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Elsie Park Gowan

Elsie Park Gowan (née Young), playwright (b at Helensburgh, Scotland 9 September 1905; d at Edmonton 2 Feb 1999). Gowan immigrated with her family to Edmonton in 1912 and worked as a rural teacher prior to attending the University of Alberta to acquire an Honours BA in History (1926-30).

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Paul Loyonnet

Paul Loyonnet. Pianist, lecturer, writer, teacher, b Paris 13 May 1889, d Montreal 12 Feb 1988. He studied at the Paris Cons with Charles-Wilfride de Bériot, J.-B. Ganaye, C.-M. Widor, and Isidor Philipp.

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Vladimír Jelínek

Jelínek, Vladimír. Conductor, composer, b Nove Strašeci, Czechoslovakia, 16 Aug 1923, naturalized Canadian 1975, d Montreal 23 Nov 1989; diploma in orchestra conducting (Prague Academy of Music) 1951.

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Dwayne Congdon

Dwayne Lyle Congdon, mountaineer and guide (b at Lethbridge, Alta 7 Aug 1956). From a love fostered by his parents on camping trips in the Rockies, Congdon decided in his early 20s to become an Alpine guide.

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David Wren

David Wren. Guitar builder, b Toronto 9 Jul 1952. After apprenticing 1973-7 with Jean Larrivée, he opened his own shop in Toronto.

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Olive Dickason

Olive Patricia Dickason (née Williamson), CM, Métis journalist, historian, university professor, author (born 6 March 1920 in Winnipeg, MB; died 12 March 2011 in Ottawa, ON). Dickason was the first scholar in Canada to receive a PhD in Indigenous history. Her ground-breaking research and books about Indigenous and Métis history and culture transformed how Canadians perceive the origin of their country and Indigenous peoples. Dickason’s work inspired a new generation of scholars, helping to launch Indigenous studies as an area of scholarly research. She received an Order of Canada in recognition of her achievements.

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George Godfrey

George Godfrey, boxer (born 20 March 1853 in Charlottetown, PEI; died 18 October 1901 in Revere, Massachusetts). George Godfrey was a successful Black Canadian boxer who began his career at the age of 26. He won the World Colored Heavyweight championship in 1883 and held the title for five years. Godfrey retired in 1896 after competing in over 100 fights. He was the first of many great Black Canadian boxers from the Maritimes; others included George Dixon and Sam Langford. Godfrey was inducted into the PEI Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.

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Peaches

​Merrill Beth Nisker (a.k.a. Peaches), singer, songwriter, musician, performance artist, filmmaker (born 11 November 1968 in Toronto, ON).

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Gerhard Brunzema

Gerhard (Friedrich) Brunzema. Organ manufacturer, b Emden, Germany, 6 Jul 1927, d Fergus, Ont 7 Apr 1992. He grew up in Menden, an industrial community on the Ruhr river, and apprenticed and worked as a journeyman organ builder 1948-52 for Paul Ott in Göttingen.

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Angèle Dubeau

Awards and distinctions have included first prizes in the Canadian Music Competition, the CBC National Competition, the MSO competition, and the Tibor-Varga International Competition in Switzerland. For her recordings, which number over a dozen, she has been awarded several ADISQ Felix prizes.

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James Campbell

James (Kenneth) Campbell. Clarinetist, teacher, b Leduc, near Edmonton, 10 Aug 1949; B MUS (Toronto) 1971. He studied at the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, Cal, and in Paris 1971-3 with Yona Ettlinger.

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Jean Ashworth Bartle

Jean Ashworth Bartle (formerly Gam). Choral conductor, teacher, b Little Borough, Lancashire, Eng, 7 Mar 1947, naturalized Canadian 1968; ARCT (performance) 1970, ARCT (teaching) 1973, BA Honours (Toronto) 1977.

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Roger Sinha

Roger Sinha studied karate, then came to dance at 23 and devoted himself to it passionately after studying economics at the University of Toronto (BA 1984). A 1983 stint at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's summer school was followed by attendance at Toronto Dance Theatre's school from 1984-86.

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William Gibson

William Gibson's best-known novels comprise the Neuromancer trilogy; Neuromancer (1984), which features a data thief protagonist who can link his mind with the world-spanning computer matrix, won the Hugo, Nebula and Philip K.