Drake To Receive Award From Canada's Walk Of Fame

posted August 17, 2011 06:39:00 PM CDT | 9 comments

Drake To Receive Award From Canada's Walk Of Fame

Canada honors its biggest rap export Drizzy with a new award from Canada's Walk of Fame.

Between his numerous Grammy nods, his two Juno Awards and his recent Songwriters Hall of Fame commemoration, Drake has been making the best of his budding career by racking up award after award. Now, the Young Money star is set to receive his latest trophy from Canada's Walk of Fame.

AllHipHop reported earlier today that Drizzy recently received Allan Slaight award from Canada's Walk of Fame. The award honors Canadians who have displayed excellence in the fields of sports, literature, music and the performing arts.

The Allan Slaight award comes with a $10,000 honorarium prize, which Drake will present to the charity organization Dixon Hall. The Toronto-born rapper/singer recently released a statement on his latest win, saying that he's proud to be honored by home country in such a fashion.

 “I am a proud Canadian, and I am grateful to Canada's Walk of Fame and the Slaight Foundation for this award,” he said.

The Director of Canada's Walk of Fame Peter Soumalias also commented on the award, saying, “At 24 years of age, Drake has already achieved what has taken others a lifetime to do. He is kind, smart, talented, philanthropic and driven. He is an inspiring example to all, and we are proud to recognize him this year as our young Canadian making a positive impact."

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