The game is six degrees of Canadian history. Take two seemingly unrelated pieces of Canadian culture and connect the dots through various people, places and events to discover how they’re distantly — or maybe not so distantly — related. Along the way we visit the quizzical and curious, the tragic and comic, and everything in between.
Shae-Lynn Bourne (b at Chatham, Ont, 24 Jan 1978) and Victor Kraatz (b at Berlin, Germany 7 April 1971), skaters. Ice dancing partners beginning in 1991 and members of the Canadian figure skating team starting in 1992, they were unrivalled on the Canadian scene for many years.
Mario Deslauriers, equestrian (b at Venise en Québec, Qué 23 Feb 1965). He began riding at a young age, coached by his father, accomplished horseman Roger Deslauriers. In 1984, at the age of 19, Deslauriers became the youngest rider to ever win the annual World Cup Final, a record he still holds.