DOING SOME DIGGING Happy Canada Day

With the Federal election behind us and the Canada Day holiday this week, I figured it is time for a feel-good stor...
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With the Federal election behind us and the Canada Day holiday this week, I figured it is time for a feel-good story. And what would make an 11-year-old boy feel better than winning a national contest. Here is the scoop.

Each year since 2001, the ROYAL CANADIAN MINT and CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION CANADA sponsor a Canada-wide contest to choose the design for a special Canada Day commemorative quarter. The coin is given to all new Canadians sworn in during Celebrate Canada Week. This year the winning design belongs to Nick Wooster of Brentwood Bay, B.C.

On behalf of the Mint's directors, Tim Spiegel offered congratulations to the youngster. "The playful design celebrates and emphasizes a playful humour, which is shared among all Canadians through kindness, regardless of language, culture or religion."

I must admit this is one moose that made me smile. Congratulations again to Nick Wooster and Happy Canada Day to all our readers!

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