07 November 2019
Canada will issue stamps on subjects including medical ground-breakers, the history of radio in Canada, and the 75th anniversary of VE Day in 2020 as details of the stamp schedule are released.
The full stamp schedule and order of release for Canada has not been released, however, the philatelic bureau has revealed many of the subjects to be covered on stamps.
Canadians who contributed to the Allied victory will be honoured with stamps marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day, which marked the end of the Second World War in Europe and is sure to be a very popular theme in 2020.
The history of radio in Canada will be reflected on stamps, whilst notable works by the Group of Seven, a group of renowned Canadian landscape painters who were active in the 1920s and 1930s, will be represented in a seven-stamp set marking their 100th anniversary.
Other subjects include:
- Two legends of Canadian ballet
- The history, culture and contributions of Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Métis
- An issue of vintage travel posters (promising sunny skies, memorable sights and fascinating adventures)
- A five-stamp set on medical ground-breakers to honour the life-saving contributions of some of Canada’s most respected health care researchers
- A stamp featuring an evocative work by First World War artist Mary Riter Hamilton
A statement from Canada Post read:
‘Canada Post is proud of its role as Canada’s storyteller. The independent Stamp Advisory Committee, which recommends the subjects for our annual stamp program, relies on thoughtful input from groups and individuals to ensure that our choices are meaningful to Canadians.’