Today is World Refugee Day and I would like to share a new idea that goes well beyond my original idea. “Let’s put Lotta on a Stamp”
In short, I have proposed to Canada Post that they create
an ongoing “Refugees to Canada Who Made a Difference” stamp series, launching this series in 2022 with a commemorative stamp honouring Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova.
You can read the reasons for my proposal below, in correspondence with the Director of Stamp Services:
My sincere thanks go out to the more than 1,300 individuals who signed the
. “Let’s put Lotta on a Stamp” petition
I have just written a letter to the Stamp Advisory Committee of Canada Post proposing that a commemorative stamp be made in honour of Lotta Hitschmanova.
I will keep readers updated on any developments, as soon as I learn of them myself.
Here is my letter:
It is my great pleasure to propose to you that a Canadian commemorative stamp be created in the name of Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova, CC (1909-1990).
Here are a few of the reasons why I feel Dr. Lotta – as she affectionately came to be known – should be honoured in this way.
56 Sparks St, Africa, Asia, Awards & recognition, Canada Post, Clyde Sanger, Czechoslovakia, David Rain, Elsie MacGill, Europe, France, Fundraising, Gabrielle Roy, Greece, Humanitarians, Lotta on a banknote, Lotta on a stamp, Lotta's accent, Lotta's uniform, Lotta's volunteers & supporters, Ontario, Other, Ottawa, Prague, Refugees & Immigrants, Rotary, The Holocaust, TV, radio. videos, Unitarian Service Committee, USC Canada, Viola Desmond, Women leaders, WW II |