Avril Lavigne has earned a place on Canada’s most prestigious boulevard, joining the likes of Céline Dion, Michael Bublé, and Jim Carrey.
As part of the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Walk of Fame, the nation’s pop-punk princess has been inducted.
In a statement, Jeffrey Latimer, CEO of Canada’s Walk of Fame, said: “For 25 years, Canada’s Walk of Fame has celebrated more than 200 Inductions, honouring some of the most accomplished, significant, and inspirational trailblazers, record-breakers, change-makers, and superstars of the world—who we are so fortunate and proud to call as Canadians.
The singer-songwriter who gained notoriety with tunes like “Complicated” and “Sk8er Boi” will be one of the noteworthy Canadians it acknowledges as part of the Walk of Fame’s 25th anniversary celebrations.
Avril Lavigne thanked Canada for including her into this years Walk of Fame with a touching video on Twitter.
In addition to receiving a plaque on the Walk of Fame in downtown Toronto in honour of a career spanning five decades, Tantoo Cardinal, a prolific Cree/Metis actress, will also appear in Martin Scorsese’s forthcoming film “Killers of the Flower Moon.”
A special celebration honouring the centennial of Canada’s Walk of Fame is scheduled for December 2 and will appear on CTV at a later time.
Connor McDavid, a star in the NHL, and Rick Mercer, a TV pundit, were already named as this year’s inductees by the organization.
In the upcoming months, it promises to unveil additional inductees.