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Diavik Diamond Mines add $25,000 to Scholarship Fund

The Yellowknife Community Foundation was very pleased to receive an additional $25,000 donation from Diavik Diamond Mine for the Diavik Community Scholarship Fund at it’s February 13, 2016 Gala.

Diavik Diamond Mines add $25,000 to Scholarship Fund. Photo credit Bob Wilson.
Diavik Diamond Mines add $25,000 to Scholarship Fund. Photo credit Bob Wilson.

Diavik Community Scholarship Fund

Established in 2013 by Diavik Diamond Mines (2012) Inc., the Fund was established to assist individuals pursuing a career in mining or resource development. Applicants must be enrolled in or accepted to a post-secondary course in the mining or resource development or a trade related field. Courses include but are not limited to Mine Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Geology, Metallurgy, Environmental Science or a Mining related trade.

For more information contact:

Yellowknife Community Foundation Charles Dent at 867-445-3368

Doug Ashbury
Adviser, Communications
Diavik Diamond Mines (2012) Inc. Tel: (867) 669-6500 ext. 6525 Email: doug.ashbury@riotinto.com

Yellowknife Community Foundation

In existence since 1993, the Yellowknife Community Foundation is the leading philanthropic organization in Yellowknife. A registered charity, the Foundation was formed in 1993 to provide residents (and former residents) with a means of supporting projects in our community for the enduring future. The Foundation is not singularly dedicated to any specific area of support. It embodies a simple concept – that people working together can make a difference. The Yellowknife Community Foundation administers 33 funds, 22 of which are scholarships. To date, nearly $750,000 in grants and scholarships have been awarded.

Diavik Diamond Mine

The Diavik Diamond Mine, located 300 km. northeast of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, is a Diavik Diamond Mines (2012) Inc. (60%) and Dominion Diamond Diavik Limited Partnership (40%) unincorporated joint venture. Both companies are located in Yellowknife, Canada. DDMI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto plc of London, England, and Dominion Diamond Diavik Limited Partnership is wholly owned by Dominion Diamond Corporation of Yellowknife.

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