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Canada's 2001 Stamp Program

  • Pierre Trudeau
  • - A stamp likely will be issued to honour one of the most dynamic Canadian leaders ever. Watch the message board for first word of the confirmation.

  • Happy New Year - Canada Post celebrates the Year of the Snake with a domestic-rate stamp and international rate souvenir sheet to honour the Chinese Lunar New Year. The stamps will be available on January 5, in anticipation of the beginning of the Year of the Snake on January 24.

  • Hockey Heroes - Canada Post celebrates Canada's national winter sport by continuing the NHL All-Star series in 2001.

  • Birds of a Feather - In February, a new set of Bird stamps will catch your eye featuring the Lapland longspur, the Arctic tern, the Golden eagle and the Rock Ptarmigan. Envelopes featuring the Lapland longspur and the golden eagle will also be available.

  • Canadian Art - As part of its Masterpieces of Canadian art series, Canada Post will issue an international rate stamp featuring a painting by Jack Shadbolt, renowned British Columbia artist.

  • Show on Ice - Canada Post hits the ice in March with four stamps to mark the World Figure Skating Championships being held in Vancouver.

  • Postal History - In April, Canada Post will mark the 150th anniversary of the transfer of postal authority from Great Britain to Canada by making the Three Pence Beaver, the first Canadian postage stamp issued on April 23, 1851, available once again at the domestic rate.

  • International Gathering - A single domestic-rate stamp will honour the Summit of Americas, being held in Quebec City from April 20-22.

  • Play Ball - Canada Post will hit a home run by commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Blue Jays with a single domestic-rate stamp.

  • Are We There Yet? - Canada Post is on the road in May with Tourist Attractions stamps featuring ten of Canada's most attractive sites. Five of the stamps will be available at the international rate while the other five will be available at the U.S. rate.

  • Medical Pioneers - Also in May, a special envelope will mark the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Medical Protective Association (1901-2001).

  • Military Precision - The 125th anniversary of the Royal Military College is honoured in June with a single domestic-rate stamp.

  • Historic Peace - Canada Post will commemorate the signature, 300 years ago, of the treaty of La Grande Paix de Montréal with a stamp.

  • World Athletics - During the summer, a two-stamp issue will coincide with the Francophone Games being held in the National Capital Region from July 14- 24.

  • Red, Red Roses - In July, flowers will be in full bloom in Morden, Manitoba, with a set of four stamps depicting various Canadian roses. These stamps will also be launched in Japan during the 2001 Stamp Show.

  • Medal Pursuit - On August 3rd, Canada Post marks the International Amateur Athletic Federation World Championships being held in Edmonton from August 3-12 with a domestic-rate stamp.

  • Curtains Rise - In the fall, the curtain will rise on stamps marking the 50th anniversary of Montreal's Théâtre du Nouveau Monde and the 100th anniversary of London's Grand Theatre.

  • Up, Up and Away - Spectacular and colourful hot air balloons will float on four domestic-rate stamps to celebrate this year's "October is Stamp Month."

  • Religious Beginnings - A stamp will be issued to commemorate the 1,700th anniversary of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

  • Festive Lights - Christmas will be bright at Canada Post with a set of stamps featuring Christmas Lights issued in November.

  • Wellness and Sports - The YMCA will be recognized with a stamp honouring its 150th anniversary in Canada.

  • Honouring Veterans - The 75th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Legion will be commemorated with a single domestic-rate stamp, issued on November 11 to coincide with Remembrance Day.
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