TORONTO, Aug. 10, 2022 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mint is unveiling a special one–dollar circulation coin celebrating the extraordinary talent and enduring musical legacy of the late Oscar Peterson. The launch of this inspirational new coin, which will include a special performance by Canadian pianist Thompson Egbo-Egbo, will take place on the morning of August 11, 2022.
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Media and guest arrival: 9:30 a.m.
Remarks and unveiling: 10:00 a.m.
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Deputy Prime Minister and
Marie Lemay, President and CEO, Royal Canadian Mint
Phyllis Clark, Chair, Royal Canadian Mint Board of Directors
Kelly Peterson, Widow of Oscar Peterson
Céline Peterson, Daughter of Oscar Peterson, Artist representative and producer
Thompson Egbo-Egbo, Pianist and composer
Accredited media interested in attending the launch event must register in advance by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org to receive location details.
About the Royal Canadian Mint
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SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint
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