Clap for Him: Drake Honored By Canadian Walk of Fame

Music

By: Vibe / August 18, 2011

With his sophomore album on the way as well as his birthday, Drake has a lot to celebrate this coming October. Adding to a list of celebratory events, at the beginning of October this Young Money solider will be inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame, receiving the Allan Slaight Award.

The award is given to a young person in the country who makes a difference in the fields of sports, innovation, music, literature, film, visual or performing arts in philanthropy. He will be presented with the award on October 1st,2011 and will receive a 10,000 honorarium which he plans to donate to Dixon Hall, a center catered to helping the low-income communities around Toronto.

“I am a proud Canadian, and I am grateful to Canada’s Walk of Fame and the Slaight Foundation for this award,” Drizzy said in a press release.

“Each one of our inductees has made their mark on Canada’s colorful landscape and helped define to the world what it means to be Canadian. We are thrilled to honor and celebrate our inductees’ dedication and passion to both their craft and community at this year’s ceremony,” stated Peter Soumalias, President and Founding Director, Canada’s Walk of Fame.

The award ceremony will be held at Toronto’s Elgin Theater where each inductee will receive their award in the field of either sports, music, film, television and many more. Drake will join a prestigious group of 131 inductees. Celebrating the 2011 inductees, the ceremony will air on Canadian TV networks Global and Slice and will feature celebrity guests and performers. Congrats Drake! – Tyler McDermott