Celebrating 100th Memorial Cup in Regina. A special stamp unveiled by Canada Post
FindYourStampsValue.com hurries to let our readers know that Canada Post has unveiled a commemorative stamp for 100th Memorial Cup in Regina. The stamp celebrates the storied history of one of the most cherished trophies in sport. Illustrated by Louis Hébert and designed by Paprika of Montréal, the stamp evokes the Canadian flag. The stamp features two players from the Regina Pats who competed in the very first Memorial Cup in 1919 against the University of Toronto.
The Memorial Cup was initially donated in remembrance of Canadians who died during the First World War. In 2010, the cup was rededicated to all members of the Canadian Armed Forces who lost their lives on duty.
“The Memorial Cup, 100th Presentation stamp symbolizes junior hockey supremacy in North America, hockey’s connection to community and Canadians’ respect for tradition,” says Jessica McDonald, Canada Post’s Chair of the Board of Directors and Interim President and CEO. “The Cup is part of the very fabric of our great nation.”
Awarded annually to the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) champion, the Cup is decided in a four-team, round-robin national tournament between a host team and the champions of the CHL’s member leagues: the Western Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Ontario Hockey League.