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Music and Arts

The most illustrious vocalist to come ou t of Portage In Prairie was Miss Edith Miller, daughter of W. W. Miller who was a postmaster here for many years.

Her musical career began at Westminster Ladies' College, Toron­ to Ontario, where she won the gold medal at the Toronto Conservatory of Music.

Mrs. Colyer. Fergusson, nee Edith Miller shown here.

Coming west to Winnipeg, she continued her studies, then moved to Europe where she progressed in her chosen field in London and Paris. In the latter city she was a pupil of the famous Madame Marchesi and was contralto soloist in St. Bartholomew's Church, New York, and Tompkins Avenue Church, Brooklyn, later on.

On her second visi t to England she gave her first concert under the patronage of King Edward VII and Oueen Alexandra.