MISSISSAUGA MUSIC WALK OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2022 INDUCTEES
The Mississauga Music Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Sept 11 at 11:00am at Memorial Park’s Gazebo Stage in Port Credit Ontario. The public is welcome to come and help honour these Internationally renowned Canadians with their roots in Mississauga.
Alessia Cara was born in Mississauga and raised in Brampton On. Her debut studio album, Know-It-All (2015), peaked at number 8 on the Canadian Albums Chart and at number 9 on the Billboard 200. She has received nominations for four GRAMMY Awards, winning the GRAMMY for Best New Artist in 2018. She was nominated for Song of the Year and Record of the Year at the Latin GRAMMYS for her collaboration with Juanes on “Querer Mejor”. Her second studio album, The Pains of Growing released in 2018, won a Juno Award for Album of the Year and Juno Award for Pop Album of the Year and she also won a Juno for Songwriter of the Year. Her third album, In the Meantime was released on September 24, 2021 to positive reviews.
Don Mills is a multi-platinum and Grammy nominated record producer, songwriter, and musician from Mississauga where he has resided for over 20 yrs. He has worked with a variety of artists and groups, most notably #1 Billboard 100 album “Death Race For Love” by Juice WRLD, Klingande, Givēon, Maroon 5, Cordae, J. Cole, RUSS, Alessia Cara, FitoBlanko, and Rea Garvey among others.
The Mississauga Music Walk of Fame is located in Port Credit Memorial Park in South Mississauga Ontario. It was founded in 2012 by the late Mississauga City Councillor Jim Tovey, a former rock musician who received his own star on The Walk following his untimely death in 2017.
The Mississauga Music Walk of Fame honours local musicians who have made a significant impact on the city, Music Industry builders and innovators, and Mississauga’s very own International Superstars.
In 2012, Councillor Tovey and the founding Walk of Fame Committee comprised of local music historians and enthusiasts John Stewart, Mike Beggs and Ric Cooper and performer/producer Patti Jannetta joined with the Port Credit BIA, the Southside Shuffle Blues Festival, sponsors and enthusiastic supporters to bring the first Mississauga Music Walk of Fame to life. Inducted that first year were, the great Oscar Peterson, the legendary Ronnie Hawkins, opera singer Krisztina Szabo, and Triumph drummer and industry entrepreneur Gil Moore.
What a way to kick off a Walk of Fame!
Since then we have seen the induction of stars such as Gil Moore and Rik Emmett from Triumph, Denny Doherty from Mamas and Papas, Jeff Healey, Liberty Silver, Randy Lennox former President Bell Media, Phil X from Bon Jovi many more. These are all internationally renowned individuals with interesting stories and remarkable careers.
Please take the opportunity to visit the Mississauga Music Walk of Fame. Now it its 10th year with 29 Inductees’ names forever engraved on granite plaques installed in the walking path of Memorial Park, Port Credit, the musical hub of Mississauga.
The Walk of Fame Committee wishes to thank all sponsors, funders, volunteers and the public for their support and look forward to welcoming you to the 2021 Mississauga Music Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony on Sunday Sept 12th at 11am.
COMING TO THE MISSISSAUGA MUSIC WALK OF FAME IN 2021 AND BEYOND WILL BE AN INNOVATIVE, EXCITING, AND GAMECHANGING EXPERIENCE DEVELOPED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE COMPUTER SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY DEPT AT SHERIDAN COLLEGE
IMAGINE STANDING OVER THE STAR OF THE LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST OSCAR PETERSON, YOU HAVE THE MISSISSAUGA MUSIC WALK OF FAME APP ON YOUR IPHONE, IPAD, OR ANDROID DEVICE AND YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR. YOU SIMPLY HOVER YOUR CAMERA OVER THE STAR AND VOILA!! MUSIC, PHOTOS, AND VIDEO, WITH HISTORICAL DATA….WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE?
WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO INITIALLY DEMONSTRATE THIS ENHANCED WALK EXPERIENCE AT THE 2021 MISSISSAUGA MUSIC WALK OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY ON SEPT 12TH AT 11AM AS PART OF THE TIM HORTON’S SOUTHSIDE SHUFFLE.
THIS UNIQUE EXPERIENCE WILL BE GROUND BREAKING, EXCITING, AND WILL LEAD THE COUNTRY WITH TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION
WHO WE ARE
Cliff Hunt, Chair
Don McVie, Vice Chair /Treasurer
Patti Jannetta, Secretary / Director
Joey Cee, Director
Jack Sloggett, Director