1 - Christopher Body
First Soloist with the National Ballet of Canada, he has performed on Broadway with Twyla Tharp, as well as dance/acted in Roxanna, a film for CBC/Bravo!
Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann
2 - Sidney Crosby
Sid the Kid, Number 87 for the Pittsburgh Penguins
Youngest captain of a professional NHL hockey team, already he is only the 7th player in NHL history to win the Art Ross Trophy for high scoring, the Hart Memorial Trophy for Most Valuable Player and the Lester B. Pearson Award, also for Most Valuable Player.
Photo by Peter Redman
3 - Roy Dupuis
Quebecois actor who is as well-known in English Canada as in French Canada. He was in the miniseries Les Filles de Caleb (in Quebec) also known as Emilie (in English Canada), the TV series La Femme Nikita and played the title role in Maurice Richard (The Rocket). Most recently he portrayed retired Canadian general Romeo Dallaire in Shake Hands With the Devil.
Photo by Steve Carty
4 - Brendan Fraser
Dual citizen of the US and Canada - like me! - he is an actor best known for The Mummy series of films. A few of my favourite other films of his are Gods and Monsters and Blast From the Past.
Photo by Glenn Harris
Photo by Chris Hatcher
5 - Wayne Gretzky
The Great One, Number 99
Retired legendary hockey superstar and unrivaled record breaker, he currently acts as head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes and is part owner of the team. He has received the Order of Canada.
Photo by Jen Patterson
Wayne with his dad, Walter.
6 - Paul Gross
An actor, singer, writer, director and producer, his best-known role is Mountie Constable Benton Fraser from Due South. He wore multiple hats for the curling comedy Men With Brooms and for this fall's WWI film Passchendaele.
7 - Ian Hanomansing
An on-air journalist for CBC.
Just listen to his voice in the following clip:
8 - Rex Harrington
Artist-in-Residence with the National Ballet of Canada, he's a retired principal dancer famed for his partnering skills, especially his dance partnership with Evelyn Hart. A ballet superstar, he appeared internationally and has received the Order of Canada. Pictured above with mezzo-soprano Jean Stilwell.
Rex dances with Evelyn Hart
9 - David Nerman
Best-known for his white-clad role as the angelic manservant, Albert in the Canadian commercials for Philly Cream Cheese.
10 - Sam Roberts
Juno award-winning singer and songwriter, best known for Brother Down, Where Have All the Good People Gone? and Bridge to Nowhere.
Photo by Tim Snow
11 - Ed Robertson
A singer, songwriter and guitarist for Barenaked Ladies. He also hosted Ed's Up for Outdoor Life Network Canada, which followed him to GPS co-ordinates, where he located a new boss and a new job for each episode.
12 - Brad Smith
Who is Brad Smith? Why, my very own Canadian hottie husband, of course.
13 - Justin Trudeau
Eldest son of the late Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. A teacher, public speaker, social activist and politician, he came to national attention when he delivered a moving televised eulogy at his father's funeral.
Justin Trudeau with Liberal MP and former hockey goalie Ken Dryden
Photo by John Mahoney