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Alanis Obomsawin

Alanis Obomsawin, CC, GOQ, filmmaker, singer, artist, storyteller (born 31 August 1932 near Lebanon, New Hampshire). Alanis Obomsawin is one of Canada’s most distinguished documentary filmmakers. She began her career as a professional singer and storyteller before joining the National Film Board (NFB) in 1967. Her award-winning films address the struggles of Indigenous peoples in Canada from their perspective, giving prominence to voices that have long been ignored or dismissed. A Companion of the Order of Canada and a Grand Officer of the Ordre national du Québec, she has received the Prix Albert-Tessier and the Canadian Screen Awards’ Humanitarian Award, as well as multiple Governor General’s Awards, lifetime achievement awards and honorary degrees.

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Moshe Safdie

Moshe Safdie, CC, architect, professor, urban planner, educator, theorist, author (born 14 July 1938 in Haifa, Palestine [now Israel]). A Companion of the Order of Canada, Moshe Safdie’s architectural designs include residential housing, galleries, fine arts complexes, parks, airports, museums, colleges, libraries, government buildings, memorials, masterplans and multi-use complexes. He is perhaps best known in Canada for the Habitat 67 housing complex in Montreal, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and Vancouver Library Square. Safdie’s influence is wide reaching, covering nearly 100 projects on five continents. His Boston-based office has extended its branches to Jerusalem, Toronto, Singapore and Shanghai.

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Tantoo Cardinal

Rose Marie “Tantoo” Cardinal, CM, actor (born 20 Jul 1950 in Fort McMurray, AB). Cree and Métis actor Tantoo Cardinal has broken barriers for onscreen representation of Indigenous peoples. She has more than 120 film, television and theatre roles to her credit, including the films Dances With Wolves (1990), Black Robe (1991), Smoke Signals (1998) and Through Black Spruce (2018); as well as the TV series Street Legal (1987–94), Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993–95), North of 60 (1993–97), Moccasin Flats (2003-06) and Mohawk Girls (2010–17). She is known for her strong presence, the depth of her performances and her activism on behalf of the environment. A Member of the Order of Canada, she has won a Gemini Award, the Earle Grey Award for lifetime achievement in Canadian television, a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, and a National Aboriginal Achievement Award.

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David Martin

Martin, David. Violinist, teacher, b Winnipeg 2 Aug 1911, d Norwich, England, 17 Feb 1982; LRAM 1931, ARCM 1938, FRAM 1949.

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Harvey Perrin

Perrin, Harvey (Dale). Educator, conductor, violinist, violist, arranger, b Batesville, Ind, 20 Jul 1905, naturalized Canadian 1926, d Toronto 2 Jan 1999; BA (Toronto) 1933, B PAED (Toronto) 1937.

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Donalda James Dickie

Donalda James Dickie, educator, author (b at Hespeler, Ont 5 Oct 1883; d at Haney, BC 1972). Educated at Queen's, Columbia, Oxford and Toronto, Dickie was influential in Alberta education as a NORMAL SCHOOL instructor, curriculum reviser and textbook author.

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G. Roy Fenwick

G. (George) Roy Fenwick. Educator, writer, adjudicator, broadcaster, b Hamilton, Ont, 11 May 1889, d Ottawa 8 Jul 1970; LTCM 1911, B MUS (Toronto) 1927, D MUS (Montreal) 1950. His mother was Maggie Barr, a Scottish soprano.

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Lloyd Powell

Lloyd (Ioan) Powell. Pianist, teacher, b Bridgenorth, Shropshire, of Welsh parents, 22 Aug 1888, d Vancouver 25 Mar 1975. At 10 he entered the RCM and later he studied in Berlin and (with Busoni) in Basel.

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Gilbert Munroe

Gilbert Munroe. Pianist, teacher, administrator, b Winnipeg 18 Jan 1933; ARCT 1954, LRSM 1954, BA (Manitoba) 1955, B ED (Manitoba) 1961, B MUS (Manitoba) 1970, M MUS (Alberta) 1971.

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Moshe Hammer

Moshe Hammer. Violinist, teacher, born Budapest 29 Mar 1946, naturalized Canadian 1975. Moshe Hammer has been a respected international performer, teacher, and advocate for children in the arts.

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Helen Sherry

Helen Sherry (b Davies). Soprano, teacher, adjudicator, b Levenshulme, near Manchester, England, 15 Sep 1884, d Saskatoon 27 Feb 1964.

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Natalie Kuzmich

Natalie (Olga) Kuzmich (b Belz). Educator, producer, adjudicator, b Toronto 22 May 1932; B MUS music education (Toronto) 1954, MA musicology (Toronto) 1968.

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Robert Stangeland

Robert (Alan) Stangeland. Teacher, administrator, pianist, b Chicago 18 Nov 1930, naturalized Canadian 1969; B MUS (Miami) 1952, M MUS (Eastman School of Music [ESM], Rochester) 1953, DMA (ESM, Rochester) 1963.

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Jay Armin

Jay (James) Armin. Teacher, violinist, b Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, 11 Jan 1915 - Toronto, 12 July 2008; BA (Manitoba) 1947, Associate in music PAED (Western Ontario) 1953.

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John Teague

John Teague, contractor, architect (b at Redruth, Cornwall, Eng 3 June 1835; d at Victoria, BC 25 Oct 1902). Teague left England in 1856, going to California via New York. He found work as a general contractor, erecting buildings for mining companies.

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Kaye Dimock Pottie

Kaye Dimock (Frances) Pottie (b King). Soprano, educator, b Avonport, near Kentville, NS, 3 Aug 1937; B MUS (Acadia) 1964, M MUS (Western Ontario) 1980.