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Canadian Coin Question.
« on: February 18, 2017, 07:56:52 PM »
I know that the loon (diver in the UK) has been on the Canadian dollar coin for a while. But I just noticed it being refereed to as "Lucky Loonie". What's the story on that name?
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Re: Canadian Coin Question.
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2017, 10:26:06 PM »
This is how the term originated :   
                                                       A tradition was born. In what is now a legendary tale, a Loonie was embedded at center ice prior to the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City to bring luck to Canada's men's and women's hockey teams. Both brought home gold.

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Re: Canadian Coin Question.
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2017, 10:39:11 PM »
I think the person in charge of the ice at SLC Olympics was a Canadian? So they sort of snuck it into the ice.

We don't normally refer to the Loonie as a Lucky Loonie, just in that story.

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« Last Edit: February 18, 2017, 11:28:41 PM by AE_Collector »

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Re: Canadian Coin Question.
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2017, 10:52:33 PM »
This is how the term originated :   
                                                       A tradition was born. In what is now a legendary tale, a Loonie was embedded at center ice prior to the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City to bring luck to Canada's men's and women's hockey teams. Both brought home gold.

Jeff

Ha! As I was reading the information I thought OMG! Did they embed a real loon in the ice or was it already dead. Then being the intellectual giant that I am I realized you were taking about the coin. Thanks for the information.
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