From Whitehorse or Victoria, to Sept-Îles, St. John’s and everywhere in between, Canada’s central bank wants input from Canadians on a special commemorative bank note that will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
For the first time ever, the Bank of Canada is starting the design of a new bank note with an open invitation for Canadians from coast to coast to coast to propose ideas.
Canadians can contribute to this special anniversary project by completing an online questionnaire and proposing ideas for subjects and images that would best represent Canada’s 150th on a bank note.
Tell the Bank what makes you proud to be Canadian and what you’d like to see highlighted on this commemorative note. The consultation, which you can find at www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes, runs until 8 January 2015.
Many details about this commemorative note have yet to be worked out, but one certainty is that it will be broadly available by Canada Day 2017.
Particulars on the denomination, the number of notes that will be made available and the means to obtain them will be known closer to the issue date.
Since its inception, the Bank of Canada has issued two commemorative notes: a special $1 note celebrated Canada’s centennial in 1967 and a $25 note was issued in 1935 in honour of the Silver Jubilee of King George V.