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Last night, Canada Post unveiled commemorative stamps to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a crucial victory in the First World War that was a coming-of-age moment for Canada. The joint issue with France features two stamps, one designed by Canada Post and the other by France’s La Poste, honouring the bond that the battle on French soil forged between the two nations. [...
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03/22/2017 at 20:28. Facebook
Today is #WorldWaterDay. This stamp, issued in 2009 to commemorate 100 years of the Boundary Waters Treaty, features the mighty Niagara Falls. Every minute, approximately 6 million cubic feet (168,000 cubic meters) traverses the crest line of this world wonder!
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03/22/2017 at 16:24. Facebook
Irving Guttman played a key role in bringing opera to western Canada through his close association with Vancouver Opera (co-founding artistic director), Edmonton Opera (second artistic director) and Manitoba Opera (director of its first full production). Inducted into multiple halls of fame, he was made a member of the Order of Canada in 1988. [ Oak.ctx.ly Link ]
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03/21/2017 at 17:53. Facebook
To celebrate #WorldPoetryDay today, have a look at our Poets stamp series from 1989. The series was released to honour the anniversary of French Canadian poet laureate Louis-Honoré Fréchette’s birth, and features one of his contemporaries, Archibald Lampman. Fréchette is famous for his patriotic verse and grandiose style, while Lampman – a postal employee in Ottawa for most of his working life...
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03/20/2017 at 15:12. Facebook
This year, the first day of spring coincides with International Day of Happiness… which makes sense to us!
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03/17/2017 at 23:19. Facebook
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We hope you’re staying warm this weekend before the first official day of spring, no matter where you are!

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#ThrowbackThursday Our delivery trucks are a common sight for Canadians across our country. Take a look at what they looked like in 1940!

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Internationally-celebrated soprano Adrianne Pieczonka has given voice to powerful female characters in operatic venues everywhere from Berlin and Paris to Los Angeles and New York. She was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2007. [ Oak.ctx.ly Link ]
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Our latest concept store in Vancouver boasts many new convenient features – including a 24/7 self-serve shipping kiosk and automated parcel drop box, a vending machine for buys and shipping supplies, and even a change room where you can try on your online purchases right away.

Are you in Vancouver? Stop by the new Vancouver Main Post Office at 495 West Georgia Street! [ Oak.ctx.ly...
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#ThrowbackThursday Have a look at the carts we used to sort mail and parcels for delivery back in 1943.

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An accomplished and award-winning bass baritone, Gerald Finley has portrayed some of the most recognizable characters in opera at some of the most prestigious opera houses in the world. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2014. [ Oak.ctx.ly Link ]
Commissioned to celebrate the country’s centennial, Louis Riel – composed by Harry Somers based on a libretto by Mavor Moore with Jacques Languirand – romanticizes the life of the legendary Métis leader. This year, to mark the work’s 50th anniversary, it is being revived by Toronto’s Canadian Opera Company. [ Oak.ctx.ly Link ]
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In Southern Ontario, where the Grand and Speed rivers in Waterloo meet, is a city called Cambridge. An amalgamation of the city of Galt, the towns of Preston and Hespeler, and the hamlet of Blair, Cambridge began as a composite city in 1973. This clock tower sits atop the Cambridge Post Office at 33 Water Street North.

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Happy World Wildlife Day! #WorldWildlifeDay
Today's #ThrowbackThursday takes us back to March 3, 1919: Pilot Edward Hubbard and Boeing company president Bill Boeing performed the first international airmail flight in North America, flying a bag of 60 letters from Vancouver to Seattle.

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Every year, Canadians count on Canada Post to herald the arrival of spring with a fresh flower issue. Cultivated or wild, these annual blooms pull us out of the winter doldrums and turn our thoughts to the warmer, sunnier days ahead. This year, two colourful daisies are available to brighten your day – and your mail. [ Oak.ctx.ly Link ]
The Canada Post Community Foundation for Children is accepting applications for 2017 grants. Learn more: [ Oak.ctx.ly Link ]
#TravelTuesday The Red Bay Basque Whaling Station, on the south coast of Labrador, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013 as the most complete and extensive example of a 16th-century Basque whaling station in North America. [ Oak.ctx.ly Link ]
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Gravelbourg, dubbed the “Cultural Gem of Saskatchewan,” is located in south-central Saskatchewan, about 180 km from the province’s capital city, Regina. Heritage buildings predominate in the community, including the post office building on Main Street built in 1929 - 1930.

Fun fact: Gravelbourg is mentioned in the fourth verse of the North American version of Geoff Mack’s song...
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