Hockey Canada celebrating 100 years of amateur hockey
OTTAWA, Oct. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mint is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, which was the precursor to Hockey Canada, with a silver collector coin. The unveiling took place at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, which was the venue for the association's inaugural meeting on December 4, 1914.
"Hockey is Canada's national winter game and is played by young and old on frozen ponds and arenas from coast to coast to coast," said The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport). "The centennial of Hockey Canada gives us an opportunity to understand and learn more about hockey's roots in Canada and this stunning coin by the Royal Canadian Mint is a wonderful tribute to a sport we hold dear in our hearts."
"The Mint commemorates Canada's history, culture and values and we are delighted to celebrate this important milestone for amateur hockey in Canada," said Marc Brûlé, Interim President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "This new collector coin is the perfect keepsake for any hockey fan and collectors of sports or hockey-themed memorabilia wanting to mark this centennial."
"For our 100th anniversary, Hockey Canada is bringing its proud history to Canadians across the country in a variety of unique and interactive ways," said Tom Renney, President and CEO of Hockey Canada. "It is an honour to have our storied logo forever captured in brilliant colour with such expertise by the Royal Canadian Mint."
The reverse image of the coin commemorates an important milestone in the history of amateur hockey in Canada. Dual enamel recreates the iconic Hockey Canada logo: the silhouette of a hockey player separates the red enamel-filled upper-right portions of the maple leaf from the black enamel-filled lower portions. At left, a smaller maple leaf with the number "100" marks the 100th anniversary of Hockey Canada.
This coin, which bears a denomination of $20 and has a limited mintage of 7,500, retails for $119.95 and can be ordered directly from the Royal Canadian Mint at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada, 1-800-268-6468 in the US, or online at www.mint.ca.
About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca.
Images of this collector coin are available by visiting ftp://communications:RCM2007@ftp.mint.ca.
Image with caption: "From left: The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), Mr. Marc Brûlé, Interim President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint and Mr. Tom Renney, President and CEO of Hockey Canada unveil a new silver collector coin to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Hockey Canada at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Ontario. (CNW Group/Royal Canadian Mint)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141029_C2554_PHOTO_EN_7262.jpg
SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mint
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