures for diseases affecting millions of children around the world. This will be the first Institutional Pediatric BioBank in Canada and will facilitate breakthrough medical discoveries that will improve the lives of children suffering from debilitating and life-limiting diseases.

    About BioBanking

    In a BioBank, a collection of biological samples is stored in an environment which will preserve them. Scientists who are members of the bank can seek permission to make a withdrawal from the bank and use the samples for research. In the last 40 years the survival rate for children with cancer has increased dramatically from 10 per cent to 78 per cent. This advancement is due to extensive research and the development of new treatments. Similar progress has been made for other pediatric diseases. A BioBank offers researchers a “ready to use” collection of samples which are the basis of their research experiments.

  • 2013 Jason Weber Kiska Metals Corporation $1,638,153

    In 2013 Mining for Miracles raised funds to support an Institutional Pediatric BioBank at the Child and Family Research Institute at BC Children’s Hospital. This is a multi-year campaign. Biobanking is a new and indispensable research tool that holds the potential to improve treatments and find cures for diseases affecting millions of children around the world. This will be the first Institutional Pediatric BioBank in Canada and will facilitate breakthrough medical discoveries that will improve the lives of children suffering from debilitating and life-limiting diseases.

    About BioBanking

    In a BioBank, a collection of biological samples is stored in an environment which will preserve them. Scientists who are members of the bank can seek permission to make a withdrawal from the bank and use the samples for research. In the last 40 years the survival rate for children with cancer has increased dramatically from 10 per cent to 78 per cent. This advancement is due to extensive research and the development of new treatments. Similar progress has been made for other pediatric diseases. A BioBank offers researchers a “ready to use” collection of samples which are the basis of their research experiments.

  • 2012 Jason Weber & Colin Joudrie Kiska Metals Corporation & Teck Resources Limited $2,002,378

    In 2012, funds raised by Mining for Miracles supported the Pediatric Simulation Centre at BC Children’s Hospital. The Simulation Centre provides caregivers with a risk-free environment to gain experience and develop a sense of preparedness, ensuring BC’s children receive the best and safest care possible.

  • 2011 Colin Joudrie Teck Resources Limited $2,404,934

    Funding from 2011 helped complete the acquisition and installation of a world class Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) unit at the BC Children’s Hospital. The funds were also directed to the completion of a similarly world class medical simulation lab that will be used to improve the quality of care provided, and to train the next generation of care givers. One hundred percent (100%) of the funds raised by the Mining for Miracles Campaign go directly to identified areas of need at the hospital.

  • 2010 Colin Joudrie Teck Resources Limited $1,936,325

    100% of the funds raised in 2010 was directed to the purchase and operation of a state-of-the-art 3 Tesla (3T) MRI scanner which is located in the Pediatric Imaging Analysis & Neuroinformatics Centre at BC Children’s Hospital. Together with the expertise of BC Children’s Hospital world-renowned researchers, this new facility promises to help deepen the understanding of pediatric brain development and how children are affected by brain disorders, as well as provide ways to evaluate new therapies for protecting the brain.

  • 2009 Colin Joudrie Teck Resources Limited $1,158,538

    Funds raised in 2009 were directed toward completing a $3M pledge to construct a level 3 bio-containment laboratory as an integral part of the world class Centre for Understanding and Preventing Infection in Children (CUPIC) located at BC Children’s Hospital. The CL3 Lab, as it is known, was officially opened in early November 2009 with a special open house and reception hosted by the Mining for Miracles Committee and BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

    Chairman's Remarks: “Although 2008 was a gratifying experience, 2009 turned out to be that much more so because it became clear that the men and women from BC’s Mining Industry will always find a way to “make good” even in difficult and uncertain times. The Committee and its supporters worked hard, had fun (almost too much fun), raised $1.15M and completed a 3-year funding commitment in 2-years! I also got pied for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd times in 2009!”

  • 2008 Colin Joudrie Teck Resources Limited $1,937,692

    Funds raised in 2008 were directed toward the construction of a level 3 bio-containment laboratory as an integral part of the world class Centre for Understanding and Preventing Infection in Children (CUPIC) located at BC Children’s Hospital.

    Chairman's Remarks: “Having the opportunity to work closely with BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, the lead researchers and doctors within CUPIC, and with the volunteers on the Mining for Miracles Committee was invigorating and very satisfying. All the hard work volunteers put in to making key campaign events go off without a hitch was made even more satisfying with the financial support of BC’s Mining Industry raising a record $1.93M for BC Children’s. A great campaign!”

  • 2007 Graeme Currie Canaccord Capital Corporation $1,911,161

    Funds raised for 2007 were used to re-develop two operating theatres into “SMART O.R.’s”.

    Chairman's Remarks: For 2006 & 2007 Mining for Miracles is very pleased to announce that the funds raised by the mining industry will be directed towards a very specific objective: The BCCH has committed to re-develop two operating theaters into "SMART O.R's" SMART Operating Rooms will enable the hospital's expert surgical staff to treat children with minimally invasive techniques that mean less waiting, less recovery, less fear and less trauma. The surgeon's at BCCH urgently need two new operating rooms with SMART technology to support the specialty pediatric surgical services offered including general surgery, transplant, and orthopedics, trauma, vascular, cardiac and neurosurgery. This initiative is totally donor-dependent. Without philanthropic support, the BC Children's Hospital will not be able to build these SMART operating rooms - The goal of Mining for Miracles is to raise the estimated $3.0 million required to facilitate this objective over the next two years. With your help, we can help the BCCH and the children who require the services of the only pediatric hospital in the province of British Columbia.

  • 2006 Graeme Currie Canaccord Capital Corporation $1,438,352

    Funds raised for 2006 were used to re-develop two operating theatres into “SMART O.R.’s”.

    Chairman's Remarks: For 2006 &2007 Mining for Miracles is very pleased to announce that the funds raised by the mining industry will be directed towards a very specific objective: The BCCH has committed to re-develop two operating theatres into “SMART O.R’s.” SMART Operating Rooms will enable the hospital’s expert surgical staff to treat children with minimally invasive techniques that mean less waiting, less recovery, less fear and less trauma. The surgeon’s at BCCH urgently need two new operating rooms with SMART technology to support the specialty pediatric surgical services offered including general surgery, transplant, and orthopedics, trauma, vascular, cardiac and neurosurgery. This initiative is totally donor-dependent. Without philanthropic support, the BC Children’s Hospital will not be able to build these SMART operating rooms –The goal of Mining for Miracles is to raise the estimated $3.0 million required to facilitate this objective over the next two years. With your help, we can help the BCCH and the children who require the services of the only pediatric hospital in the province of British Columbia .

  • 2005 Jon Collins Teck Cominco Limited $1,200,000

    Funds raised in 2005 were directed to the Telethon Fund - Research, Equipment, Education, Health Promotion & Leadership, and Special Projects.

    Chairman's Remarks: Continually amazed by everyone's wholehearted support of the cause, the expert Foundation people and the creativity displayed by our enthusiastic fund raisers, I am finding Mining for Miracles a truly inspirational adventure.

  • 2004 Jon Collins Teck Cominco Limited $703,850

    Funds raised in 2004 were directed to the Telethon Fund - Research, Equipment, Education, Health Promotion & Leadership, and Special Projects.

  • 2003 Bob Stanlake AMEC $420,000

    Funds raised in 2003 were directed to the Telethon Fund - Research, Equipment, Education, Health Promotion & Leadership, and Special Projects.

    Chairman's Remarks: I appreciate the opportunity to work with a team of spirited and committed individuals in support of the Children’s Hospital. The mining industry has had a history of generous support, during good times and bad, and it is truly a rewarding experience to be part of this effort.

  • 2002 Bob Stanlake AMEC $387,000

    Funds raised in 2003 were directed to the Telethon Fund - Research, Equipment, Education, Health Promotion & Leadership, and Special Projects.

  • 2001 Mick Henningson Cominco Ltd. $330,000

    Funds raised in 2001 were directed to the Telethon Equipment Fund.

  • 2000 Mick Henningson Cominco Ltd. $325,000

    Funds raised in 2000 were directed to the Telethon Equipment Fund.

  • 1999 Al Cloke Transwest Dynequip Ltd. $345,000

    Funds raised in 1999 were directed to the Telethon Equipment Fund.

    Chairman's Remarks: Over the past fifteen years the mining industry and BC Children’s Hospital have built a great team. Helping the kids at the hospital fits with the culture of mining people. I have been very fortunate to be a part of “Mining For Miracles” for years. Fundraising for Children’s began for me because it was an existing industry charity. I quickly became committed when I visited the hospital and realized what we could do as an industry to help. There are no words to describe the emotions of talking to a young teenager at the hospital who has serious cancer or another life threatening disease. You quickly realize their strength is greater than yours. All I can do is keep fundraising and put as many smiles as I can back where they belong. My lifelong association with the mining industry has thankfully allowed be to be a small part of the team.

  • 1998 Linda Thorstad Viceroy $335,000

    Funds raised in 1998 were used to sustain the Mining for Miracles Fellowship and assist in the purchase of Two Bedside Monitors, 10 CO2 Monitors, Stroller, Refrigerator and the Telethon Equipment Fund.

    Chairman's Remarks: What a wonderful opportunity to contribute to such a worthy cause! The health and well-being of our children is so critical to our future!

  • 1997 Roger Brain Cominco Ltd. $383,000

    Funds raised in 1997 were used to sustain the Mining for Miracles Fellowship and assist in the purchase of a Cytovision Karyotyping System – EYES and Operating Room Monitors.

    Chairman's Remarks: The mining industry and Teck Cominco have been strong supporters of B.C Children’s Hospital’s Miracle Network Telethon for many years. As chair, for Mining for Miracles in 1997, I was pleased and honoured to be part of these efforts and to participate in such a worthy and rewarding experience.

  • 1996 Mike Lipkewich Teck Corporation $427,881

    Funds raised in 1996 were used to sustain the Mining for Miracles Fellowship and assist in the purchase of a Vitreo-Retinal Surgery Instruments – EYES, Carl Zeiss Microscope & Ceiling Mount.

    Chairman's Remarks: My term as Chairman for the Mining for Miracles campaign for the B.C. Children’s Hospital was a truly rewarding experience. Having had the opportunity to tour the hospital and visit with the brave little patients and see the wonderful care they receive from all the hospital staff, made me proud to play a small part of what the entire mining industry has been able to accomplish. I believe B.C.’s Children’s Hospital is a vital component in the care children in B.C. require and hope that we continue to ‘Put Smiles Back Where They Belong."

  • 1995 Al Cloke Transwest Dynequip Ltd. $372,183

    Funds raised in 1995 were used to establish the Mining for Miracles Fellowship and assist in the purchase of the 1L76 General Unit Replacement – Radiology.

    Chairman's Remarks: Helping the kids at the hospital fits with the culture of mining people. I have been very fortunate to be a part of “Mining For Miracles” for years. Fundraising for Children’s began for me because it was an existing industry charity. I quickly became committed when I visited the hospital and realized what we could do as an industry to help. There are no words to describe the emotions of talking to a young teenager at the hospital who has serious cancer or another life threatening disease. You quickly realize their strength is greater than yours. All I can do is keep fund raising and put as many smiles as I can back where they belong. My lifelong association with the mining industry has thankfully allowed be to be a small part of the team.

  • 1994 John Willson Placer Dome Inc. $420,206

    Funds raised in 1994 were used to assist in the purchase of an Anaesthesia Machine, Video Endoscopy Equipment - Tube with Camera and the Telethon Equipment Fund.

    Chairman's Remarks: Overwhelming impressions for me were the massive appeal of the cause, the immense helpfulness and professionalism of the Foundation staff, and the enthusiasm with which everybody helped with the campaign. It was a delightful experience.

  • 1993 Victor Jones Westley Mines International Inc. $317,122

    Funds raised in 1993 were used to assist in the purchase of a Fluoroscopy Replacement – Radiology and the Telethon Equipment Fund.

    Chairman's Remarks: …B.C.’s mining industry has always been a strong supporter of its communities and B.C.’s Children’s Hospital; it was a privilege to Chair the dynamic mining committee, helping put smiles back where they belong!...

  • 1992 Don McLeod International Northair Group $420,786

    Funds raised in 1989 were used to assist in the purchase of Special Lights for five Operating Rooms, Washer/Sterilizer, Operating Table and the Telethon Equipment Fund.

  • 1991 Walter Segsworth Westmin Resources Ltd. $409,820

    Funds raised in 1991 were used to assist in the purchase of a Digital Angiography – Radiology – HEART and the Telethon Equipment Fund.

    Chairman's Remarks: As chairman, my job was to organize the Mining for Miracles campaign so that we could raise some money and do some good for the kids of B.C. And we did that. We worked hard and raised a lot of money. We helped a lot of kids. And along the way we helped some very dedicated health professionals do their jobs more efficiently. And in the end, the folks we helped most were ourselves. There is no greater gift than the satisfaction of knowing that you have really done something worthwhile.

  • 1990 George Tikkanen Cominco Ltd. $336,330

    Funds raised in 1990 were used to assist in the purchase of a Video Recording System – Integrated EEG – BRAIN

    Chairman's Remarks: I was introduced to the wonderful work done by the Children’s Hospital during the 1990 fund raising campaign. A few years later, when our prematurely born grandson spent his first four months in the Special Care Nursery of the hospital and underwent a number of major surgeries, our family was thankful that all the facilities were there and were tremendously impressed by the skill and dedication of the staff.

  • 1989 Poul Hansen Highland Valley Copper $284,640

    Funds raised in 1989 were directed to an Ultrasound for Cardiology.

    Chairman's Remarks: Under the banner of “Mining for Miracles”, the women and men in the B.C. Mining Industry have consistently given their support to the very best care for the children.

  • 1988 Jim O'Rourke Princeton Mining $109,000

    Chairman's Remarks: Chairing the mining communities fund raising campaign for Children’s Hospital in 1988 was a rewarding experience by being able to contribute with the overwhelming support received from the people in the mining industry. Children’s Hospital has touched the lives of us all: parents, grand parents, relatives and friends of our B.C. children. Too often we take the good for granted. The value of the services provided by Children’s dedicated staff and facilities are infinite for our B.C, children in need. The 1988 fund raising campaign was a wake-up experience for many of us in the mining industry. Recognition and appreciation of the tremendous contributions made by Children’s Hospital for the children of B.C. was silent but well established in our mining communities. The door to door grass roots involvement of our campaigners heightened our level of awareness of the great services Children’s provides. The Mining for Miracles campaign was the spark needed to ignite the enthusiasm of the people of our industry to make Children’s Hospital their priority charity.

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