Canada's Walk of Fame Appoints New CEO, Melanie Berry

The Board of Directors for Canada's Walk of Fame today announced the appointment of Melanie Berry as Chief Executive Officer effective May 5, 2014. Berry joins Canada's Walk of Fame from The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), where she held the position of President and CEO of CARAS, The JUNO Awards and MusiCounts.

"Melanie is a proven leader and the right person to take Canada's Walk of Fame to the next exciting phase of the organization," said Dan McGrath, Chair, Canada's Walk of Fame Board of Directors, and Chief Operating Officer of Cineplex Entertainment. "We identified her as a seasoned corporate executive with skills, success and passion toward elevating brands and spearheading organizations. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am delighted to welcome Melanie to Canada's Walk of Fame."

"I am thrilled to take this next step in my career with Canada's Walk of Fame," said Berry. "It is vital that we continue to celebrate our domestic achievements across all platforms. In doing so, we not only instill pride in our country that ultimately unifies us, we also inspire the next generation of Canadians to excel on a global level."

The 2014 Canada's Walk of Fame Awards will take place on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Toronto's Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.  The show will be broadcast nationally on Global Television at a later date.  Additional announcements will follow.

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