2009 RCNA Edmonton Convention Program of Events

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PROGRAM OF EVENTS

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE - SUBJECT TO REVISION

Due to circumstances beyond our control THERE WILL NOT BE AN AUCTION THIS YEAR

Last revised July 27, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Education Symposium [Calgary room]
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration Table open (for sign-up and pick-up of registration kits)
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Bourse & Display Set-up (only Convention bourse dealers and exhibitors and registered assistants may enter Bourse/Exhibit Room for set-up during this period) 
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Outgoing RCNA Executive Meeting (all RCNA members are invited to attend as observers) [Fort McMurray room]
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. RCNA President's & Edmonton Numismatic Society Welcome Reception (for Registrants and bourse dealers/assistants/spouses only - entry by registration and bourse badge only) - Full complimentary bar and hors d'oeuvres [Glacier room
Thursday, August 13, 2009
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. "Meet the Trends Editor" - Michael Findlay [Canmore room]
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. RCNA Judges' Breakfast (by invitation only) [Medicine Hat room]
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Bourse set-up (open only to convention dealers and their registered assistants for set-up)
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Bourse & Exhibits Preview (attendance by registrants only)
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Exhibitor set-up (exhibits must be set up by 9:00 a.m.)
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration Desk open [Lobby]
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Tour #1a Royal Alberta Museum numismatic collection. Bus leaves Hotel at 8:30 a.m. The draw for tour spaces (20 per tour) is July 1st. Please refer to important information on tour restrictions at the bottom of this page ***
9:30 a.m. Competitive Exhibit judging begins
10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
10:10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Bourse & Exhibits open to public
10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CPMS Executive Meeting [Canmore room] (moved from Wednesday)
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hospitality Suite open (for all registrants and bourse dealers with assistants/spouses only - registration or bourse badge required for admittance) - complimentary coffee, soft drinks & snacks [Bi-Level Suite]
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Coin Kids Table open
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tour #1b Royal Alberta Museum numismatic collection. Bus leaves Hotel at 12:45 p.m. The draw for tour spaces (20 per tour) is July 1st. Please refer to important information on tour restrictions at the bottom of this page ***
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Royal Canadian Mint Reception (open to registrants and bourse Dealers/spouses - admittance by registration or bourse badge only) [Top of the Inn room]
8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. RCNA Past Presidents' Dinner (by invitation only) [Red Deer room
Friday, August 14, 2009
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. RCNA Club Delegates Breakfast meeting (pre-purchased tickets required) [Emerald/Sapphire room]
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Spousal Continental Breakfast for registered spouses only (i.e., spouse must be a Registrant to attend) [Diamond room]
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Bourse Set-up (only Convention bourse dealers and exhibitors and registered assistants may enter Bourse/Exhibit Room for set-up during this period)
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Desk open 
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Bourse & Exhibit Preview (attendance by registrants only)
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Bourse & Exhibits open to public
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon J. Douglas Ferguson Foundation Executive Meeting (by invitation only) [Emerald/Sapphire room]
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hospitality Suite open (for all registrants and bourse dealers with assistants/spouses only - registration or bourse badge required for admittance) - complimentary coffee, soft drinks & snacks [Bi-Level Suite]
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Coin Kids Table open
12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. Canadian Paper Money Society (CPMS) Luncheon & General Meeting (pre-purchased tickets required) - luncheon; annual meeting [Diamond room]
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Canadian Errors & Varieties Numismatic Association (CEVNA) Meeting (everyone interested in error coins is invited to attend) [Emerald/Sapphire room] immediately followed by:
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. RCMP Counterfeit Coin Presentation by Sgt. Tony Farahbakhchian, R.C.M.P., Pacific Region Counterfeit Coordinator
Sgt. Farahbakhchian will speak about the mandate of the RCMP, their role in fighting counterfeit Canadian Currency, the Criminal Code, and finally tips on how to identify counterfeit coins. Also in attendance will be Mr. Farid Salji, Analyst, Bank of Canada to talk about the security features found on current Canadian paper money.(Everyone interested in learning more about counterfeit coins and paper money is invited to attend) [Emerald/Sapphire room]
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tour #2 Old Strathcona and The Fringe (Guided tour)
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Classical and Medieval Numismatic Society (CMNS) Meeting  (everyone interested in ancient coins is invited to attend) [Fort McMurray room]
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Newfoundland Numismatic Enthusiasts (NNE) Meeting (everyone interested in Newfoundland numismatics is invited to attend) [Calgary room]
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Steak (or chicken) BBQ in the authentic 19th century Hudson’s Bay Company Trading Post at historic Fort Edmonton Park. Guided tour and musical entertainment included. Please specify meal choice on Registration Form. Bus leaves the Delta Edmonton South at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, August 15, 2009 
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Canadian Numismatic Research Society (CNRS) Breakfast Meeting (admittance restricted to CNRS members with pre-purchased tickets) [Medicine Hat room]
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Bourse Dealer Set-up (only Convention bourse dealers and registered assistants may enter)
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Bourse & Exhibits Preview (attendance by registrants only)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration Desk open
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. International Bank Note Society (IBNS) Meeting (everyone invited) [Canmore room]
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Bourse & Exhibits open to public
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon RCNA Annual General Meeting (all RCNA members are encouraged to attend) President's report, annual financial report, etc. [Crystal Gallery]
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hospitality Suite open (for all registrants and bourse dealers/ assistants/spouses only) - registration or bourse badge required for admittance) - complimentary coffee, soft drinks & snacks [Bi-Level Suite]
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Coin Kids Table open
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. RCNA Award Presentations (all RCNA members are encouraged to attend) [Crystal Gallery]
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Canadian Association of Token Collectors (CATC) Meeting (everyone invited to attend) [Calgary Room]
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. RCNA Coin Kids Forum & Junior Auction (all young collectors are invited to attend) door prizes, special presentations, and junior auction. Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend as observers. [Edmonton North/South Room]
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Spouse Craft Session. Digital Scrap booking to get you started on creating amazing layouts, followed by hands-on card making from which you will take home a finished Birthday, Thank-you or Congratulations card At the same time as the above a very talented Tatting instructor will be teaching this old time art. Wool and needles for knitting squares for blankets and all card making supplies will be provided. Advance registration by July 1st is required. [Fort McMurray room]
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Canadian Tire Coupon Collectors Club (CTCCC) Meeting (everyone invited) [Medicine Hat Room]
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Pre-Banquet Reception with cash bar (banquet ticket holders only) [Crystal Gallery]
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. RCNA Banquet (pre-purchased tickets required) presentation of major numismatic awards; keynote speaker. [Crystal Gallery]
Sunday, August 16, 2009 
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Incoming RCNA Executive Meeting [Fort McMurray room]
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Canadian Association of Wooden Money Collectors (CAWMC) Breakfast - (pre-purchased tickets required) [Jasper room]

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE - SUBJECT TO REVISION

Due to circumstances beyond our control THERE WILL NOT BE AN AUCTION THIS YEAR

Last revised July 27, 2009

For an extra fine time in ’09

RCNA 2009
P.O. Box 75024 Ritchie P.O.
Edmonton, Alberta Canada T6E 6K1
Jamie Horkulak jhrlrd@shaw.ca
780-468-9612 (evenings and weekends) or 780-903-5343 (weekdays)

*** Please note the following when considering signing up for the Royal Alberta Museum “behind-the scenes” tours. Access to the numismatics vault requires passage through a room containing sacred objects belonging to several North American First Nations. First Nations spiritual beliefs and practices stipulate that women menstruating (in their monthly period) are not to come into contact or proximity of these objects. The Museum requests that visitors abide by this practice. Please take this into consideration when deciding to join the Royal Alberta Museum Tour. Viewing of the vault will last no more than five minutes. Additional numismatics items will be on display in an adjacent room.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2009 C.N.A. Convention!

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