Canada recognizes its search and rescue experts
By Molly Goad
Canada Post revealed the third design in its Emergency Responders series this morning (Wednesday, Sept. 12) recognizing search and rescue professionals.
A new stamp design in the five-stamp set is being revealed every day this week, culminating on the Friday, Sept. 14, issue date. The nondenominated permanent-rate stamps pay Canada’s basic domestic letter rate.
Today's design was unveiled in in Banff, Alberta, a town within Banff National Park located in the Rocky Mountains along the Trans-Canada Highway. The stamp shows a perilous rescue taking place high in the mountains.
In Details magazine, Canada Post relayed the importance of the country's search and rescue experts. These technicians are trained extensively in survival, first aid, parachuting, diving and mountain climbing.
"Whether from the Canadian Coast Guard, Canadian Armed Forces, Parks Canada or a provincial, territorial or volunteer organization, these elite experts do their best to find and save those who are lost, hurt or stranded," Canada Post said.
Connect with Linn’s Stamp News:
Sign up for our Newsletter
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
The other stamps in the series recognize Canadian paramedics (revealed Monday, Sept. 10), Canadian Armed Forces (revealed Tuesday, Sept. 11), firefighters, and police officers. The unveiling schedule for the remaining stamps is as follows: firefighters, Thursday (Sept. 13) in Halifax, Nova Scotia; and police officers, Friday (Sept. 14) in Ottawa, Ontario. The final two stamps are currently grayed out on Canada Post's website. Visit Linns.com each day this week to view the new stamps as they are unveiled.
The stamps can be purchased in a booklet of 10 (two of each design), or a pane of five. Each stamp also has its own first-day cover. The stamps will be available for purchase on canadapost.ca and at postal outlets on Friday, Sept. 14.
MORE RELATED ARTICLES
US StampsJun 7, 2023, 6 PM
A pleasant stop in Nebraska included a Valentine visit
US StampsJun 7, 2023, 1 PM
2023 Tundra Swans federal duck stamp to be issued June 23 in Memphis
US StampsJun 7, 2023, 12 PM
Hunt for in-period use of 1978 U.S. Coast Guard Eagle postal card
US StampsJun 6, 2023, 3 PM
A closer look at the new Endangered Species collector’s kit