Quebec mining film festival will salute Ontario community leaders

This article was provided by the Ontario Mining Association (OMA), an organization that was established in 1920 to represent the mining industry of the province.

The second annual Mining Film Festival run by IDNR-TV will salute two Ontario mining community leaders and several Quebec officials to emphasize the mineral sector links and shared geology between Northeastern Ontario and Northwestern Quebec. This event is being held on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at the Cinema du Parc in Montreal. 

The festival’s aim is to act as a platform on which mining and natural resource industries can be viewed objectively and realistically and to raise awareness of one of Canada’s most important industries. Films will highlight major changes taking place in the sector, technological innovations and sustainable mining practices. 

Vic Power, who was Mayor of Timmins from 1980 to 2000 and from 2003 to 2006, will be presented with a tribute trophy for his positive influence on the growth and development of his city and region. Also, Tom Laughren, the current Mayor of Timmins, will receive a certificate of recognition. “IDNR-TV and Arcelor Mittal Canada Mines wish to acknowledge the outstanding contribution made by these regional leaders in building bridges and fostering cooperation between the francophone and anglophone communities that are central to the development of natural resources and the local mining industry.” 

Other politicians being recognized will include Fernand Trahan, Mayor of Val d’Or; Andre Vezeau, First Magistrate of Malartic, and OMA member company Osisko Mining will receive the Coup de Coeur Trophy for the launch of its Canadian Malartic gold project. 

This will be the first time the Coup de Coeur Trophy will be presented. Accepting the honour of behalf of Osisko Mining will be Sean Roosen, Osisko President and Chief Executive Officer, and Robert Wares, Osisko Mining Executive Vice President and initiator of the Canadian Malartic project. 

IDNR-TV is a supporter of the OMA’s high school video competition So You Think You Know Mining. The OMA congratulations IDNR-TV on staging this innovative film festival for the second year in a row, supports its goals and looks forward to working with the television channel in the future. 

OMA members Goldcorp, Agnico-Eagle Mines and Osisko Mining are sponsors of the Mining Film Festival. IDNR-TV is Canada’s first all-natural resources based television network available under license with the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission. Its programming consists of documentary, education, health and safety, info-tainment, news, business and current affairs.