Tuesday, October 27, 2009
BC ENTERTAINMENT HALL OF FAME BRONZE PLAQUES INSTALLED ON GRANVILLE ST.
– Elizabeth Ball, President of the Board of Directors
of the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame, announced
“We’re gleaming on Granville Street!”
On Monday, The B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame installed the Stars for beloved band leader Dal Richards and Ball, the first of many new bronze plaques in the renewed Granville Street Project!
Dal placed a signed saxophone reed under his plaque, and even did a little impromptu playing for passersby.
The beautiful new permanent bronze plaques are a wonderful way to acknowledge the fine contributions made by remarkable performing artists in British Columbia. Both local citizens and tourists alike appreciate the opportunity to learn more about the rich history of British Columbia’s entertainment industry.
The B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame honours British Columbians who have made an outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry here, in Canada and abroad. The Hall was inaugurated in 1994 and currently includes almost 300 inductees. The Hall features the STARWALK along Granville near the Orpheum, the Ticketmaster-sponsored Starwall Gallery and the Pioneer Plaque in the Orpheum lobby, scholarships for students,and the member’s website.
For a complete list of members, check the STARWALK icon on the Orpheum website at vancouver.ca/theatres. The B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame is a non–profit society funded by donations from the public, from our tours and annual productions in the Orpheum Theatre.
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For more information, contact: Steve Duncan, Media Contact