2017 RCNA Convention opens to public today

The 2017 convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) opens to the public today in Boucherville, Qué.

The bourse and exhibit hall will be open today and tomorrow from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and on July 23 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. In addition to more than 60 dealer tables, the convention boasts an extensive auction, a vast offering of competitive exhibits and a variety of meetings, presentations and social gatherings.

The six-day event is being held at Hôtel Mortagne on 1228 Nobel St. in Boucherville, which is just east of Montréal on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River.

Xan Chamberlain (left) and Robert Forbes are shown at the Canadian Association For Numismatic Education (CAFNE) reception hosted yesterday at the convention.

At yesterday’s annual reception of the Canadian Association For Numismatic Education (CAFNE), sponsor Xan Chamberlain matched every dollar donated to CAFNE with a donation of $2 USD.

By 8:30 p.m., more than $8,000 was raised. A summary of the CAFNE reception along with the final donation total will appear in an upcoming edition of CCN.

A not-for-profit organization, CAFNE was established to fund programs and activities that help promote numismatics in Canada.

THIS MORNING

Scott Douglas (left) awards Paul Petch with a certificate of appreciation for his presentation at the RCNA’s educational symposium, held July 19-20.

Today’s festivities begin with the invitation-only RCNA judges breakfast from 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. The RCNA club delegates breakfast meeting will also be held from 8 a.m.-10 a.m., around the same time as the spousal breakfast at 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.

Registration opens at 8 a.m., and competitive exhibit judging begins at 8:30 a.m.

A bourse and exhibit preview will be available to registrants between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Lot viewing for the convention’s auction will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the hotel’s Boucherville Room.

Le Club de Numismates du Bas St-Laurent members Normand Beaulieu, Yvon Marquis, Jasmin Lavoie and new club President Louis-Régis Côté enjoy the camaraderie in Boucherville.

OPENING CEREMONY

This year’s opening ceremony will be held today at 10 a.m., and the bourse and exhibit hall will open to the public soon after.

The remaining schedule of today’s events is listed below.

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