The Pathway of Fame, Peterborough and District is once again seeking nominations from the community for this year’s class of inductees to The Pathway. Deadline is April 30th.
It is no secret that our community benefits greatly from a wealth of volunteerism, performance, literary pearls and other individual efforts which combine to create the rich heritage enjoyed by this community in the arts and humanities. The Pathway of Fame was created in 1997 to honour those who have given of themselves so selflessly for a period of years, or a lifetime.
Nominations can be made for deserving individuals in any one of the following categories: Visual Arts, Dramatic Arts, Literary, Entertainment / Musical, Cultural Betterment, Community Samaritan, Community Builder, or Media. A one-page nomination form is available to download as a pdf from the Pathway of Fame website at the following link: https://ptbopathwayoffame.ca/nominees/ or as a hard copy from Package Plus on Rink Street. There is a cost of $10 per nomination.
The Pathway also encourages groups and organizations to consider nominating a deserving individual in any of the available categories.
While nominations can be made throughout the year, the annual deadline for nominations is historically April 30th, in order to provide ample time for The Pathway to process, and vet the various nominations received.
It is also important to note The Pathway of Fame is not directly involved, in any way, with the decision-making process as to whom is selected for induction. Nominations come from the community at large, and are then vetted by a citizen’s committee appointed each year to review the nominations, and recommend nominees for induction. In this way, The Pathway of Fame is merely the facilitator: nominations are made, and inductees selected by the community, for the community. Historically, The Pathway has consistently followed the recommendations of the citizen-led Nominations Committee.
Successful inductees are honoured each September with an event hosted at Showplace Performance Center, with names engraved onto individual granite markers permanently installed along the Pathway of Fame at Del Crary Park.
The Pathway of Fame is a grassroots, not-for-profit organization comprised of community volunteers. We honoured our first Class of Inductees in 1998.
The Pathway thanks NEXICOM, the official internet provider and site host for The Pathway of Fame, Peterborough and District. This year, Nexicom is celebrating its 125th year.