Eugene Levy to host Canada’s Walk of Fame

by W. Andrew Powell

Funny guy Eugene Levy has been tapped to host CTV’s 2007 Canada’s Walk of Fame event, to be held on Saturday, June 9 at Toronto’s Hummingbird Centre. Known for his role as a comedic actor, a producer, and a writer and director, the 2006 Walk of Fame inductee will be on hand to celebrate the achievements of some of Canada’s best-loved entertainers.

Peter Soumalias, the Founder, CEO and President of Canada’s Walk of Fame, complimented Levy, saying, “Eugene is a warm and generous person who, through wit and self-deprecating charm will set the right tone for the broadcast.”

“It’s such an incredible honour to be hosting the show this year, considering I have absolutely no wrestling experience,” said Levy.

Established in 1998, Canada’s Walk of Fame honours icons from the arts, entertainment, and sports with an annual event, which has been broadcast on CTV for the past 3 years. To date, 101 Canadians have been inducted into the ranks of honourees, including Pamela Anderson, Jann Arden, Brendan Fraser, and Alex Trebek, to name but a few. Each inductee gets their name immortalized in blocks placed into the sidewalks of Toronto’s entertainment district.

Eight new inductees for this year’s Walk of Fame will be announced on March 6, and CTV will announce the date the show will air on TV in the weeks before the event.

Check out for more on the event, and previous inductees.

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