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Saturday February 2nd, 2013

Posted at 12:00pm

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Two Windsorites are among twenty five extraordinary Ontarians appointed to the Order of Ontario.

The appointees to Ontario’s highest honour were chosen for their contributions to the arts, law, science, medicine, history, politics, philanthropy and the environment.

Glen Cook of Windsor, a businessman descended from slaves, has restored and preserved the historic Puce River Black Community Cemetery — the burial site of some of this country’s earliest black settlers, many of whom travelled the Underground Railroad to find freedom in Canada.

Sr. Helen Petrimoulx guides refugee claimants to Canada through one of the most traumatic transitions of their lives. Petrimoulx opened a transitional home for refugee women and children in Windsor, and is a vocal advocate against human trafficking in Canada.

The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will invest all the appointees at a ceremony on Wednesday, February 6th at Queen’s Park.

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