Media Advisory - Lucky Loonie takes flight in Vancouver

Coin kicks off Royal Canadian Mint's in-Games programming in Vancouver

OTTAWA, Feb. 9 /CNW Telbec/

    What:        To celebrate the release of the 2010 Lucky Loonie, the Royal
                 Canadian Mint will host a public hockey shoot-out
                 competition in front of the Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion.
                 The lucky winner of the shoot-out will receive two tickets
                 to the men's gold medal ice hockey game.

    When:        Thursday, February 11, 2010
                 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

    Where:       Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion
                 500 Granville Street (at West Pender)
                 Vancouver, BC

    Who:         Trevor Linden, former captain of the Vancouver Canucks and
                 member of the 1998 men's Olympic ice hockey team

                 Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO, Royal Canadian Mint

                 Jacqueline Ryan, Director, Olympic Marketing, RBC

Lucky Loonie one-dollar coins will be available to exchange at the event and the following day at RBC branches across the country. RBC Royal Bank is the exclusive distributor of the 2010 Lucky Loonie.

From February 12-28, the Royal Canadian Mint will welcome the world to the Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion, located in downtown Vancouver. This must-see exhibit will allow visitors to get an up-close view of the medals for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games; see the Mint's world-famous million-dollar gold coin and other gold products; learn how coins are made; participate in children's programming; collect all Vancouver 2010 circulation coins and purchase unique Vancouver 2010 souvenirs.

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint

For further information: For further information: Christine Aquino, Director, Communications, Royal Canadian Mint, Mobile: (613) 797-9125,

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