Shania Twain is getting her own Canadian stamp

Shania
Wow, what an honor. 

Shania Twain, who originally hails from Canada, is getting her very own Canadian postage stamp next year. 

In fact, several Canadian country singers including Tommy Hunter, k.d. lang, Renee Martel, and Hank Snow will also show up on stamps. They are scheduled to be released in July of 2014. 

You can read the full release after the jump to find out the other famous folks who will soon be appearing on letters coming from Canada …  

The Canadian Post revealed their plans today for some of their 2014 postage stamps, one of which will be adorned with Shania Twain's lovely face. 

Famous performers, noted female athletes and Canadian tragedies are among the new illustrations set to adorn Canadian postage stamps in 2014.

They include Saskatchewan curler Sandra Schmirler, who skipped Canada to the first gold medal in women’s curling at the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano, Japan.

To coincide with the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, a series of stamps will be issued in February commemorating notable Canadian athletes.

Another stamp will honour freestyle-skiing pioneer Sarah Burke of Barrie, Ont., who died in a training accident in Utah in 2012.

Figure skater Barbara Ann Scott of Ottawa, who won an Olympic gold medal in 1948 and who died last year, will also be honoured with a stamp.

Several country music stars will be featured on a new series of stamps to be issued in July – Tommy Hunter, k.d. lang, Renee Martel, Hank Snow and Shania Twain.

Another stamp will highlight the Komagata Maru, a Japanese steamship carrying 376 people from India which was refused landing rights in Vancouver in May 1914.

Another stamp will mark the 100th anniversary of Canada’s worst peacetime maritime tragedy, also in May 1914. Just over 1,000 people died when the RMS Empress of Ireland sank in the St. Lawrence River, near Rimouski, Que., after colliding with a Norwegian vessel.

Other new stamps will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Ontario Museum, the 75th anniversary of the National Film Board, the return of the CFL to Ottawa and the UNESCO World Heritage Site series.

Canada Post’s Black History series will add two stamps in 2014 to recognize two neighbourhoods with significant links to black history – Africville in Halifax and Hogan’s Alley in Vancouver.

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