Shaw Media and Canada’s Walk of Fame proudly announced today the return of Jason Priestley as Host of the upcoming 2015Canada’s Walk of Fame show. The beloved Vancouver-born actor/director will emcee the star-studded tribute to iconic Canadians, airing Thursday, December 17 at8pm ET/PT on Global.
The 2015 Canada’s Walk of Fame inductees will be announced from Toronto tomorrow, Tuesday, September 29 at 1pm ET, in an event Hosted by ET Canada’s Cheryl Hickey. For the first time, Canada’s Walk of Fame and Shaw Media are live streaming the 2015 inductee announcement, featuring a surprise appearance from one of this year’s inductees, nationwide on GlobalNews.ca and ETCanada.com.
“It has been an honour for Global to broadcast the Canada’s Walk of Fame show for nine years, and we’re thrilled to have the exceptional talents of Jason Priestley return to the forefront of the celebration this year,” said Phil Piazza, VP Global TV, Marketing, Digital & Content Acquisitions, Shaw Media. “Jason’s charisma complements all of the humorous and heartfelt moments featured in the broadcast’s spotlight on outstanding Canadians and their accomplishments.”
“We’re thrilled that Jason will be returning to host our show once again this year,” said Melanie Hurley, CEO, Canada’s Walk of Fame. “He radiates the pride we all share in celebrating the achievements of great Canadians.”
Actor, director, producer and author, Priestley has enjoyed a robust and diverse career in entertainment. Best known for playing the charming Brandon Walsh on Beverly Hills 90210, Priestley is a seasoned actor and has received multiple awards including a Canadian Screen Award for “Best Comedy Actor” in 2014 for his role on Call Me Fitz. His talent on screen translated to a passion behind the camera, spending a significant portion of his career directing numerous episodes of hit programs like Rookie Blue, Saving Hope and Haven. Jason is about to start production on his new series, The Code, airing on Global next year.
“I’m proud to return to the stage this year to pay homage to our country’s most exceptional talents,” said Priestley. “There are so many prolific Canadians excelling in their fields, and this show is the premiere platform to celebrate and showcase their outstanding achievements.”
The 2015 Canada’s Walk of Fame show brings the country’s most notable Canadians together, with show-stopping performances and heartfelt tributes, to honour individuals for their achievements in fields, including music, sports, film and television, literary, visual and performing arts, science, innovation, philanthropy and social justice. Presenters and performers for this year’s show will be revealed in the coming weeks. Canada’s Walk of Fame 2015 is produced by Insight Productions.
Tickets to the star-studded inductee ceremony on November 7, 2015 start from $29.50 and are available through the Sony Centre beginning Tuesday, September 29 at 1pm ET. To purchase tickets, visit sonycentre.ca or call1-855-872-SONY (1-855-872-7669).
For information on the 2015 Canada’s Walk of Fame inductees, stream the inductee announcement live tomorrow at 1pm at Globalnews.ca and ETCanada.com.