Dynamic Earth Supports SAMSSA Growth



March 20, 2017





Dynamic Earth is adding to their support of the Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Services Association (SAMSSA) for the next three years.

It builds on their existing partnership, which was announced in December 2015. The new agreement, will amount to $25,000 of in-kind and cash contributions from Dynamic Earth to the association.


The annual support will include the following initiatives;

  • Annual special events for SAMSSA members, employees and their families
  • Access to Dynamic Earth facilities for meetings, seminars, conferences and special events
  • SAMSSA member companies will have access to Dynamic Earth to host their customers and potential new clients as they host them in Greater Sudbury.  
  • A base and office space to provide support for the day to day operations of SAMSSA


“Our partnership with SAMSSA and its members has been instrumental in our growth and reach to the mining sector. A deepened engagement with mining and mining exploration is vital to our visitor experience that is focused on growing the knowledge that people of all ages have around the activities that take place in the Sudbury basin, particularly related to modern mining.” said Julie Moskalyk, Senior Manager of Dynamic Earth. “We are very excited about the opportunities that we will grow together with SAMSSA and its members.”


Dick DeStefano Executive Director of SAMSSA is excited about the strategic partnership with Dynamic Earth and its support for SAMSSA Members, “The relationship demonstrates the importance of the mining history and technology that will be available to the public and the companies that make up this important sector. Special exhibits and shared experiences will enhance the understanding of the importance of mining and the expertise available in Greater Sudbury and beyond.”


Upcoming Dynamic Earth SAMSSA events:


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Time: 10am – 4pm, Dynamic Earth: Home of the Big Nickel

SAMSSA Members, SAMSSA member employees and their families, save 50% off regular admission at Dynamic Earth.

Explore Dynamic Earth and its new exhibition unEARTHed: 4 Billion Years of Life!


June 10, 2017

Time: 5pm – 10pm, Dynamic Earth: Home of the Big Nickel

A private, SAMSSA only evening in the science centre to enjoy the new Science Park outdoor gallery, science centre, workshops and special film in our Atlas Copco Theatre. Top off your evening by celebrating Ontario and Canada’s 150th anniversary with the new Big Nickel Show multimedia projection outdoors on the world-famous Big Nickel.


October 6, 2017

Time: 5pm – 11pm, Dynamic Earth: Home of the Big Nickel

SAMSSA Members, SAMSSA member employees and their families, save 50% off regular admission at Dynamic Earth.


Join us for fun-filled Halloween family night at Dynamic Earth featuring PumpkinfernoTM, Tunnel of Terror and Halloween themed activities, workshops and presentations in at Dynamic Earth.



The Sudbury Area Mining Supply &Services Association (SAMSSA) is a non-profit organization managed by a Board of five industry leaders from Northern Ontario that has a mission to “Provide the most innovative and highest quality mining supply/products/services for domestic and worldwide markets.” SAMSSA has 140 multiple partners from the private sector, educational institutions, financial sector and special agencies in mining exhibitions and centres that are partners in creating an awareness of the mining technology expertise available in Northern Ontario. SAMSSA provides a dynamic website that profiles every member in detail and contains multiple news updates on companies and the mining industry with its daily News Update for members plus bring keynote speakers and delegations to meet potential industry partners. The Sudbury Cluster in mining services is considered one of the most robust centres of mining excellence in North America.


About Science North

Science North is Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist attraction and an educational resource for children and adults across the province. Science North maintains the second- and eighth largest science centres in Canada. Science North’s attractions include a science centre, IMAX® theatre, digital Planetarium, butterfly gallery, special exhibits hall, and Dynamic Earth: Home of the Big Nickel. In addition to the two science centres in Sudbury, Science North also oversees an award-winning Large Format Film production unit, as well as an Exhibit Sales and Service unit, which develops custom and ready-made exhibits and multimedia productions for sale or lease to science centres, museums, and other cultural institutions all over the world. Science North, in partnership with Laurentian University, have developed North America’s first and only comprehensive Science Communication program, a 10-month joint graduate diploma program. As part of its mandate, Science North provides science experiences throughout Northern Ontario including outreach to schools and festivals, summer science camps and more, and has a permanent base in Thunder Bay providing outreach to the Northwest. Science North is an agency of the Government of Ontario. For more information please visit ScienceNorth.ca.




Media Contact:

Heather McLean

Marketing – Media & Communications

Science North & Dynamic Earth

(705) 522-3701 ext. 358



Science North is an agency of the Government of Ontario and a registered charity #10796 2979 RR0001. Dynamic Earth is a Science North attraction. IMAX® is a registered trademark of IMAX Corporation.