Canadian Mint loonie about Serwa
Kelowna's Kelsey Serwa will get her own special lucky loonie - one the entire city can celebrate in.
The Royal Canadian Mint is producing special commemorative 'lucky loonie' plaques which will be presented to athletes' home towns and, in the case of team medals, the host association.
The plaques, which are currently in production, will be sent to each community or association, later this week.
Since the first loonie was embedded in centre ice at the Salt Lake Olympics in 2002 the Royal Canadian Mint has commemorated the occasion with a series of lucky loonies prior to each Olympic Games.
Alex Reeves, Sr. Communication Manager with the Royal Canadian Mint says the focus was always on honouring the many athletes who have represented Canada at both the Olympic and Paralympic games.
"This time around we decided to take it to a new level - to do something to honour the communities and the people that stand behind all of our athletes that compete at the games," says Reeves.
"We've created a special frame destined for the municipalities in these athletes' home towns. In the case of Kelsey Serwa of course her silver medal in ski cross has been acknowledged with a plaque being sent at the end of this week to the City of Kelowna."
Reeves says it is hoped Kelowna will find a place, whether it's at City Hall or another location, to prominently display the plaque.
The plaque is currently in production and Reeves says the design is being kept under wraps.
No word yet from the City on where the plaque will be displayed.
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