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John Macdonell

John (Greenfield) Macdonell, lawyer, militia officer, politician (b at Greenfield, Scotland, 19 Apr 1785; d at Queenston, Upper Canada, 14 Oct 1812).

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Douglas Rain

Douglas Rain, actor, educator, director (born 1928 in Winnipeg, MB; died 11 November 2018 in St. Marys, ON). Called "an actor's actor" for the "silken, elegant perfection" of his performances, between 1974 and 1977 Rain was Head of the English Section of the National Theatre School (see Theatre Education). The clarity of his voice has attracted the admiration both of his peers and a vast audience who do not know his name: Rain was the voice of Hal the Computer in the movies 2001 A Space Odyssey (1968) and its sequel 2010 (1984).

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Lynda Gaudreau

Lynda Gaudreau, choreographer, artistic director, teacher, advisor (born at Sept- ëles, Qué). Lynda Gaudrea's academic background is in art history and philosophy from the University of Ottawa, Université de Montréal and Université de Québec à Montréal, and she trained in jazz and classical DANCE.

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Janet Wright

Janet Wright, stage, television and film actor, theatrical director (born 8 March 1945 in Farnborough, Hampshire, England; died 14 November 2016 in Vancouver, BC).

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Karen Solie

Karen Solie, poet (b at Moose Jaw, Sask 6 Jul 1966). Prize-winning and internationally celebrated poet Karen Solie grew up on her family's farm in rural Saskatchewan.

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Sally Clark

In 1983 she directed Ten Ways to Abuse an Old Woman, her first one-act play, at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre's Rhubarb Festival. Her breakthrough came in 1984 when Clarke Rogers directed her first full-length play, Lost Souls and Missing Persons, at Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto.

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Pierre Boutet

Pierre (André) Boutet. Tenor, radio producer, born Quebec City 6 Nov 1925, died Charlesbourg, Que, 27 Oct 2010; LRCT 1951.

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Marta Hidy

Marta (Iren) Hidy. Violinist, teacher, conductor, b Budapest 11 Jan 1927, naturalized Canadian 1963, d Hamilton 4 Nov 2010; Performance Diploma (Franz Liszt Academy) 1946, honorary FRHCM 1978.

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Gaston Ouellet

Gaston (Marcel) Ouellet. Harpsichord maker, teacher, musicologist, born Dolbeau, Lac-St-Jean, Que, 24 Jan 1930, died Pointe-Claire, Que, 2 Sep 2011; B MUS (Montreal) 1967, L MUS (Montreal) 1968, MA (Wayne State, Detroit) 1968, D MUS (Montreal) 1974.

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Michael J. Baker

Baker studied harmony, counterpoint, and orchestration at the Royal Conservatory of Music, and conducting with Roman Toi although he was mainly self-taught in composition.

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William Claus

William Claus, government official, militia officer, military figure in the War of 1812 (b at Williamsburg, near present-day Amsterdam, NY, 8 Sep 1765; d at Niagara, Ont, 11 Nov 1826).

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John Baskerville Glegg

John Baskerville (sometimes spelled Baskervyle) Glegg, soldier, military figure in the WAR OF 1812 (b Cheshire, Eng, 1773; d 1861). John Glegg was the second son in a landed family of Thurstaston Hall.

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Richard Terfry

Richard Terfry. Hip-hop artist, songwriter, broadcaster, b Halifax, NS, 4 Mar 1972. Rich Terfry performs under the name Buck 65. Terfry, who grew up in the small town of Mount Uniacke, NS, had two passions during his youth: baseball and music.

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George Frederic Matthew

Matthew was a founding member of the Steinhammer Club (1857-1862) formed to study the GEOLOGY and PALAEONTOLOGY around Saint John. J.W. DAWSON encouraged the club to create the Natural History Society of New Brunswick in 1862 where Matthew would spend his geological career, largely as an "amateur.

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Dwayne Morgan

Dwayne Morgan, poet, spoken word artist, motivational speaker (b at Toronto 15 Oct 1974). While Morgan's ancestors are from Jamaica, he grew up in Toronto.

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James Madison

James Madison, career politician, political philosopher, fourth president of the United States (b at King George County, Virginia 16 Mar 1751; d at Orange County, Virginia 28 Jun 1836).

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Fathers of Confederation

Thirty-six men are traditionally regarded as the Fathers of Confederation. They represented the British North American colonies at one or more of the conferences that led to Confederation and the creation of the Dominion of Canada. These meetings included the Charlottetown Conference (September 1864), the Quebec Conference (October 1864) and the London Conference (December 1866 to March 1867). Beyond the original 36 men, the subject of who should be included among the Fathers of Confederation has been a matter of some debate. The definition can be expanded to include those who were instrumental in the creation of Manitoba, bringing British Columbia and Newfoundland into Confederation, and the creation of Nunavut. (See also  Fathers of Confederation: Table.)

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George Crum

He retired from the National Ballet in 1984 but continued to appear frequently as a guest conductor, including Karen KAIN's 20th anniversary gala (1988), Veronica TENNANT's farewell performance in Romeo and Juliet (1989) and the company's 40th anniversary gala (1991).

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John Ireland

John Ireland, actor (b at Vancouver 30 Jan 1914; d at Santa Barbara, Ca 21 Mar 1992). John Ireland's career featured many high spots, although his run at accumulating more than 200 on-screen credits landed him in some shabby pictures during the 1970s and 1980s.