Canada's Walk of Fame Inductees to Unveil Together on King Street West in Toronto - Wednesday June 7th
(Toronto, ON) May 24, 2017 – For the first time in Canada’s Walk of Fame history, all of the 2016 Inductees will unveil their recently cemented stars together. Canada’s Walk of Fame runs along King Street West (just west of Simcoe Street, near Metro Hall), and is a major feature of Toronto’s Entertainment District. The unveiling will take place on Wednesday, June 7 at 11am.
The 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame inductees are fashion entrepreneur, television personality and journalist, Jeanne Beker; musician, Corey Hart; filmmaker, Deepa Mehta; actor and director, Jason Priestley; former NHLer, Darryl Sittler; and actor, director, Al Waxman (posthumously).
“It is a great honour in my official capacity as CEO of Canada’s Walk of Fame to bring together all of our recent Inductees for this special occasion. During Canada’s 150th anniversary year, this historic unveiling sets the stage for a new era of excitement as Canada’s Walk of Fame enters into its 20th Anniversary Year (2018) of celebrating extraordinary Canadians,” said Jeffrey Latimer.
The 2016 Inductees were officially inducted in October 2016 during a star-studded gala event in Toronto followed by a national broadcast on Global that featured performances by Nelly Furtado (2010 CWOF Inductee), Brett Kissel (2016 Allan Slaight Honour recipient), Scott Thompson (2008 CWOF Inductee) and Ayaz V. (2016 Grand Prize Winner, CWOF Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program, supported by RBC). Presenters included Roberta Bondar (2011 CWOF Inductee), Chris Evert, Sharon Gless, Brad Goreski, Humble The Poet, Tatiana Maslany, Lanny McDonald, Kiefer Sutherland (2005 CWOF Inductee), Margaret Trudeau and Nikki Yanofsky (2010 Inaugural Allan Slaight Honour Recipient).
About Canada’s Walk of Fame
Founded in 1998 by Peter Soumalias, in partnership with Bill Ballard, Dusty Cohl and Gary Slaight, Canada’s Walk of Fame recognizes and celebrates Canadians who excel in their respective fields, fuelling our sense of Canadian pride and inspiring the next generation to follow in their footsteps. The foremost honour for cultural excellence in Canada, Canada’s Walk of Fame presents yearround events and programs to educate and foster pride among Canadians, support Canadian culture and provide a platform for emerging talent in Canada. Programs include a festival featuring some of Canada’s most popular and iconic performers, as well as emerging artists from across the country, the Peter Soumalias Unsung Hero Honour recognizing Canadians making a difference in their community, the Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program, supported by RBC, and the nationally televised broadcast designated by the CRTC as a program of national interest. To date, 167 stars recognizing remarkable Canadians have a permanent place of tribute on Canada’s Walk of Fame in the streets of Toronto’s Entertainment District. For a complete list of inductees along with more information on Canada’s Walk of Fame visit: www.canadaswalkoffame.com.
Canada’s Walk of Fame became a national registered charity in 2012. Charitable Registration Number 889896924RR0001.
Canada's Walk of Fame gratefully acknowledges the support of our 2017 National Sponsors: Cineplex Entertainment, NBCUniversal, Slaight Communications and Air Canada as well as our 2017 Broadcast Partner: Global.
The 2017-2018 Canada’s Walk Of Fame Board of Directors, led by Board Chair Cathy Honor, Senior Vice President, RBC Royal Bank, include: Tom Anselmi, President & CEO, Ottawa Senators Hockey Club; Duncan Bureau, Vice President, Global Sales, Air Canada; Nick Di Donato, President & CEO, Liberty Entertainment Group; Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media; Dan McGrath, Chief Operating Officer, Cineplex Entertainment; Lewis Rusen Vice Chairman, Korn Ferry | Hay Group; Walter Schneider, President & Co-Founder, RE/MAX Integra/RE/MAX Europe; Ron Suter, Executive Vice President, NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution Canada; and Barbara Williams, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Corus Entertainment Inc.
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