Outstanding community leaders

Dear Editor:

Good editorial!

Two points to keep in mind:

The persons who established the FMC (Festival Management Committee), as required by law to receive funding from the City, were/are all Black and outstanding leaders in the Caribbean community in their own right even before they were given the daunting task of managing Caribana.

The FMC’s Board of Directors is composed of representatives from the TMBA, OSA, OCPA and other individuals who were recommended by the CAG.

The statement that Caribana is a multicultural festival is meant to be understood in the context of it being a Caribbean festival. The Caribbean is a multicultural, multi-ethnic society.

Roger Gibbs

Toronto

 

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