The first ever inaugural Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place on December 8, 2003 at Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio.
The ceremony featured incredible performances by Ron Sexsmith, Sarah Slean, Tom Cochrane, Blue Rodeo, Marc Jordan, Measha Brüeggergosman, Molly Johnson, Murray McLauchlan, Sylvia Tyson, Anne Lindsay, Audrey de Montigny, The Dexters, Doug Riley, Caitlin Hanford, Claudio Vena, Jean-François Breau, Original Toronto Cast of Hair, Parmela Attariwala, Quartette, Tobi Legend-Lark, Richard Armin, Shelagh Rogers, Sonia Benezra and Yves Lamb.
The ceremony was broadcast on CBC Radio One on December 7, 2003.
The CSHF’s 2003 Press Conference took place at the Hard Rock Café in Toronto on September 24, 2003.
The event featured stellar performances by Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Hawksley Workman, Jean-François Breau and Sarah Slean.
Gordon Lightfoot was in attendance as one of the first songwriters to be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the induction ceremony on December 8, 2003.