Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatoon Promenade, Honorary University Degree for Musician Joni Mitchell

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatoon Promenade, Honorary University Degree for Musician Joni Mitchell

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Musician Joni Mitchell to be honoured in Saskatchewan

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SASKATOON - Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is being honoured twice over in the Saskatchewan city where she spent her early childhood.

Saskatoon city council has announced that a walkway downtown near the South Saskatchewan River will be named Joni Mitchell Promenade.

And the University of Saskatchewan will be recognizing her accomplishments by awarding Mitchell an honorary degree on June 4.

Mitchell's first professional shows of a decades-long career of international acclaim began in Saskatoon.

The promenade is to be officially renamed with a ceremony on June 10, although Mitchell will not be able to attend.

A plaque on Broadway Avenue, a trendy area of restaurants and shops, will also be unveiled to acknowledge the Louis Riel Coffee House where Mitchell used to play. …

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