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Going For Olympic Gold in Winnipeg

Before I get a ton of mail saying, Bob are you daft?  The Olympics are in Vancouver this year.  Yes, I would reply,  indeed the games are in Vancouver.  But did you know that the medals themselves were crafted by the Royal Canadian Mint.  Which just so happens to operate in two locations, our nations capital in Ottawa and my home town of Winnipeg.

Although the medals were physically crafted exclusively at the Ottawa facility;  it was through a collaborative effort between the two sites that the medals were formed.  Winnipeg being a partner in the crafting of the medals played host to a special display of the process and product.

Driving up to the world-famous glass structure on Lagimodiere Blvd., we were greeted by a snow sculpture, carved in tribute to Canada’s hosting of the 21st Winter Olympic Games.

Mint Snow Sculpture (Coin Side)

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