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January 1 Florence Lawrence   Born January 1, 1890 Hamilton, Ontario. Died December 28, 1938. This petite Canadian born actress is universally acknowledged as the world’s first movie star. AtImage result for florence lawrence images age 4 she was performing as “Baby Flo, the Wonder Whistler” on vaudeville. In the pioneer days of filmmaking, credits with the names of actors were not important. She became known simply as the "Biograph Girl". In 1915 she tried to help someone in a studio fire and was badly burned.  She never achieved her former active career.  At the time of her death she had appeared in 250 films! For more information check out http://www.biographcompany.com. or read Florence Lawrence, the Biograph Girl : America's First Movie Star by Kelly R Brown (McFarland, 1999).
  Annie L. Jack.  née Hayr.  Born  January 1, 1839 Northampton, England. Died February 15, 1912.  She was Canada’s first professional woman garden writer.  When she moved to Canada, she used her gardening skills to experiment and make a profit.  Her skills became known throughout North America and she was written up in American publications.  While she wrote and published short stories and poems, it is her horticultural articles for which she is remembered.  Her book The Canadian Gardener : A pocket Help of the Amateur  was published in 1903 and set the gardening standard for all of pre World War 1 Canada. 
January 2 Barbara Lally Pentland  Born January 2, 1912 Winnipeg, Manitoba. Died February 5, 2000. One of the first Canadian composers  to use avant-garde techniques, she has helped introduce 2 generations of young Canadians to modern Music. She was named to the Order of Canada in 1989.
January 3 Ginette Laurin. Born January 3, 1955 Montreal, Quebec. She began her choreographic career in 1979. She founded her own company in 1984. The company appeared at Expo 86 and won the Jean A. Chalmers Award. Since 1986 the company has returned to appear in Europe, the United States of America, Denmark, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.
  Lititia Youmans. (née Creighton) Born January 3, 1927 Hamilton Township, Upper Canada (now Ontario). Died July 18, 1896. After visiting a rally of the American Women's Temperance Crusade in 1874, she returned to Canada full of determination.  Her efforts founded the Women's Christian Temperance Union in Canada and she would be the first president.  She would remain, after 1889, its honorary president for the rest of her life. Read more about her determination in her autobiography Campaign Echoes.
January 4 Jeanne Le Ber. Born January 4, 1662  Montreal, Quebec. Died October 3, 1714. As a young girl she had a dowry of 50,000 écrus and was the most eligible girl in New France. However, Jeanne decided to live a secluded life for 5 years. On the 24 of June 1685 she took a vow of perpetual seclusion, chastity, and poverty. Because of her social rank she retained an attendant. She gave large financial assistance to the building of a new church and a three floor apartment directly behind the alter became her living quarters. She has been studied and her life used as a character in a modern mystery novel Death du Jour by Kathy Reichs in 1998.
  Margaret Kathleen Pegi Nicol MacLeod née  Nicol. Born  January 4, 1904 Listowel, Ontario.  Died February 12, 1949. A painter she was among the first wave of artists of Canadian modernism.  She painted many works of the women’s division of the Armed Forces at the end of World War ll.  She left over 1000 works of art in many media including designs for hooked rugs.
January 5
Myrtle Alice Cook McGowan. née Cook.  Born January 5, 1902 Toronto, Ontario. Died March 18, 1985 Elora, Ontario. A true sporting enthusiast Myrtle excelled at tennis, ice hockey, basketball,Myrtle Cook: Olympic Champion bowling, cycling and canoeing.  In 1917 she became a member of the women’s national track and field team. In 1923 she helped established the Toronto Ladies Athletic Club, the 1st of its kind for women in Canada. Later formed the Mercury Athletic Club with Hilda strike. Myrtle was one of the 1 of 6 women, known as the ‘Matchless Six’, to compete in the Olympic Games for Canada. In the Amsterdam Olympic Games of 1928 she won the gold medal in the women’s 4 X 100 meters with Fanny Rosenfeld (1904-1969), Ethel Smith (1907-1978), and Jane Bell (1910-1998). In 1929 she married journalist Lloyd McGowan. Continuing in competitions in the 100 meter and 60 yard events were also won by Myrtle through to 1931. After the 1928 Games she took up journalism with the Montreal Star writing a weekly column ‘In the Women’s Sport Light’. It was as a ski journalist that she was inducted into the Laurentian Ski Hall of fame. She was even asked to coach the Montreal Royals men’s baseball team in base running. She was also involved in training military recruits during World War ll.  She was a member of British Empire/Commonwealth Games Committee throughout her life and a member of the Olympic Committee from 1932 through 1972. Myrtle became known as "Canada's First Lady of Sport," and in 1949 she was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame followed in 1955 with inclusion in Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and the Temple de la renommée du pantheon des sports du Québec in 1974. Athletic Canada presents the Myrtle Cook Trophy for Young Athlete of the Year. Sources: The Canadian Encyclopedia Online (accessed 2008); Paul Patton, “Cook led the way for women athletes” in the Globe and Mail, March 22, 1985 Page 23.
January 6 Nancy Ruth [Jackman] . Born January 6, 1942. Nancy Ruth describes herself as Canada's 1st feminist philanthropist. With less that 5% of funding from private foundations and corporations going to women and girls her philosophy remains : "If women don't give to women and girls, who will?" As an activist, Nancy Ruth was part of the  1981 push for the inclusion of the equity clauses (15 & 28) in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. She is a founding mother of Canada's largest women's history website www.coolwomen.ca  of The Womens' Legal Education and Action Fund - LEAF/FARJ.     ( Be sure check out the teen pages at the site www.LEAF.ca ) and of the Canadian Women's Foundation/Foundation des Femmes Canadiennes, www.women.org who founded among other things the "White Ribbon Campaign". Nancy Ruth holds three honourary degrees and the Order of Canada. In March 2005, Prime Minister Paul Martin appointed her to the Senate of Canada.
January 7 Helen Gregory MacGill  Born January 7, 1864 Hamilton, Ontario. Died February 27, 1947. She was the 1st woman to graduate from Trinity College of the University of Toronto. When she settled with her young family in British Columbia she was the 1st woman of the region to be appointed a judge of the juvenile Court, a post she held for 23 years.
  Margaret 'Peggy' Ann Wilson Thompson. née Wilson. Born  January 7, 1920, Isle of Man, United Kingdom, DIED November 3, 2014, Toronto, Ontario When she was 6 her family immigrated to Saskatchewan. She completed Normal School (Teacher’s College) and taught in rural prairie schools prior to earning her biology degree at the University of Saskatchewan in 1943. By 1948 she had earned her PhD from the University of Toronto in zoology specializing in metabolic genetics. She Married James Jimmy’ Thompson and taught 1st at the University of Western Ontario before moving to the University of Alberta. While in Alberta she served on the Alberta Eugenics Board 1960 to 1962, a fact little known even by closest colleagues. The family with 2 sons relocated Toronto I 1963 where Peggy worked at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children. She and James wrote the 1st textbook on human genetics which would become a standard throughout North America. She was a founding member of the Genetics Society of Canada and the Canadian College of Medical Genetics where she served as President in 1983 through 1985. This society and the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences offer annual trainee awards in Peggy’s hour. In 1988 she was presented with the Order of Canada. She was also a member of the American Society of Human Genetics where she served on the Board of Directors in 1977-78. In 1995 the ASHG presented her with the 1st award for excellence in Human Genetics Education. Peggy had a passion for research in Muscular Dystrophy and inspired many students and researchers in this field. Sources: Ron Csillag, “Gifted Scientist Margaret Thompson had a lasting impact on Health Care’, Globe and Mail, December 14, 2014; Lou Siminovitch and Ron Worton, ‘A tribute to Margaret W. Thompson …1920-2014’, Globe and Mail November 26, 2014; The Canadian Encyclopedia Online (Accessed December 2014)
January 8 Sarah Polly  Born  January 8, 1979 Toronto, Ontario.  This actress became best known in Canada for her role in “Road to Avonlea”. She had however been working with Disney Studios since she was 4 years old. She is currently making the rare successful change from a child actor to adult actor.  She is pursuing her education and has strong pacifist political views.
January 9 Félicité Angers. Born January 9, 1845 La Malbaie, Quebec. Died June 6, 1924. This was the pen name of Laure Conan, author of nine novels of French Canadian Life. She was a witness to her time. She was the first French Canadian female novelist. All her novels centered on the 3 driving forces of French Canadian life, family, nation, and religion.
  Catherine Parr Traill. née Strickland. Born January 9, 1802 London, England. Died August 29, 1899. This pioneer came to Canada with her lieutenantRelated image husband in 1832. She wrote of the life around her in what was then "The Canadas" in her book The Backwoods of Canada. She would also note the flora of the region in her Canadian Wild Flowers. Her sister, Susanna Moodie was also a well known Canadian author. 
January 10 Norah Mary Holland.  Born January 19, 1876 Collingwood, Ontario. Died 1925.  Norah moved to Toronto with her family in 1989. After completing high school she worked for the Dominion Press Clipping Bureau for several years Prior to joining the Toronto Daily NewsA cousin to the famous Irish writer, W. B. Yeats, this Canadian novelist toured Ireland on foot in 1904.  She published several of her works and in her own day she was a well-respected poet. She also published short stories and a play When Half Gods Go in 1929.
  Ludmilla Chiriaeff née Otzoup-Goeny. Born January 10, 1924 Riga, Latvia. Died September 22, 1996. Founder of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens she was a strong force in the development of dance in Quebec and Canada.  
January 11 Anne Heggtveit.  Born January 11, 1939. Ottawa, Ontario 1939. A member of a skiing family, Anne, came to international attention at the age of 15 when she won the 1954 Holmenkollen Giant Slalom event in Norway, the youngest winner in the events’ 50 year history.  At the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics she won an Olympic Gold Medal for Canada. In that same year she won the giant slalom and combined women’s alpine titles the 1st time ever by a non European.
January 12

Helen Vanderburg.  Born January 12, 1959 Calgary, Alberta.  A synchronized swimmer who won the 1973 Canadian Junior Championship. By 1977 she placed first  at the Pan Pacific Games and swept the Canadian championships with 6 gold medals.  In 1978 she became  the first Canadian to win the world championship with gold medals in the  solo and duet events.  In 1979 she defeated 90 competitors to win the solo title at the world aquatic championships.  She was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1983.

January 13 Marie-Geneviève Drapeau née Noel.  Born January 13, 1766 Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, Quebec. Died November 17, 1829. She married Joseph Drapeau in 1782 but became a widow with his death in 1810.  As a wife she had no rights nor power but as a widow she had the same rights as an adult male. This was a law entitled Coutume de Paris. She took over the family businesses and rented out houses, businesses and lands. The monies were invested in real estate. She was a well known and respected business personality of her day. Upon her death her estate was divided evenly among her 6 daughters who ably continued the family businesses. 
  Florence Bayard Bird. née Rhein. Born January 13, 1908  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania U.S.A. Died July 18, 1998. A member of the Canadian Senate, under the pen name of Anne Francis she was also an author.  She was also a pioneer broadcaster and journalist. In 1967 she was appointed Chairperson of the Royal Commission of the Status of Women. She was a Companion of the Order of Canada. 
January 14 Carrie Matilda Derick. Born January 14, 1862 Clarenceville, Quebec. Died November 10, 1941 Montreal, Quebec. Carrie attended Clarenceville Academy and received her teacher training at McGill Normal School in 1881. She was teaching when she was just 15 and by the time she was 19 she was a school principal!  She would go onto study for her Bachelor degree at McGill University, Montreal in 1890 as top of her class. She began teaching at the Trafalgar Institute for Girls in 1890, while also working part-time as McGill's first female botany demonstrator. She went on to earn her Master's degree in 1896 and then on to study at the Academy of Science, London England, Harvard University, USA, and Bonn University, Germany. Although she completed the required research to earn a PhD from University of Bonn, Germany she did not receive her degrees because the university did not give degrees toImage result for Carrie Derick images women.  Returning to Canada to Canada and McGill in 1905 she was promoted to Assistant professor at one-third the salary of male colleagues. In 1909 she took on the role of chair for the Department of Biology when the former head was ill. Upon the death of the ill professor in 1910 Carrie continued as Chair of the department for another three years. In the 1910 American Men of Sciences Carrie was listed as one of the few women in the publication. In 1912 McGill searched for a male head of the department. In 1912 she  was officially appointed as professor and Carrie became the 1st woman professor at an university in Canada. A feminist and activist she was President of the Montreal Suffrage Association from 1913 through 1919. She believed strongly in Birth control the need for mandatory school attendance and care for 'abnormal' children.  From 1920 to 1937 Carrie was the 1st Woman on the Protestant Committee of Public Health in Quebec. She did not receive a raise in pay for this promotion or a seat on the faculty as she was considered  to hold 'courtesy title' only. Carrie would found the McGill University Genetics Department. Upon retirement from McGill in 1929 due to poor health she was awarded the honorary title of Professor Emerita making her the 1st Canadian woman to hold this tile.  She was also and activist in women's rights. and a co-founder and a life member of the National Council of Women.  Montreal boasts of a Carrie Derick stree. McGill University created the Carrie M. Derick Award for Graduate Supervising and Training. In 2007 Carrie Derick became designated as a National Historic Person. Google, the internet search engine created a 'Google Doodle' in recognition of her 155th birthday January 14, 2017.
  Lucille Wheeler . Born January 14, 1935 Montreal, Quebec . Lucille first skied when she was two years old! At 12 she was the national junior ski champion and named to the Canadian National Ski Team at 14!. In 1956 she won bronze at the Cortina Olympic Games and became the first ever Canadian Olympic ski Medalist. In 1958 she won both the downhill and giant slalom event at the World Championships. She is a member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.
January 15 Victoria Tennant.  Born January 15, 1947 London, England. This prima ballerina of the National Ballet of CanImage result for Victoria Tennant  Ballerina Imagesada won international acclaim for her extraordinary versatility and dramatic power as she danced herself around the world for 25 years.  Retired from dance she turned her talents to writing and producing for television and theatre. She has written books for children and is doing freelance writing for notable Canadian magazines. She volunteers for charity and has bee chairperson for UNICEF.  She has received the Order of Canada. 
  Andrea Martin.  Born January 15, 1947  Portland, Maine U.S.A. This mother of two boys is well remembered for her work on Second City TV, Kate and Allie, and Sesame Street.  She has had guest appearances since the 1950’s in such series as Maverick, Carol Barnet Show, Superman and doing voices on The Simpson’s. She has won two Emmy awards for her program writing and she won a Tony award for  My favorite year.
  Mazo de la Roche. Born January 15, 1897 Newmarket, Ontario. Died July 12, 1961.  While studying at the Ontario College of Art in 1902 she would publish her first short story in Munsey's Magazine.  She would go on the write for the Atlantic Monthly, the Canadian Magazine and the Women's home Companion. In 1923 she would publish her first novel followed in 1925 with an one act play. In 1927 she won a $10,000.00 award for her novel Jelna.  This novel would be the first of 16 novels about the Whiteoak family. Even the adoption of two children in 1931 did not deter her writing. In 1954-55 the novels were adopted for television by the British Broadcasting Corporation. There was a renewed interest when the CBC TV produced a Jelna series.  However in current times the novels are not on popular reading lists.
  Bonnie Burnad.  Born January 15, 1945. This mother of three is a teacher and guest lecturer. She has toured South Africa, Sweden, Germany and England. To date, for her short stories, she has been awarded the Commonwealth Best First Book Award (1989),  Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award (1994), the Marian Engel Award (1994) and the Giller Award(1999). 
January 16 Octavia Grace England née Ritchie. Born January 16, 1868 Montreal, Quebec. Died February 1, 1948. She would be the first woman to be valedictorian  at McGill University even though she was originally refused entry because she was a woman. She was the first woman to graduate from a medical school in Quebec.
January 17 Hannah Maynard née Hatherly.  Born January 17 1834 Bude, England.  Died May 15, 1918.  She and her husband, Richard, immigrated to Canada in 1852.  Hannah learned photography and followed her gold prospecting husband to British Columbia where she began her own gallery.  Richard leaned the trade from her and became a landscape photographer.  Hannah was well known for her portraits.
January 18Thérése de Couagne. Born January 18, 1697.  Died February 26, 1764. She married Francois Poulin de Francheville in 1718 and was a widow in 1733. She became interested in business after her husband's death.  She would be known as an astute business woman and played an active role in New France economy.  She was the owner of the slave Marie Joseph Angelique. It was this slave who while trying to cover her escape would set fire to the widow's house in 1734 and the fire would get out of control burning much of the settlement. 
  Gwethalyn Graham. (real name Gwethalyn Graham Erichse-Brown).  Born January 18, 1Image result for Gwethalyn Graham  Images913 Toronto, OntarioDied November 25, 1965. This author would use only her first 2 names. The 1st novel she wrote, she used her own experiences at a Swiss Boarding school as a background. Swiss Sonata (1938) won a Governor General's Award. Her novel Earth and High Heaven was the first Canadian novel to top the American bestseller list (1945). This same novel would win a Governor Generals Award, would sell for movie rights (alas it was never to be a movie) and would be translated into Braille and 18 different languages! She continued to write but always in the shadow that she could never do as well with another novel.  She wrote articles on immigration, anti-Semitism and women’s issues. Later in her career, she successfully turned her talents to writing TV Scripts.
  Elizabeth Smith–Shortt. Born  January 18, 1859 Vinemount, Ontario. Died January 14, 1949. One of Canada’s early women doctors she almost single handedly fought fore Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario to become co-educational and accept women as students in medicine.  She was an enthusiastic champion of women’s rights and was elected Vice President of the National Council of Women.
January 19Alison Ruth Gordon.  Born January 19, 1943 New York, U.S.A. As a journalist she worked for CBC Radio and the Toronto Star newspaper. She wrote a book about the Toronto Blue Jays but found her love to be writing mysteries centered on a sportswriter as a main character.  If you like mysteries, visit your own public library and look up these books.
January 20 Marcelle Ferron. Born January 20, 1924 Louisville, Quebec. Died November 19, 2001 . A member of a group of artists known as Les Automatists she has worked in medium such as stained glass. She is primarily known for her dynamic paintings. She uses vibrant colours and fluid forms to cover her canvases.
  Ruth Elizabeth Borson.  Born January 20,1952.  After her education in the U.S. she moved to study at the University of British Columbia. She began publishing her poetry in 1977.  To date she has published 10 collections of her work.
January 21Ilana Miller. Born January 21, 1979 Toronto, Ontario. This Toronto actress began her career in the 1989 revitalization of Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Club.  She has also appeared as Cindy "Mac" MacNamera in the TV series Emerald Cove. Watch for this up and coming talent. 
January 22Peggy Seller.  Born January 22,1904. This Montreal athlete began her interest in sport by competing in track and hold provincial titles in javelin, broad jump and running relays. She also excelled in swimming and diving, holding the national record for the  3 meter diving championship. Perhaps her legacy is better shown in her writings of the rules  of synchronized swimming. 
Doris Giller.  Born January 22,1931 Montreal, Quebec. Died April 25, 1993. She began her workingImage result for Doris Giller images career as a secretary with a supermarket chain. She joined the staff of the Montreal Star newspaper in 1953 and thought persistence and hard work she  never accepted accepted the "Glass ceiling" that kept many women in low positions. She rose to be a reporter and editor at three of Canada's major daily newspapers. Her husband Jack Rabinovitch established the Giller Prize in 1994. It is Canada's premier literary prize for literary fiction.
January 23Dora Ridout Hood. Born January 23, 1885 Toronto, Ontario. As a young widow with two children Dora supported herself by opening a small reading room in her house. She was one of the first book dealers in Toronto to specialize in 'out-of–print' Canadian books. The Dora Hood Book Room received royal warrant from Buckingham Palace to acquire Canadiana! She developed precise and profitable catalogue of Canadian books. After retiring from the Book Room she became an author herself producing two books.
January 24Phyllis Lambert.  Born January 24, 1927 Montreal, Quebec.  A trained and accomplished architect she designed the Saidy Bronfman Center in Montreal and served as consultant for the Toronto Dominion Center. She won the National Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects for her work in Los Angeles.  She is the founder and director of the Canadian Center for Architecture, a world-class museum and study center in Montreal.  She is an officer in the order of Canada.
January 25 Emoke Jolan Ezsebet Szathmary Born January 25, 1944 Ungvar, Hungary. She emigrated to Canada and studied for her BA at the University of Toronto. By 1974 she had received her PhD. That same year she married George Alexander. The couple have two children. Her academic career began at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario and then to McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario. By 1989 she was Dean of Faculty, School of Social Sciences at the University of Western Ontario , London, Ontario where she went on to hold positions of Provost and Vice President (Academic). The family settled in Manitoba in 1996 where Emoke is President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Manitoba. While working full time as a mother and academic administrator she was editor for the Journal of Physical Anthropology (1995-2001) and President of the Canadian Association of Physical Anthology as well as writing numerous published articles and papers. In 2003 she became a member of the Order of Canada. The next year she was named one of Canada’s top 100 most powerful women by the Women’s Executive Network and the Richard Ivy School of Business. She was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2005. Suggested sources : Canadian Who’s Who 2006 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press)
  Sara Barber Born January 25, 1941 Brantford, Ontario. As a teen she was a member of the Canadian International Swim teams from 1954 through 1962.In 1956 she was one of the youngest team members at the Melbourne Australia Olympic Games.  In 1959 she held the world record for the 100 meter back stroke. And won a silver medal at the Pan Am Games. In 1958 and 1969 she represented Canada at the British Empire Games and won silver and bronze medals. She is married to Donald Jenkins and they have three children. In 1964 she attended McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario for her BA and went on to earn her BNE. She is a member of the group of Olympians who were honoured in 2002 on the Brantford walk of Fame. Suggested source: Who’s who in Canadian Sport by Bob Ferguson.
January 26Allison Hossack. Born January 26, 1965 Steinbach, Manitoba. Allison graduated from Brandon University in Manitoba in 1988 earning a Bachelor of Music. After graduation she was offered a part in the daytime TV series Another Word which she appeared in to 1992. She also has had roles in Cobra, Profit, Hope Island, and in 2004 Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital. She has also appeared in such Canadian productions Da Vinci's Inquest, and Falcon Beach in 2006. She has made guest appearances through the years in numerous TV shows including The Killing and in 2017 The Good Witch. Allison makes her home in Toronto. (2018)
January 27
Blanche Margaret Meagher.  Born January 27, 1911 Halifax, Nova ScotiaDied February 25,Image result for blanche Meagher images 1999. This diplomat was one of four pioneering women in the administration of the Canadian federal government where she worked at the Department of External Affairs. She served in Mexico and London and then in 1958 she was the first woman to become appointed as an ambassador for Canada. She served as Canadian ambassador to Israel, Austria Sweden.
 Susan Aglukark. Born January 27, 1967 Churchill, Manitoba. Her Inuit name is Uuliniq. She is one of six children. She actually worked as a civil servant at the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs in Ottawa for awhile but gave it up to be able to sing. She had produced three albums and two hit singles by 1999. The music video for Searching won best cinematography honors at the 1991 Canadian Music Video Awards. She is a committed family person and does motivational talks to youth advising that "staying in school is cool ."
January 28 Rt. Hon. Ellen Louks Fairclough. Born January 28, 1905 Hamilton, Ontario. Died November 13, 2004. Her first career was as an accountant. She owned her own firm when she was elected to Hamilton City council in 1946. In 1950 she was elected to the House of Commons in Ottawa. In 1957 she became the 1st woman to be appointed to the post of a Cabinet Minister in the Canadian Parliament. In 1989 she was presented with the Governor General's Persons Award. In 1992 the Queen invested her with the title "Right Honourable". She was made a Companion in the Order of Canada in 1995. You can read about her remarkable life in her memoirs which were published in 1995 under the title Saturday's Child.
  Anne Montming.  Born January 28,1975.  A member of the national Canadian Diving Team, Anne has won 19 international medals to date.  She won the gold medal in the Junior World Championships and she is the Canadian record holder in Women's Platform Diving. 
  Sarah McLachlan.  Born January 28, 1968 Halifax, Nova Scotia.  She studied classical guitar, piano and voice as a child.  As a teen she was a member of a new wave band. Since releasing TOUCH in 1988 she has explored her own unique musical interests being indifferent to current trends and fads. Her songs convey a passionate honesty rarely found in today’s music.
January 29 Lois Catherine Marshall.  Born January 29, 1924 Toronto, Ontario. Died February 17, 1997. Though she suffered from polio as a child it did not stop this opera singer. Her career too her all over the world to sing in the world’s greatest operatic productions and for solo appearances.  She received many acknowledgements for her contributions to Canadian society including the Molson Prize and being a companion in the Order of Canada.
January 30 Margot Finlay. Born January 30,1980 London, Ontario.  Margot he moved to Vancouver in 1989 and studied with the Vancouver Youth Theatre. She has acted in numerous films including: Misery Harbor, Opposite Sex, In Cold Blood, and The Adventures of Yellow Dog. 
January 31
Sylvie Bernier. Born January 31, 1964 Quebec City, Quebec. Sylvie was the 1st Canadian toRelated image win a medal in Olympic Diving.  She won the gold in the 3-meter springboard diving in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. She is a member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.
  Gathie Falk. Born January 31, 1928 Alexander, Manitoba. In 1930 the family moved to southern Manitoba before finally settling in Winnipeg, Manitoba. At 16 she left school to work to help her family. She would complete her high school education with correspondence courses. At 19 she and her mover relocated to Vancouver, British Columbia.  She taught elementary school until 1965 when she decided to make her career in art. An artist who works with multimedia producing works in ceramics, painting and papier-mâché.  She took her subjects from daily life such as a ceramic sculpture of fruit pies. She has has had group and solo exhibitions of her works across North America, France and Japan. Her works are collected by the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the National Art Gallery in Ottawa as well as by private collectors. In 2002 she was inducted into the Order of British Columbia. In 2013 she earned the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts. (2017)
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