BASC students visit the Canadian Mint for March in-service day.
On Friday, March 13th, the students boarded a bus and made the long trek to the East side of the city where they were scheduled for a tour of the Canadian Mint. The first thing they saw in the lobby was a REAL gold brick. It was 23 pounds, worth 1/4 million and had a guard with it at all times!
Then, the students went into the factory/production area. They were excited to see how coins were made and even saw a special new quarter with a red flag on it, being made that day!
They were quite surprised at how light the concrete and wood bricks were in comparison to the heavy gold.
At the end of the tour, each student received a souvenir , a special commemorative toonie.