The eight Canadians who made the 2007 list -- Nickelback, Jill Hennessey, Catherine O'Hara, Johnny Bower, Rick Hansen, Gordon Pinsent, Ivan Reitman and CTV's Lloyd Robertson -- will be honoured at a gala event hosted by comedian Eugene Levy, to air in June on CTV. Here are the full bios:


Canadian band Nickelback holds the award for favorite pop/rock band, duo or group at the 2006 American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006. (AP / Danny Moloshok)

With over 21 million records sold worldwide, Nickelback shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Over the past year and a half, the band has been recognized with a plethora of awards and nominations including the accolade of most played artist on radio in 2006. In November of 2006, Nickelback was named the World's Best Rock Band at the World Music Awards and the band won the Breakthrough Artist Award at the Billboard Touring Awards.

Hometown: Hanna, Alta.

Jill Hennessy

Actress Jill Hennessy poses for photographers during arrivals of the world premiere of the film 'Inside Man,' New York, Monday, March 20, 2006. (AP / Stuart Ramson)

Hennessy began her acting career in Toronto appearing in the feature film "Dead Ringers." She has numerous big screen credits but audiences first came to love Hennessy in her role as Claire Kincaid in the Emmy-winning NBC drama Series "Law & Order." Hennessy currently stars in her seventh season of "Crossing Jordan, " and won a "Gracie Allen Award" for Outstanding Female Lead in a Drama Series in 2007.

Hometown: Edmonton, Alta.

Catherine O'Hara

Catherine O'Hara smiles during a news conference for the film 'Penelope' at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Sunday Sept. 10, 2006. (CP / Adrian Wyld)

After getting into acting, writing, improvising and directing at Toronto's Second City Theatre, O'Hara helped found SCTV. This led to numerous film roles including "Heartburn," "Beetlejuice" and the first two "Home Alone" movies. She has been a member of the ensemble casts of Christopher Guest's "Waiting for Guffman," "Best in Show, "A Mighty Wind" and most recently, "For Your Consideration."

Hometown: Toronto, Ont.

Lloyd Robertson

CTV news anchor Lloyd Robertson photographed in Toronto Tuesday December 11, 2001. (CP / Aaron Harris)

Widely regarded as the dean of Canadian news, Lloyd Robertson is one of North America's most accomplished and trusted journalists. Over the past 50 years, Robertson has led Canadians through the major events that have defined the nation. As chief anchor and senior editor for CTV News, Robertson is the leader of the country's most-watched newscast. Throughout his career, Robertson has guided Canadians through such historic events as:  the Quebec referendum, Canadian and U.S. elections, 9/11, state funerals, Papal visits and the Terry Fox Run. During his illustrious career Robertson has received numerous awards for excellence in broadcasting. He also received the Order of Canada in 1998.

Hometown: Stratford, Ont.

Johnny Bower

Former NHL goalie Johnny Bower, 82-years-old, takes to the ice during a ceremony honouring the 1967 Stanley Cup Championship team prior to the Maple Leafs game against the Edmonton Oilers in Toronto, Saturday February 17, 2007. (CP / Aaron Harris)

Bower grew up in rural Saskatchewan, the only boy of nine children. After playing 14 years in the minors, Bower got his big break in 1958 when he joined the Toronto Maple Leafs. He led the Leafs into the playoffs in his first season, won 3 consecutive Stanley Cup Championships (1962-1964) and helped the Leafs take the Cup again in 1967.

Hometown: Prince Albert, Sask.

Rick Hansen

Inductee Rick Hansen talks about what the honour means to him as the 2006 inductees to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame gather for a press conference before the ceremony in Toronto, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006 in Toronto. (CP / Dave Chidley)

Hansen began his legendary Man in Motion World Tour in 1985. Spanning 40,000 km through 34 countries, the journey took more than two years to complete and raised over $26 million for spinal cord injury research. Hansen was appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1987 and as president and CEO of the Rick Hansen Foundation, he has helped generate more than $178 million for spinal cord injury related programs.

Hometown: Williams Lake, B.C.

Gordon Pinsent

Gordon Pinsent, shown in an undated photo in Newfoundland, plays Billy Pretty in The Shipping News. (CP)

Born in Newfoundland, Pinsent began his career at the Manitoba Theatre Centre. From there, he quickly made his way to the Stratford Festival and onto to television and feature films where he created some of Canada's most memorable characters. A forty-year veteran of theatre, film, television and radio as an actor, playwright, author and director, Pinsent is a legend in the industry.

Hometown: Grand Falls, Nfld.

Ivan Reitman

Producer and director Ivan Reitman speaks on his cell phone as he takes a walk through Yorkville at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Ont. Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006. (CP / Jonathan Hayward)

Director/Producer Ivan Reitman has been the creative force behind films beloved by audiences around the world. This includes everything from raucous comedies like "Animal House," "Stripes" and "Ghostbusters," to more sophisticated delights like "Dave," "6 Days/7 Nights," and "Twins." He currently heads The Montecito Picture Company, a film and television production company in association with DreamWorks, SKG.

Hometown: Komarno, Czechoslovakia

Canada's Walk of Fame was created in 1998 to recognize the achievements of Canadians who have excelled on the national or international stage in the areas of the arts, entertainment and sports.

Inductees are immortalized with their names forever cemented into the sidewalks of Toronto's entertainment district. To date, 101 Canadians have been honoured with stars on the Walk of Fame.

Former inductees include Bryan Adams, Pamela Anderson, Jim Carrey, Wayne Gretzky and Neil Young.

Reitman was originally named to the Walk of Fame in 2001 but was unable to attend the ceremony.