Penticton & South Okanagan News
Sicamous stamp unveiling
A specially designed stamp commemorating the SS Sicamous will be unveiled next month.
The unveiling will take place May 19 at 10:30 a.m. aboard the vessel, as part of its 100 year anniversary.
The Commemorative Stamp and First Day of Issue Cover will be signed by the artist, Randy Manuel, and will be available for purchase at this event.
The last Post Master to serve Penticton, Robert J. Otway, will be on hand with a specially designed Canada Post Commemorative Cancellation Stamp, which will be used to cancel stamps purchased only at this event on May 19th.
The SS Sicamous was launched 100 years ago May 19th at Okanagan Landing.
She served the transportation needs of the Okanagan Valley for many years prior to retirement in Penticton in 1951.
The SS Sicamous is now the flagship of the Marine Park on Okanagan Lake, and among her many duties now serves to inform and educate about life in the Okanagan in her heyday.
She is also a popular host to visitors and guests for special events.
Free tours will be conducted between 10 a.m. and 12 noon on May 19th.
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