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Goldwin Smith

In 1866 Smith resigned to nurse his ailing father. After his father's death, Smith moved to the US to teach at Cornell. He settled in Toronto in 1871 to be near relatives.

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Brian Current

Current, who grew up in Ottawa, began studying piano when he was five, and joined the boys' choir of Ottawa's Christ Church Cathedral at age nine.

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Joshua Slocum

Joshua Slocum, sea captain and author (b at Wilmot Township, NS 20 Feb 1844; d at sea sometime after 14 Nov 1909).

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Jack Leonard Shadbolt

Jack Shadbolt studied at the Art Students' League in New York City (1948) and in London (1937) and Paris (1938). After teaching art to children in BC between 1929 and 1937, he joined the Vancouver School of Art.

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Anne Douglas Savage

Anne Douglas Savage, painter (b at Montréal 27 July 1896; d there 25 Mar 1971). Best known during her lifetime as a pioneer in teaching children's art along progressive lines, Anne Savage's early paintings were initially strongly influenced by the Group of Seven.

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R. Murray Schafer

Schafer first drew wide attention through his radical experiments in elementary music education in the late 1960s, which resulted in a series of imaginative educational booklets and several compositions designed for performance by youth orchestras and choirs.

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Pat Lowther

Patricia Louise Lowther (née Tinmuth), poet (born 29 July 1935 in Vancouver, BC; died 24 September 1975 in Vancouver).

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George Ryga

George Ryga, playwright, novelist (b at Deep Cr, Alta 27 July 1932; d at Summerland, BC 18 Nov 1987). Raised in a Ukrainian farm community in northern Alberta, Ryga received little formal education but nevertheless established himself as a prominent Canadian writer.

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Félix-Antoine Savard

Félix-Antoine Savard, priest, writer, educator (b at Québec C 31 Aug 1896; d there 24 Aug 1982). After spending his childhood and youth in the Saguenay, Savard discovered and fell in love with the Charlevoix region, which he called Québec's metaphysical county.

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Margaret Marshall Saunders

Margaret Marshall Saunders, writer (b at Milton, NS 13 Apr 1861; d at Toronto 15 Feb 1947). She moved with her family to Halifax at age 6. At 15 she attended boarding school in Edinburgh, then studied French at Orléans. On her return home she taught school for a short time.

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Jean-Louis Roux

Jean-Louis Roux, theatre director, writer, actor (born 18 May 1923 in Montréal; died 28 November 2013 in Montréal). A doctor's son, Roux completed his BA at Collège Sainte-Marie and then enrolled in medicine at Université de Montréal (1943-46).

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Galt MacDermot

MacDermot, (Arthur Terence) Galt. Composer, pianist, b Montreal 18 Dec 1928; BA English and history (Bishop's) 1950, B MUS (Cape Town) 1953? He was raised in several Canadian cities, including Toronto (where he attended Upper Canada College, of which his father, T.W.L.

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John Alonzo Russell

John Alonzo Russell, architect, educator (b at Hinsdale, NH 28 Oct 1907; d at Winnipeg 28 Dec 1966). A prominent figure in the arts in Winnipeg, he came to University of Manitoba in 1928 with degrees in architecture from

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Stuart Rosenberg

Stuart Rosenberg, rabbi, author (b at New York C 5 Jul 1922). Educated at Columbia U, MA (1948), PhD (1953), and the Jewish Theological Seminary, rabbi (1945), MHL (1949), DD (1971), Rosenberg came to Canada in 1956. He has had 2 pulpits: Beth Tzedec (1956-73) and Beth Torah (1982- ).

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Sarah Margaret Armour Robertson

Sarah Margaret Armour Robertson, painter (b at Montréal 16 June 1891; d there 6 Dec 1948). She was a member of the group of women painters who studied with William BRYMNER, Maurice CULLEN and Randolph Hewton, and she joined the Beaver Hall Hill group and later the Canadian Group of Painters.

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Avril Lavigne

Avril Ramona Lavigne, singer, songwriter (b at Belleville, Ont 27 Sept 1984). Avril Lavigne began singing gospel music in church as a child, then went on to belt out country songs at music festivals and talent contests before she was discovered by Arista Records.

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Martine Saint-Clair

Martine Saint-Clair. Singer, lyricist, b Montreal 22 Jul 1964. She gave her first shows while in school, at 15, singing songs by Gino Vanelli and Jean-Pierre Ferland, her sister providing the piano accompaniment.