Millions of Canadians still remember that unique and iconic voice of Lotta Hitschmanova.
For who can forget her distinctive Czech accent (and unique uniform) during those TV and radio PSAs that were broadcast almost daily in the 1960s and 70s?
In an era before 24-hour newscasts, Lotta brought the stories of people in need around the world into living rooms, community halls and church basements across the country. She made people care about their “neighbours” far away, and became a Canadian ambassador for peace around the world.
If you’d like to take a trip down memory land and hear her voice again, have a listen to her famous public service announcements, or watch Peter Lockyer’s video documentary on her life, Soldier of Peace.