2005 C.N.A. Convention Calgary

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Summary of Results

J. D. Ferguson Award
Freeman Clowery

Best of Show
Ron Greene
Clearing House Financial Instruments

Fellow of the C.N.A. Award
Les Copan
Brian Cornwell

Louise Graham Award
Club de Numismates du Bas St-Laurent

Jerome H Remick III Literary Award
Troy Carlson

Guy Potter Literary Award
Geraldine Chimirri-Russell
Levels of Liberty: The Liberty Head Dime
The CN Journal March 2004 page 63

Best Local Newsletter Award
London Numismatic Society Newsletter
London Numismatic Society
Editor: W. N. Clarke

Best National or Regional Newsletter Award
The Atlantic Numismatist
publication of the
Atlantic Provinces Numismatic Association
Editor: Rick Chalmers

Presidential Awards and C.N.A. Appreciation Awards
Royal Canadian Mint
Geoff Bell - Librarian
Paul Johnson - Chairman C.N.A. Correspondence Course Part II
Vic Schoff - Correspondence Course

Exhibit Award winners

Category A - Canadian Coins & Tokens
1. Randy Nelson Canadian Love Tokens
2. Alan Roy Pretentious Pennies
3. Willard Burton Hudson's Bay Collectables

Category B - Canadian Paper Money, Scrip and Related Paper Items
1. Ron Greene Clearing House Financial Instruments
2. Cliff Beattie 1973 $1.00 Collection of Special Serial Numbers
3. Randy Nelson Alberta Prosperity Certificates

Category C - Canadian medals, orders, decorations and other numismatic items not media of exchange
no exhibits

Category D - Non-Canadian Coins and Tokens
1. Dorte Brace Some Byzantine Coins
2. Bruce Brace Some Interesting Coins of Rome
3. Randy Nelson Civil War Errors

Category E - Non-Canadian Paper Scrip and Related Paper Items
1. Lee Gong $2.00 Error Notes
2. Ron Greene The Bank of Japan Recent Issues
3. Randy Nelson Antarctica Specimen Notes

Category F - Non-Canadian Medals, Orders, Decorations and other numismatic items, which are not a media of exchange
1. Randy Nelson Collection of Ford Motor Company Medals
2. Michael S. Turrini Any Bonds Today

Category G - Junior exhibits by persons 16 years old but under 18 years of age
no exhibits.

Category H - Juvenile exhibits by persons under 16 years of age
no exhibits

Non-Competitive Exhibits were presented by
Bank of Canada Currency Museum
Calgary Numismatic Society
Hubert Grimminck
Bank of Canada
Tim Henderson

Exhibit Judges
Tim Henderson (Head Judge)
Paul Berry
James Williston
Ted Leitch
Graham Esler
Norm Williams
Geoff Bell
Rick Craig
Len Buth
John Temple

C.N.A. Presidential Congratulatory Awards
50th Anniversary of the Vancouver Numismatic Society
500th Meeting of the North York, ON Coin Club
500th Meeting of the Waterloo, ON Coin Society
50th Anniversary of the Victoria Numismatic Society

Master of Ceremonies
Geoff Bell

2005 Convention Committee

General Chairman: Al Munro
Bourse Chairman: Stanley Clute
Exhibits Chairman: Lawrence Duncan
Education Chairman: Paul Johnson
Treasurer: Al Munro
Advertising: James Williston
Secretary: Stanley Clute
Registration: Troy Carlson
Security Chairman: Bernie Walker
Hotel Chairman: Bernie Walker & Murray Weston Co-Chairs
Hospitality Suite: Ms. Geraldine Chimirri-Russell
Spousal Activities : Marion Munro
Tours Chairman: Al Munro
Souvenir Booklet Chairman: Neil Probert
Banquet Chairman: Neil Probert
Banquet Brochure: Dan Gosling
Medal/Ribbons : Al Munro
Auctioneer: Stan Wright of Diverse Equities
C.N.A. Liaison to Convention Committee: John Regitko

Calgary C.N.A. Medal 2005

In 2005, the Province of Alberta celebrated its centennial year. The Calgary Numismatic Society was very proud to be the host of the C.N.A. Convention during this special year. To honour our Province, a medal design was selected to mark the occasion.

The obverse design of the medal features a beautiful portrait of HRH Princess Caroline Louise Alberta, chosen from the Alberta Provincial Archives. It also incorporates the convention slogan, "Alberta 100 Years Proud". The reverse will show the standard bilingual C.N.A. medal logo. As in previous years, this medal will be struck in limited quantities.

The portrait of the Princess is an appropriate choice, as she was instrumental in naming the Province. Born in 1848, Princess Caroline Louise Alberta was the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. In 1871, she married the Marquis of Lorne who was later appointed as the first Governor General of Canada. Although the Princess never visited Alberta, her husband did, and he was amazed by its natural beauty.

In 1905, Alberta became a Province, and it was suggested that this new province be named Louise after the Princess. She was very honoured, but insisted that the name should be her third name, Alberta, which would also honour the memory of her father, Albert, to whom she was devoted. In 2005, the medal committee decided that it would be most appropriate to honour our Province, and its namesake, with this beautiful medal design.

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