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Stéphane Venne

Stéphane Venne. Singer-songwriter, arranger, record producer, administrator, b Verdun (Montreal) 2 Jul 1941. He taught himself the rudiments of music and at about 15 began composing songs.

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Women's Suffrage

Women in Canada obtained the right to vote in a sporadic fashion. Federal authorities granted them the franchise in 1918, more than two years after the women of Manitoba became the first to vote at the provincial level.

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Timothy Sullivan

Sullivan, Timothy (Richard). Composer, teacher, b Ottawa 16 Dec 1954; B MUS (Toronto) 1979, M MUS (Toronto) 1980. He began piano lessons at 15 and moved to Toronto to study composition with Samuel Dolin in 1974. At the University of Toronto he studied with Walter Buczynski and John Beckwith.

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Sulpicians

Sulpicians, society of diocesan priests founded in Paris in 1641 by Jean-Jacques Olier de Verneuil to put into practice the decisions of the Council of Trent (1545-1563) concerning the formation of diocesan clergy.

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Susan Swan

Susan Jane Swan, novelist, journalist, educator (b at Midland, Ont 9 Jun 1945). After studying English literature at McGill University (BA, 1967), Swan began a career in journalism as education reporter for The Toronto Telegram.

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Walter Susskind

Walter Susskind (Süsskind). Conductor, pianist, composer, b Prague l May l9l3, naturalized British citizen,d Berkeley, Cal, 25 Mar l980.

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Suzie Vinnick

Suzie Vinnick.  Singer, songwriter, bassist, guitarist, born Saskatoon 26 Apr 1970. Vinnick is largely known for her vocal talents but has also worked as a side musician for various other groups.

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Zeyda Suzuki

Zeyda Suzuki (b Ruga). Pianist, teacher, b Havana, Cuba, 29 May l943. She gave her first concert at 5 for the JM in Cuba and then performed on radio and TV. She studied at the Havana Cons.

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Sylvia Tyson

In the duo's last years, Tyson began to perform on her own and was host 1974-80 for the CBC radio folk music program 'Touch the Earth.

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Séraphin Vachon

Séraphin (Dominique) Vachon. Violinist, conductor, composer, teacher, b Quebec City 15 Dec 1841, d Baltimore, Md, 3 Jan 1875. But for the recollections of Nazaire LeVasseur, Vachon's life and career would be all but forgotten today.

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Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq Gillis, CM, throat singer, experimental musician, painter, novelist (born 5 May 1975 in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut). An experimental artist who has achieved a level of mainstream crossover success, Tanya Tagaq blends Inuit throat singing (traditionally done as a duet) with electronic, classical, punk and rock music. The New Yorker characterized Tagaq’s voice as, “guttural heaves, juddering howls and murderous shrieks,” and praised her work for its “fearless lack of inhibition, technical skill and mastery of tradition.”  A Juno Award, Canadian Aboriginal Music Award and Polaris Music Prize winner, Tagaq is part of what has been called the “Indigenous Music Renaissance” — an innovative new generation of Indigenous artists in Canada. She is also an acclaimed author and a Member of the Order of Canada.

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Tagish

Traditionally the Tagish were boreal forest hunters and fishers. By about 1800, however, the near extinction of the coastal sea otter owing to the Euroamerican Fur trade led to a demand for fine land animal furs from the interior.

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Tahltan

Tahltan are Athapaskan-speaking Aboriginal people who occupy an area of northwestern British Columbia centered on the Stikine River. Although these people use several terms to refer to themselves, the designation "Tahltan" comes from the language of their neighbours, the Tlingit.

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Thomas Talbot

After 1825, Talbot's power began to decline for reasons that included a popular spirit of reform, increasing bureaucracy and Talbot's eccentricity. Socially intolerant and exclusive, he lived alone and isolated in his Pt Talbot "castle.

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Tara Whitten

During her undergraduate years at the UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, Whitten ran cross country as a member of the U of A Pandas team.

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Émile Taranto

Taranto, Émile. Violinist, teacher, b Montreal, of Italian parents, 1878, d there 27 Aug 1936. At six he began studying violin with Frantz Jehin-Prume, and by 1894 he was a member of Couture's MSO. He also gave many recitals at that time.

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Timothy Taylor

Timothy Taylor, writer (born at Venezuela, 1963). Raised in Vancouver, BC and Edmonton, AB, Timothy Taylor earned an ECONOMICS degree at UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA and an MBA at QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY. He worked in BANKING until leaving the business world to become a writer in 1991.

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Tecumseh

Tecumseh, Shawnee chief, leader of a First Nations confederacy, military leader in the War of 1812 (born circa 1768 in south-central Ohio; died 5 October 1813 near Moraviantown [Thamesville, ON]).

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Veronica Tennant

Veronica Tennant, CC, FRSC, ballet dancer, teacher, choreographer, television producer, director (born 15 January 1946 in London, England). Veronica Tennant is one of the most prominent figures in Canada’s performing arts community. As a leading ballerina with the National Ballet of Canada, she became an international celebrity for her dramatic intensity and superb technique. Since retiring in 1989, she has worked as a teacher and choreographer, and has also forged a successful career as an award-winning TV producer and director specializing in dance programming. Tennant was the first dancer to be appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada (1975) and was promoted to Companion in 2003. A member of Canada’s Walk of Fame and the Encore! Dance Hall of Fame, she has received many awards and honorary degrees, including the Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement.