Beker, Mehta, Priestley, Sittler Among Canada’s Walk of Fame Inductees
Six Canucks will take their places on Canada’s Walk of Fame today, their names forever enshrined on the streets of Toronto for all to see. That is, until a good ol’ fashioned Canadian blizzard blankets them under two feet of snow—apropos, really, both for a wintery nation and one that, while proud of its talent, doesn’t take itself too seriously.
The inductees include former Toronto Maple Leaf and NHL Hall of Famer Darryl Sittler, 66, filmmaker Deepa Mehta, 66, Beverly Hills 90210 star Jason Priestley, 47, fashion journalist and former Zoomer cover subject Jeanne Beker, 64, rocker Corey Hart, 54, and the late King of Kensington, Al Waxman.
A slew of star-studded presenters will also take part in the ceremony, including Margaret Trudeau—mother of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, wife of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and a recent Zoomer cover subject—24 star Kiefer Sutherland, astronaut Roberta Bondar, former champion tennis player Chris Evert, Waxman’s Cagney & Lacey co-star Sharon Gless and former Toronto Maple Leaf and moustache-master Lanny MacDonald.
The festivities, which air on Global Television on Dec. 18, 2016, take place tonight (October 6) at the Allstream Centre in Toronto.