Canwest and Canada’s Walk of Fame announced today that an amazing roster of Canadian musicians will perform during the Tribute Show this weekend. The glamorous event will take place at Toronto’s Canon Theatre.
In addition to honouring seven great Canadians, the Tribute Show airing Wednesday, October 20 – 9pm ET/PT on Global and SliceTM will feature performances by Juno winners Jully Black, Hawksley Workman and Alex Cuba; this year’s recipient of the inaugural Allan Slaight Award Nikki Yanofsky plus, Canada’s Walk of Fame class of 2001 inductee and music icon Burton Cummings.
“When we gather to acknowledge the achievements of our homegrown shining stars, it’s a magical event,” said Christine Shipton, SVP, Drama and Factual Content, Canwest Broadcasting. “This year’s celebration is made even more special by the addition of these incredible artists who wish to add their personal touch to the tributes, and we look forward to sharing the night with Global and SliceTM audiences nationwide.”
“The experience of live music performances adds to the excitement of the Canada’s Walk of Fame Tribute from year to year,” said Peter Soumalias, President and CEO, Canada’s Walk of Fame. “Having these five, internationally renowned artists share the stage in honour of this year’s inductees is sure to leave a memorable mark on the show.”
Howie Mandel hosts the 13th annual Canada’s Walk of Fame event on Saturday, October 16th honouring musician David Clayton-Thomas; singer Nelly Furtado; magician, the late Doug Henning; Olympian Clara Hughes; actor Eric McCormack; author Farley Mowat; and actor Sarah Polley.
The two-hour Canada’s Walk Of Fame show pays tribute 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.