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Franco Mirabelli

Franco Mirabelli, fashion designer (b at Toronto 21 Oct 1959). After graduating from New York City's Fashion Institute of Technology in 1982, Franco Mirabelli joined the Anne Klein organization as an in-house design assistant.

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Harry Rasky

Harry Rasky went on to co-create CBC-TV's documentary/news department and later moved to New York City. From 1957 throughout the 1960s he produced freelance documentaries and current affairs programs for every major US network; then in 1967 he formed Harry Rasky Productions.

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Ernie Coombs (Mr Dressup)

Coombs has received a number of important awards for his show Mr. Dressup- the Gemini's "Earle Grey" Award for a body of work on TV in 1994, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Children's Broadcast Institute in 1989, and an ACTRA Best Program Award in 1978.

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Karen Jean Jamieson

After graduating with a BA in anthropology and philosophy from the University of British Columbia, Karen Jamieson studied dance at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC.

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Don Forest

Don Forest, mountaineer (b 1920; d 2003). Don Forest did not begin serious mountaineering until his forties even though he had an interest in the outdoors throughout his life. Some of his earliest climbs were done with Gmoser and Grillmair in the early 1960s.

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Fleurette Beauchamp-Huppé

(Marie Berthe) Fleurette Beauchamp-Huppé (b Beauchamp). Pianist, teacher, soprano, born Montreal 12 Dec 1907, died there 15 Mar 2007. She studied piano with Alice McCaughan 1915-22 and with Romain-Octave Pelletier, Arthur Letondal, and Romain Pelletier 1922-32.

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Scott St John

St John began violin studies with Richard Lawrence in London at the age of 3. He later studied viola with Ralph Aldrich at the University of Western Ontario.

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Michael Bublé

Michael (Steven) Bublé. Pop singer, songwriter, actor, b Burnaby, BC, 9 Sep 1975. Michael Bublé is also a citizen of Italy. He attended Cariboo Hill Secondary School.

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Robin Mathews

Robin Mathews, poet, playwright, nationalist (b at Smithers, BC 1931). Robin Mathews spent his early years in Powell River, BC and attended the University of British Columbia in the 1950s.

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Sonja Smits

Smits spent several years working in Los Angeles before CBC cast her as the patrician Carrie Barr in the drama Street Legal.

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Cecil Scott Burgess

Cecil Scott Burgess, architect, professor (b at Bombay (Mumbai), India 4 Oct 1870; d at Edmonton 12 Nov 1971). Cecil Scott Burgess helped bring English Arts and Crafts architectural and design ideals into Canada. His public lectures provided a bridge between the profession and the public.

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Steve Galluccio

Steve Galluccio, playwright, screenwriter (b at Montréal, 9 Oct 1960). Steve Galluccio, whose plays are, for the most part, rooted in Italian immigrant behaviour, has written box office hits in both English and French.

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Wolf Koenig

Wolf Koenig, director, producer, cinematographer, editor, animator (born 17 October 1927 in Dresden, Germany; died 26 June 2014 in Toronto, ON).

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Vic Sarin

Victor Sarin, cinematographer, director, producer, writer (born at Srinagar, India 1941). Vic Sarin was born in Kashmir and spent his teenage years in Australia where his father was a diplomat. After a short stint as a news cameraman in Australia, he came to Canada in 1963. He landed a job with the CBC and shot a number of its prestigious dramas during the 1980s.

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Charles Foran

William Charles Foran, writer, journalist and educator (born at Toronto, Ont. 2 August 1960). The son of a FRANCO-ONTARIAN mother and IRISH Canadian father, Foran was raised in Toronto.

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Gérard Picard

Gérard Picard, labour leader, (born at Stratford-Centre, Qué 27 May 1907, died at Montréal, 19 Jun 1980). After completing a law degree at Laval, he was a journalist for L'Événement and L'Action catholique in Québec City during the early 1930s.

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Penderecki String Quartet

An early version of the group, first formed in Poland and then called the New Szymanowski Quartet, won a special prize at a 1986 competition in Lodz for its performance of Quartet No. 2 by Krysztof Penderecki. The composer, who served as one of the judges, invited the quartet to take his name.

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Mickey and Bunny

Mickey and Bunny (Sheppard). Ukrainian-Canadian pop music duo: Mickey (singer, guitarist, accordionist, b Modest William Theodore Sklepowich in Ethelbert, Man, 27 Mar 1932) and his wife Bunny (singer, b Orissia Ewanchuk in Rosa, Man, 13 Feb 1938).