OTTAWA, Nov. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - The Bank of Canada will begin circulating the new $20 bill, Canada's most widely used bank note, on Wednesday, 7 November 2012.
A ceremony to officially issue the new $20 note, which pays tribute to the contributions and sacrifices of Canadian men and women in all military conflicts, and features the Canadian National Vimy Memorial on the back of the note, will be held at the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada.
Speaking at the event will be Mr. David H. Laidley, Member of Board of Directors of the Bank of Canada, Lieutenant-colonel Bruno Plourde, Commanding Officer of the Black Watch (RHR) of Canada, and Mr. Andrew Powell, President Emeritus and Founder of the Vimy Foundation.
At the conclusion of the event, members of the media will have an opportunity to meet with Bank of Canada and Vimy Foundation representatives to find out more about the theme and the bank note's various security and durability features, and to purchase a new $20 polymer bank note.
|Time:||At 13:15 (ET)|
|| Black Watch (RHR) of Canada
2067 Bleury Street
Please be sure to have your press accreditation with you.
|Distribution:|| A press release will be available at 13:00 (ET) on the Bank's website
|Note Exchange:||The new $20 note will be available on-site for purchase by members of the media. Only cash purchases will be accepted. There will be no provisions for debit or credit transactions.|
|Note to Editors:||Journalists will be provided with a media kit that will include high-resolution images, an official press release and other relevant information. Video B-roll will also be available. Please note that B-roll may also be downloaded at the following site: http://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes/audience-specific-resources/media/|
|| On the Polymer series
The Bank of Canada issued the $100 bank note in November 2011, followed by the $50 note in March 2012.The remaining bank notes in the series, the $5 and $10 notes will be unveiled and issued by the end of 2013. Further details regarding timelines for the unveil and issue of the $5 and $10 notes will be made available in the coming months.
SOURCE: Bank of Canada
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