Celebrate Culture Days at the Royal Canadian Mint!

OTTAWA, Sept. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mint invites family and friends to celebrate Culture Days 2012 with fun activities and entertainment for all ages.   As a fun and educational destination during Culture Days 2012, we invite everyone to visit the Mint for a free tour of our Ottawa production facility from September 28 to 30.

Culture Days is a collaborative coast-to-coast volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.

Where: 

Royal Canadian Mint
320 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario 
 
When:  
September 28, 29 and 30, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Activities:

  • Free tours! Learn more about the fascinating world of coin production from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Design Your Own Coin Contest!  Submit your design at the Mint, by e-mail or mail and win exciting prizes.
  • Meet our Engravers! Learn what it's like to design and create the world's best coins in gold, silver and other metals.
  • See the Vancouver 2010 Medals Up Close!  You can touch a real medal from the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
  • Get your picture taken with a real gold bar! Hold over 400 ounces of pure gold in your hands worth over $700,000.
  • Shop! Browse the Mint's Boutique for great gift ideas and memorabilia.

About the Royal Canadian Mint

Over the past 104 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 more information visit: www.mint.ca/CultureDays

 

 

SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mint

For further information:

Alex Reeves
Senior Manager, Communications
Royal Canadian Mint
613-949-5777
reeves@mint.ca


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