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Oshawa Walk of Fame nominations now open

Nominations are open for the 2021-22 Oshawa Walk of Fame.

This year, for the first time, the criterion will include group and sentient beings.

“We believe that this year will be our best yet,” says Louise Parkes, Co-Chair of the 2021 Oshawa Walk of Fame and CEO of Parmac Relationship Marketing Ltd. “This is a chance to nominate one of the many notable individuals and groups who spent their formative years in Oshawa and made huge contributions to their field.

In the past, Parkes says there have been nomination requests for champion equines.

“In recognition of Oshawa’s contribution to thoroughbred racing, we have included a special category for sentient beings,” adds Parkes. “We’re looking forward to having several phenomenal nominees to choose from.”

Nominations will be accepted until Oct. 1, 2021.

Peter Hernandez, President of the Rotary Club of Oshawa, says the Oshawa Walk of Fame is an “exciting way to honour and acknowledge the widespread and far-reaching achievements of talented individuals who are connected to Oshawa.”

“The Rotary Club of Oshawa, together with the City of Oshawa and community members, is proud to be leading the process of identifying and celebrating these fine candidates,” he says.

The Oshawa Walk of Fame was established in 2006. A non-profit organization, the Oshawa Walk of Fame aims to honour Oshawa residents who have made significant contributions to life in the city.

This is achieved through a series of plaques are set in the sidewalks along King Street in Oshawa’s downtown. The mission of the Oshawa Walk of Fame is to “preserve, celebrate and showcase the history and heritage of excellence and achievement in Oshawa.”

Co-Chair Emmy Iheme says the service above self of the people being recognized have left ripples through the community, with lasting positive outcomes for years.

“That is what the Walk of Fame is all about,” she says. “Recognizing those individuals in our community who have given us lasting positive ripples that will always resonate.”

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Community members can also browse previous honorees and explore how they can get involved or volunteer for the 2021-22 Oshawa Walk of Fame.