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Ski Patrol Canada Postage Stamp
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Title

Ski Patrol

Denomination

40¢

Date of Issue

September 23, 1991

Quantity

3,900,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Dangerous Occupations

Series Time Span

1991

Perforation or Dimension

13.5

Printer

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.

Creators

Designed by Suzanne Duranceau.

About Stamp

In conjunction with an international convention of fire chiefs being held in Toronto, four stamps will be issued on September 23, 1991 to draw public focus on four Canada's Dangerous Public Service Occupations: fire-fighting; police; search and rescue; and the ski patrol. Skiing has been growing in popularity since it was introduced in Canada by Scandinavian immigrants in the 1800's. In 1940 the Canadian Amateur Ski Association asked Dr. Douglas Firth to organize and train a first aid and rescue group to patrol ski hills in the Laurentians, north of Montreal. The Canadian Ski Patrol System spread across the country and became an independent organization in 1961. Many members of the CSPS are volunteers who provide much of their own gear. However, they are highly trained in all aspects of both preventing and treating skiing accidents.

Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, No. 3, 1991, p. 7, 10.

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