Lucky Charm for Canadians Competing In Rio Designed By Moonstone Artist

Tradition dates back to 2002

Have you seen one yet? The latest version of the ‘Lucky Loonie’

Moonstone artist Derek Wicks designed this year’s Lucky Loonie, and while each member of the Canadian Olympic team received one upon their arrival last week in Rio he has yet to see the finished product. One is apparently on its way. This is the first year the term ‘Lucky Loonie’ has been emblazoned on the coin. The Lucky Loonie tradition began in 2002 when a coin was buried at centre ice at the hockey venue at Salt Lake City. This year, one is said to have been buried on the golf course for the Rio Games.