Golden Predator in the Communities
Golden Predator is supportive of a progressive, cooperative, relationship with all governments as we advance our projects. We are committed to developing sustainable and long term relationships and believe we have an obligation to the communities in which we operate. We strive to be good stewards of the environment and socially responsible through our actions and act as good neighbours at all times.
Brewery Creek Community Open House - TH Community Hall, Dawson City, Yukon
Golden Predator hosted two open houses on Thursday May 15, 2014 and Friday May 16, 2014. We provided an update on mine development and our YESAB submission for the Brewery Creek Project. Meals were provided at both events.
Dawson Career Fair - Dawson City, Yukon
Golden Predator, represented by Chief Geologist and Yukon resident Mike Burke, attended the Dawson Career Fair and provided an update to the community on its plans to advance the Brewery Creek Mine towards production and create significant employment opportunities and economic contributions. When the mine operated from 1996 to 2002, over 100 permanent jobs were established.
Golden Predator is currently preparing a Project Proposal submission to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Board (YESAB) for Executive Committee Review.
Janet Lee-Sheriff Receives Queen's Jubilee Commemorative Medal
Community Open Houses - Dawson City, Yukon
On Wednesday, October 17th and Thursday, October 18th, Golden Predator hosted two Community Open Houses in Dawson City, in conjunction with Ecofor Consultants. Ecofor is conducting socio economic studies as part of the Reactivation Plan underway at Brewery Creek.
The open houses were an informal information session about Golden Predator and an update on our activities at the Brewery Creek Project. There was a brief presentation and then we opened the floor to community questions and discussion.
We served a delicious stew dinner and fresh apple crumble for dessert; everyone enjoyed the opportunity to meet local residents, some who actually worked at the Brewery Creek Mine when it was previously operated by Viceroy. We thank everyone who attended and look forward to holding more of these events in the future.
Signing Ceremony for the Brewery Creek 2012 Socio Economic Accord
|William Sheriff and THFN Chief Ed Taylor at the Signing
|Approximately 80 people attended the Signing
Ceremony at the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre
On Thursday, August 9th in Dawson City, Yukon, the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation (THFN) and Golden Predator held a signing ceremony for the Brewery Creek 2012 Socio Economic Accord (SEA).
The THFN/GPD Socio Economic Accord is a mutually beneficial partnership between Golden Predator and THFN to support and assist each other to build an effective working relationship in pursuit of the reopening of the Brewery Creek Mine, support the social and economic development of THFN and its citizens, achieve successful environmental screening, licensing and permitting required and ensure responsible management of and minimize the environmental impact resulting from the project.
The ceremony was held at the open-air performance circle outside the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre and was attended by approximately 80 people.
Elders Site Visit at Brewery Creek
The day following the Signing Ceremony on August 10th, Golden Predator hosted a group of THFN Elders at the Brewery Creek Property. The Elders toured the property’s facilities, visited the core shack, and had an aerial tour of the property by helicopter.
It was a great day with excellent weather and everyone enjoyed themselves!
THFN Elders on site at Brewery Creek.
Touring the core shack
Mike Burke, Chief Geologist, assisting people into the helicopter
Community Service Day, Dawson City Yukon
On June 1st, 2012 the Golden Predator Board of Directors and Officers, along with several other staff from our Brewery Creek Project met in Dawson City for a day of community service. Community Service Day is planned to become an annual event for our staff and in addition to giving back to the community we hope it will help all of us feel like we are a part of a great community. The Golden Predator team had a busy day and was happy to do the following projects:
- Painted the new bleachers at the community baseball diamond
- Planted flowers for the Community Support Center
- Planted seedlings at the Elder's greenhouse at C-4
- Cleaned up the yard and completed many dump runs for the Humane Society
- Cleaned up and made repairs at the Recycling Center.
At the end of the day we hosted a Community Barbeque later and had a great turnout. We provided food for almost 300 people and ran out just as it died down, it was perfect! We really enjoyed ourselves and look forward to doing this again next year.
Arctic Winter Games Whitehorse
Golden Predator has joined forces with Yukon Zinc and is sponsoring the Mining & Resource Youth Expo to be held during the Arctic Winter Games (AWG) in March 2012 in Whitehorse, Yukon. The 2012 AWG Host Society created the Expo to offer the resource industry a unique opportunity to directly engage youth and introduce them to the rewards and prospects of careers in resource development. Partnership in the Expo is open to pan-northern mining, exploration, resource development, service and supply companies and associated organizations.
Ross River recreation Centre Funding Announced
WHITEHORSE—Construction will begin this summer on a new $7 million Ross River recreation centre, subject to legislative approval, Community Services Minister Elaine Taylor announced today.
"We are committed to building a new recreation centre for the community," Taylor said. "It will be an important gathering place for youth and community members that will promote active and healthy living."
The new single story facility, to be constructed on the site of the old arena, will be energy efficient and accessible. It will include a hockey arena and multi-purpose areas suitable for recreation and sport programming to best meet the community’s needs.
“Collaboration on this project was excellent and I am pleased we will have the opportunity to help plan for a much-needed facility that will meet our needs in Ross River,” president of the Ross River Recreation Society, Fran Etzel said. “We appreciate that an outdoor rink was built for this winter and the community is looking forward to construction of the new recreation centre.”
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Ross River Warm-Up Shed
On November 22nd, the Yukon Gold Mining Alliance (YGMA) held an Open House in Whitehorse and raised $25,000 through the "Rock Hounds" silent auction to benefit the Yukon Mines Legacy Foundation. The silent auction consisted of more than 50 unique fossils and rock specimens from around the world and mining-themed Yukon art, donated by various people and organizations.
The Yukon Mines Legacy Foundation created and manages the Ross River Recreation Trust Fund, a fund dedicated to helping the community rebuild and replace its arena and equipment, which was destroyed in a fire earlier in 2011. A warm-up shed for players was built to use as a changing room and meeting area. The warm-up shed was constructed in sections at Golden Predator’s warehouse in Whitehorse. It was then assembled next to the outdoor rink in Ross River once it was complete.
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Mike Burke Receives Award at the 2011 Yukon Geoscience Forum
Ross River BBQ
Over one hundred people gathered for a community barbeque and celebrated the signing of the Traditional Knowledge Protocol on the banks of the Pelly River. Ross River Dena Council Chief Jack Caesar together with Golden Predator Chairman & CEO William M. Sheriff signed the Protocol and hosted the community event, highlighted by the Ross River Drummers and an evening of handgames.
Golden Predator Chairman & CEO William M. Sheriff and Chief Jack Ceasar signing the Traditional Knowledge Protocol
The Ross River Barbeque was held on July 14th 2011. Special guest Maria Jagodkin from the Aurora Minor Hockey Association brought donated hockey gear for the community in conjunction with the Yukon Mines Legacy Foundation. "I am pleased to sign this Traditional Knowledge Protocol and appreciate the importance Golden Predator attaches to this knowledge, particularly in the early, exploration phase of its Grew Creek Project," said Chief Jack Caesar. "This Protocol creates an opportunity to work together to provide meaningful benefits and opportunities for our younger generation."
Janet Lee-Sheriff and Chief Jack Ceasar with Maria Jagodkin and her daughter.
Enjoying the community barbeque!