The Mining Association of British Columbia

The Mining Association of British Columbia

October 30, 2012 11:08 ET

MABC Congratulates New Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Inductee, Jim O'Rourke

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 30, 2012) - The Mining Association of BC extends warm congratulations to MABC executive member, Jim O'Rourke, who will be inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame on January 10, 2013.

"Over the course of his career, Jim O'Rourke has been instrumental in the development and success of a number of high profile mines around the province resulting in the creation of hundreds of jobs in BC communities," said Karina Briño, President and CEO, Mining Association of BC. "Added to this achievement, Jim has been exemplary, during the span of his career, for his strong commitment to forging lasting community partnerships where he operates, garnering relationships based on mutual trust and respect. Jim is also recognized as an innovative leader through his creation of strong partnerships with Pacific Rim nations as part of the Pacific Gateway initiative."

Jim O'Rourke was also the founder of BC Children's Hospital, Mining for Miracles Campaign ( which, over the last 25 years, has raised more than $20 million in areas of critical needs at BC Children's Hospital. Jim is also involved with Fishing for Kids, a campaign raising funds for children's charities.

Jim O'Rourke continues to play a major role in mining industry as the President & CEO of Copper Mountain Mine near Princeton, BC, leading the mine into production in 2011.

The twenty-fifth annual Canadian Hall of Fame induction dinner is on January 10, 2013 at the Fairmont York Hotel in Toronto. For tickets and more information, visit

New inductees to the Canadian Hall of Fame in 2013 are:

James C. O'Rourke
Charles E. Fipke
Gerald W. Grandee
Pierre Lassonde

About the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame

The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame was conceived by the late Maurice R. Brown, former editor and publisher of The Northern Miner, as a way to recognize and honour the legendary mine finders and builders of a great Canadian industry. The Hall was established in 1988 and currently has 150 members (

About MABC

MABC represents companies involved in the exploration and development, mining and smelting of minerals, metals, coal and industrial minerals in British Columbia. It is regarded as the pre-eminent voice of mining in the province.

Contact Information

  • Mining Association of BC
    Karina Brino
    President and CEO

    Mining Association of BC
    Claire Thomson
    Senior Director, Communications
    604.681.4321 ext. 103