|Date of Issue||January 24, 2018|
|Perforation or Dimension||40 mm x 24 mm|
|Series||Canadian Women in Winter Sports|
|Series Time Span||2018|
As our best winter athletes prepare to compete in 2018, Canada Post issued this stamp to celebrate the achievement of Canadian superstars who topped the podium.
Sharon and Shirley Firth transformed Inuvik into a hotbed of Nordic skiing. They competed in four Olympic Games and four World Ski Championships and dominated their sport from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s, winning 79 medals at the national championships, including 48 national titles.
In depicting these Canadian women powerhouses in winter sports, Subplot's design team set out to create a look that, according to creative director Roy White, "would celebrate the joy, endurance and dedication that has gone into their illustrious achievements over their careers." This stamp features a duotone portrait of the athletes in a moment of celebration, as well as a full-colour, freeze-frame action shot representing a defining moment in their careers.