INTERNeX Canada: Culture Shock

Celebrities and stars on TV and in concerts are in our daily lives but did you know that many famous musicians and actors are from Canada? Check out some of the legends who were born in the Great White North:

Avril Lavigne, the skater-punk girl with black cloth and a tie, became famous almost overnight with her song “Complicated”. She is from Ontario, as is Shania Twain. This country superstar is known for songs like “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” or “That Don’t Impress Me Much”, remember? Another Ontario-produced celebrity is Bryan Adams. This world superstar is from Kingston, Ontario and has been a singer, songwriter, photographer and much more since the 1980s. We all sing along when his song “Summer of 69” is on in the club at least once a weekend. From Toronto, Ontario is the rock legend Neil Young, who is the idol of many starts. He played in bands and solo and his most famous song is probably “Heart of Gold”.

Then there is Nelly Furtado who is from Victoria, BC. The rock/folk singer-songwriter sang in a duet with Bryan Adams at the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. And of course there is Celine Dion from Quebec. We know her for many cheesy songs and the Titanic hymn “My heart will go on”! Did you know that the director of “Titanic” is from Canada as well? The Ontario born film legend James Cameron made movies like “True Lies”, “The Terminator”, “Aliens”, “Titanic” and “Avatar”.

In film, one of the Canadian superstars is Pamela Anderson. Apparently, she was not born on the beach in the red bathing suit but is from Ladysmith, British Columbia. The next one is a real Canadian: Keanu Reeves we all know from The Matrix. He was born in Lebanon to an English mother and a Hawaiian-born American father. The family moved around the world and ended up in Toronto. Jim Carrey is of course a famous Canadian with a dual Canadian and American citizenship! He is an actor and comedian known for many many different movies like “The Mask”, “The Truman Show”, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” or “Bruce Almighty”.

Oh, and of course, Justin Bieber. No explanation needed.

Did I forget a very important Canadian? Let me know.

Cheers,

Xenia

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Casual Friday!

Hi Everyone,

Did you know Jim Carrey was born and raised in Canada?
Check out this funny stand up from Jim Carrey about Canada.
Enjoy!

If you know any fun jokes, quotes or movies for casual Friday let us know by emailing to pr@internexcanada.com

Cheers,

Your PR-team

INTERNeX International Exchange

Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

 

Need a Laugh? Check out Yuk Yuk’s – Locations in Toronto and Calgary!

Yuk Yuk’s has clubs from coast to coast as the world’s largest chain of stand-up comedy clubs and the birthplace of Canadian Standup comedy.  Founded by Canadian icon Mark Breslin, Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Cabarets have the best, funniest, edgiest comics around. Alumni include Howie Mandel, Jim Carrey, Norm MacDonald, Harland Williams, Rick Moranis, Russell Peters, and many more.

Catch a rising star at Yuk Yuk’s!  As a nightclub, Yuk Yuk’s offers dinner theatre, live entertainment for stags, staggettes, bachelor parties, birthday parties, office parties, fundraiser events, special events and occasions, private shows, group functions, christmas parties, New Year’s Eve shows etc.

Click here for Yuk Yuk’s Calgary event calendar.
Click here for Yuk Yuk’s  Toronto event calendar.
Yuk Yuk Vancouver is currently moving to a new location, but you can sign-up for their newsletter here.

Have fun and let us know if you go to a Yuk Yuk event!  Send your thoughts and pictures to pr@internexcanada.com

Ciao!

Laura