Drake has earned a bevy of accolades over the past year, including four Grammy nominations, two Juno awards, and recently, a Songwriters Hall of Fame award. And now, the Toronto native is being honored with an award from Canada’s Walk of Fame.
Drake will receive the Allan Slaight award, which is given out to Canadian individuals that exhibit excellence in the realms of sports, literature, music and the performing arts. Drake will collect a $10,000 honorarium in which he will gift and present to Dixon Hall, a service that helps to provide assistance to low income neighborhoods and their residents in and around Toronto.
According to Peter Soumalias, founding director of Canada’s Walk of Fame, Drake is the perfect young star to receive the award. “At 24 years of age, Drake has already achieved what has taken others a lifetime to do,” said Soumalis. “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.”
“I am a proud Canadian, and I am grateful to Canada’s Walk of Fame and the Slaight Foundation for this award,” said Drake in the press release.