Canada’s Walk Of Fame @The Sony Centre (Sat. Dec. 1st ,2018)

Photography By A.J.Lam
Videography by Ben Gibson
Interviews by Jesse Read

Saturday, December 1 was a star studded night to remember at the Sony Centre, where nine iconic Canadians were inducted into the Walk of Fame for excellence in their respective fields.

Olympic medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, actor/director Seth Rogen , musician Andy Kim, actress/comedian Andrea Martin, musician Leonard Cohen, singer Jessie Reyez, businessman, Jim Pattinson and retired astronaut Chris Hadfield were among those who received a star on the Walk of Fame in Toronto’s entertainment district.

Among these nine inductees, it was a most fortuitous night for Andrea Martin, having very recently received her Canadian Citizenship, just in time to receive this prestigious honour alongside her peers.

 

With all this recognition, there was much gratitude from the recipients; Virtue said she hopes her and Moir’s 21-year partnership on the ice has inspired a new generation of Canadian athletes. Andy Kim and Jimmy Pattison expressed how honoured they are to be inductees for their achievements, but most especially thankful for being Canadian.

The evening began on the red carpet, where the new stars were unveiled. Rogen received his star along with his childhood best friend and writing partner Evan Goldberg. Very fitting for the pair, who grew up together in Vancouver. Great music was also a highlight of the award show, featuring performances from Canadian talent including the Bare Naked Ladies. Ed Robertson, the band’s lead singer, said the group wrote a song for Hadfield, who retired in 2013, to perform during the show.

 

Not only was this a night to commemorate exceptional Canadians, it also marked a new chapter of space exploration. For on the following Monday, Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques was set to be launched to the International Space Station on a six-month mission.

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We would like to thank KWT Global for the invitation to this event.