Can You Name All of These Celebrities on Canada’s Walk of Fame?

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Located in downtown Toronto, Canada's Walk of Fame is home to over 165 stars, offering concrete proof that we Canucks have plenty to offer in the fields of entertainment, philanthropy and sports. Actors, athletes and astronauts are just some of the celebrities who share this space, each having made a significant contribution to Canada and the rest of the world in their own unique and important way. In order to qualify for a nomination to the Walk of Fame, the individual (or group of individuals) must have made a significant contribution to Canadian culture while also representing the beliefs and attitudes that make our country so great. Any person can nominate their favourite icon and once a year a small and select number of people are announced as inductees. 

With talents spanning over the course of a hundred years, the following stars on the Walk of Fame are scientific innovators, groundbreaking artists, fashion icons, civil rights activists, world record holders, award-winners and game-changers. 

Ready to test your knowledge of Canada's extensive pool of talent with this 100 percent CanCon quiz? Then let's take a virtual tour through Canada's Walk of Fame and learn all about the people who have helped shape Canada's cultural history.

Which actor on"Schitt's Creek" is known for their character's impressive wig collection and love of Herb Ertlinger fruit wine?

Known for her stand-out roles in "Best In Show," "Beetlejuice" and "Home Alone," Catherine O'Hara has been nominated for her first Primetime Emmy Award (2019) for her portrayal of Moira Rose on Schitt's Creek.

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Who played teen heartthrob Brandon Walsh on "90210"?

Vancouver-born Jason Priestly is best known for his portrayal of Brandon Walsh, friend and rival of Dylan McKay (as portrayed by the late Luke Perry). With 34 directing credits to his name (including 15 episodes of the "90210" spinoff "Beverly Hills, 90210"), Priestly is also an accomplished documentarian and producer.

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Which soccer player has been named Canadian Player of the Year 14 times?

Over the course of five FIFA Women's World Cup tournaments, three Summer Olympic Games and a staggering number of club tournaments, Christine Sinclair's illustrious career as Canada's best soccer player has earned her 182 career goals (second only to US player Abby Wambach).

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This famous astronaut and neurologist was the first Canadian woman to go to space. Who is she?

In addition to her remarkable contributions in the fields of space exploration and medicine, Dr. Bondar was recently named a Companion of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest accolade for those who have continuously demonstrated excellence towards Canada and humankind.

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A multitalented member of acclaimed improv group The Groundlings, which comic actor voiced Troy McClure on "The Simpsons"?

Before his tragic death in 1998, Phil Hartman was well known for his comedic acting skills on "Pee Wee Herman," "SNL" and "NewsRadio." Unbeknownst to many, Hartman was also a highly skilled artist and graphic designer, creating logos and album covers for bands such as Steely Dan and America.

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This former CBC employee would rather have you answer in the form of a question. Who are they?

Alex Trebek has been the host of "Jeopardy!" for 35 years. In 2014 he became the world recorder holder for longest-running game show host (and has yet to be defeated; his contract doesn't expire until 2022).

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What was the name of the two-time Governor General's Award-winning writer who authored "The Wars" and "Famous Last Words"?

Author of 10 novels, three short story collections and numerous plays, Timothy Findley was best known for inventing the Southern Ontario Gothic genre. Findley spent the last years of his life living with his longtime partner, author Bill Whitehead, in Stratford, Ontario. He died in June of 2002.

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Do you know who sang the 1994 hit adult contemporary song "Insensitive"?

Jann Arden's first album "I Would Die For You" was a multiplatinum, runaway success. Her sophomore album "Living Under June" featured the hit song "Insensitive." Arden is also a guest host on CBC radio, an author, an actor and writer on the CTV show "Jann."

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During the summer of '69, this rock legend famously got their first real six-string at the five-and-dime (those were the best days of their life). Who are they?

Bryan Adams is known for an impressive rock n' roll catalogue, but did you know he's also an accomplished fashion photographer? His pictures have appeared in magazines such as British Vogue, Interview and Esquire (he even snapped a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II)!

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Which Academy Award-winning director has taken us deep into "The Abyss," made us believe "True Lies" and shown us just how terrifying "Aliens" can be?

Known for his innovative and often grueling shooting conditions, James Cameron pioneered the use of motion capture green screen technology in "Avatar." Underwater adventure film "The Abyss" was one of the first movies to use to CGI to create the moving liquid water form.

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Which ice dancing duo from London, Ontario has won a record-breaking five career Olympic medals in the figure skating division?

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have been skating together for over 20 years, recently picking up two gold medals at the Winter 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Despite a rumoured romance between the two, Moir recently announced his engagement to childhood skating partner Jackie Mascarin.

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In 1991, this 6'5" retired pitcher was the first Canadian inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Who are they?

Besides pitching for teams such as the Philadelphia Phillies, the Chicago Cubs and the Texas Rangers, Jenkins also used to play basketball with the Harlem Globetrotters during the off-season.

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The first Canadian woman to appear on a $10 bill is remembered for their significant contributions to the civil rights movement. What is her name?

In 1946, Viola Desmond defied racial segregation in Halifax, Nova Scotia by refusing to move from the "whites only" section of a movie theatre, at which point they were forcibly removed from the theatre and imprisoned overnight. Desmond was given her own "Heritage Minute" in 2016.

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Which gravelly-voiced actor was part of an ensemble cast in "Arrested Development," "The Lego Batman Movie" and "30 Rock"?

Prior to his breakout role of disgraced magician George Oscar "GOB" Bluth on "Arrested Development," Toronto-born Arnett worked as a voiceover actor for commercials and movie trailers.

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This postmodern architect designed the guitar-shaped Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. Who is he?

Gehry's brilliant Deconstructivist architectural designs are found all over the world, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris and the Peter B. Lewis Building in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Hey! This is crazy, but which Canadian pop star wants you to call them, maybe?

Carly Rae Jepsen's career took off when she placed third on "Canadian Idol" in 2007. Her breakout song, "Call Me Maybe" from the album "Kiss" helped Jepsen reach a larger American audience. She has since released two critically acclaimed follow-up albums, "Emotion" and "Dedicated."

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This hockey player scored a record-breaking 894 goals throughout their career. What is their name?

With his spectacular ability to anticipate and improvise plays, Wayne Gretzky (also known as The Great One) has shattered over 60 NHL records throughout his career. At the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, Gretzky had the honour of lighting the Olympic cauldron at BC Stadium Place.

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Which Toronto-born rapper and singer got their start on "Degrassi: The Next Generation"?

Before Aubrey Drake Graham became a four-time Grammy Award-winning singer and rapper, he was an actor, playing the character Jimmy on "Degrassi: The Next Generation" before appearing in the 2007 indie comedy "Charlie Bartlett."

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Who is the host of "The Nature of Things"?

Scientists and environmentalist David Suzuki has been hosting "The Nature Of Things With David Suzuki" for 40 years. Each episode is its own mini-documentary, offering Canadians a closer look at nature, scientific discovery and environmental issues.

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Which Quebec-born singer wrote and performed the song "So Long, Marianne"?

Singer, musician, poet and author, Leonard Cohen remains a celebrated virtuoso and literary figure for the Canadian arts. The song "Hallelujah," which Cohen wrote for his 1984 album "Various Positions," has been covered by hundreds of recording artists worldwide.

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Who wrote the dystopian novel "The Handmaid's Tale"?

Margaret Atwood is the author of 16 novels and the recipient of many awards, including the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Booker Prize and the Governor General's Award. She is the first participant in the Norwegian Future Library project; her unread story won't be published until the year 2114.

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This Canadian funnyman co-wrote and starred in the hit 1984 film "Ghostbusters." Who is he?

SNL-alumnus Dan Aykroyd also stars in "The Blues Brothers," "Coming To America" and "Grosse Point Blank." His winery, Dan Aykroyd Wine, uses several grape varietals that have been grown in Ontario's Niagara Peninsula.

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In 1891, this person invented basketball at the age of 30. What is his name?

Dr. James Naismith, a teacher and a physician, invented what is now known as basketball in response to unruly students who were confined to the indoors during an especially cold winter season. The very first games utilized a soccer ball and peach baskets in place of basketball hoops.

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Which '90s fashion model was quoted as saying they wouldn't wake up for less than $10,000 a day?

Born in St. Catherines, Ontario and known for her ability to transform her look at the drop of a hat, Linda Evangelista's iconic look and trendsetting short hair style elevated her to official '90s supermodel status alongside Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford.

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Which blonde bombshell is famous for patrolling the beaches of Los Angeles County in slow motion?

Discovered by accident on the Jumbotron at a BC Lion's CFL game in Vancouver, Pamela Anderson went on to star in "Baywatch," "Home Improvement" and "Barb Wire." Anderson is a vocal animal rights activist and a longtime member of PETA.

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Although this actor went on to star in comedies such as "Airplane!" and "The Naked Gun," they spent the first half of their career playing serious roles. Who were they?

Before making the switch to comedy, Leslie Neilsen starred in classic films such as "Forbidden Planet," "The Poseidon Adventure" and "Tammy And The Bachelor." Some of his earliest work involved narrating shorts for the National Film Board Of Canada.

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Beginning on April 12, 1980, this heroic individual would go on to run 5,373 kilometers through Quebec and Ontario on a Marathon Of Hope for cancer research. Who were they?

Terry Fox was diagnosed with bone cancer when he was 18, resulting in his right leg being amputated above the knee. Although Fox was unable to complete his run and tragically died of lung cancer at the age of 22, the Terry Fox Foundation has gone on to raise over $600 million for cancer research.

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Who could always be found on weekday mornings looking through the Tickle Trunk alongside their good friends Casey and Finnegan?

A former puppeteering assistant on "Mister Roger's Neighbourhood," Ernie Coombs hosted the beloved children's CBC Television show "Mr. Dressup" for almost 30 years between 1967 and 1996.

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Which actor got their start playing Young Republican Alex P. Keaton on "Family Ties"?

Michael J. Fox would go on to star in all three "Back To The Future" movies as well as the sitcom "Spin City," which he retired from after the third season due to complications with Parkinson's Disease. He is still acting and is the founder of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research.

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This singer, songwriter and producer started their career making underground mixtapes (they're also known for being a "Starboy"). Who are they?

Toronto-born Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (also known by his stage name, The Weeknd) has won three Grammy Awards and nine Juno Awards for his three studio albums, "Kiss Land," "Beauty Behind The Madness," and "Starboy." "My Dear Melancholy" is his most recent album.

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Which actor is known for their trademark eyebrows and reoccurring roles in Christopher Guest movies?

Eugene Levy not only starred in Guest's films "Best In Show," "A Mighty Wind" and "For Your Consideration," he also co-wrote them. A veteran comedy actor and SCTV-alumnus, Levy currently produces, writes and stars in "Schitt's Creek" along with son Daniel Levy and daughter Sarah Levy.

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Which astronaut performed David Bowie's "Space Oddity" while orbiting the Earth?

Colonel Chris Hadfield, who before retiring in 2013, had logged 166 days in space, regularly used his free time on the International Space Station to play his guitar and record music. Hadfield's album "Space Sessions: Songs From A Tin Can" is a recording of music he played while on the ISS.

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Who played Captain James Tiberius Kirk on "Star Trek"?

William Shatner made the decision to switch from business and finance to acting while attending McGill University in Montreal. In addition to his starring role as Captain of the USS Enterprise, Shatner has had guest appearances in movies, sitcoms, law procedurals and late-night talk shows.

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This country singer is well-known for their hit album "Come On Over"? What is their name?

Shania Twain's third studio album "Come On Over" was released in 1997. Featuring the single "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" it remains the top-selling country album of all time as well as being the best-selling album by any Canadian artist and the best-selling album by a woman.

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Which prolific comic actor got their start on "In Living Colour" playing Fire Marshall Bill?

After the success of "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" and "Dumb and Dumber" Jim Carrey became one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood. Carrey would later make the switch to dramatic actor, starring in "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind" and "Man On The Moon."

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This actor starred opposite Steve Martin in the movie "Planes, Trains and Automobiles." Who were they?

Despite a long list of film credits, John Candy began his career as a sports journalist. His eventual involvement with Second City and "Second City TV" led to Candy's career as an accomplished comedic actor up until his untimely death in 1994.

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Which musical group was known for their hit songs "Ahead By A Century" and "Bobcaygeon"?

When singer Gord Downie announced his diagnosis of terminal brain cancer, the Tragically Hip embarked on one final tour in 2016. Their very last concert was televised by the CBC, and it is estimated that one-third of Canada's population tuned in for the occasion.

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This famed jazz pianist and composer wrote the piece "The Canadiana Suite" about their love of Canada in the 1960s. Who were they?

Oscar Peterson played in trios and quartets, performing and recording alongside jazz greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. They were the recipient of multiple Grammy Awards in addition to a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award.

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A lover of jazz standards, this crooner's album "To Be Loved" won a Grammy Award for "Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album." Who are they?

A resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, singer and producer Michael Bublé is a passionate supporter of the Vancouver Canucks as well as the Vancouver Giants (a major junior hockey team Bublé co-owns.)

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Who sang the Oscar-winning song "My Heart Will Go On"?

Céline Dion began her career early in life, singing and recording her albums in French (her native language). After many world tours, Dion performed five shows a week during her residency at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas between 2004 and 2007 (a whopping 600 shows in total).

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