Canada’s Walk of Fame 2016 gala is happening today, with six more celebrated Canadians receiving the prestigious honour of being inducted. This year’s inductees are:
Jason Priestley — star of Global’s crime drama “Private Eyes,” the former “Beverly Hills, 90210” star continues to expand his career in front of the camera and behind it, where he’s been building up an impressive array of credits as a director.
Jeanne Beker — Canada’s resident fashionista is a TV personality, fashion designer, author and newspaper columnist.
Darryl Sittler — NHL legend who was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1970 and named team captain in 1975, subsequently continuing his career with the Philadelphia Flyers and the Detroit Red Wings.
Deepa Mehta — Canadian film director best known for her “Elements” trilogy, consisting of “Fire”, “Earth” and “Water”.
Corey Hart – singer-songwriter whose chart-topping hits include “Sunglasses and Night” and “Never Surrender”.
Al Waxman – character actor best known for his starring role in CBC sitcom “The King of Kensington”, Waxman passed away in 2001 with a body of onscreen work including roles in TV series including “Cagney & Lacey” and “Twice in a Lifetime”.
In addition, this year’s recipient of the Allan Slaight Award (which recognizes outstanding achievement in the pursuit of the impossible) will go to country singer Brett Kissel, who recently released the single “Cool with That”.
This year’s Canada’s Walk of Fame gala is being held on Thurday, October 6, with the festivities to be broadcast Sunday, December 18 on Global.