Many area residents have gained national or international prominence in their respective fields of endeavour, including astronaut and photographer Dr. Roberta Bondar, painter Ken Danby and Grammy nominated drum group Bear Creek. Most recently, the Brad Jacobs Curling Team were 2014 Olympic gold medalists. The City also bestows recognition on residents through various awards. This includes Christmas Lighting awards, City Beautification awards, the Medal of Merit, and the Walk of Fame.
Medal of Merit
Medals of Merit are awarded to individuals who have attained championship status in an athletic or competitive endeavour; have achieved a standard of excellence in a cultural or academic field; or have made an outstanding contribution to the community. Nominations are accepted each year and awarded during a reception at the Civic Centre. Visit the City of Sault Ste. Marie website to view past recipients or submit a nomination.
Walk of Fame
The community’s Walk of Fame graces a stretch of sidewalk in front of the Essar Centre. It highlights the City’s residents who have gained recognition both within and outside the Sault’s borders. Similar to the Medal of Merit, nominations are accepted and recipients announced annually. A maximum of five stars may be awarded each year. They are installed with a ceremony by the Downtown Association and the City of Sault Ste. Marie. For more information, visit the City website.