2013 Legends Row Inductees salute the audience at the Induction Ceremony on Saturday, September 14th 2013.
(L to R) Jake Dheer MC, Ron Duquette, Legends Row Founder, Paul Henderson, Brian & Amy Wong, representing their father Dr. Joseph Wong, Joanne McLaughlin, representing her late father, S. Bruce McLaughlin, Lata Pada, Tommy Hunter, Silken Laumann, Stuart McLaughlin, representing his late father S. Bruce McLaughlin, Chuck Jackson, Gil Moore, Mike Levine & Rik Emmett of Triumph, Kelly Peterson, representing her late husband Oscar Peterson and Mayor Hazel McCallion.
Photo by Julie Knox
On behalf of Mississauga City Council I would like to applaud the Legends Row organization for creating this lasting outdoor museum of our city’s past as well as recognizing some special people who have helped make us the great city that we are. This is an initiative that is long overdue and I’m sure will generate a great deal of enthusiasm amongst our citizens and the many visitors who come to Celebration Square in the years ahead.”
It is exciting to showcase Mississauga’s very own superstars in a visible way for all to see. I’m sure many will not have realized the great talent that is from Mississauga, a city that has a thriving and dynamic arts scene. There are incredible stories behind the names being presented and we can only hope that the presentation will intrigue all to explore these stories. Thank you to Legends Row for bringing to life the celebration of our own talent. Congratulations!
There is much for Mississauga to be proud of, and our community boasts many accomplished citizens that have exemplified national and global success, achievements and notoriety. The Legends Row initiative provides a wonderful opportunity to pay tribute to these outstanding individuals and to share their stories with the residents and visitors in our city for years to come - to educate and inspire.
From our focus on sports, we see this initiative as a wonderful way to acknowledge and celebrate our sports legends. In addition to raising the profile of sports in our community, Legends Row aligns nicely with the Sports Hall of Fame and MSC recognition objectives, while providing collaborative promotional opportunities.