Canada’s Walk of Fame announced the first group of Inductees to the Class of 2022 with four exceptional Canadians who have had a profound impact and legacy in their respective fields. The latest Inductees were revealed during the annual Music Under the Stars event held at Casa Loma in Toronto. This year’s first round of inductees include:
- Deborah Cox (Arts and Entertainment) – Award-Winning Canadian Singer, Actress and Broadway Star
- Lionel Conacher (Sports and Athletics) – Canada’s Greatest All-Around Athlete
- Just For Laughs (Arts and Entertainment) – Canada’s International Comedy Institution
- Heather Reisman (Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy) – Canada’s Most Recognized Literacy Advocate
The 2022 Canada’s Walk of Fame Honourees are:
- Arkells – Allan Slaight Music Impact Honour
“This year’s Inductees are emblematic of the Canadian success story. Their impact reaches far beyond Canadian culture and society, but into the echelon of global influence, and they continue to inspire all Canadians,” said Jeffrey Latimer, CEO of Canada’s Walk of Fame.
Additional Inductees will be announced in the coming weeks, representing the organization’s five pillars of recognition: Arts and Entertainment; Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy; Humanitarianism; Science, Technology and Innovation; Sports and Athletics. Inductees will be celebrated at event on December 3rd at Beanfield Centre in Toronto.
Meanwhile, this year’s Music Under the Stars Soiree was hosted by singer-actress Jann Arden and comedian Rick Mercer. The gala featured performances by 2022 inductee Deborah Cox, Grammy-winning R&B singer Thelma Houston, multi-platinum recording artists The Tenors, and jazz vocalist Matt Dusk, and others.