134. PDAC 2010

The big annual mining convention (PDAC) was in Toronto this week. The whole city was full of international miners in suits everywhere - I love it. & every night they had parties all over the city. I know a few people from one of the companies - I met them a long time ago in my building. They were here and told me about these parties so of course I wanted to check them out. Last night we tried getting into Pravda (where they had an open bar) but it was sooo packed in there. We ended up going to Reservoir Lounge next door. I think it was like 95% men in there. There was one Swedish looking guy I kept staring at..then ended up meeting another one who was actually from Sweden. Most of them were from Vancouver though.

Then we headed to the Royal York - it really was crazy there. There were empty beer bottles + cans EVERYWHERE around the entire hotel. Normally it's a really classy place. There were a bunch of students from UBC (from their institute of Mining Engineering) ..we talked to two of them. ("root canal drills" hahahah)

Then after the Royal York parties were over we ran into this other guy we met earlier from outside Pravda...he brought us to Horseshoe Tavern? I honestly never been to a place like that before lol..it was an interesting experience. I felt like I was in a movie!! Like I wouldn't be surprised if any minute someone just breaks a beer bottle over another guy's head to start a bar fight. The crowd in that place looked like they came straight out of the 70s. Definately didn't feel like I was in Toronto anymore. Maybe that's what I'll do this summer - go all over and explore more of the city instead of just sticking to my regular places.

Finally back at 1KW..one of the mining guys I knew was at the bar so I sat to talk with him for awhile. He introduced me to a lot of different people he knew from the industry. Everyone was so drunk. They're all really nice and funny though. Great night! I love PDAC!


  1. you should try going to The Social or Wrongbar, makes you feel like you're in the UK with a bunch of electro kids :P.

    I know what you mean though about a whole different bar with a totally different atmosphere and people.

  2. ohh really? hahah sounds cool..I'll check them out sometime!


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