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125 Years of Gratitude

As we draw the curtains on our 125th-anniversary celebration, it is a moment to reflect on the significance of the past year.

This year has been about more than just numbers on a calendar. It has been about the experiences we shared, the struggles we faced, and the victories we celebrated. We have strengthened old connections and built new ones, paving the way into the future where our collective story will continue to unfold.

As we look ahead, let us take with us the practical lessons we have learned, the relationships we have built, and the memories that we have created together. Our 125 years form a solid foundation upon which we will continue to build, and it is with a sense of purpose that we set our sights on the challenges and triumphs that lie ahead.

We express our gratitude to each one of you for contributing to the success of this commemorative year. Your commitment has been instrumental in making CIM’s 125th anniversary truly meaningful.

Thank you for being part of this journey. Here’s to the next 125.

2023 marks 125 years of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. In that time, CIM has been the premier platform for vision, collaboration and learning within the mining and energy sectors. Since June 18, 1898 when CIM was formed by an act of Parliament, our members have driven innovation and advancements in every part of the industry.

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CIM Celebrates its

125th Anniversary

The story of CIM is the
story of its people.

Your unique experiences on mine sites, in boardrooms, in classrooms reflect the growth of the Canadian mining and energy sectors.

Thank you for being a part of this memory project. 

Shania - Courtesy of Michael Winship
- Courtesy of Michael Winship

It was a wintery day. I don’t know if it was January or February, but the snow was lightly falling. I got a call from the gatehouse, and they said, ‘There’s a request by Shania Twain and her film crew from CBS. They want to film a number of her singing on the mine site.’ I said, ‘Well you better put them on the phone. I’m going to do some negotiating here.

- Michael Winship, General Manager at the Dome Mine, 1998-1999

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