Friday, February 22, 2013

Joe Fortes Honored on Canadian Postage Stamp

First Day of Issue: February 1, 2013 - Canada

Canada has issued a new postage stamp honoring swimmer and lifeguard Joe Fortes.

Fortes is shown on the stamp in his swimming apparel as many would remember him, against a background of the beach he loved so dearly. Stamp designer Lara Minja notes that “it was important to show him in context, standing in the forefront of the stamp with English Bay, circa 1919, well-protected, so to speak, behind him.”

Learn more at: Canada Post

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