Canadian Olympic gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of London, Ontario will receive a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto, Ontario in 2018. Virtue and Moir, were the flag bearers for Canada during the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Also at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, Virtue and Moir won the gold medal in ice dancing and were instrumental in leading Canada to their first ever gold medal in the team figure skating competition.
Virtue and Moir have won five Olympic medals in their ice dancing career. They also won the gold medal in ice dancing at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and the silver medal in ice dancing and the team competition at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
Other Canadians receiving a star include actress Andrea Martin of Toronto, Ontario, astronaut Chris Hadfield of Sarnia, Ontario, singers Leonard Cohen and Andy Kim of Montreal, Quebec, actor Seth Rogen of Vancouver, British Columbia, film producer Evan Goldberg of Vancouver, British Columbia, Doctors Without Borders President Joanne Liu of Quebec City, Quebec, and businessman Jim Pattison of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Pattison has a strong connection to Canadian sports as he was the former owner of the Vancouver Blazers of the World Hockey Association and was an advisor for the committee of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.