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Fanny "Bobbie" Rosenfeld
Date of issue of stamp:
July 8, 1996
Designed by: Mark Koudis and based on photograph from Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.

The stamp depicts Bobbie Rosenfeld in a starting position to begin a race.

2.400,000 copies of the stamp were printed by Aston-Potter Canada Ltd.


© Canada Post Corporation
Reproduced with permission
Fanny “Bobbie” Rosenfeld. Born Russia  December 28, 1903 Died November 14, 1969. Raised in Barrie, Ontario she loved sports and participated in hockey, softball, basketball, tennis and track and field events. In 1925 she placed first in five events and second in tow events in an afternoon at the Ontario Ladies' Track and Field Championship.  She was a member of the 1928 Canadian Olympic team. These were the first Olympic Games to allow women to compete. She brought home a silver and gold medal for Canada!  She was elected  a member of the Canada Sport Hall of Fame in 1949.  In 1950 she was declared Canada's woman athlete of the half century.