Friday, August 17, 2012

Pathway of Fame inductees

As posted on the website, August 17, 2012.

By Paul Rellinger

On Sept 8, the 15th annual induction ceremony at Showplace will welcome 11 new honourees

Jill and Peter Adams - Community Betterment

A nurse by training, Mrs. Adams has served as president of the Peterborough Theatre Guild, chair of the Anson House Auxiliary and board member with the Five Counties Children's Centre as well as served as an active volunteer with St. John's Anglican Church, the Canadian Hearing Society and the Lung Association.

She has also volunteered with orphanages in Mexico, Jamaica and Baffin Island and, with Mr. Adams, has trekked to Bangladesh, Honduras, India and Uganda as representatives of Sleeping Children Around The World. Both are also volunteers with Casa de Angelis home in Peterborough.

Meanwhile, Mr. Adams is a retired Trent University geography professor and author who served as a trustee with the Peterborough Board of Education before being elected Liberal MPP for Peterborough, 1987-1990, and then Liberal MP, 1993-2005.

"This is really one of the more touching things that happened to us," says Mr. Adams.

"I've been to several Pathway inductions and I never for once thought I'd be on the receiving end of that honour. What's really nice is that the two of us are being inducted. We're a couple, it's a partnership, and that's being reflected.

"A strong community is people working behind the scenes on all levels and we've had people doing what they do for decades. They do it quietly but the impact of their efforts benefits us all. It's fitting we have a way to recognize them and, yes, thank them."