Canada Post newest stamp honours the Vancouver Asahi

BURNABY, B.C. – Canada Post today released a stamp that honours an amateur Japanese-Canadian baseball team that helped remove racial barriers through sport.

The Vancouver Asahi story is well-known in baseball circles, but the stamp honouring the team is about more than baseball. It also tells a uniquely Canadian story about a dark time in our country’s history – a time of overt racism and fear. Continue reading

New stamps will feature Post Office murals

 

The Postal Service will celebrate its Post Office lobby government-commissioned artworks from the 1930’s and 1940’s by featuring five lobby paintings on stamps. During this era, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration commissioned artwork in Post Offices across the nation to provide jobs to artists and illustrate the history and culture of local communities across America. Continue reading