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Image of Bonavista on $10 bill unveiled at Mockbeggar Plantation

Commemorative note features shores of Cape Bonavista

Published on June 29, 2017

The bank note unveiling at the Mockbeggar Plantation in Bonavista in June. From left to right, Mayor Betty Fitzgerald, Monique LeBlanc of Bank of Canada, Ford Ryan of Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Parks, and Bonavista-Burin-Trinity MP Judy Foote.

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BONAVISTA, N.L. — If you happen to take a $10 bill out of your wallet in the near future, and it happens to be a 150th anniversary of Canada commemorative bill, you may discover a touch of home immortalized on the note.

Featured on the commemorative note, in addition to figures Sir John A. MacDonald, Sir George-Etienne Cartier, Agnes MacPhail, James Gladstone, will be landmarks in Canada.

Representing this area, the rocky coast of Cape Bonavista from the Dungeon Provincial Park graces the bill.

The image is joined by the Northern Lights, Canadian Shield, Wheat Fields, and the mountain peaks known as The Lions or The Twin Sisters in British Columbia.

On Saturday, June 24, the bill was unveiled at the Mockbeggar Plantation in Bonavista.

At the ceremony, Bonavista Mayor Betty Fitzgerald accepted a framed set of notes for the Town.

There will be roughly 40 million notes available, about one for every Canadian citizen.