Alan Thicke to receive Canadian Award of Distinction in Banff
Actor Alan Thicke co-hosts on NBC's 'Today' show as part of Hollywood Heartthrobs week, in New York, on Wednesday, March 17, 2010. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / AP / NBC, Peter Kramer)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014 11:51AM EDT
TORONTO -- Actor Alan Thicke will receive the Canadian Award of Distinction at this year's Banff World Media Festival.
The 67-year-old former "Growing Pains" star will receive the honour at the Rockie Awards Gala on June 10.
A seven-time Emmy nominee, Thicke's recent credits include a recurring role on "How I Met Your Mother" and his new reality sitcom hybrid "Unusually Thicke."
Past recipients of the Canadian Award of Distinction include Martin Short, Howie Mandel and Will Arnett.
The four-day festival will be held at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel from June 8-11.
In a statement, Thicke said he was "truly honoured" to be chosen.
"Both as an actor and a proud Canadian, I am humbled to be joining such a prestigious and talented group of individuals," he said.