September 29, 2015 - 7:00 PM
TORONTO - Hockey broadcasters Don Cherry and Ron MacLean will cement their legacies away from the ice with a shared star on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto.
"They are loved from coast to coast," Canada's Walk of Fame CEO Melanie Hurley said of the longtime "Coach's Corner" commentators.
"It would be only fitting to honour them together."
Cherry, MacLean and pop crooner Michael Buble were among the seven Canadians named to the 2015 induction class at an event in Toronto on Tuesday.
The trio were chosen along with retired rower and three-time Olympic medallist Silken Laumann and award-winning author Lawrence Hill, whose acclaimed novel "The Book of Negroes" was recently adapted for a CBC/BET miniseries.
The late actor Lorne Greene, who starred on "Bonanza" and "Battlestar Galactica," will receive a posthumous honour.
Also among the 2015 inductees is award-winning TV and film actress Wendy Crewson ("24," "Saving Hope") who was on hand for the announcement.
The Hamilton native said it was particularly meaningful to be named to the induction class with Greene. She recalled an award she received in his name while studying drama at Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., which was bestowed upon promising newcomers.
"It's always been tremendously meaningful to me to tell the stories of great Canadian women, and that is the thing that sort of feeds me," said Crewson, who won a best actress Gemini for her portrayal of right-to-die advocate Sue Rodriguez in the 1998 TV movie "At the End of the Day: The Sue Rodriguez Story."
"It's particularly meaningful to be recognized here in Canada because being Canadian is at the heart of who I am and what I do. It informs all of my choices.
"I feel very fortunate that I was able to go down to the States and build a career there, but this is where I live."
Shawn Mendes will be receiving a special award from Canada's Walk of Fame. The teen singer-songwriter has been selected as the recipient of the Allan Slaight honour, presented each year to a young Canadian making a positive impact in the music industry. The award comes with a $10,000 honorarium and will be presented during the upcoming Canada's Walk of Fame gala.
Jason Priestley will return as host of this year's induction ceremony, which will be held in Toronto on Nov. 7 and televised on Dec. 17 on Global.
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