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Charles Lavallée

Charles Lavallée. Conductor, cornetist, music dealer, b Verchères, Lower Canada (Quebec) 13 Jul 1850, d Montreal 28 Nov 1924. He worked with his father, Augustin, as a violin maker and importer of instruments and ran the business on his own after the latter's death.

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Frederic Hund

Hund, Frederic. Music printer, publisher, piano builder, fl 1816-24. In August 1818 Hund advertised in the Quebec Mercury as a music engraver and pianoforte maker, repairman, and tuner recently settled in the city.

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Leslie Alan Reynolds

Leslie Alan Reynolds, sculptor (b at Edmonton 16 May 1947). Like many contemporary sculptors, Alan Reynolds works in a "constructivist" idiom. His initial work in wood was encouraged in 1973 by American sculptor Michael Steiner, whose influence suited Reynolds's personal vision.

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Valérie

Valérie (1969), the first of a group of erotic films now known as "maple-syrup porno," launched the career of director Denis HÉROUX.

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Eva Rose York

Eva Rose York (née Fitch), composer, organist, editor, teacher (born 22 December 1858 in Norwich, Ontario; died 6 February 1938 in Toronto, ON).

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Gwendolyn Ringwood

Ringwood, Gwendolyn, née Pharis, playwright (b at Anatone, Wash 13 Aug 1910; d near Williams Lake, BC 24 May 1984). Ringwood was western Canada's regional dramatist par excellence.

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Frank Henry Sherman

Frank Henry Sherman, trade unionist (b at Gloucester, Eng 10 May 1869; d at Fernie, BC 11 Oct 1909). A former chapel preacher and coal miner, he became an ardent socialist and candidate for the Alberta legislature or Parliament in 1905, 1906 and 1908.

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Edythe Shuttleworth

Edythe (Marjorie) Shuttleworth. Mezzo-soprano b Moosejaw SK, 1907. d Toronto 23 Dec 1983. She studied at the Toronto Conservatory of Music and in Italy under Giovanni Binetti, a coach at La Scala.

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Sylvia Grant

Sylvia (b Shapiro) Grant. Soprano, b Calgary 25 Aug 1928; BA sociology (Toronto) 1950. A pupil of Ernesto Vinci, in 1952 she won the Grand Prize on 'Opportunity Knocks'.

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Henry Jones

Henry Jones, community founder (b at Plympton St Maurice, Eng 21 or 22 May 1776; d at Maxwell, Ont 21 Oct 1852). A Royal Navy purser, Jones was probably the first socialist in British North America.

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Brethren in Christ

Brethren in Christ (identified as "Tunkers" in Canada in the 19th century) were a group of Christians who shared the Anabaptist belief in adult baptism.

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Vernon Ellis

Vernon (Austin) Ellis. Educator, pianist, adjudicator, b Port Maitland, NS, 20 Jun 1930; B MUS (Acadia) 1952, M MUS (ESM, Rochester) 1960.

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John Bell

John Bell, fur trader, explorer (b on the Isle of Mull, Scot 1799; d at Saugeen, Ont 24 June 1868). John Bell joined the North West Company as a clerk in 1818.

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Kenneth George McKenzie

Kenneth George McKenzie, neurosurgeon (b at Toronto 13 June 1892; d there 11 Feb 1964). After graduating with an MB from the University of Toronto in 1914, he saw medical service overseas during WWI.