Anne Murray To Host The 12th Annual Walk Of Fame Tribute

Canwest and Canada’s Walk of Fame proudly announce international performer and award-winning singer, Anne Murray, as Host of the 12th Annual Walk of Fame Tribute, also known as The Canada Honours.

Premiering Sunday, September 13th – 9pm ET/PT on Global and SLICETM, the annual star-packed gala event will be held at Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday, September 12 and will feature retrospective videos, special performances and celebrity presenters who will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

“As one of the inaugural inductees, we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect host for this year’s event than Anne Murray,” commented Christine Shipton, SVP, Drama and Factual Content, Global Television. “The amazing line up of talented inductees, with Anne at the helm, guarantees our audience a remarkable evening of entertainment.”

A 1998 Canada’s Walk of Fame recipient, Anne Murray has delighted millions of fans around the world with her signature voice and time honoured songs. Having sold over 54 million recordings, Murray has been recognized by the music industry many times over, including four Grammy Awards, 24 Juno Awards, three American Music Awards and three CMA Awards. She is currently finishing work on her memoirs to be published by Knopf Canada and released by Random House in North America on October 27th.

“Anne Murray’s music has endeared her to millions of Canadians,” said Peter Soumalias, Founding Director, and President of Canada’s Walk of Fame. “Her rich voice is recognized around the world and her timeless songs have become woven into the fabric of our nation’s culture. She is a true ambassador of Canada’s global contribution to music.”

Celebrating its 12th annual ceremony, this year’s tribute will expand Canada’s Walk of Fame’s list of inductees to 124, shining the spotlight on these Canadian icons: musical group Blue Rodeo; actor, the late Raymond Burr; actress Kim Cattrall; rocker Tom Cochrane; designers Dean & Dan Caten (Dsquared2); comedian Howie Mandel; children’s author Robert Munsch and Para-Olympian Chantal Petitclerc.

The two-hour Walk of Fame Tribute / The Canada Honours, is presented to a selection of internationally recognized Canadian luminaries for their lifetime achievements in the fields of music, sport, film and television, as well as the literary, visual and performing arts, science and innovation.

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