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Terrace to receive a 'Lucky Loonie'
CITY HALL is to soon display a framed 2014 Lucky Loonie presented by the Royal Canadian Mint to note the bronze medal won by Caleb Brousseau at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games.
Lucky Loonies in a special commemorative frame are being sent to the hometowns of each of the Canadian athletes who won medals at the games.
Brousseau received his bronze in the men's super G sitting alpine skiing event.
Canada finished third in gold medal standings at the paralympic games.
The Canadian team earned seven gold, two silver and seven bronze medals.
"Canadians were riveted by the remarkable and inspirational performances of our Paralympic athletes during a thrilling nine days of competition," said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint.
"Each hometown should also be extremely proud of these achievements as they supported the athletes through years of dedication and training as they realized their dreams."
Five million 2014 Lucky Loonies were produced and entered circulation on Jan. 20. Canadians are encouraged to look for the coin in their change.
In what is now a legendary tale, a loonie was embedded at centre ice prior to the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City to bring good luck to Canada's gold medal-winning men's and women's ice hockey teams.
Brousseau arrived back in Terrace last night. He was greeted by family and well-wishers at the airport.