Canada Post to recognize groundbreaking jazz singer Eleanor Collins with new stamp
Canada Post invites you to an online unveiling of a special stamp in honour of acclaimed Canadian jazz singer Eleanor Collins, Friday, January 21, 10 am, PT / 1 pm, ET.
The event will pay tribute to Ms. Collins’ life and career as an artist, musician and mentor with testimonials from people she influenced, as well as some she worked and performed with. Ms. Collins will also make an address.
An in-person event was planned, but due to recent changes in health and safety protocols, the tribute will take place online.
WHEN: Friday, January 21, 10 am, PT / 1 pm, ET
WHERE: Bookmark the webcast page and set a reminder (click here)
SPECIAL GUESTS: Eleanor Collins
The Honourable Filomena TassiMinister of Public Services and Procurement
The Honourable Hedy FryMember of Parliament for Vancouver Centre
Suromitra SanataniChair of the Board of Directors of Canada Post
Featured in the tribute video:
Nalda CallenderExecutive Director, National Congress of Black Women Foundation
Christine HagemoenHistorical writer and former CBC Vancouver media librarian
Sylvie HamiltonFilmaker, writer, Inglis professor, University of King’s College, Halifax
Sharman KingMusician who performed with Ms. Collins
Alan MathesonMusician and music educator
Marcus MoselyPerformer and founding member of The Sojourners
Paolo PietropaoloCBC music journalist
Colin PrestonFormer CBC Vancouver archivist
Wendy SollowayBassist who performed with Ms. Collins