Nick Minerva scored 8:21 into overtime for the Cobourg Cougars on Saturday night, capping a dramatic come-from-behind 3-2 win for the Cougars over the Brooks Bandits—and taking the 2017 RBC Cup on home ice.
The National Junior A Champions have a big Peterborough connection: former Pete Josh Maguire plays for them (Cobourg is his hometown), Brent Tully is the GM (the architect behind the team) and their coach is John Druce. For Druce, who played 10 seasons in the NHL, this is his first head coaching job—and quite a debut season behind the bench.
PTBOCanada.com Snapchat reporter Jeremy Biden and his wife, Debbie, were at Del Crary Park catching the fireworks over Little Lake on Saturday night, and Jeremy caught these great photos of a family of geese along the banks of the water checking out the action.
The goslings appear to be enthralled with the scenery...
Due to the high and fast waters in Little Lake, the City of Peterborough has been unable to complete the repairs necessary for the seasonal start of the Centennial Fountain.
The fountain is typically serviced in time to have it running by Victoria Day weekend. The City says that conditions throughout the month of May have made it unsafe to complete the work, therefore causing a delay.
Barring unforeseen circumstances, the Centennial Fountain will be up and running for June 1st.
Faith Dickinson was one of 20 young recipients from around the world who was at St. Jame's Palace in London, England on Thursday (May 18th) to receive a Legacy Award established in memory of Princess Diana.
Faith (Far Right) Pictured With Will (Photo via @DianaAward)
The Grade 9 student at TASSS in Peterborough met Prince William and Prince Harry, who presented her with the award, which goes to children making a monumental impact on society. Faith, 14, was recognized for her Cuddles for Cancer initiative, a charity she started when she was 9-years-old that gives personalized fleece blankets to cancer patients, veterans and soldiers.
Among many other accolades in recent years, Faith was also winner of a Me To We Youth In Action Award in 2015, and is the Youth Ambassador (a newly created role) on the United Way Peterborough campaign cabinet this year.
"It was so surreal meeting the Princes today, it was a dream come true," Faith tells PTBOCanada. "It was incredible to hear then talk about their Mom from such a personable point of view. I got to meet them half an hour before the ceremony and spend some time with them—they were both so nice and caring. Prince William really spent time talking to me. He is an advocate for cancer research so it was really nice to talk to him."
At the presentation, Prince Harry joked with Faith that she was the most talented fellow redhead in the room.
The Diana Award official Twitter account tweeted out about the reference...
Her parents, Mike and Carrie, tell PTBOCanada the past couple days have been "quite the adventure" for them and Faith.
"We are incredibly proud of Faith and the work she does to support her community," they say. "She genuinely cares about people. To be associated with Princess Diana is the highest honour she could possibly receive!"
High water levels and flows caused by extreme amounts of precipitation have resulted in unsafe boating conditions across waterways.
For safety reasons, Parks Canada has delayed the start of the 2017 navigation season for the Trent-Severn Waterway and Rideau Canal by one week to Friday, May 26th.
Until May 26th, the Trent-Severn Waterway and Rideau Canal will be closed to all boat traffic, and all forms of water-based activities are discouraged. This closure will most importantly protect boater safety, and help to prevent further shoreline erosion and property damage experienced by local residents and businesses.
During this week, Parks Canada will continue to diligently make adjustments to water flows in order to restore safe conditions in preparation for the navigation season.
The public are welcome to continue to enjoy the canals' lock stations, which will be fully open to land-based visitors effective May 19th. Lock staff will be on hand to welcome them.
All visitors are encouraged to always exercise caution around water but especially now with elevated water levels and flows.
The ucpoming play Over Dinner starring Mike Judson, Marsala Lukianchuk and Sarah-Jayne Riley—three well-known actors in the local arts scene—is the story of a two-year relationship told in the space of one dinner date.
Written and directed by Tim Etherington, the play is pieced together from nine vignettes, and works on two levels: as a dinner date in real time, and the complete history of one couple.
Left to right: Marsala Lukianchuk, Sarah-Jayne Riley, Mike Judson (Photo by Adam Martignetti)
Over Dinner is an uncomfortably funny play that casts a sometimes harsh light on modern dating and calls into question assumptions about love, loyalty and companionship. It examines the awkward and embarrassing habits that find their way into most relationships.
Marsala Lukianchuk and Mike Judson star as Jessica and Scott, and they lend their considerable talents to their roles, changing character and tone in seconds, as the months roll by from scene to scene. Sarah-Jayne Riley completes the cast as Kendra, their regular server. Transitions involving several months are accentuated by the subtle atmospheric lighting and sound design of Ryan Kerr and Derek Weatherdon.
Photo by Adam Martignetti
Over Dinner runs at The Theatre on King (159 King St.) from Thursday, May 25th to Saturday, May 27th at 8 p.m., with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 27th. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door or by reservation at 705-930-6194.
The 2017 Peterborough Folk Festival runs from August 19th to 21st, with nationally recognized artists, great workshops, and terrific food and craft vendors at Nichol's Oval Park in East City.
Organizers have announced that the festival will kick off Friday, August 19th with the awesome Buffy Sainte-Marie performing at Showplace Performance Theatre. Having performed for more than half a century, her latest album Power in the Blood won a Juno for both Aboriginal and Contemporary Roots Album of the Year, as well as the Polaris prize—an annual award for the top album in Canada.
Tickets for her show go on sale Wednesday, May 17th at noon at showplace.org.
The rest of the weekend features free admission, and it has been announced that family-friendly Sharon and Bram who be performing Sunday afternoon at the park.
The complete lineup of artists will be revealed in the coming weeks.
The festival is also accepting submissions for artisan and craft and food vendors, and volunteers and sponsors are also being sought. Go to PeterboroughFolkFest.com for info.