Canada: the land of the beautiful
Serving as the co-founder and president of Yulbiz.org, Blanc has been classified by the Business Journal in 2009, as one of "15 women who will move Quebec." Not only did she hold the first Twitter account in Quebec, but her blog has been deemed as one of the most influential blogs of the French-speaking world. It's unsurprising that she has also been hailed at the third most influential women in Canadian social media.
Tahmoh Penikett - Whitehorse, Yukon
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Penikett is well known for his role as Karl "Helo" Agathon on the sci-fi series Battlestar Gallactica and Joss Whedon's 2009 drama Dollhouse. In addition to acting, Penikett has helped raise money for his friend, Babz Chula - a Canadian actress who battled cancer in 2008. Along with his Battlestar co-star Kandyse McClure, both auctioned the opportunity of having dinner with both actors. Currently, Penikett had a guest starring role on AMC's "The Killing."
Natasha St-Pier - Bathurst, New Brunswick
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Set to make her name as the next French Canadian chanteuse, St-Pier will be following in the footsteps of the likes of Cèline Dion and Lara Fabian. With seven albums already under her belt, the 30 year old singer had her start on the famous Quebec TV talent show, "Le pouvoir de la chanson," where she became the youngest contestant to advance to finals at the mere age of 14. In 2003, St-Pier was nominated for "Best newcomer" at the annual "Victoire de la musique" in France which confirmed her fame not only in France but all over Europe as well. Since 2009, St-Pier has been making appearances in French music festivals.
Sidney Crosby - Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia
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No list would ever be complete without the mention of Vancouver's beloved hockey player. Serving as the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins, "Sid the kid" will always be known for scoring the incredible game-winning goal for Canada during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Throughout his incredible hockey career, Crosby has had his fair share of notable highlights: he won his first Stanley Cup in 2009 - becoming the youngest captain to ever do so, in addition to being the youngest player to score 100 points in NHL history.
Brad Richards - Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island
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Serving as the center for the New York Rangers, Brad Richards has been noted for receiving virtually almost every honour as a Canadian junior in the QMJHL (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League). He is the highest-scoring player from his own province and played for Team Canada in the 2006 Olympics. In his offseason, Richards returns to his hometown and hosts the "Brad Richards PEI Celebrity Golf Classsic" which supports the Children's Wish Foundation, the Prince Edward Island Chapter, and Autism Society of Prince Edward Island, in the last six years.
Tara Oram - Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador
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Finishing as the one of the top six finalists on Canadian Idol in 2007, Oram has since pursued a successful music career as a country music recording artist. Despite being eliminated from Canadian Idol, Oram was signed to Open Road Recordings which represents musical acts from Reba to Taylor Swift. She has received numerous awards including a CRMA (Canadian Radio Music Award), a 2009 CCMA Rising Star Award, and a Juno nomination for Country Recording of the Year. When Oram isn't on tour or performing, she sells sterling silver and Swarovski crystal bracelets to raise awareness and support for cancer patients and their families. Within the last year, the campaign itself has raised $3.5 million.
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