Stratford, Ontario native Justin Bieber was in Toronto for the Toronto Maple Leafs / Washington Capitals game on Sunday and a lot of people are saying he jinxed the team and got them eliminated from the playoffs. LOL
Silly? Yes. But let’s have some fun with this, shall we?
Now that there are only two Canadian teams remaining in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs (Edmonton Oilers and Ottawa Senators), here’s a list of celebrities from or associated with Ottawa and Edmonton.
Out of the list, who do YOU think could be a “bad luck charm” if they show up to one of the games?
CELEBRITIES CONNECTED TO OTTAWA
1. Dan Aykroyd aka “The Original Dart Guy aka Retro Dart Guy aka Ghostbusting Dart Guy”
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Dan Akroyd went to St. Patrick High School and then he studied at Carleton University in Ottawa.
2. Alanis Morissette
She might not have had “one hand in her pocket and another one smoking a cigarette” but singer Alanis Morisette did attend Ottawa’s Immaculata High School and the Glebe Collegiate Institute before moving to Toronto and then to LA
3. Keshia Chanté
Keshia Chanté Harper was born in Ottawa and moved to Toronto when she was 14. You might remember her hits, “Unpredictable” and “Been Gone”
4. Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams was born in Kingston but grew up in Ottawa. He attended Colonel By Secondary School and later dropped out so he could focus on his music career.
5. Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise was born in Syracuse, NY but he went to Ottawa’s Henry Munro Middle school for grade 6, reportedly hanging out in the Beacon Hill area until his mom and dad divorced and he moved back to the States.
6. Matthew Perry aka Chandler Bing aka Chan-Chan Man aka Mr. Sensitivity
Chandler aka Matthew Perry was born in Massachusetts, but his mother was a Canadian journalist and former press secretary to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau so he spent his younger years in Ottawa, studying at Rockcliffe Park Public School and Asbury College. He later moved to LA.
CELEBRITIES CONNECTED TO EDMONTON / ALBERTA
1. Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox was born on June 9, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2. Eric Johnson
Nathan Fillion was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and went on to study at Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Concordia University College of Alberta and University of Alberta.
4. Tommy Chong
You know him from “Cheech and Chong”…
5. Jill Hennessy
6. Catherine Mary Stewart
“Weekend at Bernie’s” actress Catherine Mary Stewart was born in Edmonton and was an icon in the 80’s and 90’s.
Days of Our Lives (1965)
The Last Starfighter (1984)
Night of the Comet (1984)
Weekend at Bernie’s (1989)
7. Evangeline Lilly
“Lost” actress Evangeline Lilly who played “Kate Austen” in the show, was born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.
8. Elisha Cuthbert
9. Joni Mitchell
Folk music legend Joni Mitchell was born in Fort Macleod, Alberta. Unfortunately, about a month ago, 73 year old Mitchell reportedly showed up to Elton John’s birthday party in a wheelchair, as she suffered a brain aneurysm roughly two years ago.
10. Chad Kroeger (Nickelback)
Born Chad Robert Turton, Nickelback’s lead singer and guitarist was born in Hanna, Alberta in 1974.
11. Tegan and Sara
Juno-award winning, twin sisters Tegan and Sara are Calgary-born babes!
12. Jann Arden
She’s a trailblazer in women’s music, she is Jann Arden. Born in Calgary and raised in Springbank, Alberta, she was a budding musician at Springbank Community High School.
Check out the Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round Broadcast Schedule HERE