February 2, 2008 (QuÃ©bec City, Que.) – On Wedneday, Jan. 30, Jean Leclerc, chairman of the board of the SociÃ©tÃ© du 400e anniversaire, together with RÃ©gis Labeaume, mayor of QuÃ©bec City, received the 400th Anniversary of QuÃ©bec collector coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint.
The SociÃ©tÃ© du 400e would like to salute the initiative of the Royal Canadian Mint in issuing a collector coin representing Samuel de Champlain and the first habitation built at the foot of Cape Diamond to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of QuÃ©bec. This is a wonderful way to share the sprit of the celebrations Canada-wide!
“The 400th Anniversary of QuÃ©bec is an important milestone in our history and we are thrilled that the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a collector coin to mark this occasion,” noted Jean Leclerc, chairman of the board of the SociÃ©tÃ©.
Sixty-five thousand of these one-dollar silver collector coins will be struck. Those wishing to purchase a coin can contact the Royal Canadian Mint directly for information on points of sale.
The SociÃ©tÃ© du 400e anniversaire de QuÃ©bec wishes to thank its partners for their generous contribution to the organization of the 2008 celebrations, including Major Partners Desjardins, Bell, Hydro-QuÃ©bec, the Brasserie Unibroue, SAQ/Vins de France, IGA and CBC/Radio-Canada, as well as Official Partners Le Soleil, Pepsi/Alex Coulombe, Cascades and Laurier.
The SociÃ©tÃ© du 400e anniversaire de QuÃ©bec is an autonomous, non-profit organization that is financed by the Government of QuÃ©bec, the City of QuÃ©bec and the Government of Canada, and whose mandate is to coordinate and produce the celebrations for the 400e anniversary de QuÃ©bec.