OTTAWA, April 18, 2019 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mint will officially unveil a new circulation coin recognizing 50 years of progress in the journey to equal rights for LGBTQ2 Canadians. The world's first circulation coin recognizing LGBTQ2 rights will be revealed at The 519, in the heart of The Village in Toronto.
Guests are also invited to trade their pocket change for this new $1 circulation coin at the conclusion of the program.
The 519 Community Centre Ballroom
519 Church Street
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Media and guest arrival: 10:15 a.m.
Remarks and presentation: 10:30 a.m.
The Hon. Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance
Mr. Randy Boissonnault, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ2 Issues
Ms. Marie Lemay, President & CEO, Royal Canadian Mint
Mr. David Morris, Chair of the Board of Directors, The 519
The Reverend Brent Hawkes
About the Royal Canadian Mint The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. 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.
SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint
For further information: Alex Reeves, Senior Manager, Public Affairs, Royal Canadian Mint,Telephone: (613) 949-5777, [email protected]