Fonds PR2719 - Guy Pariseau fonds

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Guy Pariseau fonds

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    • 1980-1984 (Creation)

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    8 audiocassettes

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    Biographical history

    Guy Pariseau was born October 3, 1934 at Donnelly, Alberta, son of Adélard Pariseau and Alda Côté. He studied first at Donnelly, than at the Collège Saint-Jean in Edmonton. In 1952 he started a radio career as editor and announcer, than returned to studies at University of Ottawa, and subsequently taught at Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, at Hull, Quebec, and at Beaumont, Alberta.

    Graduating from Ryerson Technical Institute, he became in 1972 producer at CBXFT television in Edmonton. He was promoted director of the CHFA radio in 1974 and chair of public relations and publicity at Radio-Canada in 1982. Besides his work, he wrote poetry, directed theatre plays, and organized recitals. He also collaborated with Théâtre Français d'Edmonton as an actor and plays translator. Toward the end of his life he married Margareta Zirra, former Romanian ballerina, and lived his last years in Romania.

    He died in Romania in 2004.

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    The fonds consists of seven audiocassettes including two series of Radio-Canada: "Père de radio français dans l'ouest" and "Matin de la fête", and one audiocassette recording commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Faculte Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, in March 1983, featuring a song created by Guy Pariseau.

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    In 1989 Guy Pariseau donated 7 audiocassettes to the Provincial Archives of Alberta. In 2000, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) transferred a cassette to the Provincial Archives that it had received from Guy Pariseau.


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        The material is in French.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        File list is available.

        Associated materials

        A manuscript of Guy Pariseau’s memories can be found in the Paul Dumaine fonds (PR3731) available at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Includes accessions PR1989.0495 and PR2000.0937.

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        Biographical information about Guy Pariseau is from Dictionnaire des artistes et des auteurs francophones de l'Ouest canadien (Gamila Morcos, 1998).

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