The first Canadian to get the Victoria Cross, Britain's highest award for bravery, was a Nova Scotia born son of former American slaves. He participated in the battle of Lucknow, India in 1857, and with disregard for his own safety, volunteered to help breach the wall of the city, relieving the siege. The stamp, according to the Toronto Sun, will be available on Feb 1st, 2010.

Canadian Hall Stamp