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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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Winter in Winnipeg: Part 2

I guess that this past weekend has given a great deal of my readers a blanket of snow to deal with.  Here in Winnipeg we had a little snowstorm, only about 20 centimetres.  Nothing compared to what happened on the East Coast of North America. From what I understand some parts got upwards of 70 centimetres of the white stuff.

For the record,  amounts like that would even paralyse Winnipeg for a day or so.  Well… ahem.. without further adieu.  More snow!!!

Leaving The Forks Market I just had to take a picture of the tower, the Canadian flag flying proudly in the winter wind.

Canadian Flag Flying at The Forks

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