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Wen Wei Wang

Despite his parents' attempts to guide him into the painting or music, Wen Wei Wang felt called to dance from an early age. His professional training began at the school of the Langzhou Regional Dance Company in 1978, and 4 years later he joined the professional troupe.

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William Kaye Lamb

William Kaye Lamb, librarian, author, archivist (born at New Westminster, BC 11 May 1904; died at Vancouver, 24 Aug 1999). Educated at UBC (BA, 1927, MA, 1930), the Sorbonne and London School of Economics (PhD, 1933), Lamb served as provincial librarian and archivist in BC 1934-1940.

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John Pass

John Pass, poet, teacher (born at Sheffield, England, 1947). Born in the United Kingdom, John Pass has lived in Canada since 1953.

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Maria Campbell

Maria Campbell, O.C., Cree-Métis writer, playwright, filmmaker, scholar, teacher and elder (born 26 April 1940 in Park Valley, SK). Campbell’s memoir Halfbreed (1973) is regarded as a foundational piece of Indigenous literature in Canada for its attention to the discrimination, oppression and poverty that some Métis women (and Indigenous people, in general) experience in Canada. Campbell has authored several other books and plays, and has directed and written scripts for a number of films. As an artist, Campbell has worked with Indigenous youth in community theatre and advocated for the hiring and recognition of Indigenous people in the arts. She has mentored many Indigenous artists during her career.

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Canadian War Art Programs

Since the First World War, there have been four major initiatives to allow Canadian artists to document Canadian Armed Forcesat war. Canada’s first official war art program, the Canadian War Memorials Fund (1916–19), was one of the first government-sponsored programs of its kind. It was followed by the Canadian War Art Program (1943–46) during the Second World War. The Canadian Armed Forces Civilian Artists Program (1968–95) and the Canadian Forces Artists Program (2001–present) were established to send civilian artists to combat and peacekeepingzones. Notable Canadian war artists have included A.Y. Jackson, F.H. Varley, Lawren Harris, Alex Colville and Molly Lamb Bobak.

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Sean McCann

Sean McCann, actor (born 24 September 1935 in Windsor, ON; died 13 June 2019 in Toronto, ON). Character actor Sean McCann appeared in more than 150 films and television shows in Canada and the United States. He received the Earle Grey Award, the lifetime achievement award for television acting from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, in 1989 and won a Gemini Awardin 1999. He also worked for the Toronto Blue Jays as a baseball scout and an amateur baseball ambassador and served on the board of directors for the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Pierre Vallières

Pierre Vallières, writer (b at Montréal 22 Feb 1938; d Dec 1998). Vallières was a journalist in Montréal before joining the FRONT DE LIBÉRATION DU QUÉBEC (FLQ) in 1965.

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Millennials in Canada

The millennial generation (also known as Generation Y) refers to a cohort of people born roughly between 1980 and 1996, though some have a more restrictive definition (see Population of Canada). Most millennials are children of members of the baby boom generation, a term which refers to those born immediately following the end of the Second World War. Millennials are often compared to and defined by the ways in which they are both a product of, and a challenge to, their parents’s generational traits.

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Ville Émard Blues Band

Ville Émard Blues Band (familiarly Ville Émard). 'The aggregation of session musicians and hired hands that became the catalyst of Quebec's rock revolution in the mid-1970s' (Juan Rodriguez, Montreal Gazette, 11 Aug 1979).

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Denny Doherty (Profile)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on November 17, 1997. Partner content is not updated.

The year is 1966. A 26-year-old Denny Doherty, riding a wave of fame as part of the California foursome The Mamas & the Papas, is enjoying a quiet drink at an exclusive club in the heart of swinging London. Suddenly a member of that other fab four sits down beside him. "Aren't you . . .

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Mike Myers (Profile)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on June 14, 1999. Partner content is not updated.

Now all we need are rumours that Bill Clinton goes around the White House saying, "Yeah baby! Oh, behave! Shag-a-delic!" Not since ... well, not since Myers hatched Wayne's World in 1992 has a movie latched itself onto the zeitgeist with such a profusion of Velcro-like catch phrases.

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