Canadians are about to have a new face in their pockets. The government of Canada is expected to announce the official face of the new $5 bill in the coming days. All eight finalists have made major contributions to various pieces of Canadian history. So no matter who is picked, we know they’ll make Canadians proud.
So who are these finalists? Let us break it down for you. The shortlist is made up of eight names and they are as follows: Pitseolak Ashoona, Robertine Barry, Binaaswi (Francis Pegahmagabow), Won Alexander Cumyow, Terry Fox, Lotta Hitschmanova, Isapo-muxika (Crowfoot), and Onondeyoh (Frederick Ogilvie Loft). If you’d like to read their stories, you can do so here.
Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope raised national awareness and funds for cancer research. 40 years on, his work continues through annual Terry Fox Runs. He is #bankNOTEable. https://t.co/eJYKjHZQ7Y pic.twitter.com/JUrbkkgnMj
— Bank of Canada (@bankofcanada) December 1, 2020
As we mentioned, every name on the shortlist has played an integral role in shaping Canadian history. The finalists are a stellar group of people known for their activism, their artistic contributions, their business ventures, their defence of our freedom, and more.
So who do you think will be the new face of our $5 bill? With the great lineup, it’s hard to tell. Sound of your opinions in the comments below.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