Fortune Minerals Limited continues to support the Breakfast for Learning program in the Behchokö, Wekweètì, Gamètì and Whatì communities. Breakfast for Learning is a national charity that educates, and empowers communities to deliver school based nutrition programs, helping children and youth realize their full potential in life.
Fortune Minerals’ Bill Shepard delivers a cheque to Dana Britton of Breakfast for Learning in the presence of Jackson Lafferty the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
September 23, 2013
Fortune Minerals Limited was awarded a Bronze level standing in the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (“PAR”) program by the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business. The Company was commended for its participation in the Aboriginal community and is seen as a best-practice organization in the field of Aboriginal relations.
Tahltan Band Fundraiser Bike Ride 2013
Fortune Minerals Limited is pleased to support Tahltan Band Chief Rick McLean’s fourth annual charity bike ride. Rick Schryer, Director of Regulatory and Environmental Affairs for Fortune Minerals participated in the ride that has traditionally raised funds to help Tahltan families with sudden medical travel expenses. This year the construction of a youth bike park in Telegraph creek will also be supported.
Rick Schryer prepared to ride.
Fortune Minerals Limited sponsors Wha Ti Canada Day celebration.
Aboriginal Day Celebration
Fortune Minerals Limited employees Pat Moloney, Rick Schryer and Charlie Jim Nitsiza provided a complimentary lunch to those attending the 2013 Aboriginal Day celebration in Behchoko.
Pat Moloney (right) and Charlie Jim Nitsiza (left) preparing to serve lunch.
Fortune Minerals Limited supported the 2 Base Allstars co-ed baseball team. The team is a member of the Yellowknife Slo-Pitch Association and is comprised of players from ages 13 to 50.
Fortune Minerals Limited sponsors North Slave Metis Alliance Aboriginal Day events.
Fortune Minerals Limited is pleased to once again sponsor the Northern Youth Leadership Society (NYLS), Taiga Adventure Camp (TAC). NYLS provides outdoor camps and programming for youth across the NWT with the mission to provide personal growth, leadership opportunities and connections that empower young people to create positive change.
Fortune Minerals Limited was pleased to provide sponsorship to the Men's Hand Games in Behchoko.
Fortune Minerals Limited supported equipment purchases for the Wha Ti Youth Hockey Program.
The 2013 Winter Carnival is a family-focussed, week-long event in Wha Ti. Fortune Minerals Limited was please to provide a financial contribution to support this year's event.
A team from Fortune Minerals Limited participated in the Dease Lake Men's Hockey tournament. This was Fortune's first year entering a team.
Rick Schryer (Left) and Pat Moloney (Right) of Fortune Minerals pose for a photo.
Fortune Minerals Limited sponsored a Behchoko winter hockey program organized by the Rae-Edzo Friendship Centre and NWT Hockey. The clinics provide Behchoko youth with an opportunity to develop skating and hockey skills and to participate in friendly competition.
Fortune Minerals Limited contributed to the Breakfast for Learning program in the Behchokö, Wekweètì, Gamètì and Whatì communities. Breakfast for Learning is a national charity that educates, and empowers communities to deliver school based nutrition programs, helping children and youth realize their full potential in life.
“Mezi Community School Staff, students and community members would like to thank Fortune Minerals for providing financial support towards our breakfast program. The students look forward to coming to school early each morning to enjoy fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, toast and juice. The MCS breakfast program encourages healthy eating and higher attendance at our school. Without your support the Breakfast Program would not be able to run as effectively.”
~Blair Hagman, Principal, Mezi Community School, Whatì
December 17, 2012
Fortune Minerals Limited contributed funds towards the Urban Gitxsan Society's annual Christmas Dinner which caters to low income families. The event consists of a traditional Christmas dinner, presents for the children who attend and pictures with Santa Clause.
December 11, 2012
Staff at Fortune Minerals Limited participated in a team building event that raised funds for the Sunshine Foundation in London, Ontario. The Sunshine Foundation provides individual dreams to children with severe physical disabilities as well as life-threatening illnesses.
Adam Jean, Controller at Fortune Minerals Limited hands over a contribution to Nancy Sutherland, National Executive Director, The Sunshine Foundation of Canada.
November 30, 2012
Fortune Minerals Limited employees supported Movember by submitting a team for fundraising efforts and contributing to the cause. Funds raised in Canada support men's health issues, specifically prostate cancer and male mental health initiatives.
Fortune Minerals recognizes the importance of building capacity in the North. Through Skills Canada NWT, Fortune Minerals is supporting early opportunities in skilled trades and technology for NWT youth.
October 11, 2012
Public Hearings in Behchoko
September 27, 2012
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) Gala, VIP reception
Sherry Tunks and Bill Shepard (above-centre) accepting the CCAB award for Fortune Minerals achieving the Committed Level of the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program.
September 17, 2012
Fortune Minerals Limited joins the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program at the Committed Level. PAR is the first and only corporate responsibility assurance program in the world with an emphasis on Aboriginal relations.
June 29, 2012
Fortune Minerals Limited sponsored the Tahltan Bike Ride 2012 and received many thanks from Rick Maclean, Chief of the Tahltan Nation for its strong support. 4 riders rode 112 km from Dease Lake, BC to Telegraph Creek, BC to raise funds to assist area families/residents, including First Nations with the very high cost of medical travel.
June 21, 2012
Fortune Minerals Limited hosts the annual BBQ for National Aboriginal Day on June 21, 2012 in Behchoko.
February 20, 2012
Fortune Minerals Limited was pleased to support Tlicho students through Skills Canada NWT. Youth competitors from different communities participated in the NWT South Regional Skills Competition, presented by Skills Canada NWT. Students competed in categories such as welding, cooking, hairstyling, photography, graphic design and workplace safety.
February 10, 2012
Fortune Minerals Limited sponsored the Whati Women's Volleyball (Blue) team at the Territorial Open Men/Women Volleyball Tournament in Yellowknife.
WIL Employment Connections E-Newsletter feature: "Fortune Minerals and Rena Zhu: A winning combination". WIL Counselling and Training for Employment and WIL Employment and Learning Resources Corporation (operating as WIL Employment Connections) are non-profit organizations dedicated, primarily, to facilitating the economic and social integration of immigrant women and men and Canadian women and men into the broader community of London and area.
November 15-17, 2011
Fortune Minerals Limited contributes to the Geoscience Forum in Yellowknife. The "Career Exploration" segment introduced youth to careers in the mining industry.
November 10, 2011
Fortune Minerals Limited makes a donation to the Dalmeny Children's Christmas Carnival
October 28, 2011
Fortune Minerals Limited donates to the Gitwangak Youth and Family Halloween Dance. This drug and alcohol free event provides a safe and controlled environment for an enjoyable family evening.
October 19 - 20, 2011
Fortune Minerals Limited sponsors the 2011 Gitxsan Summit. The annual event was held in Kitwanga, BC and was focused on the economic development within the Gitxsan territories.
August 20, 2011
Fortune Minerals Limited supports 2011 Gitxsan Open Golf Tournament.
August 16, 2011
Fortune Minerals Limited makes a financial contribution to the Behchoko Sportsplex.
July 5, 2011
Fortune Minerals Limited sponsors Tahltan Chief Rick McLean's bike ride from Dease Lake to Telegraph Creek. The funds raised for the Tahltan Band Special Request Fund are used to assist families with the expenses related to travelling with loved ones receiving cancer treatment.
July 5, 2011
Fortune Minerals Limited makes a donation to the Langham Kinsmen and Kinette Club to contribute to the building of a community playground.
July 1, 2011
Fortune Minerals Limited contributes to Behchoko's Canada Day celebration.
June 21, 2011
Fortune Minerals Limited hosts a barbeque in Behchoko to celebrate National Aboriginal Day.