On August 17th, 2011, Canada Post will begin issuing a new stamp series commemorating important Canadian innovations. You may be surprised to learn which objects used in your day to day life have a ‘Made in Canada’ stamp on them! These stamps will feature the following inventors and their inventions: Thomas Ahearn-the electric oven and stove, George J. Klein-the electric wheelchair, Dr. John Hopps-the pacemaker, and Mike Lazaridis-the Blackberry.
On August 8th, 2011, Canada Post began issuing a new stamp commemorating the 50 year anniversary of the winning of the Harmsworth Cup by the Miss Supertest III hydroplane. The Harmsworth Cup races were established by Mr. Alfred Harmsworth in 1902 in order to help develop motor launch racing.
On July 7th, 2011, Canada Post began issuing a new set of four stamps in its ‘Canadian Roadside Attractions’ series. This series began in 2009 and continues to delight with its bright colours and fun facts about travelling along Canadian roadways. This year’s entries are: The World’s Largest Lobster, The Wild Blueberry, The Big Potato and The Giant Squid.
On June 30th, 2011, Canada Post will begin issuing another series of stamps celebrating Canadian recording artists. This is the third installment of the series which began in 2007. This year the four honorees are : The McGarrigle Sisters, Bruce Cockburn, Robbie Robertson and Ginette Reno.
On June 9th, 2011, Canada Post began issuing a new series of stamps celebrating Canadian buildings designed in the Art Deco style. This style, popularized after World War I was widely used around the world in the 1930s and until the 1940s.