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TORONTO — Actor Ryan Reynolds, Rachel McAdams and The Band and are among the inductees announced Tuesday for Canada’s Walk of Fame.
They will be honoured next month along with hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser, former UN high commissioner for human rights Louise Arbour, and the late musician Jeff Healey.
“Each have impacted Canada’s social and cultural heritage across the country and around the world,” said Melanie Hurley, CEO of Canada’s Walk of Fame, in a release.
“They are inspiring and remind us that anything can be achieved with hard work, dedication, passion and integrity. They are ambassadors of Canada and instill pride in our country.”
Reynolds, 37, was named to Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2011 but was never formally inducted because he was unable to attend the ceremony.
His movies include the upcoming made-in-Ontario drama The Captive as well as Safe House, The Change-Up, Green Lantern and The Proposal.
McAdams, 35, was born in London, Ont. and currently lives in Toronto. Her credits include made-in-Toronto films Mean Girls, The Time Traveler’s Wife and The Vow as well as The Notebook, Midnight in Paris and Sherlock Holmes.
She will be shooting Spotlight in Toronto from early October to mid-November.
The Band, whose members included Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel and Robbie Robertson.
Manuel died in 1986, Danko died in 1999 and Helm died in 2012.
The Band was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The group also received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.
Wickenheiser, 36, is a native of Saskatchewan who led Canada’s women’s hockey team to four Olympic gold medals and one silver.
Montreal’s Arbour, 67, was a Supreme Court of Canada judge and former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda before assuming her role at the United Nations.
Healey, a respected rock and blues guitarist, died in 2008 after a battle with cancer. He was 41.
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The induction gala will be held Oct. 18 in Toronto and will be broadcast as a two-hour special on Global and Slice on Dec. 19.
Over 50,000 nominations were received from 150 countries, according to organizers.
Canada’s Walk of Fame, founded in 1998, honours people who have excelled in music, film, television, literature, visual and performing arts, science and innovation and sports.
They must have been born in Canada or spent their formative years in the country; have a minimum of 10 years of experience in their field; and have had a national or international impact.
Past recipients include singer Celine Dion, actor Jim Carrey, rock band Guess Who, filmmaker David Cronenberg and supermodel Linda Evangelista.
Global is a sponsor of Canada’s Walk of Fame.