Royal Canadian Mint to display Vancouver 2010 athlete medals at the Vancouver
Public Library during Paralympic Games

OTTAWA, March 5 /CNW Telbec/ - The Royal Canadian Mint today announced the venue location to extend the Mint's presence throughout the Vancouver 2010 Winter Paralympic Games. Located at 350 West Georgia Street in Vancouver, the Vancouver Public Library will host the Mint from March 12 to 21, 2010.

The Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion, which was located at 500 Granville Street from February 12-28, 2010 saw an overwhelming response from the public and received 110,000 visitors throughout the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

"We are thrilled that the public responded to our Pavilion with unbelievable enthusiasm, eagerly lining up for a chance to hold the Vancouver 2010 athlete medals and to experience what makes the Royal Canadian Mint the best mint in the world," said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "We are grateful to the Vancouver Public Library for providing the venue for the Mint to extend its presence in Vancouver during the Paralympic Winter Games and we invite the public to visit the Mint's exhibit."

Mint attractions to be showcased at the Vancouver Public Library will include:

    
    -   The Vancouver 2010 athlete medals display, with behind the scenes
        presentations by Mint medals production employees
    -   The Mint's Boutique, featuring numismatic and collectible products,
        and
    -   Daily coin exchanges
    

Hours of operation will follow the Library's schedule of Monday to Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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. The Mint is an Official Supporter of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and has undertaken to produce the most extensive circulation coin program in relation to the Olympic Games ever conceived by any mint worldwide, while also offering limited mintage collector coins and sets. Visit www.mint.ca/2010 for Vancouver 2010 keepsakes and gifts.

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint

For further information: For further information: Christine Aquino, Director, Communications, Royal Canadian Mint, (613) 993-9999 (tel), (613) 797-9125 (cell), aquino@mint.ca; Alex Reeves, Manager, Communications, Royal Canadian Mint, (613) 949-5777 (tel), (613) 884-6370 (cell), reeves@mint.ca


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