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Zoe Whittall

Zoe Whittall, novelist, poet, journalist (b at South Durham, Que 16 Feb 1976). After growing up on a sheep farm in the rural Eastern Townships of Québec, Zoe Whittall moved to Montréal at age 18 to attend Dawson College and begin her writing career.

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Nicolas Dickner

Nicolas Dickner, writer (b at Rivière-du-Loup, Qué 1972). After studies in literature and the visual arts, Nicolas Dickner found himself travelling in South America, where he held diverse positions in the not-for-profit sector (Dominican Republic), and as a website designer (Peru).

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Kornelius Neufeld

Kornelius (Herman) Neufeld. Choir conductor, educator, administrator, composer, b Nikolajewa, south Russia, 10 Dec 1892, d Winkler, Man, 14 Jan 1957. As a youth he studied voice at the Moscow Cons and with Max Pohl in Berlin and sang in Moscow's Simin Opera Chorus.

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Margaret Visser

Margaret Visser, classicist, social anthropologist, writer (b 1940 in South Africa). Margaret Visser grew up in Africa, attending boarding school in the British colony of Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). She went on to study at the Sorbonne, in Paris, before moving to Canada in 1964.

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Fred Herzog

Ulrich “Fred” Herzog, photographer, teacher (born 21 September 1930 in Bad Friedrichshall, Germany; died 9 September 2019 in Vancouver, BC). Fred Herzog was a professional medical photographer and a photography instructor at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. He is best known for his colour photographs of Vancouver street scenes, which documented working-class neighbourhoods and the downtown before they were transformed. His use of colour film was unusual for a fine arts photographer, and his work was largely overlooked for years. His first solo show — at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2007, when he was 76 — received widespread acclaim.

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Ukrainian Music in Canada

Towards the end of the 19th century large numbers of Ukrainians began to arrive in Canada; the majority settled in the Prairie provinces. By the late 1980s there were over 950,000 Ukrainian Canadians, the largest concentrations in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Montreal.

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Pierre Beaudet

Pierre (Hugues) Beaudet. Pianist, producer, b Thetford-Mines, Que, south of Quebec City, 20 Jan 1924. Brother of Jean-Marie Beaudet. He first studied piano with Léo-Pol Morin in Montreal. At the CMM 1943-6 his teachers were Germaine Malépart (piano) and Gabriel Cusson (ear training).

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Odette de Foras

Odette de Foras. Soprano, teacher, b Savoie, France, ca 1895, d Calgary 31 Dec 1976 or 1 Jan 1977. She spent her youth in Paris and at the Château de Thuyset, near Lake Geneva. With her family, she settled ca 1903 in High River, south of Calgary.

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Omer Dumas

(Joseph) Omer Dumas. Violoneux, composer, b St-Antoine-Abbé, south of Montreal, 1 Apr 1889, d Montreal 9 Jul 1980. He took up the violin in his youth and studied in Montreal after 1907. In 1912 he began playing in a small group for silent films.

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Lee Gagnon

Lee Gagnon. Tenor and alto saxophonist, flutist, arranger, composer, b Amqui, on the Gaspé Peninsula, south of Matane, Que, of US parents, 2 Sep 1934. His teachers at the CMM were Joseph Moretti (clarinet, 1952-6), Arthur Romano, 1954-60), and Rafael Masella (clarinet, 1956-9).

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Danièle Dorice

Danièle (b Dorice) Dorice (b Angers). Singer, teacher (born in Quebec City, Quebec, on 23 July 1935; died in Outremont, Quebec, on 12 March 2018). After singing in Quebec City cabarets, she performed in London, then made extensive tours in Europe, South America, and the Far East.

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Steve Tittle

Tittle, Steve (John Stephen). Composer, teacher, b Willard, O, 20 May 1935; B SC music education (Kent State) 1965; M MUS (Wisconsin) 1966; DMA (Wisconsin) 1974.

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Lawrence Hill

Lawrence Hill, CM, novelist, journalist, educator, documentary writer (born 1957 in Newmarket, ON). Lawrence Hill is one of the most important contributors to Black culture in Canada, and the publication of his internationally acclaimed novel The Book of Negroes (2007) has placed him among Canada's most successful writers. He is a Member of the Order of Canada.

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Damis Paul

Damis Paul. Organist, pianist, choirmaster, violinist, b St-Hyacinthe, Que, 9 Mar 1827, d South Bend, Ind, 13 Dec 1913. He studied at the seminary at Ste-Thérèse, Que, with Father Charles-Joseph Ducharme, at the same time as the organ builders Joseph Casavant and Louis Mitchell. L.

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Pierre Bertrand

Pierre Bertrand, author and philosopher (b at Montréal, 1946). Pierre Bertrand, earned a PhD (Philosophy) from the Université de Paris VIII et Paris I. He had a career teaching philosophy at the CÉGEP Édouard-Montpetit in Longueuil on Montréal's south shore, and was a prolific and productive writer.

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Wayne Johnston

Wayne Johnston, novelist (born at Goulds, NL 22 May 1958). Born in a small community just south of St John's, Wayne Johnston spent most of his childhood moving from place to place within the St John's area - a fact reflected in his semi-autobiographical first novel, The Story of Bobby O'Malley.

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Joy Kogawa

Joy Nozomi Kogawa (née Nakayama), CM, OBC, poet, novelist, activist (born 6 June 1935 in Vancouver, BC). Joy Kogawa is one of the most influential Canadian authors of Japanese descent. She is celebrated both for her moving, fictionalized accounts of the internment of Japanese Canadians and her work in the Redress Movement to obtain compensation and reparation for her community. She is a Member of the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia, as well as Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun.

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Thérèse Deniset

Thérèse Deniset. Soprano, teacher, b St Boniface, Man, 11 Apr 1914. After studies in Montreal with Salvator Issaurel she made her debut on radio in the 1937-8 season, then moved to the south of France to study with Ninon Vallin, remaining with the famous soprano and teacher during the war years.

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Hélène Baillargeon

Hélène (Marie) Baillargeon. Folklorist, singer, b St-Martin-de-Beauce, south of Quebec City, 28 Aug 1916, d Montreal 25 Sep 1997. She studied voice in Quebec City 1935-8, in New York 1939-40 with Franz Rupp, and in Montreal 1940-4 with Alfred La Liberté, who introduced her to folk music.