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Although the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame does not have an actual structure one can visit, we do have the Starwalk on Granville Street and the Starwall in the Orpheum Theatre.

The first Starwalk plaques embedded in the sidewalk along Granville Street were unveiled on July 24, 1994. Since then the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame has honoured almost 300 people of British Columbia who have made an outstanding contribution to performing arts and entertainment across Canada and around the world, but most specifically in BC.

In 1996, Starwall, sponsored by Ticketmaster, was unveiled inside the Orpheum Theatre, on the corner of Smithe and Seymour street, downtown Vancouver. The Pioneer award was added in 2005.

Vancouver Favourites category was added in July 1998 to honour international artists who, through many visits to our city have captured the hearts of local audiences. If you are attending a performance at the Orpheum please take a minute to look at the installation on the second floor. Alternatively take one of the public tours of the Orpheum offered in July and August (see our Events page for more details)

On August 17, 2000 the first legendary entertainment sites received tribute in the new Historic Venues category with markers at or near their current or former locations. The Society also honours emerging artists with its Stars of Tomorrow Scholarships. More recently, in 2005, the Pioneer category award was added.

The original granite plaques along the Starwalk were removed in 2009-2010 when Granville Street underwent a major rejuvenation prior to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Beautiful bronze plaques replaced the original stones and are manufactured in Canada to our design.

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