TORONTO (CelebrityAccess) – Canada’s Walk of Fame has today (July 19) announced its 2019 inductees.
Canada’s Walk of Fame recognizes Canadians who have achieved excellence on both national and international stages in their respective fields, including music, sports, film and television, literary, visual and performing arts, science, innovation, philanthropy and social justice.
The 2019 Canada’s Walk of Fame Inductees are: World-renowned architect Frank Gehry; One of Canada’s all-time most decorated Olympians Cindy Klassen; Multi-Platinum and Gold Record award-winning hard rock band Triumph; Six-time Stanley Cup champion Mark Messier; Businessman, venture capitalist and television personality Jim Treliving; Emmy-nominated actor, producer, comedian and voice actor, Will Arnett; Beloved children’s television icon known for his CBC series Mr. Dressup, Ernie Coombs; And physical educator, physician, coach and innovator Dr. James Naismith, who invented the sport of basketball in 1891.
“Canada’s Walk of Fame is a symbol of the highest level of Canadian achievement,” said Jeffrey Latimer, CEO of Canada’s Walk of Fame. “We are fortunate to live in a country that is home to so many diverse and incredible people, and we must tell their stories to truly inspire all Canadians. We are building a much more robust national platform to shine a bright light on these extraordinary Canadians who join the amazing Inductees of the past 20 years.”
Inductions will be held at Canada’s Walk of Fame Awards Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto on November 23, 2019, followed by a star-studded gala celebration. The show will be broadcast in December on CTV.