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Alex Harvey

Alex Harvey, (born at Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges, QC, 7 Sep 1988). Athlete Alex Harvey participated in the winter Olympic Games and made his mark on the World Cup circuit in cross-country skiing.

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Hélène Pedneault

Hélène Pedneault, writer, columnist, journalist, scriptwriter, activist (born 14 April 1952 in Jonquière, QC; died 1 December 2008 in Montréal, QC). Hélène Pedneault was a writer and activist who was deeply involved in causes including environmentalism, feminism and Québec sovereignty.

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Jennifer Tilly

Jennifer Tilly, actor (born at Harbor City, Ca 16 Sept 1958). Jennifer Tilly is known for her bubbly, sexy onscreen persona, distinctive breathy voice and full curves reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe. Tilly has made a career playing airheads with hearts of gold.

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Peter Morris

Peter Morris (born at Blackpool, UK 1937; died at Hamilton, Ont 2 Feb 2011). Peter Morris was an important and influential pioneer of Canadian film studies. He received a BA from the University of Nottingham in 1958 and an MA in science from the University of British Columbia in 1961.

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Jocelyne Montpetit

Jocelyne Montpetit, choreographer, performer, teacher born at Montréal 1 Oct 1952). Jocelyn Montpetit permanently established herself on the fringe of Canadian dance, with her minimalist and sensitive dance in which life and death appear to gently mix.

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Aszure Barton

Aszure Barton, dancer, choreographer (born at Edmonton). Aszure Barton began tap dance classes at age 3 and soon added ballet, highland, musical theatre, jazz and modern dance to her training.

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Atom Egoyan

Atom Egoyan (born Atom Yeghoyan), CC, FRCA, writer, director, producer, artist (born 19 July 1960 in Cairo, Egypt). Atom Egoyan is one of Canada’s most acclaimed and influential filmmakers. Cerebral and unconventional, his films are often told in a non-linear style. They typically tackle such themes as personal and communal displacement, the alienating effects of media and technology, and the lingering effects of trauma and abuse. Perhaps best known for The Adjuster, Exotica and The Sweet Hereafter, Egoyan is a rare Canadian filmmaker to achieve auteur status on an international scale. His numerous accolades include two Oscar nominations, eight Genie Awards, five major prizes at the Cannes Film Festival and a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement. In addition to cinema, he has also excelled at directing theatre and opera and is an acclaimed installation artist. He is an Companion of the Order of Canada and a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la France.

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Émilie Heymans

A 6 time PAN AMERICAN medallist and 3 time OLYMPIC GAMES medallist, success began early for Heymans, who had won 30 national titles by the time she was 19.

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Sarah Selecky

Sarah Selecky, short story writer (b at Hanmer, ON, 17 Sept 1974). Raised in both Hanmer, Ontario and Evansville, Indiana, Sarah Selecky moved to Peterborough in 1993, where she attended TRENT UNIVERSITY and received a BA in Cultural Studies and Spanish.

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Perdita Felicien

Perdita Felicien, track and field hurdler (born 29 August 1980 in Oshawa, ON). Perdita Felicien is the first Canadian woman to win an individual medal in track at the IAAF World Championships.

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Anne Wheeler

Dorothy Anne Wheeler, filmmaker, producer, director, writer (b at Edmonton 23 Sept 1946). Anne Wheeler received a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of Alberta in 1967 and had some experience as an actor before making her first film in 1971. She made documentaries for the National Film Board as a freelancer in the late 1970s and joined the board's Prairie region as a staff member from 1978 to 1981. From this period dates the highly acclaimed A War Story (1981), a documentary-docudrama based on Wheeler's father's diaries as a Japanese prisoner of war.

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Brendan Fraser

Brendan James Fraser, actor (born at Indianapolis, Indiana 3 Dec 1968). Brendan Fraser was born to Canadian parents and attended Upper Canada College in Toronto, from which he graduated in 1987. Acting began to appeal to the young Fraser after a visit to London's West End theatre district.

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Carrie-Anne Moss

Carrie-Anne Moss, actor, model (born 21 August 1967 in Burnaby, BC). Carrie-Anne Moss is a successful film and television actor. She is best known for her roles in The Matrix trilogy (1999, 2003) and the Marvel television series Jessica Jones (2015–). She was nominated for a Gemini Award in 1997 for a guest role in the comedy-drama Due South, won a Genie Award for her supporting performance in Snow Cake (2006), and won a Film Independent Spirit Award for her performance in Christopher Nolan’s landmark neo-noir Memento (2000).

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Dave Thomas

David William Thomas, actor, writer, director (born at St Catharines, Ont 20 May 1948). Dave Thomas went to public school in Durham, North Carolina, and returned to Canada where he attended high school in Dundas, Ont.

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David Ian Hewlett

David Ian Hewlett, actor, director (born at Redhill, Surrey, UK 18 Apr 1968). David Hewlett moved to Ontario as a child and displayed an early interest in computer science and the performing arts.

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Deborah Kara Unger

Deborah Kara Unger, actress (born in BC). Deborah Kara Unger moved to Australia to study at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts, where she was cast in her first professional acting roles including Bangkok Hilton (1989), Blood Oath (1990) and Breakaway (1990).