In view of the uncertainty of COVID-19 and Stage 3 announcement by the Alberta Government allowing public events, the ESC “Show” of September 18th & 19th has been cancelled. Total disappointment for many. The next ESC Spring National Show will take place at the Central Lions Recreation Centre: March 27th & 28th, 2021 Take care of each other and have a great summer. John Bucci
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The Edmonton Stamp Show scheduled for March 28 and 29 in Edmonton will be rescheduled. While I am disappointed, I am confident that this is the best choice, given the current state of the widespread COVID-19. The Edmonton Stamp Club and myself personally place the utmost priority in the health and well being of our visitors, our members, our families, and those we may come in contact with. I wish everyone to stay healthy and to practice good preventative measures, such as those found here: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16997.aspx John
The history of the Royal North West Mounted Police (later named Royal Canadian Mounted Police) is rich with characters who have left their marks on the landscape. Sir Samuel Steele was one such notable figure. He was one of the officers to lead the new recruits of the NWMP on the 1874 March West. As an officer of the North-West Mounted Police, he was famous as head of the Yukon detachment during the Klondike Gold Rush, and commanding officer of Strathcona's Horse during the Boer War. By 1885, Steele held the rank of superintendent. He established a NWMP station in...
The Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1890's was a major event in Canada's history. Unruly gold seekers were noted by the Canadian government, and so Ottawa dispatched a team of Royal North-West Mounted Police, led by Sam Steele, to police the Klondike. In 1920 this national police force changed its name to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which is current today. The early history of the NWMP is a part of Canada's rich history. The story of the RCMP will be highlighted at the Edmonton Stamp Club National Show in Edmonton, March 28 and 29.