||Maple Leaf Prefix Awards Application
DEC 5 2010
Dear fellow radio amateurs,
Unfortunately, effective immediately,
as of December 4, 2010 please do not apply for any plaques, shields,
scrolls or trophies for the Maple Leaf Award and/or the Canadian
Islands Award program.
There are a few problems that have
brought this change about:
01. Canadian postal rates are very,
02. Canadian registration is
very, very expensive.
03. The exchange rate of the US dollar
is almost at par with Canadian dollars.
04. The cost of the engraving and
artwork has been going up over the last decade.
The combination of all these factors
is making the awards very expensive to prepare and to send.
We take their preparation, packaging,
and mailing seriously....More than 500 plaques, shields, trophies, and
scrolls have been sent to deserving amateurs and SWLs in the past 3
Please QRX until we can solve the
All paper awards are still available
at the reasonable cost of $5.00 US or 5 Euros.
Thank you for your patience and
understanding if you are affected by this policy change.
73 and good luck in working new
prefixes or islands of Canada.
Garry V. Hammond, VE3XN
Maple Leaf Radio Society
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