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Laure Fink

Laure (Marguerite) Fink. Pianist, educator, accompanist, born Mattawa, near North Bay, Ont, 17 Sep 1921, died Ottawa 3 Mar 2006; ATCM 1946, LGSM 1949, B MUS (Montreal) 1970.

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Duo Turgeon

Duo Turgeon, husband and wife piano team formed in 1994 by Edward Turgeon (born 13 July 1964 in Scarborough, ON), B MUS (Toronto) 1988, M MUS (Yale) 1993, MMA (Yale) 1994, DMA (Yale) 2000) and Anne Louise-Turgeon (born 10 Mar 1967 in Montréal, QC), B MUS (Toronto) 1989, M MUS (Yale) 1993, MMA (Yale) 1994, DMA (Yale) 2000).

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Wayne Robson

Wayne Robson, actor (b at Vancouver 29 Apr 1946, d at Toronto 5 Apr 2011). Wayne Robson began his professional career on the stage in 1966 when he was 20 years old. The stern-looking, squinty-eyed youth had a life-sized presence sought after for characters in both film and television.

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George Cockburn

George Cockburn, Royal Navy officer, military figure in the WAR OF 1812 (b at London, England, 22 Apr 1772; d at Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, 19 Aug 1853).

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Annette av Paul

In 1973 av Paul moved to Montréal, joining Les Grands Ballets Canadiens as principal dancer. Her beauty, artistic maturity and versatility won her a wide-ranging repertoire in both purely classical and neo-classical works and she created many roles in new ballets including several by Macdonald.

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Franco Mirabelli

Franco Mirabelli, fashion designer (b at Toronto 21 Oct 1959). After graduating from New York City's Fashion Institute of Technology in 1982, Franco Mirabelli joined the Anne Klein organization as an in-house design assistant.

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Harry Rasky

Harry Rasky went on to co-create CBC-TV's documentary/news department and later moved to New York City. From 1957 throughout the 1960s he produced freelance documentaries and current affairs programs for every major US network; then in 1967 he formed Harry Rasky Productions.

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Ernie Coombs (Mr Dressup)

Coombs has received a number of important awards for his show Mr. Dressup- the Gemini's "Earle Grey" Award for a body of work on TV in 1994, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Children's Broadcast Institute in 1989, and an ACTRA Best Program Award in 1978.

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Karen Jean Jamieson

After graduating with a BA in anthropology and philosophy from the University of British Columbia, Karen Jamieson studied dance at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC.

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Don Forest

Don Forest, mountaineer (b 1920; d 2003). Don Forest did not begin serious mountaineering until his forties even though he had an interest in the outdoors throughout his life. Some of his earliest climbs were done with Gmoser and Grillmair in the early 1960s.

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Fleurette Beauchamp-Huppé

(Marie Berthe) Fleurette Beauchamp-Huppé (b Beauchamp). Pianist, teacher, soprano, born Montreal 12 Dec 1907, died there 15 Mar 2007. She studied piano with Alice McCaughan 1915-22 and with Romain-Octave Pelletier, Arthur Letondal, and Romain Pelletier 1922-32.

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Scott St John

St John began violin studies with Richard Lawrence in London at the age of 3. He later studied viola with Ralph Aldrich at the University of Western Ontario.

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Michael Bublé

Michael (Steven) Bublé. Pop singer, songwriter, actor, b Burnaby, BC, 9 Sep 1975. Michael Bublé is also a citizen of Italy. He attended Cariboo Hill Secondary School.

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Robin Mathews

Robin Mathews, poet, playwright, nationalist (b at Smithers, BC 1931). Robin Mathews spent his early years in Powell River, BC and attended the University of British Columbia in the 1950s.

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Sonja Smits

Smits spent several years working in Los Angeles before CBC cast her as the patrician Carrie Barr in the drama Street Legal.

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Cecil Scott Burgess

Cecil Scott Burgess, architect, professor (b at Bombay (Mumbai), India 4 Oct 1870; d at Edmonton 12 Nov 1971). Cecil Scott Burgess helped bring English Arts and Crafts architectural and design ideals into Canada. His public lectures provided a bridge between the profession and the public.

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Kent Monkman

Kent Monkman, artist, filmmaker (born 13 November 1965 in St. Marys, ON). Kent Monkman is among the most skilled and successful artists of his generation. He works with traditional painting techniques, and with performance, film and installation methods. Monkman explores aspects of his Indigenous heritage and homosexuality, often addressing issues pertaining to both gay and Indigenous history. He assumes the traditional First Nations persona of the trickster through his alter ego, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, to subvert the viewer’s expectations. His visually lush, often mural-sized paintings present inverted narratives of Indigenous/settler interactions. His work offers provocative, scathing critiques of Canada’s history and the way it has been recorded. He has received many awards and honours, including an Indspire Award, an Ontario Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and an honorary doctorate from OCAD University.

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Steve Galluccio

Steve Galluccio, playwright, screenwriter (b at Montréal, 9 Oct 1960). Steve Galluccio, whose plays are, for the most part, rooted in Italian immigrant behaviour, has written box office hits in both English and French.