Bank note event: Issuance of the new vertical $10

WINNIPEG—On Monday, November 19, 2018, Governor Stephen S. Poloz and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance Jennifer O'Connell, along with special guests, will mark the entry into circulation of the new vertical $10 bank note, featuring the portrait of Viola Desmond, at an event at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg.

During the event, there will be a photo opportunity with Governor Poloz and Wanda Robson, Viola Desmond’s sister. Afterwards, the Parliamentary Secretary and Mrs. Robson will each hold a media availability. Members of the media will also have an opportunity to meet with experts to find out more about the theme and security features of the bank note. There will be no availability with the Governor.

Members of the media will be able to purchase vertical $10 bank notes.

All media must register with the Bank in advance to attend either the Winnipeg event or the regional events listed below. To register, please contact Media Relations by noon (ET) on Friday, November 16, at 613-782-8782 or .

Broadcast camera operators and still photographers will be allotted space on a first-come, first-served basis, through advance registration, and are required to arrive at the CMHR by 9:30 (Central Time).

Topic

The issuance of the new vertical $10 bank note

Time

10:00 AM (CT) / 11:00 AM (ET)

Place

Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Canadian Journeys Hall
85 Israel Asper Way
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Lock-Up

There will be no media lock-up for this event.

Distribution

A press release with more information will be available

  • at 11:15 (ET) on the Bank’s website; and
  • between 11:15 and 12:15 (ET) on Cision.

The Governor’s remarks will also be available online.

Press Conference

There will be no Q&A session with the Governor. After the event, at approximately 10:45 AM (CT), Jennifer O'Connell, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, will hold a media availability. Mrs. Robson and Bank of Canada spokespeople will also be available for interviews.

Webcast

This event will be webcast live on the Bank’s website and YouTube channel.

Note

At 10:45 (CT), kiosks will be open for journalists to visit and ask questions.

There will be a photo opportunity with Governor Poloz and Mrs. Robson at a boutique in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Following the event, vertical $10 bank notes will be available on-site for purchase by members of the media in attendance (limit: two notes per person). Only cash purchases will be accepted.

Regional Events:

In addition to the event in Winnipeg, regional media events will take place on Monday, November 19. Regional representatives of the Bank of Canada will be available across the country to answer questions. Members of the media can also purchase up to two vertical $10 bank notes at these regional events.

Pacific Region:

At 12:30 PM (PT), media are invited to the University of British Columbia Peter A. Allard School of Law, in the Franklin Lew Forum, at 1822 East Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Prairies Region:

At 9:30 AM (MT), media are invited to the Royal Alberta Museum’s Amiskwaciy Theatre at 9810 103a Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta.

Ontario Region:

At 11:15 AM (ET), media are invited to George Brown College’s Lucie and Thornton Blackburn Conference Centre at 80 Cooperage St., Toronto, Ontario.

Quebec Region:

At 11:15 AM (ET), media are invited to the Atrium of the Maison du développement durable at 50 Sainte-Catherine West, Montréal, Quebec.

Atlantic Region:

At 12:30 (AT), media are invited to the Delmore Buddy Daye Learning Institute at 5450 Cornwallis St., Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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