Canada has produced world-class entertainers, athletes, entrepreneurs, inventors, scientists and world leaders.

Our product will be both educational and recreational and will allow all Canadians to learn more about our rich Canadian heritage and how Canadians have had an impact throughout the world.

Talent, ability and hard work have no borders and while many of Canada’s personalities live outside our country, Canada is still their “home and native land”.

Here are some of the Cut Signatures in the Canadiana project.

More details to follow.

Air Marshal William Avery “Billy” Bishop was a Canadian First World War flying ace, officially credited with 72 victories. Although there is debate on the subject, some claim that “Billy” was the top ace of the British Empire.

Yousuf Karsh was a Canadian photographer of Armenian heritage and one of the most famous and accomplished portrait photographers of all time.

Mary Pickford was a Canadian-born motion picture actress, co-founder of the film studio United Artists and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Known as “America’s Sweetheart,” she was one of the Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood and a significant figure in the development of film acting.

Raymond Burr was a Canadian actor, primarily known for his title roles in the television dramas Perry Mason and Ironside. His early acting career included roles on Broadway, radio, television and in film. He won two Emmy Awards in 1959 and 1961for the role of Perry Mason, which he played for nine seasons between 1957 and 1966.

William John Potts was a Canadian professional wrestler best known by his ring name Whipper Billy Watson, and was a two-time world heavyweight wrestling champion. Watson was as well-known for his contributions to charity as he raised millions for campaigns such as the Easter Seals.