Media Advisory - Do You Believe in Luck? Public invited to obtain their very own 2008 Lucky Loonie in Vancouver



    OTTAWA, July 24 /CNW Telbec/ -

    
    What:    To coincide with the national launch of the 2008 Lucky Loonie
             one-dollar coin, the Royal Canadian Mint and RBC Royal Bank are
             hosting a coin exchange for the general public. Be among the
             first to obtain this special coin, which will be a good luck
             charm for Canada's Olympic and Paralympic Teams competing in the
             upcoming Beijing Games.

             2008 RBC Olympians will also be onsite to sign autographs.

    When:    Tuesday, July 29th, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Where:   RBC Royal Bank
             Royal Centre Branch
             1025 West Georgia Street
             Vancouver, BC

    Who:     Andrea Holmes - Competing at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games,
             2004 Paralympian, 2007 Para-Pan Am Games Bronze medalist in
             Paralympic Long Jump and RBC Olympian

             Crispin Lipscomb - Candidate for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic
             Winter Games, 2006 Olympian, 2-time Canadian Champion in
             Snowboard - Halfpipe and RBC Olympian

             Donovan Tildesley - Competing at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic
             Games, 2004 Paralympic Games Bronze medalist and 2-time Silver
             medalist in Paralympic Swimming and RBC Olympian

             Kristi Richards - Candidate for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic
             Winter Games, 2006 Olympian, 2007 World Cup Gold medalist in
             Freestyle Skiing (Moguls) and RBC Olympian
    




For further information:

For further information: Christine Aquino, Director, Communications,
Royal Canadian Mint, (613) 993-9999, aquino@mint.ca; Christie Smith,
Communications Advisor, RBC Royal Bank, (604) 665-4031,
christie.smith@rbc.com


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