Welcome to the Vernon Placer Miners Club!


Unfortunately, because of the outbreak of Covid-19, we have had to make the sad choice to cancel the 2021 Gold Panning Championships.

Message from the club:

Belated Holiday Greetings and wishing you all a Healthy and Happier 2021… it just has to be better than 2020, Health Orders from BC’s Dr. Bonnie prohibited us from holding our meetings, hosting the 2020 BC Open and having a 2nd Chili cook off at the Yonkman’s claim 🙂 . I sure hope it didn’t prevent you (and your family) from spending time on the creek chasing dreams and enjoying the outdoors, however that looked in your situation.

As we roll into 2021 there is light at the end of the tunnel, but until we hear that Dr. Bonnie is really happy with the way things are going the Club remains in “suspension”. Because of the pandemic, BC Societies Act made “provisions to extend” without an Annual General Meeting, therefore the Executive remains as elected in October 2019. Recently we made the decision not to proceed with planning the 2021 BC Open, Learn to Pan or any other Club sanctioned event until the green light goes on.

The good news..the Club is financially secure, we’ll weather this storm and there’s gold in them thar hills! And we’re planning an online auction for a Club nugget, details to follow down the road…
In the meantime, be patient, be kind and stay healthy!

First prize:- Corinne Burges
Second:- Neils Mikelson
Third Prize:- Mr. G. Morrison Senior
Fourth Prize:- Mark Majhen


Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month except Jan., July, August, and September. The meetings are held at 7PM at the Peace Lutheran Church.
(1204 – 30th Ave, Vernon, BC) (Meetings are now canceled until further notice due to Covid-19)

Come join us every year (except 2020 due to Covid-19) on the May Long Weekend for the BC Open Gold Panning Championship in Enderby BC! Click here for more info! This is a very family friendly event with lots of fun games for everyone. Come try your hand at winning a gold nugget!

You can download the results of the 2019 Championships by clicking here. (Adobe PDF File)

2019 Raffle Prize Winners:
1st – Nugget, Ruth Hulzinga ,Vernon
2nd – Metal Detector, Stephanie Morrison, Calgary
3rd – Nugget Bracelet, Gerry Morrison, Vernon
4th – Gold Panning Kit,

Please take a few minutes to check out our site, and we hope to see you at our next meeting!