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Réjean Poirier

Réjean Poirier. Organist, harpsichordist, teacher, composer, b St-Alphonse-Rodriguez, near Joliette, Que, 22 Apr 1950; premier prix organ (CMM) 1971, certificat d'études supérieures harpsichord (CMM) 1971.

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Barbara Pentland

Pentland, Barbara. Composer, pianist, teacher, b Winnipeg 2 Jan 1912, d Vancouver 5 Feb 2000; ATCM 1931, composition diploma (Juilliard) 1939, honorary LLD (Manitoba) 1976; honorary LL D (Simon Fraser) 1985.

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Jean Girard

Jean Girard. Organist, serpent player, schoolmaster (b Bourges, France, 8 Aug 1696, d Montreal 23 Feb 1765). The son of a master baker, he was admitted 5 May 1704 to the choir school of Bourges' Sainte-Chapelle, where for eight years he received a thorough training as a church musician.

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Jacques Labrecque

Jacques Labrecque. Baritone, folksinger, storyteller, producer, publisher, ethnologist, ( St. Benoît, near Montreal, 8 Jun 1917 - Longueuil, QC, 18 March 1995). He developed a taste for singing while living on his parents' farm.

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Yvan Bienvenue

Yvan Bienvenue, poet, playwright, producer, translator, publisher (b at Saint-Hyacinthe, Qué 14 August 1962). Yvan Bienvenue studied playwriting at the École nationale de théâtre du Canada in the late 1980s and co-founded the Théâtre Urbi et Orbi with Stéphane Jacques in 1992.

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Stu Phillips

Stu (Stuart) Phillips. Country singer (baritone), songwriter, broadcaster, b St-Eustache, near Montreal, 19 Jan 1933.

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Paul Piché

Paul Piché. Singer, songwriter, b Montreal 15 Sep 1953. He studied archeology at the University of Montreal, and in the early 1970s sang in Quebec colleges.

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Shawn Atleo

Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, National Chief of AFN (2009–2014), activist, businessman (born 16 January 1967 in Ahousaht, BC).

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Bill Barilko

Bill Barilko, hockey player (born at Timmins, Ont, 25 May 1927; died in northern Ontario, 26 Aug 1951). Bill Barilko was a hard-hitting defenceman for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Islam

Islam is one of the major religions of the world and is estimated to be the fastest-growing religion in Canada and worldwide. Its 1.6 billion adherents are scattered throughout the globe, though concentrated most densely in South and Central Asia, the Middle East, and North and East Africa.

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Geneviève Lagacé

Geneviève Lagacé. Organist, harpsichordist, b Montreal 14 Nov 1957; premier prix organ (CMM) 1976. She studied organ with her father, Bernard, and harpsichord with her mother, Mireille, 1973-7 at the CMM.

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Jean J. Charest

Jean J. Charest, lawyer, politician, premier of Québec from 2003 to 2012 (born at Sherbrooke, Qué, 24 June 1958). Charest received both his undergraduate degree and a degree in law at Sherbrooke University. He was first elected as Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke in 1984.

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Herbert Belyea

(Warren) Herbert Belyea. Teacher, choir conductor, composer, poet, b Winnipeg 22 Dec 1917, d Winnipeg 4 Aug 2001; BA (St John's College, Winnipeg) 1948, B ED (Manitoba) 1953, M ED (Manitoba) 1961.

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Evergon

  Evergon, photographer (b at Niagara Falls, Ont 1946). The artist abandoned his birth name at the beginning of his professional career. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from MOUNT ALLISON UNIVERSITY in Sackville, NB, in 1970, and an MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1974.

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Angèle Dubeau

She toured 1977-81 with the Jeunesses musicales of Canada (Youth and Music Canada) and represented this organization at the International Society for Music Education convention in Bristol, England, in 1982.

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Mel Hurtig

​Melvin Hurtig, OC, publisher, political activist, author (born 24 June 1932 in Edmonton, AB; died 3 August 2016 in Vancouver, BC).

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