YMP Toronto Distinguished Speaker Dinner with Grenville and Eira Thomas

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Location: Hy’s Steakhouse,

120 Adelaide Street West,

Toronto, Canada

Date: June 11, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM (registration); 6:30 PM (dinner)

Fee: $100

Young Mining Professionals Toronto is excited to announce that we will be hosting the father-daughter team behind the Diavik Mine & so much more. Grenville and Eira Thomas will be joining us at our next distinguished speaker dinner event on Monday, June 11, 2018, at Hy’s Steakhouse.


Ms. Thomas brings more than 25 years experience in the mining industry, including 16 years with Aber Diamond Corporation (now Dominion Diamond), where she served in ever increasing roles from initial discovery as a geologist to Vice President Exploration and ultimately a Director of the Board. She was co-founder of Stornoway Diamond Corp., serving first as CEO and then as Executive Chairman. There she led the acquisition of the Renard diamond deposit which subsequently became Quebec's first diamond mine. In 2007, she founded Lucara with partners Lukas Lundin and Ms. Catherine McLeod Seltzer. Ms. Thomas most recently served as CEO of Kaminak Gold Corporation which was acquired by Goldcorp in 2016 for $520 Million. Ms. Thomas is also a Director of Suncor Energy.


Grenville Thomas has over 50 years’ experience in the mining industry, during which time he has built an impressive track record of discovery, most notably the world-class Diavik diamond mine and the Thor Lake rare metals deposit, both in the Northwest Territories.

Gren was the founder (and held positions of Chairman, President and Director) of Toronto-based Aber Resources Ltd. (now Dominion Diamond Corp.). He is also Chairman, CEO and Director of North Arrow Minerals Inc.; President, CEO and Director of Westhaven Ventures Inc.; and Chairman of Helio Resource Corp.

Gren’s discoveries have earned him many honours, including “PDAC Prospector of the Year” for 1999; “Man of the Year” by The Northern Miner newspaper (2001); and in January of 2009, he was one of four individuals inducted into The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, located at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada.

We would like to thank our generous sponsors and supporters whose commitment is greatly appreciated:
Barrick Gold Corporation, KPMG, Cassels Brock, IAMGOLD, Franco-Nevada, and Hy's Steakhouse.

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