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Ken Gass

Ken Gass, director, playwright, producer (born at Abbotsford, BC 10 Sept 1945). Ken Gass is one of the key figures in the development of Canadian theatre.

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Joeffer Caoc

Joeffer Caoc, fashion designer (b at Valenzuela, Philippines, 15 Nov 1971). Joeffer Caoc moved to Canada at the age of two with his civil engineer father and seamstress mother.

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Gisele MacKenzie

Gisele MacKenzie, born Gisèle LaFlèche, actress (born at Winnipeg 10 Jan 1927; died Burbank, Ca 5 Sep 2003). Gisèle LaFlèche, sometimes known as "Canada's first lady of song," began in show business playing the violin in Winnipeg and on a scholarship at the Toronto Conservatory of Music.

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Anton Wilfer

Anton Wilfer. Violin maker, b Luby, Czechoslovakia, 30 Apr 1901, d Montreal 31 Aug 1976. He studied and practised violin making in his home town before travelling in 1946 to Mittenwald, Bavaria, to perfect his work with master craftsmen.

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José Navas

José Navas, dancer, choreographer, director (b Domingo Navas Martinez at Caracas, Venezuela 10 Jan 1965). From his base in Montréal, where he settled in 1991, Navas has established himself as an internationally acclaimed dancer-choreographer.

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Colin Fox

Colin Fox, actor (b at Aldershot, Ont 20 Nov 1938). Colin Fox is a distinguished character actor who studied English at the University of Western Ontario and attended the NATIONAL THEATRE SCHOOL in Montréal. He began acting in plays at the Grand Theatre in London, Ont.

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Ian Tracey

Ian Tracey, actor (b at Vancouver Island June 1964). Ian Tracey has been acting in films and television since the age of 11.

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Marc-André Hamelin

In 1982 he came first in the International Stepping Stones of the Canadian Music Competitions and won first prize at the International Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Ian Tyson

As Ian and Sylvia, they performed together 1961-75. Two of Tyson's best-known songs, "Four Strong Winds" and "Someday Soon," date from this period.

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Karina Gauvin

Karina Gauvin. Soprano, b Repentigny, Que, 1966? Raised in Toronto by musical parents, Karina Gauvin began singing at an early age.

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Ralph Allen

Ralph Allen, journalist, editor, novelist (b at Winnipeg 25 Aug 1913; d at Toronto 2 Dec 1966). One of the best-loved and most influential editors of his day, Allen was justly famous for his work at Maclean's (1946-60) and the Toronto Star (1964-66).

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Roy Arden

Employing such diverse media as photography, video, sculpture, and collage, Roy Arden's work has assiduously tracked the radical transformation of Vancouver over the past thirty years.

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Lynn Crawford

Originally focused on fine dining, Lynn Crawford has come to be known, not just as a celebrity chef, but also for owning a Toronto restaurant that features a fixed menu and locally grown ingredients.

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Bobby Breen

Isadore Borsuk (a.k.a. Bobby Breen), actor, singer (born 4 November 1928 in Montréal, QC; died 19 September 2016 in Pompano Beach, Florida). Boy soprano Bobby Breen was one of Hollywood’s most popular child stars of the 1930s. His cherubic appearance, angelic voice and innocent personality earned him a reputation as “the boy Shirley Temple.” After his Hollywood career ended at age 12, he spent his adult years performing in nightclubs, playing piano and running a talent agency. His cult status was secured when his picture was included on the cover of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967).

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David Lee

Trained in the classical European system, David Lee has been an innovative chef and restaurateur in everything from traditional French-style fine dining to carefully sourced, plant-based cuisine.

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Paul Demers

Paul Demers, singer, songwriter, composer and teacher (born 9 March 1956 in Gatineau, Québec; died 29 October 2016 in Orléans, Ontario). Recipient of two SOCAN awards, Demers was one of the founding members of the Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique (APCM) and wrote the song “Notre place” (Our Place), the official anthem of the Franco-Ontarian community. His body of work and artistic contribution shaped the next generation of francophone artists in the music industry.