Scarborough Walk of Fame STAR Unveiling Promises to Draw Crowds

- Mike Holmes, Farley Flex, and other community champions honoured by the Scarborough Walk of Fame and The Scarborough Hospital Foundation -

TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - On Saturday, October 17, the 2015 Scarborough Walk of Fame (SWOF) inductees will be celebrated at a public unveiling ceremony held at the Scarborough Town Centre. Attended by Mayor John Tory and hosted by Canadian actor and comedian Colin Mochrie (best known for his role in Whose Line Is It Anyway?) and actress, comedian, and former SWOF inductee, Deb McGrath, guests will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with inductees and enjoy performances by community youth groups.

Now in its seventh year, SWOF is a not-for-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to honouring citizens whose extraordinary contributions garner community pride. This year, the unveiling ceremony will be presented jointly by the Scarborough Walk of Fame and The Scarborough Hospital Foundation.

The 2015 Scarborough Walk of Fame inductees are:

  • Mike Holmes, Canada's Most Trusted Contractor
  • Farley Flex, Manager of Potential and Social Activist
  • Cherie Piper, Olympic Gold Medalist and Hockey Legend
  • Betty Carr, Community Newspaper Leader
  • Dr. Sophie HofstaderAward-Winning Dermatologist and Community Leader

What:                     

The 2015 Scarborough Walk of Fame Unveiling Ceremony in partnership with The Scarborough Hospital Foundation



Who:                      

2015 Walk of Fame Inductees


Co-Hosts Colin Mochrie and Deb McGrath


Mayor John Tory


Scarborough City Councillor, Glenn DeBaeremaeker


SWOF, Executive Board President and Chair, Earl Campbell


The Scarborough Hospital, President and CEO, Robert Biron


The Scarborough Hospital Foundation, President and CEO, Michael Mazza



When:                    

Saturday, October 17


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.



Where:                  

Scarborough Town Centre


300 Borough Drive, Scarborough



Photo Op:

Crowds gather to watch inductees unveil their stars,


Canadian actors and comedians Colin Mochrie and Deb McGrath co-host,


Performances by community youth groups

**Note to media**

10:45 a.m.11:15 a.m. – Unveiling ceremony opening remarks including Mayor Tory

11:15 a.m.12:00 p.m. – Inductee tributes and remarks

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m. – Interview opportunities

To schedule an interview, please contact Nicole Legate at 647-828-5128 or Nicole@ideaworkshop.ca.

Later in the evening, The Scarborough Hospital Foundation in partnership with the Scarborough Walk of Fame will host the inaugural Kaleidoscope Ball. The Ball, a ticketed, star-studded gala, will raise funds to support the Diagnostic Imaging department at The Scarborough Hospital. The theme of the Ball, Diversity Shines Bright, celebrates the more than 47 nationalities that make up Scarborough. The 2015 Walk of Fame inductees will be the evening's guests of honour, among other dignitaries, past inductees, and local celebrities.

For more information on the Kaleidoscope Ball and to purchase tickets, visit: www.DiversityShinesBright.com.

About The Scarborough Walk of Fame

The Scarborough Walk of Fame (SWOF) Association is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to honouring individuals who bring pride to the community of Scarborough and serve to inspire tomorrow's leaders. SWOF creates regular events celebrating the induction of new stars to the Scarborough Walk of Fame Court at the Scarborough Town Centre. For more information, visit scarboroughwalkoffame.com.

About The Scarborough Hospital Foundation

Situated in one of the most diverse communities in the world, The Scarborough Hospital Foundation (TSHF) raises funds for state-of-the-art medical equipment and building projects for The Scarborough Hospital.  Since its inception, the Foundation has worked with generous donors, volunteers, and community members to raise the funds needed to help save lives, and support our vision to be recognized as Canada's leader in providing the best health care for a global community. For more information, visit tsh.to

SOURCE The Scarborough Hospital Foundation

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For further information: Media Contact: Nicole Legate, Nicole@ideaworkshop.ca, 416-504-3977, ext. 23, 647-828-5128 (cell)

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