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Yvette Brind'Amour

Yvette Brind'Amour, actor and theatre director (b at Montréal 1918; d there 1992). Trained as a dancer, she went to Paris after the World War II to study drama with René Simon and Charles Dullin.

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Jennifer Dale

After graduating from the NTS, Jennifer Dale was invited by Phillips to understudy Marti Maraden as Juliet (opposite Richard MONETTE's Romeo) and Martha HENRY as Beatrice (opposite Alan Scarfe's Benedick).

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Stephen Leacock

Stephen Butler Leacock, FRSC, humorist, author, academic (born 30 December 1869 in Swanmore, England; died 28 March 1944 in Toronto, ON). Stephen Leacock was the English-speaking world’s best-known humorist between 1915 and 1925. He was awarded the Mark Twain Medal for humour, the Royal Society of Canada’s Lorne Pierce Medal and the Governor General’s Literary Award for non-fiction. Trained as an economist, historian and political scientist, he served as a professor in the Department of Economics and Political Science at McGill University from 1903 to 1936. The Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour was established in his honour in 1947. He was designated a National Historic Person of Canada in 1968.

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Eric Walters

Eric Walters, writer (born at Toronto, Ont 3 Mar 1957). Raised in Toronto, Eric Walters began his career as a social worker, receiving a BA in Psychology, a Bachelor of Social Work, and a Master of Social Work at York University.

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John Kavik

John Kavik, sculptor and potter (b in Gjoa Haven, NWT 1897; d at Yellowknife, NWT March 1993 ).

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Albert Laberge

Albert Laberge, journalist, author (b at Beauharnois, Qué 18 Feb 1871; d at Montréal 4 Apr 1960). Laberge began school at the Académie Saint-Clément in Beauharnois and later attended Collège Sainte-Marie in Montréal, which he left in 1892. In 1894 he studied law at the École de Leblond de Brumath.

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Norbert Kraft

Norbert Kraft, classical guitarist (b at Linz, Austria 21 Aug 1950). He was brought to Canada in 1954 and took up classical guitar relatively late, at age 17, but has gone on to establish himself as one of the world's finest guitarists.

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Juliette

Juliette Augustina Cavazzi (née Sysak), CM, singer, entertainer, television host (born 26 August 1927 at St. Vital, MB; died 26 October 2017 in Vancouver, BC). With her folksy pop style and easy rapport with an audience, big band and country singer Juliette made her CBC Saturday night music variety program Juliette (1956–66) one of Canada’s most popular television shows. Known as “our pet Juliette,” she was the country's most successful television entertainer for more than a decade. She was a Member of the Order of Canada, the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame and Canada’s Walk of Fame.

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Ukrainian Writing

Ukrainian Writing in Canada began in the 1890s with the first major wave of UKRAINIANS. The first story was written in 1897 by Nestor Dmytriw while he was visiting Calgary, and the first poem in 1898 by Ivan Zbura near Edmonton.

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Jack McClelland

John Gordon McClelland, "Jack," publisher (b at Toronto 30 July 1922; d at Toronto 14 June 2004). Educated at U of T, he joined the navy in 1941 and volunteered for duty on a motor torpedo boat; promoted captain of MTB 747 in 1944, he saw action in the English Channel.

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Françoise Loranger

Françoise Loranger, dramatist, novelist (b at St-Hilaire, Qué 18 June 1913; d 8 April 1995). Her novel, Mathieu (1949), a gloomy portrayal of Québec society in the DUPLESSIS era, received critical acclaim, but it is chiefly on her dramatic texts, many televised nationally, that her reputation rests.

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John Capek

John Capek. Composer, arranger, keyboardist, producer, b Prague, Czechoslovakia, 26 Nov 1946; Chemical Engineering Diploma (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) 1971.

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Maurice Lacasse Morenoff

Maurice Lacasse Morenoff, dancer, teacher, choreographer (b at Montréal 2 Feb 1906; d there 23 Jan 1993) From the age of six, Maurice took lessons at the social DANCE studio, which his father, Adélard Lacasse, had opened in the city's east end in 1895.

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Peggy Baker

Peggy Baker danced with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company in New York (1981-88) and became one of its most acclaimed performers, latterly assisting Lubovitch as rehearsal director.

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John Pangnark

John Pangnark, sculptor (b at Windy Lk, NWT 1920; d at Rankin Inlet, NWT 1980). An inland Kivallirmiut (Caribou) Inuit, Pangnark was relocated in the late 1950s to Eskimo Point (now Arviat), where he spent his later years carving.

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Graeme Gibson

Graeme Gibson, CM, writer, cultural activist, teacher (born 9 August 1934 in London, ON; died 18 September 2019 in London, England). Graeme Gibson was a noted Canadian author and conservationist. His novels Five Legs (1969), Communion (1971), Perpetual Motion (1982) and Gentleman Death (1993) were widely acclaimed. He also published the environmentally conscious The Bedside Book of Birds (2005) and The Bedside Book of Beasts (2009). A committed bird watcher, he helped found the Pelee Island Bird Observatory. He was also instrumental in forming the Writers’ Union of Canada, the Book and Periodical Development Council and the Writers’ Trust of Canada. He was a former president of PEN Canada and the longtime partner of Margaret Atwood.

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Michael Crummey

Michael Crummey, poet, short story writer, novelist (born at Buchans, NL 18 November 1965). Following a childhood in Buchans, Nfld, and Wabush, Labrador, Michael Crummey graduated from MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND in 1987 with a BA in English.

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Denis Bernard

Denis Bernard, actor and director (b at Lac-Etchemin, Québec 6 Dec 1957- ). First appearing on stage in Québec City in the 1980s, Denis Bernard then made a name for himself in Montréal theatre circles and on television, where he appears regularly.