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Soccer captain Christine Sinclair, Hockey Hall of Famer Mark Messier named to Order of Canada

TORONTO — Christine Sinclair and Mark Messier, who have led Canada to international glory on grass and ice, have been appointed to the Order of Canada. 512 more words


Trebek, Messier and a brewing genius: 99 join the Order of Canada

Ninety-nine new appointees to the Order of Canada were announced Friday, on the eve of Canada’s 150th birthday. As usual, some are renowned celebrities, others are influential powerbrokers while others are quietly genius scientists you’ve never heard of. 838 more words


Order of Canada marks 50 years with 99 Canadian additions

Peter McAuslan was 21 in 1967 when he took three weeks to hitchhike from Vancouver to Montreal, stopping in local pubs to watch the Stanley Cup final… 821 more words


Mark Messier, Peter McAuslan among Canadians added to Order of Canada

Rideau Hall is adding 99 new members to the Order of Canada, which turns 50 this year. Gov.-Gen. David Johnston said the individuals on today’s list, just like those appointed half a century ago, “are truly inspiring as they have helped to build the smart and more caring nation that we, as Canadians, are all so proud to call home.” 781 more words


The 1984-85 Edmonton Oilers were great, but NHL's all-time best team? Didn't see THAT coming

With Pittsburgh Penguins’ Stanley Cup win last night, the NHL’s centennial season is in the books and with it more than a little hype and hoopla to mark the occasion. 1,551 more words

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84-85 Edmonton Oilers selected by fans as greatest NHL team

The Wayne Gretzky-led 1984-85 Edmonton Oilers have been chosen by fans as the greatest NHL team of all time, the league announced Monday.

The league said in a statement that more than 3.6 million votes for the greatest team cast were over a six-week period beginning at the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs as part of the NHL’s centennial celebration. 167 more words