2018 Inductees

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Kardinal Offishall – Entertainer

 

For the past two decades, Scarborough born rapper and record producer, Kardinal Offishall has paved the way for a new wave of Canadian superstars including Drake, who credited him with opening the door for Canadian music worldwide.  Kardinal has been nominated for more than 15 Juno Awards and is a multiple ASCAP award and Socan award winner.  He’s claimed the international music stage and collaborated with the best out there including Rihanna, Lady Gaga and of course Dangerous w/Akon that peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, making him the first rapper in Canadian history to do so.  Performing in some of the world’s most prestigious stadiums and festivals, Kardinal treats his fans to his distinctive, high energy, performances.

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Andy Donato – Political Cartoonist

 

For over 4 decades, Andy Donato has created political cartoons for Toronto Sun readers.  Canadian politicians have long considered it an honour to be lampooned by him.  He’s received many awards including the National Newspaper Award.  In a world-wide competition, The Montreal Salon of Cartoons selected one of Andy’s creations as the Best Editorial Cartoon in the World.  An accomplished landscape artist, his work has travelled the world in 22 one-man shows.  He’s had 11 books published, each featuring a different collection of his cartoons and he’s donated countless works to educational institutions.  According to Andy, "A cartoonist is a like a blind javelin thrower. He doesn’t get a lot of recognition, but sure gets the crowd’s attention."

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Ann Buller – President and CEO, Centennial College

 

Ann Buller is a visionary leader who has embedded the principles of global citizenship, equity and inclusion into Centennial College’s programs and operations since becoming President in 2004. Under her leadership, Centennial has introduced award-winning programs to support students who are underrepresented in postsecondary education. She is an in-demand public speaker, regularly addressing senior leaders around the world in a variety of business, academic and public policy venues. An exemplary role model and social justice advocate, she has earned numerous awards recognizing her excellence as a leader and mentor.

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Bruce Kidd – Principal (retired), University of Toronto Scarborough

 

Educator, athlete and Officer in the Order of Canada, Bruce Kidd served as Principal of the University of Toronto, Scarborough.  He helped plan the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games and the building of the Toronto Pan American Sports Centre in Scarborough.  He has written numerous books and articles on Canadian and International sport, has been honoured by the Commonwealth and the United Nations and has led or served on countless committees cementing the commitment to sport for development and peace.  He was twice elected Canadian Press’ Athlete of the Year, is a member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and is the only person to have been twice elected to the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame as athlete and builder.  We are pleased to present Bruce Kidd with a star in the Scarborough Walk of Fame Court. 

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Domenic Primucci – Founder, Pizza Nova

 

The son of entrepreneurial Italian immigrants, Domenic Primucci has helped his family’s business, Pizza Nova, to become one of Scarborough’s proudest success stories.  In 1963, the Primucci brothers opened their first pizzeria in a modest location in Scarborough.  Today there are 150 Pizza Nova locations across Southern Ontario.  As president of the company, Domenic has been named Restauranteur of the year by Canadian Restaurant News and has received the Canadian Franchise Association’s Award of Excellence.  Domenic has received countless other business and community service awards including the Hans Bueschkens Award of Merit for outstanding community service, Foodservice and Hospitality Magazine’s Pinnacle Award for Franchise Excellence and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

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Jean Kennedy Campbell – Community Advocate, Nurse, First Woman Chair of a college in Ontario

 

A direct descendant of Scarborough’s founders, the Thomson family, Jean Kennedy Campbell is a stellar example of community leadership.  For years, she shared her family’s pioneering past with students at schools across Scarborough.  A dedicated nurse and educator, Jean was a tireless advocate for the nursing profession and for her patients and the residents of Scarborough.  She was elected to the Centennial College board of directors and became the first woman to chair a college board in Ontario.  She helped establish Centennial’s School of Health Sciences and officially opened Centennial College’s Progress Campus in 1977.

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Rosa Chan – Community Advocate, Fundraiser, Chair of countless community organizations and committees

 

Dedicated Scarborough advocate, Rosa Chan is founder and president of RC Communications, an award-winning public relations firm.  An energetic, results-oriented volunteer, Rosa has lent her considerable talents to countless community-based initiatives spanning decades.  Her years working at Chin Radio/TV International and the Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library afforded her the opportunity to interact with diverse cultural communities across the city and helped foster her passion for outreach, intercultural awareness and advocacy.  Rosa’s ability to plan and execute a successful event is second to none. She has served on countless community and charitable organizations’ committees and boards and has been the recipient of many awards and honours, including the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal.

2015 Stars

Betty Carr – Community

Farley Flex – Entertainment

Dr. Sophie Hofstader – Health and Science

Mike Holmes – Entertainment

Cherie Piper – Sports

2013 Stars

Barenaked Ladies – Entertainment

Christine Bentley – Entertainment

Dwayne Morgan – Entertainment

Judie Oliver –  Sports

Gerry Phillips – Politics

Scarborough Historical Society – Community

Monika Schnarre – Model

2010 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