Media Alert and Interview Advisory - Scarborough Shines at 3rd Annual Walk of Fame

    - Six local heroes receive their stars -

    TORONTO, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - Scarborough is celebrating its 3rd annual Walk
of Fame to recognize the outstanding achievements of Scarborough citizens
within their community and beyond. Six inductees will receive permanent stars
on the Walk of Fame for their contributions in the areas of arts and
entertainment, community, education, sports, and health. These six will join
the ranks of Scarborough's finest, including last year's inaugural Walk of
Fame inductees Bob Hunter, co-founder of Greenpeace; Des McAnuff, Tony-award
winning Broadway director and producer; and Vicky Sunohara, member of the
Canadian Women's Olympic Hockey team, to name a few. The Walk of Fame is
located at Scarborough Town Centre.
    Celebrations continue into the evening with a gala dinner and awards
ceremony at the Delta Toronto East Hotel.

    What:      Join the Scarborough community, the inductees and their
               families at the 3rd annual Scarborough Walk of Fame. The event
               will be hosted by Canadian television personalities
               Colin Mochrie (Whose Line is it Anyway) and Debra McGrath
               (Little Mosque on the Prairie) with a special musical
               performance by Jacqueline Johns.

    Inductees: Ben Heppner, world-renowned dramatic tenor whose performances
               on the opera stage and in concert with orchestra have set new

               Deborah Cox, multiple Juno-winning R&B vocalist, writer and

               Dr. Sheela Basrur (posthumous award), first medical officer of
               health who became the face of public health during the SARS
               outbreak of 2003;

               Earl Campbell, leader in education responsible for creating
               innovative school policies for multiculturalism and race

               John Wimbs (posthumous award) founder of the Robbie
               International Soccer Tournament which has raised over
               $1 million for Cystic Fibrosis research;

               Rick Middleton, veteran NHL player and retired Boston Bruins

    When:      Thursday, October 23, 2008

    Where:     Induction Ceremony and Unveiling of the Scarborough
               Walk of Fame
               Scarborough Town Centre - Centre Court
               Between Brimley and McCowan, south of Highway 401
               2 p.m.

               Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony
               Delta Toronto East Hotel
               2035 Kennedy Road
               6 p.m.
               Tickets $175 each or $1,400 per table (seats 8)
               For tickets call 416-279-0707

    This is event is presented by The Scarborough Mirror and Scarborough Town
Centre and generously sponsored by, Centennial College, Fast Lane Tire and
Auto Centre and the City of Toronto.

For further information:

For further information: To attend the event or arrange an interview,
please contact: Monique Camenzuli, Edelman Public Relations, (416) 979-1120
ext. 352,

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