Covered bridges, endangered turtles and sweet desserts also celebrated
OTTAWA, Dec. 14, 2018 /CNW/ - Aviation trailblazers, Japanese-Canadian athletes who triumphed on the ball diamond but were interned during the Second World War, and the 150th anniversary of the Red River Resistance are all on next year's stamps.
Canada Post will issue these new stamps in 2019:
- Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II appears on a new definitive stamp.
- Black History Month delivers the story of Albert Jackson, Canada's first Black letter carrier.
- Just in time for spring weddings, gorgeous gardenias will grace our annual flower stamps.
- Next up to bat will be the poignant story of Vancouver's Asahi baseball team – athletes whose on-field victories did not shield them from off-the-field racism or from internment during wartime.
- Celebrating the heights of courage and ingenuity, our Canadians in Flight issue will honour Canadians and aircraft that made their mark on aviation, including First World War ace William George Barker, VC, and the pioneering Lazair ultralight plane.
- Our Sweet Canada issue serves up a tantalizing taste of Canada's regional desserts.
- Stamps featuring two endangered turtles, native to Canada, will arrive on World Turtle Day; four native bears will also appear on stamps.
- Five stamps featuring vintage covered bridges will carry us back in time.
- We will mark the 150th anniversaries of the Red River Resistance and the joining of the Métis Nation to the Canadian federation.
Back for a repeat performance are the following issues:
- From Far and Wide continues its road trip through some of Canada's most picturesque spots, including Tombstone Territorial Park (Yukon), Mahone Bay (Nova Scotia), the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve (Quebec) and Iceberg Alley, near Ferryland (Newfoundland and Labrador).
- Lunar New Year celebrates people born in the Year of the Pig.
- A new Canada Post Community Foundation stamp will give Canadians a way to help youth.
You can dress up your mail for the holidays with our Shiny and Bright stamps or send a more traditional message with stamps depicting the Nativity story. In addition, commemorative envelopes will mark the 150th anniversaries of the Fusiliers Mont-Royal, the Fusiliers du St-Laurent and The Princess Louise Fusiliers.
Many stamp topics chosen by the Stamp Advisory Committee are the result of suggestions from the public or organizations to honour a significant person, milestone or event. We welcome ideas for the 2020 program and beyond.
SOURCE Canada Post
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