On Saturday Sept 10th Peterborough and District Pathway of Fame added 13 new names at the annual induction ceremony at Showplace. Cavan Monaghan was well represented with natives Serena Ryder, Justin and Mark Hiscox were acknowledged in the Entertainment and Music category and Kim Blackwell of 4th Line Theatre was recognized for her achievements in the Dramatic Arts.
The Pathway of Fame Peterborough and District honours arts and humanities heritage of the area, recognizing the many talented individuals who have each in their own way contributed to the rich arts and humanities heritage that enrich the Peterborough area. Started in 1998, the program salutes local talent and each inductee is nominated by a community member and nominees are screened by a selection committee before the final honour is bestowed in a public ceremony.
Millbrook native Serena Ryder needs no introduction; her extensive list of awards includes the 2008 Juno Award for “Best New Artist of the Year,” followed by three more Junos, a Much Music and Canadian Film awards all acknowledging the gifts of this talented singer songwriter.
The Hiscox brothers Justin and Mark are also well known in the community. These talented brothers are full-time, self-employed musicians who share their gifts throughout the Peterborough area, but Cavan Monaghan is the biggest beneficiary of their musical talents. Justin is currently the Music Director and musician for St. James Players, 4th Line Theatre, Peterborough Theatre Guild, the Anne Shirley Theatre Company at Trent University and our local Community Choir. Mark is a very talented musician, conductor, singer, actor and theatre director and has been at 4th Line Theatre for 17 consecutive seasons.
This year’s Dramatic Arts inductee was 4th Line Theatre’s Kim Blackwell. Blackwell was acknowledged for her role at the theatre over the past 22 years. Her influence on the theatre company’s productions has grown over the years. She has directed 15 of their original productions and last year took the helm as the Managing Creative Director of the theatre company. She has also been involved in various positions at Peterborough’s Union Theatre over the past 10 years. Congratulations to all award recipients. KG