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Nazaire LeVasseur

(Louis) Nazaire (Zéphirin) LeVasseur. Historian, organist, violinist, bassist, composer, b Quebec City 6 Feb 1848, d there 8 Nov 1927. At five he began to study music with Antoine Dessane.

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Elias Hardy

Elias Hardy, lawyer, politician (b at Farnham, Surrey, Eng c 1744; d at Saint John 25 Dec 1798). Hardy immigrated to Virginia in 1775; like most LOYALISTS he sympathized with America in its quarrel with Britain but opposed the ultimate solution of colonial independence.

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Brian Doyle

Brian Doyle, children's novelist (b at Ottawa 12 Aug 1935). After a journalism degree from Carleton University (1957), he worked briefly for the Toronto Telegram. Brian Doyle returned to Carleton for a BA in English and became a high-school teacher in Ottawa.

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Jean-Paul Despins

Jean-Paul Despins. Teacher of neuropedagogy of music, b. Quebec City, 5 Jan 1935; B MUS (Montreal) 1970, MA (McGill) 1977, PhD (Montreal) 1984. He began studying piano at five, and then he studied flute at École Vincent-d'Indy.

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Ronald Michael Francis

Ronald "Ron" Michael Francis, hockey player (b at Sault Ste Marie, Ont 1 Mar 1963). Ron Francis' long career in hockey garnered him several awards and he is known as one of the NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE's best-ever playmakers.

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Charles Apps

Apps entered politics in 1940, pursuing it with the same skill and determination that he brought to hockey. He ran as a federal CONSERVATIVE PARTY candidate in the 1940 election but lost to the Liberal incumbent.

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Jay Baruchel

Jonathan Adam Saunders Baruchel, actor, writer, producer, director (born 9 April 1982 in Ottawa, ON). An idiosyncratic actor with a slacker charm and a geeky disposition, Jay Baruchel has built a successful career playing perennial underdogs, awkward but likeable outsiders and comedic versions of himself. He has enjoyed great success in Hollywood, particularly with the hugely successful How to Train Your Dragon franchise, while working just as consistently in the Canadian film industry, for which he is a passionate advocate.

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K-os

K-os (né Kevin Brereton), rap artist, songwriter, singer, producer (born 20 February 1972 in Trinidad and Tobago). K-os' inventive sound has been classified as "alternative hip hop," and draws influence from rock, pop, soul, jazz, reggae, R&B, and electronic music. He writes his own material and his albums are largely self-produced.

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Children of Peace

The Children of Peace. A religious sect active in the area of Sharon (known as Hope until the 1860s but from the 1840s mainly as Sharon), south of Lake Simcoe, Ont, from the second to the ninth decade of the 19th century.

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Peter Paul Koprowski

Koprowski, Peter Paul (b Piotr Pawel). Composer, conductor, pianist, teacher, b Lodz, Poland, 24 Aug 1947, naturalized Canadian 1976; Artist Diploma (State Music College, Lodz) 1966, MA (Higher School of Music, Krakow) 1969, D MUS (Toronto) 1977.

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Barbara Custance

Barbara Custance. Pianist, teacher, b Vancouver 20 Jun 1909, d there 8 Apr 1985; LAB 1923, honorary ARAM 1948. After early training in Vancouver she went to England in 1924 on an AB scholarship, studying at the RAM with York Bowen, Claude Pollard, and Frederick Moore.

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Marc David

Marc David. Conductor, teacher, b Kingston, Ont, 26 Aug 1958; B MUS theory (McGill) 1983. After taking courses in violin, guitar, trombone, and piano he devoted himself to trombone and conducting.during his studies at McGill University.

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Danish Canadians

The first Danish contact with the place we know today as Canada resulted from the voyage of Captain Jens Eriksen Munk, who had been dispatched by King Christian IV of Denmark in the early 17th century to find the Northwest Passage. In 2016, the Canadian census reported 207, 470 people of Danish origin (26, 990 single and 180, 485 multiple responses).

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Our Lady Peace

Our Lady Peace is a rock group formed in Toronto in 1992 by Raine Maida (vocals) and Mike Turner (guitar). The group's name is drawn from a poem written in 1943 by American Mark Van Doren.

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Leslie Gordon Barnard

Leslie Gordon Barnard, short story writer (b at Montréal, 1890; d at Toronto, 1961). Born in Montréal, Leslie Gordon Barnard was one of Canada's most prolific SHORT STORY writers.

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Hector Pellerin

Hector Pellerin. Baritone, actor, entertainer, b Montreal 31 Oct 1887 or 1888, d there 18 Apr 1953. He studied piano and organ with Alexis Contant and J.-Daniel Dussault and made his debut as a cinema pianist at the Ouimetoscope in Montreal.

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