BC's mining and exploration companies have been dedicated to supporting BC Children's Hospital Foundation since 1988. They continue to show their support by participating in Foundation signature events and through very successful fundraising events created by the committee. In 2017, Mining for Miracles celebrated $1,552,505 raised. 

Fundraising Initiatives:
Jeans Day
RBC Race for the Kids
Corporate Giving
Celebrity Pie Throw
Diamond Draw
Hooked on Miracles Fishing Tournament

Miracle Weekend Mining Committee

Jeff Hanman, Teck Resources Limited – Co-Chair
Jason Weber, Tarsis Resources Ltd. – Co-Chair

Al Cloke, Copper Mountain Mining Corporation (Board)
Allen Rod, SMS Equipment
Bruce Sprague, Ernst & Young LLP
Celina Sookachoff, Teck
Chad Pederson, Teck
Christine Marks, Goldcorp
Dave Sharples, SMS Equipment
Deanna Higginson, Hemmera
Deb Bryant, Hemmera
Elaine Jang, PDO Solutions Ltd
Jacqui Schneider, Highland Valley Copper
Jeanne Liu, RODOS Consulting
Jim Harrison, Finning Ltd
Joel Shirriff, Ausenco
Jonathan O’Connor, MLT
Julie Kim Pelly, Western Copper and Gold Corp.
Katie Fedosenko, Teck
Kea Barker, Independent
Larry Wakeford, SMS Equipment
Melodie Chant, Ausenco
Sadie Ismay, Teck
Salina Landstad, SGS
Sarah Weber, Independent
Tammy Ogden, Teck Coal
Toni Wallis, Independent
Yu-Hui Kiang, Teck

To find out how you can get involved, please contact Meghan McQuaid at 604.875.2504 or You can also visit

View a full list of the 2017 Miracle Weekend contributors, including those in the mining industry.