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Bernard Naylor

Bernard (James)Naylor. Composer, conductor, organist, b Cambridge, England, 22 Nov 1907, d Bassenthwaite, Cumbria, England, 19 or 20 May 1986; B MUS (Oxford) 1930, honorary LLD (Manitoba) 1980, honorary LLD (Winnipeg) 1980.

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John Neilson

John Neilson. Publisher, politician, b Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, 17 Jul 1776, d Quebec City 1 Feb 1848.

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Hawksley Workman

Workman's music has been described as "glam-rock" and "cabaret-pop." His tracks feature soaring melodies and poignant lyrics, and can range from upbeat pop productions to tender folk- and country-influenced ballads.

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Roger James Rossiter

Roger James Rossiter, biochemist, neurological scientist (b at Glenelg, Australia 24 July 1913; d at Helsinki, Finland 21 Feb 1976). Rossiter pioneered studies of the nervous system's chemical composition and was prominent in the development of biochemistry in Canada.

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Jean-Pierre Ferland

Jean-Pierre Ferland. Singer, songwriter, b Montreal 24 Jun 1934. Jean-Pierre Ferland began his music career as a clerk for CBC Montreal during the years 1954-8, where his colleagues encouraged him to develop his singing talent.

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Kornelius Neufeld

Kornelius (Herman) Neufeld. Choir conductor, educator, administrator, composer, b Nikolajewa, south Russia, 10 Dec 1892, d Winkler, Man, 14 Jan 1957. As a youth he studied voice at the Moscow Cons and with Max Pohl in Berlin and sang in Moscow's Simin Opera Chorus.

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John Newmark

John (Hans Joseph) Newmark (Neumark). Pianist, accompanist, chamber musician, b Bremen, Germany, 12 Jun 1904, naturalized Canadian 1946, d Montreal, 14 Oct 1991; honorary D MUS (McGill) 1975.

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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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Norwegian Music in Canada

It is believed that the Norse (Vikings) visited North America around the year 1000. However, people from modern Norway, the western kingdom of the Scandinavian peninsula, immigrated to Canada from the USA during the 1890s and moved into the Prairies and particularly to British Columbia, whose coastline so closely resembled that of their homeland.

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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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