Definitely Durham 2021 Seeks Hall of Fame Nominations

Posted On Thursday July 09, 2020

Definitely Durham is the Durham District School Board’s (DDSB) Hall of Fame, celebrating and showcasing the successes of former DDSB students and public education in our community.

The Durham District School Board has provided quality public education to thousands of students in our community. In order to showcase and celebrate the successes of public education, the DDSB has established a Hall of Fame, known as, Definitely Durham. Notable former students have an opportunity to be highlighted and recognized with a nomination from community members, former classmates, neighbours or friends.

Nominations are currently open to the public with a deadline to submit by September 4, 2020. Selection criteria, nomination forms and a complete list of details can be found on the Durham District School Board’s website at

All nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee with an induction ceremony to take place in February 2021. Inductees will be honoured at the ceremony and a plaque with their name and accomplishment will be installed at the Durham District School Board Education Centre.

Former notable winners include: the Honourable Ed Broadbent, Neil Pasricha, Debra Thompson, Stephen S. Poloz, Perdita Felicien, and the Honourable Mabel M. VanCamp.

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is responsible for public education in the rural settings of Uxbridge, Brock and Scugog Townships and the urban settings of Ajax, Whitby, Pickering and Oshawa. The DDSB employs 6,900 teaching and educational services staff. With 133 elementary and secondary schools and learning centres, the DDSB accommodates more than 70,000 regular day students and thousands more who take advantage of a wide variety of continuing education and adult credit courses. More information can be found on the DDSB’s website at Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DurhamDSB, Instagram @durhamschools and YouTube at DurhamDSB.