Canada is a nation defined as much by its geography and weather, as by its remarkable ability to build and unite communities in even the most remote environments. In this nation of builders, the local hardware store is more than just a retail business, it is a cornerstone of the community. This unique identity is why Canadians have shopped at their local Home Hardware stores for forty years. As Canada's only 100% Canadian, dealer-owned and operated major retailer, Canadians have come to depend on their Home Hardware store and staff to help them build and furnish their homes, grow the perfect garden or purchase a variety of household and sporting items. Recognizing this commitment to Canadians and the communities they live in, Canada Post will issue a new 49c stamp honouring the 40th anniversary of the founding of Home Hardware on April 19, 2004.