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
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Senior Manager, Communications
Royal Canadian Mint