David Suzuki to become Hometown Star at Mar. 23 plaque unveiling

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A Hometown Star will be unveiled in David Suzuki’s honour on Mar. 23 at CBC Plaza in downtown Vancouver.
Photograph COURTESY CBC

Over the decades, a lot of people have walked alongside David Suzuki as Canada’s favourite environmentalist led viewers on a journey of discovery on CBC’s The Nature of Things.

On Mar. 23, Canada’s Walk of Fame will honour him with its first Hometown Star.

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Canada’s Walk of Fame invited the 2017 inductee to chose a location for a permanent plaque. Suzuki asked for it to be installed at the CBC plaza in downtown Vancouver.

“I am humbled by this honour from Canada’s Walk of Fame, and extremely grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given by the CBC and all its viewers. Thanks to that support, I’ve enjoyed a long, fascinating life as a scientist, broadcaster, author and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation,” Suzuki said in a press release. “In this day and age, humanity faces monumental challenges – climate change, ocean acidification, transition to clean energy, the future of agriculture, genetic engineering, nanoengineering – the list goes on. And we need the world’s best science to help us make key decisions in navigating these challenges. The best science, supported by excellent communication – that’s what it’s been all about.”

The unveiling ceremony is Fri., Mar. 23 at 1:30 p.m. at 700 Hamilton Street.

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