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Edward Sapir

Edward Sapir, anthropologist, linguist, essayist (born 26 January 1884 in Lauenburg, Germany; died 4 February 1939 in New Haven, Connecticut).

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Edward Russell

Edward Russell, "Ted," teacher, magistrate, politician, writer (b at Coley's Point, Nfld 27 Jun 1904; d at St John's 16 Oct 1977).

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Ronald Keenberg

Keenberg, while remaining engaged in a great number of interesting projects, completed a M Arch from the University of Manitoba in 1989.

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Ernest Adams

(Douglas) Ernest Adams. Baritone, administrator, b Winnipeg 17 Dec 1920, d King City, Ont, 23 Jan 2011. Raised in Vancouver, Adams sang there as a boy soprano and later studied voice with Isabelle Burnada.

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Moshe Safdie

Moshe Safdie, CC, architect, professor, urban planner, educator, theorist, author (born 14 July 1938 in Haifa, Palestine [now Israel]).

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Robin Skelton

Robin Skelton, poet, critic, publisher, artist, educator (b at Easington, East Yorkshire, Eng 12 Oct 1925; d at Victoria, BC 22 Aug 1997).

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Leon Rooke

Leon Rooke, short-story writer, novelist, playwright (b at Roanoke Rapids, NC 11 Sept 1934). He was educated at the U of NC in Chapel Hill (1955-58, 1961-62) and was drafted into the US Army infantry which he served in Alaska

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Finger Eleven

Finger Eleven is a rock band that formed in Burlington, Ont, in 1989 under the name Rainbow Butt Monkeys with Scott Anderson (vocals), James Black (guitar), Rick Jackett (guitar), Sean Anderson (bass) and Rob Gobberman (drums). Rich Beddoe replaced Gobberman in 1998.

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Gwendolyn Ringwood

Ringwood, Gwendolyn, née Pharis, playwright (b at Anatone, Wash 13 Aug 1910; d near Williams Lake, BC 24 May 1984). Ringwood was western Canada's regional dramatist par excellence.

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David Rimmer

David Rimmer, filmmaker, photographer (b at Vancouver 20 Jan 1942). Among Canadian experimental filmmakers, Rimmer is an exemplary craftsperson - his work is consistently subtle and intricate, and often rather sly.

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Alexandre Da Costa

Da Costa, born to artistic parents of Portuguese background, began his career as a child prodigy on both violin and piano and gave his first concerts at the age of nine.

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Rush

Most rushes are grasslike, often with sheathing basal leaves, which are sometimes reduced to the sheaths alone. The flowers are small and rather drab. The family is geologically old, dating from the Cretaceous (144-66.4 million years ago).

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John Craig

John Craig, engineer, actor, theatrical director, educator (b at Toronto, Ont 20 Sept 1877 ; d at Gimli, Man 15 July 1946).

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Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson, artist (b at Timmins, Ont 27 Mar 1948). A self-taught artist with a lyrical and surreal style, Robinson is noted for his ink drawings and etchings. His concerns are the conservation of natural resources and revitalization of Indigenous cultural values.

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Laura Salverson

Laura Salverson, née Goodman, novelist (b at Winnipeg 9 Dec 1890; d at Toronto 13 July 1970). Daughter of Icelandic immigrants, she lived throughout western Canada after her marriage to George Salverson in 1913.

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Oscar Douglas Skelton

Oscar Douglas Skelton, academic, public servant (b at Orangeville, Ont 13 July 1878; d at Ottawa 28 Jan 1941). After a brilliant student career in classics at Queen's, Skelton graduated in 1908 from the U of Chicago with a PhD in

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Sergio Trujillo

Sergio Trujillo, dancer, choreographer (born at Cali, Columbia 1963). Sergio Trujillo came to Canada with his family when he was 12 years old and grew up in North York, a suburb of Metro Toronto that is now amalgamated into the City of Toronto.