Notable People.
Corby Park.
Notable People from Belleville:

  • Sir MacKenzie Bowell, Canada's fifth Prime Minister
  • Singer Avril Lavigne, born in Belleville, raised in nearby Napanee
  • Susanna Moodie moved to Belleville with her husband in 1840, after several years spent "roughing it in the bush"
  • John Weldon, animated movies director, Oscar Award winner (1979)
  • Author Farley Mowat; born in Belleville; resided elsewhere.
  • Pete Quaife, bassist for The Kinks in the 1960s, lived in Qunite Region from 1980 to 2005.
  • Miss Universe 2007 Riyo Mori spent her teenage years in Belleville, studying at Centennial Secondary School and at Quinte Ballet School of Canada[2]
Belleville was the birthplace of NHL stars:

  • Matt Cooke, Vancouver Canucks veteran
  • Bob Crawford, (Hartford Whalers)
  • Lou Crawford former OHL and AHL head coach
  • Marc Crawford, Los Angeles Kings head coach
  • Bobby Hull, Hockey Hall of Fame member
  • Brett Hull, son of Bobby, 2006 Inductee into Hockey Hall of Fame.
  • Dennis Hull, Bobby's younger brother, member of 1972 Team Canada.
  • Andrew Raycroft, Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender.
  • Brad Richardson, Colorado Avalanche

Other Famous People Include:

Lee Aaron, Marianne Ackerman, Lauren Ash, Dan Bain, Drew Bannister, George Benjamin (Orangeman), Dickie Boon, James Collip, Henry Corby, Leona Dombrowsky, Rick Green (ice hockey), Ellie Harvie, Aislinn Hunter, Jack Laviolette, Allan McFee, Brian Orser, Ernie Parsons, Nancy Anne Sakovich, James Hunter Samson, Monica Shannon, Amanda Wilkinson.

"Belleville's the Place to Be"

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