Search for "New France"

Displaying 3281-3300 of 5476 results
Article

Marcus Adeney

Marcus Adeney. Cellist, writer, teacher, b London 1 Jul 1900, naturalized Canadian 1904, d Toronto 2 Mar 1998. As a child he studied violin with his mother, Ethelwyn Davies Adeney, a music teacher and a cousin of (Sir) Walford Davies. He began cello studies in Hamilton with J.

Article

David Buchbinder

David Buchbinder, who holds dual citizenship, grew up in St. Louis, and began trumpet lessons with the principal trombone player of the St. Louis Symphony at the age of 7. When he was 9, his family moved to Toronto, and he did not resume lessons on the instrument until about 1979 with Freddie Stone.

Article

Theodore Baerg

Theodore (Paul) Baerg. Baritone, teacher, b Mountain Lake, Minn, 19 Dec 1952 of Canadian parents; B MUS (Wilfrid Laurier) 1977. As a student, Baerg sang in amateur church groups and in a quartet, the Gospel Minstrels, which toured Ontario and Manitoba.

Article

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.

Article

Louise Penny

Louise Penny, writer (born 1 July 1958 in Toronto, ON). Upon receiving her Bachelor of Applied Arts in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson Polytechnic in 1979, Louise Penny began a lengthy career as a radio host and journalist with the CBC.

Article

Alexander Wilson

Alexander Sheldon Wilson (born at Montréal, Que 1 Dec 1907; died at Hidalgo, Tex 9 Dec 1994). Alex Wilson was a sprinter who wore the Canadian colours in the 1928 and 1932 Summer Olympics in track and field.

Article

Émilie Heymans

A 6 time PAN AMERICAN medallist and 3 time OLYMPIC GAMES medallist, success began early for Heymans, who had won 30 national titles by the time she was 19.

Article

Elizabeth Benson Guy

Elizabeth Benson Guy. Soprano, born Halifax, NS, 7 Dec 1925; died Scarborough, ON, 8 Jul 2010. Raised in Bridgewater, NS, she studied first with her mother, Sarah Louise Anderson, a European-trained singer, and 1942-5 with Ernesto Vinci in Halifax.

Article

John Strachan

Strachan lost his father when he was 14. He entered the University of Aberdeen at only 16 and supported his widowed mother through teaching.

Article

Napoléon Bisson

(Joseph Georges) Napoléon Bisson. Baritone, b Montreal 17 Dec 1922, d Chambly, Que 17 Apr 2008; premier prix Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal (CMM) 1953.

Article

Pudlo Pudlat

In contrast with most of his contemporaries, Pudlo included in his imagery icons of the modern technology that has brought such profound changes to the Canadian North.

Article

Léo Roy

Léo Roy. Composer, writer on music, pianist, organist, teacher, b Quebec City 27 Nov 1887, d there 1 Sep 1974. As a child he studied harmonica, xylophone, piano, organ, trumpet, trombone, horn, and double-bass with his father, Philéas.

Article

Irene Jessner

​Irene Jessner, soprano, teacher (born 28 August 1901 in Vienna, Austria; died 10 January 1994 in Toronto, ON).

Article

John Oswald

John (Anthony) Oswald. Composer, saxophonist, record producer, dancer, writer, b Kitchener, Ont, 30 May 1953. His teachers included R. Murray Schafer and Barry Truax at Simon Fraser University and David Rosenboom, Casey Sokol, Richard Teitelbaum, and James Tenney at York University.

Article

Natalie MacMaster

Natalie MacMaster. Fiddler, step dancer, composer, producer, teacher, b Inverness County, NS, 13 Jun 1972; B Ed (Nova Scotia Teachers' College), hon doctorate (St. Thomas) 2003, hon D MUS (Niagara U, NY) 2006.

Article

Lionel Conacher

Lionel Pretoria Conacher, all-round athlete, politician (born 24 May 1900 in Toronto, Ontario; died 26 May 1954 in Ottawa, Ontario).

Article

Indigenous Land Claims in Canada

Land claims seek to address wrongs made against Indigenous peoples, their rights and lands, by the federal and provincial or territorial governments. There are different types of land claims. Comprehensive claims (also known as modern treaties) deal with Indigenous rights, while specific claims concern the government’s outstanding obligations under historic treaties or the Indian Act. There are many ongoing comprehensive and specific claims negotiations in Canada.