Old Stone Mill, Delta, Ontario

Old Stone Mill Stamp Launch
January 11, 2010

A Canadian stamp, featuring the Old Stone Mill National Historic Site of Canada, was officially launched at the Old Stone Mill on January 11, 2010. The stamp is part of the Flags over Mills series of Canadian definitive stamps (1st class postage stamps). The Old Stone Mill, together with 4 other mills, are featured on these stamps. These stamps will be available for purchase throughout 2010.

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The event started with the Mellowdears North/South singing group singing a song written just for the Old Stone Mill (down by the Old Mill Stream).

Dann Micholls (Director, Delta Mill Society) was the Master of Ceremonies (his commanding voice gets him that job every time).

Ron Holman, Mayor of the Township of Rideau Lakes, holds up a copy of a long speech he threatened to make - and then delivered a short, heartfelt speech about the importantance of the Delta Mill to the Township.

Paul George, Curator of the Old Stone Mill, details the history behind the stamp.

Natalie Bolton, Director, Mail Operations for Canada Post explains why the Old Stone Mill was chosen for the stamp.  On the right, Mary Freiday (director, DMS), Ron Holman, Art Cowan (President, DMS) and Anna Greenhorn (director, DMS) look on

And finally - Art Cowan, President of the Delta Mill Society and Mary Freiday, director, DMS, unveil the stamp (a very large representation of it).

The stamp is revealed

Art Cowan and Mary Freiday with the stamp

Lots of photos were taken

Natalie Bolton, Director, Mail Operations, Canada Post (left) and Anna Greenhorn, Director, Delta Mill Society hold a commemorative plaque showing the stamps.

Left to right: Dann Micholls (Director, Delta Mill Society), Natalie Bolton (Director, Mail Operations, Canada Post), Paul George (Curator, Old Stone Mill NHS), Ron Holman (Mayor, Township of Rideau Lakes), Anna Greenhorn (Director, Delta Mill Society) and Art Cowan (President, Delta Mill Society)

After the ceremony in the mill, the crowd retired to hot coffee and tasty treats in the warmth of the Museum of Industrial Technology.

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