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Sam Katz

Samuel Michael Katz, businessman, mayor of Winnipeg 2004–2014 (born 20 August, 1951 in Rehovot, Israel). An entrepreneur and owner of the Winnipeg Goldeyes baseball team, Katz was elected Winnipeg’s first Jewish mayor in June 2004. The latter half of his administration was marked by controversy over city real estate deals.

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Terri Clark

Terri Clark, singer, songwriter (b Terri Lynn Sauson at Montréal 4 Aug 1968). Terri Clark's grandparents living in Montréal, Ray and Betty Gauthier, were stars of the Canadian country music circuit.

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Sara Gruen

Sara Gruen, novelist (b in Vancouver, BC 1969). Raised in London, Ontario, Sara Gruen moved to Ottawa as a young adult, where she attended CARLETON UNIVERSITY and received a BA in English literature. After 10 years in Ottawa Gruen moved to the United States in 1999 to work as a technical writer.

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Michelle Wright

Michelle Wright, singer (b at Merlin, Ont 1 July 1962). Michelle Wright left her Chatham home at age 19 for a career in country music. She performed extensively across Canada and the United States before finally securing a recording contract in Nashville.

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Michelle Wright

Michelle Wright. Singer, b Merlin, Ont, 1 July 1962. Wright left her Chatham, Ont, home at age 19 for a career in country music. She performed extensively across Canada and the US before finally securing a recording contract in Nashville.

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Kaska Dena

The Kaska Dena or Denek’éh (often referred to simply as Kaska) are a Dene-speaking people who live in southern Yukon and northern British Columbia, primarily in the communities of Lower Post, Upper Liard (near Watson Lake), Watson Lake and Ross River in the Pelly drainage. In the 2016 census, 1,440 people reported having Kaska ancestry.

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Kimberley Newport-Mimran

Kimberley Newport-Mimran, fashion designer (b at Niagara Falls, Ont 9 Sep 1968). Kimberley Newport-Mimran discovered her initial interest in fashion working as a retail sales associate at the age of 14 in her home town of Niagara Falls.

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Marie Dressler

By the age of 5, Leila Koerber was already performing on stage, and by 14 she played with an amateur company at Lindsay, Ont. By 1892 she had changed her name and found her way to Broadway, where she proved to be a popular light-opera singer and star on the vaudeville stage.

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Andrea Nann

Andrea Nann, dancer, choreographer, dance educator, artistic director (b at Vancouver 20 Sep 1966). Andrea Nann's interest in using dance to explore and express human experience stems from her youth, growing up as the youngest child of social workers.

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Cathy Jones

Catherine (Cathy) Jones, actor, writer (born at St John's 6 April 1955). Cathy Jones attended Holy Heart of Mary High School and by the age of 17 had joined the Newfoundland Travelling Theatre Company with her brother Andy for a summer of touring the province.

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Maurice Blackburn

Joseph Albert Maurice Blackburn, composer, conductor, sound editor, instrument builder (born 22 May 1914 in Québec City, QC; died 29 March 1988 in Montréal, QC)

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Shirley Wiitasalo

By the 1980s Wiitasalo's work and that of peers such as Will Gorlitz, Carol Wainio and Joanne Tod signalled the interest on the part of a new generation of figurative painters in relationships between identity, social formation and media representations.

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Ron Mann

Ronald Mann, director, producer, writer, distributor (born 13 June 1958 in Toronto, ON).

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Highway of Tears

The Highway of Tears refers to a 724 km length of Yellowhead Highway 16 in British Columbia where many women (mostly Indigenous) have disappeared or been found murdered. The Highway of Tears is part of a larger, national crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. In 2015, the federal government launched a national inquiry into these cases.

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William Needles

William (Bill) Needles, CM, actor, teacher (born 2 January 1919 in Yonkers, New York; died 12 January 2016 in Alliston, Ontario) William Needles is best known as a founding member of the Stratford Festival, where he appeared in over 100 roles.