Ottawa, ON?Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris is encouraging Westman residents to submit their entries for Canada's 150th anniversary circulation coins.
"As we approach Canada's 150th birthday, I am encouraging Westman residents, regardless of age, to submit their ideas and participate in this exciting opportunity to celebrate Canada's rich and diverse heritage," said Maguire. "There are many talented artists who call Westman home and it would be wonderful if a local resident designed one of Canada's 150th anniversary circulation coins."
The Royal Canadian Mint is inviting Canadians to design the 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, one-dollar, and two-dollar coins that will circulate in 2017. As part of the contest, Canadian residents are being asked what Canada means to them by entering coin designs in the following theme categories until April 30, 2015:
- Our Wonders (Canada's beauty, from nature to monuments)
- Our Character (Values or principles which define Canadian identity)
- Our Achievements (Discoveries, exploration, or victories)
- Our Passions (From culture to sports, to pastimes)
- Canada's future (this category is reserved for Canadians 12-years of age and under for the 25-cent coin)
The finalists in each category will be determined by the Royal Canadian Mint and a panel of notable Canadians. The winning design per category will be selected by Canadians in an online vote which will take place in September 2015. Each circulation coin denomination will feature one of the winning designs in 2017. There are five grand prizes to be won (one per theme category).
For more information on contest rules and how to enter a design, please visit www.mint.ca/canada150