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Robert Prescott

Robert Prescott, soldier, colonial administrator (b in Lancashire, Eng c 1726; d at Rose Green, W Sussex, Eng 21 Dec 1815). He joined the British army in 1745 and saw service during the SEVEN YEARS' WAR at Louisbourg in 1758. He

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Maurice Proulx

Maurice Proulx, priest, filmmaker (b at St-Pierre-de-Montmagny, Qué 13 Apr 1902; d at La Pocatière, Qué 7 June 1988). Born into a farming family, he entered Séminaire de Québec in 1924 and was

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Lady Aberdeen

Ishbel Marie Marjoribanks Hamilton-Gordon, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair, vice-regal consort, author, philanthropist and women’s rights advocate (born 14 March 1857 in London, United Kingdom; died 18 April 1939 in Aberdeen, United Kingdom). As Vice-Regal Consort to Governor General John Campbell Hamilton-Gordon, Earl of Aberdeen, from 1893 until 1898, Lady Aberdeen organized the National Council of Women in Canada, became first sponsor of the Women’s Art Association of Canada and helped found the Victorian Order of Nurses. Lady Aberdeen was the first woman to address the House of Commons and the first woman to receive an honorary degree in Canada.

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Arthur Puttee

Arthur Puttee, printer, editor (b at Folkestone, Eng 25 Aug 1868; d at Winnipeg 21 Oct 1957). Puttee was Manitoba's first Labour MP, as member for Winnipeg 1900-04.

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Jane Rule

Jane Vance Rule, CM, OBC, writer, teacher and activist (born 28 March 1931 in Plainfield, NJ; died 27 November 2007 in Galiano Island, BC). Rule was a ground-breaking novelist and essayist whose work explored the lives of lesbians, beginning at a time when homosexuality was still a crime in Canada (see LGBT Rights in Canada). Her first novel, Desert of the Heart, is perhaps her best known. It was adapted into the film Desert Hearts in 1986. Rule is the author of seven novels and several collections of essays and short stories. She was awarded the Order of British Columbia in 1998 and the Order of Canada in 2007.

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John Gunion Rutherford

John Gunion Rutherford, veterinarian, administrator (b at Mountain Cross, Scot 25 Dec 1857; d at Ottawa 24 July 1923). A graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College 1879, he practised in Woodstock, Ont, and in the US and Mexico, and settled in Portage la Prairie, Man, 1884.

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Prairie Oyster

Prairie Oyster is a country group, formed in King City, Ontario, in 1974 by Russell deCarle (vocals) and Keith Glass (guitar), formerly of the bluegrass group King City Slickers.

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Jocelyne Alloucherie

Jocelyne Alloucherie, sculptor (b at Québec City, 1947). She is considered one of the best artists of three-dimensional work and designers of sculptural installations.

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Barker Fairley

Barker Fairley, scholar, literary and art critic, painter (born at Barnsley, Eng 21 May 1887; died at Toronto 11 Oct 1986).

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Randy Ferbey

Randy Ferbey, curler (born at Edmonton, 30 May 1959). Randy Ferbey has a long history in professional curling and has played for Alberta for over 20 years. He has amassed 6 career Canadian championships and 4 world championships.

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David Adams

Adams began his training and performing career with Gweneth LLOYD, founder of the Winnipeg Ballet (later ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET), and matured as a fine classical dancer in England and Canada.

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Jean-Chrysostome Brauneis II

Jean (John) Chrysostome Brauneis II. Teacher, organist, composer, b Quebec City 26 Jan 1814, d Montreal 11 Aug 1871. He studied with his father, Jean (John)-Chrysostome I Brauneis, and was perhaps the first Canadian to study music in Europe 1830-3.

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John James Kinley

John James Kinley, engineer, businessman, lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia (born at Lunenburg, NS 23 Sept, 1925; died at Halifax, 1 May, 2012).

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Michael C.J. Cowpland

Corel introduced its first version of CorelDRAW! in 1989. This computer drawing program has since become the world leader in its field. The program is updated annually. Cowpland has led the company with forceful marketing policies that distribute CorelDRAW! with a rich variety of other programs.

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Richard George Henriquez

 Richard George Henriquez, architect and urban designer based in Vancouver (b at Annotto Bay, Jamaica 5 February 1941); graduated from the University of Manitoba (1964), with an M Arch in urban design from MIT (1967).