Who Should be on the Mississauga Walk of Fame?
Since Mississauga is indeed a big city—the sixth largest in Canada, in fact—it's no secret that it's been home to a number of accomplished and impressive residents.
Some locals have done incredible things in sports, music, politics and philanthropy and for that reason, they deserve to be honored.
The team behind the newly-formed and very prestigious Legends Row, a organization that seeks to honor Mississauga's best and brightest, recently announced that nominations are now open for the next group of Mississaugans who will be selected as recipients of the 2017 crystal Legends Row Award on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017.
"Legends Row profiles leading citizens who have accomplished great things and made a contribution to the betterment of not only our city, but indeed Canada, and in some cases, around the world," organizers say. "Through their actions and deeds, pride and spirit has been introduced to our community. They are special citizens, some widely known, others not household names, but the common thread amongst all of them is that their talents and accomplishments we hope will influence and inspire our leaders of tomorrow."
Some past recipients include Streetsville-raised band Billy Talent, athlete Fran Rider and local hockey legend Paul Coffey.
"This is the highest honour a citizen of Mississauga can receive", says Ron Duquette, president and founding director of Mississauga Legends Row. "We are looking forward to hearing from the residents throughout this great city to find out who they feel should receive this distinguished award. And we've made the process relatively easy by simply going to our web site."
You can nominate someone here.
"All nominations will be assessed by an independent committee called the "Community Advisory Circle," Duquette said. "This group of 10 individuals representing organizations covering all facets of life in our city will then present their selections to the Board of Directors of Legends Row who will make the final decision for the 2017 Inductees to Mississauga's new "'Walk of Fame.'"
Located at the Jubilee Garden on Celebration Square, the Walk of Fame was unveiled earlier this year and is comprised of permanent totems celebrating Legends Row honorees.
Mississauga's Walk of Fame Inductees and their families and friends stroll through Legends Row on Opening Day, June 3, 2017.
Those submitting on-line selections will have until midnight, Monday, Sept. 11 to make their choices in the seven categories available. There are no restrictions as to the number of nominations made by any one individual.
To learn more about Legends Row, click here.