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Canada 100th Anniversary First Internment Camp Stamp

The stamp was officially unveiled on 31 March, 2014 at the Senate of Canada. The ceremony was hosted by the Honourable Raynell Andreychuk, Senator, and attended by the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and Minister for Multiculturalism. Minister Kenney stated at the ceremony, "Although the internees are no longer with us, acts of recognition such as this commemorative stamp honour their memory, their sacrifice, and their devotion to Canada. I was honoured to work with the affected communities to establish the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund in 2008, and I am pleased to support this wonderful initiative."

The CFWWIRF official logo, designed by international muralist and internee descendant Michelle Loughery was used as the image for this stamp. The colours of the logo deliberately lack vibrancy to reflect the sombre nature of the internment operations. The image of the blue maple leaf and the snowflakes conveys the coldness of the internment camps that were located behind the barbed wire fence.

The stamps are available for purchase in books of 12 at a cost of $15.00 per booklet by contacting ucc@ucc.ca

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