CANADA POST RELEASED A NEW STAMP JUST IN TIME FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH. THE STAMP FEATURES A PROMINENT CANADIAN SPORTS HERO THAT HAS RAISED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR VARIOUS CHARITIES AND MEDICAL RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS.
MATTHEW VAN DEVENTER HAS THE STORY.
Ferguson Jenkins Signing Autographs
Canadian born Major League Baseball hall-of-famer Ferguson Jenkins has been immortalized today on the face of postage stamp. Jenkins signed autographs at the downtown Post Office branch and then attended an official unveiling with Mayor Gregor Robertson across the street at the Vancouver Public Library. The ceremony was followed up by a screening of the 1974 NFB documentary, “King of the Hill,” highlighting Jenkin’s ’72 -’73 season with the Chicago Cubs.
The Ferguson Jenkins postage stamp is part of a Black History Month campaign to honour iconic figures in Canadian history.