2013 Stars 

 

Barenaked Ladies  – Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, Tyler Stewart – Entertainment

Christine Bentley – Community

Dwayne Morgan – Arts and Culture

Judie Oliver – Sports

Gerry Phillips – Community

Scarborough Historical Society – Lionel Purcell, Richard Schofield – Community

Monika Schnarre – Arts and Culture

 

 

 

2011 Stars 

 

Peter Appleyard – Entertainment

Dr. Vicki Bismilla – Education

Lawrence Gowan – Entertainment

Jay C. Hope –  Community

Dr. Dhun Noria – Health and Science

Dr. Harold Stein – Health and Science

Ron Watson – Community

 

 

 

2009 Stars

 

Marilyn Denis – Entertainment

Dwayne De Rosario – Sports

Gordon Deval – Sports

Lois James – Environment

Debra McGrath – Entertainment

Don Montgomery – Community (awarded posthumously)

 

 

 

2008 Stars

 

Dr. Sheela Basrur – Health and Science

Earl Campbell – Education

Deborah Cox – Entertainment

Ben Heppner – Entertainment

Rick Middleton – Sports

John Wimbs – Community

 

 

 

2007 Stars

 

James Bamford – Community

Johnny Cowell – Arts and Culture

Dr. Ming-Tat Cheung – Community

Bob Hunter – Environment

Cindy Nicholas – Sports

Anson Taylor – Education

 

 

 

2006 Stars

 

Dr. Lloyd Carlsen – Health and Science

Dr. R. H. King – Education

Dr. Charles C. Macklin – Science

Jamaal Magloire – Sports

Doris McCarthy – Arts and Culture  *new bio for McCarthy see below

David Onley – Community

Vicky Sunohara – Sports

David Thomson – Pioneer

Wes Williams – Entertainment

Dr. Joseph Y. K. Wong – Community

Inductees

Visionary ecologist, prolific author, irreverent broadcaster, unconventional journalist.

 

Many have suggested that Bob Hunter was the spiritual father of Greenpeace. Greenpeace International itself states, "Perhaps more than anyone else, Bob Hunter invented Greenpeace." He was the first President of the Greenpeace Foundation and amongst other things, he spearheaded a successful campaign to ban commercial whaling. He was a veteran advocacy columnist, scriptwriter, author, and lecturer.

 

 

Hunter began his communications career at the Winnipeg Tribune and later wrote a regular column for the Vancouver Sun, which was instrumental in promoting environmental awareness throughout British Columbia at the time. After his time with Greenpeace he continued to focus the public on giving their local and global attention towards environmental issues as the Ecology Specialist for City TV, a television news station in Toronto. Hunter served as both a crewmember and provider of much-needed media coverage on the original Greenpeace voyage to stop American nuclear testing in 1971 near the Aleutian Islands. It was his idea, after the first voyage, to transform the original organization, the "Don't Make a Wave Committee" into an ongoing "non-violent ecological strike-force" capable of traveling anywhere in the world. He renamed the organization the 'Greenpeace Foundation' in 1972 and guided it to become Greenpeace International by 1979. His later years were spent in Toronto working for City TV as their Ecology Specialist, raising ecological awareness using the power of the media to take his message to people on a broader and more widespread scale.

 

Much loved and admired around the world, since his passing, Hunter has been honoured by many. One notable honour of considerable significance was when the Ontario Liberal government, led by Premier Dalton McGuinty, dedicated a 550 acre park in Bob's name. This park is called the Bob Hunter Memorial Park and is located in the Rouge Valley, not far from his Scarborough home. Before Bob passed away from his battle with prostate cancer on May 2, 2005, he was married for nearly 30 years to the love of his life, Bobbi Hunter, who was also a co-founder of Greenpeace. He has four children and five grandchildren.