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Eric Albert Donkin

Eric Albert Donkin, actor (b at Liverpool, Eng 9 April 1929; d at Stratford, Ont 17 March 1998). His acting career began as a radio-performer at the age of 11 in Montréal, prior to formal training at the Montréal Repertory School of the Theatre and the National Theatre School in the 1950s.

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Akeeaktashuk

Akeeaktashuk, sea hunter, sculptor, storyteller (b at Hudson Bay, near Inukjuak River, Qué 1898; d at Craig Harbour, NWT 1954). Akeeaktashuk was a jolly, robust and outgoing man with an astonishing talent for observing and keenly portraying humans, animals and birds in stone and ivory.

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Sybil Andrews

Sybil Andrews, printmaker (b at Bury St Edmunds, Eng 1891; d at BC 1992). Before her arrival at Campbell R, BC, in 1947, Andrews studied in England with Claude Flight, a proponent of futurism, a radical art form of the early 1900s.

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Micheline Beauchemin

Micheline Beauchemin, tapestry weaver (b at Longueuil, Qué 24 Oct 1930; d at Québec 29 Sept 2009). Beauchemin began her career making stained-glass windows but early on turned to the vibrant colours found in skeins of wool to hook, weave and embroider spectacular wall hangings.

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Gene Lees

Lees, Gene (Frederick Eugene John). Journalist, lyricist, singer, composer, broadcaster, b Hamilton, Ont, 8 Feb 1928; d Ojai, Ca, 22 Apr 2010.

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Kevin Sullivan

Kevin Sullivan, producer, writer, director (born at Toronto 28 May 1955). Kevin Sullivan is best known for producing, writing and directing the 1985 CBC TV adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, the highest-rated television drama in Canadian history. The miniseries won nine Gemini Awards, an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award. Sullivan produced three sequels, as well as the highly successful CBC TV series Road to Avonlea (1990–96), which won a Gemini and an Emmy Award, and Wind at My Back (1996–2001).

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Maurice Proulx

Maurice Proulx, priest, filmmaker (b at St-Pierre-de-Montmagny, Qué 13 Apr 1902; d at La Pocatière, Qué 7 June 1988). Born into a farming family, he entered Séminaire de Québec in 1924 and was

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Arthur Puttee

Arthur Puttee, printer, editor (b at Folkestone, Eng 25 Aug 1868; d at Winnipeg 21 Oct 1957). Puttee was Manitoba's first Labour MP, as member for Winnipeg 1900-04.

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Prairie Oyster

Prairie Oyster is a country group, formed in King City, Ontario, in 1974 by Russell deCarle (vocals) and Keith Glass (guitar), formerly of the bluegrass group King City Slickers.

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Jocelyne Alloucherie

Jocelyne Alloucherie, sculptor (b at Québec City, 1947). She is considered one of the best artists of three-dimensional work and designers of sculptural installations.

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Barker Fairley

Barker Fairley, scholar, literary and art critic, painter (born at Barnsley, Eng 21 May 1887; died at Toronto 11 Oct 1986).

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David Adams

Adams began his training and performing career with Gweneth LLOYD, founder of the Winnipeg Ballet (later ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET), and matured as a fine classical dancer in England and Canada.

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Jean-Chrysostome Brauneis II

Jean (John) Chrysostome Brauneis II. Teacher, organist, composer, b Quebec City 26 Jan 1814, d Montreal 11 Aug 1871. He studied with his father, Jean (John)-Chrysostome I Brauneis, and was perhaps the first Canadian to study music in Europe 1830-3.

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Richard George Henriquez

 Richard George Henriquez, architect and urban designer based in Vancouver (b at Annotto Bay, Jamaica 5 February 1941); graduated from the University of Manitoba (1964), with an M Arch in urban design from MIT (1967).

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Paul Shaffer

Paul Shaffer (b Allan Wood), pianist, comedian (b at Toronto 28 Nov 1949). Shaffer was raised in Thunder Bay and played in local bands in his teens. While earning a sociology degree at the University of Toronto he continued to play in bar bands and in jazz bands.

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Peter Quanz

Peter Quanz, choreographer (born at Kitchener, Ont 22 Aug 1979). Peter Quanz has quickly earned a reputation as an internationally renowned Canadian choreographer, creating works for the world's greatest dance companies.