Coin kicks off Royal Canadian Mint's in-Games programming in Vancouver
OTTAWA, Feb. 10 /CNW Telbec/ -
What: To celebrate the release of the 2010 Lucky Loonie, the Royal
Canadian Mint will host a public hockey shoot-out competition
in front of the Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion. The lucky winner
of the shoot-out will receive two tickets to the men's gold
medal ice hockey game.
When: Thursday, February 11, 2010
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion
500 Granville Street (at West Pender)
Who: Trevor Linden, former captain of the Vancouver Canucks and
member of the 1998 men's Olympic ice hockey team
Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO, Royal Canadian Mint
The Honourable Stockwell Day, President of the Treasury Board
and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway
Jacqueline Ryan, Director, Olympic Marketing, RBC
Lucky Loonie one-dollar coins wil be available to exchange at the event and the following day at RBC branches across the country. RBC Royal Bank is the exclusive distributor of the 2010 Lucky Loonie.
From February 12-28, the Royal Canadian Mint will welcome the world to the Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion, located in downtown Vancouver. This must-see exhibit will allow visitors to get an up-close view of the medals for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games; see the Mint's world-famous million-dollar gold coin and other gold products; learn how coins are made; participate in children's programming; collect all Vancouver 2010 circulation coins and purchase unique Vancouver 2010 souvenirs.
SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint
For further information: For further information: Christine Aquino, Director, Communications, Royal Canadian Mint, Mobile: (613) 797-9125, firstname.lastname@example.org