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Regina Seiden

Like other Montréal artists such as Prudence Heward, Regina Seiden specialized in portraits of women, including representations of immigrants to Canada. Seiden stopped painting soon after her marriage to German-Jewish painter Eric Goldberg (1890–1969) to dedicate herself to their relationship and Goldberg’s career. After Goldberg died, Seiden started to paint again but never regained the momentum of her early years. Despite her brief career, Regina Seiden is now recognized as an important Montréal artist of the early 20th century who studied alongside members of the Beaver Hall Group.

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Jean Lalonde

Jean (Gabriel) Lalonde. Singer, host, administrator, b Montreal 4 May 1914, d there 6 Jun 1991. After studying voice with José Delaquerrière, he began his career in 1933 at radio station CKCO in Ottawa, often singing songs made famous by Bing Crosby, to whom he was compared.

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Émile Genest

Émile Genest. Actor and radio host. (Quebec City, 27 July 1921 - Hallandale, Florida, U.S., 17 March 2003) This actor enjoyed a long career in television and film, in Quebec and Hollywood, in both English and French.

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Ethel Davis Wilson

Ethel Davis Wilson, née Bryant, novelist, storywriter, essayist (b at Port Elizabeth, S Africa 20 Jan 1888; d at Vancouver 22 Dec 1980). Wilson's small but impressive literary output has earned her an important place in Canadian literature.

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Four the Moment

Four the Moment, was an a cappella quartet formed in 1981 in Halifax by Delvina and Kim Bernard, Jackie Barkley, and Deanna Sparks.

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Paul Perry

Paul Perry (b Guloien). Tenor saxophonist, bandleader, b Wadena, north-east of Regina, of Norwegian parents, 3 Oct 1916. The second eldest of eight children, he taught himself and his brothers Edward, Howard, and Jim Guloien to play saxophone.

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Roberta Geddes-Harvey

(Anne Catherine) Roberta Geddes-Harvey (b Geddes). Composer, organist, choirmaster, b Hamilton, Ont, 25 Dec 1849, d Guelph, Ont, 22 Apr 1930. B MUS (Trinity College, Toronto) 1899. She studied music theory with Arthur E. Fisher and was coached for her degree by Edward Fisher and Humfrey Anger.

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Anisia Campos

Anisia Campos. Pianist, teacher, b Rio de Janeiro 1940, naturalized Canadian 1971. Anisia Campos graduated from l'École normale de musique in Paris (where she studied with Alfred Cortot and Reine Gianoli) and from the Salzbourg Mozarteum, where she worked with the well-known pedagogue Karl Leimer.

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Paul Pratt

Paul Pratt. Clarinetist, pianist, conductor, teacher, composer, public administrator, b Longueuil, near Montreal, 25 Nov 1894, d there 8 May 1967; lauréat clarinet (Cons national) 1912. He studied piano in Longueuil and later with Orpha-F. Deveaux and Arthur Letondal in Montreal.

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Yasuko Nguyen Thanh

Yasuko Nguyen Thanh, writer (b 1972). The experiences Yasuko Thanh gained during her unorthodox life show in her writing. Dropping out of school at the age of 15, Thanh lived on the streets for a time, and lived in Mexico, Germany and Latin America. Thanh wrote extensively during her travels.

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Charles Dutoit

In 1977, Dutoit was appointed principal conductor of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (having guest-conducted it 15 Feb 1977) and began what was unarguably the most successful conductor-orchestra partnership in Canadian history.

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Barry Truax

Truax, Barry (Douglas). Composer, soundscape researcher, b Chatham, Ont, 10 May 1947; B SC (Queen's) 1969, M MUS (British Columbia) 1971.

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Judy Rebick

Judy Rebick, feminist, social activist, author, broadcaster, public speaker (born 15 August 1945 in Reno, Nevada). Judy Rebick has championed the rights of women, minorities and the working class since the 1960s. She was a member of the NDP’s Waffle caucus and a pro-choice spokesperson for the Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics. She rose to national prominence as the president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women (1990–93) and as the host of CBC TV programs (1994–2000). From 2002 to 2010, she was the Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy at Ryerson University. She is also a best-selling author and was the founding publisher of rabble.ca.

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Don Cherry

Donald Stewart “Grapes” Cherry, hockey broadcaster, coach, player, team owner (born 5 February 1934 in Kingston, ON). Don Cherry is best known as the former hockey analyst and commentator on the Hockey Night in Canada segment, “Coach’s Corner.” As a hockey player, Cherry won a Memorial Cup with the Barrie Flyers in 1953 and had a long career in the American Hockey League (AHL), winning the Calder Cup four times. He won coach of the year honours in both the AHL and National Hockey League (NHL) and coached the Boston Bruins to two Stanley Cup Finals before retiring from coaching. His 39-year stint on “Coach’s Corner” made him a Canadian icon, albeit a controversial one. Nicknamed “Grapes” (a play on his last name and the term “sour grapes”), Cherry’s blunt opinions made him a lightning rod for controversy. He faced accusations of bigotry and racism throughout his broadcasting career and was fired in 2019 for comments that were widely regarded as being racist toward immigrants. Also in 2019, he was inducted into the American Hockey League Hall of Fame.