Canada Post delivering the Games to the world

Williams Lake residents anxious to catch the Olympic spirit during community celebrations will have something else to cheer about.

Williams Lake residents anxious to catch the Olympic spirit during community celebrations will have something else to cheer about.

Canada Post, an Official Supplier for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, invites all Canadians to share the pride at its corporate post offices.  In the lead up to the 2010 Games, stamp collectors and enthusiasts in select communities will have an opportunity to collect specially-designed Olympic stamp cancellation markings.  The design of each cancellation will bear a community’s name allowing residents to spread Olympic cheer to their correspondents.  

 “Canada Post is delivering the Games to the world,” says Dan Phillips, Operations Manager of Canada Post, Pacific Region.  “As a company that delivers and touches almost every community across Canada, we’re thrilled to provide British Columbians and Yukoners the opportunity to collect postal souvenirs for this once-in-a-lifetime event.”

In the next few weeks, stamp collectors will have an opportunity to collect all 21 cancels bearing the names of 21 communities across B.C. and Yukon.  Williams Lake’s stamp cancellation marking will be available at an unveiling ceremony on  Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the Williams Lake Station Main Post Office 48 – 2nd Ave. S., Williams Lake.

To mark the occasion, Mayor Kerry Cook will be the first to apply Williams Lake’s stamp cancellation at the unveiling.  A stamp cancellation marking is used to show a mail item has officially entered the mail stream and cancels a postage stamp to render its further use impossible. 

In addition to our amazing collection of Olympic-edition stamps and philatelic products, customers will find a wide selection of Vancouver 2010 coins, hockey pucks, pins, key chains, and bookmarks available for sale.  Customers will also have a chance to win a beautiful gift basket containing some of these Games’ mementos. 

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