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Stamps 2009*

Discover our 2009 stamp releases

January

Lunar New Year: Year of the Ox

Lunar New Year: Year of the Ox
Canada Post will ring in the Lunar New Year with two stamps that honour 2009 as the Year of the Ox. This is the first issue of a new twelve-year series.

Sports of the 2010 Winter Games

Sports of the 2010 Winter Games
Canada Post will issue five stamps featuring Olympic disciplines. As Canada prepares to welcome countries from around the globe to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, these stamps will celebrate Canada’s important role as host of the world’s most celebrated sporting event.

Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Mascots and Emblems

Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Mascots and Emblems
The Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will be celebrated with a set of five stamps featuring the Vancouver 2010 emblems and the Olympic mascots (Miga the sea bear and Quatchi the sasquatch) and the Paralympic mascot (Sumi the animal spirit).

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II
Royal portraits have graced envelopes ever since the world’s first postage stamp was issued by Great Britain in 1840. In 2009, Canada Post will issue one PERMANENT™ stamp featuring Queen Elizabeth II’s famous royal smile.

February

Celebration

Celebration
This domestic rate stamp will be a perfect complement to many of life’s joyful celebrations, including weddings, anniversaries and graduations. The stamp will be available in a booklet of six.

Abraham Shadd and Rosemary Brown

Abraham Shadd and Rosemary Brown
Canada Post will issue a pair of stamps honouring two African-Canadians who contributed greatly to our country’s distinct heritage and culture. Abraham Shadd played a major role in the Underground Railroad and was the first black person to hold political office in Canada. Rosemary Brown was the first black woman elected to public office in Canada and the first woman to run for the leadership of a Canadian federal political party.

First Flight

First Flight
The dream of flight has prevailed in myths and legends since the beginning of recorded history. This dream became reality in Canada on Feb. 23, 1909, when the Silver Dart rose from the frozen waters of Bras d’Or Lake, Nova Scotia. Canada Post will issue a single stamp to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first controlled power flight in Canada and the British Empire.

March

Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons
Though rhododendron is Greek for “red tree,” its clusters of vibrant bell-shaped flowers are commonly found in magenta, purple, pink and white shades, marked with speckles and splashes of colour.

Art Canada: Jack Bush

Art Canada: Jack Bush
2009 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jack Bush—one of the finest abstract expressionist painters of his time. As part of the ongoing series to celebrate Canadian artists, Canada Post will issue two stamps to honour Bush.

April

Astronomy

Astronomy
Canadians have always been fascinated by astronomy. Aboriginal Peoples practised astronomy in Canada long before the Europeans arrived. European explorers relied on the sky to guide them to the New World. The International Year of Astronomy, in 2009, provides the perfect opportunity for Canada Post to issue two stamps that celebrate our country’s rich astronomical history and leading role in present-day astronomy research and education.

Climate Change

Climate Change
With each passing hurricane, major flood and heat wave, it becomes harder to deny the extent to which human activity is taking its toll on the world’s climate. Canada Post will issue two domestic stamps under the theme “Preserve the Polar Regions and Glaciers” to help spread awareness of global warming.

Beneficial Insects: Monarch Caterpillar

Beneficial Insects: Monarch Caterpillar
The next issue in the Beneficial Insects series, this stamp features the tiny yet voracious monarch caterpillar, which plays an important role in reducing the spread of milkweed.

May

The Canadian Horse and the Newfoundland Pony

The Canadian Horse and the Newfoundland Pony
The settlement of Canada would have been much harder without the tremendous strength and resilience of the Canadian horse and Newfoundland pony.


June

Canadian Diplomacy

Canadian Diplomacy
This classic commemorative domestic rate stamp celebrates Canada’s important role on the world’s diplomatic stage on the centennial of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT).

Boundary Waters Treaty: 1909-2009

Boundary Waters Treaty: 1909-2009
The Boundary Waters Treaty was signed by Canada and the United States on January 11, 1909, to oversee issues related to waters on the boundary between the two countries. The treaty established the first permanent joint organization between Canada and the U.S. To mark the 100th anniversary of this significant event, Canada Post will issue a single stamp.

July

Canadian Recording Artists Canadian Recording Artists
Continuing on the success of the 2007 Canadian Recording Artists stamps, Canada Post will issue four new stamps to showcase another group of talented recording artists who have enjoyed great success in the music industry: Bryan Adams, Edith Butler, Robert Charlebois and Stompin’ Tom Connors.

Roadside Attractions

Roadside Attractions
From the rocky coastline of Newfoundland to the Arctic desolation of the Yukon, Canadians have a lot of land to cover when they travel, which might explain our knack for roadside attractions. Canada Post will issue the first four stamps in a three-year series celebrating our country’s many eccentric landmarks.

80 Years of Canada/Japan Diplomatic Relations Commemorative Envelope

80 Years of Canada/Japan Diplomatic Relations Commemorative Envelope
Issued to commemorate the 80th anniversary of a Canadian diplomatic presence in Japan and celebrate the visit to Canada by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan.

Captain Robert Bartlett

Captain Robert Bartlett
A notable Canadian ice navigator and Arctic explorer, Captain Robert Bartlett is credited with having taken a ship further north than anyone before him. Canada Post will issue a single stamp in his honour.

August

Canadian Inventions: Sports

Canadian Inventions: Sports
Canada Post will issue four stamps celebrating Canada’s rich history of innovation in the sports world. Invented by a Canadian, basketball is now played in almost every country in the world, and lacrosse has a legacy that bridges Aboriginal and European cultures. Ringette and five-pin bowling began as recreational pursuits that evolved into competitive games.

September

Mental Health

Mental Health
Following last year’s successful first release, Canada Post issues a new PERMANENT™ Mental Health stamp to raise funds for the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health.

October

Montreal Canadiens, 100th Anniversary

Montreal Canadiens, 100th Anniversary
This commemorative PERMANENT™ stamp celebrates Canada’s love of ice hockey and the Montreal Canadiens’ century-long tradition of on-ice triumph.

Canadian War Heroes

Lest We Forget
The spirit of remembrance is captured on this commemorative PERMANENT™ stamp issued to honour the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

November

Christmas Tree

Christmas: Christmas Tree
Ring in the holiday season with this PERMANENT™ domestic rate stamp featuring a radiant snow-covered Christmas tree.

The Nativity Scene

Christmas: The Nativity Scene
These three stamps celebrating the Nativity feature phenomenal sculptures by renowned Italian-Canadian sculptor Antonio Caruso.

* Program subject to change

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