Men's Hockey Gold at Salt Lake City 2002 Voted by Fans as Top Canadian Olympic Winter Games Moment of All Time
It was a momentous victory that united a country in pride and passion, cementing Canada's position atop the hockey world and proving once and for all that hockey is Canada's game.
On February 24, with millions of fans on the edge of their seats, Team Canada defeated the United States 5-2 at the 2002 Winter Games to capture Canada's first men's Olympic hockey gold medal in 50 years.
More than seven years later, this moment remains etched in the memories of all Canadians, and was voted by fans as the #1 Canadian Olympic Winter Games Moment of all time.
Results were revealed earlier tonight [Saturday] on CTV and V in the Top 10 Canadian Olympic Winter Moments, presented by the Royal Canadian Mint, which counted down the Top 10 moments (10 through 1), as voted on earlier this year by fans across the country.
Although snow isn't readily available in most parts of Canada at this time of year, the Royal Canadian Mint is inviting Canadians to celebrate an exciting winter sport with the latest circulation coin in its Vancouver 2010 collection -- the 25-cent coin featuring bobsleigh.
To celebrate the launch of the coin, a special coin exchange will be held today in Calgary at the RBC Branch on Stephen Avenue Mall with special guest, Canadian bobsleigh athlete and RBC Olympian, Shelley-Ann Brown.
"Today marks only 234 days until Vancouver hosts the biggest sporting event in the world," said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "Through our innovative circulation coin program, the Mint is providing Canadians from coast to coast to coast with a unique way to collect a piece of the Games, which will serve as a lasting reminder of this extraordinary moment in our country's history."
Vote to Determine Canadian 2010 Olympic 25-Cent Coin Designs
OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Canadians from coast to coast to coast can recall that one special moment during an Olympic Winter Games that captured their imagination and was a source of national pride. Which one stands above the rest in your mind?
The Royal Canadian Mint and Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium are inviting Canadians to vote on the Top 10 Canadian Olympic Winter Moments of all time.
The Top 3 moments will be featured on 25-cent coins, each with a mintage of 22 million, and will enter into circulation in the fall of 2009, leading up to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games. The results of the Top 10 Canadian Olympic Winter Moments will be revealed in a one-hour prime-time broadcast special, in English and French, in September 2009 on CTV, TSN and RDS.
MONTREAL — After a century of dazzling legions of hockey fans, the Montreal Canadiens are themselves feeling pride and excitement at the Royal Canadian Mint's official introduction of the 2009 Montreal Canadiens Centennial one-dollar commemorative circulation coin.
The coin was unveiled today [March 10] at Montreal's Bell Centre by Montreal Canadiens President Pierre Boivin and Royal Canadian Mint President and CEO Ian E. Bennett.
The Mint also unveiled a limited-edition Montreal Canadiens Centennial proof silver dollar enhanced with touches of selective gold plating, and presented two of these precious keepsakes to Canadiens Official Ambassadors Henri Richard and Réjean Houle.
The Royal Canadian Mint is releasing the latest circulation coin in its Vancouver 2010 collection – a 25-cent coin featuring the sport of speed skating. The coin was officially launched today at the Canada Cup #3 speed skating event in Quebec City, which is being held at the Anneau de glace Gaétan Boucher.
"Some of Canada's most memorable Winter Olympic moments involve thrilling victories in speed skating and the Mint is delighted to celebrate this sport in such a unique way," said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "As we look forward to the Olympic speed skating competition next February at the Richmond Olympic Oval, we invite all Canadians to keep this special coin as a way to build momentum for the Games."
"We are thrilled to see our sport and athletes depicted on a commemorative coin in the lead up to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games," explained Jean R.Dupré, Director General of Speed Skating Canada. "Our athletes and teams have a long history of Olympic achievements, and we are excited to see they will live on forever with this piece of memorabilia."
Up to 22 million 25-cent speed skating coins will enter into circulation on March 12, 2009 and will be available exclusively at RBC branches and participating Petro-Canada locations.