The Italian Walk Of Fame-Wed.,May 28th, 2014@Royal Theatre+Riviera Parque Banquet Hall


By Alvin Wong+Bill Kwan
The 6th Annual Italian Walk Of Fame event on Wednesday May 28th, 2014 was a two part celebration of the inductees with a red carpet ceremony unveiling in Little Italy, College Street’s-Regal Theatre in Toronto, home to the largest community of Italians outside of Italy comes the world’s first and only Italian Walk of Fame (IWOF). Located in the heart of Toronto’s famous downtown tourist destination known as “Little Italy,” and co-founded by Jimi Bertucci and Marisa Beaco Lang, the IWOF pays tribute to the extraordinary achievements of Italians in all fields with stars placed permanently and prominently in the sidewalk. http://italianwalkoffame.com/#sthash.P8AekOUM.dpuf The second part was an Awards Gala at the Riviera Parque Banquet & Convention Centre in Vaughan with a Cocktail & VIP Reception Dinner.
The Italian Walk of Fame partnered with Autism Canada Foundation to raise funds through the Induction event in their fight against an illness which affects families everywhere. For more information: http://www.autismontario.com/client/aso/ao.nsf/Toronto/Chapter+-+Contacts

The Inductees:
Joe Mantegna – Award winning actor and star of hit TV show Criminal Minds
Gino Vannelli – Multi Juno Award winning singer/songwriter and musician
Andy Donato – Renowned political cartoonist and artist
Joseph Mancinelli – LiUNA Vice President and Central & Eastern Canada Regional Manager