Michael Bublé, Shawn Mendes Add Music To Canada's Walk Of Fame
A patriotic Michael Bublé was in fine form Saturday in Toronto as he and six other distinguished Canadians were inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.
"We are a little of everything," the jazz-pop crooner from said on the red carpet.
"We are 200 beautiful languages and six beautiful time zones, and we're funny and dirty and kind and compassionate and subversive. We are everything.
"I think I just wrote a song," he concluded with a laugh. "I think I just did."
He went on to add that "My culture and my Canadian heritage is what I think separates me from many others and gives me a great chance at success, each place I go," said the hit-maker, who's set to perform in Las Vegas on New Year's Day.
"It's a weird thing. Though we feel like the underdogs sometimes, I think we're the ones that are the favourites and I think sometimes the only ones who know that are us and that's OK."
The other inductees at the annual awards gala included hockey broadcasters Don Cherry and Ron MacLean, actress Wendy Crewson, three-time Olympic medallist Silken Laumann, and award-winning author Lawrence Hill (brother to Dan).
The late actor Lorne Greene, known for his TV roles in "Bonanza'' and "Battlestar Galactica," received a posthumous honour.
Teen superstar Shawn Mendes got a special award — the Allan Slaight honour for a young Canadian making a positive impact in the music industry. The award comes with a $10,000 honorarium. The award was presented to him by actor Jason Priestley who hosted the event.
The induction ceremony will be televised Dec. 17th on Global.