Friday, March 8, 2013

Help get JONATHAN FRID into Canada's Walk of Fame

Canada's Walk of Fame is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization that recognizes Canadians who have excelled in music, sports, film, television, as well as the literary, visual, performing arts, science and innovation. Naturally, there are more than a few people who think Canadian actor JONATHAN FRID is a natural choice for such an honor.

Elena, Valerie and Jonathan Frid and the McMaster shirts.
"I feel that if anyone exemplifies what Canada's Walk of Fame is, it is Jonathan Frid," said Elena Nacanther, who has launched an effort to get Frid elected. "His legacy as an actor, his love of country and his loyalty to friends and family makes him perfect for this honor."

Nacanther met Frid when she was 16 years old, an event that she said changed her life.

"It was the first time that I was treated like a grown up, and the first time I had friends who I could depend on implicitly," she said. "Jonathan asked Valerie and I if we would help answer his fan mail, and we became known as his girls. He even used to introduce us as such."

Frid was very proud of his Canadian heritage, she said.

"As time passed, Jonathan would tell us stories about his childhood, his time at Hillfield, being in the Canadian Navy and going to McMaster. We couldn't help but notice how much he appreciated his Canadian heritage, and decided to surprise him by getting McMaster sweatshirts and wearing them to the Dark Shadows Studio. Jonathan was stunned!

"We also got copies of the Hamilton Spectator for him which made him proclaim, as he would many times afterward, that we were the craziest people he ever met," she said. "Such was our relationship with Jonathan, and such was my relationship with him till the day he left us."

This year, Cathy Robbins, Kathy Colby (another original Studio Kid) and Nacanther decided to not only nominate Frid every day, but also to call his former schools, foundations he donated to and businesses he frequented in Canada to get them to support his nomination. They designed flyers (pictured at the top) for these businesses and offices to display, and have created a Facebook page for the effort, as well.

Visit Nominate Jonathan Frid to Canada's Walk of Fame for the latest updates on the effort, and to find out how you can help.


Anonymous said...

I'm in my 50's and used to run home when I could to watch the show on days when I got off at the usual time. I'm all in favor of Jonathan's noimination!

Silvia said...

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