August 20, 2014 12:24 pm

Canada Post issues Canadian Museum for Human Rights stamp

Canada Post issued this stamp Wednesday, a month before the Canadian Museum for Human Rights opens in Winnipeg.

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WINNIPEG – The Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg is featured on a new Canadian stamp released a month before the building opens.

The only national museum outside the National Capital Region is slated to open Sept. 20, more than a decade after it was first proposed.

“This stamp commemorates a symbol of our global human rights aspirations told through a uniquely Canadian lens,” Canada Post CEO and president Deepak Chopra said in a news release.

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The museum, located near the Forks National Historic Site in downtown Winnipeg, bills itself as dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights.

It’s housed in a $351-million building designed by Antoine Predock to take visitors from darkness to light. Its 47,000 square feet of exhibit space are topped by the Tower of Hope, a 23-storey glass structure that allows visitors to take in the Prairie skyline.

It will open Sept. 20 with a two-day “rights fest” that will include music, performances and other activities for all ages, including the Canadian Concert for Human Rights.

READ MORE: New time lapse video shows progress of Winnipeg museum construction

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