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VIFF Announces 2020 Canadian-Made Films for VIFF Short Forum and Catalyst Program Participants

39th Vancouver International Film Festival
September 24–October 7, 2020

VANCOUVER , B.C. Vancouver International Film Festival 2020 (VIFF) is delighted to announce the complete programming lineup for the Canadian short film series VIFF Short Forum, coupled with the cohort for the Catalyst mentorship program. The VIFF Short Forum, presented by TELUS STORYHIVE, is a showcase for the myriad perspectives and approaches that are redefining Canadian short filmmaking. In addition to film screenings, the series is a platform for discussions about how diverse experiences and varied approaches allow for fully realized narratives to unfold in a matter of minutes. Catalyst is a cohort-based facilitated mentorship program, which provides new and aspiring filmmakers with the tools they need to embolden their cinematic voices, presented by TELUS STORYHIVE and supported by the RBC Emerging Artists Project.

The lineup of 50 Canadian-made shorts will be available province-wide on the new VIFF Connect streaming platform, along with the full festival film program. VIFF’s $60 subscription will bring the festival’s world-class lineup into the homes of thousands of British Columbians starting at 12pm PDT on September 24.
The VIFF Short Forum official competition will showcase 15 short films by BC creators, eight world premieres and four Canadian premieres. The BC-produced films will compete for Best BC Short Film, a $5,000 cash prize presented by TELUS STORYHIVE. All 40 shorts will vie for Best Canadian Short Film, which comes with a $2,000 cash prize from VIFF and a $15,000 in colour grading and/or VFX services credit supplied from Side Street Post.

Highlights from the official competition include: the North American premiere of Foam by Omar Elhamy, about a man who returns to work at a carwash after serving time in prison; the world premiere of Canucks Riot II by Lewis Bennett, a look at the chaos in the streets of Vancouver following the Canucks’ loss in the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals; the world premiere of Parlour Palm by Rebeccah Love, about an overworked lawyer attempting to care for his partner enduring a climate crisis-inspired, anxiety-fuelled manic episode; and the Canadian premiere of Breaking Up for the Modern Girl by Sydney Nicole Herauf, an anthropological satire of heartbreak in the modern age. Also on the lineup, three shorts by former Catalyst participants: Vaivén by Nisha Platzer, Laura by Kaayla Whachell and Sunken Cave and a Migrating Bird by Qiuli Wu.

Additionally, the VIFF Short Forum will once again include Intersecting Voices, a non-competitive showcase of work by emerging Indigenous filmmakers curated by Amanda Strong and Tristin Greyeyes. Featuring diverse perspectives and bold approaches to storytelling, each of these films embraces tradition while demonstrating an individual sensibility.
“As we enter an exciting era in which our filmmakers are challenging the traditional definitions, geographic constraints and aesthetic approaches of what makes a film ‘Canadian,’ our short film programming has led the way in identifying the vanguard of our national cinema and showcasing myriad perspectives, experiences and aesthetics,” says Curtis Woloschuk, Associate Director of Programming. “The VIFF Short Forum encourages a greater appreciation not only of the astonishing quality of short form cinema being created but also the unique individuals who are demonstrating their voice and vision through this medium.”

In its third year, Catalyst offers emerging, underrepresented filmmakers the opportunity to meet and be mentored by artists and industry professionals with a level of equality in a facilitated and intimate setting. The 2020 cohort includes 15 participants, who will receive a professional development stipend, a full online festival subscription, eight exclusive flagship group sessions, and one-on-one mentorship opportunities. The 2020 cohort is: Jade Baxter, Hannah Dubois, Justin Ducharme, Kevin Feng, Michelle Kee, Carter Kirilenko, Kunsang Kyirong, Evan Luchkow, Katrina Mugume, Omorose Osagie, Kama Sood, Anaïsa Visser, Jackson Wai Chung Tse, Carolyn Yonge and Katie Zalazar.

“Cultivating emerging talent and proper representation is so important within the creative industry, especially within filmmaking; both on screen and behind the camera,” says Rylan Friday (Saulteaux Ojibway/Plains Cree), Catalyst Programmer & Mentorship Coordinator. “I hope to provide opportunities I wish I had when I started working in film five years ago. I’m excited to provide a safe space for these 15 emerging filmmakers and to help alleviate common barriers such as film financing, overcoming shyness in networking and of course prejudices towards underrepresented groups. Catalyst is a unique opportunity for young, diverse voices to take their craft to the next level — guided by the insights and wisdom of those who came before.”

All films will include introductions by VIFF Programming Curators or bonus content from filmmakers and creators.

VIFF SHORT FORUM:
A showcase of the myriad perspectives and approaches that are redefining Canadian short filmmaking

Presented by TELUS STORYHIVE
Aniksha (dir. Vincent Toi, Canada)
The Archivists (dir. Igor Drljaca, Canada)
As Spring Comes (dir. Marie-Ève Juste, Canada)
August 22, This Year (dir. Graham Foy, Canada)
Bad Omen (dir. Salar Pashtoonyar, Canada/Afghanistan) | World Premiere
Benny’s Best Birthday (dir. Benjamin Schuetze, Canada)
Black Forest Sanatorium (dir. Diana Thorneycroft, Canada)
Boredom (dir. Mashie Alam, Canada) | Canadian Premiere
Breaking Up for the Modern Girl (dir. Sydney Nicole Herauf, Canada) | Canadian Premiere
Cake Day (dir. Phillip Thomas, Canada)
Canucks Riot II (dir. Lewis Bennett, Canada) | World Premiere
Cosmic (dir. Meredith Hama-Brown, Canada) | Canadian Premiere
Deeper I Go (dir. Michael P. Vidler, Canada) | World Premiere
êmîcêtôcêt: Many Bloodlines (dir. Theola Ross, Canada)
Even in the Silence (dir. Jonathan Elliott, Canada)
Every Day’s Like This (dir. Lev Lewis, Canada)
The Fake Calendar (dir. Meky Ottawa, Canada)
First Person Shooter (dir. Cole Kush, Canada) | World Premiere
Foam (dir. Omar Elhamy, Canada) | North American Premiere
The Fourfold (dir. Alisi Telengut, Canada)
Girls Shouldn’t Walk Alone at Night (dir. Katerine Martineau, Canada)
The Great Malaise (dir. Catherine Lepage, Canada)
Into Water (dir. Cole Forrest, Canada)
Laura (dir. Kaayla Whachell, Canada)
Moon (dir. Zoé Pelchat, Canada)
A New Leash on Life (dir. Daniel Jeffery, Canada) | Canadian Premiere
Nuxalk Radio (dir. Banchi Hanuse, Canada)
Parlour Palm (dir. Rebeccah Love, Canada) | World Premiere
Rag Doll (dir. Leon Lee, Canada) | Canadian Premiere
Spring Tide (dir. Jean Parsons, Canada)
Strong Son (dir. Ian Bawa, Canada)
Succor (dir. Hannah Cheesman, Canada)
Sunken Cave and a Migrating Bird (dir. Qiuli Wu, Canada) | World Premiere
Toward You (dir. Meysam Motazedi, Canada) | World Premiere
The Train Station (dir. Lyana Patrick, Canada)
The Trip (dirs. Mikizi Migona Papatie, Canada)
tu (dir. Suzanne Friesen, Canada) | World Premiere
Uu?uu~tah (dir. Chad Charlie, Canada/USA)
Vaivén (dir. Nisha Platzer, Canada)
ZOO (dir. Will Niava, Canada)

Intersecting Voices
Coyote’s Canoe (dir. Gloria Morgan, Canada)
The Foundation: Indigenous Hip Hop in Canada (dir. Diana Hellson, Canada)
Heli, Set Ŧte Sḱál Ƚte (Bringing our language back to life) (dir. Renée Sampson, Canada)
Keemooch (dirs. Nathan Adler, Howard Adler, Canada)
My Mother My Rock (dir. Kelly Roulette, Canada)
A Place to Belong (dir. Lyana Patrick, Rosemary Georgeson, Canada)
This Bright Flash (dir. Rylan Friday, Canada)
Uncle Tommy Goes Back (dir. Jamaine Campbell, Canada)
XO Rad Magical (dir. Christopher Gilbert Grant, Canada)
ʔiiḥtuup (Whale) (dir. Tanner Zurkoski, Canada)

Tickets & Information
VIFF Connect Festival Subscriptions $60 Regular / $30 Student
VIFF Connect Gold Subscription $95
VIFF Connect Streaming Tickets $9 / In-Cinema Tickets $15
VIFF Talks $10
VIFF AMP Pass $45 / Tickets $10
Totally Indie Day $45 / $30 Students
VIFF Immersed Free

Single Tickets and Subscriptions available at viff.org
To explore VIFF’s complete 2020 programming, visit viff.org

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About VIFF
Founded in 1982, the Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society is a not-for-profit cultural society and federally registered charitable organization that operates the internationally acclaimed Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) and the year-round programming at the VIFF Centre. VIFF produces screenings, talks, conferences and events that act as a catalyst for the community to discover the creativity and craft of storytelling on screen. For its 39th year, VIFF brings the world of cinema to homes across British Columbia with an online festival from September 24–October 7, 2020, showcasing the top international, Canadian and BC films along with creators and industry professionals from around the globe.

VIFF is presented on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil‑Waututh) Nations.

For media inquiries and media kit:
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Laura Murray | [email protected] | 604.418.2998
Ines Min | [email protected] | 604.418.2998

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“What concerns me is the uptick in cases,” : Federal Minister of Indigenous Services – My PG Now

Sep. 23rd, 2020

Federal Minister of Indigenous Services Marc Miller believes Indigenous communities have fared better than their counterparts during the first six months of COVID-19.

However, he says the fall and winter months are not a time to let up.

In an exclusive interview with Vista Radio, Miller stated a potential second wave could be detrimental.

“What concerns me in the last couple of days, couple weeks, is really the uptick we see in the rest of Canada and the real threat to Indigenous communities of seeing this spread within their communities.”

“What we have seen in the last little while are clusters appearing without judging a drop in vigilance because economies are opening-up and we are moving from more of a hammer approach to a more surgical-risk management philosophy.”

Read More: https://www.myprincegeorgenow.com/128979/what-concerns-me-is-the-uptick-in-cases-federal-minister-of-indigenous-services/

First Nations Demand Government Transparency on COVID-19 Cases

Led by the Heiltsuk, Nuu-chah-nulth and Tŝilhqot’in, 21 First Nations are asking the BC Health Ministry to provide early information on the location of COVID-19 cases near their communities, so they can better protect members.

The three Nations filed a petition with BC’s privacy commissioner on September 14 requesting greater transparency from government. They say the province is violating Section 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act by refusing to disclose information about a “risk of significant harm to an affected group of people.”

Marilyn Slett, Chief Councillor of the Heiltsuk Nation and CFN-GBI President, says Nations want to know at an early stage when COVID-19 cases are detected in neighbouring communities or in areas where members might be traveling through. “Our members still need to leave the community for medical and other essential travel,” she says. “So people are going out not knowing there may be a cluster of cases in Port Hardy when they’re traveling through. Or if people are traveling by BC Ferries and there’s a known risk of exposure, people would know to be even more cautious than they are right now.”

Nations also want to know at an earlier stage the identity of members in their communities who have tested positive. She says that under the current system the First Nations Chief is the last in a long list of officials to be contacted when a member of the community contracts the virus. Early information means communities can take action sooner.

“We’re not going to disclose this information publicly. But it will help us with our community response – whether we need to institute a curfew or issue a stay-at-home measure, whether the school stays closed, and what actions our services and programs need to take,” Slett points out. “Our Hemas have said with past pandemics we haven’t had information. Their view is that things should be different these days. It’s not the 1800s – it’s 2020 – but the reality is we still don’t have that information and that’s a colonial practice.”

The Heiltsuk also want to know the identity of urban members with confirmed or presumptive cases (those that test positive at the local level and await confirmation at the national level). “If there are urban Heiltsuk we should know as well, because there is always connectivity back to our community. Our contact trace should be part of that.”

The Nations are asking public health authorities to work more closely with Indigenous contact tracers in First Nations communities. “Efforts to track exposure to the virus work best with culturally-safe contact tracing,” Slett points out. “We see first that it’s Indigenous-led – that it’s someone based in the community who is starting with a good baseline of information so we’re not going back to the basics.”

The Heiltsuk hired their own contact tracer last spring as a proactive measure against an outbreak in the community. “We made sure that person had already done a lot of community work. She knows everybody, she knows the social networks in the community and when someone might need to be supported,” Slett explains. “People know who they’re talking to on the other end of the phone – not just someone hired among hundreds of contact tracers for the health authority.”

The Heiltsuk are implementing local measures to improve contact tracing, including requiring members to fill out travel declaration forms before leaving on a trip. These help the EOC know right away who was on a flight or ferry if a risk of exposure occurs.

“At our checkpoints at the airport and BC Ferries, the EOC is also going to start giving out masks and hand sanitizer for people traveling out of town,” says Slett. “If we can give people as much of that before they leave as possible, it will help protect the community.”

Getting this issue in front of the Privacy Commissioner was an important step for the Nations, according to the Chief. “We’re exercising every tool we have. We’re really concerned about a second and third wave and how long it will take to provide a vaccination to all of our communities.”

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MNBC: Final Election Results

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After roughly 8 hours of sorting and counting, all streamed live for the first time, MNBC has elected a new government to advocate and represent the interests of the Métis in British Columbia. Below are election results for MNBC’s 2020 Election. In the coming days the Chief Electoral Officer will provide final official results, which will have an official tally of how many Citizens voted in the 2020 election. Stay tuned for details on the swearing-in of Regional Representatives and the new Government in the coming weeks. You can find the full Statement of Elected Candidates here.

ELECTION RESULTS

President

  • Bruce Dumont: 400
  • Walter Mineault: 890
  • Clara Morin Dal Col: 1,220

Vice-President

  • Gary Biggar: 584
  • Lissa Dawn Smith: 1,913

Women BC Chair

  • Dr. Kate Elliot: 973
  • Lee Fraser: 371

Youth BC Chair

  • Shaughn Davoren: 209
  • Braydi Rice: 178

Region 1 Vancouver Island & Powell River

REGIONAL DIRECTOR

  • Michael Dumont: 158
  • Patrick Harriott: 248
  • Timothy Low: 95

REGIONAL WOMEN’S REPRESENTATIVE

  • Fleurette Borsboom: 136
  • Zoe Edgar-Wilson: 131

REGIONAL YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE

  • Taylor Devine (Acclaimed)

Region 2 Lower Mainland

REGIONAL DIRECTOR

  • Louis De Jaeger: 423
  • Leonard Laboucan: 216

REGIONAL YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE

  • Matthew Lindsay (Acclaimed)

Region 3 Thompson & Okanagan

REGIONAL DIRECTOR

  • Cheryl Dodman: 119
  • Dean Gladue: 302
  • Daniel Pitman: 133

REGIONAL WOMEN’S REPRESENTATIVE

  • Judy Lina van Wieringen (Acclaimed)

REGIONAL YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE

  • Jamie-Lee Keith (Acclaimed)

Region 4 Kootenays

REGIONAL DIRECTOR

  • Terrance Anonson: 69
  • Donald Courson: 62
  • Debra Fisher: 142

REGIONAL WOMEN’S REPRESENTATIVE

  • Wendy Schneider: 47
  • Jana Schulz: 92

REGIONAL YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE

  • Drew Nagao (Acclaimed)

Region 5 North Central

REGIONAL DIRECTOR

  • Raynie Gervais: 201
  • Marlene Swears: 115

REGIONAL WOMEN’S REPRESENTATIVE

  • Melissa Phung (Acclaimed)

REGIONAL YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE

  • Justin Turner (Acclaimed)

Region 6 Northwest

REGIONAL DIRECTOR

  • Susie Hooper (Acclaimed)

REGIONAL YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE

  • Briana Greer (Acclaimed)

Region 7 Northeast

REGIONAL DIRECTOR

  • Jacqueline Alderking: 44
  • Paulette Flamond: 72

REGIONAL WOMEN’S REPRESENTATIVE

  • Carol Paynter (Acclaimed)

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Federal funds boost transitional learning, cleaning in Richmond schools – Richmond News

September 22, 2020

The Richmond School District is spending $1.65 million on transitional learning teachers and $2.7 million for custodial staff out of the $7.4 million it received from the federal government’s “Safe Return to Class Fund.”

Details on how the federal funds have been budgeted is outlined in a report going to the Richmond Board of Education for its board meeting on Wednesday evening.

There will also be four staff hired to support transitional learning – remote tutorial, resource and counselling support – to the tune of $400,000, and another $300,000 will be for two tech support workers and various hardware and software for remote learning, for example, laptops and keyboards.

The only budget item for alternative and Aboriginal Education programs is $30,000, earmarked for substitute teachers.

Read More: https://www.richmond-news.com/news/federal-funds-boost-transitional-learning-cleaning-in-richmond-schools-1.24207744

TNDC Supervisors Blaze the Trail in Shiftboss Certification

Long time TNDC employees Dawn (DJ) Loverin and Kevin Dennis became the first TNDC supervisors to obtain Shiftboss Certification while employed for TNDC. This important accreditation is bolstering their extensive on-the-job experience, meeting industry safety requirements, and advancing TNDC’s commitment to build a qualified workforce. It also marks an exciting milestone in their respective careers.

BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources requires anyone supervising more than six people in an active open-pit or underground mine to have Shiftboss Certification. Working in partnership with Newcrest Red Chris Mine, TNDC committed to supporting its tailings impoundment area (TIA) construction and road crew supervisors in achieving the certification.

“We are very happy and proud of DJ and Kevin for their dedication and hard work in achieving the Shiftboss Certification. By stepping up and pursuing this certification, they are expanding their knowledge and qualifications while enhancing TNDC’s reputation as a professional, qualified service provider. Their success is an inspiration for their coworkers who are following in their first steps, and their leadership in training our younger generation reinforces the importance mentorship will play in TNDC’s future,” says Clint Keso, TNDC’s CEO.

DJ has always been a trail blazer. In 2018 she moved into the role of foreman under supervisor training and mentorship – becoming TNDC’s first female construction supervisor. She was also one of the first TNDC employees to obtain Occupational First Aid Level 3 and pioneered the path for female equipment operators. DJ has been on TNDC’s Red Chris TIA crew since construction started, but her career with TNDC spans more than 30 years. She learned how to operate heavy equipment while working as a first aid attendant out in the field. Achieving Shiftboss Certification positions her one step closer to her goal of supervisor. With Level 3 First Aid, she is also recognized as a first aid attendant for the entire mine site.

“Learning I received Shiftboss Certification was an incredible day and feeling of accomplishment. I love my job and the certification enhances my ability to work with our crew, client and contractors. I especially enjoy working with our younger generation, teaching, reinforcing a strong work ethic, and watching them grow in their abilities. Mentoring them is paying forward the support, encouragement and guidance I have received from so many people throughout my career with TNDC. And in memory of the workers from TNDC’s early years who have passed, I thank them for paving my path,” DJ says.

Kevin’s motivation was to better himself and grow his career. He has operated equipment since his mid-teens, and since joining TNDC in 2012, has advanced from senior equipment operator to foreman, and this past June to superintendent. Certification builds on his knowledge and assurance in his new role, gives him a voice and serves as an inspiration to others.

“Achieving Shiftboss Certification has been rewarding. It has given me confidence to sit at the table with our client and contractors, feeling as an equal with the qualifications and understanding. I’m looking forward to continue growing my capabilities as a superintendent and training our people. That is most rewarding. We have some talented operators, and with guidance, hard work and determination I believe they can also achieve the qualifications to grow their careers,” Kevin says.

Kevin Dennis, superintendent (left), DJ Loverin, foreman (centre) and Sean Holkestad, project manager (right), planning the Red Chris TIA north dam crest for TNDC’s construction crew on shift cross over.

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B.C. First Nations In for a Treat with New Gaming Revenue Agreement – Casino Reports

September 23, 2020

British Columbia’s First Nations are ready to transform the gaming field over the upcoming more than two decades with the help of a new agreement. The Indigenous nations recently inked a new agreement with the government of British Columbia that will cover the upcoming 23 years of operation. It will support the tribes with some CA$3 billion in gaming revenue.

This month has been a special one, as it saw the signing of the new agreement directly impacting the gaming operation of tribal nations across the province. It is going to span over more than two decades and aim to support the self-government and self-determination of these nations seeking improvement. It could be recalled that the last months of 2018 saw a change.

Read More: https://www.casinoreports.ca/2020/09/23/b-c-first-nations-in-for-a-treat-with-new-gaming-revenue-agreement/

Coastal Cleanups Provide Jobs, Protect Shorelines – CFN

A massive beach cleanup by coastal First Nations is cleaning 3,500 kilometres of coastline and creating jobs for communities hard hit by pandemic shutdowns. By mid-September, more than 150 tons of garbage had been collected on the Central Coast, with support from a $3.3 million fund secured by Coastal First Nations through the Clean Coast, Clean Waters Initiative Fund.

The Heiltsuk and Kitasoo/Xai’xais Nations each employed about two dozen members who had lost jobs due to pandemic shutdowns and tourism closures. In Haida Gwaii, cleanups provide employment for members and vessel charter businesses that have been dormant.

“It’s significant to have these jobs after there have been so many opportunities lost in the communities,” says William Housty, Board Chair of the Heiltsuk Integrated Resource Management Department (HIRMD). “We lost our spawn-on-kelp harvest so this has been really good for people to bring some money into their families.”

Read More: https://coastalfirstnations.ca/coastal-cleanups-provide-jobs-protect-shorelines/

Statement: A Healthy Earth Needs Indigenous Peoples – BCAFN

A growing body of evidence shows that lands and waters that are owned, managed, and used by indigenous peoples and local communities are much healthier than those that aren’t. Governments and multilateral bodies owe it to everyone to engage them in discussions about protecting biodiversity.

VANCOUVER – In May 2019, a landmark report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services painted a bleak picture of our planet’s health. Around one million animal and plant species – more than ever before in human history – are now threatened with extinction, many within decades. Pollution is proliferating, land degradation is accelerating, and we are nowhere near on track to achieve global goals for protecting biodiversity and achieving sustainability.

Read More: https://www.bcafn.ca/news/healthy-earth-needs-indigenous-peoples

Garibaldi Expands Casper Quartz Gold Vein Over 120 Meters Selected Grab Sample With Visible Gold Returns 249 g/t

Vancouver, British Columbia, September 22, 2020 – Garibaldi Resources (TSXV: GGI) (the “Company” or “Garibaldi”) is pleased to report on developments including new assay results from the “Casper” high-grade gold quartz vein discovery 13 km north of the Company’s flagship E&L nickel-copper-cobalt massive sulphide project in NW British Columbia. In addition to E&L and Casper, Garibaldi owns a 100% interest in over 180 sq. kms of highly prospective mineral claims in the heart of the historic Eskay camp, one of the richest mineral districts in the Province.

Garibaldi’s Casper gold vein is a strategic low elevation target (420 meters) within a km of road access and hydroelectric power. It is located 15 km west from Garibaldi’s 1,500 hectare “Eskay North” gold prospect which borders the historic past producing Eskay Creek mine now being redeveloped.

Discovering a high-grade gold prospect proximal to the E&L project, is a tactical bonus allowing field crews to maintain productivity by accelerating surface exploration at Casper during weather delays on top of Nickel Mountain.

For a summary of results from earlier backpack drilling, initial channel samples and grab samples, see Feb.28, 2020 news release announcing the discovery. Exploration progress at the Casper gold quartz vein system in 2020 are as follows:

Highlights:

  • Field crews have collected 165 samples within 250 meters north of and 250 meters south of the NW-SE striking Casper vein with grades reaching as high as 249 g/t gold, 13 returned grades exceeding 10 g/t, and 23 samples with greater than 1 g/t gold (Table 1);
  • Mechanical trenching at the Casper gold quartz vein has further uncovered the high-grade vein over more than 120 meters, from the initial 43 meters of hand trenching exposing the discovery;
  • The quartz vein remains open with mineralized rock samples extending along trend for 330 meters within a 500 meter gold-in-soil and MMI geochemical anomaly;
  • Four new mineralized veins have been discovered this season most notably one 44 metres downslope from the main vein which like the Casper vein also contains visible gold and returned 76.9 g/t Au;
  • The quartz vein sulphides include chalcopyrite, galena, pyrrhotite, pyrite and arsenopyrite with native gold. This discovery occurs along the robust and under-explored McLymont Creek structural corridor;
  • Garibaldi has completed 86 unbiased channel samples spaced 1 meter apart throughout exposed sections of the Casper vein – assays pending. This latest round of channel sampling will aid in drill hole planning and additional trenching to be completed this year.

Jeremy Hanson, Garibaldi VP-Exploration, stated: “Even at this early stage, it’s remarkable to see such consistent elevated gold grades in a quartz vein extending more than 120 meters that remains open. The recent discovery of additional mineralized veins is extremely encouraging, especially with visible gold. Casper is certainly living up to the enthusiasm generated by its initial discovery”

The discovery of the high-grade Casper gold quartz vein close to our nearby base camp is already proving to be an advantage in deploying our field crews in the Eskay camp. Along with very promising results, this has contributed to accelerating the advancement of the Casper prospect to a planned drill stage sooner than expected.

2020 Casper Rock Grab Sample Highlights

Sample Easting Northing Au g/t Ag g/t Cu ppm Pb ppm Zn ppm
E00051571 397437 6284614 249.00 67 2854 5921 16
E00053949 397438 6284683 76.90 11 531 5 21
E00051576 397480 6284550 75.30 53 2786 6964 12
F00066204 397438 6284683 70.15 3 250 1 11
E00051572 397437 6284614 60.61 32 1600 2467 26
E00051577 397437 6284614 58.40 35 3832 4057 46
F00066207 397438 6284683 47.69 3 235 2 30
F00066206 397438 6284683 31.82 6 238 1 23
E00051593 397378 6284674 27.70 30 4667 1383 117
E00051579 397459 6284686 21.90 4 11 7 8
E00051581 397442 6284675 13.37 3 148 1 10
F00066072 397407 6284654 12.80 45 10624 2865 207
F00066209 397399 6284709 5.80 2 125 7 23
E00051582 397442 6284675 5.21 2 143 1 21
E00053945 397459 6284686 5.00 3 743 5 22
E00053939 397561 6284652 4.20 4 235 30 15
E00051580 397459 6284686 3.40 2 189 5 22
E00051934 397485 6284538 3.22 22 4688 15 182
F00069957 397345 6284663 2.60 9 4148 117 129
F00069956 397345 6284663 1.60 7 3782 26 100
E00053944 397459 6284686 1.50 1 76 5 18
E00053942 397340 6284767 1.20 1 12 4 36
E00051575 397432 6284601 1.09 14 2858 105 110

Grab samples are selected samples and are not necessarily representative of the mineralization hosted on the property.

Casper Map

See www.garibaldiresources.com for the latest Casper map displaying high grade gold samples, mineralized quartz veins and geochemical anomalies

Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC)

All field sample batches included 5% QA/QC samples consisting of certified blanks, standards and field duplicates. Multiple certified ore assay laboratory standards and one blank standard were used in the process. Samples for Casper were submitted to SGS Canada Inc. In Burnaby, British Columbia, an ISO 9001: 2008 certified lab, for base metal, sulphur and precious metal analysis using Inductivity Coupled Plasma (ICP), and Fire Assay (FA) methods.

Samples were prepared by crushing the entire sample to 75% passing 2mm, riffle splitting 250g and pulverizing the split to better than 85% passing 105 microns. Gold was analyzed using a 50-gram fire assay and ICP-AES, or metallic screen for coarse gold. Samples with coarse visible gold are subject to the nugget effect, may be difficult to reproduce or duplicate and may not be indicative of the overall mineralization of the vein. Samples with visible gold were analyzed using the Metallic Screen method where a minimum 500 gram sample is crushed and separated into two batches. A Minus batch with particles less than 106 microns, and a Plus batch with particles greater than 106 microns. Both batches of the sample are analyzed with a fire assay and finished with AAS, ICP-OES or gravimetric depending on grade. A final weighted average is calculated from the two portions.

The performance on the blind standards, blanks and duplicates achieved high levels of accuracy and reproducibility and has been verified by Jeremy Hanson, a qualified person as defined by NI-43-101.

All coordinates given in this document are in WGS 84 UTM Zone 9 North.

Qualified Person & Data Verification

Jeremy Hanson, P.Geo., VP Exploration Canada for the Company and a qualified person as defined by NI- 43-101, has supervised the preparation of and reviewed and approved of the disclosure of information in this news release. Mr. Hanson has verified the data, including drilling, sampling, test and recovery data, by supervising all of such procedures. There are no known factors that could materially affect the reliability of data collected and verified under his supervision. No quality assurance/quality control issues have been identified to date.

About Garibaldi

Garibaldi Resources Corp. is an active Canadian-based junior exploration company focused on creating shareholder value through discoveries and strategic development of its assets in some of the most prolific mining regions in British Columbia and Mexico.

We seek safe harbor.

GARIBALDI RESOURCES CORP.

Per: “Steve Regoci”
Steve Regoci, President

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