Roberta Bondar
Date of issue of stamp: October 1, 2003
Designed by :  Pierre-Yves Pelletier and based on photographs provided by the Canadian Space Agency and the National Aeronautics and Space.

This sticker stamp was one of the first circular stamps issued by Canada Post and also one of the first stamps issued honouring a living Canadian. The stamp foreground depicts Dr. Bondar in her official Canadian Space Agency photo and  the black and white background show Dr  Bondar working on the space shuttle.

Series : Canadian Astronauts

750,000 Lowe Martin Group Gravure Choquet Inc.

© Canada Post Corporation
Reproduced with permission
Roberta Lynn Bondar. Born Sault Ste Marie, Ontario 1945. She studied for several university degrees. Canada’s first woman astronaut had flair. She took her favourite food, Girl Guide cookies, into space with her.  She brought from space a real sense of just how delicate our small blue planet really is and is now using her photography to help show the dire need to save our earth’s environment.  She had been a researcher and lecture at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, the University of Western Ontario, London Ontario and is currently serving as Chancellor at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario. She is the author or the subject of several  books which are available through your Public Library.