Hundreds of people turned up at a celebration of life for Kevin Walters at Winnipeg's Burton Cummings Theatre.

Walters, a prominent figure in the city's entertainment and cultural scene, died last month from cancer.

Known as one of Manitoba's biggest cheerleaders for local musicians, filmmakers and cultural events, Walters helped bring the Juno Awards to Winnipeg as well as many other events.

He was the manager of Manitoba Music and Sound, executive director of Manitoba Homecoming 2010, the year-long celebration marking the province's 140th birthday, and the project manager for the annual Culture Days Manitoba.

He also provided management services for the Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Festival, Red River Exhibition, Morden Corn and Apple Festival, and Live Nation Canada.