Kitsilano Secondary

(L) Kathleen Heddle, (C) Ryan Reynolds, (R) Sarah Strange


Kathleen Heddle (1965 – )

Kathleen Heddle was born in Trail, B.C. In 1991, she teamed up with fellow rower, Marnie McBean. In their initial race, the Canadian pair beat the defending world champions. Later that year they won gold at the world championship. In 1992, they repeated their world championship success by winning Olympic gold at Barcelona in both the pairs and eights.

At the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, Heddle closed out her rowing career by teaming up with McBean to win gold in the doubles and a bronze medal in the quad. She has received the Order of BC and has been inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.

Ryan Reynolds (1976 -)

Ryan Reynolds was born in Vancouver. He graduated from Kitsilano Secondary School in 1994. Reynolds’ career in the film industry began in 1991 when he starred in the Canadian-produced teen soap opera, Hillside. ¬†Since then, he has appeared in numerous TV and film productions including comedies and action features.

In 2016, Reynolds’ fortune soared through his starring role in the action film, Deadpool.¬†Deadpool established several box-office records, including a worldwide opening of $264.9 million from 62 markets. Since then, he has found considerable success in several other show business ventures.

Sarah Strange (1974 -)

Sarah Strange was born in Vancouver, the daughter of screenwriters Susan and Marc Strange (creators of the popular television series, The Beachcombers.) She has acted in numerous Canadian and American film and television projects, and provided the voice in several animated productions.

In 1995, she won a Gemini Award for her guest role in the Canadian series Neon Rider.


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