Mississauga Legends Row Class of 2016 nominations now open

Nominations are now open for the next group of Mississaugans who will be selected as recipients of the 2016 crystal Legends Row Award on Saturday, November 5th, 2016.

Legends Row profiles leading citizens who have accomplished great things and made a contribution to the betterment of not only our city, but indeed Canada, and in some cases, the world. Through their actions and deeds, pride and spirit has been introduced to our community. They are special citizens, some widely known, others not household names, but the common thread amongst all of them is that their talents and accomplishments we hope will influence and inspire our leaders of tomorrow.

“This is the highest honour a citizen of Mississauga can receive,” explains Ron Duquette, President and Founding Director of Mississauga Legends Row, “and we are looking forward to hearing from the residents throughout this great city to find out who they feel should receive this distinguished award. We’ve made the process relatively easy by simply going to our website.”

“All nominations will be assessed by an independent committee called the Community Advisory Circle,” Duquette added. “This group of ten individuals representing organizations covering all facets of life in our city will then present their selections to the Board of Directors of Legends Row who will make the final decision for the 2016 Inductees to Mississauga’s new Walk of Fame.”

Those submitting online selections will have until midnight, Friday, September 30th 2016 to make their choices in the seven categories available. There are no restrictions as to the number of nominations made by any one individual.

Past recipients include Don Cherry, Billy Talent, Elliott Kerr, Johnny Bower, Oscar Peterson, Fran Rider and many others.

Residents interested in participating are encouraged to get all of the details including inductee criteria, categories, and the selection process, by visiting the Legends Row web site at www.legendsrow.ca. The site is full of information about the Legends Row project and features photos and videos of the first 22 inductees and the recognition ceremonies held to honour them.