A new batch of Canadian talent will be inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame this afternoon in Toronto. The Ceremony will be live-streamed on ET Canada.
Jeanne Beker started her career as an actress and transitioned into radio and TV as a co-host of TheNewMusic, and entertainment anchor on CityPulse News. She went on to host Fashion Television for 27 years.
Corey Hart is recognized as one of Canada’s most successful singer-songwriters selling over 16 million records world-wide. His video Sunglasses at Night became a staple on MTV in the summer of 1984. Eric Clapton played guitar on Corey’s debut album “First Offense”.
Deepa Mehta is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker. She is best known for her Elemental Trilogy: Earth, Fire, Water. The latter earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.
Jason Priestley’s career started with his role as Brandon Walsh on Beverly Hills, 90210. Since then, he’s got a laundry list of credits for acting, producing and directing. His documentary about the Barenaked Ladies, Barenaked in America, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this year and was recognized as a turning point of fame for the band.
Darryl Sittler started his hockey career as part of the Ontario Hockey Association’s London Knights and was selected as the Leafs’ first pick and eighth over-all in the 1970 Entry Draft. Hee became the second-youngest captain in Maple Leafs’ team history at just 24 years old. In 1976, he scored six goals and four assists to set an NHL single-game points record, which still stands today.
Al Waxman, a.k.a. “The King”, has more than 1000 radio, television, film and theatre productions under his belt. He starred in Canada’s most successful TV series to date, King of Kensington. There is a statue of him standing in Kensington Market.