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Félicité Angers (Laure Conan)

Félicité Angers, pen name Laure Conan, writer (b at La Malbaie, Qué 9 Jan 1845; d at Québec C 6 June 1924). A witness to her times and the first French Canadian female novelist, Conan's writings followed the triple imperative of family, nation and religion.

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Francis Nicholson

Francis Nicholson, soldier, governor of NS (b at Downholme, Eng 12 Nov 1655; d at London, Eng 5 Mar 1727/28). He led 2 unsuccessful attacks on Canada via the Hudson River and Lake CHAMPLAIN (1709 and 1711).

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Almighty Voice

Almighty Voice (or Kitchi-manito-waya, meaning “Voice of the Great Spirit,” also known as Jean-Baptiste), Cree, outlaw (born around 1875 near Duck Lake, SK; died 30 May 1897 at Batoche, SK).

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Tommy Ambrose

Tommy Ambrose, pop singer, composer (b at Toronto 19 Oct 1939). The creator of many of Canada's most successful advertising jingles - including those for Labatt's Blue, Smarties, Eggs get crackin', and Milk - Ambrose is also well known as a club performer and broadcaster.

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Henry Hicks

Henry Davies Hicks, lawyer, politician, university president, philatelist, premier of NS 1954-56 (b at Bridgetown, NS 5 Mar 1915; d at St Croix, NS 9 Dec 1990).

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Gary Buck

Gary Ralph Buck, singer, songwriter, record producer, executive, administrator, (born 21 March 1940 in Thessalon, ON; died 14 October 2003 in Didsbury, AB). One of Canadian country music’s most accomplished and versatile talents, Gary Buck excelled at virtually every aspect of the business during his 45-year career.

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Jean Béliveau

Joseph Jean Arthur “Le Gros Bill” Béliveau, CC, GOQ, hockey player (born 31 August 1931 in Trois-Rivières, QC; died 2 December 2014 in Longueuil, QC). Jean Béliveau was one of the most iconic players in the history of the Montreal Canadiens and the National Hockey League (NHL). The fourth player in NHL history to score 500 goals and the second to amass 1,000 points, he was awarded the Hart Trophy (1956, 1964), the Art Ross Trophy (1956) and the Conn Smythe Trophy (1965). His 17 Stanley Cups wins — 10 as a player and 7 as a team executive — is an unequalled NHL record. A member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and Canada’s Walk of Fame, Béliveau was made a Companion of the Order of Canada and a Grand Officer of the Ordre national du Québec. He is widely regarded as one of the best and most gracious players in NHL history, a renowned ambassador for the game of hockey.

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Jean de Brébeuf

Brébeuf, an accomplished linguist, supervised the preparation of a Huron grammar and dictionary. In 1640, following a devastating smallpox epidemic, the Huron attacked him and his companion and damaged their mission.

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John Bartlet Brebner

John Bartlet Brebner, historian (b at Toronto 19 May 1895; d at New York C, NY 9 Nov 1957). Educated at University of Toronto, Oxford and Columbia University, he taught 1921-25 at U of T and then moved to Columbia U for the rest of his academic life.

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François Barbeau

François Barbeau, costume designer, theatre director, artistic director, set designer (b at Montréal 20 July 1935). François Barbeau's career in the Québec theatre rests not only on flawless knowledge of fashion, cut, and character creation, but also on the use and even the design of material.

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Miller Gore Brittain

Miller Gore Brittain, painter (b at Saint John, NB 12 Nov 1912; d there 21 Jan 1968). His early paintings, inspired by life in Saint John, were in the style promoted by the Art Students League, New York, which he attended 1930-32.

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Charles Alexander McDowell

Charles Alexander McDowell, physical chemist (born 29 August 1918 in Belfast, Ireland; died 18 September 2001). McDowell came to Canada in 1955 as head of the chemistry department of the University of British Columbia.

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Walter Broda

Walter Broda, "Turk," hockey player (b at Brandon, Man 15 May 1914; d at Toronto 17 Oct 1972). He was an outstanding goaltender with TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS 1936-52, winning the VÉZINA TROPHY in 1941 and 1948, and

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BTO

BTO, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, rock band including Robin Bachman, Randy Bachman, Blair Thornton and Fred Turner. They were internationally popular during the mid-1970s. BTO's third album Not Fragile, spawned the million-selling single "You Ain't Seen Nuthin' Yet.

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