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Canadian Identity: 10 Famous Canadians

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Kaylee Cronkhite

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Canadian Identity By: Kaylee Cronkhite Margaret Atwood is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist. Because of her extraordinary writing, she's won numerous awards. She's also a founder of the Writers' Trust of Canada, which is a non-profit literary organization that encourages Canada's writing community. She's an inspiring woman who I admire for becoming so involved. Margaret Atwood is yet another citizen who represents Canada extremely well, by doing things for her country that many others don't. Mike Myers Margaret Atwood Alexander Graham Bell Hayley Wickenheiser Celine Dion 10 Famous Canadians Being the hockey fan that I am, I chose to talk about Hayley Wickenheiser as a famous Canadian athlete. As a female hockey player myself, I greatly admire her and all that she has done to represent Canada so well. Born on August 12, 1978, she was the first woman to play hockey at a professional level in a position other than goalie. She's currently a member of the Women's National Canadian Ice Hockey team, and she has represented Canada at the Winter Olympics four times, earning three gold medals and one silver. Hayley Wickenhesier is widely considered the greatest female ice hockey player in the world. Celine Dion is a famous Canadian singer who has represented us in many wonderful ways. She is renowned for her technically skilled and powerful vocals. Celine Dion is the best-selling Canadian artist of all time. She's also the only female artist to have two singles sell more than a million copies in the UK. I admire Celine Dion for all of her achievements, and we should all be proud to call our country the home of such an incredible voice. Alexander Graham Bell was the inventor of possibly one of the biggest inventions ever created. In 1876, at the age of 29, he invented the telephone. Just a year later, he also formed the Bell Telephone Company. He was known as a determined man, who was extremely curious and loved to learn. Without this intelligent Canadian, we might not be where we are today with technology. His invention has played a large role in my life. Mike Myers is a Canadian-British actor, comedian, singer, screenwriter, and film producer. He's most known for his roles in films. He has also won numerous major awards for being such an incredible actor. I love most all movies that he's played in, especially Shrek, and I appreciate his great sense of humor. http://www.sportsnet.ca/more/2012/04/01/wickenheiser_hayley640_640.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayley_Wickenheiser http://www.newdressaday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Olympic-Rings.png http://www.celinedionlasvegas.com/images/celine-dion-picture.jpg http://www.biography.com/imported/images/Biography/Images/Profiles/B/Alexander-Graham-Bell-9205497-2-402.jpg I chose "I Was There" by Paul Brandt as a famous Canadian song because of my love for hockey and because of how well this song represents Canada. http://www.laineygossip.com/Content/images/articles/mike%20myers%201%20apr08.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celine_Dion http://www.swantonschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Music-Note.png http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bltelephone2.htm http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/bellhtml/images/0040001t.jpg http://theomniscientmussel.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/atwood-margaret-2005-credit-jallen.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Atwood http://knopfdoubleday.com/marketing/authorpages/yearoftheflood.jpg William Lyon Mackenzie King Emily Carr http://www.myhero.com/images/guest/g219387/hero58844/g219387_u82299_20071212-emily_carr.jpg A Famous Canadian Symbol The Maple Leaf Emily Carr is a Canadian artist and writer. She was one of the first painters in Canada to adopt a modernist and post-impressionist painting style. She represented Canada in her paintings by using aboriginal themes and landscapes, like forest scenes in particular. Canada is well known for it's forests and multiculturalism, so I think that it's really neat how she incorporated those things into her work. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_carr http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSGAqujfXtGTkiS15_hR- http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/57/Canadian_maple_leaf_2.jpg The maple leaf is the most widely recognized national symbol of Canada, and it's always the first thing that comes to mind when I think about our country. The maple leaf became the central national symbol with the introduction of the Canadian flag in 1965. This symbol was chosen to represent Canada because we're the country responsible for the growth of the maple tree. The color red actually represents hardiness, bravery and strength, which I think describes the many people who live in our country extremely well. http://www.ehow.com/facts_7146606_maple-leaf-canadian-flag-represent_.html http://blog.buzzbuzzhome.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Canadian-Flag-canada-729711_1280_1024.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Myers http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/73/Shrekcharacter.jpg/220px-Shrekcharacter.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Wm_Lyon_Mackenzie_King.jpg/245px-Wm_Lyon_Mackenzie_King.jpg William Lyon Mackenzie King, better known as Mackenzie King, was the longest-serving Prime Minister in Canadian history. He was trained in law and social work, and played a major role in laying down the foundation for the Canadian welfare estate. However, voters did not love him for his lack of charisma, and many other things. We do owe it to him for the 22 years that he spent in office though. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Lyon_Mackenzie_King http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/22/Parliament-Ottawa.jpg Terry Fox http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2c/TerryFoxToronto19800712.JPG/200px-TerryFoxToronto19800712.JPG In my opinion, Terry Fox is one of the most important Canadians in this entire presentation- he's a hero. In 1980, with one leg having been amputated, he embarked on a cross-Canada run to raise money for cancer research and awareness. Although his spread of cancer eventually forced him to end his quest, he made a huge impact on this entire world. Because of him, tremendous amounts of money have been raised, and he's saved lives all over the world. Just imagine if every Canadian was like him. http://www.983flyfm.com/deejay/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Terry-Fox.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Fox The End Thank you all for listening!
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