A minute into host Jason Priestley’s opening monologue, we had already forgotten that this outstanding presentation of Canada’s 2015 Walk of Fame honors was coming to us via VOD and not a full-fl edged broadcast special. Expert camerawork interspersed with well-crafted biographical vignettes of the seven inductees (singer Michael Bublé, actor Wendy Crewson, TV legend Lorne Greene, author Lawrence Hill, Olympic roller champion Silken Laumann, and Coach’s Corner duo Ron McLean and Don Cherry) made this production worthy of any network. The compact, two-hour special wrapped up on a high note with a closing performance by Juno Award-winner and new Canadian Johnny Reid. If Canada is hot these days, as Priestley says, it now has an awards show to prove it.

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