Celebrating Canadians in many walks of life including music, sports, film, television, the 2013 edition of Canada’s Walk of Fame awards will air on Wednesday, December 18 at 8 PM on Global TV. Hosts include Martin Short, Mike Myers and Carly Rae Jepsen.
Filmed right here in Toronto at Elgin Theatre, I got a chance to take in the red carpet festivities where the rain could not dampen spirits on a Saturday afternoon. Opening musical red carpet performances included Dirty Radio and Karl Wolf as well as other young, upcoming Canadian artists.
This year’s latest Canada’s Walk of Fame inductees included Terry Fox, Alan Thicke and Christine Sinclair. Carly Rae Jepsen was honoured with the 2013 Allan Slaight Award. The full list includes:
- Bob Ezrin
- Terry Fox
- Victor Garber
- Craig and Marc Kielburger
- Oscar Peterson (Cineplex Legends Award Recipient)
- Christine Sinclair
- Alan Thicke
In the broadcast you can look forward to Diana Krall honouring Oscar Peterson and Justin Bieber giving a shout out to Carly Rae Jepsen. Musical performances will include Tom Cochrane, The Tenors and Carly Rae Jepsen.
“This year’s Canada’s Walk of Fame Awards will be a tour-de-force of Canadian stars, tributes and unforgettable performances, uniting viewers from across the country by reminding us of the extraordinary breadth of talent, innovation, strength and resolve that defines us as Canadians,” said Randy Lennox, President and CEO of Universal Music Canada and Talent Chair, Board of Directors, Canada’s Walk of Fame. “We’re thrilled to commemorate 15 years of Canada’s Walk of Fame, honouring remarkable Canadians who have contributed to our rich and diverse cultural landscape. It will be a night of celebration as eight new inductees join the ranks of Canada’s Walk of Fame.”
ABOUT CANADA’S WALK OF FAME
About Canada’s Walk of Fame Established in 1998 and now celebrating its 15th anniversary, Canada’s Walk of Fame (CWOF) aims to celebrate Canadians who have excelled in music, sport, film, television as well as the literary, visual, performing arts, science and innovation in order to engage and inspire the next generation. In 2010, CWOF expanded to include a festival featuring some of Canada’s most popular and iconic performers, as well as emerging artists from across the country. The annual celebration culminates in a televised awards special that honours Canada’s finest stars from the worlds of arts, entertainment and sports. With 2013’s additions, Canada’s Walk of Fame will have 151 inductees, each immortalized with their names forever cemented into the sidewalks 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