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George Gibson

George Gibson, "Mooney," baseball player (b at London, Ont 22 July 1880; d there 25 Jan 1967). Gibson signed a pro contract in 1903 and joined the Pittsburgh Pirates 2 years later. He had a strong throwing arm and led National League catchers in fielding percentage several times.

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Eric Cameron

Although he has made conventional paintings and videotapes, Cameron is best known for a series of conceptual objects he calls "Thick Paintings," which he began in 1979 and has subsequently made his life's work.

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Margaret Avison

An Officer of the Order of Canada, two-time winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, and recipient of the Griffin Poetry Prize, Margaret Avison is one of Canada’s most profoundly influential poets, known for the exploration of Christian themes in her work.

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Charles Gill

Charles Gill, painter, teacher (b at Sorel, Qué 21 Oct 1871; d at Montréal 16 Oct 1918). He began to study design in Nicolet with Abbé Thomas Maurault and continued his art studies in Montréal with William Raphael and then William BRYMNER.

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Abraham Gesner

 Abraham Gesner, geologist, author, chemist, inventor (b near Cornwallis, NS 2 May 1797; d at Halifax, NS 29 Apr 1864). Gesner invented kerosene oil and, because of his patents for distilling bituminous material, was a founder of the modern Petroleum Industry.

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Robert Gill

Robert Gill, theatre and opera director, teacher (b at Spokane, Wash 19 July 1911; d at Toronto 10 Aug 1974). He studied acting, production and singing at the Cleveland Playhouse on a Rockefeller Foundation scholarship after taking a BA and MFA at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Institute of Technology.

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Gitxsan

Gitxsan (Gitksan), meaning “People of the River Mist,” live along the Skeena River of northwestern British Columbia in the communities of Hazelton, Kispiox and Glen Vowell (the Eastern Gitxsan bands) and Kitwanga, Kitwankool and Kitsegukla (the Western Gitxsan). In the 2016 census, 5,675 people claimed Gitxsan ancestry.

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John Glassco

John Stinson Glassco, poet, writer, translator (born at Montréal, Qué 15 Dec 1909; died there 29 Jan 1981). Glassco will be remembered for his brilliant autobiography, his elegant, classical poems and for his translations.

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Emily Molnar

Molnar is a graduate of the NATIONAL BALLET SCHOOL OF CANADA, where she began her dance training at age 10. She performed as a member of the NATIONAL BALLET OF CANADA from 1990-94.

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Claude Gauvreau

Claude Gauvreau, poet and playwright (b at Montréal 19 Aug 1925; d at Montréal 7 July 1971). An unusual character, visionary, iconoclast, polemist and militant AUTOMATISTES, this writer, whose vast body of work was neglected during his lifetime, was a pioneer of modernity in Québec theatre.

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Robert Gray

Robert Gray, sea captain, fur trader (born 10 May 1755 in Tiverton, Rhode Island; died in 1806, probably at sea).

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Bruno Gerussi

Bruno Gerussi, actor (born at Medicine Hat, Alta 1928; died at Vancouver, BC 21 Nov 1995). He is well known as the actor who played Nick Adonidas on "The Beachcombers," one of the longest-running and most successful series in CBC television history.

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Daniel John O'Donoghue

Daniel John O'Donoghue, printer, trade union leader, politician (b at Lakes of Killarney, Ire 1844; d at Toronto 16 Jan 1907). "The father of the Canadian labor movement" began his apprenticeship as a printer in Ottawa

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Carl Ray

Carl Ray, Cree artist, illustrator, editor and art teacher (born January 1943 in Sandy Lake, ON; died 26 September 1978 in Sioux Lookout, ON). Ray was known for his innovative paintings in the Woodlands style and was a founding member of the Indian Group of Seven. Ray’s work has influenced Indigenous art in Canada and can be found in the collections of various galleries and museums across the country.

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Lewis Samuel

Lewis Samuel, merchant, philanthropist (b at Kingston upon Hull, Eng 1827; d at Victoria 10 May 1887). He founded the organized Jewish community of Toronto, and was a prime mover in establishing in 1856 the first synagogue in Canada West - the Toronto Hebrew Congregation (now Holy Blossom Temple).

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Saint Kateri (Kateri Tekakwitha)

Kateri Tekakwitha or Tekaouïta (baptised Catherine), known as the Lily of the Mohawks, first North American Aboriginal person elevated to sainthood (born in 1656 at Ossernenon in Iroquois country, now Auriesville, NY; died 17 April 1680 at the St. Francis Xavier Mission at Sault St. Louis, New France, now Kahnawake).

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Herbert Cyril Thacker

Herbert Cyril Thacker, army officer (b at Poona, India 16 Sept 1870; d at Victoria 2 June 1953). Thacker, briefly chief of the general staff in 1927-28, was commissioned in the Royal Canadian Artillery in 1891.

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Sitting Bull

Sitting Bull (Tatanka Iyotake in the Lakota language, meaning literally “Buffalo Bull Who Sits Down”), Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux chief (born in 1831; died 15 December 1890 at Standing Rock, South Dakota). Sitting Bull led the Dakota (Sioux) resistance against US incursion into traditional territory. After the most famous battle at Little Big Horn, in which General George Custer’s forces were completely annihilated, Sitting Bull left the United States for the Cypress Hills in Saskatchewan. Sitting Bull symbolized the conflict between settlers and Indigenous culture over lifestyles, land and resources.