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Royal Canadian Mint Congratulates Canada's Olympic Team

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Lucky Loonies being sent to communities as thanks for supporting their medal-winning athletes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – February 24, 2014 - The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to congratulate Team Canada for its many accomplishments at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Games, earning an outstanding 25 medals.

“Our athletes made Canadians from coast to coast to coast extremely proud during a riveting 16 days of competition,” said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. “As we reflect on their achievements, the Mint recognizes that such success also belongs to each athlete’s community, whether it be family, friends, teammates or coaches, who have supported them on their remarkable journey”.  

The Mint is pleased to announce that a 2014 Lucky Loonie displayed in a special commemorative frame will be sent to each medalist’s hometown* later this week to highlight their commitment to Canada’s athletes.  This special keepsake will also serve as a reminder of the world-class performances delivered during the Games.

2014 Lucky Loonies will be sent to the following hometowns:


Summerside, PE:

Heather Moyse - Gold

Bobsleigh - 2-Man - Women

Sainte-Julie, QC:

Charles Hamelin - Gold

Speed Skating - Short Track 1,500m - Men

Quebec City, QC:

Kim Lamarre - Bronze

Freestyle Skiing - Slopestyle - Women

Montreal, QC:

Justine Dufour-Lapointe - Gold

Freestyle Skiing -  Moguls - Women

Chloé Dufour-Lapointe - Silver

Freestyle Skiing - Moguls - Women

Alexandre Bilodeau - Gold

Freestyle Skiing - Moguls - Men

Deux-Montagnes, QC:

Mikaël Kingsbury -  Silver

Freestyle Skiing - Moguls - Men

Petite-Rivière-Saint- François, QC :

Dominique Maltais - Silver

Snowboarding - Snowboard Cross - Women

Boucherville, QC:

Charle Cournoyer - Bronze

Speed Skating - Short Track 500m - Men

Huntsville, ON:

Dara Howell - Gold

Freestyle Skiing - Slopestyle - Women

Toronto, ON:

Patrick Chan - Silver

Figure Skating - Men

London, ON:

Tessa Virtue - Silver

Figure Skating - Ice Dance - Free Dance

Ilderton, ON:

Scott Moir - Silver

Figure Skating - Ice Dance - Free Dance

Sault Ste.Marie, ON:

Brad Jacobs; Ryan Fry; E.J. Harnden; Ryan Harnden; and Caleb Flaxey – Gold

Curling - Men

Winnipeg, MB:

Jennifer Jones; Kaitlyn Lawes; Jill Officer; Dawn McEwen; and Kirsten Wall - Gold

Curling - Women

Regina, SK:

Mark McMorris - Bronze

Snowboarding - Slopestyle - Men

Calgary, AB:

Jan Hudec - Bronze

Alpine Skiing - Super-G - Men

Calgary, AB: 

Kaillie Humphries - Gold

Bobsleigh - 2-Man - Women

Sherwood Park, AB:

Mike Riddle - Silver

Freestyle Skiing - Halfpipe - Men

Fort St. John, BC:

Denny Morrison - Silver1 and Bronze2

Speed Skating - Long Track 1,000m1 and 1,500m2 - Men

Whistler, BC:

Marielle Thompson - Gold

Freestyle Skiing - Ski Cross - Women

Kelowna, BC:

Kelsey Serwa - Silver

Freestyle Skiing - Ski Cross - Women

 

*For larger team event medalists, the 2014 Lucky Loonie will be sent to the following national sporting organizations:

Skate Canada
(Ottawa, ON):

Patrick Chan; Kevin Reynolds; Kaetlyn Osmond; Tessa Virtue; Scott Moir; Kirsten Moore-Towers; Dylan Moscovitch; Meagan Duhamel; Eric Radford - Silver

Figure Skating - Team Event

 

Speed Skating Canada (Ottawa, ON):

 

Marianne St-Gelais; Valérie Maltais; Marie-Ève Drolet; and Jessica Hewitt- Silver

 

Speed Skating - Short Track 3,000m Relay - Women

 

Hockey Canada (Ottawa, ON):

 

Team Canada - Gold

 

Ice Hockey - Women

 

Hockey Canada (Ottawa, ON):

 

Team Canada - Gold

 

Ice Hockey - Men

Five million 2014 Lucky Loonies were produced and will enter into circulation on January 20th. Canadians are encouraged to look for the coin in their change or visit www.mint.ca/luckyloonie.  

Canadians looking for another keepsake of our athletes’ amazing performances in Sochi can acquire a 99.99% pure silver collector version of the 2014 Lucky Loonie. Adorned with a full-colour logo of the Canadian Olympic Team and limited to a mintage of only 15,000 coins, the 2014 Fine Silver Lucky Loonie retails for $39.95 CAD.   

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.

Lucky Loonie images are available by visiting ftp://communications:RCM2007@ftp.mint.ca.

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For more information, media are asked to contact:
Alex Reeves
Senior Manager, Communications
Tel: 613-949-5777
reeves@mint.ca