Remember when Paul Anka — the original “Lonely Boy” — sang of his love of Molson Canadian? How about when “The Great One,” Wayne Gretzky, waxed poetic about the low-sugar content of Pro Stars cereal? Prominent Canadians have long lent their celebrity to sell everything from cereals to toothpaste. Here's a compilation of a dozen historic commercials that will likely be familiar to many.
Eaton's 1990 Canada's Department Store (with Neve Campbell)
HBC 1988 Shop at the Bay
Bank of Montreal 1984 Meet a banker
Maple Leaf Foods ('80s) Bacon Bacon
Tim Hortons 1980 Timtarts
Canadian Tire ('80s) Buy a Commodore Computer
Old Dutch Potato Chips 1978 Potato Wars
Canadian Western Natural Gas 1960s "Mashup"
Molson Canadian 1970s (with Paul Anka)
Imperial Oil Esso 1960 Hockey Table Special
Canadian version of American brands
Pro Stars Cereal 1984 (with Wayne Gretzky)
Crest Toothpaste 1963 Cathy and Leigh