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Frederick Dally

Frederick Dally, professional portrait and landscape photographer (b at Southwark, Eng 29 July 1838; d at Wolverhampton, Eng 28 July 1914). Educated at Christ's Hospital, London, Dally arrived in Victoria at the height of the Cariboo gold rush in 1862.

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Walter Curtin

Walter Curtin, photojournalist (b at Vienna, Austria 16 Aug 1911; d at Toronto 21 Oct 2007). One of the most prominent photojournalists and commercial photographers in Canada during the 1950s and 60s, Walter Curtin published his photo essays in the country's most prominent magazines of the time.

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Louis Dudek

Louis Dudek, poet, critic, professor and literary activist (b at Montréal 6 Feb 1918; d at Montréal 22 March 2001). He was educated in Montréal and went to McGill (BA), where he wrote for the McGill Daily.

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Michel Hirvy

Michel (Mischa) Hirvy (b Hirschowitz). Pianist, teacher, b Warsaw, October 1900?, d Montreal 31 Dec 1966. He studied piano with Paul Lutzenko and graduated from the Stern Cons in Berlin. After further studies in Austria he lived 1928-39 in Paris, then in Portugal, and settled in Montreal in 1941.

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Alexander Colville

David Alexander Colville, painter (born 24 Aug 1920 in Toronto, Ontario died 16 July 2013 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia). Alex Colville moved with his family to Amherst, NS, in 1929 and studied at Mount Allison (1938-42).

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Fred Cogswell

Fred Cogswell, poet, editor, translator (b at East Centreville, NB 8 Nov 1917; d at Vancouver, BC, 20 June 2004). In 1952 Cogswell joined the English department at the University of New Brunswick, where he had been educated, and remained there 3 decades.

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Elyse Friedman

Elyse Friedman, writer, screenwriter, poet (born at Toronto, ON, 1963). Elyse Friedman graduated from film studies at Sheridan College. She also studied writing at the Humber College School for Writers and screenwriting at the Canadian Film Centre.

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Humphrey Carver

Humphrey Stephen Mumford Carver, architect, community planner, urban philosopher, author (b at Birmingham, Eng 29 Nov 1902; d at Ottawa 19 Oct 1995). Educated in England, he became known as a strong advocate of a public-housing policy soon after his arrival in Canada in 1930.

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Ben Heppner

In the early years, Heppner's voice was that of a lyric tenor - he won the CBC Talent Competition with Don Ottavio's aria, "Il mio tesoro," from Mozart's Don Giovanni.

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Louis Caron

Louis Caron, journalist, writer (b at Sorel, Qué 21 July 1942). He quit his classical studies to try several trades before becoming a journalist 1960-76, with Radio-Canada, Le Nouveliste of Trois-Rivières and the Québec government. After 1976 he devoted himself to writing.

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Jehane Benoît

Jehane Benoît, née Patenaude, food consultant, author, TV and radio commentator (b at Montréal 21 Mar 1904; d at Sutton, Qué 24 Nov 1987). Through her books and TV appearances on CBC's Take 30, Madame Benoît was a pioneer in explaining Canadian cuisine to Canadians.

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Solange Chaput-Rolland

​Solange Chaput-Rolland, OC, OQ, author, television host, politician, senator and advocate for constitutional recognition of Québec’s special status within the Canadian federation (born 14 May 1919 in Montréal, QC; died 31 October 2001 in Sainte-Marguerite-Estérel, QC).

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Sidney Carter

Sidney Robert Carter, art and antique dealer, photographer (b at Toronto 18 Feb 1880; d at Montréal 27 Mar 1956). Carter was an early advocate of pictorialism in photography, and by 1901-02 was exhibiting in London, the US and Canada.

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Bliss Carman

Carman conducted a syndicated newspaper column, essays from which were reprinted in 3 volumes, notably The Kinship of Nature (1903). With Mary Perry King, he collaborated on The Making of Personality (1908) and in that year moved to New Canaan.

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Jean Carignan

Jean “Ti-Jean” Carignan, CM, fiddler (born 7 December 1916 in Lévis, QC; died 16 February 1988 in Delson, QC). Jean Carignan was one of the greatest folk fiddlers of the 20th century and the leading exponent of the Celtic tradition in French Canadian fiddling.

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Owen Underhill

Owen Underhill. Composer, conductor, teacher, flutist, b Regina 26 Jan 1954; B MUS (Victoria) 1975, MA (Stony Brook) 1978. Owen Underhill was raised in Edmonton and Victoria, BC.

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Ernest Cormier

  Ernest Cormier, architect and engineer (b at Montréal 5 Dec 1885; d there 1 Jan 1980). The son of a physician, Cormier studied civil engineering at Montréal's École polytechnique.

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Dwayne Congdon

Dwayne Lyle Congdon, mountaineer and guide (b at Lethbridge, Alta 7 Aug 1956). From a love fostered by his parents on camping trips in the Rockies, Congdon decided in his early 20s to become an Alpine guide.