Canada’s Walk of Fame has announced the 2017 Inductees who represent the organization’s five pillars of recognition.
Ted Rogers, founder of Rogers Communications, is one of the five figures who will be honoured at the Beyond Famous Gala on November 15th at the Liberty Grand in Toronto.
Below are the 2017 Canada’s Walk of Fame Inductees and the pillars they represent:
- Ted Rogers (Business and Entrepreneurship) – communications pioneer and visionary business leader
- David Suzuki (Science and Technology) – scientist, broadcaster, author and global environmental activist
- Donovan Bailey (Sports and Athletics) – renowned sprinter and two-time Olympic champion in the 100-metre and 4×100-metre relay, three-time world record holder and three-time world champion
- Viola Desmond (Philanthropy and Humanities)– civil-rights pioneer who will also be featured on the Canadian $10 bill in 2018
- Anna Paquin (Arts and Entertainment) – Academy Award-winning film and TV actress (X-Men, True Blood)
Ted Rogers founded Rogers Communications in 1960 and died in 2008 due to heart failure.
Rogers has grown to become one of the most powerful media and telecom players in Canada with assets wireless, home phone, internet, publishing, TV and professional sports with the Toronto Blue Jays. In addition, Rogers is a major shareholder of MLSE, which owns Toronto Maple Leaf, Toronto Raptors, and Toronto FC soccer team.
Source: Canada’s Walk of Fame