Glencore wishes you a safe and joyous festive season

There was plenty of cheer as our Queensland Metals employees and their family and friends came together to celebrate Christmas and mark the end of another year.

Christmas parties held during November and December are an opportunity to show our appreciation and recognise the hard work of our employees over the course of 2021.

Mount Isa Mines Christmas parties were held at Kruttschnitt Oval with a buffet-style meal, music, jumbo slide, rides for the kids, a spectacular fireworks display, and a visit from Santa.

Our Townsville Operations eased into the festive season celebrating at Cluden Park Racecourse. There were loads of fun activities for the kids and entertainment for everyone including Ranger Dan’s hands on interactive wildlife display and a rock climbing wall.

In Cloncurry, Ernest Henry Mining personnel were given the opportunity to have individual crew dinners and celebrate at local restaurants to help support businesses that have suffered over the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mount Isa Mines sponsored the Mount Isa City Council’s annual Christmas Carols Spectacular held in December at the Civic Centre, with family-friendly entertainment, and a variety of food stalls for the crowd who enjoyed the Christmas festivities.

Chief Operating Officer for Glencore Zinc Assets, Matt O’Neill says these community events give employees, their families and the community the opportunity to celebrate and enjoy time together.

“As 2021 draws to a close, it’s important we recognise the hard work and dedication of our employees across Queensland Metals,” Matt says.

“To all of our employees and their families, warm wishes for a happy and safe festive season and a healthy and prosperous New Year. Remember your reason for staying safe this Christmas. Happy holidays!”

Ethan Kelly-Wynne, Nathan Bourke and Jake Fleming from the Zinc Lead Concentrator at the Mount Isa Mines Christmas party.
David Pethybridge and Georgia Bozzi enjoying the Mount Isa Mines Christmas party.
Back row left to right: Apimeleki Meo (2 years), Losavati Meo, Abel Houng (12 years), John Houng, Simon Webster, Sisa Meo.
Middle row left to right: Meme Rasova, Jett Percy (6 years), Viti Rasova, Sharman Burns (6 years) and Serena Houng and Grace Rasova (12 years).
Mount Isa City Council Carols by Candlelight, sponsored by Mount Isa Mines.
Mount Isa attendees enjoyed a fireworks display.
Mrs Claus swoops into Townsville to greet the children.
Santa visited the Carols by Candlelight in Mount Isa.
Steven Szanto, Alan Duffy and Jamie Chalk enjoying a social catch up in Townsville.
Kalman Horvath and Tracy Martin put on a friendly smile for guests arriving to the Townsville Christmas party.
Fiona and Ron Ruthenberg and Jackson O’Brien at the Townsville Christmas Party.
A jumbo slide was the highlight of the night for many kids at Mount Isa Mine’s Christmas parties.
The jolly man in the red suit took kids’ Christmas wish lists at our Mount Isa Mines Christmas parties.
Easing into the festive season in Mount Isa, Callum Jones and Hilario Do Campo.
Andrew Koerber, Mindo Koerber, Riah Rao and Amy Koerber enjoying the Mount Isa Mines Christmas party.
Sandra Hudson, Sarah Murphy and Ollie Murphy, enjoying the Mount Isa Christmas festivities.
Charmaine Pensee-Arnold and Gerry Orchard enjoying a social catch up in Townsville.
Adam and Cassandra Gillies and family ready for a fun evening at the Townsville Christmas party.
Bianca, Ivy and Jeff Rubach enjoying a family evening out at the Townsville Christmas party.
Tarrant and Jess Clayden and baby Leo, relaxing at the Townsville Christmas party.
Rob Parsons and John Trembath enjoying the Townsville Christmas festivities.