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Johanne Blouin

Johanne Blouin. Singer, b St-Hyacinthe, Que, 19 Sep 1955. Her mother, Lena Cushen, was a jazz singer, and her father, Claude Blouin, a trombonist who accompanied Trenet, Sinatra, Liberace, and Garland. She began to sing in night-clubs at 16.

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Beau Dommage

Beau Dommage. Leading Quebec rock band of the mid-1970s, its name an old Quebec expression meaning 'most certainly' or 'why not'. As early as 1969, Michel Rivard, Pierre Bertrand, and Michel Hinton had formed an amateur group called La famille Casgrain.

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Bessie Bonsall

Bessie Bonsall. Contralto, b Ottawa 30 Aug 1870, d Paris, Ont, 15 Dec 1963. She studied with W. Elliott Haslam at the Toronto College of Music and at 18 was soloist at St James' Cathedral.

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Bedford and Eby

​Reginald Bedford (born 13 December 1909 in London, ON; died 9 December 1985 in Hamilton, ON) and Evelyn Eby (born 12 May 1909 in Outlook, SK; died 19 May 2012 in Hamilton) were duo pianists and teachers.

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Reginald Hugo

Reginald Hugo. Engineer, organizer, tenor, b East Molesley, London, 18 Apr 1897, d Winnipeg 14 Aug 1974. He came to Canada in 1906, graduated as a civil engineer (Manitoba 1917), and became a bridge engineer for the CNR. He studied singing with W.H. Anderson and was a member of the Choristers.

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Imant Raminsh

Imant (Karlis) Raminsh, composer, conductor, violinist, teacher (b at Ventspils, Latvia 18 Sep 1943, naturalized Canadian 1954).

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Salvator Issaurel

Salvator (Guillaume) Issaurel. Tenor, teacher, b Marseilles 23 Jan 1871, d Montreal 4 Dec 1944. He studied voice in his hometown and later, until 1898, with Masson at the Paris Cons.

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Jules Jacob

Jules Jacob. Tenor, record dealer, b St-Prosper-de-Champlain, near Trois-Rivières, Que, 1906, d Town of Mount Royal, Montreal, 16 Jan 1969. In 1930, while studying voice in Montreal with Salvator Issaurel, he became a member of the Alouette Vocal Quartet.

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Richard Eaton

Richard (Stephen) Eaton. Organist-choir master, educator, composer, b Victoria, BC, 16 Jan 1914, d Rhodes, Greece, 25 Jan 1968; Licentiate (McGill) 1939, B MUS (McGill) 1942. He took his first lessons in Victoria, where he was a choir boy and, 1930-5, assistant organist at Christ Church Cathedral.

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Yves Hébert

Yves Hébert, pen name Yves Sauvageau, actor, playwright (b at Waterloo, Qué 17 May 1946; d at Granby, Qué 12 Oct 1970). After studies in education at the École normale de Sherbrooke (1963-65), he enrolled in the National Theatre School (1965-68).

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Alexander Henderson

Alexander Henderson, lawyer, politician, commissioner of Yukon Territory (b at Oshawa, Ont 13 Mar 1861; d at Vancouver 13 Dec 1940). Educated at Osgoode Hall, University of Toronto, Henderson was called to the Ontario bar in 1899 and the BC bar in 1891.

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Donalda James Dickie

Donalda James Dickie, educator, author (b at Hespeler, Ont 5 Oct 1883; d at Haney, BC 1972). Educated at Queen's, Columbia, Oxford and Toronto, Dickie was influential in Alberta education as a NORMAL SCHOOL instructor, curriculum reviser and textbook author.

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Ronnie Hawkins

Ronald Cornett Hawkins, OC (honorary), singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, actor (born 10 January 1935 in Huntsville, Arkansas).

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Douglas Hector Haynes

Elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy in 1974, Haynes was chairman of the dept of art and design at U of A (1976-80). An exhibition of his work, entitled Cubism Revisited and organized by the Edmonton Art Gallery, was held in 1984.

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Anne Hébert

Anne Hébert, CC, poet, playwright, novelist (born 1 August 1916 in Sainte-Catherine-de-Fossambault, QC; died 22 January 2000 in Montréal). A Companion of the Order of Canada, a member of the Royal Society of Canada, and a three-time winner of the Governor General’s Award, Anne Hébert's career was founded on a disciplined life devoted to writing. Her poetry and prose are models for other writers and have been analysed in hundreds of studies, particularly in Québec, but also in France and English Canada.

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William Henry Drummond

William Henry Drummond, poet (b at Mohill, County Leitrim, Ire 13 Apr 1854; d at Cobalt, Ont 6 Apr 1907). Drummond arrived in Canada with his parents in 1864. He studied at Bishop's and practised as a general physician in Montréal and Brome County, Qué.

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Constance Beresford-Howe

Constance Beresford-Howe, novelist (b at Montréal 10 Nov 1922). The author of 10 novels and various magazine pieces, Beresford-Howe was educated at McGill (BA, 1945, MA, 1946) and at Brown University (PhD, 1965).

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Vanessa Harwood

Known for her interpretation of leading roles inSwan Lake, The Dying Swan, Coppélia and Elite Syncopations, Harwood is admired for her virtuosity and her seductive stage presence.

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Feist

Leslie Feist. Singer, songwriter, musician, b Amherst, NS, 13 Feb 1976. Leslie Feist is the daughter of abstract painter Harold Feist and mother Lyn.

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