Ian Coristine's Postage Stamp

By: Susan W. Smith

Volume 19, Issue 5, May 2024

We just received exciting news from Lyne Roberge:

"Yesterday (May 6, 2024,) saw the launch of Ian’s Canada Post stamp. He was contacted a few months prior to his passing to submit an image of the 1000 Islands for an upcoming series From Far and Wide, featuring beautiful Canadian destinations. He was so excited about this possibility and loved working on this project, despite his illness at the time.
After years in the making, the collection finally launched yesterday. I have attached below images of the stamp, the press release, as well as one of many social media posts from yesterday.
He would have been so proud. What a great honour for such a special artist.

And this editor is so proud to have worked with Ian, for he was the one, 16 years ago, who said, "Susie, how about taking over TI Life and keeping it going?!"

Press Release from Canada Post  

From Far and Wide: New stamps take Canadians on cross-country journey to nine scenic locations

Fourth edition of multi-year series promotes travel and exploration

OTTAWA – Canada Post’s From Far and Wide series is back with nine spectacular images of must-see Canadian destinations.
Launched in 2018, the multi-year series celebrates Canada’s natural beauty and vibrant cultural landscapes. The fourth edition features seven provinces and two territories, taking viewers on a cross-country journey that will stir a sense of adventure and appreciation.
The 2024 From Far and Wide stamps showcase the following sites – each captured by a different photographer from across Canada:
  • Tongait KakKasuangita SilakKijapvinga – Torngat Mountains National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador (Michael Winsor)
  • Tehjeh Deé (South Nahanni River), Nááts'įhch'oh National Park Reserve – Northwest Territories (Colin Field)
  • Sunflowers – Altona, Manitoba (Mike Grandmaison)
  • Galiano Island, British Columbia (James Stevenson)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, Quebec (Ladislas Kadyszewski)
  • Point Prim Lighthouse – Belfast, Prince Edward Island (Sander Meurs)
  • Thousand Islands, Ontario (Ian Coristine)
  • Restigouche River, New Brunswick (Guylaine Bégin)
  • Qarlinngua sea arch – Arctic Bay, Nunavut (Clare Kines)

Read more in the Brockville Recorder and Times by Ron Zajac

Admiralty Islands Proud!

Ian Coristine's photo pictured the Admiralty Islands on the $1.40 Canadian Postage stamp. 

By Susan W. Smith, proud editor of TI Life thanks to Ian Coristine! [info@thousandislandslife.com]

March 2020 Issue paid tribute to Ian Coristine. He was an amazing individual who certainly "raised the bar". 

Posted in: Volume 19, Issue 5, May 2024, News article, Places, People, Current

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