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Michel Cusson

Michel Cusson, composer and guitarist (b at Drummondville, Qc 22 Jan 1957). He was interested in jazz-fusion in his youth, and studied guitar at Boston's Berkeley College of Music. In the late seventies, he formed the group Uzeb with whom he made several tours in Europe, the United States and Asia.

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Rohinton Mistry

Rohinton Mistry, short-story writer, novelist (b at Bombay, India 3 Jul 1952). After graduating in 1973 in mathematics and economics from Bombay University, Rohinton Mistry immigrated 2 years later to Toronto, where he found employment as a clerk in the accounting department of a bank.

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Don Francks

Don Harvey Francks, actor, jazz musician, environmental activist (born 28 February 1932 in Burnaby, BC; died 3 April 2016 in Toronto, ON).

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Emily Carr

Emily Carr, painter, writer (born 13 December 1871 in Victoria, BC; died 2 March 1945 in Victoria).

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Richard Ouzounian

He launched his professional career in Vancouver, directing Ann Mortifee and Leon Bibb in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Arts Club, 1972), followed by a production of How the Other Half Loves (Vancouver Playhouse 1972) with Paxton Whitehead.

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Gwethalyn Graham

Gwethalyn Graham, novelist (b at Toronto, 18 Jan 1913; d at Montréal, 26 Nov 1965). Born Gwethalyn Graham Erichsen-Brown, Gwethalyn Graham was raised in TORONTO.

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Brent Butt

Brent Butt, comedian, actor, screenwriter, producer (born at Tisdale, Sask 3 Aug 1966). Brent Butt has parlayed his amiable brand of "coffee shop" humour into a career as a bona fide television star and one of Canada's most successful and recognizable comedians.

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Peter Behrens

Peter Behrens, novelist, short story writer, essayist, and screenwriter (born in Montreal, PQ 7 Oct 1954). Behrens attended Lower Canada College, and graduated from CONCORDIA University in 1976 with an honours degree in History.

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Henry Schallehn

Henry Schallehn, German musician active in Toronto in the middle of the 19th century: violinist, clarinetist, bandmaster, and teacher.

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W. Waugh Lauder

W. (William) Waugh Lauder. Pianist, lecturer, writer, b Oshawa, Canada West (Ontario), 24 Oct 1857, d Maywood, Illinois, 7 Aug 1931. His mother, Marie Elise Turner, was a gifted writer; his father, Abram W. Lauder, was a barrister and, after 1867, a member of the Ontario legislature.

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Douglas Arthur Brown

Douglas Arthur Brown, short story writer, playwright, novelist (b at Cape Breton, NS). Born in Nova Scotia, Brown attended YORK UNIVERSITY in Toronto, where he majored in theatre.

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Jeff Wall

Jeff Wall is internationally renowned for his large, complex, back-lit photographs which address a variety of issues, including the circumstances of Indigenous peoples in Vancouver. Academically trained in art history, Wall is the best known member of a group of artists that has come to be known as the Vancouver School.

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Yellowknives Dene

Yellowknives Dene or T'atsaot'ine are a band of the Athapaskan-speaking Dene associated with the region encompassed by the Coppermine and Yellowknife rivers, the northeast shore of Great Slave Lake, and northeast into the Barren Grounds.

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Moshe Hammer

Moshe Hammer. Violinist, teacher, born Budapest 29 Mar 1946, naturalized Canadian 1975. Moshe Hammer has been a respected international performer, teacher, and advocate for children in the arts.

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Cavalia

Cavalia, equestrian troop (Shawinigan, 2000 -). Cavalia was conceived by the visionary Normand Latourelle, who had already participated in the CIRQUE DU SOLEIL venture.

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Sir William B. Thornton

Sir William B. Thornton, soldier (b at Ireland 1778 or 1779; d at Greenford, Middlesex, England, April 1840). William Thornton entered the British army as an ensign in the 89th Regiment of Foot in March 1796.

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Holly Dale

Holly Dale, director, producer, editor, writer (born at Toronto 23 Dec 1953). Holly Dale was born into a working-class family in Parkdale, in the west end of Toronto.

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Ami McKay

Ami McKay, novelist, journalist (born in Indiana, USA 1968). Born and raised in rural Indiana, Ami McKay began her career as a music teacher after earning an undergraduate degree in music education and a graduate degree in musicology at Indiana State University.

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Monique Jean

Monique Jean. Composer, born Caraquet, NB, 17 Apr 1960. Monique Jean studied electroacoustic composition at the University of Montreal under Francis Dhomont. She figures among the most active and prolific electroacoustic composers of her generation.