Canada's Walk of Fame Announces the 2016 Inductees

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TORONTO, Aug. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's Walk of Fame, along with Corus Entertainment, today announced the names of the 2016 inductees. Each has been selected for having excelled in their respective field, for fuelling Canadian pride and for inspiring the next generation to follow in their footsteps. 2016 Canada's Walk of Fame inductees are:

Jeanne Beker, Fashion Entrepreneur, Television Personality, Journalist
Darryl Sittler, Hockey Player, NHL
Corey Hart, Musician
Deepa Mehta, Filmmaker
Jason Priestley, Actor, Director
Al Waxman, Actor, Director (Cineplex Legends Inductee)

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The announcement was made earlier today at a press conference held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, with Jeanne Beker along with the family of the late Al Waxman in attendance.

"Each year, we shine the spotlight on remarkable Canadians who have excelled in their careers and have contributed to the cultural fabric of this country, inspiring future generations to follow in their footsteps," said Melanie Hurley, CEO of Canada's Walk of Fame. "We are proud to honour this year's inductees whose achievements will leave a lasting legacy for generations of Canadians."

Also announced yesterday, the 2016 Allan Slaight Honour will be awarded to 26-year-old CCMA and JUNO Award-winning country music artist Brett Kissel. The Allan Slaight Honour recognizes young, inspirational Canadians who have achieved international success in the music industry. Kissel will be honoured alongside this year's inductees during Canada's Walk of Fame Celebration Events and will also be featured on the televised special.

These outstanding Canadians will be honoured in a star-studded celebration during Canada's Walk of Fame Celebration Events on Thursday, October 6 at the Allstream Centre in Toronto.

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