Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Inductees Announced

Elizabeth Ball, President of the Board of Directors of the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame today announced seven new members to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, located at the Orpheum in downtown Vancouver.
The following new members will officially be inducted into STARWALK at a ceremony on June 27, 2010.

The new inductees include:
Dave Abbott - Radio
Bruce Greenwood - Theatre/Film/TV
Susan Jacks - Music
Bruce Kellett - Music/Theatre
Bruce Pullan - Music
Donna Spencer - Theatre
Jon Washburn - Music

Plaques honouring the new inductees will be embedded in the sidewalk along Granville Street's Entertainment Row along with the other current members of the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame. Their photos will be mounted in the STARWALL Gallery in the Orpheum lobby.
The following new members will officially be added to Pioneer Honour Roll at a ceremony on June 27, 2010.

The new members include:
Norman Campbell - TV/Radio
Bill Davis - Film/TV
Blu Mankuma - Theatre/Film/TV
Micki Maunsell - Theatre/TV
Lola McLaughlin - Dance
Lloyd Nicholson - Theatre
Miles Ramsay - Music
David Ross - Theatre
Bobby Taylor - Music
Ann Wheeler - Film
John Wright - Theatre

The BC Entertainment Hall of Fame honours British Columbians who have made an outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry here, in Canada and abroad. It was inaugurated in 1994 and currently includes more than 180 inductees. Members are included in STARWALK, a parade of plaques embedded in the sidewalk near the Orpheum along both sides of Granville from Robson to Nelson. Their photos are displayed in the Ticketmaster-sponsored Starwall Gallery in the Orpheum lobby.

Pioneers are acknowledged in the lobby and on our website. Vancouver Favourites, another program that honours artists with plaques on the wall at the Orpheum Stage Door, includes international performers who have won the hearts of Vancouverites through frequent appearances here. The Society’s Historic Venues category pays tribute to legendary entertainment sites that have been integral to our City through plaques at their current or former locations. A Hall of Fame Scholarship Program assists the city’s emerging ‘Stars of Tomorrow.’ For a complete list of members, check the STARWALK icon on the Orpheum website at vancouver.ca/theatres or visit bcehof.blogspot.com.

Bios and Photos of the inductees available upon request. For more information, contact: Richard Forzley 604-665-3051 richard.forzley@vancouver.ca