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Media Advisory - Royal Canadian Mint to Unveil its 2020 Black History Month Coin Honouring NHL Trailblazer Willie O'Ree

OTTAWA , Feb. 3, 2020 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mint is unveiling its new Black History Month collector coin. The coin honours Fredericton -born, NHL trailblazer Willie O'Ree – the first black player to play in the NHL. The event will take place at Aberdeen Pavilion, on February 4, 2020 and will be attended by the legend himself, Mr. O'Ree.

Logo: Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) (CNW Group/Royal Canadian Mint)

 

Where:

Aberdeen Pavilion, TD Place
Lansdowne Park 1000 Exhibition Way
Ottawa, ON



When:

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Media and guest arrival: 10:15 a.m.
Remarks and unveiling: 10:35 a.m.



Who:

Will O'Ree, NHL's Director of Youth Development and ambassador for NHL Diversity
Rob Knesaurek, NHL Group Vice President, Youth Development and Industry Growth
Marie Lemay, President and CEO, Royal Canadian Mint

 

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. Follow the Mint on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint


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