Volume 49 – #04

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Volume 49#04

June 4 – June 17, 2024

From the left: Laurent Constantineau, Lili Rivard and Éliane Rose generated an unprecedented level of excitement at this year’s Orapex stamp exhibition – the youngest in years to enter the national competition.

Boisbriand’s young philatelists shine at Orapex exhibition

In the quaint North Shore town of Boisbriand, a short distance from bustling Montreal, l’École Alternative Le Sentier is making waves with its progressive education model. The model encourages children to pursue new skills and passions through project-based learning. Every other Thursday afternoon, an innovative concept called “a day at school off” is implemented, allowing students to attend personal appointments or partake in specialized workshops aimed at broadening their learning experiences. It was on one of these Thursdays back in 2021 that a remarkable journey began for a group of students under the guidance of a spirited volunteer, a grandmother with a vision named Claude Lacasse. Lacasse, fuelled by her passion for philately and a talent for captivating young learners, immerses her students in a world where technology blends effortlessly with traditional learning. This world is centred on philately. Her granddaughter, Éliane Rose, has been involved in the philatelic journey since she was three years old, but 2021 was a key year when additional students joined the Thursday afternoon class and became captivated by how stamp collecting can unlock myriad opportunities to explore the world. Continue reading →

Kiosk stamps disappear, disheartening collectors
Page 1
Experts offer insights on thematic collecting
Page 1
First Emma Awards honour young exhibitors at Orapex
Page 4
RPSC appoints Ed Kroft as International Liaison Officer
Page 9
Patrick Burns takes top honours at Orapex
Page 11
Canada Post releases 2024 ‘From Far and Wide’ stamp series
Page 16
Canada Post takes $748M loss in 2023; mail delivery drops 5%
Page 19
Canada Post honours graphic novelists
Page 22

CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Third Audubon stamp release ranged from little larks to big
Page 6
Mike Smith
There’s always another postcard surprise
Page 8

Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Spooky, icy locales hosted Canadian post offices
Page 14
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

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