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Full marks for two quality educators – Royal Gazette

Millicent (Carey) Burgess was awarded the Reverend Addie Aylestock Award, and Phyllis (Simmons) Brooks received the Harriet Tubman Award at a special awards brunch arranged by OBHS. Both ladies are in their 80s and live in Canada.
Before Caribana there was CANEWA. That event served as the precursor to Caribana, a popular annual festival in Toronto that celebrates Caribbean culture. “I have been involved with CANEWA since way back,” said Mrs Burgess. “I came to Toronto in 1957, and I became involved with CANEWA

A decade of celebrating black history – London Free Press

A decade of celebrating black history
London Free Press
She became an activist and founded the Calypso Carnival, which became Toronto’s Caribana. She organized the first National Congress of Black Women. An annual award named for Livingstone is presented to the outstanding black woman in Canada.
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