Introducing our Class of 2024!

The Pathway of Fame, Peterborough and District is proud to introduce our ten new honourees who will see their names enshrined in granite markers along the pathway that meanders throughout Del Crary Park, Peterborough’s enchanting midtown waterfront park. Our Class of 2024 will be formally inducted on the evening of Tuesday, September 10th beginning at 7pm at Showplace Performance Center. Festivities will be hosted on the main stage, and everyone is welcome – family members and friends of the inductees, past inductees and members of the community at large. There is no admission, as this is a community celebration.

Spencer J. Harrison (Visual Arts)
As an artist, activist and academic, Spencer J. Harrison’s work has been, and remains, highly
influential in the call for a change in attitudes around equity and for fuller inclusion for members
of 2SLGBTQ community, his art featured at several galleries across Ontario as he positions
artists in the academic work as knowledge creators.

John Lewis (Dramatic Arts)
Possessing of an unabashed love for Peterborough’s music scene, YourTV producer and on-air
host John Lewis, via his well researched signature programs Junction 28 and The Skinny, has
introduced a broad audience to music artists in our midst while mentoring countless volunteers
looking to make their own mark in the community television realm.

Earl Wilfong (Entertainment)
A lifelong entertainer who has performed across North America and overseas in Europe, Peterborough
native Earl Wilfong has shared stages and collaborated with numerous well-known
acts but has never forgotten where he comes from, selflessly gifting his talent time and time
again to the benefit of countless local causes and organizations.

Melissa Payne (Entertainment)
Ennismore born and raised Melissa Payne was gifted her first fiddle at age four and has never
put it down, fashioning a remarkable music journey that has seen her record three full-length
albums and collaborate with the likes of Natalie MacMaster and Greg Keelor, while making the
mentoring and supporting up-and-coming musicians a priority.

Jim Hendry (Cultural/Community Betterment)
Since retiring from The Examiner in 2014 after a 32-year career with the Peterborough newspaper,
Jim Hendry found himself with the time to devote to causes that he’s passionate about,
and the United Way of Peterborough and District, the ReFrame Film Festival and newcomers to
Peterborough remain grateful he didn’t put his feet up.

Glen Caradus (Cultural/Community Betterment)
As an educator with Camp Kawartha, Ecology Park and the Canadian Canoe Museum, musician,
storyteller and puppeteer Glen Caradus has made educating kids and young people
on Canadian history and the environment his mission while raising thousands of dollars for
climate change advocacy groups by way of his Ride For Climate initiative.

J. Murray Jones (Cultural/Community Betterment)
Retiring in 2022 after a remarkable run in Peterborough County politics, including 11 years
as warden, J. Murray Jones’ legacy is as well-founded as it is secure, his leading the charge to
bring expanded broadband and cellular service to the county and rural eastern Ontario, and his
steady hand during the pandemic, being hallmarks of his time in office.

Tegan Moss (Cultural/Community Betterment)
Promoting active transportation, as she did as the longtime executive director of B!KE, or
working to mitigate the effects of climate change, as she does now leading Peterborough GreenUP,
Tegan Moss has long had the best interests of Peterborough residents well in mind, her
advocacy helping others lead healthier eco-friendly lives.

Ray Ostapovich (Samaritan)
A member of the Peterborough Lions Club for close to 60 years, Ray Ostapovich played a key
role in the development of the service club’s Handicap/Medical Equipment Loan Program
which, at age 88, he still oversees, collecting, repairing and delivering used assistive devices and
medical equipment to anyone hard pressed to purchase new.

Kirk Wipper (Community Builder)
With the new home of the Canadian Canoe Museum now open, Kirk Wipper is being remembered
for his diligent efforts, over many years, securing, storing and preserving more than 500
canoes and related artifacts, providing the springboard for what has become the internationally
recognized Peterborough-based home of all things canoe.

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