“Fergie” Jenkins and Carrie Best commemorative stamp launch

BC Black History Awareness Society in partnership with Canada Post, hosted this commemorative stamp launch for Ferguson Jenkins and Carrie Best.
Ferguson Jenkins is a Canadian baseball star. Though he spent most of his career in the US, he was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, Order of Canada member and youth advocate.

At the event, Ferguson Jenkins was introduced by Canada Post officials and Doug Hudlin, a founding member of our Society, inducted into the Victoria Sports Hall of Fame in 1998, Umpires Association Hall of Fame in 2011 and posthumously to the Canadian Baseball Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.

Carrie Best, born, raised and worked in Nova Scotia is distinguished as Order of Canada recipient, Doctor of Laws in English (LLD), human rights activist, author, journalist. publisher and broadcaster, founder of “The Clarion”, the first black-owned newspaper published in Nova Scotia.

senior black man standing in front of audience, ferguson jenkins stamp image on easel on right side of speaker
Doug Hudlin introduces Ferguson Jenkins at the commemorative stamp launch ceremony. ©BC Black History Awareness Society
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Canada Post representatives, stamp designers and Ferguson Jenkins. ©BC Black History Awareness Society