Last night, six of Canada's biggest stars were officially inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame at a star-studded ceremony in Toronto. Jason Priestley, Jeanne Beker, Corey Hart, Deepa Mehta, Darryl Sittler and Al Waxman were recognized for their immeasurable influence and impact in their professional fields.
Singer-songwriter Corey Hart told the CBC that receiving a star was a career-defining moment. "There's nothing that comes close to it. This is the most meaningful career event of my life."
Margaret Trudeau, Tatiana Maslany, hockey legend Lanny McDonald, celebrity stylist Brad Goreski, Sharon Glass, tennis star Chris Evert and Canada's first female astronaut Roberta Bondar were on hand to help honour their friends and mentors.
Vancouver's Jason Priestley was thrilled to be recognized on home soil for his contribution to acting and directing and hopes that the country's youth, no matter where they are from, know that dreams can come true. "So you're from Thunder Bay, so you're from Bella Coola, British Columbia — it doesn't matter."
The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star and his wife Naomi brought their adorable kids Dashiell, 7, and nine-year-old Ava to the ceremony, where they stole the show on the red carpet.
Speaking with Maurie Sherman from Kiss 92.5's Roz & Mocha Show, the youngsters tried their best to explain what "being famous" means. "You get a college degree for acting and you make it on TV and you get to do like movies and you get to be famous," said Ava, with her younger brother chiming in that even though it's cool to have a busy famous father, it has a downside. "He's always out. He only stays for like two or one day, or three!"
The 2016 Canada's Walk of Fame ceremony will air Dec. 18 on Global.