Celebrate Culture Days at the Royal Canadian Mint!

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
Ottawa, Ontario 
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:

Alex Reeves
Senior Manager, Communications
Royal Canadian Mint

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