What do Hailey Wickenheiser, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Lotta Hitschmanova have in common?

Have you signed the petition? Let’s put Lotta on a commemorative stamp!

Hayley Wickenheiser

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What do Olympian Hailey Wickenheiser, singer-songwriter and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie and humanitarian Lotta Hitschmanova all have in common?

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Sharing a Lotta Story: “Dad and Dr. Lotta”

Have you signed the petition? Let’s put Lotta on a commemorative stamp!

“In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations–it’s cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.” — Stuart Keate

“They made an interesting couple.”

Thus wrote Kathryn-Jane Hazel, recalling the remarkable personal connection her father, noted B.C. newspaper publisher Stuart Keate, had with Lotta Hitschmanova.

NB: Stuart Keate was inducted into the Canadian News Hall of Fame in 1974 and received the Order of Canada in 1976. Future blog posts will bring out more of the special Stuart Keate – Lotta Hitschmanova connection. Continue reading