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Mario Bernardi

Mario Bernardi, conductor (born at Kirkland Lake, Ontario 20 Aug 1930, died in Toronto 2 June, 2013). Considered the leading Canadian-born conductor of his generation, Bernardi has appeared widely in Canada and abroad.

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Gérard Bessette

Gérard Bessette, novelist, critic (born at Ste-Anne-de-Sabrevois, Qué 25 Feb 1920, died Kingston, Ont, 21 Feb 2005). Bessette graduated from the École normale Jacques-Cartier in 1944 and obtained a doctorate in French literature from Université de Montréal in 1950.

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Francis Marion Beynon

Francis (née Frances) Marion Beynon, journalist, novelist, suffragist (born 26 May 1884 in Streetsville, ON; died 5 October 1951 in Winnipeg, MB). Francis Marion Beynon has been noted for her courage as a pacifist, her outspoken anti-religious views and her anti-racism.

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Sheila Burnford

Sheila Burnford, author (b in Scotland 11 May 1918; d at Bucklers Hard, Hampshire, Eng 20 Apr 1984). Educated at private schools in England, France and Germany, Burnford served as a volunteer ambulance driver during WWII before immigrating to Canada and settling in Port Arthur, Ontario.

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Astrid Dora Janson

Astrid Dora Janson, scenographer (born at Cappel, Westphalia, Germany 9 June 1947). Astrid Janson has designed for theatre, television, opera and dance.

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Crystal Pite

Pite received her dance training from Maureen Eastick and Wendy Green of Pacific Dance Centre in Victoria, and at summer programs at the BANFF CENTRE and the School of the Toronto Dance Theatre.

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Marjorie Wilkins Campbell

Marjorie Wilkins Campbell, author (b at London, Eng 1901; d at Toronto 23 Nov 1986). Campbell's career as a writer of historical fiction reflects her affinity for the early Canadians, developed from childhood after her family immigrated to the Saskatchewan Qu'Appelle Valley in 1904.

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Jacobus Hoedeman

Hoedeman revised his methods and style in Mascarade (1984). In Charles et François (1987), he touched on the theme of old age and in La boîte (1989) on that of apprenticeship and discovery. In this fable, he mixes puppets, real action shots and computer-generated images.

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Rob Bowman

Robert Maxwell James Bowman, musicologist, writer, record producer, broadcaster (born 21 June 1956 in Toronto, ON).

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Srul Irving Glick

One of Canada's most prolific composers, Glick wrote in all media, including chamber music, oratorio, vocal and choral works, integrating the Jewish religious musical idiom into his compositions. His works are noted for their lyricism and emotional appeal.

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William Edwin Collin

William Edwin Collin, literary critic (b at Oakenshaw, Eng 9 May 1893; d at London, Ont 21 Dec 1984). His The White Savannahs (1936, repr 1975), a modernist study of 9 Canadian poets, established him as a major Canadian critic. Collin applied the ideas of such writers as T.S.

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Ronnie Burkett

 Burkett spent his formative years in Medicine Hat. At 7 years old, he first read about puppets in the World Book Encyclopedia. Early influences were Bil Baird (featured in the WBE), whose puppets in "The Lonely Goatherd" in The Sound of Music set Burkett's determination to become a puppeteer.

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Yves Beauchemin

Yves Beauchemin, writer (b at Noranda, Québec; d 26 June 1941). Before becoming a Radio-Québec researcher, Beauchemin taught and worked in publishing.

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John Walker

This began a pattern of creating award-winning films that are personal, lyrical and full of deep understanding of the human condition, while upon occasion shooting documentaries for others.

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Cory Monteith

Cory Allan Monteith, actor, musician (born at Calgary 11 May 1982, died, 13 July 2013 in Vancouver, BC). Cory Monteith is best known for his starring role in the TV series Glee. Monteith grew up on Vancouver Island and attended school in Victoria.

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Les Automatistes

The Automatistes held a number of exhibitions, notably in New York in 1946 and in Paris in 1947. Their first Montréal exhibition was on Amherst St in April 1946, and they were designated as "Automatistes" at their second Montréal showing, on Sherbrooke St in February 1947.

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Jean-Marie Beaudet

Jean-Marie Beaudet, conductor, pianist, administrator, organist, teacher (b at Thetford Mines, Qué 20 Feb 1908; d at Ottawa 19 Mar 1971). As a conductor and administrator, he promoted Canadian music at home and abroad.