Tempered glass was added to Picture This On Granite list of completed projects: Brantford Walk of Fame. For the unveiling of the semi-circular concrete wall in Gore Park at Brant Avenue and Dalhousie Street many inductees were able to get a close-up look at their likenesses etched into a modern new glass monument that pays tribute to some of the city’s best and brightest. Among the 24 inductees are a world carving champion, a comedian who made it big, the country’s first female physician, some boxing brothers, a man who brought Tonto to television and, of course, hockey’s Great One.
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The 24 current inductees and the year of their induction are:
1997: Phil Hartman (comedian), Doug Jarvis (hockey player), Dr. James Hillier (inventor)
1998: E. Pauline Johnson (poet), Arnold Anderson (sports broadcaster), Samuel Stedman (entrepreneur)
1999: Walter Gretzky (hockey dad, community ambassador), Alexander Graham Bell (inventor of telephone), Dr. Emily Stowe (Canada’s first female physician)
2000: Cockshutt family – Ignatius, James, Jane (entrepreneurs and philanthropists), Pat Godin (artist), Olympians and Paralympians
2002: Thomas B. Costain (author), Joseph Brant (Six Nations leader), Debra Brown (choreographer)
2003: Adelaide Hunter Hoodless (Women’s Institute co-founder), Jay Silverheels (actor)
2004: Wayne Gretzky (hockey player), Gary Farmer (actor), Linda Schulyer (television producer), Allen Pizzey (journalist)
2005: Summerhays brothers (boxers), Lawren Harris (artist), June Callwood (journalist)