May 18 2011: Tour of the updated Britannia Mine Museum



8:30 am Coffee and Muffins;

Bus departs from Park Royal at 9am – meet the bus at the south east corner of Marine Drive and Taylor Way, West Vancouver; park in park Royal south. Bus returning at approximately 3pm

INCLUDES LUNCH (soup, salad and sandwiches) at the scenic FURRY CREEK GOLF COURSE. Limited to 64 Probus members and guests. COST $75 per person payable when you register.

Recently, Britannia Mine Museum underwent a $14.7 million makeover transforming this mining legacy. Located 10 minutes south of Squamish on the Sea-to-Sky Highway The mine, once the largest copper mine in the world has become a one of a kind major museum and exhibit centre.

Highlights include: a train ride deep inside an underground mining tunnel, the Beaty-Lundin visitor centre where one can experience the sights and sounds of the Mining World, past, present and future; admire the mineral and gems Gallery; take in the enormous 20- storey Mill building (a National Historic Site); explore the stories of miners in the A-Z Building; pan for real gold; measure up against the giant tires of the Super-Haul Truck; stroll along the tree-lined boardwalk, and shop for unique rock and mineral gifts in the Company store. We will take in the educational film in the theatre and are fortunate to have Will Trytall, a museum board member share both his knowledge of the museum and his experience as a mining engineer .

Norman Anderson (Valerie Walker) 2
Walter Badun 1
Richard Carson 1
Rick Charles 1
David and Trish Clark 2
Donald and Del Codville 2
Blair and Margaret Dymond 2
Rod and Shirley English 2
Tim Gibbs 1
Frank Harley 1
Perry and Shirley Hedman 2
John Hopkins 1
John Hoyle 1
Michael Jacobson 1
Gordon Jinks 1
Vernon Krause (Brian Selzer) 2
Mike Lambert 1
Bill McDonald 1
Gordon and Sally Maclachlan 2
Bob Nugent 1
Wilson and Wilma Parasiuk 2
John and Diane Rae 2
Bill Robertson (Rob Bear) 2
Bob Swannell (Geoff Swannell) 2
Ted Trevor-Smith 1
Will Trythall 1
Anthony and Elizabeth Smith 2
Roy and Lenore Williams 2
Ralph Yorsh 1
Richard Dunsterville 1
Terry Hennan 1
Lindsay Mann 1

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