Canada Post has enlisted the help of several distinguished Canadians to unveil 10 special commemorative stamps that celebrate the most significant moments in the life of the country since it proudly marked its Centennial. The impressive Canadians include a country music star, a world-renowned architect, successful business leaders, influential community activists, legendary athletes and an astronaut. Over the next five weeks, separate unveilings will occur, each one at a location chosen to illustrate the story behind the achievement, event or milestone that the stamp commemorates. This will also be the first time in Canada Post’s history that stamps will be issued in the shape of a maple leaf.
With each stamp unveiling, videos with these notable Canadians, other key participants and archival footage will tell the story of that stamp subject on canadapost.ca/canada150.The first of the 10 stamps will be unveiled tomorrow in Montréal. The remainder will be revealed separately over five weeks, culminating with the unveiling of two stamps on June 1. On that day, all 10 Permanent™ domestic-rate stamps will be available in various formats – at post offices and online, via mail order or phone.I think Heritage Club members would enjoy seeing this great program unveiled and would be very proud of the subjects we’re honouring. Some will be obvious; some will be more of a surprise… I am hoping you could share the information below with your fellow executives and that they would share news of our contribution to the Canada 150 celebrations with their members. It could be great fun to guess the stamp subjects!