Shania Twain Gets Canada’s Stamp of Approval
Shania Twain is getting the stamp of approval from her native country of Canada.
The singer will have a Canadian postage stamp next year bearing her image, along with several other country music icons, including Tommy Hunter, k.d. lang, Renee Martel and Hank Snow.
Twain, who grew up in Ontario, has sold more than 75 million albums, and had over a dozen No. 1 hits. She is currently headlining her own show, 'Shania: Still the One,' at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
In celebration of the 2014 Winter Olympics, several athletes will also be honored with their own stamp, including Saskatchewan curler Sandra Schmirler, as well as freestyle-skiing pioneer Sarah Burke, who passed away while training in 2012, and figure skater Barbara Ann Scott of Ottawa, a 1948 gold medal winner who also passed away last year.
“These stamp collections visually narrate some of our country’s defining moments – from our darkest days to those of immense pride, the 2014 program offers us some incredible stories to remember,” says Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt, who is responsible for Canada Post.
“Collectively we continue to capture moments that will long live through our stamp collection," says Deepak Chopra, President and CEO of Canada Post. "And we encourage everyone to take note of these stories as they truly mark who we are as Canadians."
Other notable stamps that will be released in 2014 include one honoring Komagata Maru, a Japanese steamship carrying 376 people from India that was refused landing rights in Vancouver in May 1914, and stamps commemorating 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.
Twain's stamps, along with those of the other music celebrities, will be released in July.
The singer has 12 Las Vegas shows scheduled throughout the remainder of 2013. She recently announced she will extend her residency in Sin City to the beginning of 2014. See all of her remaining shows here.