Famous Winnipeggers

  • Neil Young
  • The Crash Test Dummies
  • Randy Bachman of The Guess Who (“American Woman”) and Bachman-Turner Overdrive (“Takin’ Care of Business”)
  • Burton Cummings of The Guess Who
  • The Guess Who (naturally)
  • Louis Riel
  • Chantal Kreviazuk
  • James Bond…well not exactly James Bond, but perhaps even better. Sir William Stephenson, a.k.a. “Intrepid,” a British-Canadian spy on whom the character of James Bond was based
  • Actor Anna Paquin
  • Speed-skater Cindy Klassen
  • Fred Penner
  • Guy Maddin, director of really weird films
  • Len Cariou, star of the original Broadway cast of Sweeny Todd
  • Monty Hall, game-show host of “Let’s Make a Deal”
  • A bunch of hockey players including Brett Hull and Jonathan Toews
  • Author Carol Shields
  • Terry Fox
  • Wrestler Chris Jericho
  • Wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper
  • The Asper Family (Izzy, David, Gail…), rich family who until recently owned Canwest Global
  • Bif Naked
  • Tommy Douglas (father of medicare in Canada)
  • Nellie McClung (feminist of “The Famous Five”)
  • Actor Adam Beach
  • Nia Vardalos, from My Big Fat Greek Wedding fame
  • Fashion designer Peter Nygard

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