Tom the backroads traveller hosts this weekly meme.
Canada's Walk of Fame (French: Allée des célébrités canadiennes) in Toronto, is a walk of fame that acknowledges the achievements and accomplishments of Canadians who have excelled in their respective fields. It is a series of maple leaf-like stars embedded in 13 designated blocks' worth of sidewalks in Toronto in front of Roy Thomson Hall, The Princess of Wales Theatre, and The Royal Alexandra Theatre on King Street as well as Simcoe Street.
The first group was inducted in 1998, and it now includes 204 Canadian activists, scientists, philanthropists, athletes, coaches, actors, directors, writers, producers, musicians, comedians, cartoonists, models and others.
The Tragically Hip, often referred to simply as the Hip, were a Canadian rock band formed in Kingston, Ontario in 1984, consisting of vocalist Gord Downie, guitarist Paul Langlois, guitarist Rob Baker, bassist Gord Sinclair, and drummer Johnny Fay.
UPDATE - Tom sent me a link to a Gord Downie mural in Rochester NY!
Funny enough, there is an exhibition about Gord Downie at Union Station when I was there this week.nt
Click here to read the story of Do Something and Gord Downie's involvement.
Needs no introduction!
Gordon Lightfoot and Bryan Adams
Viola Irene Desmond was a Canadian civil and women's rights activist and businesswoman of Black Nova Scotian descent. In 1946, she challenged racial segregation at a cinema in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia by refusing to leave a whites-only area of the Roseland Theatre.
I like that activists were included in the Walk of Fame.ReplyDelete
Of everyone in there I'd probably take issue with Russell Peters being deserving of it. I've never found him funny.ReplyDelete
...know the name Gord Downie. Check this out.ReplyDelete
Oh, Tom, thanks for the link to this!! I am going to add it to my post!Delete