Local Activities

Alan Taylor presents Nahanni Flood Relief Fund cheque to Chief Clayton and Councillor Tammy Matou

Alan Taylor presents Nahanni Flood Relief Fund cheque to
Chief Clayton and Councillor Tammy Matou

On June 12, 2012, the community of Nahanni Butte was flooded by local rivers which resulted in the Nahanni residents having to be relocated approximately 140 kilometres away to Fort Simpson, NT. The community is a neighbour of the Prairie Creek Mine and Canadian Zinc provided on-the-ground support with our Fort Simpson Office. In addition, the Company partnered with CIBC to create the Nahanni Butte Flood Relief Fund to provide the Nahanni community some financial support for their clean-up and repair needs.

Canadian Zinc Open Golf Tournament

Canadian Zinc Open Golf Tournament

The annual Canadian Zinc Open Golf Tournament started in 2003 and has grown to be one of the largest attended golf events in the Northwest Territories. The tournament takes place over two days in early August and provides a great opportunity for local residence to interact with senior NZC Management.

Nahanni Butte Winterfest

Nahanni Butte Winterfest

In 2009, Nahanni Butte Dene Band (NBDB) and NZC created an annual winter carnival held each January for the youth of our Project’s nearest community. NBDB named the event “Winterfest” with the slogan “Working Together For Our Youth”. Some of the events included floor hockey, badminton, and dodge ball.

Canadian Zinc Community BBQ in Nahanni Butte

Canadian Zinc Community BBQ in Nahanni Butte

The annual Nahanni Community BBQ provides an outdoor event for Nahanni Butte residents and the occasional Nahanni National Park Reserve visitors.

Canadian Zinc Community BBQ in Fort Simpson

Canadian Zinc Community BBQ in Fort Simpson

The annual Fort Simpson Community BBQ is held at the recreation centre and a portion of the BBQ is provided to the Stanley Isaiah Seniors Centre.

Alan Taylor answering questions from children attending GeoScience

Alan Taylor answering questions from children attending GeoScience

NZC has been a part of the annual GeoScience Forum in Yellowknife since 1994 as a guest speaker, exhibitor and also participant with local school assignment activities.

Students enjoying breakfast at Thomas Simpson school

Students enjoying breakfast at Thomas Simpson school

In 2012, NZC and Liidlii Kue First Nation provided a breakfast at the regional high school.

Canadian Zinc sponsored Pulsar soccer team getting ready for another game

Canadian Zinc sponsored Pulsar soccer team getting ready for another game

NZC sponsored the ladies soccer team, which finished 2nd in the Northwest Territories Championships.

Nahanni badminton team wearing new team jackets

Nahanni badminton team wearing new team jackets

NZC sponsored the Nahanni Butte Badminton Team, which produced one age group division champion.

Canadian Zinc scoreboard at the Nahanni Butte gym

Canadian Zinc scoreboard at the Nahanni Butte gym

NZC has contributed items to support community recreation including floor hockey equipment, tables, chairs and a scoreboard for the new Nahanni Butte gymnasium.

NZC team unveils Hole #8 sign at Seven Spruce golf course

NZC team unveils Hole #8 sign at Seven Spruce golf course

NZC provides annual sponsorship of Fort Simpson’s Seven Spruce Golf Course and Hole #8.

Wilbert Antoine speaking at Dehcho Leadership Assembly

Wilbert Antoine speaking at Dehcho Leadership Assembly

NZC has been invited to provide Project updates at regional aboriginal leadership assemblies.

Canadian Zinc's Fort Simpson Office

Canadian Zinc’s Fort Simpson Office

In 2005, NZC established a regional office in Fort Simpson, NT.