If you're looking to get out and try something new, Peterborough has lots of great clubs. If you would like to add a club to our listing, update the description or logo, then drop us a note.


The Embroiderers’ Guild of Peterborough was founded in 1979, becoming the 10th Guild to join the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada Inc (EAC), and was a founding guild of the Ontario Network of Needleworkers (ONN) in 1983.  We are a small group of dedicated needleworkers who meet monthly to discuss, share and learn more about the art of the threaded needle.

The Guild offers a diverse program that changes each year. Generally, there are workshops, mini lessons and/or speakers on topics and/or techniques designed to enable our members to broaden their knowledge and expertise.

The Guild has an extensive lending library for members’ use, featuring titles in 18 categories.  The Guild also subscribes to the UK publications Stitch with the Embroiderers’ Guild  and Embroidery. Being a member of EAC also makes their library available to our members.

The Guild has an annual display of work in the Peterborough Public Library.  Please be sure to visit the library during this week to see our work: October 5 to October 12, 2015.


Jitsu Peterborough

Jitsu Peterborough offers an enjoyable atmosphere for participants to achieve a higher fitness level while gaining valuable self-defence skills. Shorinji Kan Jiu Jitsu uses joint locking, throwing and striking techniques to provide an effective defence system. Its wide variety of restraint and takedown techniques allow for controlled responses to a violent confrontation. Jiu jitsu can be used by anyone of any size, strength, weight or gender. Training is tailored to the individual capabilities of each student, and a friendly atmosphere is maintained at all classes. Jiu jitsu is also great fun to learn and gives you the opportunity to meet new people and socialize. We have clubs located at the YMCA and Trent University.


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Kawartha Camera Club

The Kawartha Camera Club was formed in 2012 to bring together photographers, new and experienced, together and provide a venue to learn basic and advanced skills required to create more compelling photographs. We are a very active group of people who enjoy learning from each other in a hands-on approach in a fun and social atmosphere.

  • Meetings
  • Outings
  • Annual Photographic Exhibitions


The Kawartha Community Orchestra and Kawartha Strings groups are composed of amateur musicians of a variety of ages, backgrounds and skill levels. Anyone who can read music and play a string or wind instrument is welcome to join either group. No audition is necessary (but you need to have your own instrument). Brass, woodwind, and percussion players are welcome for the full orchestra group, and violins, violas and cellos for both groups. Musicians are welcome to join one or both groups, in a relaxed atmosphere of fun and music-making. New members canjoin any time throughout the year.

The orchestras play classical, folk, ethnic and pop music. The pieces are typically at a Grade 2-3 level of difficulty. The groups practise once a week in the music room at Kenner Collegiate and play recitals in November and March and at Christmas and in the spring.

The Kawartha Strings (strings only) practises September to June on Monday evenings from 5 pm. to 6:15 p.m. and the Kawartha Community Orchestra (strings and wind instruments) follows with its practice from 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There is a small fee for each term to cover music and rental costs.

For more information or to become involved in the Kawartha Strings or the full orchestra please contact conductor Auriel Creighton at 705-295-2762


Welcome to the Kawartha Hooks and Needles Guild for adult men and women (over 16 years of age) knitters and crocheters of all levels. We are a non-profit organization which meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday night of each month from September to June from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Canterbury Gardens Retirement Residence.

Our meeting often consists of Guest Speakers, workshops and necessary business pertaining to the Guild. A selection of Knitting Daily videos are available to all members to borrow. You are encouraged to bring items that you have made to “BRING AND BRAG” We love to see your accomplishments.

Visitors are welcome to attend, for free, 2 regular meetings. When the Guild has a guest speaker or a guest presenting a workshop, a fee of $5.00 will apply.

TO JOIN: The membership fee is $40.00 non refundable which includes September to June or $25.00 after January 31st.

For more information please contact: Elaine @ 705-874-5703 


The Kawartha Music Company has been presenting music in four-part acappella harmony since 1970. The chorus is comprised of women of all ages and from all walks of life. The only requirement for membership is a love of music and an ability to carry a tune.

In addition to volunteering at bingo and singing to many in need in our community, we also give back by supporting local charities that assist women and children.

In exchange for a membership fee, our members enjoy music education events several times per year, as well as the opportunity to compete with other choruses in the region in Syracuse, New York.

We rehearse weekly on Monday evenings, and welcome all women who want to experience the positive energy and excitement that singing can bring! For more information, visit our web
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, or on Facebook. We look forward to meeting you!


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Kawartha Potters Guild

The Kawartha Potters Guild was founded in 1993 and formed to promote the art and craft of ceramics in the community and to provide a forum for local potters to share their experiences and knowledge of clay.

  • Guest speaker presentations
  • Member’s show and tell
  • Informative newsletter
  • Workshops
  • Exhibitions
  • A library that features both books and videos
  • Annual juried sale

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Kawartha Stamp Club

One of the major benefits of joining a stamp club is the interaction with other collectors. Meeting new collectors and old pros provides for the exchange of information, enables you to acquire philatelic material for your collection, and gives you the sheer joy of sharing your hobby and experiences with someone who is interested in what you have to say. At present, we have over 103 paid up members in the club. Life-long friendships have developed in such circumstances. Why not give it a try? You will be pleased with the results.

  • Monthly meetings
  • Stamp Collection Valuation & Guidance Service
  • Annual Stamp exhibition and bourse

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Kawartha Quiltmakers Guild

  • Monthly meetings
  • Annual show
  • Guest speakers
  • Trunk shows
  • Demonstrations
  • Show & share

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Kawartha Rock & Fossil Club

  • Monthly meetings with interesting speakers, presentations, workshops, and silent auctions.
  • Newsletters outlining upcoming events and shows related to rocks and fossils, and also including interesting articles and information.
  • Field trips led by talented leaders to local collecting sites, some of which are currently functioning quarries that can only be entered with the club. (Age Limit of 16)
  • Our annual Rock and Fossil show where many members participate.

We are the oldest youth organization (107 years) providing outdoor experiences for youth ages 5-26.  Please let me know if this is of interest and we will provide more information on our programs.


Kawartha Woodturners Guild

The Kawartha Woodturners Guild (KWG) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of woodturning.

The Kawartha Woodturners Guild meets on the second Tuesday of the month from September until June at the East City Lions Club at 7:00 p.m.

The non-profit KWG provides a rewarding activity for both men and women. We are involved in the community, schools, and with local non-profit fundraising activities. New members have access to hands-on instruction. All are welcome to visit. Please join us!


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Peterborough Amateur Radio Club

  • Monthly Meetings
  • Facebook Group
  • Club Activities
  • Yearly field days
  • Amateur Radio Basic Level Course

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Peterborough And District Obedience Club

Every animal has a unique personality and disposition. Because of this, every animal needs to be trained differently. This requires trainers with a wide range of experience and a wealth of knowledge. Whether you want to train a young animal or an older animal, you need expert guidance. If you love your animal, you can count on P A D O C to "Train you to train your dog".  As a club, we take pride in mentoring new individuals in the training of dogs.

P A D O C (as we are affectionately known as) makes every effort to ensure that its instructors are up-to-date with the latest studies and trends in dog training. The money collected from our classes is used to educate our members through seminars and conferences.

  • Group Obedience classes - from Puppy to Expert
  • CKC Rally O Classes
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Obedience Trials
  • Rally-O Trials
  • Eye Clinics
  • Community Dog Awareness
  • Competition
  • Obedience classes for members
  • Canadian Good Neighbour testing
  • Canine Good Citizen
  • Canine socialization
  • Private lessons by referral

The Peterborough Area Home Business Association (PAHBA) meets once a month at the GPA EDC. Our members range from small businesses to businesses that support entrepreneurs.


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Peterborough Astronomical Association

The Peterborough Astronomical Association is a group of people from Peterborough, Ontario and surrounding areas who have a love and appreciation of the space that surrounds us. We also have an interest and a passion for viewing and preserving the night sky. As well, we enjoy observing celestial events that occur during the day!

Join our growing membership today and enjoy the camaraderie of regular meetings and night sky observing sessions, keep up-to-date with our monthly newsletter, and access member-only perks like borrowing books, DVDs, and telescopes from our extensive inventory.

The club meets the first Friday of every month, except for July and August, at the Orientation Building in the Riverside Park and Zoo. Public observing session are sometimes held at Armour Hill Memorial Park, above the Peterborough Museum and Archives. For more information and current scheduling of public events and meetings, please check the Special Events and Meeting schedules. Please come out and visit us at our meetings or public observing sessions as they are free and new comer friendly. You don't need any experience, own special equipment or have previous knowledge about the night sky or astronomy. We are here to help you start to learn and explore the universe that is in your own backyard and in the heavens above!


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Peterborough Badminton Club

  • Adult club
  • Junior club

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Peterborough Bridge Club

  • Games throughout the week
  • Bridge lessons
  • Special events
  • Tournaments

Peterborough Chess & Checkers Club

A club that provides members with an opportunity to play chess and checkers throughout the year at the YMCA.

  • Tournaments to challenge skill levels
  • Thursdays 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Contact Ken Craig (President) for more information

Peterborough Curling Club

Peterborough Curling Club offers you friendly, active people to curl with and excellent ice to curl on (thanks to our Ice Technician Jeff Gray). We have a wide range of leagues to choose from whether you're looking to join as an individual or a team, a novice or an experienced curler.


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Peterborough Cycling Club

  • The Peterborough Cycling Club is a locally-based volunteer run non-profit organisation affiliated with the Ontario Cycling Association and the International Mountain Biking Association
  • Our rides cover a wide range of fitness and abilities with great opportunities for skill enhancement as well. From the most casual-paced to competitive road cycling; from mountain bikes to time trialing, we try very hard to reach all interests and age groups
  • Youth Rides, Recreational Rides, Mountain Biking, Time Trials, Tempo Rides, Women's Rides, Cross Races and more
  • Facebook and Twitter

Peterborough Disc Golf Club

  • Formed in 2009 to promote Disc Golf in the area
  • Summer League
  • Spring training

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Peterborough Fencing Club

Peterborough Fencing Club is working to help people discover fencing, enrich the community and advance this wonderful sport. PFC offers a friendly, supportive environment with lessons for the entire family. Classes are available for all age groups, from 8 years through to adult and beyond.

Fence for fun—it's fantastic exercise and also helps improve agility, concentration and decision–making skills. Feel like being more competitive? Improve your game by taking private lessons with our expert coach.


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Peterborough Field Naturalists

Since 1940 the Peterborough Field Naturalists (PFN) has encouraged an appreciation of nature.  

The Club hosts monthly indoor meetings where guest speakers are invited to share their expertise. There is always time for refreshment and socializing as well.

Many outdoor events are organized throughout the year.  These include learning the identification of or just enjoying birds, butterflies, dragonflies, amphibians, reptiles, plants of all sorts, geology, landscape, animal tracks and so much more.

There is a Junior Naturalists Program with many fun-filled activities for kids to experience and connect with nature.


Since 1946, the Peterborough FSC has been providing skating instruction to people of all ages. From our humble beginnings on an outdoor rink, the club has grown from a mere handful of skaters to several hundred skaters who participate in a range of different programs within the club. Our Club strives to ensure that skaters of all ages and abilities achieve their skating goals in a positive and safe environment at the Memorial Centre.


During our Spring/Summer training season, we train on Thursdays from 6 to 8 PM at Kawartha Moving and Storage on Mervin Street in Peterborough. Our most recent training cycle ended on August 28/14. Our next cycle will begin on Thursday March 5/15. 

We are a strictly not for profit organization with the sole purpose of promoting Flyball in our community. The cost of operating our club is shared equally among our members. Your dog(s) does not require any prior training in Flyball but must have proof from your veterinary clinic of up to date vaccinations including protection against Bordetella (kennel cough)

If you are interested in enrolling, let us know as soon as possible by return e-mail so that we can put your name on our waiting list. We limit the number of dogs in each cycle at 20. Please let us know your dog’s breed, name, age, sex, status re: spay or neutered, his or her height (measured at the withers) and your phone number.


The Peterborough Table Hockey Association offers league play for players of all skill levels. The club meets bi-weekly on Sunday afternoons at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Hunter Street. The contact is Sid Kloosterman at 705-745-0559



The Peterborough Horticultural Society has been an active part of Peterborough life since 1861 with a rich history of community involvement.


With over 200 members and 11 life members, the group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month (except July, August & December). Meetings are held at the Peterborough Public Library, 345 Aylmer St. N. at 7:30 pm.

Each meeting combines a bit of socializing, refreshments and always features a knowledgeable guest speaker. Annual membership $20 individual, $25 family.  Some of the projects and events include the Peterborough Garden Show, scholarship & bursary programmes, community beautification grants and annual plant sale. All are welcome and you don’t have to be an experienced gardener to attend.
 


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Peterborough Motor Sports Club

  • Monthly Business and Social meetings
  • Solo Racing , TSD Rally, Performance Rally
  • Facebook and Twitter

Peterborough Newcomers Club

The Peterborough Newcomers Club provides a network of social activities that bring together men and women of all ages who have recently moved to Peterborough and the surrounding area, or anyone who has experienced a significant life change (retirement, divorce, widowed, etc.).  Activities are member generated and may vary from time to time. 

We have monthly meetings to:

  • make new friends
  • meet others with common interests
  • plan member generated activities
  • join an interest club
  • learn about the Community
  • socialize

We meet on the third Wednesday of the month from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.  Our meetings run from September through June.  You are welcome to join the Club at any time during the year.  The Club is a non-denominational and non-profit organization that operates with a volunteer Board of Directors.  For further information please contact us at peterboroughnewcomers@gmail.com.


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Peterborough Paddling Club

The purpose of the Peterborough Paddling Club (PPC) is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle; offering the community at large easy access to recreational paddling opportunities. The PPC will act as an umbrella body to provide the public at large with information on the different type of paddling options within Peterborough and the Kawarthas, and assist in the development, maintenance, and education of Peterborough’s rich canoe culture.


The Society was formed in 1982 by a group of amateur photographers interested in developing their photographic skills with an opportunity to enjoy the fellowship and support of people with similar interests.  These objectives continue to guide the club.

Our members have diverse backgrounds varying from beginner to professional, use a variety of equipment and are happy to share their expertise with other members. Photographic interests include wildlife, family, street scenes, architecture, vehicles, water, sunsets, contemporary, nature, landscapes and much more.

Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month from September through June.  The meetings are normally conducted in two parts.  During the first part, presentations by experienced photographers whether club members or professionals are the main activity.  Following a break for refreshments and socializing, the second part of the meeting is devoted to the showing of members’ images.  Part of the May meeting is reserved for the Annual General Meeting.

They are held at the Lion’s Club Centre located at 347 Burnham Street, start at 7:00 p.m. and end by 9:30 p.m.  If you arrive earlier you may have the opportunity to ask other members questions about camera bodies, lenses or software for editing images.


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Peterborough Poetry Slam

The Peterborough Poetry Slam series is a monthly poetry slam and feature series in Peterborough, Ontario that has been running since November 2007. We aim to:

- Expose local spoken word artists and enthusiasts to diverse poetry performances, and create opportunities for touring Canadian poets, by hosting established spoken word artists in our community;
- Expand conceptions of poetry and spoken word by collaborating with community organizations to feature artists at otherwise literary or music-based events; and
- Build the skills, talents and confidence of local writers and performers, and enrich the local spoken word community by providing opportunities for interaction with visiting spoken word artists.

If you are interested in performing or want more information, whether you are from Peterborough or further away, please contact us and visit our Facebook page.


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Peterborough Sailing Club

For 30 years, the Peterborough Sailing Club has been a gathering place for sailors in the Kawarthas. The Club brings together a wide variety of individuals, from beginner to experienced sailors, all sharing a common interest in sailing. The result is a fun and friendly environment in which to participate in the sport.

  • Pleasure sailing events,
  • Competitive racing series
  • Social and family events

Peterborough Storytellers

The Peterborough Storytellers meet at the library every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. and are a group who share a passion for the wonderful art of creative storytelling. Be sure to explore their Facebook group as well.


The Peterborough Toastmasters Club meets every week, and has two annual speaking contests.  

Since 1964, Peterborough Toastmasters has inspired hundreds over the years to develop  their "speaking personalities" and become more effective and confident leaders.

The meetings are supportive, friendly, and always fun.meet every week. and have two annual speaking contests. Since 1964, Peterborough Toastmasters has inspired hundreds over the years to develop  their "speaking personalities" and become more effective and confident leaders.

You can also connect with the Peterborough Toastmasters Club on Facebook and Twitter.


St. Johns Tai Chi Club

The St. Johns Tai Chi Club is a friendly, social club, that facilitates health, improvement for a wide range of health issues, including balance, heart and circulation, arthritis, diabetes, nervous disorders, and many other  concerns. People who are disabled can see remarkable improvements. Come and try it, to see if you like it at 99 Brock Street.  705-750-0827. Class times are Mondays at 1 p.m., Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m.


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Quaker Park Tennis Club

The club is open to anyone upon paying the membership fees. Kawartha Credit Union employees and their spouses receive a reduced fee in recognition of the generosity of their employer letting us run our facility on their property. Junior membership for elementary school-age children is free if a parent is a member. Come pay us a visit and check us out! Joining is as easy as filling in an application form on line, printing it, and mailing it with payment to the address given on the form.

  • 5 Har-tru (clay) courts
  • Lighting on all courts
  • Club lounge, kitchen, washrooms
  • Free group lessons for beginners
  • Private lessons available
  • Men's & Ladies Leagues
  • Singles Ladder
  • Junior programs for ages 3 - 16
  • “Quaker Aces” program for teens