- Nearly 30,000 Canadians from 130 countries submitted a nomination -
- Red carpet star unveiling and awards show: Sept. 21 at Toronto's Elgin Theatre -
- Televised awards to be broadcast on Global and SLICE™ this fall -
TORONTO, June 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Canada's Walk of Fame, along with National Premier Partner RBC and Shaw Media and in partnership with RBC® Visa Infinite‡ Avion®, today announced the names of eight new celebrated Canadians that will be inducted this year. The announcement was held at a press conference in Toronto at the Four Seasons Hotel. The 2013 inductees, who have excelled in their fields and are a part of Canada's legacy, will receive their tribute on Saturday, September 21 at Toronto's Elgin Theatre. The Canada's Walk of Fame televised Awards show will be broadcast nationally in the fall on Global and Slice™ (date and time TBC).
Canada's Walk of Fame will add the following icons to its current list of celebrated Canadians, bringing the total number of inductees to 151:
- Bob Ezrin
- Terry Fox
- Victor Garber
- Craig and Marc Kielburger
- Oscar Peterson
- Christine Sinclair
- Alan Thicke
Also announced today, pop star Carly Rae Jepsen will receive this year's Allan Slaight Award that recognizes young, inspirational Canadians. Jepsen, along with this year's inductees, will be honoured during the Canada's Walk of Fame Awards show.
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