Our 2018 Black History Month stamps celebrate trailblazers Lincoln M. Alexander and Kathleen (Kay) Livingstone: Two prominent Black Canadians devoted their lives to promoting equality and opportunity for everyone. Learn more: https://www.canadapost.ca/…/blo…/announcements/details.page…
Canada's national flag was raised for the first time on Parliament Hill on February 15, 1965. Thirty-one years later in 1996, February 15 was declared National Flag of Canada Day. This year, our national flag is celebrating its 53rd anniversary!
Toronto-born Lincoln Alexander was the first Black Canadian to be elected to the House of Commons (1968), appointed to the federal Cabinet (1979), and named to a viceregal position in Canada, as Lieutenant Governor or Ontario (1985). He was a leader in the fight for racial equality, and a champion for justice, education, and heritage. In recognition of his accomplishments, he was invested into the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario. Since 2015, January 21 has been celebrated as Lincoln Alexander Day across Canada.
“I did it. You can. You will.” – Lincoln Alexander
For one weekend this past January, mail was once again transported via sled dogs! The 26th Annual Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Mail Run took place on the weekend of January 26 - 28, as 14 sled dog teams from across North America descended on Quesnel, BC for this exciting event.
Find out more about the festivities here: http://pnw-b.ctx.ly/r/5xwhw
Welcome to St. George, New Brunswick! Nicknamed “Granite Town,” the town of St. George was the centre of the regional granite industry from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. In fact, the historic building that houses the Post Office on Portage Street is a two-storey granite structure of Late Edwardian influence constructed in 1935-36 with local granite. Thanks for the amazing photo @506_photography!