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    Women's Musical Club of Saskatoon

    Women's Musical Club of Saskatoon. Founded in 1912 through the efforts of Mrs G.E. Craney and others, with a membership of 24 (later as many as 40) determined by audition.

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    Women's Musical Club of Toronto

    Women's Musical Club of Toronto. Founded in Toronto ca 1898. It was initiated by Mrs George Dickson, principal of St Margaret's College for Ladies (and the club's first president), Mrs Sanford Evans, a pianist, and Mary Smart, a singer who later organized the club's first choral society.

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    Women's Musical Club of Winnipeg

    Women's Musical Club of Winnipeg. In 1990 the fifth-oldest existing club of its kind in Canada. It began informally in 1894 when six women - Mrs Gerald F. Brophy, Mrs L.A. Hamilton, Mrs H.A. Higginson, Mrs Angus Kirkland, Mrs F.H. Matthewson, and Mrs Fred Stobart - met weekly in one of their homes.

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    Women's Musical Clubs

    Women's musical clubs. Associations of music lovers formed with the aim of improving the members' knowledge and appreciation of music, enriching the concert life of the local community, and encouraging young artists.

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    Woodstock

    "Woodstock." Song in the contemporary folk style, in the key of E minor; music and lyrics by Joni Mitchell. "Woodstock" enshrines the seminal August 1969 music festival of that name; Mitchell wrote it while watching the festival on television.

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    Words & Music

    Words & Music (formerly Canadian Composer/Compositeur canadien).

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    World Music

    World music is a direct and powerful indicator of the multicultural nature of Canadian society. Broadly interpreted, "world music" can mean the traditional musics of cultures outside North America and Western Europe, or contemporary versions of traditional musics.

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    World Music Days/Journées mondiales de la musique

    World Music Days/Journées mondiales de la musique. Annual event of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM), founded in 1922 in Salzburg by famous composers.

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    World Music

    World Music.

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    World Music Week/Semaine mondiale de la musique

    World Music Week/Semaine mondiale de la musique. Biennial congress begun in 1975 and held under the aegis of the International Music Council.

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    World Soundscape Project

    The World Soundscape Project was a research and educational endeavour founded in 1969 by Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer at Simon Fraser University (SFU).

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    World Soundscape Project

    World Soundscape Project. Founded by R. Murray Schafer in the late 1960s with headquarters at Simon Fraser University. This research group has secured Canada a place in the forefront of the study of soundscape ecology.

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    W.R. Draper Company

    W.R. Draper Company. Toronto lithographers, in the 1980s the largest music-printing establishment in Canada. The company was established around the turn of the century by William R. Draper (b ca 1861, d Toronto autumn 1921).

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    Writers' Trust Engel/Findley Prize

    Established in 2008 by the WRITERS' TRUST OF CANADA, the Writers' Trust Engel/Findley Prize was created by merging two previously existing prizes: the Marian Engel Award for a female writer in mid-career and the Timothy Findley Award for a male writer in mid-career.

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    Writers' Trust Non-Fiction Prize

    The Writers' Trust Non-Fiction Prize, awarded by the Writers' Trust of Canada and established in 1997, recognizes Canadian writers of exceptional talent for the year's best work of literary non-fiction. The current prize value is $25 000 and finalists receive $2500 each.

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