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Wen Wei Wang

Despite his parents' attempts to guide him into the painting or music, Wen Wei Wang felt called to dance from an early age. His professional training began at the school of the Langzhou Regional Dance Company in 1978, and 4 years later he joined the professional troupe.

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Wendel Meldrum

After the latter show's quick demise, Meldrum went on to play some of her most endearing characters in iconic television series The Wonder Years and Seinfeld. Her feature film work includes the Canadian period drama Beautiful Dreamers (1990) and the science fiction comedy Blast from the Past (1999).

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Wendy Crewson

Wendy Jane Crewson, actor (born 9 May 1956 in Hamilton, ON). One of Canadian television’s best-known and most honoured actors, Wendy Crewson has won multiple Gemini Awards for her work in Canadian TV series and TV movies. She has also enjoyed a prolific film career and has acted opposite such Hollywood stars as Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, Robert Redford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rachel McAdams, Ellen Page and Arnold Schwarzenegger. An outspoken advocate for Canadian film and television, she has been inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame and received the Gemini Humanitarian Award, ACTRA’s Award of Excellence, and the Earle Grey Award for lifetime achievement in Canadian television.

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Wendy Lill

Wendy Lill's first stage play On the Line (Agassiz Theatre, 1982) was an agitprop piece about a strike by immigrant women working in the garment industry in Winnipeg.

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Wendy Tilby

Tilby made Strings (1991), a charming tale about an elderly man living in an apartment below a woman his own age. The woman is working on a model of the Titanic while the man plays a violin in a string quartet with friends. A leak from the woman's apartment sends the man upstairs.

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Wesley Berg

Wesley (Peter) Berg. Musicologist, teacher, administrator, b Altona, Man, 5 Nov 1942; BA (Manitoba) 1966; AWBM 1966; B MUS (Alberta) 1970; M MUS (Alberta) 1971; PH D (University of Washington) 1979. Berg studied piano with G.

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Whitfield Carey

(George) Whitfield Carey. Businessman, baritone, b Millgrove, near Hamilton, Ont, 9 Jul 1851, d Hamilton 13 Mar 1922. At first a farmer, he and his brother Abiathar (b Millgrove 1864, d there 1949) established the Carey Music Store (later renamed the George W.

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Wilf Carter

Wilf (Wilfred Arthur Charles) Carter. Singer-songwriter, guitarist, b Port Hilford, on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, 18 Dec 1904, d Scottsdale, Arizona, 5 Dec 1996. Inspired by a touring Swiss yodeller, Carter began to sing as a boy.

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Wilf Carter

Wilfred Arthur Charles Carter, Wilf, singer, songwriter (b at Port Hilford, NS 18 Dec 1904; d at Scottsdale, AZ, 5 Dec 1996). He left the Maritimes in the 1920s and reached Alberta, becoming a cowboy and part-time entertainer. In 1930 he made his radio debut in Calgary.

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Wilfred Pelletier

Wilfred Pelletier (also Peltier), or Baibomsey, meaning "traveller," Odawa wise man, philosopher, author (b on Wikwemikong Reserve, Manitoulin I, Ont 16 Oct 1927; died at Ottawa 2 Jul 2000).

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Wilfred Watson

Wilfred Watson, poet, playwright, professor emeritus of English literature at the University of Alberta (b at Rochester, Eng 1 May 1911; d at Nanaimo 25 Mar 1998).

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Wilfrid Eggleston

Wilfrid Eggleston, journalist (b at Lincoln, Eng 25 Mar 1901; d at Ottawa 13 June 1986). Raised on an Alberta homestead, he took a BA at Queen's (1926) before becoming a journalist, briefly in Lethbridge and then in Toronto.

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Wilfrid Pelletier

Wilfrid Pelletier, conductor, pianist, administrator (b at Montréal 20 June 1896; d at New York City, NY 9 Apr 1982). He played a major role in the formation of Québec musical life, especially in the field of lyric theatre (opera) and with young people.

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Will Ogilvie

Will Ogilvie, painter (b at Stutterheim, S Africa 30 Mar 1901; d at Toronto 30 Aug 1989). The first official Canadian war artist (appointed January 1943), Will Ogilvie painted many of his war works under fire, for which he was awarded the OBE. In Johannesburg, Ogilvie studied with Erich Mayer.

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Will R. Bird

William Richard Bird, novelist (b at East Mapleton, NS 11 May 1891; d at Sackville, NB 28 Jan 1984). Bird had a diverse career while at the same time publishing almost annually for 4 decades.

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Willi Zwozdesky

Willi Zwozdesky. Conductor, arranger, teacher, baritone, b Bonnyville, Alta, 1 Sep 1955; B MUS (Alberta) 1977, MA and M MUS (U of Washington) 1981. Willi Zwozdesky studied music theory and conducting, and in 1987 studied arts administration on scholarship at the Banff Centre School of Management.

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William Aide

William (John) Aide. Pianist, teacher, writer, b Timmins, Ont, 27 Mar 1938; LRCT 1959, Artist Diploma (Toronto) 1959, B SC music (Juilliard) 1962.