Six more names will be added to Canada’s Walk of Fame in November.
Donovan Bailey, Viola Desmond, Anna Paquin, Ted Rogers, David Suzuki and Stompin’ Tom Connors will be inducted on November 15, 2017. Stompin’ Tom will be honoured as the Cineplex Legends Inductee.
The six Inductees will be honoured at the Beyond Famous Gala on November 15, 2017 at the Liberty Grand in Toronto. The event will also feature the unveiling of a special Star for Canada in commemoration of Canada 150.
Introducing the 2017 Canada’s Walk of Fame Inductees:
Donovan Bailey (Sports and Athletics) – legendary sprinter, two-time Olympic champion in the 100-metre and 4×100-metre relay, three-time world record holder and three-time world champion.
Viola Desmond (Philanthropy and Humanities) – civil-rights pioneer who will be featured on the Canadian $10 bill in 2018.
Anna Paquin (Arts and Entertainment) – award-winning film, television and theater actress, and the youngest Canadian to win an Academy Award.
Ted Rogers (Business and Entrepreneurship) – communications pioneer and visionary business leader.
David Suzuki (Science and Technology) – scientist, broadcaster, author and global environmental activist.
Stompin’ Tom Connors (Cineplex Legends Inductee) – iconic songwriter and musician whose legacy extends beyond nearly 5 million records sold in his career into the hearts, homes and classrooms of countless Canadians across the country.
Allan Slaight Honour
Also announced today, the 2017 Allan Slaight Honour will be awarded to JUNO Award-winning singer/songwriter Shawn Hook.
The Allan Slaight Honour recognizes young, inspirational Canadians who have achieved international success in the music industry. Hook will be honoured alongside this year’s Inductees on November 15. Past recipients are Brett Kissel, Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd, Carly Rae Jepsen, Melanie Fiona, Drake, and Nikki Yanofsky.
Global is scheduled to broadcast a Canada’s Walk of Fame one-hour documentary special on Sunday, December 3, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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