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Sport climber
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.

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.


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.

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

Sport climber
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?


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

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

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

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.

Big Wall climber
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!

Sport climber
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:

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

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

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)

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

Jim Baldwin

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

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

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

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

Jann Arden
Barenaked Ladies
Bryan Adams
Paul Anka
Justin Bieber
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
Steppenwolf (canadian/american)
Tragically Hip
Shania Twain
Ian and Sylvia Tyson
Neil Young
Joel 'deadmau5' Zimmerman

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Sport climber
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...

Big Wall climber
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..

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

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


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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?”


“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.


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!


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-)

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
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