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France Dion

(Marie Marguerite Aline) France Dion. Soprano, teacher, born Québec City 16 May 1929; died Boucherville 2 Jul 2011.

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William Needles

William (Bill) Needles, CM, actor, teacher (born 2 January 1919 in Yonkers, New York; died 12 January 2016 in Alliston, Ontario) William Needles is best known as a founding member of the Stratford Festival, where he appeared in over 100 roles.

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Ron Collier

Ronald William Collier, OC, trombonist, composer, arranger, conductor, teacher (born 3 July 1930 in Coleman, AB; died 22 October 2003 in Toronto, ON).

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W. Waugh Lauder

W. (William) Waugh Lauder. Pianist, lecturer, writer, b Oshawa, Canada West (Ontario), 24 Oct 1857, d Maywood, Illinois, 7 Aug 1931. His mother, Marie Elise Turner, was a gifted writer; his father, Abram W. Lauder, was a barrister and, after 1867, a member of the Ontario legislature.

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Roger Matton

Roger Matton, composer, teacher, ethnomusicologist (b at Granby, Qué 18 May 1929, d at Québec City, 7 Jun 2004).

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Owen Beverly Beattie

Owen Beverly Beattie, anthropologist, professor (b at Victoria, BC 3 June 1949). A professor of anthropology at the University of Alberta, Beattie gained international attention in 1984 for his investigation of the 1845 Franklin expedition disaster.

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Stanley Morel Cosgrove

In 1953 Cosgrove received a Canadian government fellowship to continue his studies in France where he fostered an early interest in the work of the French painters Braque and Rouault. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s Cosgrove was involved in other pursuits besides his painting.

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Sonnet L'Abbé

Sonnet L'Abbé, poet, literary critic, teacher (born at Toronto, Ont, 24 September 1973). Sonnet L'Abbé's poetic themes of ethnicity and environmentalism display the influence of her father, a FRANCO-ONTARIAN potter, and mother, a Guyanese artist.

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Laure Waridel

Laure Waridel, CM, CQ, social activist, author, environmentalist, lecturer and columnist (born 10 January 1973 in Chesalles-sur-Oron, Switzerland). Regarded as one of the 25 most influential political personalities in Québec, Laure Waridel holds an honorary doctorate from the Université du Québec à Rimouski, the Insigne du mérite from the Université de Montréal, and the rank of Knight of the Order of La Pléiade. She is a co-founder of Équiterre, a Québec organization that encourages individuals and governments to make choices that are fair, ecological and consistent with the principles of solidarity. The author of a number of books and essays on environmental issues, Waridel has contributed to many magazines, such as Voir and Reader’s Digest, in addition to hosting the radio show Acheter, c’est voter on Radio-Canada. She is currently strategic advisor for CIRODD, an interdisciplinary centre for research on operationalization of sustainable development. This centre is based at Polytechnique Montréal, and its membership includes over 80 researchers.

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Canada's "Founding Mothers" of French Immersion

Olga Melikoff, Murielle Parkes and Valerie Neale were leaders of the parent group behind the creation, in 1965, of Canada's first bilingual education program, at Margaret Pendlebury Elementary School in the Montreal suburb of Saint-Lambert, Quebec. Their education activism laid the groundwork for the French immersion system in Canada. As a result of their efforts, Melikoff, Parkes and Neale are often referred to as Canada’s “founding mothers" of French immersion.

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Jean Bédard

Jean Bédard, philosopher and social supporter (b 1950). Jean Bédard appeared like a meteor on the literary scene. In 1996, at his riverside home at Saint-Fabien-sur-mer near Rimouski, he inaugurated seminars for reflective thought on Western culture and modernity.

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Richard B. Wright

Richard Bruce Wright, novelist, editor, teacher (born 4 March 1937 in Midland, ON; died 7 February 2017). Richard Wright's novels frequently explore lives in urban Canada and crises of personal identity in modern cities.

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Maryvonne Kendergi

Maryvonne Kendergi, Armenian pianist, broadcaster, teacher, musicologist, administrator (b at Aïntab (now Gaziantep) Turkey 15 Aug 1915, naturalized Canadian 1960, d Montreal, 27 Sep 2011).

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John Beckwith

His paternal forebears settled in Nova Scotia in 1760. Both parents were musical and encouraged the development of his talent. In Victoria he sang in the Anglican Cathedral choir directed by Stanley Bulley and studied piano at the age of six with Ogreta McNeill, then with Gwendoline Harper.

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Al Baculis

Al Baculis (Joseph George Alphonse Allan). Alto and tenor saxophonist, clarinetist, composer, arranger, teacher, b Montreal 21 Nov 1930, d Seminole, Florida 22 Jan 2007; L MUS clarinet (McGill) 1951.