The "Women in Winter Sports" stamp issue commemorates six remarkable athletes in five stamps: Sharon and Shirley Firth (cross-country skiing); Sonja Gaudet (wheelchair curling); Danielle Goyette (hockey); Nancy Greene (alpine skiing); and Clara Hughes (cycling and speed skating).

The background of the miniaturesheet shows a mirrored winterlandscape photograph by Adie Bush (the original image you can see here on the website of getty images). The mirrored image is also printed on the collectible folder with five single "First Day Covers" (picture please scroll down). The image does not show a Canadian winter landscape, it is a view from the skiing area Les Houches (45°52'50.24"N 6°45'1.57"E) in France and shows a view towards the Aiguille de Bionnassay (4'052 m) of the Mont Blanc massif.

Viewers of "the Ellen DeGeneres Show" (an American television comedy talk show) are knowing this mirrored photograph of the Mont Blanc massif as well, because it is used as Studio background.

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