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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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Liz Magor

Liz Magor, artist (born 11 April 1948 in Winnipeg, MB). Since the 1970s, Liz Magor’s sculptures, installations and photography have established her as one of Canada’s leading contemporary artists.

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Robert Silverman

Robert Silverman, pianist, teacher (b at Montréal, Qué 25 May 1938). Silverman came to a full life of music late, by his own account, having first concentrated on engineering, though he made his debut with the MONTREAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA when he was 14.

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Ronald Lawrence (Profile)

Now 74 and living on a 100-acre wilderness spread in the Haliburton Highlands, 170 km north of Toronto, Lawrence avoids discussing the two years he fought in Spain, or the five he served as a British soldier in the Second World War.

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Canadian Junior Hockey

Since 1970, Canadian junior hockey has been divided into two categories: Major Junior and Junior A. Canadian Major Junior hockey is governed by the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) that encompasses the three big Canadian Leagues.

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SOCAN

SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada/Société canadienne des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique) is a not-for-profit copyright collective that administers performing rights on behalf of its members — Canadian composers, songwriters, lyricists, and their publishers — as well as members of its international sister societies throughout the world.

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Symphony Nova Scotia

While the present Symphony Nova Scotia was formed in 1983, its roots go back to 1897 when Max Weil founded the Halifax Symphony Orchestra, the first professional symphony orchestra in Canada.

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Russell Braun

Possessing a lyric baritone of beauty, flexibility and communicative power, Braun's large repertoire encompasses the operas of Rameau, Gluck, Purcell, Handel, Monteverdi, Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, Berlioz, Thomas, Gounod, Massenet, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Strauss and Britten.

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Michael Schade

Michael Schade, singer (b at Geneva, Switzerland 23 Jan 1965). After spending his early years in Switzerland, he emigrated to Canada with his family in 1977 and enrolled in St.

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Sloan

Sloan is a rock band that first performed in Halifax in the spring of 1991 with members Jay Ferguson (guitar/vocals), Chris Murphy (bass/vocals), Patrick Pentland (guitar/vocals) and Andrew Scott (drums/vocals).

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Sara Barkin

Sara Barkin. Pianist, soprano, b. Uman, Ukraine, 6 Sep 1908, naturalized Canadian 1934. She studied piano at five with her father and on arriving in Canada in 1925 began several years of study on scholarship at the TCM with W.O. Forsyth and Mona Bates in piano and Nina Gale in voice.

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Claire Gagnier

Claire Gagnier. Soprano, b Montreal 28 Mar 1924. She studied violin with her father, Joseph, and at 14 began voice lessons with Roger Filiatrault. She sang in public and on the radio and won first prize in the CBC's "Singing Stars of Tomorrow" in 1944.

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Big Ben

Big Ben, show jumper (b 1976 at Belgium, d at Guelph, Ont 11 Dec 1999). Bred in Belgium, Big Ben, partnered with seven-time Canadian Olympian Ian MILLAR, became one of the greatest show jumping horses in the world.

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Micheline Lanctôt

She began her acting career in 1972, winning an Etrog (now called a Genie) award for best female performance for her starring role in Gilles CARLE's La Vrai Nature de Bernadette.

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Michael Levine

In 1984 Levine was a resident designer at the Glasgow Citizen's Theatre, Scotland, where his imaginative costume and set designs first attracted attention for their postmodern evocation of visual styles from the past.

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James Wilson Robertson

James Wilson Robertson, dairyman, educator (b at Dunlop, Scot 2 Nov 1857; d at Ottawa 20 Mar 1930). Robertson farmed in Ontario from 1875 to 1886, when he became professor of dairying at the Ontario Agricultural Coll.

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Joseph-Israël Tarte

Joseph-Israël Tarte, journalist and politician (born 11 January 1848 in Lanoraie, Canada East; died 18 December 1907 in Montréal, QC). A brilliant, caustic and often impulsive polemicist, Tarte was the owner and editor-in-chief of several newspapers throughout his career, including Le Canadien, L’Événement, La Patrie and the Quebec Daily Mercury, which he used to support various political factions and causes.

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John Campbell Hamilton-Gordon, Earl of Aberdeen

John Campbell Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair, Earl of Aberdeen from 1870 to 1916, governor general of Canada from 1893 to 1898 (born 3 August 1847 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom; died 7 March 1934 in Tarland, United Kingdom). As governor general, the Earl of Aberdeen and his wife, Lady Aberdeen, focused on social welfare and engaging with Canadians of various backgrounds and cultures, setting precedents for the philanthropic initiatives of future governors general. Aberdeen also owned an estate in the Okanagan Valley and pioneered commercial fruit growing in the region.