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Robert Monckton

Robert Monckton, British army officer (b in Yorkshire, Eng 24 June 1726; d at London, Eng 21 May 1782). Monckton arrived in Nova Scotia in 1752 and took part in the establishment of LUNENBURG in 1753.

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Milos Mladenovic

Milos Mladenovic, professor, editor (b S of Belgrade, Serbia 1903; d at Montréal 4 Oct 1984). With degrees in law and commerce from Belgrade and a doctorate from the Sorbonne, he joined McGill's history department in June 1950.

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Jens Haven

Jens Haven, founder of the Moravian mission in Labrador (b at Wust, Jutland, Denmark 23 June 1724; d at Herrnhut, Saxony [E Germany] 16 Apr 1796). After 10 years at the Moravian settlement at Herrnhut (1748-58), he was sent to the Inuit Mission in Greenland.

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Sara Barkin

Sara Barkin. Pianist, soprano, b. Uman, Ukraine, 6 Sep 1908, naturalized Canadian 1934. She studied piano at five with her father and on arriving in Canada in 1925 began several years of study on scholarship at the TCM with W.O. Forsyth and Mona Bates in piano and Nina Gale in voice.

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Marie Hare

Marie Hare (b Whitney). Folksinger, b Strathadam, on Nor'-West Miramichi River, NB, ca 1913. Her grandfather cleared a sizable farm at Strathadam, her father worked in the lumber woods all his life, and her mother was a member of the family celebrated in the song 'The Jones Boys'.

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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'.