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What does it take to be an NHL captain?

What does it take to be an NHL captain?

Being the captain of a National Hockey League® team is one thing. Being captain of an Original Six™ team? That takes a whole other level of teamwork, leadership and integrity. Hear from Yvan Cournoyer and Denis Savard on how they approached that pressure-packed position.

A heroine for human rights in Canada

A heroine for human rights in Canada

Meet the incomparable Viola Desmond. Black History Month begins for 2019, a new coin honours Viola Desmond (1914-1965), a black Canadian born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, who played a pivotal role in the struggle for human rights in the 1940s. On November 8, 1946 police forcibly removed Viola from a movie theatre when she refused to leave her seat in the whites-only section. She was arrested, fined $26 (≈$300 today), and spent a night in jail.

2019 HALF-OUNCE PURE SILVER COIN – YEAR OF THE PIG

2019 HALF-OUNCE PURE SILVER COIN – YEAR OF THE PIG

Dancing into the Lunar New Year with a playful Pig The Chinese zodiac says people born in the Year of the Pig have beautiful personalities: playful, optimistic and carefree. They are energetic and tackle even the most mundane tasks with unbridled enthusiasm. These traits come alive in the 2019 issues of the Royal Canadian Mint’s three series celebrating the Lunar New Year—especially the half-ounce pure silver Year of the Pig coin.

Nature’s playful ambassador of friendship: The peaceful panda

Nature’s playful ambassador of friendship: The peaceful panda

Giant pandas are enduring Chinese symbols of peace and friendship — renowned for strength, resilience and a gentle temperament.

What is it About the Maple Leaf, Anyway?

What is it About the Maple Leaf, Anyway?

Re-tracing the history that inspired greatness for Canada’s national symbol