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Alexis Le Trotteur

Alexis Le Trotteur, né Lapointe (b at La Malbaie, Qué 4 June 1860; d at Alma, Qué 12 Jan 1924). Le Trotteur is the French Canadian designation of Alexis Lapointe, called so because of his fantastic running ability.

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Laurie Skreslet

Laurie Grant Skreslet, mountaineer and guide, outdoor equipment designer (b at Calgary 25 Oct 1949). Skreslet's affinity for international MOUNTAINEERING can be traced to early hiking and camping trips in the Rockies and a

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Ron Turcotte

Ron Turcotte, jockey (b at Drummond, NB 22 July 1941). One of 11 children, Turcotte was always a strong jockey because of his early years as a lumberjack in New Brunswick. Unemployment in 1959 sent him to Toronto where he obtained a job as a hot-walker at E.P. TAYLOR's Windfields Farms.

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Eddie Shore

Edward William Shore, hockey player (b at Ft Qu'Appelle, Sask 25 Nov 1902; d at Springfield, Mass 16 Mar 1985). He attended the Manitoba Agricultural Coll, played senior hockey in Melville and turned professional with Regina Caps and Edmonton Eskimos of the Western Hockey League.

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Mark Tewksbury

Mark Tewksbury, swimmer (b at Calgary 7 Feb 1968). He began swimming at age 8 after watching coverage of the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. Tewksbury joined the National swim team at the young age of 16 in 1984 and had his first

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Barbara Underhill

Barbara Ann Underhill, figure skater (b at Pembroke, Ont 24 June 1963). She began pair figure skating with Paul Martini in 1978 and they won the Junior World Championships that year.

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Catriona Le May Doan

The 1998 games at Nagano were a turning point for Doan: she won the gold medal in the 500 m and the bronze in the 1000 m. She also won the World Sprint Championship in 1998.

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Anne Heggtveit

Anne Heggtveit, alpine skier (b at Ottawa 11 Jan 1939). Following in the footsteps of her father and uncles, cross-country skiing champions and former Olympians, Anne Heggtveit started skiing at age 2 and by 7 was the senior ladies combined champion at Camp Fortune.

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Caroline Brunet

Caroline Brunet, kayaker (b at Québec City 20 Mar 1969). She was interested in KAYAKING since the age of 11, and rapidly demonstrated the exceptional qualities that would lead to world-class fame in her discipline.

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Joseph Wright Sr

Joseph Wright, Sr, oarsman (b at Toronto 13 Jan 1864; d there 18 Oct 1950). In 1950 Wright was named Canada's outstanding oarsman of the half-century. In 1885 he stroked a Toronto Argonaut crew to victory at the US Nationals.

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Raymond Jean Bourque

Raymond Bourque, hockey player (b at Montréal, Qué, 28 Dec 1960). Raymond Bourque is one of the NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE's best-ever defensemen, holding the record for the most points, goals and assists for a defenseman in the league.

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Étienne Desmarteau

Étienne Desmarteau, strongman (b at Boucherville, Qué 4 Feb 1873; d at Montréal 29 Oct 1905). A Montréal policeman, Étienne Desmarteau excelled in tug-of-war and weight-throwing events and was

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Ken Watson

Ken Watson, curler (born at Minnedosa, Man 12 Aug 1904; died at Winnipeg 26 July 1986). When he skipped his Strathcona Cup (Manitoba) Rink to victory in the 1949 Macdonald Brier, Watson became the first to win the coveted Tankard 3 times (with a career Brier record of 25 and 2).

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Montgomery Wilson

Montgomery (Bud) Wilson, figure skater (born 20 August 1909 in Toronto, ON; died 15 November 1964 in Lincoln, Massachusetts). Wilson was the first Canadian to place in the top three in the ISU World Figure Skating Championships when he finished second in 1932. He also won the Olympic bronze medal that year, becoming the first Canadian (and the first North American male) to win an Olympic medal in figure skating.

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William Watson

William Watson, "Whipper Billy," professional wrestler (b at Toronto 25 June 1915; d at Orlando, Fla 4 Feb 1990). It is claimed that he won 99% of his 6300 matches during a 30-year career. He was popular in the Toronto area and frequently drew capacity crowds.