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Osprey Orielle Lake

Posted on Mar 30, 2014 | 0 comments

Osprey Orielle Lake is an artist, activist and advocate of social and environmental justice. She is the founder and president of the Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus, co-chair of the International Advocacy for Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature, and co-founder of the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network—a large network of women that work...

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Franke James

Posted on Feb 28, 2014 | 2 comments

Franke James is a rabble-rousing artist, author, and activist who uses her art—a signature style of lively drawings mixed with photos and hand drawn text—and her written work to campaign for social and environmental justice. She has over 20 years’ experience as a creative designer and marketing professional and most recently, she made headlines when she discovered...

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Robert Bateman

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

One of the world’s most celebrated wildlife artists, Robert Bateman was born in Toronto in 1930 and spent much of his youth observing and admiring the wildlife of the Toronto ravines. He was inspired by the Group of Seven to create abstract paintings of nature, but he did not immediately pursue art as a career. Instead, he took a degree in geography at the...

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Celtic Mass for the Sea

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

Composed in 1988, premiered in 1991, The Celtic Mass for the Sea has become a contemporary choral classic. Combining a chamber string orchestra and choir with a Celtic ensemble of harp, pipes, mandolin, fiddle and guitars, the Mass is an exuberant celebration of the teeming life in the waters covering our planet – and a warning of the dangers of abusing it. The...

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Scott Macmillan & Jennyfer Brickenden

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

Scott Macmillan is among Canada’s most versatile and esteemed musical figures, equally comfortable as performer, arranger, composer, conductor and teacher. Jennyfer Brickenden is his partner, business manager, organizer, librettist and wife. Behind the scenes, she plays an integral part in Scott’s creative process. Together Scott and Jennyfer are a...

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Brian Brett

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

Brian Brett is a passionate and diverse award-winning Canadian novelist, critic, and poet. His book, Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life, is an often amusing portrayal of rural life interspersed with thought-provoking reflections about the modern world, and rooted throughout by a profound knowledge of biology and botany. Brett studied literature at Simon...

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Farley Mowat

Posted on Jun 1, 2013 | 0 comments

Farley Mowat has sold more books than any other Canadian author. His more than 40 books have been translated into over 20 languages, selling 18 million copies in 60 countries. He is also a renowned conservationist. Originally from Richmond Hill Ontario, Farley’s family moved to Saskatchewan during the Great Depression. As a teenager, Farley published a column about...

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