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Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 23, 2012 - 01:37pm PT
I have seen that Tami and Mighty Hiker insist on Canada taking the blame for the achievements of Kennedy and Kruk on Cerro Torre, so I have decided that it is on time to make a thread appreciating famous Canadians.

This is the list:
1. Wayne Gretzky, ice hockey
2. William Osler, physician
x. John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
x. Tommy Douglas, politician founder of the CCF and the father of socialized medicine in Canada
x. Tim Horton, restauranteur
3. Pamela Anderson, generous actor
4. Neil Young, musician
x. Joni Mitchell
5. Leonard Cohen, musician
6. Mary Pickford, actress
7. Richard E. Taylor, physics
8. Glenn Gould, pianist
9. David Cronenberg, film director
10. Cirque de Soleil, circus
11. The Cowboy Junkies, musicians
12. Saul Bellow, author
13. Bryan Adams, musician
14. Celine Dion, musician
15. Jacques Villeneuve, F1
16. David H. Hubel, medicine and physiology
17. James Cameron, film director
18. Donald Sutherland, actor
19. Michael J. Fox, actor
20. Jim Carrey, comedian
21. Sarah Burke, freestyle skier
22. Mario Lemieux, ice hockey
23. Marshall McLuhan, author
24. Margareth Atwood, author
25. Ben Johnson, runner
26. Carl Christian Rove, advisor
27. Alanis Morissette, musician
28. Diana Krall, musician
x. Bobby Orr, ice hockey
29. Jeff Healey, musician
x. Robertson Davies, author
30. Sonnie Trotter, climber
31. Tami Knight, climber and athlete
32. Jason Kruk, climber, chopper and stand up comedian
33. Will Gadd, climber and flier
34. Elisabeth Parker, climber and journalist
x. Terry Fox, humanitarian and athlete
35. Jack Pine and the fire, mountain climber
36. Mike Meyers , actor.
x. Lorne Greene, actor (Bonanza)
37. James Naismith, inventor of basketball
38. Bob and Doug McKenzie, comedians
39. Pierre and Margaret Trudeau, politician and first lady from a different breed
x. Pierre Berton - Yukon born author and raconteur. Brilliant.
x. Rene Levesque - founder of the Parti QUebecois. Don't have to agree with 'em or even like'em but he gave Quebec back her self esteem.
x. Jack Layton - put the QUebec separatists in their place with the orange crush. RIP Jack.
x. Monty Hall, actor
x. Dan Akroyd, actor
x. John Candy, actor
x. Molson Beer
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 23, 2012 - 01:39pm PT
35. Jack Pine, climber
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 23, 2012 - 01:40pm PT
Marlow, you obviously are not very familiar with Canada as you have not
included one of their finest - Tim Horton - restauranteur.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Feb 23, 2012 - 01:43pm PT
I hafta ask why the top three in that order :-D ?


And Pam is famous for her tits. Tits, Marlow. Tits. Both of 'em.


Gretzky, Osler and Anderson. How in the SAM HILL did you arrive at those three in that order ?


Signed number 31. :-) hahahahaha. Snicker tee hee guffaw.

Reilly is really rite. Timmy. How could you ?

And here'za couple more:

#36 ( tho' should be #2 ) Tommy Douglas, politician founder of the CCF and the father of socialized medicine in Canada
#37 Mike Meyers , actor.
#38 James Naismith, inventor of basketball

:-)
neversummer

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Feb 23, 2012 - 01:44pm PT
Bob and Doug Mckenzie......
TwistedCrank

climber
Ideeho-dee-do-dah-day boom-chicka-boom-chicka-boom
Feb 23, 2012 - 01:44pm PT
Pierre Trudeau.
Credit: TwistedCrank
locker

Social climber
CO
Feb 23, 2012 - 01:45pm PT

Canada produces some GREAT comedians...


EDITED:


and BACON...

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2012 - 01:46pm PT
Tami

No wonder if Pamela A is famous also in China and I'm quite sure they know nothing about Osler and Gretzky. LOL...
apogee

climber
Feb 23, 2012 - 01:47pm PT
Joni Mitchell.

ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Feb 23, 2012 - 01:54pm PT
You can't post a picture of Pierre without one of Margaret (at least I didn't post the "bushwacking" picture)

The First Lady
The First Lady
Credit: ydpl8s
dipper

climber
Feb 23, 2012 - 01:54pm PT
Canadian FedEx Lady

See video for context:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdpAAWX-jd8
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Feb 23, 2012 - 01:57pm PT
Marlow most Canadians no nothing of Osler.............


Pam Anderson, by the way, from Vancouver Island, is actually more then a pair of titties. Yeah, yeah, I know. Whatever...........but in 2003 she paid for the Olympic training of the US gymnast Mohini Bhardwaj to the tune of 20,000$.

Now THATS generous.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 23, 2012 - 01:59pm PT
Yabbut thousands of you train at Tim Horton's daily!
Andy Middleton

Trad climber
Cow Hampshire
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:00pm PT
John Kenneth Galbraith -economist
Robertson Davies -author
Bobby Orr
My Grandfather - pretty famous where i grew up.

WTF - Karl Christian Rove? Nice try, he was Born in Denver Colo.
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:01pm PT
What about Terry Fox?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Fox

Pam Anderson... she was a cutie when she was the LaBatts girl, but
since she donned the clown makeup and matching prosthesis, not so much.
locker

Social climber
CO
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:04pm PT

I was lucky to have attended as a child, EXPO 67...

First and only time I have been to Canada...




EDITED:

Pam Anderson...




Prod

Trad climber
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:04pm PT
Would you like a donut with that, eh? Gotta love donuts with every order.

Also their peeler bars are full nude.

BUT...... Canadian bacon sucks ass compared to real bacon.

Prod.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:04pm PT
Pierre Berton - Yukon born author and raconteur. Brilliant.
Rene Levesque - founder of the Parti QUebecois. Don't have to agree with 'em or even like'em but he gave Quebec back her self esteem.
Jack Layton - put the QUebec separatists in their place with the orange crush. RIP Jack.



Oh and fer the record, Marlow, you should take me off the list. I'm not famous. Uhhhh, at all.
TwistedCrank

climber
Ideeho-dee-do-dah-day boom-chicka-boom-chicka-boom
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:05pm PT
Credit: TwistedCrank
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:06pm PT
^^^^^^
Which is now owned by Coors.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:09pm PT
What about that Canadian singer with the speech impediment, the one that actually lives in Las Vegas. Come on you know the one... the one the French Canadians feel should be QUEEN of Canada. What IS her name... she sounds like she's dying a horribly painful death when she belts out a song. Oh what in the hell is her name! You know, she did those awful Titanic songs....

hehe

DMT
locker

Social climber
CO
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:09pm PT

"Would you like a donut with that, eh? Gotta love donuts with every order.

Also their peeler bars are full nude.

BUT...... Canadian bacon sucks ass compared to real bacon.

Prod."
...




That reminds me...

Now I remember WHERE I sent your shoes that last time...

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2012 - 02:13pm PT
I have seen that Tami and Mighty Hiker insist on Canada taking the blame for the achievements of Kennedy and Kruk on Cerro Torre, so I have decided that it is on time to make a thread appreciating famous Canadians.

This is the list:
1. Wayne Gretzky, ice hockey
2. William Osler, physician
3. John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
4. Tommy Douglas, politician founder of the CCF and the father of socialized medicine in Canada
5. Tim Horton, restauranteur
6. Pamela Anderson, generous actor
7. Neil Young, musician
8. Joni Mitchell
9. Leonard Cohen, musician
10. Don Cherry
11. Mary Pickford, actress
12. Richard E. Taylor, physics
13. Glenn Gould, pianist
14. David Cronenberg, film director
15. Cirque de Soleil, circus
16. The Cowboy Junkies, musicians
17. Saul Bellow, author
18. Graham Greene, author
19. Bryan Adams, musician
20. Celine Dion, musician
21. Steppenwolf, musicians
22. Avril Lavigne
23. Shania Twain
24. Jacques Villeneuve, F1
25. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor
26. David H. Hubel, medicine and physiology
27. James Cameron, film director
28. Donald Sutherland, actor
29. Michael J. Fox, actor
30. Jim Carrey, comedian
31. Sarah Burke, freestyle skier
32. Mario Lemieux, ice hockey
33. Marshall McLuhan, author
34. Margareth Atwood, author
35. Ben Johnson, runner
36. Keanu Reeves, actor
37. Chief Dan George
38. Tecumseh of Shawnee
39. Karl Christian Rove, advisor, never believe anything said by or written by or about KCR
40. Alanis Morissette, musician
41. Diana Krall, musician
42. Bobby Orr, ice hockey
43. Jeff Healey, musician
44. Peter Jennings, journalist
45. Peter Jennings
46. Steven Pinker, psychologist
47. Myron Scholes, won a Nobel prize for the Black-Scholes-Merton model of option/debt pricing.
48. Robertson Davies, author
Peter Croft
49. Sonnie Trotter, climber
50. Tami Knight, climber and athlete
51. Jason Kruk, climber, chopper and stand up comedian
52. Will Gadd, climber and flier
53. Elisabeth Parker, climber and journalist
54. Terry Fox, humanitarian and athlete
55. Jack Pine and the fire, mountain climber
56. Mike Meyers , actor.
57. Lorne Greene, actor (Bonanza)
58. James Naismith, inventor of basketball
59. Bob and Doug McKenzie, comedians
60. Pierre and Margaret Trudeau, politician and first lady from a different breed
61. Pierre Berton - Yukon born author and raconteur. Brilliant.
62. Rene Levesque - founder of the Parti QUebecois. Don't have to agree with 'em or even like'em but he gave Quebec back her self esteem.
63. Jack Layton - put the QUebec separatists in their place with the orange crush. RIP Jack.
64. Monty Hall, actor
65. Dan Akroyd, actor
66. John Candy, actor
67. Howard Michael "Howie" Mandel, actor
68. Martin Short as Jiminy Glick
69. Molson Beer
YoungGun

climber
North
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:19pm PT
Well if you're going to list John Kenneth Galbraith, then it's obligatory to list Myron Scholes, who won a Nobel prize for the Black-Scholes-Merton model of option/debt pricing.

Also, Steven Pinker?
Ben Harland

Gym climber
Kenora, ON
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:19pm PT
Famous Americans whom Canadians think are Canadians
1. Louis Riel
2. Jane Jacobs
3. Mr. Dressup
4. Marv Newland
5. Tecumseh
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:21pm PT
The funniest man alive!

Credit: Ihateplastic
locker

Social climber
CO
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:22pm PT


Isn't Dana Carvey, Canadian???...

Howie Mandel???...



Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2012 - 02:24pm PT
Mandel is. Added.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:25pm PT
In 2004, the CBC did a program called the Greatest Canadian. An English-language television program, with pieces on a wide variety of Canadians, followed by votes by viewers. The ten selected by viewers:

10. Wayne Gretzky
9. Alexander Graham Bell
8. Sir John A. Macdonald
7. Don Cherry
6. Lester B. "Mike" Pearson
5. David Suzuki
4. Sir Frederick Banting
3. Pierre Elliott Trudeau
2. Terry Fox
1. Tommy Douglas

There's more than a little bias towards modern entertainers and athletes, and lack of females, Quebecois and First Peoples. Lack of perspective. I'd have omitted any living person from consideration, thus removing Gretzky, loudmouth buffoon Cherry, and unctuous Suzuki from the list. And thought twice about whether any professional sports figure or entertainer should be included.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Greatest_Canadian

(Both my grandfather and Tricouni's grandfather knew Douglas.)

A list of the top ten Canadian male and female athletes of the 20th century, as of 1999, is a bit more illuminating:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada%27s_Athletes_of_the_20th_Century

Maybe we should divert the discussion to the top ten Canadian climbers of say the 19th and 20th centuries. That might be entertaining, and on topic. You guys may be surprised at some of the possible names.
MBrown

Big Wall climber
The Eastside.... UUUUHHHHHHH!
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:28pm PT
this guy is from canada, eh?
Credit: MBrown
Ben Harland

Gym climber
Kenora, ON
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:31pm PT
Sure, I'll start off "best known" Canadian climbers:
1. Peter Croft
2. Sutton & Burton
3. Will Gadd
4. Sonnie Trotter
locker

Social climber
CO
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:31pm PT


No mention of Celine Dion???...

LOL!!!...



EDITED:

"Nr. 18"...


Helps to read...

;-)
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2012 - 02:40pm PT
Nr. 18
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:41pm PT
Bob and Doug McKenzie aka Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas also know in canada for their SCTV fame and seen in many movies. Rick's biggest was "Honey i shrunk the kids!"

Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:43pm PT
Buck naked on the hood of a Buick! Priceless!

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2012 - 02:43pm PT
Bob and Doug nr. 46
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:50pm PT
Mike Myers should be there.

I thought Will Gadd was from NH and relocated to Canada?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:52pm PT
yes but not their real names.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2012 - 02:52pm PT
Mike Myers is 56. Bob & Doug are corrected. Seth Rogen added.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:54pm PT
Comedian Seth Rogen.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2012 - 02:55pm PT
I have seen that Tami and Mighty Hiker insist on Canada taking the blame for the achievements of Kennedy and Kruk on Cerro Torre, so I have decided that it is on time to make a thread appreciating famous Canadians.

This is the list:

1. Wayne Gretzky, ice hockey
2. Pamela Anderson, generous actor
3. William Osler, known as the worlds first modern physician
4. John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
5. Tommy Douglas, politician founder of the CCF and the father of socialized medicine in Canada
6. Tim Horton, restauranteur
7. Neil Young, musician
8. Joni Mitchell, musician
9. Leonard Cohen, musician
10. Don Cherry, musician
11. Mary Pickford, actress
12. Richard E. Taylor, physics
13. Glenn Gould, pianist
14. David Cronenberg, film director
15. Cirque de Soleil, circus
16. The Cowboy Junkies, musicians
17. Saul Bellow, author
18. Graham Greene, author
19. Bryan Adams, musician
20. Celine Dion, musician
21. Steppenwolf, musicians
22. Avril Lavigne, musician
23. Shania Twain, musician
24. Jacques Villeneuve, F1
25. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor
26. David H. Hubel, medicine and physiology
27. James Cameron, film director
28. Donald Sutherland, actor
29. Norman Bethune, physician
30. Michael J. Fox, actor
31. Jim Carrey, comedian
32. Sarah Burke, freestyle skier
33. Mario Lemieux, ice hockey
34. Marshall McLuhan, author
35. Margareth Atwood, author
36. Ben Johnson, runner
37. Keanu Reeves, actor
38. Hudson Bay Company
39. Jack Warner, film business
40. Chief Dan George
41. Tecumseh of Shawnee
42. Karl Christian Rove, advisor, never believe anything said by or written by or about KCR
43. Alanis Morissette, musician
44. Diana Krall, musician
45. Bobby Orr, ice hockey
46. Jeff Healey, musician
47. Peter Jennings, journalist
48. Steven Pinker, psychologist
49. Myron Scholes, won a Nobel prize for the Black-Scholes-Merton model of option/debt pricing.
50. Robertson Davies, author
51. Peter Croft, climber
52. Sonnie Trotter, climber
53. Tami Knight, climber and athlete
54. Jason Kruk, climber, chopper and stand up comedian
55. Will Gadd, climber and flier
56. Maxime Turgeon, climber/alpinist
57. LP Menard, climber/alpinist
58. Barry Blanchard, climber/alpinist
59. Elisabeth Parker, climber and journalist
60. Terry Fox, humanitarian and athlete
61. Jack Pine and the fire, mountain climber
62. Mike Meyers, actor.
63. Lorne Greene, actor (Bonanza)
64. James Naismith, inventor of basketball
65. Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas as Bob and Doug McKenzie, comedians
66. Pierre and Margaret Trudeau, politician and first lady from a different breed
67. Pierre Berton - Yukon born author and raconteur. Brilliant.
68. Rene Levesque - founder of the Parti QUebecois. Don't have to agree with 'em or even like'em but he gave Quebec back her self esteem.
69. Jack Layton - put the QUebec separatists in their place with the orange crush. RIP Jack.
70. Monty Hall, actor
71. Dan Akroyd, actor
72. John Candy, actor
73. Howard Michael "Howie" Mandel, actor
74. Martin Short as Jiminy Glick
75. Seth Rogen, comedian
76. Steve Smith as Mr. Red Green of the world famous "Red Green Show"
77. William Shatner as Captain Kirk of Star Trek
78. Adam Beach, actor
79. Tommy Chong, comedian
80. Molson Beer
81. Canadian Club Classic
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:56pm PT
So if you're adding organizations and corporations, what about the Hudson's Bay Company? One of the oldest companies in the world, multinational.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2012 - 02:58pm PT
Hudson Bay Company is added. So is Jack Warner.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:59pm PT
LP Menard.

Maxime Turgeon.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2012 - 03:01pm PT
Brandon

Who or what are they? No results at my trusted Wiki.

Thanks. They're added.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 23, 2012 - 03:01pm PT
Really good alpinists.

Google the names.
TwistedCrank

climber
Ideeho-dee-do-dah-day boom-chicka-boom-chicka-boom
Feb 23, 2012 - 03:02pm PT
Don't forget "The Soo"

aka Sault Ste. Marie
Ben Harland

Gym climber
Kenora, ON
Feb 23, 2012 - 03:05pm PT
Brandon- you might be right. I'd always just assumed Gadd was Canadian. Maybe he should be moved over to the list of Americans Canadians think are Canadian.
YoungGun

climber
North
Feb 23, 2012 - 03:06pm PT
Speaking of famous alpinists... Barry Blanchard?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2012 - 03:07pm PT
Twisted: Is the city of Sault Ste. Marie famous?

Barry B is added.
TwistedCrank

climber
Ideeho-dee-do-dah-day boom-chicka-boom-chicka-boom
Feb 23, 2012 - 03:09pm PT
Clubs

Credit: TwistedCrank
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 23, 2012 - 03:10pm PT
Here you go Marlow.

http://www.alpinist.com/doc/ALP18/climbing-notes-foraker-denali
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2012 - 03:15pm PT
Thanks Brandon.
Twisted: Canadian Club Classic is added.
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Feb 23, 2012 - 03:21pm PT
DR. NORMAN BETHUME
& of course Mr. Red Green of the world famous "Red Green Show".
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2012 - 03:29pm PT
Norman Bethune and Mr. Red Green is added.
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Feb 23, 2012 - 03:29pm PT
Captain Kirk
Scotty
Yvon Chouinard is almost canadian
Adam Beach
Donald Sutherland
Tommy Chong
Wayne and Shuster
Howe, Hull, Lafleur, Richard, Lemieux
XXXWilliamXGibsonXXX
Farley Mowat
Banting & Best

Carrie-Anne Moss
Ann Murray
Leslie Neilsen
Paul Shaffer
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Feb 23, 2012 - 03:35pm PT
I thought Will Gadd was from NH and relocated to Canada?

Nope. He's from Alberta. His father, Ben, is a well-known climber, skier, and expert on all things related to the Rocky Mountains.

William Gibson, on the other hand, is from the US. Relocated to Canada in the sixties (I think to escape the draft). Might be a Canadian citizen now, but I don't know.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 23, 2012 - 03:35pm PT
Chouinard is from Maine.

Cool, thanks for clearing that up Ghost.
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Feb 23, 2012 - 03:39pm PT
Last time I was in Maine, I thought I was in Canada.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2012 - 03:41pm PT
Malemute
Many of them were already on the list. Some of them have been added.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 23, 2012 - 03:42pm PT
The accent in Maine is harder to decipher than that in Quebec.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2012 - 03:45pm PT
I have seen that Tami and Mighty Hiker insist on Canada taking the blame for the achievements of Kennedy and Kruk on Cerro Torre, so I have decided that it is on time to make a thread appreciating famous Canadians.

This is the list:

1. Wayne Gretzky, ice hockey
2. Pamela Anderson, generous actor
3. William Osler, known as the worlds first modern physician
4. John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
5. Tommy Douglas, politician founder of the CCF and the father of socialized medicine in Canada
6. Tim Horton, restauranteur
7. Neil Young, musician
8. Joni Mitchell, musician
9. Leonard Cohen, musician
10. Don Cherry, musician
11. Mary Pickford, actress
12. Richard E. Taylor, physics
13. Glenn Gould, pianist
14. David Cronenberg, film director
15. Cirque de Soleil, circus
16. The Cowboy Junkies, musicians
17. Saul Bellow, author
18. Graham Greene, author
19. Justin Bieber, musician
20. Bryan Adams, musician
21. Celine Dion, musician
22. Steppenwolf, musicians
23. Avril Lavigne, musician
24. Shania Twain, musician
25. Jacques Villeneuve, F1
26. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor
27. David H. Hubel, medicine and physiology
28. James Cameron, film director
29. Donald Sutherland, actor
30. Norman Bethune, physician
31. Michael J. Fox, actor
32. Jim Carrey, comedian
33. Sarah Burke, freestyle skier
34. Mario Lemieux, ice hockey
35. Marshall McLuhan, author
36. Margareth Atwood, author
37. Ben Johnson, runner
38. Keanu Reeves, actor
39. Hudson Bay Company
40. Jack Warner, film business
41. Chief Dan George
42. Tecumseh of Shawnee
43. Karl Christian Rove, advisor, never believe anything said by or written by or about KCR
44. Alanis Morissette, musician
45. Diana Krall, musician
46. Bobby Orr, ice hockey
47. Jeff Healey, musician
48. Peter Jennings, journalist
49. Steven Pinker, psychologist
50. Myron Scholes, won a Nobel prize for the Black-Scholes-Merton model of option/debt pricing.
51. Robertson Davies, author
52. Peter Croft, climber
53. Will Gadd, climber and flier
54. Sonnie Trotter, climber
55. Tami Knight, climber and athlete
56. Jason Kruk, climber, chopper and stand up comedian
57. Maxime Turgeon, climber/alpinist
58. LP Menard, climber/alpinist
59. Barry Blanchard, climber/alpinist
60. Elisabeth Parker, climber and journalist
61. Terry Fox, humanitarian and athlete
62. Jack Pine and the fire, mountain climber
63. Mike Meyers, actor.
64. Lorne Greene, actor (Bonanza)
65. James Naismith, inventor of basketball
66. Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas as Bob and Doug McKenzie, comedians
67. Pierre and Margaret Trudeau, politician and first lady from a different breed
68. Pierre Berton - Yukon born author and raconteur. Brilliant.
69. Rene Levesque - founder of the Parti QUebecois. Don't have to agree with 'em or even like'em but he gave Quebec back her self esteem.
70. Jack Layton - put the QUebec separatists in their place with the orange crush. RIP Jack.
71. Monty Hall, actor
72. Dan Akroyd, actor
73. John Candy, actor
74. Raymond Massey, actor
75. Howard Michael "Howie" Mandel, actor
76. Martin Short as ANYONE
77. Seth Rogen, comedian
78. Steve Smith as Mr. Red Green of the world famous "Red Green Show"
79. William Shatner as Captain Kirk of Star Trek
80. Adam Beach, actor
81. Tommy Chong, comedian
82. Jennifer Tilly, actress
83. Bernie Geoffrion, ice hockey
84. Carol Vadnais, ice hockey
85. Mike Richards, ice hockey
86. Wab Kinew, rapper and CBC host
87. Molson Beer
88. Canadian Club Classic
locker

Social climber
CO
Feb 23, 2012 - 03:45pm PT

Jennifer Tilly...

Michael J Fox...

Raymond Masey...

Keanu Reeves...




































































LightBULBhead Bieber...

...
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2012 - 03:49pm PT
Locker: Reeves and Fox are already on the list. The others will be added. Bieber will have to be a lot closer to Pamela than to the beer for the list to make famous sense.

Gary: They're added.
Gary

climber
That Long Black Cloud Is Coming Down
Feb 23, 2012 - 03:52pm PT
Carol Vadnais
Boom Boom Geoffrion
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Feb 23, 2012 - 04:03pm PT
74. Martin Short as Jiminy Glick

Nope, Martin Short as ANYONE!
Ben Harland

Gym climber
Kenora, ON
Feb 23, 2012 - 04:03pm PT
My hometown has a couple of claims to fame. Mike Richards was the captain of the Flyers (now with LA) and we're the only town ever to win a major North American sports trophy (Stanley Cup, 1907). Indeed, if you look inside the original cup, it says "Kenora defeated" - Montreal wrote it and started the tradition of listing all the players.

Anyway, now we've got an up and comer with the CBC called Wab Kinew. I think he's funny as hell and he should do a lot to progress the relationship between Canada and its aboriginal population.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Feb 23, 2012 - 04:10pm PT
Jennifer Tilly is Canadian eh? Always had a thing for her, lol.

The movie Bound, a mafia movie with a twist, that did it.



She gets all the money... AND the girl, lol!

DMT
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Feb 23, 2012 - 04:10pm PT
Tommy Douglas was born in Scotland ... so how do we define a Canadian, eh?
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Feb 23, 2012 - 04:15pm PT
I believe Will Gadd was born in the US. Ben came up to Canada to avoid the draft. Maybe GILWAD should post up to clear up any confusion.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Feb 23, 2012 - 05:20pm PT
John eh Macdonald was born in Scotland, IIRC.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Feb 23, 2012 - 05:24pm PT
Player of the Century wayne gretzky has offically quit hockey cuzz his damn daughter(who loves boys) is making him go crazy!!!
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Feb 23, 2012 - 08:03pm PT
John eh Macdonald was born in Scotland, IIRC

As was Alexander Graham Bell


Banting & Best discovered insulin.
Banting received the 1932 Nobel prize in medicine.


43. Karl Christian Rove, advisor, never believe anything said by or written by or about KCR
True Dat. Rove was born in Denver, Colorado, the second of five children, and was later raised in Sparks, Nevada - wikipedia
Ben Harland

Gym climber
Kenora, ON
Feb 23, 2012 - 08:29pm PT
How about James Bond
James Bond is a highly romanticized version of a true spy. The real thing is ... William Stephenson.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Stephenson

Winnie the Pooh came from White River, ON
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnipeg_the_Bear
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Feb 23, 2012 - 08:35pm PT

Glenn Gould (pianist)
Angela Hewitt (pianist)
Margaret Atwood (novelist)
Margaret Munro (short story writer, possibly the best in the world)
Bill Reid (artist)
Malcolm Lowry (novelist) Honourary Canadian - born and died in England
David Cronenberg (director)
Norman McLaren (director, film animator) What? You've never heard of him?
Ben Harland

Gym climber
Kenora, ON
Feb 23, 2012 - 08:52pm PT
Anne of Green Gables

She's so popular with the Japanese that even though she's from PEI, you can buy hats with red braids in Banff.
sempervirens

climber
Feb 23, 2012 - 11:41pm PT
The Guess Who. Can't believe you all didn't mention them. American woman.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 23, 2012 - 11:58pm PT

Wuz Red Green from Canada?????
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Feb 24, 2012 - 12:04am PT
calories burned by Americans, per capita per day, thinking about Canadians: 0.000000000050410

calories burned by Canadians, per capita per day, thinking about Americans:
32.6
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Feb 24, 2012 - 12:15am PT
Karl Rove was born in the US, and you can keep him.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Rove
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Feb 24, 2012 - 12:17am PT
How can this thread have gone over 80 posts without mentioning The Kids In The Hall?
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Feb 24, 2012 - 12:43am PT
Rick Mercer, comedian

Mercer came to greater attention for his role in the satirical news show This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and his spinoff special Talking To Americans was the highest-rated comedy special in the history of CBC Television, with 2.7 million viewers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Mercer


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talking_to_Americans

see the whole thing at http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7111005509913775935

American: We demand that the Government of Canada discourage the Canadian tradition of placing senior citizens on Northern ice floes and leaving them to perish.
more quotes at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0282195/quotes


Poor DT. Video of a clever comedian taking advantage of the gullible & parochial bothers him.
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Feb 24, 2012 - 03:10am PT
How about those soldiers of 1812, who kicked lotsa serious butt, and burned the White House? and Laura Secord too! Yeah,eh.
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Feb 24, 2012 - 10:25am PT
WhaT!?! No Gordon Lightfoot?

I can't get the Canadian Railroad Trilogy to stop playing in my head.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 24, 2012 - 10:33am PT
Can't forget Mr. BIG...My favorite northwoods candy bar! LOL

When you're this big, they have to call you Mister!
Dave Davis

Social climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 24, 2012 - 11:51am PT
Don't forget Dudley Doright!
Gary

climber
That Long Black Cloud Is Coming Down
Feb 24, 2012 - 12:19pm PT
The Naked News
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 24, 2012 - 01:49pm PT
Marlow, I was right with you right up until last item on the list.

Molson Canadian? Are you out of your mind?
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Feb 24, 2012 - 02:35pm PT
Canadian micro-brews:
http://www.out-there.com/canada_breweries_pubs.htm

It appears that conservative voters don't drink micro-brews:

Que ... 54 microbreweries and voted 0.07 Conservative/other (5/0/7/59/5)
BC .... 47 microbreweries and voted 1.4 Conservative/other (21/1/2/12/0)
Ont ... 44 microbreweries and voted 2.2 Conservative/other (73/0/11/12/0)
Alberta 13 microbreweries and voted 27.0 Conservative/other (27/0/0/1/0)
Sask ... 6 microbreweries and voted 13.0 Conservative/other (13/0/1/0/0)

(parties are Conservative/Green/Liberal/NDP/Bloc)
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2012 - 02:45pm PT
I have seen that Tami and Mighty Hiker insist on Canada taking the blame for the achievements of Kennedy and Kruk on Cerro Torre, so I have decided that it is on time to make a thread appreciating famous Canadians.

The updated list:

1. Wayne Gretzky, ice hockey
2. Pamela Anderson, generous actress
3. William Osler, known as the worlds first modern physician
4. John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
5. Tommy Douglas, politician founder of the CCF and the father of socialized medicine in Canada
6. Tim Horton, restauranteur
7. Neil Young, musician
8. Joni Mitchell, musician
9. Leonard Cohen, musician
10. Don Cherry, musician
11. Mary Pickford, actress
12. Richard E. Taylor, physics
13. Glenn Gould, pianist
14. David Cronenberg, film director
15. Cirque de Soleil, circus
16. The Cowboy Junkies, musicians
17. Saul Bellow, author
18. Graham Greene, author
19. Justin Bieber, musician
20. Bryan Adams, musician
21. Celine Dion, musician
22. Steppenwolf, musicians
23. Avril Lavigne, musician
24. Shania Twain, musician
25. Jacques Villeneuve, F1
26. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor
27. Frederick Banting, medicine, discovering insulin
28. David H. Hubel, medicine and physiology
29. James Cameron, film director
30. Donald Sutherland, actor
31. Norman Bethune, physician
32. Michael J. Fox, actor
33. Jim Carrey, comedian
34. Sarah Burke, freestyle skier
35. Mario Lemieux, ice hockey
36. Marshall McLuhan, author
37. Margareth Atwood, author
x. Maurice Richard, ice hockey
38. Ben Johnson, runner
39. Keanu Reeves, actor
40. Hudson Bay Company
41. Jack Warner, film business
42. David Suzuki, environment conservation
43. William Stephenson, spymaster and inspiration for James Bond
44. Angela Hewitt, pianist
45. Margaret Munroe, author
46. Bill Reid, artist
47. Norman McLaren, director/film animator
48. Anne of Green Gables
49. Chief Dan George
50. Tecumseh of Shawnee
51. Karl Christian Rove, advisor, never believe anything said by or written by or about KCR
52. Alanis Morissette, musician
53. Diana Krall, musician
54. Bobby Orr, ice hockey
55. Jeff Healey, musician
56. Peter Jennings, journalist
57. Steven Pinker, psychologist
58. Myron Scholes, won a Nobel prize for the Black-Scholes-Merton model of option/debt pricing.
59. Robertson Davies, author
60. Peter Croft, climber
61. Will Gadd, climber and flier
62. Sonnie Trotter, climber
63. Tami Knight, climber and athlete
64. Jason Kruk, climber, chopper and stand up comedian
65. Maxime Turgeon, climber/alpinist
66. LP Menard, climber/alpinist
67. Barry Blanchard, climber/alpinist
68. Elisabeth Parker, climber and journalist
69. Terry Fox, humanitarian and athlete
70. Jack Pine and the fire, mountain climber
71. Mike Meyers, actor.
72. The Tragically Hip, musicians
73. Gordon Lightfoot, musician
x. Doug & the Slugs, musicians
74. The Naked News
75. Paul Anka, musician
76. Lorne Greene, actor (Bonanza)
77. James Naismith, inventor of basketball
78. Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas as Bob and Doug McKenzie, comedians
79. Pierre and Margaret Trudeau, politician and first lady from a different breed
80. Pierre Berton - Yukon born author and raconteur. Brilliant.
81. Rene Levesque - founder of the Parti QUebecois. Don't have to agree with 'em or even like'em but he gave Quebec back her self esteem.
82. Jack Layton - put the QUebec separatists in their place with the orange crush. RIP Jack.
83. Monty Hall, actor
84. Dan Akroyd, actor
85. John Candy, actor
86. Raymond Massey, actor
87. Howard Michael "Howie" Mandel, actor
88. Martin Short as ANYONE
89. Seth Rogen, comedian
90. Steve Smith as Mr. Red Green of the world famous "Red Green Show"
91. William Shatner as Captain Kirk of Star Trek
92. Adam Beach, actor
93. Tommy Chong, comedian
94. Jennifer Tilly, actress
95. Bernie Geoffrion, ice hockey
96. Carol Vadnais, ice hockey
97. Mike Richards, ice hockey
98. Wab Kinew, rapper and CBC host
99. Mark Messier, ice hockey
100. Laura Secord, chocolatier
101. The Guess Who, musicians
102. Rick Mercier, comedian
103. The Kids In The Hall, comedy group
104. Bare Naked Ladies, musicians
105. Dudley Doright, cartoon
106. Alex Trebek, actor
107. Rich Little, actor
108. The Trailer Park Boys, mockumentary
x. La Fin Du Monde, almost Canadian
x. Uncle Bens, beer
x. Cutthroat Pale Ale
x. Bowen Island brewing Dark
x. Winnipeg Beer
x. Hermann's, beer
x. Spyshopper, beer
x. Molson Beer, almost Canadian
x. Canadian Club Classic
locker

Social climber
CO
Feb 24, 2012 - 02:48pm PT


Paul Anka...

Rich Little...

Alex Trebek...

The Trailer Park Boys...




Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2012 - 02:57pm PT
Anka is 75. The others are added.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 24, 2012 - 03:11pm PT
Well maybe its time for a list of "Infamous Canadians"

you know, like:

1) Paul Bernardo
2) Stephen Harper
3) Celine Dion
4) Molson Canadian



etc
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2012 - 03:13pm PT
What has made Molson Canadian infamous?
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 24, 2012 - 03:16pm PT
Is that the only crap we ship to you guys? would you also like some Tar sands Bitumen?
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 24, 2012 - 03:19pm PT
Is that the only crap we ship to you guys? would you also like some Tar sands Bitumen?

No. I'm popping the cork on a Fin Du Monde right now.

Add Fin Du Monde to the list, Marlow.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 24, 2012 - 03:20pm PT
Sorry Marlow. You'll have to forgive my incredulous outrage.



Around here at least we all know that Molson Canadian is at the bottom of pile, right next to Labbats Blue.



Everyone knows that the best beer Canada ever produced was Uncle Bens.
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Feb 24, 2012 - 03:34pm PT
Everyone knows that the best beer Canada ever produced was Uncle Bens
What year are you referring to? Uncle Bens was way too green during the unionized beer strikes in the 80s. Marlow, it's beer not rice, and we only drank it when nothing else was available. We were very happy when Big Rock started up.

infamous Molson canadian ad

Have you ever had Brador? Haven't had any since university days, but yeah it was good. It was higher octane bitd, maybe 8%

I'm partial to Hermann's and Spyhopper these days.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 24, 2012 - 03:36pm PT
Green being the operative word!

no is it good?
Gary

climber
That Long Black Cloud Is Coming Down
Feb 24, 2012 - 03:40pm PT
WTF? Where's Maurice Richard? A list of famous Canucks without The Rocket?



or the Pocket Rocket for that matter.


Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2012 - 03:56pm PT
Malemute

A very good infamous Molson commercial. LOL... It made me think of the Patton speech at the start of the film.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Feb 24, 2012 - 03:59pm PT
Marlow's next thread will be "Famous Norwegians". Perhaps I'll help him.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2012 - 04:01pm PT
Mighty Hiker

No, no... we must take the Italians first. We will need at least a year to finish the list.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 24, 2012 - 04:02pm PT
Might as well cut to the chase - Infamous Norweigens


I'll start:


numero uno: Anders Ourum


But getting back to beer..... how about Cutthroat from Kelowna? they have a good Pale Ale and an IPA. Also Bowen Island brewing Dark was really good but I havn't seen it around lately
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2012 - 04:05pm PT
2. Bruce Kay, honorary infamous Norwegain
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Feb 24, 2012 - 04:28pm PT
Doug and the Slugs, musicians
wikipedia
Makin' it Work
Too Bad
Tomcat Prowl
Tomcat Prowl (no video, better sound)
Real Enough
Who Knows How to Make Love Stay

Patrick Roy, ice hockey
4 Stanley Cups, 3 Conn Smythe Trophies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Roy
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 24, 2012 - 04:33pm PT
Isn't it time for some Newfie jokes in lieu of there not being any famous ones?

And do you mean to tell me Farley Mowat isn't on the list? Bloody 'ell!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 24, 2012 - 04:39pm PT

Leslie Nielsen, Actor/comedian

Matthew Perry, comedian????

Kate and Anna Mc Garigal, musicians

Natalie MacMaster, musician
scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
Feb 24, 2012 - 04:40pm PT
I thought Mowat was on the list.

Raymond Dudley, pianist

Gilles Villeneuve F1

EDIT: I guess he was suggested earlier and didn't make the transcription.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2012 - 04:50pm PT
I have seen that Tami and Mighty Hiker insist on Canada taking the blame for the achievements of Kennedy and Kruk on Cerro Torre, so I have decided that it is on time to make a thread appreciating famous Canadians.

The updated list:

1. Wayne Gretzky, ice hockey
2. Pamela Anderson, generous actress
3. William Osler, known as the worlds first modern physician
4. John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
5. Tommy Douglas, politician founder of the CCF and the father of socialized medicine in Canada
6. Tim Horton, restauranteur
7. Neil Young, musician
8. Joni Mitchell, musician
9. Leonard Cohen, musician
10. Don Cherry, musician
11. Mary Pickford, actress
12. Richard E. Taylor, physics, Nobel laureat
13. Glenn Gould, pianist
14. David Cronenberg, film director
15. Cirque de Soleil, circus
16. The Cowboy Junkies, musicians
17. Saul Bellow, author and Nobel laureat
18. Graham Greene, author
19. Justin Bieber, musician
20. Bryan Adams, musician
21. Celine Dion, musician
22. Steppenwolf, musicians
23. Avril Lavigne, musician
24. Shania Twain, musician
25. Jacques Villeneuve, F1
x. Guy Lacelle, climber
x. Royal Canadian Mounted Police
26. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor
27. Frederick Banting, medicine, discovering insulin, Nobel laureat
28. David H. Hubel, medicine and physiology, Nobel laureat
29. James Cameron, film director
30. Donald Sutherland, actor
31. Norman Bethune, physician
32. Michael J. Fox, actor
33. Jim Carrey, comedian
34. Sarah Burke, freestyle skier
35. Mario Lemieux, ice hockey
36. Marshall McLuhan, author
37. Margareth Atwood, author
x. James Randi, magician and scientific sceptic
38. Maurice Richard, ice hockey
39. Ben Johnson, runner
40. Keanu Reeves, actor
41. Hudson Bay Company
42. Jack Warner, film business
43. David Suzuki, environment conservation
44. William Stephenson, spymaster and inspiration for James Bond
45. Bruce Cockburn
46. Angela Hewitt, pianist
47. Margaret Munroe, author
48. Bill Reid, artist
49. Norman McLaren, director/film animator
x. Chilliwack
50. Anne of Green Gables
51. Chief Dan George
52. Karl Christian Rove, advisor, never believe anything said by or written by or about KCR
53. Alanis Morissette, musician
54. Diana Krall, musician
55. Bobby Orr, ice hockey
56. Jeff Healey, musician
57. Peter Jennings, journalist
58. Steven Pinker, psychologist
59. Myron Scholes, won a Nobel prize for the Black-Scholes-Merton model of option/debt pricing.
60. Robertson Davies, author
61. Gilles Villeneuve, F1
62. Peter Croft, climber
63. Will Gadd, climber and flier
64. Sonnie Trotter, climber
65. Tami Knight, climber and athlete
66. Jason Kruk, climber, chopper and stand up comedian
67. Maxime Turgeon, climber/alpinist
68. LP Menard, climber/alpinist
69. Barry Blanchard, climber/alpinist
70. Elisabeth Parker, climber and journalist
71. Terry Fox, humanitarian and athlete
72. Leslie Nielsen, actor
73. Jack Pine and the fire, mountain climber
74. Mike Meyers, actor.
75. The Tragically Hip, musicians
76. Gordon Lightfoot, musician
77. Doug & the Slugs, musicians
78. Farley Mowat, author
79. Raymond Dudley, pianist
80. The Naked News
81. Paul Anka, musician
82. Lorne Greene, actor (Bonanza)
83. James Naismith, inventor of basketball
84. Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas as Bob and Doug McKenzie, comedians
85. Pierre and Margaret Trudeau, politician and first lady from a different breed
86. Pierre Berton - Yukon born author and raconteur. Brilliant.
87. Rene Levesque - founder of the Parti QUebecois. Don't have to agree with 'em or even like'em but he gave Quebec back her self esteem.
88. Jack Layton - put the QUebec separatists in their place with the orange crush. RIP Jack.
x. Al Purdy, poet
x. Irving Layton, poet
x. Alice Munro, author
89. Monty Hall, actor
90. Dan Akroyd, actor
91. John Candy, actor
92. Raymond Massey, actor
93. Howard Michael "Howie" Mandel, actor
94. Martin Short as ANYONE
95. Seth Rogen, comedian
96. Steve Smith as Mr. Red Green of the world famous "Red Green Show"
97. William Shatner as Captain Kirk of Star Trek
98. Adam Beach, actor
99. Tommy Chong, comedian
100. Matthew Perry, comedian
101. Kate and Anna McGarigal, musicians
102. Natalie MacMaster, musician
103. Jennifer Tilly, actress
104. Bernie Geoffrion, ice hockey
105. Carol Vadnais, ice hockey
106. Mike Richards, ice hockey
107. Wab Kinew, rapper and CBC host
108. Mark Messier, ice hockey
109. Laura Secord, chocolatier
x. Ian and Sylvia Tyson, musicians
110. The Guess Who, musicians
111. Rick Mercier, comedian
112. The Kids In The Hall, comedy group
113. Bare Naked Ladies, musicians
114. Dudley Doright, cartoon
115. Alex Trebek, actor
116. Rich Little, actor
117. The Trailer Park Boys, mockumentary
x. Ross Rebagliati, snowboarder
x. Chandra Crawford - Olympic Gold medalist Cross Country Ski Sprint
x. Devon Kershaw - Currently 3rd place overall in Cross Country Ski World Cup!
x. Alex Harvey, World Champions in Team Sprint...
x. Peter Reid, winner of the Kona Ironman
x. Lori Bowden winner of the Kona Ironman
118. La Fin Du Monde, almost Canadian
119. Uncle Bens, beer
120. Cutthroat Pale Ale
122. Bowen Island brewing Dark
123. Winnipeg Beer
124. Hermann's, beer
125. Spyshopper, beer
126. Molson Beer, almost Canadian
127. Canadian Club Classic
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Feb 24, 2012 - 04:51pm PT
Ya gotta nuke #51. He's no Canuck. And I have doubts about #81.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2012 - 04:57pm PT
81 is. I will nuke 51.
Urizen

Ice climber
Berkeley, CA
Feb 24, 2012 - 05:06pm PT
I've never heard of #78 at all, but I'm having a hard time figuring out how their namesake, Farley Mowat, didn't make the cut.

And where's Bruce "The REAL Boss" Cockburn?

But these omissions are but pale moonbeams compared to the glaring, ineradicable sin of forgetting CHILLIWACK!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2012 - 05:17pm PT
They're now on the list.
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Feb 24, 2012 - 05:25pm PT
Locker, why haven't you suggested Ross Rebagliati?
snowboarder & toker
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_Rebagliati
Urizen

Ice climber
Berkeley, CA
Feb 24, 2012 - 05:29pm PT
Wait, this one was hidden in plain sight so well I missed him missing the first time through: Pierre Trudeau; never occurred to me he wouldn't be there.

#85, got it--

Yeah, that dude had STYLE.
Urizen

Ice climber
Berkeley, CA
Feb 24, 2012 - 05:31pm PT
And let's honor the poets: Al Purdy, Irving Layton.
Urizen

Ice climber
Berkeley, CA
Feb 24, 2012 - 05:34pm PT
Alice Munro
scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
Feb 24, 2012 - 05:42pm PT
I Love Marlow's evolving list threads.
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Feb 24, 2012 - 05:43pm PT
Ian and Sylvia Tyson.
Urizen

Ice climber
Berkeley, CA
Feb 24, 2012 - 05:45pm PT
And, very much ON TOPIC: Guy Lacelle.
Wretchedalan

Social climber
Wisconsin
Feb 24, 2012 - 05:46pm PT
James Randi - Magician
Maysho

climber
Soda Springs, CA
Feb 24, 2012 - 05:51pm PT
Doesn't anyone follow cross country ski racing around here?

Chandra Crawford - Olympic Gold medalist Cross Country Ski Sprint

Devon Kershaw - Currently 3rd place overall in Cross Country Ski World Cup!
Along with Alex Harvey, World Champions in Team Sprint...

Peter
TwistedCrank

climber
Ideeho-dee-do-dah-day boom-chicka-boom-chicka-boom
Feb 24, 2012 - 06:03pm PT
Dudley Do-Right. Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Credit: TwistedCrank

His chin may look like a butt, but he is a Canuck.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2012 - 06:10pm PT
They are all added.
Ben Harland

Gym climber
Kenora, ON
Feb 24, 2012 - 06:12pm PT
Peter Reid and Lori Bowden have won the Kona Ironman five times between them.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2012 - 06:17pm PT
They are added. Saul Bellow is nr. 17. Dudley is 114.
Ben Harland

Gym climber
Kenora, ON
Feb 24, 2012 - 06:19pm PT
Toadgas, there are very few. Of those, almost none of them won for research done in Canada.

Richard Taylor won for experimental evidence of quarks (from Alberta, won at Stanford).

Rudy Marcus won for scattering (I think?) - from Montreal, won in Cornell (?)

Conversely, Gerard Hertzberg escaped Germany and won in Saskatchewan.

Edit: A complete list is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nobel_laureates_by_country
You'll have to add in Dudley yourself.

Also, Marcus was electron transfer at Caltech.
TwistedCrank

climber
Ideeho-dee-do-dah-day boom-chicka-boom-chicka-boom
Feb 24, 2012 - 06:21pm PT
Hugh Burton, Steve Sutton: FA of Magic Mushroom

Daryl Hatton, notorious Valley character
Urizen

Ice climber
Berkeley, CA
Feb 24, 2012 - 06:24pm PT
Well, as long as you're including beverages: Wiser's whiskey.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2012 - 06:34pm PT
I have seen that Tami and Mighty Hiker insist on Canada taking the blame for the achievements of Kennedy and Kruk on Cerro Torre, so I have decided that it is on time to make a thread appreciating famous Canadians.

The updated list:

1. Wayne Gretzky, ice hockey
2. Pamela Anderson, generous actress
3. William Osler, known as the worlds first modern physician
4. John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
5. Tommy Douglas, politician founder of the CCF and the father of socialized medicine in Canada
6. Tim Horton, restauranteur
7. Neil Young, musician
8. Joni Mitchell, musician
9. Leonard Cohen, musician
10. Don Cherry, musician
11. Mary Pickford, actress
12. Ralph M. Steinman, Physiology or Medicine, 2011
13. Willard S. Boyle*, Physics, 2009
14. Robert Mundell, Economics, 1999
15. Myron Scholes*, Economics, 1997
16. William Vickrey*, Economics, 1996
17. Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, Peace, 1995
18. Bertram N. Brockhouse, Physics, 1994
19. Michael Smith, born in the United Kingdom, Chemistry, 1993
20. Rudolph A. Marcus*, Chemistry, 1992
21. Richard E. Taylor, Physics, 1990
22. Dudley Do-Right, Socialized Medicine, 1988
23. Sidney Altman, Chemistry, 1989
24. Henry Taube*, Chemistry, 1983
25. David H. Hubel*, Physiology or Medicine, 1981
26. Saul Bellow*, Literature, 1976
27. Gerhard Herzberg, born in Germany, Chemistry, 1971
28. Charles B. Huggins*, Physiology or Medicine, 1966
29. Lester B. Pearson, Peace, 1957
30. John C. Polányi, born in Germany, Chemistry, 1986
31. William Giauque*, Chemistry, 1949
32. Frederick G. Banting, Physiology or Medicine, 1923
33. J.C. Fields, Mathematician
34. Glenn Gould, pianist
35. David Cronenberg, film director
36. Cirque de Soleil, circus
37. The Cowboy Junkies, musicians
38. Graham Greene, author
39. Justin Bieber, musician
40. Bryan Adams, musician
41. Celine Dion, musician
42. Steppenwolf, musicians
43. Avril Lavigne, musician
44. Shania Twain, musician
45. Jacques Villeneuve, F1
46. Guy Lacelle, climber
47. Royal Canadian Mounted Police
48. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor
49. James Cameron, film director
50. Donald Sutherland, actor
51. Norman Bethune, physician
52. Michael J. Fox, actor
53. Jim Carrey, comedian
54. Sarah Burke, freestyle skier
55. Mario Lemieux, ice hockey
56. Marshall McLuhan, author
57. Margareth Atwood, author
58. James Randi, magician and scientific sceptic
59. Maurice Richard, ice hockey
60. Ben Johnson, runner
61. Keanu Reeves, actor
62. Hudson Bay Company
63. Jack Warner, film business
64. David Suzuki, environment conservation
65. William Stephenson, spymaster and inspiration for James Bond
66. Bruce Cockburn
67. Angela Hewitt, pianist
68. Margaret Munroe, author
69. Bill Reid, artist
70. Norman McLaren, director/film animator
71. New Canadian Air Force. The breakaway faction was led by the New Canadian Air Force, which included the "Godfather of freeskiing", Mike Douglas, and others such as JF Cusson, Vincent Dorion and JP Auclair. Also contributing significantly in these early days were Julien Regnier and "the Three Phils", namely, Phil Larose, Phil Belanger and Phil Dion, all of whom were teammates at Dynastar. After helping Salomon develop their first twin-tip ski, the "1080", the New Canadian Air Force began jumping and filming in traditionally snowboarder dominated terrain parks.
72. Chilliwack
73. Anne of Green Gables
74. Chief Dan George
75. Karl Christian Rove, advisor, never believe anything said by or written by or about KCR
76. Alanis Morissette, musician
77. Diana Krall, musician
78. Bobby Orr, ice hockey
79. Jeff Healey, musician
80. Peter Jennings, journalist
81. Steven Pinker, psychologist
82. Robertson Davies, author
83. Gilles Villeneuve, F1
84. Peter Croft, climber
85. Will Gadd, climber and flier
86. Sonnie Trotter, climber
87. Tami Knight, climber and athlete
88. Jason Kruk, climber, chopper and stand up comedian
89. Maxime Turgeon, climber/alpinist
90. LP Menard, climber/alpinist
91. Barry Blanchard, climber/alpinist
92. Elisabeth Parker, climber and journalist
93. Pass The Pitons Pete
94. Terry Fox, humanitarian and athlete
95. Stawamus Chief, adjacent to the town of Squamish. Centre of world rock climbing, if not the world. Scene of pilgrimages from great distances, for the unworthy to abase themselves.
96. Alexandra Morton. Single handedly fighting the near criminal devastating effects of Industrial salmon farming on our native wild socks. There should be a drive to award her the Order of Canada
97. Hugh Burton, Steve Sutton: FA of Magic Mushroom
98. Daryl Hatton, notorious Valley character. Same guy as 100, different day
99. Leslie Nielsen, actor
100. Jack Pine and the fire, mountain climber. Same guy as 98, different day
101. Mike Meyers, actor.
102. The Tragically Hip, musicians
103. Gordon Lightfoot, musician
104. Doug & the Slugs, musicians
105. Farley Mowat, author
106. Raymond Dudley, pianist
107. The Naked News
108. Paul Anka, musician
109. Lorne Greene, actor (Bonanza)
110. James Naismith, inventor of basketball
111. Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas as Bob and Doug McKenzie, comedians
112. Pierre and Margaret Trudeau, politician and first lady from a different breed
113. Pierre Berton - Yukon born author and raconteur. Brilliant.
114. Rene Levesque - founder of the Parti QUebecois. Don't have to agree with 'em or even like'em but he gave Quebec back her self esteem.
115. Jack Layton - put the QUebec separatists in their place with the orange crush. RIP Jack.
116. Al Purdy, poet
117. Irving Layton, poet
118. Alice Munro, author
119. Roderick Haig-Brown, author & conservationist
120. Peter C. Newman, author
121. Monty Hall, actor
122. Dan Akroyd, actor
123. John Candy, actor
124. Raymond Massey, actor
125. Howard Michael "Howie" Mandel, actor
126. Martin Short as ANYONE
127. Seth Rogen, comedian
128. Steve Smith as Mr. Red Green of the world famous "Red Green Show"
129. William Shatner as Captain Kirk of Star Trek
130. Adam Beach, actor
131. Tommy Chong, comedian
132. Matthew Perry, comedian
133. Kate and Anna McGarigal, musicians
134. Natalie MacMaster, musician
135. Jennifer Tilly, actress
136. Hayley Wickenheiser, ice hockey
137. Bernie Geoffrion, ice hockey
138. Carol Vadnais, ice hockey
139. Mike Richards, ice hockey
140. Wab Kinew, rapper and CBC host
141. Mark Messier, ice hockey
142. Laura Secord, chocolatier
143. Ian and Sylvia Tyson, musicians
144. The Guess Who, musicians
145. Rick Mercier, comedian
146. The Kids In The Hall, comedy group
147. Bare Naked Ladies, musicians
148. Dudley Doright, cartoon, almost Canadian stereotypes
149. Alex Trebek, actor
150. Rich Little, actor
151. The Trailer Park Boys, mockumentary
152. Ross Rebagliati, snowboarder
153. Rafe Mair, political commentator
154. Northern Lights, musicians
155. Stompin' Tom Connors, musician
156. Gordon Pinsent, actor
157. Chandra Crawford - Olympic Gold medalist Cross Country Ski Sprint
158. Devon Kershaw - Currently 3rd place overall in Cross Country Ski World Cup!
159. Alex Harvey, World Champions in Team Sprint...
160. Peter Reid, winner of the Kona Ironman
161. Lori Bowden winner of the Kona Ironman
162. La Fin Du Monde, almost Canadian
163. Uncle Bens, beer
164. Cutthroat Pale Ale
165. Bowen Island brewing Dark
166. Winnipeg Beer
167. Hermann's, beer
168. Spyshopper, beer
169. Molson Beer, almost Canadian
170. Canadian Club Classic
171. Wiser's whiskey
172. STEPHEN HARPER, YANQUIDICKSUCKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Feb 24, 2012 - 06:43pm PT
Stompin' Tom Connors, musician
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxIJPMVHBDk
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Feb 24, 2012 - 06:45pm PT
I can't believe that you've omitted the Stawamus Chief. Centre of world rock climbing, if not the world. Scene of pilgrimages from great distances, for the unworthy to abase themselves.
Wretchedalan

Social climber
Wisconsin
Feb 24, 2012 - 06:47pm PT
J.C. Fields - Mathematician
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 24, 2012 - 06:48pm PT
Alexandra Morton

Single handedly fighting the near criminal devastating effects of Industrial salmon farming on our native wild stocks.

There should be a drive to award her the Order of Canada

http://alexandramorton.typepad.com/alexandra_morton/
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Feb 24, 2012 - 06:54pm PT
Gordon Pinsent, actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Pinsent

Hayley Wickenheiser, ice hockey
She is widely considered the greatest female ice hockey player in the world
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayley_Wickenheiser

Peter C. Newman, author (austrian born, order of canada)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_C._Newman

Roderick Haig-Brown, author & conservationist(english born)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roderick_Haig-Brown

Rafe Mair, political commentator
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafe_Mair

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2012 - 06:55pm PT
toadgas: yes.
Ben Harland

Gym climber
Kenora, ON
Feb 24, 2012 - 08:27pm PT
This video combines two people on the list: Pierre Berton and Rick Mercer
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Feb 24, 2012 - 10:21pm PT
What about our own Pass The Pitons Pete aka Piton Pete!

Dudley Do Right was conceived, written, voiced and drawn in Los Aneles by Jay Ward Studios. He is totally a Hollywood product that simply monopolizes on Canadian stereotypes.
Dave Davis

Social climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 25, 2012 - 01:12am PT
Before Dudley there was Sergeant Preston of the Yukon which also was a Hollywood creation, but nonetheless still a Cannuck as far as I'm concerned.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 25, 2012 - 01:42am PT
New Canadian Air Force

From Wiki;
The breakaway faction was led by the New Canadian Air Force, which included the "Godfather of freeskiing", Mike Douglas, and others such as JF Cusson, Vincent Dorion and JP Auclair. Also contributing significantly in these early days were Julien Regnier and "the Three Phils", namely, Phil Larose, Phil Belanger and Phil Dion, all of whom were teammates at Dynastar. After helping Salomon develop their first twin-tip ski, the "1080", the New Canadian Air Force began jumping and filming in traditionally snowboarder dominated terrain parks.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Feb 25, 2012 - 01:55am PT
^^^^^^^^^ AKA The Chairforce ^^^^^^^^^ ;-D Maybe it's an RCN thing hahaha.



And across the life-death gap a massive THANKYOU to Pierre Berton for his expertise.

TAKE THAT STEPHEN HARPER YOU YANQUIDICKSUCKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 25, 2012 - 01:54pm PT
The list is updated for the first and last time today.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 25, 2012 - 01:59pm PT
98=100. Same guy, different day.
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Feb 25, 2012 - 03:20pm PT
ACTORS
Dan Akroyd
Pamela Anderson
Adam Beach
John Candy
Michael J. Fox
Chief Dan George
Graham Greene
Lorne Greene
Monty Hall
Rich Little
Howie Mandel
Mike Meyers
Raymond Massey
Leslie Nielsen
Mary Pickford
Gordon Pinsent
Christopher Plummer
Keanu Reeves
William Shatner
Martin Short
Donald Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
Jennifer Tilly
Alex Trebek

ATHLETES
Lori Bowden triathlete
Sarah Burke, freestyle skier
Chandra Crawford, cross country skier
Terry Fox, humanitarian and athlete
Bernie Geoffrion, hockey
Wayne Gretzky, hockey
Alex Harvey, cross country skier
Ferguson Jenkins, baseball
Ben Johnson, runner
Devon Kershaw cross country skier
Mario Lemieux, hockey
Mark Messier, hockey
New Canadian Air Force, skiers
Bobby Orr, hockey
Ross Rebagliati, snowboarder
Peter Reid, triathlete
Maurice Richard, hockey
Mike Richards, hockey
Patrick Roy, hockey
Herman 'Jackrabbit' Smith-Johansen cross-country skier
Carol Vadnais, hockey
Jacques Villeneuve, race car driver
Hayley Wickenheiser, hockey

AUTHORS
Margareth Atwood
Pierre Berton
Douglas Coupland
Robertson Davies
William Gibson (usa)
Grey Owl (england)
Irving Layton (romania), poet
Marshall McLuhan
Farley Mowat
Alice Munro
Peter C. Newman (austria)
Al Purdy, poet

BEER ETC
Cutthroat Pale Ale
Hermann's, Spyhopper
La Fin Du Monde
Molson Beer, used to be Canadian
Canadian Club Classic
Wiser's whiskey

CLIMBERS
Barry Blanchard
Hugh Burton
Peter Croft
Will Gadd, climber and flier
Daryl Hatton
Tami Knight, climber and cartoonist
Jason Kruk
Guy Lacelle
Louis Philippe Menard, climber/alpinist
Elizabeth Parker, climber and journalist
Steve Sutton
Sonnie Trotter
Maxime Turgeon, climber/alpinist
Pass The Pitons Pete Z
Stawamus Chief, yosemite north

COMEDIANS
Jim Carrey
Tommy Chong
The Kids In The Hall, comedy group
Bob and Doug McKenzie
Rick Mercer
Matthew Perry (usa)
Seth Rogen
Steve Smith, Red Green

ENTERTAINMENT
James Cameron, film director
David Cronenberg, film director
Cirque de Soleil, circus
Hanson Brothers, hockey film
Wab Kinew, rapper and CBC host
Norman McLaren (scotland), director/film animator
James Randi, magician and sceptic
Bill Reid, artist
Jack Warner, warner bros
The Naked News, TV newscast
Trailer Park Boys, TV series

ENVIRONMENTALISTS & ACTIVISTS
Maude Barlow
Roderick Haig-Brown, author & conservationist
Rafe Mair, political commentator
Alexandra Morton (usa)
Percy Schmeiser
David Suzuki

ICONS
Bluenose clipper
Hudsons Bay Company
Maple Leaf flag
Poutine
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

MUSICIANS
Jann Arden
Barenaked Ladies
Bryan Adams
Paul Anka
Justin Bieber
Chilliwack
Tom Cochrane
Bruce Cockburn
Leonard Cohen
Stompin' Tom Connors
Cowboy Junkies
Celine Dion
Doug & the Slugs
Raymond Dudley, pianist
Glenn Gould, pianist
Guess Who
Jeff Healey
Angela Hewitt, pianist
Diana Krall
K D Lang
Avril Lavigne
Gordon Lightfoot
Natalie MacMaster
Kate and Anna McGarrigle
Joni Mitchell
Alanis Morissette
Anne Murray
Northern Lights
RUSH
Steppenwolf (canadian/american)
Tragically Hip
Shania Twain
Ian and Sylvia Tyson
Neil Young
Joel 'deadmau5' Zimmerman

NOBEL WINNERS
Sidney Altman, Chemistry 1989
Frederick Banting, Physiology/Medicine 1923
Saul Bellow, Literature 1976
Willard Boyle, Physics 2009
Bertram Brockhouse, Physics 1994
William Giauque, Chemistry 1949
Gerhard Herzberg (germany), Chemistry 1971
David Hubel, Physiology/Medicine 1981
Charles Huggins, Physiology/Medicine 1966
Rudolph Marcus, Chemistry 1992
Robert Mundell, Economics 1999
Lester Pearson, Peace 1957
John Polányi (germany), Chemistry 1986
Myron Scholes, Economics 1997
Ralph Steinman, Physiology/Medicine 2011
Michael Smith (uk), Chemistry 1993
Henry Taube, Chemistry 1983
Richard Taylor, Physics 1990
William Vickrey, Economics 1996

POLITICIANS
John A. Macdonald (scotland)
Tommy Douglas, father of socialized medicine in Canada
Paul Heleyer
Jack Layton, leader of NDP
Rene Levesque, separatist
Pierre Trudeau, prime minister

SCIENTISTS ETC
Alexander Graham Bell (scotland), inventor
Norman Bethune, physician
J.C. Fields, Mathematician
Sandford Fleming (scotland), standard time
John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
William Osler, known as the worlds first modern physician
Steven Pinker, psychologist

UNCLASSIFIED
Alexander Mackenzie (scotland), explorer
Anne of Green Gables, novel
Billy Bishop, WW1 Pilot
Samuel Champlain (france), explorer
Don Cherry, local color
Tim Horton, hockey & restaurant
Peter Jennings, journalist
James Naismith, inventor of basketball
Peter Skene Ogden, explorer
Laura Secord, war heroine
William Stephenson, inspiration for James Bond
Margaret Trudeau

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 25, 2012 - 03:47pm PT
Very well done Malemute. The thread is your. ;o)
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Feb 25, 2012 - 03:48pm PT
Marlow, you are most welcome to continue with the re-organized data.
I just got tired of seeing Karl Rove ;-)
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Feb 25, 2012 - 08:06pm PT
Herman 'Jackrabbit' Smith-Johansen, Canadian-Norwegian cross country skier.

He lived in Canada for most of his life, and lived to be 111.

There's a cross-country ski program across Canada where the tykes are called Jackrabbits.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Smith-Johannsen
TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Feb 25, 2012 - 08:37pm PT
Samuel Champlain

For the record, Laura Secord is known for the line of chocolates, but that is not the reason she is famous. I'm a little rough on my history, but she lived in Southern Ontario (the town of Ingersoll is named after her) during one of those war things that often happened (possibly 1812?)

Anyways, she was married to a commander of the British army or something like that (hence the name change) and overheard a plot from the enemy to ambush an unsuspecting strong point (or something like that).
She took a direct trail through a swamp, braving rattlesnakes and quicksand in order to warn those who were in danger. Or something like that.

So if you have to classify her under something, possibly Canadian Hero?

Billy Bishop, WW1 Pilot

k-os, Musician

Bruce Cockburn, Musician

Deadmau5, Musician

That Lavigne girl.....

Can't believe no one has mentioned RUSH yet!!!!

And under the list of infamous Canadians -

Paul Barnardo

Karla Homolka
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Feb 25, 2012 - 08:41pm PT
What about actor Kiefer Sutherland, who is not only the son of actors Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas, but therefore also the grandson of Tommy Douglas? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiefer_Sutherland
Ian Gill

Big Wall climber
Redding, CA
Feb 25, 2012 - 09:37pm PT

Can't forget the Hanson Brothers!

Credit: Ian Gill
dugillian

Trad climber
Vancouver
Feb 25, 2012 - 09:46pm PT
Christopher Plummer--Actor
Douglas Coupland--Author
Marconi--Inventor of AM radio
James Naismith--Inventor of Basketball
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Feb 25, 2012 - 09:58pm PT
Marconi was born & died in Italy.
Naismith is under unclassified.

Please post a wikipedia entry with your suggestions (or other appropriate url)

Why is Grover Canadian?
BLD

climber
Feb 25, 2012 - 10:20pm PT
Please add "Grover" to the list under comedians.
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Feb 25, 2012 - 10:26pm PT
What about food?

I mean what's that dish this gravy over fries thing.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Feb 25, 2012 - 10:42pm PT
Great list, but you guys should disown Celine Dion. Tell people she's, like, from Greenland or something.
go-B

climber
Habakkuk 3:19 Sozo
Feb 25, 2012 - 11:01pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#238832
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 26, 2012 - 01:07am PT
Lee Harvey Oswald.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 26, 2012 - 10:50am PT

Maude Barlow, author, activist, and winner of Right Livelihood award (alternative Nobel prize).
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 26, 2012 - 11:43am PT
+1 for Maude Barlow.

Also Paul Heleyer.


also Percy Schmeiser, the great Plains version of Alex Morton.


en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsanto_Canada_Inc._v._Schmeiser



Never heard of them? Of course not. They get buried behind the funny pages.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 26, 2012 - 02:11pm PT
Silver, it's poutine.

It should not make the list.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poutine
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 26, 2012 - 02:45pm PT
Alexander McKenzie, Peter Skene Ogden, and a bunch of other explorers. Intrepid chaps to say the least.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Feb 26, 2012 - 03:25pm PT
Alex Mac was a Scot from the Isle of Lewis. Did a badass traverse "from Canada by land" but his trip, in 1793, was long before Canada was Canada (1867 )although parts of it were called Canada..........

So no Alexander Mackenzie on the list even if he did beat Lewis & Clarke by 11 years......... :-)
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Feb 26, 2012 - 03:30pm PT
I'm including foreign born if they are well known in Canada &/or made a significant contribution &/or moved to Canada.
I indicate their place of birth.

Kinda have to include Sir John A, eh?
But Vancouver might be sketchy.
TwistedCrank

climber
Ideeho-dee-do-dah-day boom-chicka-boom-chicka-boom
Feb 26, 2012 - 04:01pm PT
Ferguson Jenkins

First first baseball player to win the Lou Marsh Trophy, an award given annually to Canada's top athlete.
go-B

climber
Habakkuk 3:19 Sozo
Feb 26, 2012 - 04:08pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#238880
redrocker

climber
NV
Feb 26, 2012 - 09:14pm PT

scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
Feb 27, 2012 - 02:19pm PT
Larry Walker, baseball MVP
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 27, 2012 - 02:35pm PT
I'm gonna nominate the Newfie mechanic who was preparing my bro-in-law's
plane in St John's last week. Departure time was fast approaching and Andrew
was getting worried so he went out on the ramp to try and light a fire under
them. The one guy was on a step ladder holding the 18" flex duct from the
Herman Nelson heater in the engine inlet. Andrew walked up to the guy and
asked him why it appeared there was nothing coming out of the duct when it
should have been roaring. The guy replied "It is kind of intermittent."
Andrew walks the 30' over to the still roaring Herman Nelson and sees why it
is 'intermittent'. The duct had come loose from the heater and the guy
had been heating Newfoundland for how long?
Gary

climber
That Long Black Cloud Is Coming Down
Feb 27, 2012 - 03:10pm PT
So, does Robert W. Service qualify? He might have been Scott, but he was Canadian from 21 to 40 and his most famous work is about Canada.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Feb 27, 2012 - 06:39pm PT
I think we need a Famous Canucks Who Happen to be Scottish thread..........




Snicker.
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Feb 27, 2012 - 09:56pm PT
ACTORS
Dan Akroyd
Pamela Anderson
Adam Beach
John Candy
Michael J. Fox
Chief Dan George
Graham Greene
Lorne Greene
Monty Hall
Rich Little
Howie Mandel
Mike Meyers
Raymond Massey
Leslie Nielsen
Mary Pickford
Gordon Pinsent
Christopher Plummer
Keanu Reeves
William Shatner
Martin Short
Donald Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
Jennifer Tilly
Alex Trebek

ATHLETES
Lori Bowden triathlete
Sarah Burke, freestyle skier
Chandra Crawford, cross country skier
Terry Fox, humanitarian and athlete
Bernie Geoffrion, hockey
Wayne Gretzky, hockey
Alex Harvey, cross country skier
Ferguson Jenkins, baseball
Herman 'Jackrabbit' Johansen cross-country skier
Ben Johnson, sprinter
Devon Kershaw cross country skier
Mario Lemieux, hockey
Mark Messier, hockey
New Canadian Air Force, skiers
Bobby Orr, hockey
Ross Rebagliati, snowboarder
Peter Reid, triathlete
Maurice Richard, hockey
Mike Richards, hockey
Patrick Roy, hockey
Carol Vadnais, hockey
Jacques Villeneuve, race car driver
Larry Walker, baseball
Hayley Wickenheiser, hockey

AUTHORS
Margareth Atwood
Pierre Berton
Douglas Coupland
Robertson Davies
William Gibson (usa)
Malcolm Gladwell (uk)
Grey Owl (england)
Irving Layton, poet
Marshall McLuhan
Farley Mowat
Alice Munro
Peter C. Newman (austria)
Al Purdy, poet
Robert W Service (england)

BEER ETC
Cutthroat Pale Ale
Hermann's, Spyhopper
La Fin Du Monde
Molson Beer, used to be Canadian
Canadian Club Classic
Wiser's whiskey

CLIMBERS
will be in a separate post

COMEDIANS
Jim Carrey
Tommy Chong
The Kids In The Hall, comedy group
Bob and Doug McKenzie
Rick Mercer
Matthew Perry (usa)
Seth Rogen
Steve Smith, Red Green

ENTERTAINMENT
James Cameron, film director
David Cronenberg, film director
Cirque de Soleil, circus
Hanson Brothers, hockey film
Wab Kinew, rapper and CBC host
Norman McLaren (scotland), director/film animator
James Randi, magician and sceptic
Bill Reid, artist
Jack Warner, warner bros
The Naked News, TV newscast
Trailer Park Boys, TV series

ENVIRONMENTALISTS & ACTIVISTS
Maude Barlow
Roderick Haig-Brown(english), angler, author, conservationist
Rafe Mair, political commentator
Alexandra Morton (usa)
Percy Schmeiser
David Suzuki

ICONS
Bluenose clipper
Hudsons Bay Company
Maple Leaf flag
Poutine
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

MUSICIANS
Jann Arden
Barenaked Ladies
Bryan Adams
Paul Anka
Justin Bieber
Chilliwack
Tom Cochrane
Bruce Cockburn
Leonard Cohen
Stompin' Tom Connors
Cowboy Junkies
Celine Dion
Doug & the Slugs
Raymond Dudley, pianist
Glenn Gould, pianist
Guess Who
Jeff Healey
Angela Hewitt, pianist
Diana Krall
K D Lang
Avril Lavigne
Gordon Lightfoot
Natalie MacMaster
Kate and Anna McGarrigle
Joni Mitchell
Alanis Morissette
Anne Murray
Northern Lights
RUSH
Steppenwolf (canadian/american)
Tragically Hip
Shania Twain
Ian and Sylvia Tyson
Neil Young
Joel 'deadmau5' Zimmerman

NOBEL WINNERS
Sidney Altman, Chemistry 1989
Frederick Banting Physiology/Medicine, 1923
Saul Bellow, Literature 1976
Willard Boyle, Physics 2009
Bertram Brockhouse, Physics 1994
William Giauque, Chemistry 1949
Gerhard Herzberg (germany), Chemistry 1971
David Hubel, Physiology/Medicine 1981
Charles Huggins, Physiology/Medicine 1966
Rudolph Marcus, Chemistry 1992
Robert Mundell, Economics 1999
Lester Pearson, Peace 1957
John Polányi (germany), Chemistry 1986
Myron Scholes, Economics 1997
Ralph Steinman, Physiology/Medicine 2011
Michael Smith (uk), Chemistry 1993
Henry Taube, Chemistry 1983
Richard Taylor, Physics 1990
William Vickrey, Economics 1996

POLITICIANS
John A. Macdonald (scotland)
Tommy Douglas, father of socialized medicine in Canada
Paul Heleyer
Jack Layton, leader of NDP
Rene Levesque, separatist
Pierre Trudeau, prime minister

SCIENTISTS ETC
Alexander Graham Bell (scotland), inventor
Norman Bethune, physician
J.C. Fields, mathematician
Sandford Fleming (scotland), standard time
John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
William Osler, known as the worlds first modern physician
Steven Pinker, psychologist

UNCLASSIFIED
Alexander Mackenzie (scotland), explorer
Anne of Green Gables, novel
Billy Bishop, WW1 Pilot
Samuel Champlain (france), explorer
Don Cherry, local color
Tim Horton, hockey & restaurant
Peter Jennings, journalist
James Naismith, inventor of basketball
Peter Skene Ogden, explorer
Laura Secord, war heroine
William Stephenson, inspiration for James Bond
Margaret Trudeau

Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Feb 27, 2012 - 09:58pm PT
What about Black Jack Shellack from Warner Brothers fame. He really schooled bugs bunny in the ways of the great white north.

Tami

Social climber
Canada
Feb 27, 2012 - 10:49pm PT
Weepin' jezuz on the cross Male-mute you have outdone yerself with the hyperlinx. I think YOU deserve to be on the list ....


:-)
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 28, 2012 - 02:03am PT
Malemute

Awesome!
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Feb 29, 2012 - 10:41am PT
Malcolm Gladwell
author of
The Tipping Point (2000)
Blink (2005)
Outliers (2008)
What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures (2009)

See today's Dilbert Blog regarding outliers
http://www.dilbert.com/blog/entry/parenting_that_makes_a_difference/
Sagebrusher

Sport climber
Iowa
Mar 1, 2012 - 01:21am PT
How about Evangeline Lilly? From "Lost" and the upcoming "The Hobbit"


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1431940/
bmacd

Boulder climber
100% Canadian
Mar 1, 2012 - 01:58am PT
scratch anyone with the last name of trudeau
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Mar 1, 2012 - 02:11am PT
scratch'em where ????
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 7, 2013 - 04:58pm PT

Are there any new-famous Canadians the last 20 months?

Here's an old-famous Canadian - Joni Anderson - Born to Take the Highway - from 1:36
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Nov 7, 2013 - 05:40pm PT
2 Politicians in the news lately
Ted Cruz
Rob Ford
Dave Davis

Social climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 7, 2013 - 08:11pm PT
Don't forget The Band. Everyone in that group,other than Levon Helm, was a Canadian. Also there's Danielle Lawry, the most bad-ass women's softball pitcher to ever play at the University of Washington or in the NCAA. Also my grandfather was a Canadian and a world class story-teller, which is the polite way of describing him.
troutbreath

climber
Kanada
Nov 7, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
How about Jim Baldwin ?
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Nov 7, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
Don't forget Pam Anderson.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Nov 7, 2013 - 08:47pm PT
Has Gordie Howe been totally forgotten in the Great White North? That's Mr. Hockey to you.


23-time NHL All-Star[17]
12-time NHL First All-Star Team
9-time NHL Second All-Star Team
4-time Stanley Cup champion (1950, 1952, 1954, 1955)
6-time Art Ross Trophy winner (1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957, 1963)
6-time Hart Memorial Trophy – 1952, 1953, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1963
Lester B. Patrick Award winner (1967)
Lionel Conacher Award (1963)
Hockey Hall of Fame (1972)
2-time Avco World Trophy winner (1974, 1975)
Gary L. Davidson Trophy winner (1974)
2-time WHA All-Star.
Top 5 in NHL scoring for 20 consecutive seasons[4]
Most games played for a single franchise (1967, Detroit Red Wings)
Most goals and points with a single franchise (786 and 1809, respectively, Detroit)
Most NHL games played (1967)
Oldest NHL player at time of retirement (52), and oldest player to play in an NHL game, also only player to play in the NHL after age 50
Only player to play in the NHL in five different decades (1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s)
NHL Lifetime Achievement Award winner (2008)
His #9 has been honoured or retired by these teams:
Detroit Red Wings #9 (retired; played from 1946–1971)
New England/Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes (retired, played from 1977–1980 while franchise was in Hartford; Hurricanes honour his number but no banner hangs in the PNC Arena, as Howe never played there)
Houston Aeros (AHL) (retired; Howe played for the Houston Aeros (WHA) from 1973–1977)
In 1998, he was ranked #3 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players, the highest-ranking right wing on the list.
In 2010, he was inducted into the World Hockey Association Hall of Fame as a member of “The Howe Family” (including Gordie, Mark, Marty, and Colleen Howe).
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Nov 7, 2013 - 10:02pm PT
I smoke rocks
lucander

Trad climber
Shawangunks, New York
Nov 8, 2013 - 12:33am PT
Larry Walker, outfielder
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 8, 2013 - 12:43am PT
Anita, is that the Toronto mayor I've been hearing about?
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Nov 8, 2013 - 07:26am PT
Reilly: yes. that is Rob Ford photoshopped to look like Tyrone Biggums (Chappelle's show character - hobo crackhead)

did anyone mention the Shat? he's pretty famous.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2013 - 03:28pm PT
Lucander, AP, Anita, Silver, Dave Davis, Troutbreath, Oplopanax and Gary:

 Larry Walker, baseball outfielder, and Pam Anderson, actor, are already on Malemute's list.

 Gordon Howe isn't there and deserves to be added.

 Rob Ford should be on a special list "Herostratically famous Canadians".

 Ted Cruz seems to be just as Canadian as Karl Rove and maybe he should be added to the herostratically famous list.

 Black Jack Shellac - is he cartoonishly famous? Where should he be on the list?

 The Band should be on the list. RUSH as an example is on the list, so bands are allowed.

 Danielle Lawry, softball pitcher, Washington Huskies - should she be on the Canadian list?

 I don't know anything about Jim Baldwin. Is there a famous Canadian Jim Baldwin?

Below is Malemute's excellent list. Malemute - can you help us out once more?

ACTORS
Dan Akroyd
Pamela Anderson
Adam Beach
John Candy
Michael J. Fox
Chief Dan George
Graham Greene
Lorne Greene
Monty Hall
Rich Little
Howie Mandel
Mike Meyers
Raymond Massey
Leslie Nielsen
Mary Pickford
Gordon Pinsent
Christopher Plummer
Keanu Reeves
William Shatner
Martin Short
Donald Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
Jennifer Tilly
Alex Trebek

ATHLETES
Lori Bowden triathlete
Sarah Burke, freestyle skier
Chandra Crawford, cross country skier
Terry Fox, humanitarian and athlete
Bernie Geoffrion, hockey
Wayne Gretzky, hockey
Alex Harvey, cross country skier
Ferguson Jenkins, baseball
Herman 'Jackrabbit' Johansen cross-country skier
Ben Johnson, sprinter
Devon Kershaw cross country skier
Mario Lemieux, hockey
Mark Messier, hockey
New Canadian Air Force, skiers
Bobby Orr, hockey
Ross Rebagliati, snowboarder
Peter Reid, triathlete
Maurice Richard, hockey
Mike Richards, hockey
Patrick Roy, hockey
Carol Vadnais, hockey
Jacques Villeneuve, race car driver
Larry Walker, baseball
Hayley Wickenheiser, hockey

AUTHORS
Margareth Atwood
Pierre Berton
Douglas Coupland
Robertson Davies
William Gibson (usa)
Malcolm Gladwell (uk)
Grey Owl (england)
Irving Layton, poet
Marshall McLuhan
Farley Mowat
Alice Munro
Peter C. Newman (austria)
Al Purdy, poet
Robert W Service (england)

BEER ETC
Cutthroat Pale Ale
Hermann's, Spyhopper
La Fin Du Monde
Molson Beer, used to be Canadian
Canadian Club Classic
Wiser's whiskey

CLIMBERS
will be in a separate post

COMEDIANS
Jim Carrey
Tommy Chong
The Kids In The Hall, comedy group
Bob and Doug McKenzie
Rick Mercer
Matthew Perry (usa)
Seth Rogen
Steve Smith, Red Green

ENTERTAINMENT
James Cameron, film director
David Cronenberg, film director
Cirque de Soleil, circus
Hanson Brothers, hockey film
Wab Kinew, rapper and CBC host
Norman McLaren (scotland), director/film animator
James Randi, magician and sceptic
Bill Reid, artist
Jack Warner, warner bros
The Naked News, TV newscast
Trailer Park Boys, TV series

ENVIRONMENTALISTS & ACTIVISTS
Maude Barlow
Roderick Haig-Brown(english), angler, author, conservationist
Rafe Mair, political commentator
Alexandra Morton (usa)
Percy Schmeiser
David Suzuki

ICONS
Bluenose clipper
Hudsons Bay Company
Maple Leaf flag
Poutine
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

MUSICIANS
Jann Arden
Barenaked Ladies
Bryan Adams
Paul Anka
Justin Bieber
Chilliwack
Tom Cochrane
Bruce Cockburn
Leonard Cohen
Stompin' Tom Connors
Cowboy Junkies
Celine Dion
Doug & the Slugs
Raymond Dudley, pianist
Glenn Gould, pianist
Guess Who
Jeff Healey
Angela Hewitt, pianist
Diana Krall
K D Lang
Avril Lavigne
Gordon Lightfoot
Natalie MacMaster
Kate and Anna McGarrigle
Joni Mitchell
Alanis Morissette
Anne Murray
Northern Lights
RUSH
Steppenwolf (canadian/american)
Tragically Hip
Shania Twain
Ian and Sylvia Tyson
Neil Young
Joel 'deadmau5' Zimmerman

NOBEL WINNERS
Sidney Altman, Chemistry 1989
Frederick Banting Physiology/Medicine, 1923
Saul Bellow, Literature 1976
Willard Boyle, Physics 2009
Bertram Brockhouse, Physics 1994
William Giauque, Chemistry 1949
Gerhard Herzberg (germany), Chemistry 1971
David Hubel, Physiology/Medicine 1981
Charles Huggins, Physiology/Medicine 1966
Rudolph Marcus, Chemistry 1992
Robert Mundell, Economics 1999
Lester Pearson, Peace 1957
John Polányi (germany), Chemistry 1986
Myron Scholes, Economics 1997
Ralph Steinman, Physiology/Medicine 2011
Michael Smith (uk), Chemistry 1993
Henry Taube, Chemistry 1983
Richard Taylor, Physics 1990
William Vickrey, Economics 1996

POLITICIANS
John A. Macdonald (scotland)
Tommy Douglas, father of socialized medicine in Canada
Paul Heleyer
Jack Layton, leader of NDP
Rene Levesque, separatist
Pierre Trudeau, prime minister

SCIENTISTS ETC
Alexander Graham Bell (scotland), inventor
Norman Bethune, physician
J.C. Fields, mathematician
Sandford Fleming (scotland), standard time
John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
William Osler, known as the worlds first modern physician
Steven Pinker, psychologist

UNCLASSIFIED
Alexander Mackenzie (scotland), explorer
Anne of Green Gables, novel
Billy Bishop, WW1 Pilot
Samuel Champlain (france), explorer
Don Cherry, local color
Tim Horton, hockey & restaurant
Peter Jennings, journalist
James Naismith, inventor of basketball
Peter Skene Ogden, explorer
Laura Secord, war heroine
William Stephenson, inspiration for James Bond
Margaret Trudeau
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 8, 2013 - 03:33pm PT
Yous guys are PATHETIC! You don't even have The Original Great One and
Never To Be Equalled All Time Hockey Great on yer list. Sheeeesh!

I almost forgot yer lacking the Second Greatest Hockey Player, at least in
terms of name recognition. (Marlow will never get this) ;-)

My bad, I see he is on the list, just not as a hockey player.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2013 - 03:38pm PT
Reilly

Who's that? Where on the list? Or: ... help me get it... ;o)
chill

climber
between the flat part and the blue wobbly thing
Nov 8, 2013 - 03:56pm PT
I get the sense that this list will eventually contain every Canadian who has ever lived (and a few people that have never been anywhere near the frozen North!)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 8, 2013 - 04:11pm PT
Marlow, the greatest hockey player of all time and never-to-be-equalled is
Gordie Howe; end of discussion.

And Mike Richards is on the list? Somebody was pulling yer leg. Especially
if Bobbie Hull isn't on it.

And I admit I don't follow XC skiing like I did when I raced but who the
hell is "Alex Harvey - cross country skier". Did he carry Vegard Ulvang's
skis once to make it onto the list? ;-)
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2013 - 04:20pm PT
Reilly

Yes, Bobbie Hull should be added. And Gordie Howe is on his way into the list.

Alex Harvey has been among the best cross country skiers of the world for some seasons... Vegard Ulvang is now living on his pension... nearly... but still wheel-chair-free... Lol...
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Nov 8, 2013 - 04:32pm PT
Malemute - can you help us out once more?
If you insist:

canadian babes

polar bear plunge
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2013 - 04:36pm PT
Hehe... there seems too be an incredible amount of Canadian fame... mixed with American...
this just in

climber
north fork
Nov 8, 2013 - 04:43pm PT
Sorry bieber is not a musician.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2013 - 04:49pm PT
bieber is....?
this just in

climber
north fork
Nov 8, 2013 - 04:50pm PT
Rich
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2013 - 04:53pm PT
Unclassified?
this just in

climber
north fork
Nov 8, 2013 - 04:55pm PT
Yeah, probably deserves his own category. Truth is I'm just envious of yet one more better Justin than myself. Oh well.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2013 - 05:01pm PT
this just in...

Be free... fame is hard work, a bit of talent and much more of luck/unluck... mostly other persons attributions... neither good nor bad... but not without consequences... good and bad...
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Nov 8, 2013 - 05:06pm PT
This should work for those of us in the US - http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/430240/november-05-2013/difference-makers---tim-morrison-and-meagan-brame
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Nov 8, 2013 - 05:14pm PT
Here's one

He even looks Canadian. Not sure how this sleeper agent got through and was able to shut down the government of the USA

BLAME CANADA

You hosers have agents in the US senate!!!



Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2013 - 05:14pm PT
hehe... Should Bongy be added among the famous ones?

Is that Ted Cruz, the Texan?
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Nov 8, 2013 - 05:16pm PT
Yep. He's a Canuck. I am not kiddin you.
WyoRockMan

climber
Flank of the Big Horns
Nov 8, 2013 - 05:17pm PT
Rob Ford is a likely candidate for being the bastard offspring of Jim Lahey and Randy.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2013 - 05:18pm PT
A Texan Canuck shutting down the US?

... now I understand why he was exported...

Texan-Ted and Toronto-Rob should get their own category - Herostratically famous Canadians.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Nov 8, 2013 - 05:19pm PT
TRUE! Gotta hand it to you guys..You didn't even have to fire a shot. Probably part Mounty.
beaner

Social climber
Maine
Nov 8, 2013 - 05:23pm PT
I don't know about famous Canadians, but I just saw a bus load of middle aged Canadian women get dropped of at my local supermarket. They come by the busload from Atlantic Canada to shop in my town. They don't just go to the mall but they also go to WalMart and the supermarket. And they always leave the store a disaster.

From now until Christmas its busload after busload. I get that there is no Target or Khols in PEI or New Brunswick, but WTF.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 8, 2013 - 05:31pm PT
Rob Ford is a likely candidate for being the bastard offspring of Jim Lahey and Randy.


HAHAAHAHAHAHAH BEST COMMENT EVER !!! HAHAAHHAHAAAHAH
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Nov 8, 2013 - 05:41pm PT
Texan Canuck
So that's where Texican comes from.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2013 - 05:43pm PT
Questions to be answered:
 Black Jack Shellac - is he cartoonishly famous? Where should he be on the list?

Updated list of famous Canadians:

ACTORS
Dan Akroyd
Pamela Anderson
Adam Beach
John Candy
Michael J. Fox
Chief Dan George
Graham Greene
Lorne Greene
Monty Hall
Rich Little
Howie Mandel
Mike Meyers
Raymond Massey
Leslie Nielsen
Mary Pickford
Gordon Pinsent
Christopher Plummer
Keanu Reeves
William Shatner
Martin Short
Donald Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
Jennifer Tilly
Alex Trebek

ATHLETES
Gordie Howe, hockey
Lori Bowden triathlete
Sarah Burke, freestyle skier
Chandra Crawford, cross country skier
Terry Fox, humanitarian and athlete
Bernie Geoffrion, hockey
Wayne Gretzky, hockey
Alex Harvey, cross country skier
Ferguson Jenkins, baseball
Herman 'Jackrabbit' Johansen cross-country skier
Ben Johnson, sprinter
Devon Kershaw cross country skier
Mario Lemieux, hockey
Mark Messier, hockey
New Canadian Air Force, skiers
Bobby Orr, hockey
Ross Rebagliati, snowboarder
Peter Reid, triathlete
Maurice Richard, hockey
Mike Richards, hockey
Patrick Roy, hockey
Carol Vadnais, hockey
Bobbie Hull, hockey
Jacques Villeneuve, race car driver
Larry Walker, baseball
Hayley Wickenheiser, hockey
Steve Nash, basketball
Danielle Lawrie, softball pitcher

AUTHORS
Margareth Atwood
Pierre Berton
Douglas Coupland
Robertson Davies
William Gibson (usa)
Malcolm Gladwell (uk)
Grey Owl (england)
Irving Layton, poet
Marshall McLuhan
Farley Mowat
Alice Munro
Peter C. Newman (austria)
Al Purdy, poet
Robert W Service (england)

BEER ETC
Cutthroat Pale Ale
Hermann's, Spyhopper
La Fin Du Monde
Molson Beer, used to be Canadian
Canadian Club Classic
Wiser's whiskey

CLIMBERS
Jim Baldwin

COMEDIANS
Jim Carrey
Tommy Chong
The Kids In The Hall, comedy group
Bob and Doug McKenzie
Rick Mercer
Matthew Perry (usa)
Seth Rogen
Steve Smith, Red Green

ENTERTAINMENT
James Cameron, film director
David Cronenberg, film director
Cirque de Soleil, circus
Hanson Brothers, hockey film
Wab Kinew, rapper and CBC host
Norman McLaren (scotland), director/film animator
James Randi, magician and sceptic
Bill Reid, artist
Jack Warner, warner bros
The Naked News, TV newscast
Trailer Park Boys, TV series

ENVIRONMENTALISTS & ACTIVISTS
Maude Barlow
Roderick Haig-Brown(english), angler, author, conservationist
Rafe Mair, political commentator
Alexandra Morton (usa)
Percy Schmeiser
David Suzuki
Andrew J. Weaver

ICONS
Bluenose clipper
Hudsons Bay Company
Maple Leaf flag
Poutine
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

MUSICIANS
Jann Arden
Barenaked Ladies
Bryan Adams
Paul Anka
Justin Bieber
Chilliwack
Tom Cochrane
Bruce Cockburn
Leonard Cohen
Stompin' Tom Connors
The Band
Cowboy Junkies
Celine Dion
Doug & the Slugs
Raymond Dudley, pianist
Glenn Gould, pianist
Guess Who
Jeff Healey
Angela Hewitt, pianist
Diana Krall
K D Lang
Avril Lavigne
Gordon Lightfoot
Natalie MacMaster
Kate and Anna McGarrigle
Joni Mitchell
Alanis Morissette
Anne Murray
Northern Lights
RUSH
Steppenwolf (canadian/american)
Tragically Hip
Shania Twain
Ian and Sylvia Tyson
Neil Young
Joel 'deadmau5' Zimmerman

NOBEL WINNERS
Sidney Altman, Chemistry 1989
Frederick Banting Physiology/Medicine, 1923
Saul Bellow, Literature 1976
Willard Boyle, Physics 2009
Bertram Brockhouse, Physics 1994
William Giauque, Chemistry 1949
Gerhard Herzberg (germany), Chemistry 1971
David Hubel, Physiology/Medicine 1981
Charles Huggins, Physiology/Medicine 1966
Rudolph Marcus, Chemistry 1992
Robert Mundell, Economics 1999
Lester Pearson, Peace 1957
John Polányi (germany), Chemistry 1986
Myron Scholes, Economics 1997
Ralph Steinman, Physiology/Medicine 2011
Michael Smith (uk), Chemistry 1993
Henry Taube, Chemistry 1983
Richard Taylor, Physics 1990
William Vickrey, Economics 1996

POLITICIANS
John A. Macdonald (scotland)
Tommy Douglas, father of socialized medicine in Canada
Paul Heleyer
Jack Layton, leader of NDP
Rene Levesque, separatist
Pierre Trudeau, prime minister
Lord Stanley

SCIENTISTS ETC
Alexander Graham Bell (scotland), inventor
Norman Bethune, physician
J.C. Fields, mathematician
Sandford Fleming (scotland), standard time
John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
William Osler, known as the worlds first modern physician
Steven Pinker, psychologist

UNCLASSIFIED
Alexander Mackenzie (scotland), explorer
Anne of Green Gables, novel
Billy Bishop, WW1 Pilot
Samuel Champlain (france), explorer
Don Cherry, local color
Tim Horton, hockey & restaurant
Peter Jennings, journalist
James Naismith, inventor of basketball
Peter Skene Ogden, explorer
Laura Secord, war heroine
William Stephenson, inspiration for James Bond
Margaret Trudeau

HEROSTRATICALLY FAMOUS CANADIANS
Rob Ford of Toronto, candidate for being the bastard offspring of Jim Lahey and Randy
Ted Cruz, Canuck Texan who shut down the US of America
Bongy
troutbreath

climber
Kanada
Nov 8, 2013 - 07:50pm PT
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1039354/Seeking-Memories-of-Jim-Baldwin
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Nov 8, 2013 - 07:57pm PT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Clattenburg


Trailer park boys were mentioned?

no figure skaters nothing but hockey players?

i'll bring some more to the tabe when i have time.

go Canada!
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Nov 8, 2013 - 08:00pm PT
Andrew Weaver, environmentalist
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Nov 8, 2013 - 08:40pm PT
Rick Mercer is on the list for a good reason



They're not aggressive, except for the aggressive ones.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Nov 8, 2013 - 08:51pm PT

rush with trailer park boys! totally canada!
gretzky is still dealng with his daughter.
gretzky brought hockey to So Cal should out weigh #9 detroit star.
Credit: pyro
pete piton
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Nov 9, 2013 - 03:26am PT















































STOMPING TOM CONNERS YOU IDJIOTS!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2013 - 05:41am PT
Andrew Weaver and Jim Baldwin are now on the list...

... and we idjiots already have STOMPING TOM CONNERS on the musicians part of the list...

Edited: Lord Stanley and Steve Nash are added.
WTF

climber
Nov 9, 2013 - 11:35am PT
I can't believe Canada let America beat them to the first crack smoking mayor.

Marion Barry is so proud of that fat bastard from Toronto.

Hey you Hosers. Your most famous Canadian is LORD STANLEY and we have his cup down here bitches.

RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 9, 2013 - 11:42am PT
Steve Nash, NBA MVP
Dave Davis

Social climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 10, 2013 - 04:45pm PT
I believe I misspelled Danielle Lawrie's last name in a previous post. Although she played for the U of W she's from Vancouver B.C. Her brother, whose name escapes me, plays for the Toronto Blue Jays, but has had a far lesser impact in his respective league. She pitched to some big- leaguers here in an exhibition and owned them.
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Nov 10, 2013 - 04:51pm PT
Isn't putting "famous" and "cross country skier" together an oxymoron?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2013 - 05:00pm PT
Danielle Lawrie is added.

Hehe... Cross country skiers are famous in Norway - so how should I know anything else?

Edited:

Pyro: Trailer Park Brothers are already there under Entertainment. Very well deserved...
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Nov 10, 2013 - 05:32pm PT
he he marlow do u not like trailer park boy's? or did I not see it?
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Nov 10, 2013 - 10:39pm PT
Pretty boy Canadian hockey player is Russ courtnal
go-B

climber
Hebrews 1:3
Nov 10, 2013 - 11:46pm PT
DNA and Richard III

In August 2012, a dig to find the remains of King Richard III took place in Greyfriars, Leicester. In September, it was reported that remains had been found during the dig. The remains were tested using the mitochondrial DNA of Canadian Michael Ibsen. Mitochodrial DNA (mDNA) is inherited unbroken from mother to offspring along a female line. Michael is a 17th generation descendant of Anne of York by his mother Joy, herself a direct female descendant. The results of the DNA testing were officially announced on 4 February 2013, when University of Leicester researchers said that it was "beyond reasonable doubt" that a battle-scarred skeleton unearthed in 2012 was the king, who died at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Nov 11, 2013 - 12:37am PT
dont let me down marlow
Credit: pyro
i would hate to tell russ nothing about supertopo's canada thread!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 11, 2013 - 12:03pm PT
Questions to be answered:
 Black Jack Shellac - is he cartoonishly famous? Where should he be on the list?
 Russ Courtenal - I don't know anything about him, so I'll leave to the experts themselves, Canadians, to decide if he should be on the list...

Updated list of famous Canadians:

ACTORS
Dan Akroyd
Pamela Anderson
Adam Beach
John Candy
Michael J. Fox
Chief Dan George
Graham Greene
Lorne Greene
Monty Hall
Rich Little
Howie Mandel
Mike Meyers
Raymond Massey
Leslie Nielsen
Mary Pickford
Gordon Pinsent
Christopher Plummer
Keanu Reeves
William Shatner
Martin Short
Donald Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
Jennifer Tilly
Alex Trebek

ATHLETES
Gordie Howe, hockey
Lori Bowden triathlete
Sarah Burke, freestyle skier
Chandra Crawford, cross country skier
Terry Fox, humanitarian and athlete
Bernie Geoffrion, hockey
Wayne Gretzky, hockey
Alex Harvey, cross country skier
Ferguson Jenkins, baseball
Herman 'Jackrabbit' Johansen cross-country skier
Ben Johnson, sprinter
Devon Kershaw cross country skier
Mario Lemieux, hockey
Mark Messier, hockey
New Canadian Air Force, skiers
Bobby Orr, hockey
Ross Rebagliati, snowboarder
Peter Reid, triathlete
Maurice Richard, hockey
Mike Richards, hockey
Patrick Roy, hockey
Carol Vadnais, hockey
Bobbie Hull, hockey
Jacques Villeneuve, race car driver
Larry Walker, baseball
Hayley Wickenheiser, hockey
Steve Nash, basketball
Danielle Lawrie, softball pitcher

AUTHORS
Margareth Atwood
Pierre Berton
Douglas Coupland
Robertson Davies
William Gibson (usa)
Malcolm Gladwell (uk)
Grey Owl (england)
Irving Layton, poet
Marshall McLuhan
Farley Mowat
Alice Munro
Peter C. Newman (austria)
Al Purdy, poet
Robert W Service (england)

BEER ETC
Cutthroat Pale Ale
Hermann's, Spyhopper
La Fin Du Monde
Molson Beer, used to be Canadian
Canadian Club Classic
Wiser's whiskey

CLIMBERS
Jim Baldwin

COMEDIANS
Jim Carrey
Tommy Chong
The Kids In The Hall, comedy group
Bob and Doug McKenzie
Rick Mercer
Matthew Perry (usa)
Seth Rogen
Steve Smith, Red Green

ENTERTAINMENT
James Cameron, film director
David Cronenberg, film director
Cirque de Soleil, circus
Hanson Brothers, hockey film
Wab Kinew, rapper and CBC host
Norman McLaren (scotland), director/film animator
James Randi, magician and sceptic
Bill Reid, artist
Jack Warner, warner bros
The Naked News, TV newscast
Trailer Park Boys, TV series

ENVIRONMENTALISTS & ACTIVISTS
Maude Barlow
Roderick Haig-Brown(english), angler, author, conservationist
Rafe Mair, political commentator
Alexandra Morton (usa)
Percy Schmeiser
David Suzuki
Andrew J. Weaver

ICONS
Bluenose clipper
Hudsons Bay Company
Maple Leaf flag
Poutine
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

MUSICIANS
Jann Arden
Barenaked Ladies
Bryan Adams
Paul Anka
Justin Bieber
Chilliwack
Tom Cochrane
Bruce Cockburn
Leonard Cohen
Stompin' Tom Connors
The Band
Cowboy Junkies
Celine Dion
Doug & the Slugs
Raymond Dudley, pianist
Glenn Gould, pianist
Guess Who
Jeff Healey
Angela Hewitt, pianist
Diana Krall
K D Lang
Avril Lavigne
Gordon Lightfoot
Natalie MacMaster
Kate and Anna McGarrigle
Joni Mitchell
Alanis Morissette
Anne Murray
Northern Lights
RUSH
Steppenwolf (canadian/american)
Tragically Hip
Shania Twain
Ian and Sylvia Tyson
Neil Young
Joel 'deadmau5' Zimmerman

NOBEL WINNERS
Sidney Altman, Chemistry 1989
Frederick Banting Physiology/Medicine, 1923
Saul Bellow, Literature 1976
Willard Boyle, Physics 2009
Bertram Brockhouse, Physics 1994
William Giauque, Chemistry 1949
Gerhard Herzberg (germany), Chemistry 1971
David Hubel, Physiology/Medicine 1981
Charles Huggins, Physiology/Medicine 1966
Rudolph Marcus, Chemistry 1992
Robert Mundell, Economics 1999
Lester Pearson, Peace 1957
John Polányi (germany), Chemistry 1986
Myron Scholes, Economics 1997
Ralph Steinman, Physiology/Medicine 2011
Michael Smith (uk), Chemistry 1993
Henry Taube, Chemistry 1983
Richard Taylor, Physics 1990
William Vickrey, Economics 1996

POLITICIANS
John A. Macdonald (scotland)
Tommy Douglas, father of socialized medicine in Canada
Paul Heleyer
Jack Layton, leader of NDP
Rene Levesque, separatist
Pierre Trudeau, prime minister
Lord Stanley

SCIENTISTS ETC
Alexander Graham Bell (scotland), inventor
Norman Bethune, physician
J.C. Fields, mathematician
Sandford Fleming (scotland), standard time
John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
William Osler, known as the worlds first modern physician
Steven Pinker, psychologist

UNCLASSIFIED
Alexander Mackenzie (scotland), explorer
Anne of Green Gables, novel
Billy Bishop, WW1 Pilot
Samuel Champlain (france), explorer
Don Cherry, local color
Tim Horton, hockey & restaurant
Peter Jennings, journalist
James Naismith, inventor of basketball
Peter Skene Ogden, explorer
Laura Secord, war heroine
William Stephenson, inspiration for James Bond
Margaret Trudeau

HEROSTRATICALLY FAMOUS CANADIANS
Rob Ford of Toronto, candidate for being the bastard offspring of Jim Lahey and Randy
Ted Cruz, Canuck Texan who shut down the US of America
Bongy
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 11, 2013 - 12:38pm PT
How could you forget this famous Canadian Marlow?!?!
At least I think she's famous outside Canada.

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Edit- Aha I see the name now.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 11, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
She's famous all around the globe Ryan, and she's already on the actor part of the list...
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Nov 11, 2013 - 02:24pm PT
don't let me down fellow Canada lovers.
russ is most pretty boy award lives next door wayne gretzky/Brittany spears at in westlake. must have some canada famousness..
vmcgal

Trad climber
New Paltz, NY
Nov 11, 2013 - 02:41pm PT
Climbing in the Adirondacks and the Northeast: Jack Turner and a bunch more hardy men, raised the level of eastern climbing several notches in the 50's
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 11, 2013 - 05:20pm PT
Ooooh!!! You need to add ALICE MUNRO to the Nobel Laureates list.

For LITCHRACHCHER !!!!!!


Love Alice !!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 13, 2013 - 11:54am PT
Canadian Navy Auxiliary geese on maneuvers on the Merced River.  Duck ...
Canadian Navy Auxiliary geese on maneuvers on the Merced River. Duck escort on a separate course.
Credit: mouse from merced

I was on the Briceburg stretch of the Merced yesterday.

I came across a big old gaggle of famous Canadians.

My count was twelve, but I was educated in America...

There was a pair of ducks along with them.

They all claimed they were from France, not Quebec, though they spoke with a Quack-beckian accent, using no “eh’s” but “non’s” instead.

“She has nice pinfeathers, quack, non?”

or

“Now, that’s a fish taco, HONK!, non?”

They asked if I knew the Foster Farms chickens as they were a big deal up there.

I told them they were good friends of Pop Werner’s and that he had them for dinner regularly.

They told me to stuff it and flew off down-river.

Tourists!
Synchronicity

Trad climber
British Columbia, Canada
Nov 13, 2013 - 12:17pm PT
How is it that Hugh Burton and Steve Sutton don't make the famous Canadian climbers? How about Peter Croft? John Clarke? How about Sonnie Trotter and Will Stanhope? Barry Blanchard? Travesty i tell ya!


Synchronicity

Trad climber
British Columbia, Canada
Nov 13, 2013 - 12:21pm PT
Also what about hockey stars? Sideny Crosby, Steve Stamkos, Roberto Luongo, Jarome Iginla, Dan Boyle, etc etc... i suppose that list would never end... we love our Hookey up here....
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 13, 2013 - 12:30pm PT
Hon. Mayann E. Francis.
Hon. Mayann E. Francis.
Credit: mouse from merced
She looks vaguely naval, but I believe all honorables get to do regalia in dress for formal occasions--but that's a Canadian deal, not a California thing.

Formal, I mean.

Mayann E. Francis is the thirty-first on the list of Lt. Governors of Nova Scotia, the naval heart of Canada's military body.

31. The Honourable Mayann E. Francis, ONS (1946-)
2006-2012

Born in Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia, The Hon. Mayann Francis was the first African Nova Scotian, and only the second woman to hold the position of Lieutenant Governor. She was also the first permanent female Director and CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, and the first woman to be appointed Ombudsman in Nova Scotia.

Prior to becoming Lieutenant Governor, Ms. Francis earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration from New York University and went on to hold a number of senior positions in the private and public sectors in both the U.S. and Canada. She also worked on a variety of projects in Canada, the United States and overseas and served on numerous boards.

In 2008, Ms. Francis was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Mount Saint Vincent University. From 2008-2012 she was Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of 3 Intelligence Company. In 2010, the University of the West Indies awarded her the Luminary Award in recognition of her public service and outstanding citizenship
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Nov 13, 2013 - 05:48pm PT
I tried reading through this thread, but sheesh you'd think Canada was a different country or something.
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Nov 13, 2013 - 06:40pm PT
How is it that Hugh Burton and Steve Sutton don't make the famous Canadian climbers? How about Peter Croft? John Clarke? How about Sonnie Trotter and Will Stanhope? Barry Blanchard?
We should define "famous" as being well known in your peer group instead of well known by the average citizen ... after that would leave out all the scientists.
Stewart

Trad climber
Courtenay, B.C.
Nov 13, 2013 - 08:17pm PT
Uh - Daryl's last name is spelled "Hatten" (which is, incidentally, also the name of a town in Germany).

Also:

-John McCrae, the poet author of "In Flanders Fields"
-Sarah Slean, musician
-Buffy St. Marie, musician & social activist
matisse

climber
Nov 13, 2013 - 08:24pm PT
I can't believe you boyz let that fine newfoundlander Shannon Tweed slip by.

Also how about Clara Hughes, only person to have won multiple medals in both Winter and Summer Olympics.
Stewart

Trad climber
Courtenay, B.C.
Nov 14, 2013 - 02:11am PT
Re: Banting & Best: They intentionally did not seek a patent for their insulin vaccine. I assume this means that they were "socialists." For that matter, neither did Jonas Salk (the creator of the polio vaccine), but he was a Yank. I'll vote to confer honorary Canadian citizenship upon him.

Also, Shirley Douglas - Tommy's daughter.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2013 - 12:29pm PT
Pyro, Mouse, Vmcgal, Tami, Stewart, Syncronicity and Matisse: They are now added to the list. A new category "Honorary Canadians" is also added.

Questions still to be answered:
 Black Jack Shellac - is he cartoonishly famous? Where should he be on the list?


Updated list of famous Canadians:

ACTORS
Dan Akroyd
Pamela Anderson
Adam Beach
John Candy
Michael J. Fox
Chief Dan George
Graham Greene
Lorne Greene
Monty Hall
Rich Little
Howie Mandel
Mike Meyers
Raymond Massey
Leslie Nielsen
Mary Pickford
Gordon Pinsent
Christopher Plummer
Keanu Reeves
William Shatner
Martin Short
Donald Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
Jennifer Tilly
Alex Trebek
Shannon Tweed
Margot Kidder

ATHLETES
Gordie Howe, hockey
Lori Bowden triathlete
Sarah Burke, freestyle skier
Chandra Crawford, cross country skier
Terry Fox, humanitarian and athlete
Bernie Geoffrion, hockey
Wayne Gretzky, hockey
Alex Harvey, cross country skier
Ferguson Jenkins, baseball
Herman 'Jackrabbit' Johansen cross-country skier
Ben Johnson, sprinter
Devon Kershaw cross country skier
Mario Lemieux, hockey
Mark Messier, hockey
New Canadian Air Force, skiers
Bobby Orr, hockey
Ross Rebagliati, snowboarder
Peter Reid, triathlete
Maurice Richard, hockey
Mike Richards, hockey
Patrick Roy, hockey
Carol Vadnais, hockey
Bobbie Hull, hockey
Jacques Villeneuve, race car driver
Larry Walker, baseball
Hayley Wickenheiser, hockey
Steve Nash, basketball
Danielle Lawrie, softball pitcher
Clara Hughes, speed skating and cycling
Russ Courtenal, hockey
Sideny Crosby, hockey
Steve Stamkos, hockey
Roberto Luongo, hoceky
Jarome Iginla, hockey

AUTHORS
Margareth Atwood
Pierre Berton
Douglas Coupland
Robertson Davies
William Gibson (usa)
Malcolm Gladwell (uk)
Grey Owl (england)
Irving Layton, poet
Marshall McLuhan
Farley Mowat
Alice Munro
Peter C. Newman (austria)
Al Purdy, poet
Robert W Service (england)
Alice Munroe
John McCrae
Shirley Douglas

BEER ETC
Cutthroat Pale Ale
Hermann's, Spyhopper
La Fin Du Monde
Molson Beer, used to be Canadian
Canadian Club Classic
Wiser's whiskey

CLIMBERS
Jim Baldwin
Jack Turner
Hugh Burton
Steve Sutton
Peter Croft
John Clarke
Sonnie Trotter
Will Stanhope
Barry Blanchard
Will Gadd

COMEDIANS
Jim Carrey
Tommy Chong
The Kids In The Hall, comedy group
Bob and Doug McKenzie
Rick Mercer
Matthew Perry (usa)
Seth Rogen
Steve Smith, Red Green

ENTERTAINMENT
James Cameron, film director
David Cronenberg, film director
Cirque de Soleil, circus
Hanson Brothers, hockey film
Wab Kinew, rapper and CBC host
Norman McLaren (scotland), director/film animator
James Randi, magician and sceptic
Bill Reid, artist
Jack Warner, warner bros
The Naked News, TV newscast
Trailer Park Boys, TV series

ENVIRONMENTALISTS & ACTIVISTS
Maude Barlow
Roderick Haig-Brown(english), angler, author, conservationist
Rafe Mair, political commentator
Alexandra Morton (usa)
Percy Schmeiser
David Suzuki
Andrew J. Weaver

ICONS
Bluenose clipper
Hudsons Bay Company
Maple Leaf flag
Poutine
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

MUSICIANS
Jann Arden
Barenaked Ladies
Bryan Adams
Paul Anka
Justin Bieber
Chilliwack
Tom Cochrane
Bruce Cockburn
Leonard Cohen
Stompin' Tom Connors
The Band
Cowboy Junkies
Celine Dion
Doug & the Slugs
Raymond Dudley, pianist
Glenn Gould, pianist
Guess Who
Jeff Healey
Angela Hewitt, pianist
Diana Krall
K D Lang
Avril Lavigne
Gordon Lightfoot
Natalie MacMaster
Kate and Anna McGarrigle
Joni Mitchell
Alanis Morissette
Anne Murray
Northern Lights
RUSH
Steppenwolf (canadian/american)
Tragically Hip
Shania Twain
Ian and Sylvia Tyson
Neil Young
Joel 'deadmau5' Zimmerman
Sarah Slean
Buffy St. Marie

NOBEL WINNERS
Sidney Altman, Chemistry 1989
Frederick Banting Physiology/Medicine, 1923
Saul Bellow, Literature 1976
Willard Boyle, Physics 2009
Bertram Brockhouse, Physics 1994
William Giauque, Chemistry 1949
Gerhard Herzberg (germany), Chemistry 1971
David Hubel, Physiology/Medicine 1981
Charles Huggins, Physiology/Medicine 1966
Rudolph Marcus, Chemistry 1992
Robert Mundell, Economics 1999
Lester Pearson, Peace 1957
John Polányi (germany), Chemistry 1986
Myron Scholes, Economics 1997
Ralph Steinman, Physiology/Medicine 2011
Michael Smith (uk), Chemistry 1993
Henry Taube, Chemistry 1983
Richard Taylor, Physics 1990
William Vickrey, Economics 1996

POLITICIANS
John A. Macdonald (scotland)
Tommy Douglas, father of socialized medicine in Canada
Paul Heleyer
Jack Layton, leader of NDP
Rene Levesque, separatist
Pierre Trudeau, prime minister
Lord Stanley
Mayann E. Francis

SCIENTISTS ETC
Alexander Graham Bell (scotland), inventor
Norman Bethune, physician
J.C. Fields, mathematician
Sandford Fleming (scotland), standard time
John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
William Osler, known as the worlds first modern physician
Steven Pinker, psychologist

UNCLASSIFIED
Alexander Mackenzie (scotland), explorer
Anne of Green Gables, novel
Billy Bishop, WW1 Pilot
Samuel Champlain (france), explorer
Don Cherry, local color
Tim Horton, hockey & restaurant
Peter Jennings, journalist
James Naismith, inventor of basketball
Peter Skene Ogden, explorer
Laura Secord, war heroine
William Stephenson, inspiration for James Bond
Margaret Trudeau
Canadian Navy Auxiliary Geese

HONORARY CANADIANS
Jonas Salk, science
Roald Amundsen, explorer

HEROSTRATICALLY FAMOUS CANADIANS
Rob Ford of Toronto, candidate for being the bastard offspring of Jim Lahey and Randy
Ted Cruz, Canuck Texan who shut down the US of America
Bongy
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 14, 2013 - 12:37pm PT
Marlow, shouldn't you also be asking whether a 'famous Canadian XC skier'
is either 'cartoonishly famous' or an oxymoron?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 14, 2013 - 12:43pm PT
Eh?
Eh?
Credit: G. I. Meme
I'm not formally accusing anyone, just sayin'.

It happens to be true.

What DO you northies use for REAL BACON TASTE?

Real goat bacon from Greece?
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Nov 14, 2013 - 12:50pm PT
Canadian bacon is NOT ham.

Google it & get edumacated.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2013 - 12:57pm PT
Reilly

You have to consider my perspective... I'm a Norwegian... the most famous Canadians in Norway are the XC skiers, so 'famous Canadian XC skier' is no oxymoron in Norway. And in one way or another, maybe all fame is cartoonish...?... ;o)

Edited: wbw - there's no number-on-the-list priority... I'd have to leave that to you Canadians...
wbw

Trad climber
'cross the great divide
Nov 14, 2013 - 01:54pm PT
You need to move Bobby Orr way up on your list. Way up . . .

Credit: wbw

Or if you prefer, we could include him on a Greatest Bostonian list. :-)
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
Nov 14, 2013 - 02:42pm PT
Is this thread some cry for attention?

Does Canada need a group hug?



Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2013 - 02:46pm PT
Who are the American candidates for the Honorary Canadian List?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 14, 2013 - 02:48pm PT
I worked as a wetback up there. Does that qualify me?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 14, 2013 - 02:51pm PT
Malemute, the guy has an honest face!

As a Bermingham, I shall hide my own!

Ashes and sack cloth for the rest of the hour, in the corner.

Blunder from down under.

I told ya, I confess it again, that I'm an edumacated American citizen--didn't I?

I'll never trust a Canadian meem agin, is what, too.
matisse

climber
Nov 14, 2013 - 04:19pm PT
at the risk of pointing out the obvious:
We don't have Canadian Bacon in Canada. Just like they don't have french fries in France.
jes saying.
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
Nov 14, 2013 - 04:57pm PT


Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO

Who are the American candidates for the Honorary Canadian List?

PM anyone with a Napoleon complex.



Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2013 - 05:02pm PT
Is it Goatboy we can see on the little picture in the background?
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
Nov 14, 2013 - 05:07pm PT
No, my Scottish hair lip is thicker than the smugness and cigarette smoke in Montreal.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2013 - 05:11pm PT
If you're Scottish... no doubt... lol... there's some Scottish Canadians on the list too...

Edited: Dirtbag - Margot's now on the list.
dirtbag

climber
Nov 14, 2013 - 05:14pm PT
Margot kidder
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 14, 2013 - 05:41pm PT
is thicker than the smugness and cigarette smoke in Montreal.


HAHAAHAHAA you KNOW it !!!!
Synchronicity

Trad climber
British Columbia, Canada
Nov 14, 2013 - 06:29pm PT
Might i also add the one the only, the raddest of the rad, the Prince of Powder, the Sultan of the Slopes, the best skier ever(IMO) Shane McConkey RIP.

Everyone around the world who has ever put on a pair of sticks and screamed their way downhill should know the name. He progressed skiing farther than anyone I've ever heard of and had the most fun while doing it. Definitely a once in a lifetime star of the sport.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 14, 2013 - 06:32pm PT
Tami DeKidder.

Ha!
BBA

climber
OF
Nov 14, 2013 - 08:15pm PT
How about Kenneth Harris Francis 'Casey' Jones, artist and archeolgist
Stewart

Trad climber
Courtenay, B.C.
Dec 3, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
Cliff Chadderton - President of The War Amps and decorated World War 2 veteran.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Dec 3, 2013 - 08:12pm PT
Jon Vickers, heldentenor
whitemeat

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Dec 3, 2013 - 09:30pm PT
my favorite canadian:

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 4, 2013 - 04:30pm PT
The suggestions of Stewart, Gary, Whitemeat, BBA and Synchronicity are added - that is: Cliff Chadderton, Jon Vickers, Pass The Pitons Pete (the guy in the perplexing dilemma where once he starts rotating...), Kenneth Harris Francis "Casey" Jones and Shane McConkey.

Updated list of famous Canadians:

ACTORS
Dan Akroyd
Pamela Anderson
Adam Beach
John Candy
Michael J. Fox
Chief Dan George
Graham Greene
Lorne Greene
Monty Hall
Rich Little
Howie Mandel
Mike Meyers
Raymond Massey
Leslie Nielsen
Mary Pickford
Gordon Pinsent
Christopher Plummer
Keanu Reeves
William Shatner
Martin Short
Donald Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
Jennifer Tilly
Alex Trebek
Shannon Tweed
Margot Kidder

ATHLETES
Gordie Howe, hockey
Lori Bowden triathlete
Sarah Burke, freestyle skier
Chandra Crawford, cross country skier
Terry Fox, humanitarian and athlete
Bernie Geoffrion, hockey
Wayne Gretzky, hockey
Alex Harvey, cross country skier
Ferguson Jenkins, baseball
Herman 'Jackrabbit' Johansen cross-country skier
Ben Johnson, sprinter
Devon Kershaw cross country skier
Mario Lemieux, hockey
Mark Messier, hockey
New Canadian Air Force, skiers
Bobby Orr, hockey
Ross Rebagliati, snowboarder
Peter Reid, triathlete
Maurice Richard, hockey
Mike Richards, hockey
Patrick Roy, hockey
Carol Vadnais, hockey
Bobbie Hull, hockey
Jacques Villeneuve, race car driver
Larry Walker, baseball
Hayley Wickenheiser, hockey
Steve Nash, basketball
Danielle Lawrie, softball pitcher
Clara Hughes, speed skating and cycling
Russ Courtenal, hockey
Sideny Crosby, hockey
Steve Stamkos, hockey
Roberto Luongo, hoceky
Jarome Iginla, hockey
Shane McConkey, skier and basejumper

AUTHORS
Margareth Atwood
Pierre Berton
Douglas Coupland
Robertson Davies
William Gibson (usa)
Malcolm Gladwell (uk)
Grey Owl (england)
Irving Layton, poet
Marshall McLuhan
Farley Mowat
Alice Munro
Peter C. Newman (austria)
Al Purdy, poet
Robert W Service (england)
Alice Munroe
John McCrae
Shirley Douglas

BEER ETC
Cutthroat Pale Ale
Hermann's, Spyhopper
La Fin Du Monde
Molson Beer, used to be Canadian
Canadian Club Classic
Wiser's whiskey

CLIMBERS
Jim Baldwin
Jack Turner
Hugh Burton
Steve Sutton
Peter Croft
John Clarke
Sonnie Trotter
Will Stanhope
Barry Blanchard
Will Gadd
Pass The Pitons Pete (the guy in the perplexing dilemma where once he starts rotating...), climber

COMEDIANS
Jim Carrey
Tommy Chong
The Kids In The Hall, comedy group
Bob and Doug McKenzie
Rick Mercer
Matthew Perry (usa)
Seth Rogen
Steve Smith, Red Green

ENTERTAINMENT
James Cameron, film director
David Cronenberg, film director
Cirque de Soleil, circus
Hanson Brothers, hockey film
Wab Kinew, rapper and CBC host
Norman McLaren (scotland), director/film animator
James Randi, magician and sceptic
Bill Reid, artist
Jack Warner, warner bros
The Naked News, TV newscast
Trailer Park Boys, TV series

ENVIRONMENTALISTS & ACTIVISTS
Maude Barlow
Roderick Haig-Brown(english), angler, author, conservationist
Rafe Mair, political commentator
Alexandra Morton (usa)
Percy Schmeiser
David Suzuki
Andrew J. Weaver

ICONS
Bluenose clipper
Hudsons Bay Company
Maple Leaf flag
Poutine
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

MUSICIANS
Jann Arden
Barenaked Ladies
Bryan Adams
Paul Anka
Justin Bieber
Chilliwack
Tom Cochrane
Bruce Cockburn
Leonard Cohen
Stompin' Tom Connors
The Band
Cowboy Junkies
Celine Dion
Doug & the Slugs
Raymond Dudley, pianist
Glenn Gould, pianist
Guess Who
Jeff Healey
Angela Hewitt, pianist
Diana Krall
K D Lang
Avril Lavigne
Gordon Lightfoot
Natalie MacMaster
Kate and Anna McGarrigle
Joni Mitchell
Alanis Morissette
Anne Murray
Northern Lights
RUSH
Steppenwolf (canadian/american)
Tragically Hip
Shania Twain
Ian and Sylvia Tyson
Neil Young
Joel 'deadmau5' Zimmerman
Sarah Slean
Buffy St. Marie
Jon Vickers, tenor

NOBEL WINNERS
Sidney Altman, Chemistry 1989
Frederick Banting Physiology/Medicine, 1923
Saul Bellow, Literature 1976
Willard Boyle, Physics 2009
Bertram Brockhouse, Physics 1994
William Giauque, Chemistry 1949
Gerhard Herzberg (germany), Chemistry 1971
David Hubel, Physiology/Medicine 1981
Charles Huggins, Physiology/Medicine 1966
Rudolph Marcus, Chemistry 1992
Robert Mundell, Economics 1999
Lester Pearson, Peace 1957
John Polányi (germany), Chemistry 1986
Myron Scholes, Economics 1997
Ralph Steinman, Physiology/Medicine 2011
Michael Smith (uk), Chemistry 1993
Henry Taube, Chemistry 1983
Richard Taylor, Physics 1990
William Vickrey, Economics 1996
Alice Munro, Literature 2013

POLITICIANS
John A. Macdonald (scotland)
Tommy Douglas, father of socialized medicine in Canada
Paul Heleyer
Jack Layton, leader of NDP
Rene Levesque, separatist
Pierre Trudeau, prime minister
Lord Stanley
Mayann E. Francis
Cliff Chadderton

SCIENTISTS ETC
Alexander Graham Bell (scotland), inventor
Norman Bethune, physician
J.C. Fields, mathematician
Sandford Fleming (scotland), standard time
John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
William Osler, known as the worlds first modern physician
Steven Pinker, psychologist

UNCLASSIFIED
Alexander Mackenzie (scotland), explorer
Anne of Green Gables, novel
Billy Bishop, WW1 Pilot
Samuel Champlain (france), explorer
Don Cherry, local color
Tim Horton, hockey & restaurant
Peter Jennings, journalist
James Naismith, inventor of basketball
Peter Skene Ogden, explorer
Laura Secord, war heroine
William Stephenson, inspiration for James Bond
Margaret Trudeau
Canadian Navy Auxiliary Geese
Kenneth Harris Francis "Casey" Jones, archeologist

HONORARY CANADIANS
Jonas Salk, science

HEROSTRATICALLY FAMOUS CANADIANS
Rob Ford of Toronto, candidate for being the bastard offspring of Jim Lahey and Randy
Ted Cruz, Canuck Texan who shut down the US of America
Bongy
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Dec 4, 2013 - 06:05pm PT
Among Nobel Prize winners, add Alice Munro (won the Nobel this year, long overdue).
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 4, 2013 - 06:29pm PT
No effin way you get to claim "Roald Amundsen, explorer", but you can count Ted(edit) Cruz twice instead.

The Gjoa ended up in San Francisco for chissake, and he sledded across Alaska to get the news out about what he had accomplished. Granted, we didn't have the brains to appreciate the importance of the Gjoa, but still.


Thank for Joni and Young, by the way. Edit: and my mother in law. Really. She's now gone, but she was a good one, born in Winnipeg then lived in Kelowna.
Stewart

Trad climber
Courtenay, B.C.
Dec 4, 2013 - 07:44pm PT
Hey Marlow - Add yourself to the list of honorary Canadians. Actually, feel free to add your entire nation to the list - Norway should be an inspiration to the rest of the world in the manner by which it treats its citizens.

It's a shame that the f*#kwit that runs Canada at present is such an arsehole.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2013 - 02:09am PT
Tricouni: Alice Munroe is added
Darwin: Amundsen has been excluded
Stewart: I hope Canadians are solid enough not to be smitten by some of the aliens they have chosen as their leaders.
Synchronicity

Trad climber
British Columbia, Canada
Dec 5, 2013 - 03:03am PT
I didn't vote for that arsehole...
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 5, 2013 - 03:49am PT
I see there's not that many comedians.....


So what are you saying - we're not that funny????
WTF

climber
Dec 5, 2013 - 10:03am PT
I just ask you take that Beiber kid and keep it in your own country. What a pile of sh#t.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 5, 2013 - 02:02pm PT

Marlow,

I didn't really expect you to exclude Amundsen, I just wanted to give you a challenge. Do you really live in Oslo? In that case, you can "give" Amundsen to whomever you want, and it's your thread to boot.

On a tangent: through a curious set of circumstances, I ended up with both volumes of the first (English?) edition of Nansen's "Furthest North". I actually read it, then gave it to a dear friend who claims more Norwegian heritage than myself. Culturally I really don't have any Norwegian in me, but blood wise I'm 1/4. I have to say I didn't quite realize the book's monetary value, but I would have given it to him anyway. Anyway I just found out that an abridged inexpensive reprint came out a few years ago, and I'm getting it for myself for a holiday present. I was blown away by my first reading of it, and I'm looking forward to another go around. I did pretty much grow up in SF and remember seeing the Gjoa neglected down by the beach in the '60s. Unfortunately, I didn't know its importance at that time.

Darwin
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2013 - 02:10pm PT
WTF

Bieber's a famous Canadian, but maybe he should be given a place on the herostratically famous list as the story develops...

Darwin

Thanks for sharing the story. I don't know which Norwegians are famous in Canada and can be counted among the honourary Canadians. Maybe none. Is Nansen better off than Amundsen? ;o)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 5, 2013 - 03:08pm PT
Please don't confuse famous with infamous. And not even warm and cuddly
Canadians are allowed to claim foreign saints as honorary citoyens however
tempting Nansen may be due to having created his 'own' passport.
WyoRockMan

climber
Flank of the Big Horns
Dec 5, 2013 - 04:15pm PT
Chris Hadfield is pretty famous.

Stewart

Trad climber
Courtenay, B.C.
Dec 11, 2013 - 07:38pm PT
Syncronicity - Congratulations on your good taste. Make sure to get your friends out to vote in the next election. It may interest you to know that our current dictator ... oops "Prime Minister" and his father pimped for Imperial Oil before Stevie bought ... oops got his current job. Remind you of anybody?

Marlow - please see above. Alas...
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Dec 11, 2013 - 07:53pm PT
William Barker, VC, DSO & Bar, MC & Two Bars. Most decorated serviceman in the history of Canada, and indeed in the history of the British Empire and Commonwealth of Nations.

He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on, Sunday, 27 October 1918.

While returning his Snipe to an aircraft depot, he crossed enemy lines at 21,000 feet above the Forêt de Mormal. He attacked an enemy Rumpler two-seater which broke up, its crew escaping by parachute; (the aircraft was of FAA 227, Observer Lt Oskar Wattenburg killed). By his own admission, he was careless and was bounced by a formation of Fokker D.VIIs of Jagdgruppe 12, consisting of Jasta 24 and Jasta 44. In a descending battle against 15 or more enemy machines, Barker was wounded three times in the legs, then his left elbow was blown away, yet he managed to control his Snipe and shoot down or drive down three more enemy aircraft (Two German pilot casualties were Lt. Hinky of Jasta 44, wounded; and Vfw. Alfons Schymik of Jasta 24, killed). The dogfight took place immediately above the lines of the Canadian Corps. Severely wounded and bleeding profusely, Barker force landed inside Allied lines, his life being saved by the men of an RAF Kite Balloon Section, who transported him to a field dressing station. The fuselage of his Snipe aircraft was recovered from the battlefield and is preserved at the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Ontario.
Ben Harland

Gym climber
Kenora, ON
Dec 11, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
Speaking of Canadian flying aces, Billy Bishop has to be mentioned as the greatest of WWI. But for WWII, we had Buzz Beurling
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Beurling

This guy shot down 27 planes in 14 days in Malta and was an intriguing renegade type guy.


A teetotaler and non-smoker, he dedicated himself totally to the art of aerial combat. Tending to be a loner on the ground and in the air, Beurling angered his commanders with his disdain for teamwork. His relentless concentration on aerial fighting led Beurling to develop a marked skill at deflection shooting and together with his "situational awareness", he was soon recognised as a deadly fighter pilot. Like many successful Spitfire pilots, Beurling developed the habit of only engaging enemy aircraft at 250 yards or less — a range at which many other pilots would be breaking away. Beurling owed his spectacular success to remarkably good eyesight and the ability to "toss his Spitfire" into violent combat manoeuvres. If jumped from behind, he would pull back on the stick of his Mk VC Spitfire so hard that the aircraft would enter a violent stall, flick over and spin. This was a hard, sudden and very dangerous act for the enemy fighter on his tail to follow. Beurling would also ram both ailerons and rudder into a sudden and violent turn, causing his Spitfire to flip over and drop like a stone. Only a very experienced (or crazy) pilot would pull such stunts more than once or twice. Beurling made them a matter of habit. He knew that the Spitfire could be nursed out of such self-induced trouble and get him home safely.[38]
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Dec 11, 2013 - 08:59pm PT

What about Guy Lacelle as a climber?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 11, 2013 - 11:15pm PT
Hey if u got John Candy & Akroyd. Don't forget Eugene Levy, that guy is awesome- best eyebrows!

Edit-

I'll second Stewarts idea of adding Marlow to the honorary list, he'd do our country proud & then some. Anybody opposed?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 11, 2013 - 11:44pm PT
And if u got Russ Courtnall u gotta add his brother Geoff Courtnall. If be careful with the hockey though. That list could get huge:

Don't forget bobby hull's traitor son Brett who chose to play for the us Olympic hockey team in salt lake only to get a silver medal @ the hands of the Canadian team.


A few other hockey players

Guy lafleur

Scott & Rob niedermayer

Georges Vezina (an award in his honor given to the best goalie in the NHL every year)

Brian (Bryan?) Trottier

Paul Coffey

Mark Messier

Mark Recchi (from my hometown- was my coach in hockey camp when I was a kid!)

Art Ross (another annual award is handed out in his honour -can't remember what for?? Sportsmanship?)


Grant Fuhr (did a bunch of blow & stopped a bunch of shots, this enabling Gretzky & the mid 80s oilers to become one of the greatest hockey legacies ever)



I could go on but I'm not much of a hockey guy, just played a bit when I was a kid :-)


Oh & Eric Lindros too, even though he never amounted to much he was pretty famous & had one of the best amateur careers in history.


Not hockey, but what about this little Canadian #













dugillian

Trad climber
Vancouver
Dec 12, 2013 - 02:47pm PT
Scrub 'Will Stanhope' from the famous climber list....Nothing famous about him...Give me a break....
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 12, 2013 - 03:30pm PT
The suggestions of RyanD, SteweW and WyoRockMan are added below. Barker and Beurling are added under the category "Politicians and Warriors".

Updated list of famous Canadians:

ACTORS
Dan Akroyd
Pamela Anderson
Adam Beach
John Candy
Michael J. Fox
Chief Dan George
Graham Greene
Lorne Greene
Monty Hall
Rich Little
Howie Mandel
Mike Meyers
Raymond Massey
Leslie Nielsen
Mary Pickford
Gordon Pinsent
Christopher Plummer
Keanu Reeves
William Shatner
Martin Short
Donald Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
Jennifer Tilly
Alex Trebek
Shannon Tweed
Margot Kidder

ATHLETES
Gordie Howe, hockey
Lori Bowden triathlete
Sarah Burke, freestyle skier
Chandra Crawford, cross country skier
Terry Fox, humanitarian and athlete
Bernie Geoffrion, hockey
Wayne Gretzky, hockey
Alex Harvey, cross country skier
Ferguson Jenkins, baseball
Herman 'Jackrabbit' Johansen cross-country skier
Ben Johnson, sprinter
Devon Kershaw cross country skier
Mario Lemieux, hockey
Mark Messier, hockey
New Canadian Air Force, skiers
Bobby Orr, hockey
Ross Rebagliati, snowboarder
Peter Reid, triathlete
Maurice Richard, hockey
Mike Richards, hockey
Patrick Roy, hockey
Carol Vadnais, hockey
Bobbie Hull, hockey
Jacques Villeneuve, race car driver
Larry Walker, baseball
Hayley Wickenheiser, hockey
Steve Nash, basketball
Danielle Lawrie, softball pitcher
Clara Hughes, speed skating and cycling
Russ Courtenal, hockey
Sideny Crosby, hockey
Steve Stamkos, hockey
Roberto Luongo, hoceky
Jarome Iginla, hockey
Shane McConkey, skier and basejumper
Guy Lafleur, hockey
Scott Niedermayer, hockey
Rob Niedermayer, hockey
Georges Vezina, hockey
Bryan John Trottier, hockey
Paul Coffey, hockey
Mark Messier, hockey
Mark Recchi, hockey
Art Ross, hockey
Grant Fuhr, hockey
Eric Lindros, hockey
Geoff Courtnall, hockey

AUTHORS
Margareth Atwood
Pierre Berton
Douglas Coupland
Robertson Davies
William Gibson (usa)
Malcolm Gladwell (uk)
Grey Owl (england)
Irving Layton, poet
Marshall McLuhan
Farley Mowat
Alice Munro
Peter C. Newman (austria)
Al Purdy, poet
Robert W Service (england)
Alice Munroe
John McCrae
Shirley Douglas

BEER ETC
Cutthroat Pale Ale
Hermann's, Spyhopper
La Fin Du Monde
Molson Beer, used to be Canadian
Canadian Club Classic
Wiser's whiskey

CLIMBERS
Jim Baldwin
Jack Turner
Hugh Burton
Steve Sutton
Peter Croft
John Clarke
Sonnie Trotter
Will Stanhope
Barry Blanchard
Will Gadd
Pass The Pitons Pete (the guy in the perplexing dilemma where once he starts rotating...), climber
Guy Lacelle

COMEDIANS
Jim Carrey
Tommy Chong
The Kids In The Hall, comedy group
Bob and Doug McKenzie
Rick Mercer
Matthew Perry (usa)
Seth Rogen
Steve Smith, Red Green

ENTERTAINMENT
James Cameron, film director
David Cronenberg, film director
Cirque de Soleil, circus
Hanson Brothers, hockey film
Wab Kinew, rapper and CBC host
Norman McLaren (scotland), director/film animator
James Randi, magician and sceptic
Bill Reid, artist
Jack Warner, warner bros
The Naked News, TV newscast
Trailer Park Boys, TV series

ENVIRONMENTALISTS & ACTIVISTS
Maude Barlow
Roderick Haig-Brown(english), angler, author, conservationist
Rafe Mair, political commentator
Alexandra Morton (usa)
Percy Schmeiser
David Suzuki
Andrew J. Weaver

ICONS
Bluenose clipper
Hudsons Bay Company
Maple Leaf flag
Poutine
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

MUSICIANS
Jann Arden
Barenaked Ladies
Bryan Adams
Paul Anka
Justin Bieber
Chilliwack
Tom Cochrane
Bruce Cockburn
Leonard Cohen
Stompin' Tom Connors
The Band
Cowboy Junkies
Celine Dion
Doug & the Slugs
Raymond Dudley, pianist
Glenn Gould, pianist
Guess Who
Jeff Healey
Angela Hewitt, pianist
Diana Krall
K D Lang
Avril Lavigne
Gordon Lightfoot
Natalie MacMaster
Kate and Anna McGarrigle
Joni Mitchell
Alanis Morissette
Anne Murray
Northern Lights
RUSH
Steppenwolf (canadian/american)
Tragically Hip
Shania Twain
Ian and Sylvia Tyson
Neil Young
Joel 'deadmau5' Zimmerman
Sarah Slean
Buffy St. Marie
Jon Vickers, tenor
Nelly Furtado
Chris Hadfield

NOBEL WINNERS
Sidney Altman, Chemistry 1989
Frederick Banting Physiology/Medicine, 1923
Saul Bellow, Literature 1976
Willard Boyle, Physics 2009
Bertram Brockhouse, Physics 1994
William Giauque, Chemistry 1949
Gerhard Herzberg (germany), Chemistry 1971
David Hubel, Physiology/Medicine 1981
Charles Huggins, Physiology/Medicine 1966
Rudolph Marcus, Chemistry 1992
Robert Mundell, Economics 1999
Lester Pearson, Peace 1957
John Polányi (germany), Chemistry 1986
Myron Scholes, Economics 1997
Ralph Steinman, Physiology/Medicine 2011
Michael Smith (uk), Chemistry 1993
Henry Taube, Chemistry 1983
Richard Taylor, Physics 1990
William Vickrey, Economics 1996
Alice Munro, Literature 2013

POLITICIANS AND WARRIORS
John A. Macdonald (scotland)
Tommy Douglas, father of socialized medicine in Canada
Paul Heleyer
Jack Layton, leader of NDP
Rene Levesque, separatist
Pierre Trudeau, prime minister
Lord Stanley
Mayann E. Francis
Cliff Chadderton
William George Barker
George Frederick "Buzz" Beurling

SCIENTISTS ETC
Alexander Graham Bell (scotland), inventor
Norman Bethune, physician
J.C. Fields, mathematician
Sandford Fleming (scotland), standard time
John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
William Osler, known as the worlds first modern physician
Steven Pinker, psychologist

UNCLASSIFIED
Alexander Mackenzie (scotland), explorer
Anne of Green Gables, novel
Billy Bishop, WW1 Pilot
Samuel Champlain (france), explorer
Don Cherry, local color
Tim Horton, hockey & restaurant
Peter Jennings, journalist
James Naismith, inventor of basketball
Peter Skene Ogden, explorer
Laura Secord, war heroine
William Stephenson, inspiration for James Bond
Margaret Trudeau
Canadian Navy Auxiliary Geese
Kenneth Harris Francis "Casey" Jones, archeologist

HONORARY CANADIANS
Jonas Salk, science

HEROSTRATICALLY FAMOUS CANADIANS
Rob Ford of Toronto, candidate for being the bastard offspring of Jim Lahey and Randy
Ted Cruz, Canuck Texan who shut down the US of America
Bongy
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 12, 2013 - 04:32pm PT
Forgot to add ur name to the honorary list Marlow :-)
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 12, 2013 - 04:36pm PT
Hehe... There's things in this world that are forgotten by intention... repeatedly... ;o)
Stewart

Trad climber
Courtenay, B.C.
Dec 15, 2013 - 04:39pm PT
Sid Marty - author & environmentalist
Sarah Polley - activist & actress
Mordecai Richler - author & iconoclast
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 15, 2013 - 05:00pm PT
Nelson Mandella

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honorary_Canadian_citizenship


very nearly granted unanimously in the house of commons..... the one hold out was the infamous right wing basket case Rob Anders, who insists to this day that Nelson Mandella has always been a El Qaida sleeper cell.


How about a new catagory?

Infamous Canadians!

I nominate Rob Anders to start things off....

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/rob-anders-still-no-fan-of-nelson-mandela-1.2454052

No relationship to our Anders by the way
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Dec 15, 2013 - 05:02pm PT
Damn that's a lot of Canucks.. like half the population almost.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 21, 2013 - 12:19pm PT
Holy crap I can't believe we missed Jane sibery








WTF

climber
Dec 21, 2013 - 12:27pm PT
Why no Rob Ford?

So he hit e crack pipe on a bender. Big deal he will be re elected one day just ask Marion Berry.

Stewart

Trad climber
Courtenay, B.C.
Dec 27, 2013 - 07:16pm PT
Hey Marlow - would you consider opening a category to include life forms that make us ashamed to admit that we are Canadians? Rob Ford, of course, but pride of place should be offered to the sociopathic dung beetle who masquerades as our "Prime Minister" - pudgy Stevie Harper.

Of course it's no disgrace to be pudgy, but an ideological fanatic who variously labels those who do not share his twisted beliefs as "enemies of the state", "pedophiles", "supporters of the Taliban" and so on has earned the justifiable contempt of the 60% of Canadians who DIDN'T vote for him and the parade of hyenas who share his values.
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
Dec 27, 2013 - 07:32pm PT
How many of these people would be famous if America wasn't there to prop them up?

Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Dec 27, 2013 - 08:29pm PT
Merry Christmas, Woz ! ! !
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Dec 27, 2013 - 08:40pm PT
This thread reminds me of some humo(u)r piece, which I thought was in The Onion, but I can't find it now, titled something like "Many Famous People are Actually Canadian".

Consolation prizes: your list is missing "murcy's wife, raised in Ottawa and Yellowknife, and maker of a cracking xmas tourtiere", and http://www.theonion.com/articles/perky-canada-has-own-government-laws,19927/
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 27, 2013 - 08:47pm PT
You owe it all to osmosis.....90 % of Canadians live within 200 miles of the American border.
Or......prehaps, it's the other way around.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 28, 2013 - 04:19am PT
The suggestions of Bruce and Stewart are added to the updated list. Should Murcy's wife be on the list? Opinions?

Updated list of FAMOUS Canadians:

ACTORS
Dan Akroyd
Pamela Anderson
Adam Beach
John Candy
Michael J. Fox
Chief Dan George
Graham Greene
Lorne Greene
Monty Hall
Rich Little
Howie Mandel
Mike Meyers
Raymond Massey
Leslie Nielsen
Mary Pickford
Gordon Pinsent
Christopher Plummer
Keanu Reeves
William Shatner
Martin Short
Donald Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
Jennifer Tilly
Alex Trebek
Shannon Tweed
Margot Kidder

ATHLETES
Gordie Howe, hockey
Lori Bowden triathlete
Sarah Burke, freestyle skier
Chandra Crawford, cross country skier
Terry Fox, humanitarian and athlete
Bernie Geoffrion, hockey
Wayne Gretzky, hockey
Alex Harvey, cross country skier
Ferguson Jenkins, baseball
Herman 'Jackrabbit' Johansen cross-country skier
Ben Johnson, sprinter
Devon Kershaw cross country skier
Mario Lemieux, hockey
Mark Messier, hockey
New Canadian Air Force, skiers
Bobby Orr, hockey
Ross Rebagliati, snowboarder
Peter Reid, triathlete
Maurice Richard, hockey
Mike Richards, hockey
Patrick Roy, hockey
Carol Vadnais, hockey
Bobbie Hull, hockey
Jacques Villeneuve, race car driver
Larry Walker, baseball
Hayley Wickenheiser, hockey
Steve Nash, basketball
Danielle Lawrie, softball pitcher
Clara Hughes, speed skating and cycling
Russ Courtenal, hockey
Sideny Crosby, hockey
Steve Stamkos, hockey
Roberto Luongo, hoceky
Jarome Iginla, hockey
Shane McConkey, skier and basejumper
Guy Lafleur, hockey
Scott Niedermayer, hockey
Rob Niedermayer, hockey
Georges Vezina, hockey
Bryan John Trottier, hockey
Paul Coffey, hockey
Mark Messier, hockey
Mark Recchi, hockey
Art Ross, hockey
Grant Fuhr, hockey
Eric Lindros, hockey
Geoff Courtnall, hockey

AUTHORS
Margareth Atwood
Pierre Berton
Douglas Coupland
Robertson Davies
William Gibson (usa)
Malcolm Gladwell (uk)
Grey Owl (england)
Irving Layton, poet
Marshall McLuhan
Farley Mowat
Alice Munro
Peter C. Newman (austria)
Al Purdy, poet
Robert W Service (england)
Alice Munroe
John McCrae
Shirley Douglas
Mordecai Richler

BEER ETC
Cutthroat Pale Ale
Hermann's, Spyhopper
La Fin Du Monde
Molson Beer, used to be Canadian
Canadian Club Classic
Wiser's whiskey

CLIMBERS
Jim Baldwin
Jack Turner
Hugh Burton
Steve Sutton
Peter Croft
John Clarke
Sonnie Trotter
Will Stanhope
Barry Blanchard
Will Gadd
Pass The Pitons Pete (the guy in the perplexing dilemma where once he starts rotating...), climber
Guy Lacelle

COMEDIANS
Jim Carrey
Tommy Chong
The Kids In The Hall, comedy group
Bob and Doug McKenzie
Rick Mercer
Matthew Perry (usa)
Seth Rogen
Steve Smith, Red Green

ENTERTAINMENT
James Cameron, film director
David Cronenberg, film director
Cirque de Soleil, circus
Hanson Brothers, hockey film
Wab Kinew, rapper and CBC host
Norman McLaren (scotland), director/film animator
James Randi, magician and sceptic
Bill Reid, artist
Jack Warner, warner bros
The Naked News, TV newscast
Trailer Park Boys, TV series

ENVIRONMENTALISTS & ACTIVISTS
Maude Barlow
Roderick Haig-Brown(english), angler, author, conservationist
Rafe Mair, political commentator
Alexandra Morton (usa)
Percy Schmeiser
David Suzuki
Andrew J. Weaver
Sid Marty
Sarah Polley

ICONS
Bluenose clipper
Hudsons Bay Company
Maple Leaf flag
Poutine
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

MUSICIANS
Jann Arden
Barenaked Ladies
Bryan Adams
Paul Anka
Justin Bieber
Chilliwack
Tom Cochrane
Bruce Cockburn
Leonard Cohen
Stompin' Tom Connors
The Band
Cowboy Junkies
Celine Dion
Doug & the Slugs
Raymond Dudley, pianist
Glenn Gould, pianist
Guess Who
Jeff Healey
Angela Hewitt, pianist
Diana Krall
K D Lang
Avril Lavigne
Gordon Lightfoot
Natalie MacMaster
Kate and Anna McGarrigle
Joni Mitchell
Alanis Morissette
Anne Murray
Northern Lights
RUSH
Steppenwolf (canadian/american)
Tragically Hip
Shania Twain
Ian and Sylvia Tyson
Neil Young
Joel 'deadmau5' Zimmerman
Sarah Slean
Buffy St. Marie
Jon Vickers, tenor
Nelly Furtado
Chris Hadfield
Jane Siberry

NOBEL WINNERS
Sidney Altman, Chemistry 1989
Frederick Banting Physiology/Medicine, 1923
Saul Bellow, Literature 1976
Willard Boyle, Physics 2009
Bertram Brockhouse, Physics 1994
William Giauque, Chemistry 1949
Gerhard Herzberg (germany), Chemistry 1971
David Hubel, Physiology/Medicine 1981
Charles Huggins, Physiology/Medicine 1966
Rudolph Marcus, Chemistry 1992
Robert Mundell, Economics 1999
Lester Pearson, Peace 1957
John Polányi (germany), Chemistry 1986
Myron Scholes, Economics 1997
Ralph Steinman, Physiology/Medicine 2011
Michael Smith (uk), Chemistry 1993
Henry Taube, Chemistry 1983
Richard Taylor, Physics 1990
William Vickrey, Economics 1996
Alice Munro, Literature 2013

POLITICIANS AND WARRIORS
John A. Macdonald (scotland)
Tommy Douglas, father of socialized medicine in Canada
Paul Heleyer
Jack Layton, leader of NDP
Rene Levesque, separatist
Pierre Trudeau, prime minister
Lord Stanley
Mayann E. Francis
Cliff Chadderton
William George Barker
George Frederick "Buzz" Beurling

SCIENTISTS ETC
Alexander Graham Bell (scotland), inventor
Norman Bethune, physician
J.C. Fields, mathematician
Sandford Fleming (scotland), standard time
John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
William Osler, known as the worlds first modern physician
Steven Pinker, psychologist

UNCLASSIFIED
Alexander Mackenzie (scotland), explorer
Anne of Green Gables, novel
Billy Bishop, WW1 Pilot
Samuel Champlain (france), explorer
Don Cherry, local color
Tim Horton, hockey & restaurant
Peter Jennings, journalist
James Naismith, inventor of basketball
Peter Skene Ogden, explorer
Laura Secord, war heroine
William Stephenson, inspiration for James Bond
Margaret Trudeau
Canadian Navy Auxiliary Geese
Kenneth Harris Francis "Casey" Jones, archeologist

HONORARY CANADIANS
Jonas Salk, science
Nelson Mandela, politician

INFAMOUS AND HEROSTRATICALLY FAMOUS CANADIANS
Rob Ford of Toronto, candidate for being the bastard offspring of Jim Lahey and Randy
Ted Cruz, Canuck Texan who shut down the US of America
Bongy
Stevie Harper, politician
Rob Anders, politician
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 28, 2013 - 11:23am PT
yeah Woz

I propose another new sub catagory:

Total nazi scumbag, arsehole, mother raper, d#@&%e nozzle, used car salesman, gym climber, never tipping bastard (or bitches) Canadians


My first choice would be that psychotic foaming at the mouth Joseph Goebbels protege, Ezra Levant




Maybe you Americans think you got a lock on Nazi propagandists.... well think again!!!
Stewart

Trad climber
Courtenay, B.C.
Jan 13, 2014 - 07:34pm PT
Hey Marlow - here's another addition to the Canadian Hall of Shame: this prick's name is Gordon Campbell, a former Premier of the Province of British Columbia who not only has the integrity of a sewer rat, but also an alarming physical resemblance to one.

This cheap hustler was elected to office after, among other things, vehemently insisting that he would not sell a Provincially owned railroad, and that he would refuse to impose a controversial Federal tax upon the citizens of B.C. Needless to say, these promises were lies. In addition, while still in office, he was over in Maui getting drunk with one of his rich buddies when he decided to drive back to his own accommodations in the middle of the night. Fortunately, the Maui cops got him before he managed to plow his car into a bunch of widows and orphans, or worse. His mug shot made the front page, along with his conviction for impaired driving. But there's more.

We segue to what passes for justice in British Columbia these days - he was actually awarded a MEDAL called "The Order of British Columbia", which once was bestowed exclusively upon non-criminals.

As if this is not enough to make anyone with a sense of decency gag, our crypto-Fascist Prime Minister (Stevie Harper)who claims to be outraged by criminal behaviour in any form... appointed Gordie to the office of High Commissioner to London, arguably the most prestigious position in the Canadian diplomatic world.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 13, 2014 - 07:43pm PT
Woz did you check out Neil Young this morning? Man did he put the hammer down

http://www.cbc.ca/q/blog/2014/01/13/neil-young-oilsands-occupation/
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Jan 13, 2014 - 08:56pm PT
Louis Riel (Famous Metis Troublemaker)
Sir Edward Oliver Wheeler (Mt. Everest survey)
Arthur Currie (Commanded Canadian Forces WW1)
Dr. Charles Best (Co discoverer of insulin)
Joey Smallwood (Brought Newfoundland into Confederation)
Elijah Harper (Deciding vote against the Meech Lake Accord)
Matthew Coon Come (Cree National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations)
Lenny Breau (Guitar player extraordinaire)
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Jan 13, 2014 - 10:13pm PT
Bumping Neil Young, for what you mentioned, Bruce.

He'd make a much better Prime Minister than the slimy weasel Canada currently has!


Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 13, 2014 - 11:18pm PT
I heard the Gian Gomeshi interview while drivin'. Loved when he said something to this effect :

I respect the workers ( in the oil sands ) but I can't respect something that is digging a hole out from which my grandchildren will never be able to crawl.

Yep. I appreciate that folks gotta put food on the table.

I used to hate it when a certain someone at Squamish, speaking in a Geordie accent, would say of the toxic stench of Woodfibre "Smells like money".

Yep, it does. It reeks of money. Does that make it right?

No. It wasn't sustainable. Now Woodfibre is gone.

According to the CBC, workers wages in the oil sands have gained five times what the rest of us have. Neil Young said the Ford dealership there sells more F-150s than anywhere else on the planet.

The oil drawn from the sands goes to China.

Is this sustainable?


No.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jan 13, 2014 - 11:22pm PT
off topic I know

but speaking of politicians always so concerned about tomorrows children and grandchildren...

why are those unborn more important than the children of today?

who gets to decide this?

is there really a scale of misery that reads tomorrow is more important than right now?

don't today's children who live with their parents unemployment and in poverty deserve too?
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Jan 13, 2014 - 11:25pm PT
I agree with Tami. And , given the huge CO2 emissions, direct & indirect, associated with those projects, not only is it not sustainable, it is almost suicidal for the health of the planet.

Edit: maybe we should move this over to the generally disgusting Climate Change Skeptics forum....
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Jan 13, 2014 - 11:47pm PT
Credit: Todd Gordon

Rolf Rybak......he's from Canadia....(Mexico to the north)..
Stewart

Trad climber
Courtenay, B.C.
Jan 14, 2014 - 01:09am PT
Hey Bruce - Yeah, I sure did. Perhaps there's hope for the future after all.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 14, 2014 - 01:16am PT
Maybe we could have Neil for Prime Minister, Rolf Rye Pounder for ambassador to the USA with an office in Palm Springs. Our relations with our southern friends would never be better!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 14, 2014 - 01:42pm PT
Thanks for the NY link there Bruce.
this just in

climber
north fork
Jan 24, 2014 - 11:28pm PT
Bieber is such a badass. He got his Lambo up to 60! That's right 60!
WTF

climber
Jan 24, 2014 - 11:33pm PT
If you are amerikan and have a DUI you are turned around at the boarder.

I hope we show Beiber the same curtesy our brothers up north show us when we try to cross over with a DUI.

I suspect however we are collecting some major taxes on his dumb ass and hell get to stay.

Canada how much to take this sh#t bag back?

Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 24, 2014 - 11:38pm PT
Sorry. Beebz is YOURS now. So is Celine Dion.


HAVE FUN WITH THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this just in

climber
north fork
Jan 24, 2014 - 11:39pm PT
Send us Ford Tami!
WTF

climber
Jan 24, 2014 - 11:47pm PT
Yeah send us a ford and well send you the beibs and a Lamborghini.

At least the ladies not an ass like beibs is and she's not drunk driving.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 25, 2014 - 01:03am PT
The pathetic wee wanker was only 'man' enough for a Gallardo, and that only up to 60?
Tres weak. Jeezus, with that kind of money get a phooking Aventador!
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 25, 2014 - 01:12am PT
They're going to get Beaber on "conspiracy".

At 19, he couldn't have bought his own booze, or rented his own car. He had to have worked with someone else.

He should be deported to Mexico. I doubt the Canadians want him any more than we do.
dugillian

Trad climber
Vancouver
Jan 25, 2014 - 01:57am PT
If little Beaber Boy had any brains he would be doing all the dumb sh#t he has been doing while in America in Canada instead where justice-extra-lite rules the day. A lot of murderers get a slap on the wrist up here so little Beaber would not have been arrested for his little drunken drive in his shiny rented toy..or his egg throwing episode..or being investigated for spitting in some Dude's face....The cops In Canuck-ville would have said just be a good little boy and don't do it again.

Would be good to see him spend some time behind bars.

It is too bad that fortune is wasted on this IDIOT!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 25, 2014 - 11:11am PT
Dug it's just another post-Disney distraction while our pockets get further picked empty by the corporatocracy.

Nothing like building up some squeaky clean little white kid and then bash'em back down when they're past their best-before date.

We'll keep Rob Ford, thanks. He'd get lost in the signal-to-noise in Murrica.

this just in

climber
north fork
Jan 25, 2014 - 11:48am PT
That's true about Ford, Tami. Worth a try.
I checked the list a couple times, didn't see George St-Pierre on there. I am pretty dumb though, so wouldn't be surprised if he is on the list.
Also, Jacque's father Gilles Villeneuve is famous among F1 fans. He won six Grand Prix and died in 1982 during qualifying at the Belgium Grand Prix. Missed the championship by 4 points in 79.

At the funeral in Berthierville former teammate Jody Scheckter delivered a simple eulogy: "I will miss Gilles for two reasons. First, he was the fastest driver in the history of motor racing. Second, he was the most genuine man I have ever known. But he has not gone. The memory of what he has done, what he achieved, will always be there."[38]
From wiki. Pretty high praise from his teammate who beat him by 4 points in 79.
dugillian

Trad climber
Vancouver
Jan 25, 2014 - 06:22pm PT
Joe Shuster.....Co-creator of comic book superhero 'SUPERMAN'

Born in Toronto and later moved to Ohio.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 25, 2014 - 08:35pm PT
Not the same guy that founded SportHaus Shuster in Munich?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 25, 2014 - 09:56pm PT
I just spent an hour and a half with Christopher Plummer. Okay, me and a
couple thousand friends. He presented his one-man play "A Word Or Two". Now
I've seen perhaps more than my fair share of theatre and I must say this
man is only just adequately described as great. I must admit I went expecting
some cutesy je ne sais quoi but it was a heartfelt, humourous, and meaningful
homage to literature and theatre woven into the fabric of his life. He did
admit to being Canadian today but he was most rueful that he has a fellow
countryman by the name of Justin Bieber? I should add that his stature was
immensely increased in my eyes when he described his many nights carousing at
some infamous New York bar in the early 50's with Dylan Thomas and Richard Burton.
Now those are world-class drinking mates, eh?


He also introduced me to Stephen Butler Leacock who must surely be
added to this list if only based on his quotes

“Socialism is workable only in heaven, where it isn’t needed,
and in hell, where they’ve got it”

and

"The Lord said 'let there be wheat' and Saskatchewan was born."
Ben Harland

Gym climber
Kenora, ON
Jan 25, 2014 - 10:59pm PT
Hey - Stephen Leacock! "Writing is no trouble: you just jot down ideas as they occur to you. The jotting is simplicity itself - it is the occurring which is difficult."

The funniest thing I ever read of his is about opening a new bank account. It's here
http://www.online-literature.com/stephen-leacock/literary-lapses/1/
or, if you would for some reason prefer to see it read out as an ancient NFB film, it's here
Lorenzo

Trad climber
Oregon
Jan 26, 2014 - 09:20pm PT
Cristine Sinclair - Captain of the Olympic Bronze medal soccer team .
Third place all time in scoring worldwide, men or women.
Will probably be #2 this year end her career #1
doctor of law from Simon Fraser

Also William Shattner ( Capt. Kirk )
Lorenzo

Trad climber
Oregon
Jan 28, 2014 - 04:03pm PT
Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield

Stewart

Trad climber
Courtenay, B.C.
Mar 19, 2014 - 08:11pm PT
Hi Marlow:

Here's a few more for the list - all musicians:

-Rita MacNeil
-Stan Rogers
-The Rankin Family
-Stars
-The New Ponographers
Stewart

Trad climber
Courtenay, B.C.
Mar 26, 2014 - 07:59pm PT
Andy Mynarski V.C. - During WW II, his aircraft was attacked by the enemy & burst into flames. The pilot instructed the crew to bail out, and those who could parachuted from the stricken 'plane. As Mynarski prepared to exit this inferno, he realized that the rear gunner was trapped in his turret. Without hesitation, Andy fought his way through the blaze and, with his clothes aflame, desperately attempted to free his friend.

It soon became apparent that there was no hope of rescuing the trapped airman, and the rear gunner insisted that his comrade attempt to save himself. As he prepared to exit the aircraft, Andy Mynarski paused to formally salute his apparently doomed friend.

Ironically, Andy died from his burns soon after reaching the ground, but the rear gunner was catapulted from the plane as it crashed and survived.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 1, 2014 - 07:11pm PT
I'm listening to "Tell my Sister" and wondering: Why there isn't a McGarrigles appreciation thread? I'm not Canadian, so I'm not going to propose it, but hey!

Is anyone else worrying about Supertopo?


dar
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Sep 1, 2014 - 07:19pm PT
I for one am always worrying about Supertopo.

Especially in light of the under-reported but constant threat of the "Canadian Invasion."

It is well known and suspected among informed groups in and around Reno Nevada that these pale-skinned denizens of the north have been plotting for years to rob us of our precious resources.

Most recently, these sneaky bastards have convinced our very own King Of Burgers to abandon it's country of origin, move to some Frenchie sounding place and throw all of their good American cash over to a company owned by a dead Hockey Player who once ate a doughnut NOT made by a Vietnamese Boat person from Santa Ana!





Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
Sep 1, 2014 - 07:44pm PT
We gave you Celine Dion, now we're even.
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Sep 1, 2014 - 07:47pm PT
^^^^Yes - but we also have been stuck with the Biebster - and all the BKs in the Continent won't make up for this turd!

RyanD

climber
Squamish
Sep 1, 2014 - 07:48pm PT
What about Rick Hansen?? I don't see him on the list and although I'm not aware of his "fame" level, he is about as inspirational as a human could be I'd say.

Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Sep 1, 2014 - 07:56pm PT
^^^Hey hey hey - don't be c**ting up this thread by throwing some inspirational story about overcoming adversity and physical barriers in the mix.

This is Supertopo dammit - not some feel good Seventh Day Adventist pamphlet stuck in my doorframe selling me on brotherly love.

We eat our young and debase the weak and pitiful around here.

Go play with your Barbie Dolls somewhere else ya Canuckistanian Pussy!.

Keep it real!

RyanD

climber
Squamish
Sep 1, 2014 - 08:00pm PT
^^^Seems the best trolls still come from south of the border so no need to get all worried.
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Sep 1, 2014 - 08:09pm PT
^^^Tread Lightly there son.

This is America.

It doesn't take much to make us bomb somebody.

We have DRONES and aren't afraid to use them.

Of course, blowing stuff up is about all we are good at these days...

But it pays the bills and keeps CNN in business...

;)
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Sep 1, 2014 - 08:18pm PT
zzzzz
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 1, 2014 - 09:39pm PT
The last time the Yanks tried to invade Canada, didn't we cross the border and burn down the White House ?

1812 anybody ???



scaredycat

Trad climber
Berkeley,CA
Sep 1, 2014 - 11:32pm PT
Boy, the guy has one too many shots of tequila and gets sentimental, then RyanD disses him and Tami wants to burn Washington. Tough crowd.
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
Sep 2, 2014 - 08:48am PT
The last time the Yanks tried to invade Canada, didn't we cross the border and burn down the White House ?

1812 anybody ???

Some of my best friends are Canadian and whenever they are feeling uppity they tend to throw the war of 1812 comeback pretty fast. But since Canada did not exist as a nation in 1812 and no "Canadians" fought in that war it comes across as kind of a desperate sign of insecurity. It was the British regular army that fought in that war, our 51st state didn't become a nation until 1867.

The war of 1812 was a pretty significant event for the US because it was a response to constant harassment by the British who were thinking the USA was just a passing fad and they'd be moving back in soon enough.

The US at the time barely had a military in comparison, so the British were having their way by commandeering American cargo ships and running roughshod over American sovereignty. Hence the "Don't tread on me" war cry. Even though the US lost to the British, it proved the young American nation was here to stay and would continue to proactively take up arms against larger forces to protect’s its interests.

Yes, the British won, but in the grand scheme of their military history, it is barely a footnote yet somehow modern Canadians have interpreted the war of 1812 to mean that Canada, as a nation, kicked the US military's ass, which is pretty funny when you look at the historical facts :)

Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 2, 2014 - 11:41am PT
And there ya go goat, goin' all goaty on me. Whiff sniff sniff.

While we had yet to have Sir John A party the Canadas ( upper & lower ) into existence in Charlottetown as "Canada" and most of western Canada was terra nullis unless your family was already living there, and "officially" it was the British vs the US, we were still known as the Canadas and it was those living there plus the first nations ( most of 'em ) against You Guys.

IN looking at maps from that time, the US had a finite border with the North and the UK had "control" over that which was there. So while you were standing on the moon and not seeing "Canada" , we , as a people , were here and .............we kicked your butts.

The Canadian military certainly saw it as a Canadian war. They were sportin' little pins on their lapels in honour of the bicentenary 2 years ago.

:-D

Oh, oh.....

the goat is backing up, horns lowered.

< sprints away >
Stewart

Trad climber
Courtenay, B.C.
Sep 3, 2014 - 01:30pm PT
And there's Mel Hurtig - Book publisher, social activist, co-founder of the National Party (now sadly defunct) and all-round credit to the human race.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Sep 3, 2014 - 01:43pm PT
Nice anthem though.

"We stand on guard for thee.." The part Americans get to sing.

Stewart

Trad climber
Courtenay, B.C.
Sep 3, 2014 - 04:51pm PT
climbski2 - you are, of course, joking. So, who is your choice for a most notable Canadian?
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Sep 4, 2014 - 12:49pm PT
Ted Cruz. Soon to run for US President. Canadian Manchurian candidate who shut down the US government last year.
Stewart

Trad climber
Courtenay, B.C.
Sep 4, 2014 - 01:26pm PT
climbski2: We tend to put arseholes like Ted Cruz in our Hall of Shame. You guys are welcome to keep that creepy slime bag in the U.S. Or pour salt on him.
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
Sep 4, 2014 - 03:17pm PT
Bieber strikes again!
I hope you people are proud.

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