An intro to some of Halifax's famous faces - Metro US

An intro to some of Halifax’s famous faces

Here’s a look at some people you should know (or will soon know):

Eric Crookshank
Nicknamed “Air Canada,” Crookshank is a fan favourite with the Halifax Rainmen, a professional basketball team in the Premier Basketball League.

Sidney Crosby
The 23-year-old hockey legend in the making scored the gold medal-winning goal for Canada at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, was drafted first overall into the NHL in 2005 by the Pittsburgh Penguins and already has one Stanley Cup under his belt.

Darrell Dexter
Is the premier of Nova Scotia and has been in that role since June 19, 2009. He is the province’s first NDP premier.

Martin Frk
The newest addition to the Halifax Mooseheads, a hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The 16-year-old Czech is being touted as a potential first overall pick in the 2012 NHL draft.

Peter Kelly
Now in his third term, Kelly has been Halifax’s mayor since 2000. He is known for not taking a stand on most issues until the last minute.

Andre Levingston
A Detroit native, Levingston is the majority owner and CEO of the Halifax Rainmen. Levingston has made community involvement a focal point of his team’s mission.

Matt Mays
A popular rocker, his breakout hit was 2002s City of Lakes, an ode to Dartmouth. He’s been putting out hits ever since.

Ellen Page
A Halifax native, Page has become one of the world’s biggest actresses since her breakout role in Juno. Page started her career working on Canadian productions such as Pit Pony and Trailer Park Boys, where she played the role of Treena Lahey.

Joel Plaskett
Plaskett has been a centrepiece of the Halifax music scene for almost 20 years, first with indie rock legends Thrush Hermit in the 1990s and as a solo performer in the 2000s. His last album, Three, was a three-CD release that came out last year.

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