World Record Holders
Anna Swan World famous giantess.
In August 1846 the towns of Truro and Pictou, Nova Scotia were abuzz with spectacular news.
A giant baby, weighing more than 18 pounds, had been born in the nearby farming community of New Annan. Within days, word
of the birth spread across the province and down the Atlantic coast to Boston. It was the beginning of a lifetime of notoriety
for Anna Swan, Canada’s world-famous giantess.
First Canadian woman in space and the first neurologist in space. Born in Ontario, Bondar has been
the recipient of many honourary degrees, appointments, and awards, including the NASA Space Medal, the Order of Canada, and the Order of Ontario. In 1998, she was inducted
into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Two schools bear Bondar's name, one in Ottawa and one in Ajax, Ontario, as well as
various resource centres, gymnasiums, scholarships, and even a rose. In 2003, Canada Post issued the Roberta Bondar stamp
as part of its Canadian Astronauts series.
Wilfrid Reid "Wop" May's very first combat patrol in WWI would end up being Manfred von Richthofen's
last. The young pilot caught the attention of the Red Baron and in the ensuing chase, Richthofen was shot down by the Allied
team. May continued his military career, rising to the rank of captain and receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross.When the
war was over, May returned to Alberta where his family had moved when he was five, and he spent some time barnstorming and
performing stunts at local fairs. In 1919, he and his brother, Court, formed May Airplanes Ltd., the first air service in
Edmonton. He flew the first airmail to the Canadian Arctic in 1929 and assisted the RCMP in catching "The Mad Trapper" by
leading the first aerial manhunt in Canadian history (1932).