The Millennium Collection, Canada's Cultural Fabric
- L'Anse aux Meadows
The oldest known European settlement in the New World, l'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, was established by Norse colonists a thousand years ago.
- Neptune Theatre
Halifax is home to a cultural tradition that took root in the early 17th century, when the Neptune Theatre's predecessor, Le Théâtre de Neptune de la Nouvelle-France held its first performance at Port Royal, Nova Scotia.
- Pier 21
In the past century, some 1.5 million immigrants, refugees and displaced persons arrived on our shores at Halifax's Pier 21, which served as a symbol of hope, dreams and opportunity for newcomers to Canada.
- Stratford Festival
Although its history spans just less than 50 years, Ontario's Stratford Festival has become the jewel of North American classical theatre, specialized in showcasing the works of William Shakespeare.
|Date of Issue||Theme||Denomination||Printer||Quantity||Perforation||Creator|
|17 February 2000||L'Anse aux Meadows: World Heritage Site||46 cents||Ashton-Potter Canada Ltd.||1,000,000||13.5||Designed by Susan Warr and based on a photograph by James Steeves|
|17 February 2000||The Neptune Story||46 cents||Ashton-Potter Canada Ltd.||1,000,000||13.5||Designed by Bruce Kierstead and based on photographs by James Steeves and Wally Hayes, and based on illustrations by Kevin Sollows and Graham Tuck|
|17 February 2000||Pier 21: Welcome to Canada||46 cents||Ashton-Potter Canada Ltd.||1,000,000||13.5||Designed by Horst Deppe and Fraser Ross, based on a photograph by National Archives of Canada|
|17 February 2000||The Stratford Festival: Canada's Midsummer Night's Dream||46 cents||Ashton-Potter Canada Ltd.||1,000,000||13.5||Designed by Les Holloway, based on a photograph by Cylla von Tiedemann and by Terry Manzo|
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