VANCOUVER - British billionaire Richard Branson has invited B.C. Premier Christy Clark to join him on a kitesurf ride — with just her birthday suit on.
It appears Clark left a real impression on the founder of Virgin Group when he visited the province last week to announce a new airline service from Vancouver.
Branson, who is a master of publicity, wrote on his blog that he asked the "delightful" Clark to kitesurf while riding on his back.
But he says he forgot to tell her about the dress code, and he even supplied a picture as an example.
The picture shows a fully-clothed Branson kitesurfing with a young, naked woman on his back.
A statement from the premier's office only says Branson "is well known for his brashness and ability to manipulate media coverage for his company."
Branson's last words to the B.C. premier: "The offer still stands Christy!"
Carolyn Parrish And The Voodoo Doll
To say Carolyn Parrish is outspoken is putting things mildly. The former MP under Jean Chrétien's Liberal government made headlines after she was overheard <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2003/02/26/bastards030226.html" target="_hplink">cursing Americans</a>. She later added fuel to the fire by going on <em>This Hour Has 22 Minutes</em> where she was filmed stomping a voodoo doll of George W. Bush. Parish left federal politics in 2005..
Stockwell Day And the Jet Ski
It never hurts to make a splash at a news conference, unless you're Stockwell Day of course. A member of the former Canadian Alliance party, he showed up to a press conference in 2000 in a wetsuit and riding a jet ski. While certainly memorable, his stunt left many Canadians with mixed views on the politician. Day would later leave politics in 2011.
Stephen Harper And The Beatles
Stephen Harper may be known for many things, but the piano isn't exactly the first thing that comes to mind for Canadians. The Prime Minister shocked audience members at the Ottawa's National Arts Centre after his rendition of "With a Little Help From My Friends" by the Beatles.
Justin Trudeau And Patrick Brazeau
What do you get when you take two grown men -- one a Liberal MP, the other a PC senator -- and put them inside a ring? You get what was dubbed the "Thrilla On The Hilla," the unofficial name for 2012's Fight For The Cure. The match was part of an annual tradition that squared off two notable faces in an effort to raise funds for cancer research. In the end, it was Trudeau (red) who triumphed over Brazeau (blue) in the third round.
John Baird And 'Hydrozilla'
Before John Baird entered the realm of federal politics, he served as the Minister of Energy with former-Ontario premier, Ernie Eves, in the summer of 2002. It was during then that Ontario saw unusually high hydro rates after the provincial Tories decided to deregulate the hydro rate. Later that fall, the Ontario NDP sent 'Hydrozilla,' a man in a giant lizard suit, to follow Baird around as part of a stunt to show that deregulating electricity rates would be an economic 'Frankenstein' for Ontario.