CANADA'S WALK OF FAME ANNOUNCES THE 2011 INDUCTEES

- STAR-STUDDED TRIBUTE TO BE HELD OCT 1 AT TORONTO'S ELGIN THEATRE -
- TELEVISED AWARDS TO BE BROADCAST NATIONALLY ON GLOBAL AND SLICE™-

TORONTO, June 28, 2011 /CNW/ - Canada's Walk of Fame together with RBC Visa Infinite Avion and Shaw Media announced today the names of this year's inductees. The class of 2011 includes seven new inspiring and celebrated Canadians who have excelled in their fields and are a part of Canada's legacy. Each will receive their tribute on Saturday, October 1 at Toronto's Elgin Theatre. The Canada's Walk of Fame televised Awards will be broadcast nationally in October on Global and Slice™ (date and time TBA).  

The 14th annual Canada's Walk of Fame will add the following Canadian icons to its current list of 131 inductees:

  • Dr. Roberta Bondar
  • Burton Cummings
  • Daniel Nestor
  • Sandra Oh
  • Russell Peters
  • Ryan Reynolds
  • Mordecai Richler  

"Each one of our inductees has made their mark on Canada's colourful landscape and helped define to the world what it means to be Canadian," said Peter Soumalias, President and Founding Director, Canada's Walk of Fame. "We are thrilled to honour and celebrate our inductees' dedication and passion to both their craft and community at this year's ceremony."  

Joining the 131 existing inductees, the 2011 honourees will be added to Canada's Walk of Fame, which annually recognizes individuals for their achievements in various fields, including music, sport, film and television, science and innovation, in addition to the arts: literary, visual and performing. Commemorating the 2011 inductees, the Canada's Walk of Fame Awards will feature special guest performances and celebrity presenters.  

"Canada's Walk of Fame truly champions Canadians and their pursuit of excellence across all disciplines, and Shaw is a proud supporter of this important cultural initiative," said Barb Williams, Senior Vice-President, Content, Shaw Media. "We look forward to our 3rd consecutive broadcast on Global and Slice™ highlighting another exemplary list of inductees this fall." Once again, one of this year's inductees will be honoured with the Canadian Legends Award, sponsored by Cineplex Entertainment This year's recipient is acclaimed author and screenwriter, Mordecai Richler. The Legends Award is given posthumously to Canadian pioneers in film and television, music, sport, arts and innovation.  Cineplex Entertainment is proud to sponsor the Legends Award as well as Canada's Walk of Fame.

SOURCE Canada's Walk of Fame

For further information:

Anne Vranic Holmes 
Creative Communications 
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e: avranic@hccink.com
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Adrienne Kakoullis 
Holmes Creative Communications 
t: 416-628-5610; 
e: akakoullis@hccink.com
http://www.hccink.com  

For the full press release visit www.canadaswalkoffame.com


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