OTTAWA, Sept. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mint invites family
and friends to celebrate Culture Days 2012 with fun activities and
entertainment for all ages. As a fun and educational destination
during Culture Days 2012, we invite everyone to visit the Mint for a
free tour of our Ottawa production facility from September 28 to 30.
Culture Days is a collaborative coast-to-coast volunteer movement to
raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of
Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.
Royal Canadian Mint
320 Sussex Drive
September 28, 29 and 30, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free tours! Learn more about the fascinating world of coin production
from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Design Your Own Coin Contest! Submit your design at the Mint, by e-mail
or mail and win exciting prizes.
Meet our Engravers! Learn what it's like to design and create the world's best coins in
gold, silver and other metals.
See the Vancouver 2010 Medals Up Close! You can touch a real medal from
the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Get your picture taken with a real gold bar! Hold over 400 ounces of
pure gold in your hands worth over $700,000.
Shop! Browse the Mint's Boutique for great gift ideas and memorabilia.
About the Royal Canadian Mint
Over the past 104 years, the Royal Canadian Mint has emerged as a global
leader in minting. A few of its internationally-renowned "firsts"
include developing a revolutionary coin-plating process, producing the
world's thinnest bi-metallic coin, the purest 99.999% bullion gold coin
and first coloured circulation coin in the world.
The Ottawa facility, which occupies the same premises on which the Mint
was founded, produces hand-crafted collector and commemorative coins,
gold bullion coins, medals and medallions. It also houses a gold and
silver refinery. Established in 1976, the Winnipeg Mint is a high-tech,
high-volume manufacturing facility where Canada's circulation coinage
is produced, as well as coins for countries around the world.
For more information visit: www.mint.ca/CultureDays
SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mint
For further information:
Senior Manager, Communications
Royal Canadian Mint