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Vivienne Spiteri

Vivienne (Antonia Helen) Spiteri. Harpsichordist, teacher, b B'Kara, Malta, 23 Apr 1953, naturalized Canadian 1968; B MUS (Ottawa) 1976, M MUS (McGill) 1978. Her harpsichord teachers were Karen Holmes and John Grew.

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Stanley Vollant

Stanley Vollant, CQ, Innu surgeon, professor and lecturer (born 2 April 1965 in Québec City, Québec). The first Aboriginal surgeon trained in Québec, he received a National Aboriginal Role Model Award from the Governor General of Canada in 1996. In 2010, he began Innu Meshkenu (“my Innu path”), a 6,000 km walk whose goals are to bring peoples together, to promote the discovery of the land and the teachings of First Nations and to encourage Aboriginal young people to pursue their dreams.

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Stars

Montreal-based indie rock band, formed in New York. Members include Torquil Campbell (vocals), Amy Millan (vocals/guitar), Chris Seligman (keyboard), Evan Cranley (bass), and Patrick McGee (drums).

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Steven Staryk

At six Steven Staryk began violin studies with John Moskalyk, continuing 1942-56 with Elie Spivak, Chris Dafeff, John Dembeck and Albert Pratz; and in New York with Mischa Mischakoff, Oscar Shumsky, and Alexander Schneider.

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Steep Wade

Harold Gordon Pemberton "Steep" Wade, pianist, saxophonist (born 19 January 1918 in Montréal, QC; died 6 December 1953 in Montréal). A jazz musician of considerable legend, Wade is thought to have been largely self-taught.

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Stephen Willis

Stephen (Charles) Willis. Archivist, musicologist, b Collingwood, Ont, 17 Dec 1946, d Ottawa 11 Sep 1994; AWCM piano 1965, BA (Western) 1969, MA (Columbia) 1971, M PHIL (Columbia) 1974, PH D (Columbia) 1975.

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Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf, Los Angeles-based blues-rock band (flourished 1967-72) which had its genesis in the Toronto quintet Sparrow (flourished 1964-67), which included German-born singer John Kay (né Joachim Krauledat), drummer Jerry Edmonton (aka Mars Bonfire) and organist Goldy McJohn.

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Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf. Hard-rock group. It had its origins in the Toronto blues band Sparrow, which was formed in 1964 and by 1965 comprised John Kay (vocals, harmonica and guitar), Dennis Edmonton (guitar), Goldy McJohn (organ, piano), Nick St Nicholas (bass guitar), and Jerry Edmonton (drums).

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Steve Wallace

Steve (Steven Scott) Wallace. Bassist, b Toronto 16 Aug 1956. He studied guitar privately with Gary Benson and double bass 1975-6 at Humber College with Lenny Boyd. In 1979 he began working in Toronto jazz clubs - eg, Bourbon Street until 1984, George's Spaghetti House and, 1982-3, Lytes.

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Steve Tittle

Tittle, Steve (John Stephen). Composer, teacher, b Willard, O, 20 May 1935; B SC music education (Kent State) 1965; M MUS (Wisconsin) 1966; DMA (Wisconsin) 1974.

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Steve Yzerman

Stephen "Steve" Gregory Yzerman, hockey player, general manager (born 9 May 1965 in Cranbrook, BC). National Hockey League (NHL) superstar Steve Yzerman, a career Detroit Red Wing known for his exceptional sportsmanship and leadership abilities, is the longest-serving captain in the league's history. Yzerman was captain of the Detroit Red Wings from 1986 to 2006, and led the team to three Stanley Cup victories. In 2002, he won an Olympic gold medal as part of the men’s hockey team. He was also executive director of the men’s hockey teams that won Olympic gold in 2010 and 2014. Yzerman became vice president of the Detroit Red Wings following his retirement as a player, and in 2010 became general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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William Stevens

William (Jervis) Stevens, pianist, teacher (born 6 January 1921 in ​Montréal, ​QC, of American parents; died 1997). B.Mus. (McGill) 1943.

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Thomson, Stewart

Stewart (MacMillan) Thomson. Architect, pianist, organist, choir conductor, born Winnipeg 14 Apr 1930, died there 27 Oct 2008; B ARCH (Manitoba) 1954. His teachers were his father, W. Davidson, and Glen Pierce (voice), and Leonard Heaton (piano).

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Stories We Tell

Stories We Tell sees Sarah Polley invite her family and friends to share a family secret. This intimate and genre-bending film mixes interviews and home movies as Polley explores the greater truths that lie between conflicting narratives. The film received numerous awards and accolades, including Best Feature Length Documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards. It was named one of the Top 10 Canadian films of all time in a poll conducted by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in 2015, and one of 150 essential works in Canadian cinema history in a similar poll in 2016.

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Teresa Stratas

Teresa Stratas, née Anastasia Stratakis, soprano (b at Toronto 26 May 1938). Daughter of Greek immigrant restaurateurs, Stratas began as a singer of Greek pop songs and had ambitions of becoming a nightclub singer.

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Teresa Stratas

Teresa (b Anastasia) Stratas (b Stratakis). Soprano, b Toronto 26 May 1938; Artist Diploma (Toronto) 1959, honorary LL D (McMaster) 1986, honorary LL D (Toronto) 1994, honorary LL D (Eastman) 1998, honorary D LITT (York) 2000.