Legend has it, at the Olympic Games at Salt Lake City, a superstitious Canadian icemaker laid a loonie under the hockey ice and both of our teams won GOLD! With that in mind, the Royal Canadian Mint has commissioned a special Lucky Loonie as a symbolic token of cheering on our athletes!
The Royal Canadian Mint and RBC is inviting the general public to obtain their very own 2008 Lucky Loonie by attending official coin exchanges to be held on Tuesday July 29, 2008 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at various RBC branches across the country. For us here in Vancouver, head downtown to the Royal Centre Branch at 1025 West Georgia Street.
Athletes in attendance will include Kristi Richards (Freestyle Skiing), Crispin Lipscomb (Snowboard – halfpipe), Donovan Tildesley (Paralympic Swimming) and Andrew Holmes (Paralympic Athletics).