Royal Canadian Mint to celebrate the unveiling of the women's right to vote circulation coin

WINNIPEG, March 7, 2016 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mint will hold an unveiling of a new $1 circulation coin celebrating the 100th anniversary of a milestone in the history of women's right to vote in Canada. The coin will be unveiled at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

The ceremony will be followed by a public coin exchange where visitors can trade their change for the new commemorative circulation coin. 

Where:           

Canadian Museum for Human Rights


85 Israel Asper Way


Winnipeg, MB



When:            

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


Arrival: 2:15 pm


Remarks and unveil: 2:30 pm


Coin Exchange: 3:00-4:00 pm



Who:              

Bonnie Staples-Lyon, Director, Royal Canadian Mint Board of Directors


Dr. John Young, CEO, Canadian Museum for Human Rights


Lila Goodspeed, Chair, The Nellie McClung Foundation

 

About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca.

 

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint

For further information: Alex Reeves, Senior Manager, Communications, Telephone: (613) 949-5777, reeves@mint.ca; Maureen Fitzhenry, Manager, Media Relations, Telephone: (204) 289-2112, maureen.fitzhenry@humanrights.ca

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