VANCOUVER, Dec. 6, 2018 /CNW/ - RYU Apparel Inc. (TSX VENTURE: RYU.V, OTCQB: RYPPF), creators of urban athletic apparel, is proud to be part of the 2018 Canada's Walk Of Fame as Premier Partner, alongside some of the most important internationally recognized Canadian brands.
This year Canada's Walk Of Fame marks its 20th anniversary of recognizing and celebrating Canadians who have excelled on national and international stages in their respective fields. Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, Leonard Cohen, Chris Hadfield, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Andrea Martin, Andy Kim and Jimmy Pattison were this year's inductees. The awards show took place in Toronto on December 1st, at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.
RYU, which stands for Respect Your Universe, presented a sampling of its product line to the audience as well as hosted a VIP gathering where celebrities from across North America learned about the RYU movement with many of them ordering merchandise after the event.
"Canada's Walk Of Fame is the premier organization that brings the top Canadians together and is the best expression of our home country. Our principles are so much aligned with the ones at the foundation of the organization and we are extremely honoured to share such an important stage with them," said Marcello Leone, CEO of RYU. "All the inductees excel internationally in their respective categories, and our goal is to replicate their success: we are at the early stages of the journey but we look at these personalities as a source of inspiration."
The show will be broadcast across Canada on Sunday, December 9th, on CTV at 9PM.
Respect Your Universe is an award-winning urban athletic apparel and accessories brand engineered for the fitness, performance and lifestyle of the athletic man and woman. Designed without compromise for fit, comfort, and durability, RYU exists to facilitate human performance. For more information, visit: http://ryu.com
About Canada's Walk Of Fame
Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, Canada's Walk of Fame is a national platform that celebrates Canadian achievement at the highest level in many fields, fueling our sense of Canadian pride and inspiring the next generation to follow in their footsteps. Canada's Walk of Fame is the foremost honour for cultural, entrepreneurial, athletic, philanthropic and science/technology excellence in Canada. Current programs include the RBC Emerging Musician Program, Canada's Walk of Fame Hometown Stars, presented by Cineplex, and the nationally televised broadcast designated by the CRTC as a program of national interest. Canada's Walk of Fame was established in 1998 by founders Bill Ballard, Dusty Cohl and Peter Soumalias, with Dianne Schwalm and in partnership with Gary Slaight. The organization has inducted 182 Canadians to date, with their stars having a permanent place of tribute on the streets 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 Canada's Walk of Fame gratefully acknowledges the support of its 2018 Partners: Bell Media, Cineplex Entertainment, Slaight Communications, RBC, RYU, Trace, WestJet, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Molson Coors, Arterra Wines, and its first Friend of Canada's Walk of Fame, MLSE. Canada's Walk of Fame is a registered charity. Charitable Registration Number 889896924RR0001
On Behalf of the Board
RYU APPAREL INC.
Marcello Leone, CEO, President and Chairman of the Board
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