Article and photos by Albert Peres
During the afternoon of Sunday, July 23rd , four new members were inducted into the Mississauga Music Walk of Fame.
This year’s honourees were; singer, Liberty Silver; jazz, swing, singer, Alex Pangman; internationally famous latin-pop singer, songwriter, Frito Blanko; and multitalented music executive Randy Lennox who now oversees all of the Bell Media’s national operations as President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting.
During her acceptance speech Liberty Silver humbly thanked her many friends and the public who had gathered at the amphitheatre.
‘I love what I do,’ she said, ‘I do it because I know I can be a conduit of change…when you sing, the music evokes a spirit, and the communication has begun. Music is so powerful. That’s how change starts. Find out who you are. Love yourself, and then you can begin to share yourself. And teach that. Enjoy the music of your life.’
Along with a personal thank you to her family and band members, Alex Pangman gave an emotional synopsis of the tremendous ups and down in her life. ‘Surviving the sad times give the happy times their importance. Today is a happy time,’ she said, ‘I’m honoured and grateful to be standing here today.’
Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey were on hand to unveil the embedded personalized granite stars in the park.
This year’s ceremony, the sixth annual event, was a stand-alone celebration in Port Credit Memorial Park.
The Port Credit BIA (Business Improvement Area) has been instrumental in supporting the
volunteer based Mississauga Music Walk of Fame organization and this year the hard-working committee was able to attracted new corporate and community sponsors to support the endeavour.
The Port Credit area has long had a reputation of being a musical talent and preforming hub of the City. It was fitting when the Mississauga Music Walk of Fame is organized here and recognizes the tremendous music industry talent that has come out of Mississauga over the years.