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Vancouver Feature: Joe Fortes Saves Lives, Wins Hearts
Vancouver’s “Citizen of the Century” was a portly Barbadian-born barman named Joe Fortes. Living in a small cottage near the bandstand in Alexandra Park, Fortes was the first official lifeguard at English Bay beach. He taught hundreds of Vancouverites how to swim.
Félix Auger-Aliassime, tennis player (born 8 August 2000 in Montreal, QC). Félix Auger-Aliassime is one of the world’s rising tennis stars. In 2015, he became the youngest player ever to win a professional match and the youngest player ever to reach the Top 800 in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings. In 2015, he and Denis Shapovalov won Canada’s first Junior Davis Cup title, as well as the junior boys doubles title at the US Open. By the age of 20, Auger-Aliassime had reached the final of five ATP Tour events. During the 2019 ATP Tour season, he rose 91 places in the world rankings, from No. 108 to No. 17.
Hugh John Hood, writer, academic (b at Toronto 30 Apr 1928; d at Montreal 1 Aug 2000). Hood's writings present a view of Canadian experience in this century realistic in detail and emblematic in intent.
Marian Mildred Dale Scott
Marian Mildred Dale Scott, painter (b at Montréal 26 June 1906; d at Montreal 28 Nov 1993). For 50 years Scott experimented with fresh art forms, reaching for symmetry, often through repetition of small abstract forms.
Bruno Gerussi, actor (born at Medicine Hat, Alta 1928; died at Vancouver, BC 21 Nov 1995). He is well known as the actor who played Nick Adonidas on "The Beachcombers," one of the longest-running and most successful series in CBC television history.
Luc Plamondon, lyricist (b at Saint-Raymond-de-Portneuf, Qué 2 Mar 1945). His studies included piano, theatre, pedagogy, and letters, leading to advanced degree work in French literature, art history, and to a graduate degree in English from the West London College.
Barrie Central Collegiate Band
Barrie Central Collegiate Band. High school band of approximately 90 members, founded in 1923 at Barrie, Ont, by W. Allen Fisher (1905-89, a teacher 1931-72 of English and history, honorary LL D Queen's 1972, Member of the Order of Canada 1973).
Bouchard Launches a Broadside
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES, Lucien. The charismatic leader who came this close to driving his flock out to greener pastures in a referendum 10 years ago now warns that Quebec is bound for the slag heap of history if it doesn't reform quickly.
Agnes Maule Machar
Agnes Maule Machar, novelist, poet, historian (b at Kingston, Ont 23 Jan 1837; d there 24 Jan 1927). An important reformist and literary figure in Victorian Canada, she was a prolific writer who published poetry, several novels and volumes of history and biography.
Alan Cumyn, writer (b at Ottawa 1960). Alan Cumyn was born and grew up in Ottawa. He spent one year at Royal Roads Military College in Victoria, BC, and then transferred to Queen's University, where he completed a BA in English and History.
Acadian Expulsion (the Great Upheaval)
Soldiers rounding up terrified civilians, expelling them from their land, burning their homes and crops ‒ it sounds like a 20th century nightmare in one of the world's trouble spots, but it describes a scene from Canada's early history, the Deportation of the Acadians.
Timothy (James) McGee. Musicologist, teacher, b Glens Falls, NY, 23 Nov 1936; B MUS ED (Notre Dame) 1958, MA music history (Connecticut) 1961, PH D musicology (Pittsburgh) 1974. In addition to his degree studies, McGee also studied performance 1959-60 at Yale University.
Queen Elizabeth II Turns 70
At last, it may all be getting under her skin: the nagging press, the embarrassing sons and their spendthrift wives, even the clamor about her wealth.
Pierre Gaudard, photographer (b at Marvelise, France 6 Oct 1927; d at France 22 July 2010). Gaudard, who immigrated to Canada in 1952, became one of the most respected documentary photographers in the country by the 1960s.
Sir Hugh Andrew Allan
Sir Hugh Andrew Montagu Allan, banker, shipowner, sportsman (b at Montréal 13 Oct 1860; d there 26 Sept 1951), second son of Sir Hugh ALLAN. To avoid confusion with his cousin Hugh Andrew Allan (1857-1938), he changed his name to Hugh Montagu in 1878.
On 28 January 1937, Morenz sustained a broken leg that proved to be a career-ending injury. In the months that followed, his health gradually declined, culminating in his death on 8 March of the same year.
William McIntosh, fur trader (b at Grand Rapids, US 1784; d 16 Feb 1842). By 1816 a wintering partner in the North West Company, he had previously been positioned at Lesser Slave Lake (1803) in the Peace River country (1805) and at Fort Vermilion (1815).