2011 Canada stamp featuring sunflowers

2011 Sunflowers stamps
2011 Sunflowers stamps

On March 3, 2011, Canada Post will begin issuing a new series of stamps featuring flowers. This is not the first time that flowers have been a theme for Canadian stamps and this new series will definitely not disappoint. Just in time for summer, these bright, vibrant flowers smile at us from very colourful blue backgrounds. Sunflowers have a special place in Canadian history, being a source of food and oil used by Native Americans right down to our modern times.

2011 Canada stamps celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month stamps
Black History Month stamps

On February 1st, 2011, Canada Post began issuing a new series of two stamps celebrating black history month. This year’s honourees are Carrie Best and Fergie Jenkins.

Carrie Best (1903-2001) was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. She was the founder of «The Clarion», the first newspaper In Nova Scotia for black Canadians. An advocate and tireless fighter for human rights her whole life, Best spoke out on behalf of all minorities, including blacks, Native Americans and women. She was the recipient of many awards and honours, including the Order of Canada in 1974.

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