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  • Dr. Rowena Hume, inducted in 2012
    Dr. Rowena Hume, inducted in 2012
  • Claudette Millar, inducted in 2014
    Claudette Millar, inducted in 2014
  • Jacob Hespeler, inducted in 1995
    Jacob Hespeler, inducted in 1995
  • Peter Gzowski, inducted in 2002
    Peter Gzowski, inducted in 2002

Linda F., Queen's Square | September 1, 2015

Recognize any of these people?  Do you know what they have in common?

They are all members of the Cambridge Hall of Fame!

Fame in your own community is notoriously difficult to achieve, but these individuals have done exactly that – they are now officially local heroes of the City of Cambridge and members of the Hall of Fame.  Scroll down this list and see how many names you recognize. You might be familiar with Claudette Millar, the first mayor of Cambridge, or broadcaster Peter Gzowski, but you might not know about Dr. Rowena Hume, founding member of Women’s College Hospital and Canadian founder of Planned Parenthood or you might not be familiar with the face of Jacob Hespeler.

A gallery in the City Archives is devoted to the achievements of these men and women, and visitors are welcome Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm at 46 Dickson Street, 2nd Floor, Cambridge ON.

The first inductees were named in 1995 and there are now more than 100 members. New candidates are nominated annually by members of the community.