Celebrate the Royal Canadian Mint's Centennial on Canada Day!

    WINNIPEG, June 25 /CNW Telbec/ - The Royal Canadian Mint is opening its
doors to all on Canada Day to celebrate its centennial. As the official host
for the 2008 provincial Canada Day celebrations in Winnipeg and in
collaboration with the City of St. Boniface and Celebrate Canada, many fun
family activities and entertainment have been planned.

    Where:       Royal Canadian Mint
    ------       520 Lagimodière Blvd.
                 Winnipeg, Manitoba

    When:        July 1, 2008
    -----        9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
                 (*) Official opening ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. with special

    Visitors are invited to...

    - Learn more about the history of Canada by visiting a historic village.
    - Find out more about the fascinating world of coin production by
      participating in a free tour of the Mint as well as take some time to
      browse for great gift ideas and memorabilia in the Mint's Boutique.
    - Exchange coins to receive a Quebec City 400th anniversary two-dollar
    - Participate in onsite games and enjoy clowns, face painters and live
    - Receive a free cupcake.
    - Enjoy a barbecue (priced to please).

    Visitors will also have the opportunity to see the official citizenship
ceremony for new Canadians, which will begin at 9:30 a.m.

    About the Royal Canadian Mint

    Over the past century, 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 further information:

For further information: Christine Aquino, Director, Communications,
Royal Canadian Mint, (613) 993-9999, aquino@mint.ca

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