London Olympian Damian Warner, Banting House to be honoured during celebration

Londoner and Olympic gold medalist Damian Warner will be honored at the Hometown Star celebration at Western University on Monday.

Warner was inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame in 2021 and is the world’s number one decathlete. He won the decathlon gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics last summer, finishing with an Olympic-record 9,018 points. The London athlete has also won five World Championships medals and claimed gold at the Commonwealth Games and Pan American Games.

The event will be free and open to the public at Western University’s Thompson Arena at 1231 West Road, with parking available in the South Valley parking lot at 11:15 am. The celebration will feature special guests, the unveiling of a commemorative plaque and special musical performances.

Following Warner’s ceremony, Hometown Stars will host another evening at Banting House in honor of Canada’s 2021 Walk of Fame inductees Fredrick Banting, Charles Best, James Collip and John Macleod as part of World Diabetes Day. The event starts at 6.15pm at Banting House, 442 North Street, Adelaide.

The Canadian Walk of Fame is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring Canadians by shining a light on extraordinary achievers and their journeys. Over the past 24 years, more than 200 inductees have been inducted. Launched in 2017, Hometown Stars provides another opportunity for inductees to recognize their selection in their hometown.

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