Top Canada Walk Of Fame Inductees This Year

Six distinguished Canadians were inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame, and the honourees run the gamut from musicians to comedians and writers.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Here are the top Canada Walk of Fame inductees this year for 2011.


Russell Peters

The hilarious funnyman who hosted this year's Gemini Awards showed up to walk the red carpet with his 10-month-old daughter, the first time he's brought his little girl to an event. "It's very surreal because when I said I wanted to be successful I just meant, 'Make a living,' I didn't really think, 'Get a star,' I didn't think, 'Have people know my name,'" Peters said later that day, as reported by The Canadian Press. He's been nominated for four Geminis and appears in four flicks this year alone.


Burton Cummings

Musician Burton Cummings, who hails from the 'Peg, was the lead singer and keyboardist for the iconic Canadian band The Guess Who, and went on to also boast a successful solo career. He's worked on a total of 10 albums over the course of his career and now he can brag about having a star on Canada's Walk of Fame.


Sandra Oh

The crusty yet hilarious Cristina on the popular primetime show "Grey's Anatomy" is also known for her role in the movie "Sideways," which won the Oscar in 2004. A Nepean, Ontario native, Oh was excited to meet Cummings at the Walk of Fame celebrations last Saturday. "It's just quite hilarious and odd and I never thought that this would happen," she told The Canadian Press.


Roberta Bondar

Astronaut Dr. Roberta Bondar was not only the first Canadian woman in space but she was also the very first neurologist in space too. She has been internationally recognized for pioneering space medicine research and she is also an author, educator, and renowned landscape photographer.


Daniel Nestor

This tennis star from Toronto has amassed 73 ATP Tour doubles titles including seven Grand Slam events, two mixed doubles Grand Slam titles, as well as three Masters Cup Doubles titles. Daniel Nestor also participated in the 1996, 2000, and 2004 Games, bringing home gold at the Sydney Olympics.


Mordecai Richler

Celebrated author Mordecai Richler passed away in 2001 just after becoming a Companion of the Order of Canada. The controversial writer's work included numerous novels, essays, short stories, children’s books, and hundreds of journalistic articles published in Canada, the U.S. and Britain. His most successful novels include "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" (1959), "St. Urbain’s Horseman" (1971; Governor General's Literary Award), "Solomon Gursky Was Here" (1990; Commonwealth Writers' Prize, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize), and "Barney’s Version" (1997; Giller Prize for Fiction, Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humor).


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