Famous Canadians (you probably won’t meet)

Throughout this wedding planning process, we’ve had plenty of help from insightful and creative people near and far — and even more from wedding blogs. But some of the most practical advice I’ve received has come from a fellow Canadian who, as far as I know, has yet to tie the knot (a shame, really).

Some of you might know him. He’s been in a few films. One of them made me cry my eyes out for 45 minutes after the credits stopped rolling. He also used to be a kid star on Breaker High (hah!)

That’s right, I’ve been taking wedding advice from Ryan Gosling (please click for a moment of pure amusement).
Let’s be honest (girls), if you were coming to Canada for the first time, who wouldn’t mind Mr. Gosling greeting you at customs, flashing his sly grin as he inks your passport and maybe taking you into the back room for a ‘security screening?’ — Whoops – did I just write all that?

On the subject of famous Canadians I thought I’d make a list of a few others (that you won’t run into because they all live in the US…), as they might make good conversation-starters for the reception πŸ™‚

We have a lot of musicians…
Celine Dion
Alanis Morissette
Bryan Adams
Burton Cummings
Neil Young
Shania Twain
Diana Krall
Avril Lavigne
Nelly Furtado
Sarah McLachlan
Leonard Cohen
Barenaked Ladies

A few actors…
Ryan Gosling
Donald (and Kiefer) Sutherland
Jim Carrey
Michael J. Fox
Pamela Anderson (is that acting?)
Keanu Reeves
Rachel McAdams
Mike Myers
Ellen Page
Sarah Polly
Anna Paquin (from Winnipeg!)

And some clever-minded folk… (not that the others aren’t… oh geez.)
Frederick Banting, Charles Best, John Macleod and Bertram Collip – uncovered the role of insulin in diabetes
Thomas F. Ryan – invented five-pin bowling (yes, we use 5 pins in Canada)
Arthur Sicard – invented the snowblower
Joseph-Armand Bombardier – invented the snowmobile
James Naismith – invented basketball
Sir Sandford Fleming – inventor of the system of Standard Time zones
Margaret Atwood – novelist, poet, critic

We’ve left off all sorts of deserving folk (please feel free to reply with a comment on this).
If you would like to have your name added to this list, pleas drop us a line and a current resume so we can use you in promotional material. πŸ˜‰

L & D

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