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Geneviève Bujold

Her first important Canadian role was in Michel BRAULT's Entre la mer et l'eau douce (1967), and she also starred in Kamouraska (1973) by Claude JUTRA.

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Richard John Uniacke

Uniacke, Richard John, lawyer, politician (b at Castletown, Ire 22 Nov 1753; d at Mount Uniacke, NS 11 Oct 1830). After a turbulent early career in the Cumberland district of NS as a trader and a sympathizer with the American

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George Millward McDougall

George Millward McDougall, missionary, pioneer, negotiator (b at Kingston, UC 9 Sept 1821; d near Calgary 25 Jan 1876). Born of Scottish parents, McDougall attended Victoria College in Cobourg, UC and was ordained deacon 1852 and minister 1854.

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Canadian Brass

Canadian Brass. Quintet formed in 1970 as the Canadian Brass Ensemble. Hon D MUS (Hartwick College) 1993, hon D MUS (New England Conservatory of Music) 1993, hon D LITT (McMaster) 2000.

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Kathleen Parlow

Parlow, Kathleen. Violinist, teacher, born Calgary 20 Sep 1890, died Oakville, near Toronto, 19 Aug 1963; honorary MA (Mills) 1933.

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Peter Huse

Peter (Franklin) Huse. Composer, poet, teacher, b Gadsby, Alta 12 Mar 1938; B MUS (British Columbia) 1963, MFA (Princeton) 1965.

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Slovenian Canadians

Slovenia is a country in central Europe. It is bordered by Croatia, Hungary, Austria, Italy, and the Adriatic Sea. In the 2016 Canadian census, 40, 475 people reported being of Slovenian origin (13, 690 single and 26, 785 multiple responses).

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Donald Deschênes

Donald Deschênes. Folklorist, b St-Octave-de-l'Avenir, Gaspésie, Que, 23 Jun 1952; BA (Laval) 1976, M MUS ethnomusicology (Laval) 1988. In addition to musicological research, he has performed folk music and his own compositions beginning in 1975.

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Fernand Martel

Fernand Martel. Baritone, organist, pianist, b Quebec City 11 Aug 1919. He studied singing at Laval University with Louis Gravel. During World War II he toured as soloist with the Band of the Royal 22nd Regiment.

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Eva Tanguay

Eva Tanguay, vaudeville actress (b at Marbleton/Lime Ridge near Sherbrooke, Qué 1 August 1878; d at Los Angeles, USA 11 January 1947). Known as "The Girl Who Made Vaudeville Famous," Tanguay moved as a child to Massachusetts with her parents - her French father and her French-Canadian mother.

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Religion and Spirituality of Indigenous Peoples in Canada

First Nation, Métis and Inuit religions in Canada vary widely and consist of complex social and cultural customs for addressing the sacred and the supernatural. The influence of Christianity — through settlers, missionaries and government policy — significantly altered life for Indigenous peoples. In some communities, this resulted in hybridized religious practices; while in others, European religion replaced traditional spiritual practices entirely. Though historically suppressed by colonial administrators and missionaries, especially from the late 19th- to mid-20th centuries, many contemporary Indigenous communities have revived, or continue to practice, traditional spirituality.

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Arcade Fire

Montreal’s Arcade Fire are an eclectic indie rock band with baroque and pop undertones. They are known for their expansive membership and almost orchestral instrumentation, serious lyrical and thematic concerns, an anthemic yet iconoclastic sound and dramatic build-ups to moments of catharsis. The band’s breakthrough debut album, Funeral (2004), is widely considered one of the best rock albums of the 21st century. Their third album, The Suburbs (2010), won Juno Awards, a Grammy Award and the Polaris Music Prize. Their theatrical, exuberant live shows have made them a popular touring act and enhanced their worldwide popularity. They have been nominated for nine Grammy Awards and more than two dozen Juno Awards, winning twice for Songwriter of the Year and three times each for Alternative Album of the Year and Album of the Year.

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Marc-Aurèle Fortin

Marc-Aurèle Fortin, painter, engraver (b at Ste-Rose, Qué 14 Mar 1888; d at Macamic, Qué 2 Mar 1970). Fortin's work, devoted entirely to landscape, demonstrates his love for a rich and bountiful nature.

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Cap Fear

Alfred Henry Fear, "Cap," football player (b at Old Sailbury, Eng 11 June 1901; d at St Catharines, Ont 12 Feb 1978).

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Éva Plouffe

Éviola (Marie) Plouffe (Plouf). Pianist, b Sorel, Que, 7 Mar 1877, d ?. She studied piano with the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre-Dame in Sorel and, beginning in 1893, in Montreal with Victoria Cartier, Arthur Letondal, and Romain-Octave Pelletier.