After a close competition between six contestants who submitted a dozen designs, CCN’s COVID-19 medal is now ready to order. Anthony Waite, 57, of Edmonton, Alta., submitted the winning design featured on the reverse of the medal, which will be available in three compositions, including silver, with a limited mintage of 100, plus cupronickel and bronze, both with low mintages. Commemorating the pandemic in a creative yet positive manner, Waite’s design depicts an older face-masked father placing another mask on his daughter. The words “STRONG,” “SAFE,” “UNITED” and “CANADA” surround the design, with each word separated by a maple leaf. The 2020 year-date also appears above “CANADA” at the bottom of the medal. “I am still in a bit of shock as in my 57 years, I have never won anything, but to win this contest meant more to me than you could ever know,” said Waite, who added he was “honoured” to have his design chosen “for this extremely prestigious and important medal.” Continue reading →
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