VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Nov. 25, 2009 (Marketwire) -- BCGold Corp. ("BCGold" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:BCG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Robert LaValliere, Bs.Sp.Sc, MBA, P.Geo. as a director of the Company.
Mr. LaValliere is currently Vice President Corporate Affairs of Anvil Mining Ltd. and has over 25 years of experience in the mining industry. Mr. LaValliere is a corporate communications specialist with extensive experience in investor relations, strategic planning, financial analysis, and community and governmental relations. He also has a strong background in exploration, project evaluations and mergers and acquisitions in domestic and international settings. From 1988 to 2005, Mr. LaValliere held the positions of Manager Investor Relations and Communications and Gold Analyst with Cambior Inc., a major Canadian gold producer. Prior to joining Cambior, Mr. LaValliere worked as Director Corporate Services Development for the Montreal Stock Exchange.
Mr. LaValliere holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Bs.Sp.Sc) in Geology (1978) from Universite du Quebec in Montreal and a MBA (1982) from l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) affiliated to the University of Montreal. Mr. LaValliere is a member of the l'Ordre des Geologues du Quebec (P.Geo) and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).
BCGold also wishes to announce that, due to personal reasons, Mr. Herve Thiboutot. P.Eng., has resigned from BCGold's board of directors. Mr. Thiboutot is a founding director of BCGold and his exploration insights, skills and passion will be sorely missed.
"The BCGold board welcomes Mr. LaValliere wholeheartedly. Robert has a unique and invaluable skill set that will provide sound guidance and leadership for the Company's investor relations and corporate communications activities," states Brian P. Fowler, P.Geo., President and Chief Executive Officer of BCGold Corp. "BCGold also thanks Mr. Thiboutot for his years of dedication and service and we wish him every success going forward."
About BCGold Corp.
BCGold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BCG) is a Vancouver-based junior resource company focused on copper and gold exploration in under-explored historic mining and exploration districts in British Columbia and Yukon. BCGold Corp. acquires and develops conceptual, early and mid-stage, exploration opportunities and advances them towards resource development by using internal expertise, engaging preferred joint venture partners, and creating strategic alliances with major exploration and mining companies.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
Brian P. Fowler, P. Geo., President & CEO
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