The Weeknd honoured with Allan Slaight Award from Canada's Walk of Fame

- AWARD TO BE PRESENTED AT THE CANADA'S WALK OF FAME SHOW ON  
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18TH IN TORONTO -

- TELEVISED SPECIAL TO BE BROADCAST ON GLOBAL LATER THIS YEAR -

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TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Walk of Fame, in partnership with National Premier Partner RBC, announced today that R&B musician The Weeknd is the recipient of the 2014 Allan Slaight Award. The award, which recognizes young, inspirational Canadians who have achieved international success, will be presented to The Weeknd during the Canada's Walk of Fame Show on Saturday, October 18 from Toronto's Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.

"The Weeknd has catapulted into the mainstream in a relatively short period of time," said Melanie Hurley, Chief Executive Officer, Canada's Walk of Fame. "He is a uniquely talented artist who is driven and dedicated to his work. His overall contribution to music in Canada is something to be applauded, and we are proud to recognize him this year with this award."

"Abel's remarkable musical talents have resonated around the world, earning him justifiable success," said Gary Slaight, President and CEO of Slaight Communications. "My father, Allan, has championed many great Canadian artists over the years, and in this spirit we are more than thrilled to acknowledge The Weeknd's notable contributions today."

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SOURCE: Canada's Walk of Fame

For further information: Media Contacts for Canada's Walk of Fame: Adrienne Kakoullis, Holmes PR, t: 416-628-5610, e: akakoullis@holmespr.com; Andrea McLoughlin, Holmes PR, t: 416-628-5609, e: amcloughlin@holmespr.com; Media Contact for The Weeknd: Tyson Parker, Universal Music Canada, e: Tyson.parker@umusic.com


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