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Cédia Brault

Cédia Brault, mezzo-soprano (b at Ste-Martine, Qué 4 Jan 1894; d at Montréal 27 June 1972). She studied voice with Céline Marier and Salvator Issaurel and harmony with Rodolphe MATHIEU. She made her debut as Carmen with tenor Victor Desautels in 1918 and, in 1920, married him.

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Liona Boyd

She has a rare ability to play both the Segovia and Lagoya methods of fingering and is noted for the clarity of her guitar interpretations. She began to write her own compositions in 1986 and wrote the music for the film version of Margaret Laurence's The Olden Days Coat.

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George Bowering

George Bowering is one of Canada’s most broadly influential writers. He has published over 100 books and chapbooks and, from 2002 to 2004, was Canada's inaugural Parliamentary Poet Laureate. He was the first English language writer to win the Governor General’s Literary Award in both Poetry and Fiction; the only two other writers to have done so are Margaret Atwood and Michael Ondaatje.

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Louison Danis

Louison Danis, actor, director, translator (b at Ottawa 9 Dec 1951). Louison Danis's role as Maman Bougon in the successful Radio-Canada TV series les Bougon... c'est aussi ça la vie thrust her into media stardom.

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Ginette Laurin

Laurin began her own choreographic career in 1979 with Sept fois passera. In 1984 she founded her own company, O Vertigo Danse, creating works exemplifying humour, physicality and risk-taking, such as Olé and Crash Landing. Almost immediately the company began touring Europe.

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Spring Hurlbut

Spring Hurlbut, artist (b at Toronto, Ont 11 April 1952) studied art at the ONTARIO COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN from 1971 to 1973 and at the NOVA SCOTIA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN from 1973 to 1975. For many years, Hurlbut was concerned with exploring conjunctions between art and architecture.

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Toronto Children's Chorus

Responding to a request from Walter Homburger (Managing Director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra) that she assemble a treble-voice chorus to perform with that orchestra, conductor Jean Ashworth Bartle founded the Toronto Children's Chorus in 1978.

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Hugh Hood

Hugh John Hood, writer, academic (b at Toronto 30 Apr 1928; d at Montreal 1 Aug 2000). Hood's writings present a view of Canadian experience in this century realistic in detail and emblematic in intent.

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Rupert Clendon Lodge

Rupert Clendon Lodge, philosopher (b at Manchester, Eng 1886; d at St Petersburg, Fla 1 Mar 1961). He went to the US in 1914, then to the University of Alberta and finally to the University of Manitoba, where he spent most of his career.

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Gaston Miron

Gaston Miron, poet, publisher (born 8 January 1928 at Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC; died 14 December 1996 in Montréal, QC). An Officer of the National Order of Québec and a Commandeur de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres, one of France’s highest honours.

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Edward John Hughes

Upon graduation he started a commercial art firm that produced pencil portraits, designs for calendars and posters, and several mural commissions including one for the BC government at the 1939 San Francisco World's Fair.

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Henry Hunt

Henry Hunt, Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) artist (born 16 October 1923 in Fort Rupert, BC; died 13 March 1985 in Victoria, BC).

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Charles Huot

Charles Huot, painter (b at Québec City 1855; d there 28 Jan 1930). The director of the École normale Laval in Québec organized a subscription fund to help him enrol in 1874 at Paris's École des beaux-arts; he spent much time there in the studio of painter Alexander Cabanel and won a silver medal.

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Monica Hughes

Monica Hughes, née Ince, author (b at Liverpool, Eng 3 November 1925, d at Edmonton 7 March 2003). Monica Hughes spent her childhood in Cairo, London, and Edinburgh. Her Math studies at the University of Edinburgh were interrupted by World War II, when she joined the Women's Royal Naval Service.

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John Castell Hopkins

John Castell Hopkins, journalist, encyclopedist (b at Dyersville, Iowa 1 Apr 1864; d at Toronto 5 Nov 1923). He became assistant editor of the Toronto Mail and Empire in 1890 and wrote a number of pamphlets, biographies and histories, including the deferential Life and Work of the Right Hon.

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Lenny Breau

Leonard Harold Breau, guitarist, singer, composer (born 5 August 1941 in Auburn, ME; died 12 August 1984 in Los Angeles, CA).

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Elizabeth Ann Cleaver

She received major awards for The Wind Has Wings: Poems from Canada (1968), The Miraculous Hind: A Hungarian Legend (1973), The Loon's Necklace (1977), an Indian myth and Petrouchka (1980), a retelling of Stravinsky's ballet.

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Clark Blaise

Clark Blaise, novelist, short-story writer (b at Fargo, N Dak 10 Apr 1940). Clark Blaise spent his childhood moving around the United States, where his Canadian parents were living and working.

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bill bissett

bill bissett, poet, artist, performer, publisher (b at Halifax, NS 23 Nov 1939). The son of a judge, bill bissett ran away from home several times as a child, once to join a circus, looking to escape conventional middle-class life.