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Memorable Manitobans: Osmond Theodore “O. T.” Anderson (?-2002)

Educator, administrator, community activist.

He attended Teacher’s College in Jamaica and received a Bachelor of Science (1963), Bachelor of Education (1965), and Masters of Education (1977) from the University of Manitoba. During his 30 years of teaching (1964-1994) he taught science at Viscount Alexander School and Daniel McIntyre Collegiate and ended his career as a school administrator. He was twice President of the Caribbean Canadian Association, President of the Jamaican Association of Manitoba, Chairperson of the Manitoba Multicultural Resources Centre, Vice-President of the Winnipeg Folk Arts Council, Chairperson of the City of Winnipeg Community and Race Relations, Chairperson of the Committee on Multicultural Education (Winnipeg School Division), Chairperson of the Kiwanis Club Scholarship Committee, and a member of the Manitoba Heritage Council, National Advisory Committee on Race Relations, and Manitoba Intercultural Council. He was an advisor to the Vietnamese and Laotian Association of Winnipeg and a board member of the Council of Caribbean Organizations. He died in Winnipeg on 7 December 2002.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 December 2002.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, page A8.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 12 November 2016

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