Taseko Gibraltar Mines Ltd. will mark BC Mining Week in Williams Lake with a barbecue at Save-on-Foods Thursday, May 18 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Taseko Gibraltar Mines celebrates Mining Week in Williams Lake

For the second year in a row Taseko Gibraltar Mines will be hosting a barbecue to celebrate Mining Week with the public

BC Mining Week is May 14-20 and to celebrate Taseko Gibraltar Mines is hosting a barbecue at Save-On-Foods on Thursday, May 18.

“It’s completely free for everyone,” said Lauren Bernard, human resources co-ordinator with the company. “We will start at 4 p.m. and go until about 8 p.m.”

Hoping to catch as many people as possible, Bernard said they timed it for Thursday before the May long weekend because they anticipate people will be doing their grocery shopping for camping that night.

“Whoever wants a hotdog or hamburger can grab one. It’s for the community.”

For the past 25 years, B.C. has recognized the contributions of the modern mining industry through a week-long celebration.

Presently there are just under 600 people working at Gibraltar.

The site is open 24/7 and there is “always equipment moving,” Bernard said.

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