When Bears Attack… Keanu Reeves?

The CBC archives are chock full of interesting pieces of Canadiana. One of those is the rarely publicized bear attack involving a young Keanu Reeves. How did this happen? As a cub reporter for the CBC, Keanu was sent to the First Canadian and International Teddy Bear Convention, a young teddy bear collector brought a rare, fluffy white specimen to meet Keanu. When Mr. Reeves tried to greet the bear, havoc ensued. Check out this clip, filmed back in 1984 by a brave CBC reporter.

 

Where are they now?

Mr. Reeves made a full recovery from the bear attack, and went on to star in movies like The Matrix, Speed, and the upcoming 47 Ronin. The young collector, Graham Abbey, has been gracing the airwaves of the CBC lately in The Border and Republic of Doyle.