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Gérard Delage

Gérard Delage, Q.C., C.M., Quebec lawyer, artist, journalist, writer, manager, comedian, gastronome, oenologist and unionist (born 27 September 1912 in Nominingue, Quebec; died 24 May 1991 in Westmount, Quebec). A lawyer by training, Gérard Delage is known to the general public as a journalist, scriptwriter and host on Quebec radio and television. His writings, public lectures, management skills and involvement in various associations have contributed significantly to the development of Quebec's culinary arts, hospitality and tourism sectors.

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Dick Bond

John Richard (Dick) Bond, OC, OOnt, FRS, FRSC, cosmologist (born 15 May 1950 in Toronto, ON). Bond is known for his work in astrophysics and cosmology, especially for his investigations of the early universe. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada has described him as “a Godfather of Canada’s now vibrant internationally recognized theoretical cosmology community.”

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Roy Henry Vickers

Roy Henry Vickers, CM, OBC, artist (born 4 June 1946 in Greenville [aka Laxgalts'ap], BC). Roy Henry Vickers is one of Canada’s most successful artists. He is perhaps best known for his limited edition prints, which are characterized by bold, often primary colours and inspired by such First Nations imagery as animals, nature and spiritual symbols. He also produces carvings, paintings and totem poles, has written several books for adults and children and is a popular motivational speaker. He is the founder of the Eagle Aerie Gallery in Tofino, British Columbia, and has received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals. He is a recognized leader in the First Nations community and has spoken openly about his recovery from various addictions.

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Sadlermiut Inuit

Sadlermiut were the inhabitants of three islands in Hudson Bay: Southampton (Salliq), Coats and Walrus. The original Sadlermiut were annihilated by disease in 1902-03.

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Eleanor Bond

Eleanor Bond, painter (b at Winnipeg 25 Mar 1948). Graduated from the School of Art, University of Manitoba in 1976. Other studies included English, comparative religion and interior design with a particular interest in the built environment and the interpretation of public space.

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Melvin Charney

Charney's first independent project was a school built at Lac Beauport, Qué, in 1964. In 1970 his proposal for the Canadian pavilion for the Osaka World Fair, although not selected, received wide acclaim.

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Frederick James Heather

Upon retiring as a player, Fred Heather embarked on a career as a Canadian cricket umpire. His first international experience came when the Toronto C.C. faced the Bermuda Wanderer's C.C. in 1931, marking Bermuda's first visit to Canada.

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Barry Dempster

Barry Dempster, poet, editor, fiction writer (born at Scarborough, ON, 17 January 1952). Barry Dempster came to literature through a side door.

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Nancy Richler

Nancy Richler, writer (born 16 May 1957 in Montreal, QC; died 18 January 2018 in Vancouver, BC). Nancy Richler began writing at seven years of age. She graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in History, then completed an MSW and worked with youth for several years.

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Louis Laberge

Louis Laberge, aircraft mechanic, labour leader (born at Ste-Martine, Qué 18 Feb 1924, died at L'Assomption, 19 Jul 2002). At age 22, after working 2 years for Canadair, Laberge became shop steward of his union.

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Judith Fitzgerald

Judith Fitzgerald, poet, critic, journalist, editor (born 11 November 1952 in Toronto, ON; died 25 November 2015 in Port Loring, ON). Judith Fitzgerald earned her BA and MA at YORK UNIVERSITY, going on to pursue doctoral studies at the UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO.

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Wonny Song

Wonny Song, pianist and artistic and executive director (born 6 April 1978 in Seoul, South Korea). Originally from South Korea, this Canadian pianist has received several prestigious awards and has played with many symphony orchestras around the world. Thanks to his many recordings and media presence, particularly on the radio, classical music has become accessible to and appreciated by the general public.

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Fred Storey

Frederick Lewis Storey, curler (born 3 March 1932 in Empress, AB; died 2 December 2019 in Calgary, AB).

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Jack Diamond

Abel Joseph (Jack) Diamond, OC, O.Ont, architect (born 8 November 1932 in Piet Retief, South Africa). An Officer of the Order of Canada and multiple winner of the Governor General’s Medal in Architecture, Jack Diamond is one of the most significant and successful Canadian architects of his generation.