Canada Post Scores Hat Trick With Three Winnipeg Jets Postage Stamps

WINNIPEG, Nov. 10, 2011 /CNW/ - The Hon. Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport), Deepak Chopra, President and CEO of Canada Post, and Jim Ludlow, President and CEO of True North Entertainment, today unveiled three Winnipeg Jets™ Picture Postage™ stamps to help celebrate the return of the National Hockey League (NHL) to Winnipeg.

The first stamp design features the new team logo of a fighter jet poised over a red maple leaf, against a solid blue background. The next design features the secondary logo, an image of crossed hockey sticks resting on military-style wings which also incorporates a red maple leaf. The third stamp highlights the first goal scored on home ice at the MTS Centre by Jets player Nik Antropov on October 9, 2011.

"From the moment the news came out about the Jets returning to our great city of Winnipeg, the excitement has spread across the nation," said Minister Fletcher. "As a Winnipeger, I'm proud to celebrate the return of the Jets today with these new stamps from Canada Post."

Given the popularity of hockey, and its contribution to the country's identity, Canada Post wanted to do something special to join in the celebration of the new Winnipeg Jets. "Canada Post's stamps tell a great story of our journey as a nation. They mark great achievements, personalities, historic moments and of course our cultural diversity," said Mr. Chopra. "We are proud to be able to offer accessible collectibles to Jets fans everywhere."

"We are very excited to have these stamps available to the public as a means of showing their support for the Winnipeg Jets," said Mr. Ludlow. "As an organization we feel extremely honored to have our logo and accomplishments literally travel from coast to coast on one of the oldest and most trusted means of communication transport."

The Picture Postage stamps are printed in sheets of 21 stamps. The Winnipeg Jets Primary and Secondary logo sheets of 21 stamps sell for $24.95 each, and the Limited Edition/Numbered 1st Goal sheets sell for $34.95 each. An official souvenir postcard with a photograph of the members of the Winnipeg Jets in the opening game of the 2011-12 National Hockey League season is also available; it sells for $4.95 and can be mailed in Canada to anywhere in the world.

The products are on sale today in Canada Post retail outlets, corporate post offices in Winnipeg and online at canadapost.ca. The sheets of stamps will also be on sale at all Winnipeg Jets home games.

NHL and NHL team marks are the property of the NHL and its teams. © NHL 2011. All Rights Reserved. Officially Licensed Product of the National Hockey League.
© NHLPA. Officially Licensed Product of the NHLPA. NHLPA, National Hockey League Players' Association and the NHLPA logo are trademarks of the NHLPA and are used under license by Canada Post.
Picture Postage is a trademark of Canada Post Corporation.

Image with caption: "Canada Post unveiled three Winnipeg Jets™ Picture Postage™ stamps to help celebrate the return of the National Hockey including the first goal scored on home ice at the MTS Centre by Jets player Nik Antropov on October 9, 2011. (CNW Group/Canada Post)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111110_C4673_PHOTO_EN_6481.jpg

SOURCE Canada Post

For further information:

Kathi Neal, Manager, Media Relations
204-987-5763
Kathryn.neal@canadapost.ca

Anick Losier, Director, Media Relations
613-734-7539
Anick.losier@canadapost.ca

Brayden Akers, Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of State (Transport)
(613) 991-0070


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