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Linden MacIntyre

Linden Joseph MacIntyre, writer and journalist (b at St. Lawrence, NL 29 May 1943). MacIntyre, a graduate of ST. FRANCIS XAVIER UNIVERSITY, grew up in Port Hastings, CAPE BRETON ISLAND amid a culture and people that continue to inform his literary works.

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Lois Marshall

Marshall won the coveted Naumburg Award in 1952 and made her New York debut 2 December at Town Hall. As a result of this recital Arturo Toscanini chose her to appear 28 Mar 1953 with the NBC Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven's Missa solemnis and in the subsequent recording.

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Lois Marshall

During her late teenage years as a stenographer at the T. Eaton Company, Marshall made an unofficial debut as Princess Ida in the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta mounted by that firm's opera society.

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Alfred Bryan

Alfred Bryan. Songwriter, lyricist, b Brantford, Ont, 15 Sep 1871, d Gladstone, NJ, 1 Apr 1958. Raised in Brantford and from 1886 in London, Ont, Alfred Bryan attended the Collegiate Institute before moving to Chicago, working as a newspaper reporter.

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Ovila Légaré

Ovila Légaré. Folklorist, singer, actor, script-writer, host, b Montreal 21 Jul 1901, d there 19 Feb 1978. Ovila Légaré became deeply interested in Quebec's traditional music and began playing the violin. Having injured his hand while working as a printer, he turned to the theatre and to singing.

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Joe Clark

Charles Joseph “Joe” Clark, PC, CC, journalist, author, 16th prime minister of Canada 1979-80, (born 5 June, 1939 at High River, AB). Clark was Canada's youngest prime minister when he took office one day before his 40th birthday. His brief term put a temporary end to 16 years of Liberal rule. He later gained respect as a senior minister in the Progressive Conservative government of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, especially on the international stage.

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Sophie Bissonnette

Sophie Bissonnette, director, writer, producer, editor (b at Montréal 18 Sept 1956). Raised in Ottawa, Sophie Bissonnette studied film and sociology at Queen's University in Kingston, graduating in 1978 with a bachelor of arts.

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Daniel Arthur Miller

Daniel "Dan" Arthur Miller, politician, premier of BC (b at BC 24 Dec 1944). A millwright by trade, Dan Miller entered politics when he successfully won a seat on Prince Rupert's city council.

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Aritha van Herk

Aritha van Herk, novelist, anthologist, essayist (b at Wetaskiwin, Alta 26 May 1954). Aritha van Herk, the daughter of Dutch immigrants, was raised on a farm in the Scandinavian community of Wetaskiwin.

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John Dickerson Parker

John Dickerson "Jackie" Parker, football player (b at Knoxville, Tennessee (US) 1 January 1932; d at Edmonton, Alta 7 Nov 2006). Nicknamed "Ol' Spaghetti Legs," Jackie Parker is considered to be the most successful player in the CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE's history.

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Dal Richards

Dallas Murray Richards, CM, OBC, clarinetist, saxophonist, arranger, conductor, composer (born 5 January 1918 in Vancouver, BC; died 31 December 2015 in Vancouver).

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W. Bramwell Smith Jr

W. (William) Bramwell Smith Jr. Trumpeter, bandmaster, composer, teacher, administrator, b Ottawa 3 Mar 1929, d Toronto 4 Aug 1993. Bramwell Smith began learning cornet at age 10 in Ottawa from his father and uncles, who were professional trumpet players.

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Patricia Rolston

Patricia Rolston. Pianist, choral conductor, teacher, b Vancouver 28 Nov 1929; LRSM (1948), ARCT (1949), BA (McMaster) 1963, MA (State U of New York) 1970. Patricia Rolston studied piano privately with Pearl Kerr in Vancouver, winning the Eaton Scholarship in 1949.

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Darcy Hepner

Darcy (Rolston) Hepner. Saxophonist, composer, teacher, b Edmonton 22 Dec 1954; B MUS (McMaster) 1978, M MUS (Miami) 1981. Darcy Hepner was raised in Hamilton, the son of professional musicians (conductor Lee Hepner and pianist Patricia Rolston).

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Margaret Christakos

Margaret Christakos, poet, novelist, editor, teacher (b at Sudbury, Ontario 1962). Margaret Christakos is an award winning, internationally recognized experimental writer who works in both poetry and prose.

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Trailer Park Boys

Trailer Park Boys, the most successful comedy series to be broadcast on Canadian cable television, began life as a 90-minute mock documentary about the lives of 2 petty felons living in a Nova Scotia trailer park.

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David Lloyd Johnston

David Lloyd Johnston, professor, university administrator, governor general (born 28 June 1941 in Copper Cliff, ON). After establishing himself as a respected professor and well-published scholar, Johnson became president of two major Canadian universities. Beginning in the 1980s, he served as an advisor to the federal and Ontario governments, both Liberal and Conservative, on a number of sensitive issues, including what would become the Oliphant Commission. Appointed governor general in 2010, Johnston encouraged education, innovation, philanthropy and volunteerism and devoted much of his time to the plight of Indigenous peoples. After Johnston served five years in office, the government asked him to stay in office for an additional two years, making him the longest-serving Canadian governor general in half a century.

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Laurence L. Kent

Kent's early films received limited distribution and were virtually forgotten until they were included in a retrospective of Canadian cinema at the Toronto Festival of Festivals (seeFILM FESTIVALS) in 1984.

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Jackie Burroughs

Burroughs moved to Canada with her family at the age of 13. She attended a private girls' school, Branksome Hall, in Toronto, and then took an undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto, graduating in 1962.