Media Advisory - Royal Canadian Mint celebrates Canada's first Olympic gold
medal on home soil

Alex Bilodeau to visit Mint Pavilion for special presentation

VANCOUVER, Feb. 22 /CNW Telbec/ -

    
    What:     The Royal Canadian Mint, proud producer of the Vancouver 2010
              athlete medals, is pleased to host Alex Bilodeau at the Royal
              Canadian Mint Pavilion in downtown Vancouver. During his visit,
              Bilodeau will receive a 22-karat gold coin specially struck to
              mark this milestone event and will also get a first-hand view
              of how his gold medal was produced with skill and precision by
              the Mint.

    When:     February 23, 2010
              11:00 a.m.

              *Photo opportunity only*

    Where:    Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion
              500 Granville Street (at West Pender)
              Vancouver, BC
    

The Royal Canadian Mint is thrilled to celebrate Canada's first Olympic gold medal on home soil by producing a special medallion and commemorative coin. Please visit www.mint.ca/2010 for full product information.

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint

For further information: For further information: Christine Aquino, Director, Communications, Royal Canadian Mint, Mobile: (613) 797-9125, aquino@mint.ca


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