Walk of Fame bash celebrates David Suzuki, Donovan Bailey, Anna Paquin
Scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster David Suzuki is pictured in a Toronto hotel room, on Monday November 11 , 2016. Canada's Walk of Fame adds environmentalist Suzuki and sprinter Donovan Bailey to its ranks with a splashy gala tonight.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Codi Wilson, CP24.com
Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:00AM EST
TORONTO - Canada's Walk of Fame adds environmentalist David Suzuki, sprinter Donovan Bailey, and actress Anna Paquin to its ranks tonight with a splashy gala.
The annual bash will also posthumously induct civil-rights pioneer Viola Desmond, business leader Ted Rogers, and country crooner Stompin' Tom Connors.
Suzuki says he'll be thinking of his late parents as he accepts the honour, which recognizes his efforts to champion the environment while making science accessible to average Canadians.
The 81-year-old says the issues facing the planet are as urgent as ever, and he urges Canadians to embrace sustainable living.
This year's gala is expected to be broadcast next year, but a spokesman says no date has yet been set.
Global will air a one-hour retrospective special Dec. 3, hosted by "Will & Grace" star Eric McCormack.