The Walk of Fame Selection committee once again proudly announces three new additions to be placed on the famous walk way on Queen Street. The names being etched into the city’s history this year are the late Robert Ralph Carmichael (Inducted as an Artist), as well as Mae and the late Dr. Lou Lukenda (Humanitarian).
Robert Carmichael was known for his work as a teacher, artist and mentor. His artworks have been nationally recognized as he has designed numerous special edition gold and silver coins for the Canadian Mint. Most notably working on the 60th anniversary coin for the queen and was also the man behind the loon on the 1$ coin, which is now known famously as “the loonie”.
The founders of the Dr. Lou and Mae Lukenda Charitable Foundation (Now directed by their children), both Doctor Lou and Mae Lukenda are widely respected community leaders in Sault Ste. Marie, as shown in their unwavering passion for medicine, athletics, and education on a local and international scale. The charity is still inspiring local organizations around the Sault and surrounding area. Their impact goes to lengths in giving back to the community as at Algoma University, the Dr. Lou and Mae Lukenda Charitable Foundation Award is used to assist student athletes in completing their degree studies annually.
The city likes to take the time to recognize people who were born, lived, or made their impact in Sault Ste. Marie in fields such as athletics, cultural, academic or as a humanitarian. There will be an award ceremony to recognize the works of these individuals with the date of the event to be announced. The city and Downtown Association are pleased to be working together on this event as a joint project.