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Cavalia

Cavalia, equestrian troop (Shawinigan, 2000 -). Cavalia was conceived by the visionary Normand Latourelle, who had already participated in the CIRQUE DU SOLEIL venture.

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Sir William B. Thornton

Sir William B. Thornton, soldier (b at Ireland 1778 or 1779; d at Greenford, Middlesex, England, April 1840). William Thornton entered the British army as an ensign in the 89th Regiment of Foot in March 1796.

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Holly Dale

Holly Dale, director, producer, editor, writer (born at Toronto 23 Dec 1953). Holly Dale was born into a working-class family in Parkdale, in the west end of Toronto.

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Ami McKay

Ami McKay, novelist, journalist (born in Indiana, USA 1968). Born and raised in rural Indiana, Ami McKay began her career as a music teacher after earning an undergraduate degree in music education and a graduate degree in musicology at Indiana State University.

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Monique Jean

Monique Jean. Composer, born Caraquet, NB, 17 Apr 1960. Monique Jean studied electroacoustic composition at the University of Montreal under Francis Dhomont. She figures among the most active and prolific electroacoustic composers of her generation.

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Michael Oesterle

Michael Oesterle. Composer, born Ulm, Germany, 29 Jun 1968; B MUS (British Columbia) 1992. Michael Oesterle immigrated to Canada in 1982.

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Mark Robson

Mark Robson, director, editor, writer, producer (born at Montréal 4 Dec 1913; died at London, UK 20 Jun 1978). Mark Robson was educated at the University of California and began his career as a prop boy for Twentieth Century Fox.

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Louis B. Mayer

Louis B. Mayer, born Eliezer Mayer, studio executive (born at Minsk, Russia ca 1885; died at Los Angeles, Ca 29 Oct 1957). Louis B. Mayer's working-class family immigrated to New York when he was a small child, and in 1890 moved to Saint John, NB, where his father became a junk dealer.

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Alexis Smith

Margaret Alexis Fitzsimmons Smith, actor (born 8 June 1921 in Penticton, BC; died 9 June 1993 in Los Angeles, California). Alexis Smith was a movie star during Hollywood’s golden age, sharing the screen with some of the era’s most celebrated performers, such as Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, William Holden and Cary Grant. She took a hiatus from Hollywood for a decade before winning a Tony Award in 1971 for her performance in Stephen Sondheim’s hit Broadway musical, Follies. Smith appeared in such television series as The Love Boat, Dallas and Cheers, and such films as The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944), Rhapsody in Blue (1945), the Canadian tax shelter thriller The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976), and Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence (1993).

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Danielle Goyette

Danielle Goyette, hockey player, coach (born 30 January 1966 in Saint-Nazaire d'Acton, QC). Goyette was a member of the Canadian women’s national hockey team from 1991 to 2008. In 172 international matches, she won eight world championships, twenty gold medals, and four silver medals. She is a member of the Quebec Sports Hall of Fame, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and the Hockey Hall of Fame. Goyette was named to the Order of Hockey in Canada in 2018.

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David Earle

In 1968 he returned to Toronto and joined Peter RANDAZZO, formerly of the Martha Graham Dance Company, and fellow Torontonian, Patricia BEATTY, in co-founding the TORONTO DANCE THEATRE (TDT).

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Michael Sarrazin

Michael Sarrazin, born Jacques Michel André Sarrazin, actor (born at Quebec City 22 May 1940, died at Montréal 17 Apr 2011). Michael Sarrazin prepared for the stage at New York City's famed Actors Studio.

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Betty Farrally

Betty Farrally, née Hey, dancer, teacher, ballet director (b at Bradford, Eng 5 May 1915; d at Kelowna, BC 9 Apr 1989). As co-founder of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and later through her teaching, Farrally was a significant force in the development of ballet in Canada.

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Uri Mayer

Uri Mayer. Conductor, violist, born Tîrgu-Mures, Rumania, 4 Aug 1946, naturalized Canadian 1976; post-graduate diploma (Juilliard) 1970, Hon D MUS (Western Ontario) 2009.

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Yuli Turovsky

He began studying cello at the age of seven. He first attended the Moscow Central Music 1946-57, then pursued his studies at the Moscow Conservatory with Galina Kozolupova 1957-69.

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Donald Shebib

In the summer of 1969, on a miniscule budget of less than $75 000, he directed the cinéma-vérité-influenced docudrama GOIN' DOWN THE ROAD on the streets of Toronto.

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Alys Robi

Alys (Alice) Robi (b Robitaille). Singer, (b Quebec City 3 Feb 1923, d 28 May 2011). As a child she made debuts in Quebec City at the Capitol Theatre (in the revue Ten Nights in a Bar Room ) and on radio stations CHRC and CKCV.

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Geraldine Van Bibber

Geraldine Van Bibber (née Kelly), public servant, businesswoman and commissioner of Yukon (b at Dawson, YT 3 July 1951). Geraldine Van Bibber was born and raised in DAWSON, YT, and is of GWICH'IN and Irish descent.

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William Evans

William Evans, journalist, agronomist (b at Carana, Ire 22 Nov 1786; d at Côte St-Paul, Canada E 1 Feb 1857). Evans immigrated to Lower Canada in 1819 and settled on a farm in Côte St-Paul near Montréal.