|Added by||Alain Martineau|
|General Description||The Canadian five-dollar bill is currently the lowest denomination banknote issued by the Bank of Canada.
The current five-Canadian dollar bill is dominantly blue in colour.
15 November 2006 (upgraded $5 note) this one printed in 2008.
The winters of my childhood were long, long seasons. We lived in three places - the school, the church and the skating rink - but our real life was on the skating rink, is the quotation on the reverse side.
In the image, one of the hockey players is wearing jersey number 9. Many believe this is to honour Canadian hockey legend Maurice Richard (which would follow Carrier's story, in which a young Québécois boy is obsessed with "The Rocket"), but the list of great Canadian hockey players to have worn the number is long.
As with all modern Canadian banknotes, all text is in both English and French.
|Front Description||The front features a portrait of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the coat of arms, and a picture of the West Block of the Parliament buildings.
Signatures: W.P. Jenkins and M.J. Carney
|Back Description||The reverse side depicts children engaged in winter sports, including sledding, ice skating, and hockey; this is accompanied by a quotation from Roch Carrier's short story, "The Hockey Sweater"|
|Catalog prices||UNC $8.50|