And the 2012 Canada's Walk of Fame Inductees Are...
Our Cheryl Hickey announced the distinguished Canadians who will be honoured on this year's Canada's Walk of Fame today at the Windsor Arms Hotel in Toronto. Almost 30,000 Canadians from 135 countries submitted a nomination and we have the official 2012 list of CWOF inductees below!
It's no surprise that Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan will be honoured as a 2012 CWOF inductee. She has sold over 40 million recordings with five of her albums reaching the Billboard Top 15.
Guess Who else made this year's list? Randy Bachman joins his fellow The Guess Who band member, Burton Cummings, with a star in Toronto's entertainment district.
Toronto native and dance luminary, Sonia Rodriguez, joined the National Ballet of Canada in 1990 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2000. This year, she will be cemented into history on Canada's Walk of Fame.
Legendary CFL quarterback Russ Jackson led the Rough Riders to three Grey Cup wins in 1960, '68 and '69. It's not the first time Russ is being honoured by his home country, in 1970 he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada and three years later he was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
Team Canada 1972 will be honoured to mark the 40th anniversary of one of Canada's most historic sporting events in history. In September 1972, Team Canada and Team USSR took part in the Summit Series between the best hockey powers in the world.
The late actor, comedian and screenwriter, Phil Hartman, will posthumously receive the Cineplex Legends Award.
On Saturday, September 22 at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre these Canadian-born luminaries will be recognized and inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame, airing on Global TV in October (date and time to be announced).