Special Community Icon Award
Charles Roach, Lawyer and Civil Rights Activist
Roach was instrumental in advocating for many Americans who were fleeing persecution in the United States during the Civil Rights era. He is also one of the co-founders of Caribana. His achievements and impact are far reaching.
African Icon Award
Marcus Garvey, Legendary Leader
Garvey was a proponent of the Pan-African movement. His political and social philosophies remain a part of the consciousness of the world today. This contributed to the commencement of the Civil Rights era in the United States and the independence movements across Africa.
Dr. Herbert H. Carnegie, Hockey Legend
Dr. Herbert Carnegie passed on to glory in March 2012. He was one of the best hockey players that Canada produced, but could not play in the National Hockey League because of the colour of his skin. He went on to found the Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation, among other initiatives.