NWT’s Firth Sisters Included on Canada Post Stamp

Canada Post’s new “Women in Winter Sport” stamps includes two women from the Northwest Territories.

Former cross country skiers Sharon and Shirley Firth will appear on one of the five stamps rolled out. The twin sisters competed in four Winter Olympics and together won 48 national titles.

Sharon Firth said their inclusion is a powerful statement or women in sports and for indigenous women especially.

Shirley Firth passed away in 2013, and was represented by her husband.

The Firths were born and raised in Aklavik.

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