Agnico Eagle’s Fosterville Gold Mine announces 3-year partnership with the Bendigo Agricultural Show

Agnico Eagle’s Fosterville Gold Mine (FGM) is thrilled to announce a three-year partnership with the Bendigo Agricultural Show Society Inc. (BASS). This exciting partnership marks a significant commitment from FGM to support local community events and infrastructure.

"FGM is thrilled to be partnering with the BASS to strengthen our community ties, enhancing local infrastructure, and contributing to the vibrant culture and events that are on offer in the Bendigo region." said Trudi Jackson, FGM Senior Community Advisor.

FGM's sponsorship aligns with several key goals of our social responsibility strategy, including strengthening community groups' capacity to hold local events, improving regional infrastructure and resources, and fostering new relationships within the community.

"We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Fosterville Gold Mine," said Executive Officer Ian Furze of The Bendigo Agricultural Show Society Inc. "This is one of the most significant relationships we have entered into during the 164-year history of the Society."

Ian further explained, "FGM is a major employer and contributor to our community, and we welcome their support."

The 2023 Bendigo Agricultural Show will mark the first year the event has been held since 2019 due to last year's cancellation to accommodate those displaced by floods. The showgrounds host over 100 events annually, attracting more than 500,000 visitors. Events include the weekly Sunday Market, the Australian Sheep & Wool Show, Groovin’ the Moo music festival, the Bendigo Swap Meet, the Bendigo Agricultural Show, Caravan & Camping Leisure Roadshow, and various other exhibitions, conferences, and industry expos.

“Our aim is to support community organisations such as the BASS to create long-term economic benefits and leave a positive legacy in the region for many years to come.” Trudi explained.