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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

100th Anniversary – Saskatchewan Roughriders

Canada post released a Commemorative Envelope to mark the centennial of the Saskatchewan Roughriders near the start of this year’s football season.

Set on the playing field, the envelope, showcases a series of photographs depicting games played over the years. It also features a look back at team insignia, beginning with the September 1910 formation of the Regina Rugby Club and ending with the team’s 100th anniversary logo. A customized Picture Postage™ stamp, printed on the envelope, boasts a football-shaped cancel. According to Roughrider President and CEO Jim Hopson, this postal tribute “is a great and unique opportunity to help the Roughriders celebrate their centennial anniversary across the country.”

Throughout their history, the Roughriders have had several multi-year runs at making the playoffs. They have brought home the Grey Cup three times, the last time in 2007, when they defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 23-19.

The Roughriders are also heroes off the field, with team members participating in a variety of programs, many directed at youth, dealing with literacy, the environment, poverty and other issues important to the local community.

Title: 100th Anniversary – Saskatchewan Roughriders
Date of Issue: 6 July 2010
Country: Canada
Denominations: $3