Global's The Morning Show to Host First Ever Fan Zone During the
Yellow Carpet Arrivals and Star Unveilings Saturday, October 18
The 2014 Canada's Walk of Fame Tribute Show airs
Friday, December 19 – 8 pm ET/PT on Global
TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - It's all about Canadian star power on the yellow carpet as Shaw Media and Canada's Walk of Fame announced today the all-star lineup of presenters and performers for the 2014 Canada's Walk of Fame Tribute Show. Hosted by Jason Priestley, the not-to-be-missed television event airs Friday, December 19 – 8pm ET/PT on Global.
The powerhouse list of celebrity presenters includes Canadian actor Jay Baruchel, honouring Rachel McAdams; critically acclaimed actress Wendy Crewson, honouring Louise Arbour; broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi, honouring Ryan Reynolds; music legend Ronnie Hawkins, honouring The Band; six-time Olympic medalist Clara Hughes, honouring Hayley Wickenheiser and JUNO Award-winner Tom Cochrane, honouring Jeff Healey, the recipient of the posthumous Cineplex Legends Award.
Plus, viewers are in for an unforgettable night with show-stopping musical tributes. Canadian musicians The Treasures, platinum-selling singer-songwriter Bobby Bazini and the Barenaked Ladies' Kevin Hearn take the stage for a special musical tribute to The Band. R&B singer Sean Jones, drummer Sekou Lumumba, JUNO Award-winning bassist Calvin Beale, musician Justin Abedin, songstress Quisha Wint and blues guitarist Jimmy Bowskill perform a moving tribute to Jeff Healey.
This year, Global's The Morning Show gives fans a front row seat to all the action on the yellow carpet with the first ever Fan Zone. This year's lineup of honourees will drop by the Fan Zone, hosted by The Morning Show's Liem Vu, before making their way to the star unveiling stage hosted by ET Canada's Rick Campanelli. The yellow carpet arrivals and star unveilings begin at 3 pm and run through to 4:30 pm ET. Fans hoping to snag a coveted spot in the Fan Zone can tune into The Morning Show this week for a chance to win tickets.
The two-hour 2014 Canada's Walk of Fame Tribute Show honours a selection of internationally acclaimed Canadian visionaries for their lifetime achievements in music, sport, film, dance and television, as well as the literary, visual and performing arts, science and innovation. A block of tickets to the star-studded tribute show are available for purchase. To buy tickets, go to sonycentre.ca, ticketmaster.ca or call 1-855-872-SONY (1-855-872-7669).
The 2014 Canada's Walk of Fame Tribute Show is produced by Insight Productions in association with Shaw Media and Canada's Walk of Fame. Executive Producers are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby, and Lindsay Cox is Supervising Producer, for Insight Productions. Melanie Hurley and Randy Lennox are Executive Producers for Canada's Walk of Fame.
Global is a Shaw Media Network
About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.2 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY® and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX – SJR.B, NYSE – SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.
About Canada's Walk of Fame
Established in 1998, Canada's Walk of Fame (CWOF – Charitable Registration Number 889896924RR0001) aims to celebrate Canadians who have excelled in music, sport, film, television as well as the literary, visual, performing arts, science and innovation in order to engage and inspire the next generation. In 2010, CWOF expanded to include a festival featuring some of Canada's most popular and iconic performers, as well as emerging artists from across the country. The annual celebration culminates in a televised special that celebrates the achievements of Canada's finest stars. With 2014's additions, Canada's Walk of Fame will have 157 inductees, each immortalized with their names forever cemented into the sidewalks 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
About Insight Productions
Insight Production Company Ltd, headed by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby has become an industry leader in the creative development, financing and production of highly rated television programs and cutting edge multiplatform content for the global market in every genre. Since 1979, it has been recognized for its reputation for quality as the recipient of numerous international awards, including multiple Geminis. The company has created thousands of hours of groundbreaking television that continues to be broadcast over major networks worldwide. Insight was honoured to be named 2013 TV Producer of the Year by Playback Magazine. Along with CANADA'S WALK OF FAME, recent hits include THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, BIG BROTHER CANADA, THE JUNO AWARDS, TOP CHEF CANADA, NEVER EVER DO THIS AT HOME, and INTERVENTION CANADA; Insight's original formats include CANADA SINGS, BATTLE OF THE BLADES and JOKE OR CHOKE. For more information visit www.insighttv.com
SOURCE: Global Television
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