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Posted on: May 19, 2017



Cochrane’s new local currency features local historical figures and landmarks.

The new bills were unveiled Friday morning.

“Cochrane Dollars are a fabulous opportunity to support local businesses,” says Cochrane Mayor Ivan Brooker. “We think local businesses and residents will embrace this initiative as a unique way to support fellow Cochranites and the work they do.”

Imagery on the new bills captures elements of Cochrane’s character, celebrates our cultural and western heritage, our creative spirit, diversity and local landmarks. The bills also contain security features such as embossing and UV ink which makes them difficult to counterfeit.

Bills and themes

C$1: “Vision”

Featuring Senator Matthew Henry Cochrane and the Men of Vision statue

C$2: “Family Business”

Featuring James and Christina MacKay and Historic Downtown Main Street

C$5: “First Nations; Nature”

Featuring Chief Walking Buffalo (Tatanga Mani) and the Grandfather Tree in the Historic Cochrane Ranche

C$10: “ Community”

Featuring Dr. Andrew Walter Park and the Bow River and Bow River Bridge

C$20: ”Legacy Values”

Featuring Clarence Copithorne and Norman Edge, rodeo rider

C$150 (limited edition note to celebrate Canada’s 150 birthday: “Art and Culture”

Featuring Senator Matthew Cochrane, painted by J. Scot Paisley, and the Palliser Range painted by Glen Boles

The Cochrane Dollar initiative is a partnership between Town of Cochrane Economic Development, ATB Financial (Cochrane branch) and the Cochrane Monetary Foundation (a non-profit group of local small business people). The project received grant funding from the Alberta Economic Development

Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program.

Images on the bills were chosen by the Cochrane Monetary Foundation using input from the public and from Town of Cochrane Economic Development.

The Cochrane Dollar is a local paper currency that inspires local shopping, stimulates the local economy, and supports local businesses and jobs by keeping spending in Cochrane.

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