Canada’s walk of fame announces the 2014 inductees
Musician Jeff Healey, actors Rachel McAdams and Ryan Reynolds, and Olympic hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser are among the latest inductees to Canada’s Walk of Fame. Americana innovators the Band will also get a star, as will Louise Arbour, former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.
The inductees will be celebrated at a red carpet and awards show at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on Oct. 18, which will be televised on Global and Slice on Dec. 19 at 8 p.m.
Canada’s Walk of Fame celebrates Canadians who have achieved excellence in a variety of areas, ranging from music and film to sports, science, innovation and literature.
Honorees’ names are engraved on stars, which are then displayed on the sidewalks of King Street West and Simcoe Street in downtown Toronto.
R&B singer the Weeknd would receive the Allan Slaight Award at the event.
The annual award recognizes “young, inspirational Canadians who have achieved international success” and comes with a $100,000 honorarium.