A former Poet Laureate, a renowned jazz musician, a Canadian lightweight boxing champ and the entire roster of the 1962–1964 Edmonton Huskies junior football teams were among those inducted into the City of Edmonton Hall of Fame at the 61st annual Salute to Excellence ceremony on June 19, 2012. In total, 11 outstanding Edmontonians were honoured for improving Edmonton’s livability through achievements in arts and culture, community service or sports. “Through extraordinary leadership and dedication, these remarkable people have helped build our great city,” said Mayor Stephen Mandel. “Each has touched the lives of people in their communities and Edmonton is a better place because of their tireless efforts.” The following Edmontonians were honoured during the Salute to Excellence ceremony held at the Winspear Centre: Arts & Culture Outstanding individuals and groups whose body of work in arts and culture has brought recognition to the City of Edmonton and helped cultivate our vibrant arts and culture spirit. Sandra Bromley, Artist Amy W.P. Loewan, Artist Alice Major, Poet/Poet Laureate/Author Bob Stroup, Jazz Musician Community Service Outstanding individuals or organizations who have made a significant or lifetime contribution to the community by raising awareness, creating new institutions where needed or strengthening the character of our community by providing a role model and venue for our growth as responsible and compassionate citizens.
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Local Legends Awarded Hall of Fame Status