2016 Inductees: Jason Priestley, Jeanne Beker, Corey Hart, Deepa Mehta, Darryl Sittler, Al Waxman Light Up The Night
Nelly Furtado, Brett Kissel, Tatiana Maslany, and Kiefer Sutherland Among an All-Star Lineup of Canadian Presenters and Performers for the Two-Hour Broadcast Special
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TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2016 /CNW/ - Global rolls out the red carpet in celebration of Canadian excellence with the 2016 Canada's Walk of Fame broadcast special, airing on Monday, December 19 at 9 p.m. ET. The network's annual tribute to extraordinary Canadians delivers viewers an exceptional night featuring electrifying performances and A-list presenters.
"We are proud to honour this remarkable group of Canadians and share their achievements with Global's broadcast of the 2016 Canada's Walk of Fame," said Maria Hale, Senior Vice President, Global Entertainment & Content Acquisition, Corus. "Having broadcast this special for 10 years, Global is committed to celebrating Canadian excellence with a star-studded event, and this year's broadcast is no exception – with must-see performances, powerful storytelling, and non-stop entertainment."
Below are the 2016 Canada's Walk of Fame Inductees:
- Jeanne Beker, Fashion Entrepreneur, Television Personality, Journalist
- Corey Hart, Musician
- Deepa Mehta, Filmmaker
- Jason Priestley, Actor, Director
- Darryl Sittler, Hockey Player, NHL
- Al Waxman, Actor, Director (Cineplex Legends Inductee)
- 2016 Allan Slaight Honour Recipient: Brett Kissel, Country Music Artist
Among the 2016 Canada's Walk of Fame presenters are Dr. Roberta Bondar (2011 CWOF Inductee), Chris Evert, Sharon Gless, Brad Goreski, Humble The Poet, Tatiana Maslany, Lanny McDonald, Kiefer Sutherland (2005 CWOF Inductee), Scott Thompson (2008 CWOF Inductee), Margaret Trudeau, and Nikki Yanofsky (2010 Inaugural Allan Slaight Honour Recipient). The special also includes performances from Nelly Furtado (2010 CWOF Inductee), Brett Kissel, and Ayaz V (2016 Grand Prize Winner, CWOF Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program, supported by RBC).
The 2016 Canada's Walk of Fame special brings the country's most notable Canadians together, with show-stopping performances and heartfelt tributes, to honour individuals for their achievements in their respective fields, including: music, sports, film and television, literary, visual and performing arts, science, innovation, philanthropy, and social justice.
Viewers can catch all the memorable moments from the 2016 Canada's Walk of Fame broadcast the next day on GlobalTV.com and Global Go or catch the encore presentation on Saturday, December 24 at 7 p.m. ET. For more information about Canada's Walk of Fame and the 2016 inductees, please visit www.canadaswalkoffame.com.
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About Canada's Walk of Fame
Established in 1998, Canada's Walk of Fame recognizes and celebrates Canadians who excel in their respective fields, fuelling our sense of Canadian pride and inspiring the next generation to follow in their footsteps. The foremost honour for cultural excellence in Canada, Canada's Walk of Fame presents year-round events and programs to educate and foster pride among Canadians, support Canadian culture and provide a platform for emerging talent in Canada. Programs include a festival featuring some of Canada's most popular and iconic performers, as well as emerging artists from across the country, the Peter Soumalias Unsung Hero Honour recognizing Canadians making a difference in their community, the Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program, supported by RBC, and the nationally televised broadcast designated by the CRTC as a program of national interest. With 2016's additions, 167 stars recognizing remarkable Canadians will have a permanent place of tribute on Canada's Walk of Fame in the streets 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.
Canada's Walk of Fame became a national registered charity in 2012. Charitable Registration Number 889896924RR0001.
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