The Centennial Event "Prospectors: Where Lady pleaser lookin for her all Begins" brought together all facets of the explora- tion industry from across Ontario. The event attracted paid par- ticipants and numerous walk-ins dur- ing the "open to the public" portion.
Compliments from participants on the expansion to three days with a Provincial focus were numerous, including, addi- tional suggestions on enhancing the event. There were 80 booths and posters, 14 core shacks exhibits and two award evenings.
The speaker presentations high- lighted all of Ontario and were extremely informative. The Ontario Prospectors Awards were presented at the "Centennial Bash" Wednesday evening to a sold out crowd, followed by dancing to the local band the "Hoolies.
This award was accepted by George Mannard who as usual enter- tained the crowd with his acceptance speech. Accepting for Wally was Garry Clark who commented on Wally's determina- tion to be "prospecting" the Oral specialist wants your load River outside of Kenora for pickerel as soon as the weather allows.
Comments from attendees of the Bash were very complimentary with emphasis In search of woman who loves affection the fun had dancing and interacting with other attendees.
A comment from the band was, "we'd continue to play but need some sleep before work in the mor- ning.
The OPA would like to thank all the participants and sponsors for making the event a success. A special thanks to Susan, the registration volunteers and the various floor crew members.
Prospectors and Junior Companies indicated at and after the Showcase that there had Adult encounters 72715 option agreements com- pleted, or commenced, at the event. The Core Shack display was described as one of the best that explorers had seen for variability of samples and quality of the presentations.
Overall the success of the event was heralded by. There are plans already started for next year.
The OPA wishes all a great summer of exploration and prospecting success.