Mine Rescue teams from throughout the Elk Valley will be put to the test in Sparwood this weekend.
The East Kootenay Mines Industrial Safety Association are hosting their 97th annual competition Saturday.
Organizer Brad Hogg says there’s a lot of tradition in this yearly event.
“For 97 years, to have these competitions taking place is a pretty awesome tradition that’s been established through mine rescue in the Elk Valley,” Hogg says. “And its a great thing for the teams to showcase their skills and knowledge through rescue.”
Hogg says Team Miracle will also be included in the competition.
They are a mine rescue exhibition team formed to raise health and safety awareness while supporting the Mining For Miracles campaign for the BC Children’s Hospital.
The community is welcome to see the competition for themselves.
Its happening at the Sparwood Fire Hall and Public Works Yard on Pine Avenue.
– Event Organizer, Brad Hogg