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Mary Riter Hamilton

Mary Matilda Hamilton (née Riter), artist (born 7 September c. 1867 in Teeswater, ON; died 5 April 1954 in Coquitlam, BC). Mary Riter Hamilton was a painter who exhibited her works in Europe and across Canada. Shortly after the fighting stopped, Hamilton travelled to Europe to paint First World War battlefield landscapes before they were cleared (see War Artists). She produced over 350 works in three years, which are a document of the destruction and devastation caused by the war.

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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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John Richard Reppen

John Richard Reppen, "Jack," artist, painter (b at Toronto 17 July 1933; d there 2 June 1964). Studying design at the Ontario Coll of Art in the evening, he was a free-lance cartoonist for the Toronto Star 1952-64 and art director for the Prudential Insurance Co, Toronto, 1952-62.

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Kevin McMillan

Kevin (John) McMillan. Baritone, teacher, b Listowel, north of Stratford, Ont, 17 Apr 1958; B MUS (Western) 1983, M MUS (Juilliard) 1986, honorary L MUS (Conservatory Canada) 2002.

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Diana McIntosh

Diana McIntosh (b Lowes). Pianist, composer, performance artist, b Calgary 4 Mar 1937; ARCT 1957, LMM 1961, B MUS (Manitoba) 1972.

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Suzanne Paradis

Suzanne Paradis, poet, novelist, essayist and literary critic (b at Québec City 27 Oct 1936). Though she had already published several poems and stories, it was only in 1962 that she decided to devote herself to writing.

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Rosario Bourdon

Rosario Bourdon, née Joseph Charles, conductor, cellist, record-company executive (b at Longueuil, Qué 6 Mar 1885; d at New York City, NY 24 Apr 1961).

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Gloria Richard

Gloria Richard. Soprano, teacher, teaching consultant, b Ste-Anne, NB, 21 Apr 1934; B MUS (Montreal) 1963, M MUS (Montreal) 1965, B ED (New Brunswick) 1970.

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Pierre Rolland

Pierre Rolland. Oboist, english horn player, broadcaster, teacher, critic, born Québec City 13 Oct 1931, died Montréal 29 Nov 2011; B MUS (New England Conservatory) 1957.

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Dawson Woodburn

Dawson (Edgar) Woodburn. Educator, conductor, b Corbett (near Grand Bend), Ont, 1906, d there 11 Feb 1981; BA English (Western Ont), MA music (City, New York).

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William Berczy

  William Berczy, painter, architect, colonizer (b Johann Albrecht Ulrich Moll in Wallerstein [Germany] and bap 10 Dec 1744; d at New York C 5 Feb 1813).

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Ernest Myrand

Ernest Myrand. Historian, journalist, librarian, b Quebec City 29 Jun 1854, d there 31 May 1921. After studying at Laval University, he joined Le Canadien as a journalist under the supervision of that Quebec City daily's editor, Israël Tarte.

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Joanna Ruth Nichols

Joanna Ruth Nichols, children's writer (b at Toronto 4 Mar 1948). In A Walk Out of the World (1969) and The Marrow of the World (1972), Nichols portrays the adventures of troubled children transported to alternate universes. The latter was Canadian Children's Book of the Year.

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Sylvio Lacharité

Lacharité, Sylvio. Conductor, administrator, composer, b Sherbrooke, Que, 3 Oct 1914, d there 13 May 1983; BA (Sherbrooke) 1936. He began his studies with his brother Lonia and Paul-Marcel Robidouxand then took piano lessons from Germaine Malépart in Montreal.

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Donna Brown

Donna Brown. Soprano, b Renfrew, Ont, 15 Feb 1955. Donna Brown studied voice, piano and composition privately in Ottawa, and at McGill University in Montreal, before pursuing further studies with Noémie Perugia in Paris.

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Sum 41

Sum 41 is a rock band that formed in Ajax, Ont. with Deryck Whibley (vocals, guitar), Dave Baksh (guitar), Jason "Cone" McCaslin (bass) and Steve Jocz (drums). The group formed in 1996, 41 days into the summer before its members entered grade 12.