Rosemary Brown, Recipient of the Order of British Columbia

Rosemary Brown (1930-2003) was an acclaimed community leader and elected representative. She was distinguished by many awards and recognition before and after being invested into the Order of Canada in 1996.

1972 – National Black Coalition Award
1973 – United Nations, Human Rights Fellowship
1989 – YWCA, Woman of Distinction Award
1991 – University of British Columbia Alma Mater Society, Great Trekker Award
1995 – Government of British Columbia, Order of British Columbia
1996 – Government of Canada, Officer of the Order of Canada
2001 – Government of Jamaica, Commander of the Order of Distinction
2002 – Canadian Labour Congress, Award for Outstanding Service to Humanity
2002 – Harry Jerome Award
2009 – Commemorative Stamp issue
Image: Rosemary Brown 1979, Courtesy of Royal BC Museum and Archives