Media Advisory - Royal Canadian Mint launches one-dollar circulation coin
commemorating Saskatchewan Roughriders' centennial

OTTAWA, Aug. 31 /CNW Telbec/ -


What: In celebration of the Saskatchewan Roughriders' 100th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to join the Saskatchewan Roughriders in officially unveiling a new commemorative one-dollar circulation coin honouring this legendary team and its generations of loyal fans.
 
The coin will enter general circulation beginning September 3, 2010, following the public unveiling of the coin at Regina's Northgate Mall. A public coin exchange will immediately follow the unveiling. The Mint is delighted to give the many supporters of Rider Nation a unique means of celebrating their team's centennial and the great traditions of Canadian football.

When:
 
Thursday, September 2, 2010
3:00 p.m. Central Time

Where:
 
 
Northgate Mall
489 Albert Street North
Regina, Saskatchewan

Who:
 
 
 
James B. Love, Chair, Royal Canadian Mint Board of Directors
Jim Hopson, President & CEO, Saskatchewan Roughriders
Andrew Scheer, MP, Regina-Qu'Appelle
Marc Parenteau, Roughriders Offensive Lineman (Master of
Ceremonies)

Following the unveiling, the Roughriders will also be making the coin available to the public through coin exchanges at their team stores in Regina and Saskatoon at the following locations:

Northgate Mall
489 Albert Street North
Regina, Saskatchewan
(as of 4:00 pm CT, September 2, 2010)

Circle Centre Mall
3510 8th Street East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
(as of 3:00 pm CT, September 2, 2010)

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint

For further information: For further information:

Alex Reeves 
Manager, Communications 
Royal Canadian Mint  
Mobile: (613) 884-6370  
reeves@mint.ca 
Ryan Whippler
Director, Communications
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Mobile: (306) 536-5446
ryanw@saskriders.com


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