THE WARMTH OF THE ARTIC SUN
As a multi-cultural nation with ancient societies at its core, Canada is home to a wealth of soul-nourishing festivals that celebrate the past and foster a new vision for the future. Old traditions from a multitude of nations are combined with modern ideas to create new customs that enrich this nation as a whole. Canada's festivals amaze, inspire, and delight its residents as well as those who visit.
Despite their ability to thrive in one of the world's harshest environments, the Inuit feel the same eagerness for spring as other people around the globe. For thousands of years, warmer weather brought the opportunity to leave winter's base-camp and reap the bounty of a new season of migration.
Today, the return of the sun remains a celebrated time, as demonstrated by the festival that has taken hold of the town of Iqaluit every year since 1965. For two weeks, the entire community comes together to play, eat and entertain each other with games and shows from today and centuries ago.
Obverse: Crowned Portrait - Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Folk Festival
Denomination - 50 cents
Alloy - Sterling Silver - Proof
Weight - 9.30g
Diameter - 27.13mm
Edge - Reeded
The coin is encapsulated and presented in the original Royal Canadian Mint multi-coloured printed card folder.