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2006 06 26
Top Ten Canadian Icons
The Bluenose

We are wondering, what is your favourite Canadian cultural icon? Next week on Canada Day the Toronto Star will announce its selection of the top ten Canadian achievements in Children's Entertainment, Theatre, Movies, Music, Visual Arts, Design, Books, Architecture, and Television. The ten winners will be chosen by industry experts:

Children's Entertainment — Kids' entertainer Fred Penner; Degrassi star Miriam McDonald; Eleanor LaFave, owner of Mabel's Fables bookstore; and family issues reporter Andrea Gordon.
Theatre — Playwright/director Djanet Sears, Soulpepper founder Albert Schultz; Elizabeth Bradley, head of drama at Carnegie Mellon University; theatre critic Richard Ouzounian.
Movies — Actress/director Sarah Polley, Toronto film festival director Piers Handling, film scholar Peter Harcourt, movie critic Geoff Pevere.
Music — Opera singer Measha Brueggergosman; composer Alexina Louie; Eddie Schwartz, president of Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame; pop music critic Vit Wagner.
Visual arts — Artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun; arts writer Deborah Campbell; filmmaker Don Owen; visual arts columnist Peter Goddard.
Design — Alan Elder, a curator at the Canadian Museum of Civilization; design writer Rachel Gotlieb; Michael Prokopow, Design Exchange curator; arts reporter Murray Whyte.
Books — Novelist Michael Redhill; UofT English professor Nick Mount; Joanne Saul, co-owner of Type; publishing reporter Judy Stoffman.
Architecture — Architects George Baird, Michael McClelland and John Van Nostrand; urban affairs columnist Christopher Hume.
Television — Rick Mercer, Royal Canadian Air Farce's Don Ferguson and Roger Abbott, TV columnist Jim Bawden.

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