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CBC Canada Writes presents: Defining Moments

For Elvis Stojko, it was making a career U-turn. For Chris Hadfield, it was looking up at the moon. What's your defining moment? Read compelling true stories from Canadian celebs and share yours at cbc.ca/definingmoments.

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