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Guyanese Canadians
Total population
84,275[1]
Regions with significant populations
 Ontario (Greater Toronto Area)
Languages

Canadian English, Caribbean English

Religion

Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Obeah

Guyanese Canadians are Canadian citizens of Guyanese descent or Guyana-born persons who reside in Canada.

The following are notable Canadians of Guyanese descent:


Notable Guyanese Canadians[]

Entertainers[]

  • Anjulie - singer
  • Dave Baksh - lead guitarist for the band Sum 41 (now Brown Brigade)
  • Deborah Cox - singer
  • Simone Denny - singer
  • Melanie Fiona - singer
  • Nicole Holness - singer and TV host
  • JDiggz - rapper
  • Vaughn Lal - bassist and backing vocalist for band Brown Brigade
  • Rich London - rapper
  • Maestro - rapper and actor
  • More or Les - rapper and DJ
  • Saukrates - rapper and hip hop producer
  • Melinda Shankar - actress, television series Degrassi: The Next Generation[2]
  • Eon Sinclair - bassist for the band Bedouin Soundclash
  • Maiko Watson - former member of Sugar Jones
  • Roy Woods - Rapper
  • P Reign - Rapper

Politics[]

  • James Douglas - Governor of Vancouver Island and Governor of British Columbia.
  • James W. Douglas - British Columbia MLA
  • Ovid Jackson - former Liberal Party Member of Parliament and former Mayor of Owen Sound
  • John Rodriguez - former New Democratic Party Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt and former Mayor of Sudbury

Sports[]

  • Charles Allen - hurdler and sprinter
  • Troy Amos-Ross - boxer
  • Ian Beckles - American football player
  • Alex Bunbury - soccer player
  • Laura Creavalle - Guyanese-born Canadian/American professional bodybuilder
  • Keevil Daly - weightlifter
  • Nicholas de Groot - first-class cricketer
  • Dwayne De Rosario - soccer player
  • Sunil Dhaniram - first-class cricketer
  • Philip Edwards - Olympic sprinter 1928, 1932, 1936; five-time Olympic medalist
  • Nicolette Fernandes - squash player
  • Lawrence Holmes - wrestler
  • Charmaine Hooper - soccer player
  • Lyndon Hooper - soccer player
  • Priscilla Lopes-Schliep - hurdler
  • Egerton Marcus - boxer
  • Mark McKoy - hurdler
  • Danny Ramnarais - first-class cricketer
  • Abdool Samad - first-class cricketer
  • Walter Spence - swimmer
  • Paul Stalteri - soccer player
  • Stella Umeh - gymnast
  • Natasha Bacchus - deaf athlete

See also[]

  • Guyanese people

References[]

External links[]

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