Ontario Horticultural Association District 9
The Centennial Stamp
Around, 2002, the Ontario Horticultural
Association, was beginning to think about planning celebrations, in
honor of their Upcoming Centennial year of 2006.
One of their Directors on the Board, Eloise Schumacher,
Director of District 9, presented a great idea of honoring this
Centennial by having a special stamp issued.
Eloise initiated and presented this idea to Canada Post for
In 2003, Eloise retired as Director of District
9. However, Diane Kiers, Director of District 9, continued the
acquisition of this stamp. In June of 2005, we were informed by Canada
Post’s Vice President of Communications Mr. Alain Guilbert that On
March 8th 2006, …
“Gardens”…. a series of four commemorative Stamps which would
celebrate the best of Canadian Gardens would be issued on the occasion
of the Ontario Horticultural Association’s 100th
Canada Post accorded us further honour by
launching Our Commemoratives at the Success with Gardening Show on
March 16th of 2006 in Toronto. Among the many guests
present were, members of Canada Post, the Designer Debbie Adams, and owners
of the Gardens which were featured
on the stamps. The
ceremony included signing of First Day Covers and stamp packages, an
unveiling by Ontario Horticultural Association representatives and a
presentation by Canada Post of two
large posters depicting these stamps,
a Shadow Box Framing of these beautiful commemoratives and 200
first Day covers to The Ontario Horticultural Association.
The Ontario Horticultural Association, is especially appreciative of the Honour received from The Stamp Selection Committee of Canada Post and happy to have their Centennial commemorated by this beautiful issue of Commemorative Stamps.
By: Diane Kiers
Past Director District 9 of the Ontario Horticultural Association