# 413926111 -
Celebrate the life and legacy of Sarah Burke with this inspiring booklet of stamps.
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
For more information, see the January 2014 issue of Canada Post’s Details magazine.
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.
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.
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.
# 413926111 -