Video montage captures 10 great Canadian stories

For July 1 celebrations, revisit 10 unforgettable moments from past 50 years through Canada Post’s 10-stamp Canada 150 set

Yesterday, Canada Post unveiled a video highlights its recent 10-stamp Canada 150 set, which was unveiled by prominent Canadians across the country throughout 36 days this spring.

The 10 Canada 150 stamps and the Canadians who unveiled include (in order of unveiling):

  • architect Moshe Safdie unveiled an Expo 67 stamp;
  • Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin unveiled a Constitution stamp;
  • astronaut Jeremy Hansen unveiled a Canadarm stamp;
  • a marriage equality stamp was unveiled by members of The519, a Toronto agency committed to the health, happiness and full participation of LGBTQ communities;
  • country music star Dean Brody unveiled a Trans-Canada Highway stamp;
  • a stamp marking Terry Fox’s 1980 Marathon of Hope was unveiled by his sister Judith Fox;
  • a stamp celebrating Nunavut becoming a territory was unveiled with Premier Peter Taptuna and Commissioner of Nunavut Nellie Kusugak;
  • a stamp reliving the Summit Series was unveiled by legendary players Pat Stapleton, Bobby Clarke, Yvan Cournoyer, Pete Mahovlich, Frank Mahovlich, Jean Ratelle, Sean Goldsworthy (representing his father Bill Goldsworthy) and John Ferguson Jr. (representing his father John Ferguson);
  • Paralympic medallists Arnold Boldt and Lauren Woolstencroft unveiled a stamp celebrating the Paralympic movement in Canada, including the 1976 Paralympic Summer Games in Toronto and the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver; and
  • Olympic medallists Greg Joy and Joannie Rochette unveiled the Olympic Games stamp, celebrating the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montréal, the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

CANADA 150 MONTAGE

Each of the 10 maple-leaf shaped die-cut Permanent domestic-rate stamps commemorates an iconic moment in the country’s past 50 years (since 1967). Each stamp measures 40 mm x 40 mm and was printed in six colours plus tagging. The self-adhesive stamps are available in booklets of 10 stamps (for a total of four million stamps) or gummed panes of 10 stamps with circle perforations 4.5 cm in diameter (for a total of 80,000 panes). Two of the stamps – the ones celebrating marriage equality and the creation of Nunavut, respectively – are also available as booklets of eight stamps.

Official first-day covers – one for each stamp design and each cancelled in Ottawa – are also available in packs of 10 covers (with a total of 10,000 packs). The entire Canada 150 series was designed by Roy White and Liz Wurzinger, of Subplot Design in Vancouver, B.C., and printed by the Lowe-Martin Group. It’s now available for purchase online and in post offices across the country.

To view separate videos of each event, visit canadapost.ca/canada150.

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