Local Activities


Nahanni Butte Flood Relief Fund

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.

IMG 1184Alan Taylor presents Nahanni Flood Relief Fund cheque to Chief Clayton and Councillor Tammy Matou


Canadian Zinc Open

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 CZN Management.

 CZO 2013 Canadian Zinc Open Golf Tournament


Nahanni Winterfest

In 2009, Nahanni Butte Dene Band (NBDB) and CZN 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. 

Winterfest 2014Nahanni Butte Winterfest


Nahanni Butte Community BBQ

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

IMG 1167Canadian Zinc Community BBQ in Nahanni Butte


Fort Simpson Community BBQ

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. 

2010-Aug 209 - CopyCanadian Zinc Community BBQ in Fort Simpson


Northwest Territories GeoScience Forum

CZN 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. 

geoscience 2010Alan Taylor answering questions from children attending GeoScience


Thomas Simpson School Breakfast Day

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

thomas simpson school breakfest 2012Students enjoying breakfast at Thomas Simpson school


Fort Simpson Pulsars Soccer Team

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

fort simpson soccer teamCanadian Zinc sponsored Pulsar soccer team getting ready for another game


Nahanni Butte Badminton Team

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

IMG 4415 - CopyNahanni badminton team wearing new team jackets


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

czn scoreboardCanadian Zinc scoreboard at the Nahanni Butte gym


Seven Spruce Golf Course

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

seven spruce golf courseCZN team unveils Hole #8 sign at Seven Spruce golf course


Dehcho Leadership Assembly

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

dcfn leadership presentationWilbert Antoine speaking at Dehcho Leadership Assembly


Regional Fort Simpson Office

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

2010-aug 257Canadian Zinc's Fort Simpson Office