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Hamilton's Lawrence Hill, Wendy Crewson to get stars on Walk of Fame

Two Hamiltonians will be honoured with a star on Canada's Walk of Fame. Actress Wendy Crewson and award-winning author Lawrence Hill are among those honoured with induction in the 2015 class.

Crewson and Hill will be honoured on November 7

Canada's Walk of Fame 2015 inductee, actor Wendy Crewson talks to the media after an announcement held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Tuesday, Sept, 29, 2015. (Marta Iwanek/Canadian Press)

Two Hamiltonians will be honoured with a star on Canada's Walk of Fame. Actress Wendy Crewson and award-winning author Lawrence Hill are among those honoured with induction in the 2015 class. 

Hill's acclaimed novel "The Book of Negroes" was recently adapted for a CBC/BET miniseries. And his new book The Illegal is the story of a man fleeing his own country for a better life. But, he finds his new home not ready to welcome him. Earlier in September Hill spoke with the CBC about his new book. You can listen to that interview here

Crewson has appeared in dozens of movies and television shows including 24, Saving Hope, The Santa Clause, To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday and Murdoch MysteriesCrewson attended the announcement Tuesday in Toronto. 

Along with Crewson and Hill, Hockey Night in Canada stars Don Cherry and Ron MacLean were announced to be inducted. So too were singer Michael Buble, rower Silken Laumann and the late actor and broadcaster Lorne Greene. 

Crewson said it was particularly meaningful to be named to the induction class with Greene. She recalled an award she received in his name while studying drama at Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., which was bestowed upon promising newcomers.

"It's always been tremendously meaningful to me to tell the stories of great Canadian women, and that is the thing that sort of feeds me," said Crewson, who won a best actress Gemini for her portrayal of right-to-die advocate Sue Rodriguez in the 1998 TV movie "At the End of the Day: The Sue Rodriguez Story."

"It's particularly meaningful to be recognized here in Canada because being Canadian is at the heart of who I am and what I do. It informs all of my choices.

"I feel very fortunate that I was able to go down to the States and build a career there, but this is where I live."

Jason Priestley will return as host of this year's induction ceremony, which will be held in Toronto on Nov. 7 and televised on Dec. 17 on Global.

With files from the Canadian Press

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