Canada Post Unveils ‘Living Flag’ Stamp

Living Flag Canada Post Stamp
Downtown Winnipeg BIZ executive director Stefano Grande and Premier Greg Selinger admire the newly-unveiled Living Flag postage stamp at the Manitoba legislature on Monday, January 14, 2013. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)
Thousands of Winnipeggers form a giant living flag on Canada Day, Sunday, July 1, 2012 at the Manitoba legislature. (RON GILFILLAN / DOWNTOWN WINNIPEG BIZ)
Thousands of Winnipeggers form a giant living flag on Canada Day, Sunday, July 1, 2012 at the Manitoba legislature. (RON GILFILLAN / DOWNTOWN WINNIPEG BIZ)

Canada Post unveiled a special postage stamp on Monday based on the Living Flag that was formed last year at the Manitoba legislature on Canada Day.

Premier Greg Selinger joined MP Steven Fletcher and Downtown Winnipeg BIZ executive director Stefano Grande for the unveil shortly before noon.

“This stamp series puts Canadian patriotism on display,” Fletcher said. “I am thrilled that my hometown of Winnipeg was chosen to be a part of this wonderful collection.”

(CANADA POST / HANDOUT)
(CANADA POST / HANDOUT)

In July, more than 3,000 people gathered in red and white T-shirts to form the Canadian maple leaf and pose for an aerial photograph. It was the second time the BIZ had held the event.

The piece is being released as part of Canada Post’s Canadian Pride series of definitive stamps, which includes the back of three Muskoka chairs facing a lake in early fall, a hay bale on the prairies also in the fall, the sail of a boat near Halifax in the summer, and blankets a winter fishing hut on a frozen lake in Scugog, Ontario.

Updated at 12:15 p.m.


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