Volume 46 – #20

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Volume 46#20

January 18 – January 31, 2022

Jazz singer Eleanor Collins, 102, earned the title of ‘Vancouver’s first lady of Jazz’ in the early 1960s. She will grace Canada’s first 2022 stamp, a Black History Month issue, on Jan. 21.

More news on Canada’s 2022 stamp program

Canada Post has unveiled the subjects for its 2022 stamp program, which celebrates “some of the country’s most accomplished individuals, historic milestones, holidays, and creatures that share our planet,” according to a recent statement from the Crown corporation. As announced in a preview last summer (“Canada Post unveils 2022 stamp program subjects,” CSN Vol. 46 #7), the 2022 program is set to begin on Jan. 21 with a Black History Month issue featuring Eleanor Collins, Canada’s 102-year-old “first lady of jazz.” The first Canadian woman to have her own national TV show after The Eleanor Show aired in 1955, Collins was also the first black TV host in North America, according to CBC. On Dec. 20, Canada Post issued another statement telling collectors its 2022 line-up will honour “two legendary jazz and blues singers.” One of the other honourees is award-winning jazz, blues and R&B singer Salome Bey, who inspired generations of young Black performers since her first performance in Toronto in 1961. Continue reading →

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Ian Robertson
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Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
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Robin Harris
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