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Leslie Gordon Barnard

Leslie Gordon Barnard, short story writer (b at Montréal, 1890; d at Toronto, 1961). Born in Montréal, Leslie Gordon Barnard was one of Canada's most prolific SHORT STORY writers.

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Charles Marion Lillard

Charles Marion Lillard, poet, historian, publisher, teacher, logger, fisher (b at Long Beach, Ca 26 Feb 1944; d at Victoria, BC 27 Mar 1997). The son of a fishing couple, Charles Lillard spent much of his childhood on the waters off the southeast coast of Alaska.

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Knowlton Nash

Cyril Knowlton Nash, journalist, broadcasting executive (born 18 November 1927 in Toronto, ON; died 24 May 2014 in Toronto).

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Edmund Montague Morris

In 1906 he accompanied the expedition negotiating Treaty 9 to James Bay and from 1907 to 1910 made annual trips to the prairies to draw pastel portraits of Indigenous leaders, many of whom had signed major treaties of the 1870s.

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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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Paul Woodford

Paul (Gerard) Woodford. Historian, teacher, conductor, b St John's, Nfld, 6 Apr 1955; B MUS music education (Toronto) 1977, B ED (Toronto) 1978, M MUS music education (Western) 1983.

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Rivka Golani

Rivka Golani has made major contributions to the advancement of viola technique, and has been a source of inspiration to other players and to composers who have been motivated to write specifically for the instrument. More than 200 works have been written for Golani, including 30 concertos.

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Maryvonne Kendergi

Maryvonne Kendergi, Armenian pianist, broadcaster, teacher, musicologist, administrator (b at Aïntab (now Gaziantep) Turkey 15 Aug 1915, naturalized Canadian 1960, d Montreal, 27 Sep 2011).

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Alan Lessem

Alan (Philip) Lessem. Musicologist, teacher, administrator, b Salisbury, Rhodesia (Harare, Zimbabwe), 29 Nov 1940, naturalized Canadian 1981, d Toronto 5 Oct 1991; BA (Cape Town) 1963, B MUS (Cape Town) 1963, M LITT (Cambridge) 1967, PH D (Illinois) 1973.

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Franz Boas

Franz Boas, anthropologist, ethnologist, folklorist, linguist (born 9 July 1858 in Minden, Westphalia, Germany; died on 21 December 1942 in New York City, NY).

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Gene Lees

Lees, Gene (Frederick Eugene John). Journalist, lyricist, singer, composer, broadcaster, b Hamilton, Ont, 8 Feb 1928; d Ojai, Ca, 22 Apr 2010.

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Loverboy

Loverboy. Vancouver rock band, active 1979-89. It was formed in Calgary by Paul Dean (guitarist, b Vancouver 19 Feb 1946; previously with Streetheart, Scrubbaloe Caine, etc) and Mike Reno (singer, b New Westminster, BC, 8 Jan 1955; previously with Moxy as Mike Rynoski) with others.

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Rob McConnell

Rob (Robert Murray Gordon) McConnell. Valve trombonist, composer, arranger, bandleader, b London, Ont, 14 Feb 1935, d Toronto, 1 May 2010; honorary D LITT (St Francis Xavier) 1986.

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Doug McNish

​Douglas (Doug) McNish, executive vegan chef and activist (born 7 January 1983 in Toronto, ON).

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Anvil

Anvil. Heavy metal band, formed in 1978 in Toronto and consisting of guitarist-vocalist Steve “Lips” Kudlow, drummer Robb Reiner and bassist Sal Italiano.

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Spring Hurlbut

Spring Hurlbut, artist (b at Toronto, Ont 11 April 1952) studied art at the ONTARIO COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN from 1971 to 1973 and at the NOVA SCOTIA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN from 1973 to 1975. For many years, Hurlbut was concerned with exploring conjunctions between art and architecture.

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Mark Miller

Mark David Miller, writer, photographer (born 6 November 1951 in Toronto, ON). Mark Miller is one of Canada’s most respected jazz critics.