On the 20-th of April after 31 days of traveling I got 2 just amazing covers from Canada! I was really glad to get them since Olympiad in general is one of my favorite topic and Canadian Post made really beautiful souvenir sheets this year! Except for the s\s celebrating the Olympiad, there is one devoted to the great event for the Canadian team - first Olympic gold medal won on the Canadian soil.
Canada Strikes Gold! marks a momentous event in Canadian history-in a unique way. Issued to celebrate Canada's first-ever Olympic gold medal victory on Canadian soil, this stamp captures an unforgettable moment of honour and pride that will live on for years to come. The stamp, which was designed by Naomi Broudo and Violet Finvers of the Vancouver-based firm, Tandem Design, showcases a Vancouver 2010 Olympic gold medal. Canada Strikes Gold was issued within 24 hours of the gold-medal win, making it a truly hot-off-the-presses collectible and the perfect Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games keepsake.
This exciting set of commemorative stamps was issued to celebrate the exhilaration and binding power of the Olympic spirit. The backgrounds of the stamps capture the energy of the Games with photographs of three sports: four-man bobsleigh, women’s cross-country sprint, men’s short track relay speed skating. As well, Chandra Crawford is shown accepting her gold medal at the Torino 2006 Winter Games.
Thank you very much, Chris!