Five-stamp series features Canadian flag, including Biggest Living Flag
WINNIPEG, Jan. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada Post today celebrates Canadian
culture with its Canadian Pride definitive stamp issue, the latest in
the multi-year series. Four of the five PermanentTM domestic-rate stamps feature the flag adorning a uniquely Canadian
scene. The fifth - and the heart of the series - spotlights the more than 3,000 Winnipeggers who, dressed in red and
white t-shirts, gathered together last Canada Day on grounds of the
Manitoba legislature to form a Living Flag.
"This stamp series puts Canadian patriotism on display," says Minister
of State (Transport) Steven Fletcher. "I am thrilled that my hometown
of Winnipeg was chosen to be a part of this wonderful collection."
"Last summer, Winnipeggers stood shoulder to shoulder to form the
biggest Living Flag in the country," says Manitoba Premier Greg
Selinger. "I am proud that their efforts will be permanently recorded
in such a special way."
The other stamps in the series feature the flag creatively incorporated
into distinctly Canadian settings. It covers the back of three Muskoka
chairs facing a lake in early fall; adorns a hay bale on the prairies
also in the fall; decorates the sail of a boat near Halifax in the
summer; and blankets a winter fishing hut on a frozen lake in Scugog,
With this series, veteran stamp designer Karen Smith set out to evoke
the work, pastimes and values of Canadians from coast to coast to coast
and across the seasons of the year. Canadian Pride stamps are available
for purchase in all Canada Post outlets.
About the stamps
The Canadian Pride stamps measure 20.25 mm x 23.25 mm (vertical) with
simulated perforations, while the souvenir sheet measures 130 mm x 70
mm and has 13 + perforations. They are printed by Canadian Bank Note
Company on Tullis Russell paper using lithography in four colours. The
stamps are pressure sensitive. The Official First Day Cover will be
cancelled in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The stamps are available in booklets
of 10 stamps and booklets of 30 stamps. A souvenir sheet is also
available. To purchase philatelic products, please visit canadapost.ca/shop.
Image with caption: "Canada Post today celebrates Canadian culture with five Canadian Pride definitive stamps, including one featuring more than 3,000 Winnipeggers who, dressed in red and white t-shirts, gathered together last Canada Day on grounds of the Manitoba legislature to form a Living Flag. (CNW Group/Canada Post)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130114_C5696_PHOTO_EN_22534.jpg
SOURCE: Canada Post