The 2013 Canada's Walk of Fame Awards Airs Sunday, October 27 - 8pm ET/PT on Global
TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Mike Myers, Carly Rae Jepsen and Martin Short are among the superstar celebrities taking centre stage at the 2013 Canada's Walk of Fame Awards. The star-studded, not-to-be-missed 2013 television event celebrating this year's inductees and 15th Anniversary of Canada's Walk of Fame, will air on Global on Sunday, October 27 - 8pm ET/PT.
"This year's phenomenal roster of celebrity presenters and performers are guaranteed to captivate and entertain viewers," said Barb Williams, SVP, Content, Shaw Media. "Shaw Media is honoured to be part of this prestigious Canadian cultural event, celebrating truly remarkable individuals who inspire us all."
The prestigious list of celebrity presenters at the 2013 Canada's Walk of Fame Awards includes superstar Mike Myers, Gemini Award-winner Martin Short, TV superstar Joanna Kerns, Academy Award® nominee and Grammy® Award-winner David Foster, shock-rocker Alice Cooper, JUNO Award-winner Tom Cochrane, JUNO Award-winner Hedley's Jacob Hoggard and Canadian iconic sportscaster Brian Williams. Plus, a special taped induction message from Grammy® Award-winner Diana Krall honouring Oscar Peterson. Taking to the stage for special musical performances are Carly Rae Jepsen, The Tenors, and Tom Cochrane. Viewers are in for an unforgettable night as the 2013 Allan Slaight Award recipient, Carly Rae Jepsen, receives her award from pop megastar Justin Bieber and Scooter Braun via an exclusive taped presentation.
"This year's Canada's Walk of Fame Awards will be a tour-de-force of Canadian stars, tributes and unforgettable performances, uniting viewers from across the country by reminding us of the extraordinary breadth of talent, innovation, strength and resolve that defines us as Canadians," said Randy Lennox, President and CEO of Universal Music Canada and Talent Chair, Board of Directors, Canada's Walk of Fame. "We're thrilled to commemorate 15 years of Canada's Walk of Fame, honouring remarkable Canadians who have contributed to our rich and diverse cultural landscape. It will be a night of celebration as eight new inductees join the ranks of Canada's Walk of Fame."
Encompassing heartfelt tributes and breathtaking performances, the 2013 Canada's Walk of Fame Awards will have viewers singing, laughing and tearing up as this year's inductees are celebrated:
- Bob Ezrin
- Terry Fox
- Victor Garber
- Craig and Marc Kielburger
- Oscar Peterson (Cineplex Legends Award Recipient)
- Christine Sinclair
- Alan Thicke
The two-hour 2013 Canada's Walk of Fame Awards honours internationally recognized Canadian luminaries for their lifetime achievements in various fields including music, sports, film and television, literary, visual and performing arts, science and innovation. The broadcast airs Sunday, October 27 - 8pm ET/PT on Global and Slice™.
The 2013 Canada's Walk of Fame Awards national broadcast on Global is part of the 15th Anniversary of Canada's Walk of Fame signature events that include the Red Carpet Induction Ceremony, Inductee Charity Ball, as well as the fourth annual Canada's Walk of Fame Festival, taking place September 19 - 21. For information about Canada's Walk of Fame, visit www.canadaswalkoffame.com
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About Canada's Walk of Fame
Established in 1998 and now celebrating its 15th anniversary, Canada's Walk of Fame (CWOF) 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 awards special that honours Canada's finest stars from the worlds of arts, entertainment and sports. With 2013's additions, Canada's Walk of Fame will have 151 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.
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