Regina show ‘an encouraging sign’

Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty, the honourary patron of Regina Coin Club (RCC), opened the group’s latest show alongside President George Manz this fall.

The Oct. 15-16 show drew 350 attendees, including 46 RCC members, 42 youth attendees and 262 members of the general public, according to a report in the November Regina Coin Club Newsletter.

“These figures are slightly above the nine-year average for RCC shows, and are an encouraging sign that things are starting to return to normal in the numismatic community after 2.5 years of pandemic-induced lockdowns and mandatory bans on public gatherings.”

In a short speech at the show’s opening ceremony, Mirasty spoke about the importance of volunteerism plus the spirit of service “so often demonstrated by our late monarch,” Queen Elizabeth II, the club report added.

Long-time RCC member and former secretary David McDougall produced an “incredible display” of Queen Elizabeth II stamps, coins and other memorabilia across two tables and 10 display boards. To recognize McDougall’s display, RCC officials presented him with a “special Elizabeth II jubilee coin, along with some ‘refreshments’ to enjoy while admiring the new addition to his collection,” according to the newsletter.

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