Waterloo Coin Society celebrates 65th anniversary

The Waterloo Coin Society celebrated its 65th anniversary on March 12, with more than 70 members and dignitaries attending the special event.

“Everyone had a wonderful time at our special meeting,” says WCS President Peter Becker. The star of the evening was founding member and president Bill English, who recently celebrated his 101st birthday. “Bill English was there and garnered quite a bit of attention, as you can imagine, with the 70-plus in attendance.”

Dignitaries included City of Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic, Kitchener-Centre MP Mike Morrice and Waterloo MP Bardish Chagger. The event’s guest speaker was Gabriel Comozzi, representing Parks Canada and speaking on the Woodside National Historic Site and the Pioneer Memorial Tower in Kitchener.

On Saturday, March 9, the WCS also hosted its popular Cambridge Coin Show.

Be sure to check out the next issue of Canadian Coin News (V62#01) for enhanced coverage of the anniversary celebration.

The Waterloo Coin Society celebrated its 65th anniversary during a March 12, 2024 meeting in Kitchener. Pictured are (left to right) WCS secretary Karen Dailous, Kitchener-Centre MP Mike Morrice, WCS past-president Tony Verbruggen, WCS founder Bill English, WCS president Peter Becker, Kitchener mayor Berry Vrbanovic, and ONA president Sean Sinclair. (Photo by Brian Thompson for CCN)

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