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Micheline Tessier

(Hélène) Micheline Tessier. Soprano, teacher, administrator, b Paris 21 Jul 1932, d Montreal 25 Feb 2006; lauréat voice (AMQ) 1950, BES (Quebec Ministry of Education) 1970. Tessier studied voice with Roger Filiatrault 1945-9 at the École normale de musique in Westmount and 1949-53 privately.

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Herman Geiger-Torel

Herman Geiger-Torel (b Hermann Geiger). Opera director and administrator, teacher, b Frankfurt-am-Main, 13 Jul 1907, d Toronto, 6 Oct 1976; honorary LLD (Prince of Wales, PEI) 1967. His mother was the pianist and composer Rosy Geiger-Kullmann (1886-1964).

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Marilyn Trenholme Counsell

Marilyn Trenholme Counsell, physician, politician, lieutenant-governor of NEW BRUNSWICK (b at Baie Verte, NB). She grew up in the coastal village of Baie Verte, New Brunswick, and received her high school education at the Port Elgin Regional Memorial School where she graduated as valedictorian.

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Ralph Grierson

Ralph (Edwin) Grierson. Pianist, harpsichordist, keyboard synthesist, composer, b New Westminster, BC, 23 Jun 1942; B MUS (Southern California) 1966, M MUS (Southern California) 1968. His teachers 1948-62 in New Westminster, BC, and in Vancouver were Priscilla Eastman, Glenn Nelson, and Glen Geary.

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Bernard Lord

Bernard Lord, lawyer, businessman, premier of New Brunswick 1999-2006 (born 27 September 1965 in Roberval, QC). After becoming New Brunswick's youngest elected premier at age 33, Lord successfully revised the province's Official Languages Act and introduced widely praised measures to improve bilingual services.

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Robert Lalonde

Robert Lalonde, novelist and actor (b at Oka 22 Jul 1947). He completed classical studies at the Collège de Montréal and the Séminaire de Sainte-Therese earning a BA in 1968.

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Reginald Hamel

Reginald Hamel, professor and essayist (b at Frampton, Québec, 1931). Early on, he demonstrated an encyclopaedic mind and an insatiable curiosity that enabled him to switch from business studies to the Humanities, then join the army as an artillery officer.

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Walter Allward

Walter Seymour Allward, sculptor (born 18 November 1876 in Toronto; died 24 April 1955 in Toronto). Walter Allward cemented his reputation as one of Canada’s greatest monumental sculptors with the mammoth Canadian National Vimy Memorial in Vimy, France (1922–36), which commemorated the important Battle of Vimy Ridge (April 1917) and the more than 11,000 Canadians listed as missing in action during the First World War.

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Walter Learning

Walter John Learning, CM, ONB, director, actor, playwright (born 16 November 1938 in Quidi Vidi, NL; died 5 January 2020 in Fredericton, NB). The father of anglophone theatre in New Brunswick, Walter Learning founded Fredericton’s Theatre New Brunswick in 1969. He served as its artistic director until 1978 while co-writing plays with Alden Nowlan. Learning was also the theatre officer at the Canada Council for the Arts (1978–82), the artistic director of the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company (1982–87) and the artistic director of the Charlottetown Summer Festival (1987–92). He received the Order of New Brunswick and was a Member of the Order of Canada.

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Hubert Loiselle

Hubert Loiselle, actor (b at Montréal 17 Feb 1932; d there 16 Nov 2004). On Québec stages and screens for more than forty years, this likeable actor left his mark on several roles, particularly supporting ones, for his good nature, charm, and sensitivity.

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Feist

Leslie Feist, singer, songwriter, musician (b at Amherst, NS 13 Feb 1976). Feist spent her teen years in Calgary and became lead vocalist for a local punk band called Placebo when she was 15.

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Sally Clark

In 1983 she directed Ten Ways to Abuse an Old Woman, her first one-act play, at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre's Rhubarb Festival. Her breakthrough came in 1984 when Clarke Rogers directed her first full-length play, Lost Souls and Missing Persons, at Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto.

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Herbert L. Clarke

Herbert L. (Lincoln) Clarke. Cornetist, bandmaster, violinist, violist, composer, b Woburn, Mass, 12 Sep 1867, d Long Beach, Cal, 30 Jan 1945. His father, William Horatio Clarke (1840-1913), was appointed organist-choirmaster at Jarvis St Baptist Church, Toronto, in 1880.

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Mother Marie de St-Joseph

Mother Marie de St-Joseph (b Marie de Savonnières de la Troche). Ursuline nun, musician, b Château de Saint-Germain in Anjou, France, 7 Sep 1616, d Quebec City 4 Apr 1652. She joined the Ursulines at Tours at 14 and sailed to Canada in 1639 in company with Mother Marie de l'Incarnation.

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Susur Lee

Susur Lee, chef, restaurateur (born 1 January 1958 in Hong Kong). Susur Lee is a celebrated pioneer of modern Chinese cuisine and “fusion” cooking. He has received the prestigious CAA Five Diamond Award in Cannes, France, and was named one of the “ten chefs of the millennium” by Toronto-based Food & Wine magazine.

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Abenaki

Abenaki (also referred to as Wobanaki or Wabanaki) take their name from a word in their own language meaning “dawn-land people” or “people from the east.” Their traditional lands included parts of southeastern Quebec, western Maine and northern New England. As of 2021, the total registered population of Abenaki people on the Wôlinak and Odanak reserves in Quebec is 469 and 2,747, respectively.