Longtime CHEX TV sports and radio director Gary Dalliday and the late Marie Callaghan – a hostess and producer – are 2 of 11 inductees in 7 categories who were selected out of 30 nominations. They are being inducted in the Media category.
The selection committee described Dalliday as an “institution” in Peterborough’s sporting community.” He worked with CHEX TV for more than 33 years and was also MC and host of hundreds of charitable events.
Callaghan is described as a “Canadian super star in the days before the phrase was popular.” For over 21 years she conducted an estimated 20,000 interviews during her career.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Pathway of Fame which recognizes significant and outstanding contributions by residents. Their names are placed in granite markers in paths at Del Crary Park. The induction ceremony is Saturday, Sept. 9 at 9:30 a.m. at Showplace Performance Centre. The event is presented by Shorelines Casinos and hosted by CHEX TV’s Graham
Other nominees and categories include with descriptions from the committee:
George Novotny Sr. (posthumous) in Entertainment: A musician’s musician – possessed perfect pitch – an accomplished orchestra leader, pianist, accordionist and arranger.
Bill Crane in Entertainment – Known for his contribution to and support of all things musical – performer; director, arranger and creating scores for numerous productions – also introduced the recorder into area school’s curriculum.
Jim Coghlan in Community Betterment: Volunteered thousands of hours in health care and amateur sports activities. Chairman of the CAT Scan Fund; twice Committee Chairman of the Ontario Summer Games; founding chairman of the Arborough Games.
Stephen Kylie in Samaritan: Presently chairman of the Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network and chairman of the Mount Community Centre; spends countless volunteer hours on numerous boards and committees which speaks volumes as to his caring and commitment to the area’s betterment.
Earl Spencley -(posthumous) in Samaritan: As a volunteer lost his life along with 3 City firefighters in a devastating downtown blaze in 1951. “He was always in everything when he thought any one needed help.”
David and Patricia Morton in Community Builder – Dynamic philanthropists whose generosity has made an incredible impact on Peterborough, Lakefield, Trent University and the county of Peterborough. “Incalculable influence in making so many community projects feasible.