Celebrate Canada Day at the Royal Canadian Mint!



    WINNIPEG, June 26 /CNW Telbec/ - The Royal Canadian Mint is once again
opening its doors to celebrate Canada Day with many fun family activities and
entertainment for all to enjoy.

    
    Where:     Royal Canadian Mint
    -----      520 Lagimodière Blvd.
               Winnipeg, Manitoba

    When:      July 1, 2009
    ----       9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Visitors are invited to...

    - Learn about the fascinating world of coin production by taking a free
      tour of the Mint.
    - Participate in onsite games and family entertainment including face
      painting, a magician, clowns, and colouring station.
    - View a cool display of cars from the Drag Racer's Association of
      Manitoba.
    - Enjoy live music by Craig & Ash, performing country-influenced
      folk/rock music.
    - Receive free gifts including Canada Day tattoos and a special edition
      Royal Canadian Mint Frisbee. (*)(while supplies last).
    - Enjoy a barbecue from 11am to 3pm (priced to please).
    - Browse for great gift ideas and memorabilia in the Mint's Boutique.
    

    About the Royal Canadian Mint

    Over the past 101 years, the Royal Canadian Mint has emerged as a global
leader in minting. A few of its internationally-renowned "firsts" include
developing a revolutionary coin-plating process, producing the world's
thinnest bi-metallic coin, the purest 99.999% bullion gold coin and first
coloured circulation coin in the world.
    The Ottawa facility, which occupies the same premises on which the Mint
was founded, produces hand-crafted collector and commemorative coins, gold
bullion coins, medals and medallions. It also houses a gold and silver
refinery. Established in 1976, the Winnipeg Mint is a high-tech, high-volume
manufacturing facility where Canada's circulation coinage is produced, as well
as coins for countries around the world.




For further information:

For further information: Crystal Hiebert, Communications Officer, Royal
Canadian Mint, (204) 983-0565, hiebert@mint.ca


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