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June 2016

2016 EPIC Canadian #1 – Justin Trudeau


...and here we are, 2016 EPIC Canadian #1 - Justin Trudeau.  That's not just #1 for 2016, but #1 with a commanding lead - and a percentage of the vote second only to Terry Fox in our first year's voting.  Number One by a landslide! Justin Pierre James Trudeau PC MP (born December 25, 1971) [...]

2016 EPIC Canadian #2 – Alexander Graham Bell


Your penultimate EPIC Canadian for 2016, the Father of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell: Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3, 1847, in Edinburgh, Scotland. His education was largely received through numerous experiments in sound and the furthering of his father’s work on Visible Speech for the deaf. Bell worked with Thomas Watson on [...]

2016 EPIC Canadian #3 – Jann Arden


EPIC Canadian #3?  Jann Arden. Jann Arden is a Canadian born, singer, songwriter, broadcaster and author.  The much celebrated multi-platinum, award winning artist catapulted onto the Canadian music scene in 1993 with the release of her debut album “Time For Mercy” featuring the hit single, I Would Die For You.  A year later with “Living [...]

2016 EPIC Canadian #4 – Shania Twain


Our EPIC Canadian #4?  Shania Twain, the best selling Female Country Artist of all time!  That she managed this accomplishment while releasing only four albums over her entire career speaks to the amazing strength of her song writing and performance. Shania Twain, (born Eilleen Regina Edwards; August 28, 1965) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. [...]

2016 EPIC Canadian #5 – Stan Rogers


A child of Maritime stock on both sides of his family, Stan Rogers was born in Hamilton, Ont. on November 29, 1949. He grew to be a big man-six feet four-built like a fire truck, and possessed of a voice that rumbled from his toes. He could bluff and bellow yet was at heart a [...]

2016 EPIC Canadian #6 – Leonard Cohen


Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ (born 21 September 1934) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist. His work has explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships.[2] Cohen has been inducted into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the American Rock and Roll [...]

2016 EPIC Canadian #7 – Laura Secord


EPIC Canadian #7 - Laura Secord Most Canadians know the name of Laura Secord, although they may be a bit fuzzy on the subject of her heroic trek that saved the British and Canadian forces at the Battle of Beaver Dams during the War of 1812. Laura Ingersoll Secord was the young wife of James [...]

2016 EPIC Canadian #8 – Vince Coleman


EPIC Canadian #8 - Vince Coleman The morning of December 6, 1917, Railway Dispatcher Vincent Coleman went to work from his home on Russell Street in the neighbourhood of Halifax's North End known as Richmond. He left his wife Frances looking after their young two-year old daughter Eileen, dressed in a cheerful blue dress handmade [...]

2016 EPIC Canadian #9 – Natalie McMaster


Epic Canadian #9 - Natalie McMaster: Award winning Cape Breton musician, Natalie MacMaster, began her fiddling career at 16 releasing her debut album Four on the Floor. Her musical venture now spans over three decades, completing 11 albums, performing thousands of shows and collaborating with a multitude of world renowned artists. The most recent album [...]

2016 EPIC Canadian #10 – Nellie McClung


Voting for the 2016 EPIC Canadians opened on New Year's Day and wrapped up after the Blue Nose Expo.  Now that the results have been tabulated, here are the 2016 EPIC Canadians YOU chose to be honoured on our kilometre markers for the 2016 EPIC Canadian Run for Canada this Canada Day! Kilometre marker #10?  [...]