Do You Know These Famous Winnipeg People

Famous Winnipeg People

WINNIPEG, MB - When people talk about Winnipeg we always seem to hear the same things, "Coldest City in North America", "Pot Hole Capital of Canada", "home of the Winnipeg Jets - again". We never hear about the many successful daughters and sons of the city.

We want to change that with a weekly feature titled, "Did You Know They Are From Winnipeg?" every Sunday morning. We'll feature two people born in Winnipeg that have worked hard and made themselves a success in their choose field.

Ashleigh Banfield

Ashleigh Banfield was born in Winnipeg in December, 29th, 1967. She is a journalist who works for CNN and hosts the legal news program Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield. Ashley suffered minor injuries in the aftermath of the World Trade Center collapse.

Jay Brazeau

Jay Brazeau was born on December 22, 1953 in Winnipeg. He is an actor and writer, known for movies such as Watchmen, Horns and Insomnia.

Please share with us names and details of people you think we should feature, a person you think the entire city really should get to know more about. You can e-mail

With files and photos from IMDB and Wikipedia

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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