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Canadian History for Kids: Greatest Canadian

Who do you think is the Greatest Canadian ever?

The Greatest Canadian was a television program series by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to determine who is considered to be the greatest Canadian of all time, at least according to those who watched and participated in the program. On November 29th, 2004, the final results came in! This Canadian History for Kids, Sketches of our Canada, looks at the final results of The Greatest Canadian.

Wayne Gretzky
Hockey player, holder of numerous NHL records

Alexander Graham Bell
Scientist, inventor, founder of the Bell Telephone Company

Sir John A. Macdonald
First Prime Minister of Canada

Don Cherry
Hockey coach and commentator

Lester B. Pearson
Fourteenth Prime Minister of Canada, United Nations General Assembly President, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

David Suzuki

Sir Frederick Banting
Medical scientist, co-discoverer of insulin, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Pierre Trudeau
Fifteenth Prime Minister of Canada

Terry Fox
Athlete, activist, humanitarian

Tommy Douglas
Father of Medicare, Premier of Saskatchewan

11. Louis Riel
12. Jean Vanier
13. Stompin’ Tom Connors
14. Neil Young
15. Peter Gzowski
16. Romeo Dallaire
17. Stephen Lewis
18. Shania Twain
19. Bobby Orr
20. Mike Myers
21. Unknown Solider
22. Harold A. Rogers
23. Maurice “Rocket” Richard
24. Sir Arthur Currie
25. Nellie McClung
26. Dr. Norman Bethune
27. Celine Dion
28. Sir Isaac Brock
29. Jim Carrey
30. Rick Hansen
31. Pierre Berton
32. Michael J. Fox
33. Gordon Lightfoot
34. Hal Anderson
35. Laura Secord
36. Ernie Coombs
37. Tecumseh
38. Mario Lemieux
39. Bret “Hitman” Hart
40. Avril Lavigne
41. John Candy
42. Sir Sanford Fleming
43. Sir Wilfrid Laurier
44. Mary Maxwell
45. Jean Chrétien
46. Leonard Cohen
47. John Diefenbaker
48. Billy Bishop
49. William Lyon Mackenzie King
50. Rick Mercer
51. Pamela Anderson
52. Craig Kielburger
53. Gordie Howe
54. William Stephenson
55. Glenn Gould
56. William Shatner
57. Lucy Maud Montgomery
58. Paul Henderson
59. Tim Horton
60. Stan Rogers
61. Sir William Edmond Logan
62. Marshall Mcluhan
63. Roberta Bondar
64. Brian Mulroney
65. Burton Cummings
66. Sheila Fraser
67. Patrick Roy
68. Jean Beliveau
69. René Lévesque
70. James Naismith
71. Margaret Atwood
72. Sen. Anne Cools
73. David Thompson
74. Emily Murphy
75. Sarah McLachlan
76. John McCrae
77. Dr. Charles Best
78. Robert Munsch
79. Ed Belfour
80. Chief Dan George
81. Sandra Schmirler
82. Dan Aykroyd
83. Elijah Harper
84. Kurt Browning
85. Emily Carr
86. Mike Weir
87. Dr. Henry Morgantaler
88. Farley Mowat
89. Donovan Bailey
90. Bryan Adams
91. Preston Manning
92. John Molson
93. Joni Mitchell
94. Anne Murray
95. Lord Stanley
96. Geddy Lee
97. Louise Arbour
98. Mordecai Richler
99. Sam Steele
100. J.S. Woodsworth

And that’s this weeks Canadian History for Kids, Sketches of our Canada.

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