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Irish Canadians

The Irish have played an important role in the history of Canada. From their early settlements in Newfoundland, to the larger waves of migrations in the 19th century and the present, the Irish have been ever-present in the Canadian landscape. Irish Canadians have contributed to Canadian society and its economy, and the Irish-Canadian identity continues to be expressed and celebrated.

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Quatuor Bozzini

The Quatuor Bozzini had its origins in 1994 when sisters Stéphanie (viola) and Isabelle (cello) Bozzini, then students at the Université de Montréal, formed a chamber group with other colleagues.

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Ste Marie Among the Hurons

 Lalemant planned an agriculturally self-sufficient, fortified missionary centre, centrally located in Huronia, with easy access to the canoe route to Québec. It was to serve as a retreat for the priests and ultimately to become the nucleus of a Huron Christian community.

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Ronald Turini

Ronald Turini. Pianist, teacher, b Montreal 30 Sep 1934; premier prix (CMM) 1950. Born of a US-Italian father and a Canadian mother of Danish origin, he had piano lessons as a very young child from his mother and from Frank Hanson at the McGill Cons.

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Owen Pallett

Pallett became involved in Toronto's indie music community when he joined the band The Hidden Cameras in 2002. For a short time, he led his own trio, Les Mouches, and was a member of various other bands such as Picastro and Boy Magic.

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François Bourassa

​François Bourassa, pianist, composer and band leader (born 26 September 1959 in Montréal). He is the son of the late Robert Bourassa, former premier of Québec. Considered one of the best jazz pianists in Canada due to his virtuosity, he is highly regarded and appreciated both nationally and internationally.

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No. 2 Construction Battalion

The No. 2 Construction Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) — also known as the Black Battalion — was authorized on 5 July 1916, during the First World War. It was a segregated non-combatant unit, the first and only all-Black battalion in Canadian military history.

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Adrien Hébert

Adrien Hébert's artistic career may be said to have begun in 1909 when he exhibited for the first time at the AAM's Salon du printemps, a venue that regularly featured his works up until 1954. From 1910 to 1960 his paintings were shown at the annual exhibitions of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

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Diamond Jenness

Diamond Jenness, anthropologist, archaeologist, linguist, arctic scholar (born 10 February 1886 in Wellington, New Zealand; died 29 November 1969 in Wakefield, QC).

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Hervé Filion

Hervé Filion, harness-racing trainer and driver (born 1 February 1940 in Angers, QC; died 22 June 2017 in Mineola, New York).

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Pierre Grandmaison

Pierre Grandmaison. Organist, teacher, composer, b Montreal 27 Jul 1949; B MUS (Montreal) 1970. He studied piano with Jeanne Gascon and 1966-70 with Marie Roby and Yvonne Hubert at the École Vincent-d'Indy. He also studied organ with Eugène Lapierre 1968-9 and with Françoise Aubut.

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Louis Lavigueur

Lavigueur, Louis. Conductor, b Quebec City 19 Oct 1949; B MUS (Laval) 1974, M MUS (Laval) 1977. He was introduced to choral conducting at 16 when he was appointed assistant director of the college choir where he studied.

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Brad Fraser

Other early works were Mutants (1980) for Walterdale Theatre in Edmonton and Wolf Boy (1981), which was produced a number of times across the country, culminating in the noted production at Toronto's Theatre Passe Muraille that introduced a young Keanu Reeves to the theatre.