Sandra Oh Joins Canada’s Walk of Fame.
Sandra Oh is amongst the newest inductees to be honored with a spot on the Canadian Walk of Fame.
Green Lantern star Ryan Reynold, Grey’s Anatomy star Sandra Oh, and literary icon Mordecai Richler are among the lastest Canadians who are set to join Canada’s Walk of Fame. Seven inductees were announced at a luncheon Tuesday.
Also making the 2011 list are Astronaut Roberta Bondar, recording artist Burton Cummings, tennis star Daniel Nestor and comedian Russell Peters.
“Each one of our inductees has made their mark on Canada’s colourful landscape and helped define to the world what it means to be Canadian,” Walk of Fame president Peter Soumalias said in a statement.
Vancouver-born actor Reynolds, named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive in November, has had a growing profile in Hollywood in recent years from his wise-cracking appeal in movies such as the fratboy comedy National Lampoon’s Van Wilder, rom-com The Proposal and to this summer’s superhero tale Green Lantern.
Literary icon Mordecai Richler will be honoured a posthumous tribute with the Canadian Legends Award. The Montreal writer, whose novels and children’s books earned many of Canada’s highest literary honours, died in 2001.
Russell Peters has sparked laughter in fans around the globe with his race-based comedy. The Brampton, Ont.-born funnyman has also been included (twice) on Forbes magazine’s annual tally of North America’s top-earning comedians.
Ontario born Dr. Roberta Bondar, the first Canadian woman and the world’s first neurologist in space have already won numerous accolades and approximately two dozen honorary doctorates. The Walk of Fame tribute is her latest accolade.
Winnipeg rocker Burton Cummings, lead singer and songwriter of The Guess Who is a rock legend with six Juno Awards, the Order of Canada and some 80 platinum and gold record awards for such hits as American Woman and These Eyes.
Belgrade -born, Toronto-based tennis star Daniel Nestor, is being recognized for his impressive atheletic prowness has won seven Grand Slam events, this year, in June he and partner Max Mirnyi triumphed at the French Open.
Award-winning actress Sandra Oh, who starred in the Oscar-winning film Sideways and perhaps best known for her role as Dr. Christina Yang on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy has spanned her career in television, film and stage. The Ontario -born actress is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada.
Jim Flaherty, federal Minister of Finance, announced $500,000 in funding for Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival in Toronto.
Each year’s laureates receive stars emblazoned with their names that are embedded in a walkway in downtown Toronto’s entertainment district.
The 2011 star-studded gala will take place outside the Elgin Theatre in Toronto on Oct. 1.
The Walk of Fame celebrates exceptional achievements by Canadians in a host of different industries, including music, film and television, sport, science and innovation, literature, theatrical performance and the visual arts.
Moccio, Kreviazuk and her husband Raine Maida are currently working on the Walk of Fame’s theme song.
Past inductees have included early cinema star Mary Pickford, theatre director Robert Lepage, singers Buffy Sainte-Marie and Maureen Forrester, artist Kenojuak Ashevak, comedy troupe Kids in the Hall, author Margaret Atwood, Grammy Awards and TV producer Pierre Cossette, and athletes Ferguson Jenkins and Clara Hughes.
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