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Pioneers of Winter Sports: Sarah Burke - Booklet of 10 Stamps

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Celebrate the life and legacy of Sarah Burke with this inspiring booklet of stamps.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • This booklet of stamps honours Sarah Burke, a trailblazer in women’s freestyle skiing.
  • The stamp features an illustration of Burke in the environment she mastered and thrived in—a frosty mountain.
  • Use these stamps to share your love of skiing and inspire other fans across Canada!
  • Or celebrate the winter sport season by picking up the Set of 3 Booklets, including Sarah Burke, Barbara Ann Scott and Sandra Schmirler.
ABOUT THE DESIGN
  • This domestic stamp image features an illustration by Louis Hébert based off a photo taken by Spencer Kovats.
  • The incredible and fearless Burke is shown smiling, on an icy blue and white winter background.
  • The cover of the booklet shows a photo of Burke taken at the World Skiing Invitational Half-pipe Qualifications in Whistler, BC, in April, 2010.
  • A close-up photo of the athlete, taken by Nathan Bilow, illustrates the back cover of the booklet.
  • This picture was taken at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado in January, 2009, where Burke won the Women's Superpipe—her 3rd Winter X Games gold.
  • The stamp booklet includes a bio, so that you can learn more about this fearless athlete and the legacy of firsts she achieved in women’s skiing.
  • This stamp booklet and the other products in the “Pioneers of Winter Sports” series were designed by Montreal-based Paprika.
For more information, see the January 2014 issue of Canada Post’s Details magazine.

BACKGROUND

  • A native of Barrie, ON, Sarah Burke grew up in Midland and later moved to Squamish, BC, to pursue a career as a professional skier.
  • Burke topped every major freestyle skiing podium around the world. She was a four-time Winter X Games gold medalist, and won the world championship in the half-pipe in 2005.
  • The charismatic athlete successfully lobbied to have half-pipe skiing included in the Olympic Winter Games. It will make its debut at Sochi 2014 in Russia.
  • Burke shared her passion with the next generation of skiers as a coach, mentor and all-round inspiration.
  • Tragically, she suffered a serious accident during a training session. She succumbed to her injuries on January 19, 2012, leaving a legacy of firsts in freestyle skiing.
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Contains 10 stamps. Each has a value of $0.63, the current rate for standard domestic mail. • Stamp measures 32 mm x 32 mm. • Issue/On Sale Date: February 3, 2014.

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