Cate wrote:Under my nomination for Canadian Legends I clicked other and listed Irving Layton ... poet, teacher and an advocate of Canadian literature who wasn't afraid to push the boundaries.
Roy wrote:Yes, let's get this thing over with already! Then, all we will have left to wait for is The Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Kennedy Center Honors.
Grant also instituted a fee of $2,500 (now $30,000, after a series of incremental increases), payable by the person or entity nominating the recipient, to fund the Walk of Fame's upkeep and minimize further taxpayer burden.
On The Outside Looking On
The most common question received by Chamber personnel is, "Why doesn't _____________ have a star?" Numerous major entertainment figures and legendary show business acts are not included on the Walk of Fame, for a variety of reasons. Some, such as Julia Roberts and Clint Eastwood, have declined to participate. (Nominations cannot proceed without the nominee's consent.) Others, such as George Clooney and John Denver, have been nominated but would not agree to the mandatory personal appearance at the unveiling ceremony. Others have simply never been nominated, or do not have a nominee willing or able to front the selection fee, or have less than the required five years' minimum involvement in their designated field. Still others are merely victims of selection constraints and simple mathematics: only about 10% of nominees are selected each year.
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