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Frederick Newnham

Frederick (Laurence) Newnham. Baritone, teacher, organist, b Ryde, Isle of Wight, England, 3 Apr 1901, d Tacoma, Wash, 11 Aug 1986; ARCM 1928, LRAM 1929, ARAM 1934, FRAM 1962.

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Patrick Norman

Patrick (b Yvon) Norman (b Éthier). Singer, songwriter, b Montreal 10 Sep 1946. His father taught him how to play the guitar. He also studied singing with Roger Larivière and dance with André Rousseau. It was on the radio program 'Découverte,' on CKVL, that he made his debut in 1954.

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Irene (Todd) Baird

Irene (Todd) Baird, novelist, columnist (b at Carlisle, England 9 Apr 1901; d at Victoria, BC, 19 Apr 1981). Born in England, Irene Baird immigrated to Vancouver with her parents in 1919, where she later met and married Robert Baird. In 1937 she and her family moved to Victoria.

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Vincent Lam

Vincent Lam, writer, medical doctor (b at London, Ont 5 Sept 1974). Lam's family is from an expatriate Chinese community in Vietnam. Lam, however, was born in Canada and raised in the country's capital.

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Kim Moritsugu

Kim Moritsugu's first novel, Looks Perfect (1996), is an edgy romantic comedy about not being defined by appearances. Her second novel, Old Flames (1999), is a touching work that captures the presence of Broadway and the passion of realizing one's dreams.

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John Vernon

John Vernon, né Adolphus Raimundus Vernon Agopsowicz, actor (b at Zehner, Sask 24 Feb 1932; d at Los Angeles, 1 Feb 2005). John Vernon, with his strong presence and deep, resonant voice, made a career predominantly out of playing the villainous, the officious and the corrupt.

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Rosemary Sullivan

Rosemary Sullivan, writer, professor, poet (b at Valois, Qué, 1947). Rosemary Sullivan's ancestors, whom she chronicles in The Guthrie Road (2009), moved from Ireland to Canada. Sullivan attended MCGILL UNIVERSITY, where she joined Radio McGill and became interested in feminism.

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Barbara Jean Clark

Barbara Jean Clark (b Woodcock). Choral conductor, teacher, singer, b Napanee, Ont, 9 Nov 1937; BA (Carleton) 1971, ARCT voice (Royal Conservatory of Music) 1973, hon LLD (Carleton) 2006.

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Richard Thomas Greene

Richard Thomas Greene, poet, scholar (born at St. John's, NL 17 Jul 1961). Richard Greene received his BA in English at MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY in 1983, and took his doctorate as a Rothermere Fellow at Oxford University in 1991.

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Madame Bolduc

Madame or La Bolduc (née Marie or Mary-Rose-Anne Travers), singer, songwriter, harmonica player, 'violoneuse' (born 4 June 1894 in Newport, Gaspésie, Que; died 20 February 1941 in Montreal).

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Boris Brott

Conductor, violinist, producer, b Montreal 14 Mar 1944; première prix (CMM), honorary LLD (McMaster) 1988.

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Mabel Beddoe

Mabel (Beatrice) Beddoe. Contralto, b Hamilton, Ont, 18 Aug 1880, d New York 15 Feb 1959. Her father, Thomas Davis Beddoe (1853-1933), was known as an amateur tenor in Toronto.

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Tony Toth

Tony Toth. Oboist, english hornist, saxophonist, clarinetist, copyist, b Windsor, Ont, d Hamilton 23 Oct 2003. Among Tony Toth's teachers were Herbert Pye (clarinet, Toronto Conservatory of Music), Maurice Morel (oboe, english horn, and clarinet, Paris 1960), and Virginia Markson (flute).

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Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Associations/Fédération canadienne des associations de professeurs de musique

The Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Associations (CFMTA)/Fédération canadienne des associations de professeurs de musique (FCAPM). An umbrella organization encompassing provincial registered music teachers' associations in all 10 Canadian provinces.

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Victor Godfrey

Victor (John) Godfrey. Bass-baritone, born Deloraine, south of Brandon, Man 10 Sep 1934, died Meerbusch, Germany 26 Sep 2012.