Bilingual seminar for writers, editors to be offered at upcoming RCNA Convention

We’re only one week away from this year’s Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) Convention, which will be taking over Boucherville, Qué. from July 18-23.

The convention is being organized by host club l’Association des Numismates et des Philatélistes de Boucherville (ANPB), which has previously organized the RCNA’s annual gathering in Montréal in 1992 and 1996. This year’s show 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.

The bourse and exhibit hall will be open to the public on July 21 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; July 22 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; July 23 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. In addition to more than 60 dealer tables, the convention will also boast an extensive auction, a vast offering of competitive exhibits, an educational symposium and a variety of meetings, presentations and social gatherings throughout the six-day event. See below for a full schedule of events.

The Royal Canadian Mint will be hosting a coin exchange on July 22 in conjunction with this year’s convention.

CANEW SEMINAR

If you’re a writer, or if you’re at all interested in writing, one of the highlights of the convention will be the Canadian Association of Numismatic Editors and Writers (CANEW) seminar.

During its July 22 meeting, CANEW will offer a bilingual seminar exploring the various tools that are available to writers and editors to improve their craft or “simply to make their lives easier,” according to organizers.

CANEW was formed last year to facilitate the sharing of knowledge between its members. Award-winning writers and editors who are members of CANEW are also willing to mentor newcomers to this area of the hobby.

For more information about CANEW, contact Serge Pelletier at pelletier@canew.club.

MINT BOOTH, COIN EXCHANGE

The Royal Canadian Mint will be manning a booth on the bourse throughout this year’s convention, which is open to the public from July 21-23. At the booth, show-goers will be able to browse and purchase the Mint’s most recent releases, meet one of its acclaimed artists, and participate in a coin exchange.

On July 22 from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and again from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m., convention attendees will be able to meet artist Jean-Charles Daumas, who most recently designed coins from the Mint’s five-coin “Birds Among Nature’s Colours” series.

From 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., the Mint will host a coin exchange, where collectors will be able to trade their spare change for coloured and uncoloured versions of the 25-cent “My Canada, My Inspiration” circulation coins. There will be a limit of four coins a customer while supplies last.

The 25-cent “Hope for a Green Future” coin shares eight-year-old designer Joelle Wong’s hope that Canada’s plants, animals and abundant nature will be protected and thrive in the future. The reverse design depicts a pair of hands bringing life to a plant that connects all living things—represented by some notable Canadian animals.

Wong, of Richmond Hill, Ont., was one of five Canadians to win the My Canada, My Inspiration design contest. Wong’s design was chosen as the winner of the “Canada’s Future” theme.

For more information about the Mint’s Canada 150 products, visit mint.ca/c150.

OFFICIAL CONVENTION MEDAL

The official medal for the 2017 convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) features a portrait of Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and the house where he grew up in Boucherville, Qué., this year’s host city.

For more information about this year’s medal, click here.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

July 18

  • 8 a.m.-9 a.m.: Registration open [Le Foyer]
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Tour of Montreal [Gather in lobby]
  • 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.: Early-bird dinner at Scores Restaurant [Gather in lobby] (Short walk to restaurant with à la carte dinner at your own expense]

July 19

  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Registration open [Le Foyer]
  • 9:30 a.m.-noon: Tour of Boucherville [Gather in lobby]
  • 1 p.m.-5 p.m.: RCNA Educational Symposium session ene [Iles Percées A]
  • 7 p.m.-10 p.m. RCNA President and ANPB welcome reception [Hospitality Suite] (Registrants and dealers only; badge required)

July 20

  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Registration open [Le Foyer]
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Tour of Saint-Constant and Chambly, Qué., and lunch at Fourquet Fourchette Restaurant [Gather in lobby]
  • 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Canadian Paper Money Society (CPMS) executive meeting [Pierre Boucher Room] (All CPMS members are invited to attend as observers.)
  • Noon-5 p.m.: Hospitality suite open [Hospitality Suite] (Registrants and dealers only; badge required)
  • Noon-5:00 p.m.: The Canadian Numismatic Company (TCNC) auction lot viewing [Iles de Boucherville]
  • Noon-5:00 p.m.: Bourse and exhibits setup [Iles de Boucherville] (Access restricted to dealers and exhibitors; badge required)
  • 1 p.m.-5 p.m.: RCNA Educational Symposium session two [Iles Percées A]
  • 2 p.m.-5 p.m.: RCNA outgoing executive meeting [Pierre Boucher Room]
  • 6 p.m.-10 p.m.: TCNC auction session one [Mortagne Room]
  • 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.: Canadian Association for Numismatic Education (CAFNE) reception [Iles Percées A & B]

July 21

  • 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.: RCNA judges breakfast [Montarville Room] (Invitation only)
  • 8 a.m.-10 a.m.: RCNA club delegates breakfast meeting [Iles Percées A] (Pre-purchased tickets required)
  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Registration open [Le Foyer]
  • 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.: Spousal breakfast [Pierre Boucher Room] (Registered spouses only; badge required)
  • 8:30 a.m.: Competitive exhibits judging begins [Iles de Boucherville]
  • 9 a.m.-10 a.m.: Bourse and exhibits preview [Iles de Boucherville] (Registrants dealers only; badge required)
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: TCNC auction lot viewing [Iles de Boucherville]
  • 10 a.m.-10:15 a.m.: Opening ceremonies [Le Foyer]
  • 10 a.m.-noon: J. Douglas Ferguson Historical Research Foundation executive meeting [R-100] (Invitation only)
  • 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Tour of DIX30 Shopping Mall in Brassard, Qué. [Gather in lobby]
  • 10:15 a.m.-6 p.m.: Bourse and exhibits open to public [Iles de Boucherville]
  • 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m.: Book launch [Le Foyer]
  • 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.: Hospitality suite open [Hospitality Suite] (Registrants dealers only; badge required)
  • 11 p.m.-4 p.m.: Coin Kids table open [Le Foyer]
  • Noon-5 p.m.: Book fair table open [Le Foyer]
  • Noon-2 p.m.: CPMS luncheon and annual meeting [Pierre Boucher Room]
  • 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.: Society of Bearded Numismatists (SOB) meeting [TBA] (Bearded numismatists invited)
  • 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Hudson’s Bay Company Collectors Society (HBCCS) meeting [R-100]
  • 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.: Newfoundland Numismatic Enthusiasts (NNE) meeting [Montarville Room]
  • 4 p.m.-5 p.m.: Canadian Errors and Varieties Numismatic Association (CEVNA) meeting [R-100]
  • 4 p.m.-10 p.m.: TCNC auction session two [Mortagne Room]
  • 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m.: Montreal boat cruise and dinner on the St. Lawrence River [Gather in lobby]

July 22

  • 8 a.m.-10 a.m.: Canadian Numismatic Research Society (CNRS) breakfast [Iles Percées A] (Invitation only; pre-purchased tickets required)
  • 8 a.m.-10 a.m.: Canadian Association of Wooden Money Collectors (CAWMC) breakfast [Montarville Room] (Pre-purchased tickets required)
  • 8 a.m.-10 a.m.: Meet the Trends editor [Pierre Boucher Room] (Sponsored by Canadian Coin News)
  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Registration open [Le Foyer]
  • 9 a.m.-10 a.m.: Bourse and exhibits preview [Iles de Boucherville] (Registrants and dealers only; badge required)
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: TCNC auction lot pickup [Iles de Boucherville]
  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Bourse and exhibits open to public [Iles de Boucherville]
  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Coin Kids table open [Le Foyer]
  • 10:30 a.m.-noon: RCNA annual general meeting [Iles Percées B]
  • 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.: Hospitality suite open [Hospitality Suite] (Registrants and dealers only; badge required)
  • 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Book fair table open [Le Foyer]
  • 12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: RCNA awards presentation [Iles Percées B]
  • 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: Canadian Association of Token Collectors (CATC) meeting [Pierre Boucher Room]
  • 2 p.m.-4 p.m.: Coin Kids junior auction and meeting [R-100] (Young collectors invited; parents or guardians can attend as observers only)
  • 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: Canadian Tire Coupon Collectors Club (CTCCC) meeting [Montarville Room]
  • 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: Canadian Association for Numismatic Editors and Writers (CANEW) meeting [Iles Percées B]
  • 3 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: Canadian Centennial Collectors Club (CCCC) meeting [Pierre Boucher Room]
  • 3 p.m.-7 p.m.: TCNC auction session three [Mortagne Room]
  • 6 p.m.-7 p.m.: Pre-banquet reception [Foyer Iles Percée] (Banquet ticket holders only. Cash Bar.)
  • 7 p.m.-10 p.m.: RCNA Banquet and awards presentations [Iles Percées A & B] (Pre-purchased tickets required; reserve seating positions at the registration desk starting July 21)
  • 10 p.m.-11:30 p.m.: Post-banquet reception [Hospitality Suite] (Pre-purchased tickets required)

July 23

  • 8 a.m.-10 a.m.: RCNA incoming executive meeting [Pierre Boucher Room]
  • 9 a.m.-noon: Registration open [Le Foyer]
  • 9 a.m.-10 a.m.: Bourse and exhibits preview [Iles de Boucherville] (Registrants and dealers only; badge required)
  • 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: TCNC auction lot pickup [Iles de Boucherville]
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Bourse and exhibits open to public [Iles de Boucherville]
  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Coin Kids table open [Le Foyer]
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Book fair table open [Le Foyer]
  • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: CAFNE board meeting [R-100] (Invitation only)
  • 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Hospitality suite open [Hospitality Suite] (Registrants and dealers only; badge required)
  • 3 p.m.: Bourse closed (End of activities)

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