These people were each stars in their own right, and now as 2014 inductees, their recognition as cultural contributors is now taken a step further by being officially honoured with a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame.

The inspiring inductees announced on Tuesday, September 16th were:
Actors: Rachel McAdams, and Ryan Reynolds
Musicians: Jeff Healey and The Band
Former Justice of Supreme Court of Canada, Louise Arber
Women’s hockey player, Hayley Wickenheiser

Also announced is R&B musician, The Weeknd, as the recipient of the 2014 Allan Slaight Award.

Be sure to check out the free three day festivities, Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival, (Sept 22-24th) at David Pecaut Square to celebrate and support new and exciting Canadian talent. The recipients of the RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize will be among those performing on the 22nd.

See below for a full schedule of performers to catch:

Monday, September 22
RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize Winners:
NEFE
Angelique Francis
Alessandra Longshaw
The Command Sisters
Jane Baker
Luka Mihajlovic 
Wali (Flo) Shah (Spoken Word)
Ill at Will (Dance Crew)
Jeffery Straker (Music)
Shawn Hook (Music)
Maureen Jennings (Book reading)
Jessica Mitchell (Music)
Matt DiSero (Comedy)
Karl Wolf (Music)
Featured Movie – The Vow

Tuesday, September 23
Eh440 (Music)
Wali (Flo) Shah (Spoken Word)
Scott Helman (Music)
Bucc N Flvr (Dance Crew)
Degrassi Meet & Greet – Jessica Tyler /TBA
Theo Tams (Music)
JRDN (Music)
Rebel Coast (Music)
Dylan Mandlsohn (Comedy)
Tyler Shaw (Music)
Featured Movie – The Proposal

Wednesday, September 24
The Abrams Brothers (Music)
Wali (Flo) Shah (Spoken Word)
Steph Cameron (Music)
Kelley Armstrong (Book reading)
Tomi Swick (Music)
Emm Gryner (Music)
DUECEnDIP (Dance Crew)
The Treasures (Music)
Glen Foster (Comedy)
ISH (Music)
Kardinal Offishall (Music)

Don’t forget to also mark your calendars for the yellow carpet induction gala and tribute show, held at the Sony Centre for the Arts taking place on Saturday, October 18th. Tickets available here.

Also on Saturday, October 18th, there will be a Canada’s Walk of Fame Inductee Charity Ball.

Canada’s Walk of Fame TV special will be aired on Global, Friday, December 19th.

For more info visit http://www.canadaswalkoffame.com/festival and www.canadaswalkoffame.com

Photos from the Canada’s Walk of Fame 2013 red carpet by Nick Lee

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