Hometown Boy Logan DeNoble Named Captain Of The Peterborough Petes

Dream big and work hard, and your dreams will come true: Hometown boy Logan DeNoble is proof of that, having been named captain of the Peterborough Petes.

Logan (No. 28) follows in the footsteps of former captains that were also local to Peterborough, including Doug Gibson (1972-73), Dallas Eakins (1987-88), Brent Tully (1993-94), Steve Webb (1994-95) and Kevin Bolibruck (1996-97).

Logan DeNoble (2nd from left) named Captain of Petes

Logan DeNoble (2nd from left) named Captain of Petes

“Growing up in Peterborough, it was a dream to play for the Petes,” says DeNoble. “If you’d have told when I was drafted in 2014 that one day I’d be named captain, I probably would have laughed it off.”

“It was an accomplishment to make the team, and to now have the honour of captaining my hometown club is incredible. I am going to make the most of this opportunity and will work hard to lead us to another successful season.”

Logan grew up playing minor hockey in Peterborough...

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He has always been a huge Petes fan...

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Here is Logan in his minor league hockey days holding a painting of himself by George Elliott...

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“When it comes time to selecting captains, you look at players who bring character, their work ethic, their attitudes and how they carry themselves,” says Head Coach Jody Hull. “We felt that Logan was the player who, based on his journey to this point, best personifies what it means to be a Peterborough Pete.”

What would make this season even more special for Logan and the rest of the maroon and white? A run to the Memorial Cup of course. Bring it.

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Curry Village Celebrating Incredible 23 Years In Downtown Peterborough

Iconic Indian restaurant Curry Village (306 George St. N) has been owned and operated by brothers Muslim and Shahidul Islam for 23 years.

The brothers immigrated to Peterborough from Bangladesh and decided a year later that the city had a culinary gap to fill and they went about filling it.

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Celebrations begin with a special recognition event with Mayor Daryl Bennett, MP Maryam Monsef and DBIA executive director Terry Guiel this Friday, September 22 at 11:30 a.m at Curry Village. 

"It is a great story to see a business have this long of a successful run in our downtown and we hope they continue to offer great Indian cuisine for many years to come," says Guiel.

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The celebrations continue Saturday, September 23rd as the brothers host their yearly buffet special. This is something they do only once a year to celebrate each anniversary.
 
"Our buffet is a great chance to taste some of everything from our menu,” says Shahidul.

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Hedley To Rock Peterborough Memorial Centre

They're back: Hedley is playing the Memorial Centre Friday, March 2nd as part of their highly anticipated 2018 arena tour in support of their seventh studio album, Cageless.

Joining Hedley on the 32 city Canadian tour will be special guests Shawn Hook and Neon Dreams. Tickets will go on sale in all markets on Friday, September 29, with VIP packages on sale on Thursday, September 21st.

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“Performing live is truly what Hedley are all about,” says frontman Jacob Hoggard in regards to the upcoming tour. "Touring from coast to coast and being able to bring the music directly to our incredible fans is like a constant thirst for us. We are hitting more markets than ever before, the production is bigger and better, and as always, we have lots of tricks up our sleeves… We can’t wait to share this show with the world.”

Hedley shows at the Memorial Centre are always a great time, so you don't want to miss this one!

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Peterborough Police Have Homeguard Inspection Program

Peterborough Police's Homeguard Inspection Program is a community-based crime prevention initiative of the force's Auxiliary officers. This program allows community members to take an active role in making their homes less susceptible to criminal activity.

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HOW IT WORKS

-> A Homeguard Inspection is free.
-> Residents can request an appointment for an inspection online by completing the online form or by calling the Peterborough Police Service Victim Services Unit at 705-876-1122, ext 268.
-> An appointment will be set for the Inspection to be conducted.
-> Members of the Auxiliary Unit attend and conduct a home security audit. They inspect windows, doors, and the exterior of the home. A written report is provided to the home owner detailing potential improvements for maximum safety.

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Officers often recommend Homeguard Inspections to victims of break and enter, or domestic violence, but anyone can request an inspection.

Homeguard is meant to help residents improve home security and prevent break-ins and thefts at their home.

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For more information on the program, click here.

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Ladies Learning Code’s National Learn To Code Day Being Hosted At Innovation Cluster’s Downtown Incubator

The Innovation Cluster - Peterborough and the Kawarthas will be hosting the Peterborough region of the annual National Learn to Code Day for women interested in coding at the downtown Cube for technology startups, on Saturday, September 23rd.

Presented by Ladies Learning Code, a Canada-wide not-for-profit organization that provides resources for women and children to learn skills in technology through a social and collaborative environment, this will give the opportunity for women to learn basic skills during Learn to Code Day.

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As a workshop that provides an inclusive experience to learn technological skills, Ladies Learning Code will present a beginner-friendly workshop to 30 women in the downtown Cube, as well as the same workshop being held in 29 cities across Canada.

The workshop is a public event open to any women wanting to learn or enhance their technological skills in coding and programming. Participants will gain skills and confidence while being educated in HTML, CSS, WordPress, Python, Ruby, web design and other skill-sets recommended to become digital creators.

National Girls Learning Code Day

National Girls Learning Code Day

The Innovation Cluster partnered with Ladies Learning Code in May to host National Girls Learning Code Day, a similar workshop directed towards young girls to learn basic skills in coding, in hopes to bring interest and awareness to tech-related opportunities as a career.

To register for Ladies Learning Code, click here.

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Blast From The Past: Old Boat Motors Designed At Outboard Marine On Display At Little Lake

Outboard Marine, which once employed about 2,000 employees in Peterborough before closing in the Nineties, was famous for, among many other things, producing Johnson and Evinrude engines.

Classic boat show, Little Lake

Classic boat show, Little Lake

Some of those were on display on Saturday (September 16th) on the shores of Little Lake at a classic boat display.

Classic boat show, Little Lake

Classic boat show, Little Lake

All the motor logo designs pictured throughout the post were done by George Elliott, the renowned local artist and illustrator who worked at Outboard Marine as a graphic designer in the '60s, '70s and '80s before leaving to commit himself full time to his art vocation. (George is the father of our Brand Strategist, Aaron Elliott.)

George was featured (see below, bottom left) in an old dealer publicaton called Pioneer Chips.

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Many of our readers may recall these classic old designs, and perhaps might even be using these motors now.

"To see my Dad's designs still around and being cherished after decades is incredible to witness," Aaron says. "It's neat to see they live on."

Classic boat show, Little Lake

Classic boat show, Little Lake

Classic boat show, Little Lake

Classic boat show, Little Lake

Here is a picture of Outboard Marine back in the day (where the Canadian Canoe Museum is now located)...

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University Students Sarah Ross & Brianna Hamilton Raise Important Funds For PRHC's Adult Mental Health In-Patient

Two university students, both from Peterborough, have just made an huge impact on mental awareness and treatment.

Sarah Ross and Brianna Hamilton collaborated on a baseball tournament on August 26th—Hitting Back at Mental Illness: In Memory of Jake Stanley and Kathy Ross—that was a home run, raising more than $35,000 for PRHC's Adult Mental In-Patient Unit.

Dynamic duo: Brianna and Sarah at the ball tournament

Dynamic duo: Brianna and Sarah at the ball tournament

Sarah, a Trent student going into her fourth year of Nursing, and Brianna, a 4th-year Criminology student at Carleton University in Ottawa, have been good friends ever since Brianna reached out to Sarah in January 2016 to ask her about her own experience in PRHC's Adult Mental Health In-Patient Unit.

Brianna Hamilton and Sarah Ross presenting the cheque to PRHC

Brianna Hamilton and Sarah Ross presenting the cheque to PRHC

"I had previously been a patient in December of 2014 and she knew that and wanted more information before getting help," Sarah tells PTBOCanada. "Since then, we have been very close friends. I have also lost my mother, Kathy Ross, who was the Principal of St. Peter's Secondary School, to mental illness in December of 2012."

"Earlier this year, Brianna mentioned to me about doing a fundraising tournament for PRHC's Unit and dedicating it to my mother and Jake Stanley, also a former St. Peter's student, who lost his own battle to mental illness in September of 2015."

Left to right: Lesley Heighway (Foundation Member), Sandra Hamilton, Brian Hamilton, Brianna Hamilton, Graeme Ross, Sarah Ross, Anne Ondercin (Foundation Member) and staff from PRHC's Adult Mental Health In-Patient Unit

Left to right: Lesley Heighway (Foundation Member), Sandra Hamilton, Brian Hamilton, Brianna Hamilton, Graeme Ross, Sarah Ross, Anne Ondercin (Foundation Member) and staff from PRHC's Adult Mental Health In-Patient Unit

With both of their deaths having such huge impacts on the community, Sarah and Brianna felt it was a great idea to be able to collaborate and honour their memories and raise money for a cause they would both be behind.

They ended up having a huge turnout at Norwood Community Centre ball diamond, with more than 20 teams in the tournament. In addition, they received an anonymous donation from a community member that covered the cost of the location.

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On Friday (September 15th), the dynamic duo presented the PRHC Foundation with a cheque for $35,516.25 in support of Adult Mental Health In-patient services at Peterborough Regional Health Centre in the mental health courtyard.

"We were blown away by the amount we raised and we’re so grateful to everyone who donated, participated and sponsored," say the girls.

Members of Jake Stanley Baseball Team

Members of Jake Stanley Baseball Team

All the proceeds will be used to support PRHC’s Adult Mental Health In-Patient unit and their efforts to create and facilitate a safe, therapeutic environment. The funds will be invested in supports that will enhance the patient experience and aid mental health patients in relaxation, a distraction from other stressors, and self-soothing while they receive treatment.

This includes investments in therapeutic furniture such as rocking and/or massage chairs, iPads with therapeutic applications, exercise equipment, self-regulation sensory items such as weighted blankets and self-harm prevention tools, reading materials and more.

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Fleming College’s Official Song Remastered For 50th Anniversary

"Let the Deed Show", Fleming College’s official song that was commissioned for the College’s 25th anniversary, has been remastered and updated for Fleming’s 50th.
 
The song details the life of Sir Sandford Fleming, the College’s namesake, and his contributions to society. Written by local performer Danny Bronson, Bronson returned to the studio recently at Haggarty Studios in Peterborough with some of the finest studio musicians in Canada to record the new rendition of the song.

Danny Bronson (at left) in the studio recording

Danny Bronson (at left) in the studio recording

Bronson, who has breathed new life into the classic song, performs "Let the Deed Show" every year at all of Fleming College’s convocation ceremonies at its Frost and Sutherland campuses.

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Bronson, along with students, alumni and employees, will be in attendance at the college’s Sutherland Campus 50th Anniversary celebration on September 22nd from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Watch the awesome video below...

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The Last Reusable Exchange Weekend Of 2017 Is This Weekend

This is your last chance this year to participate in a Reusable Exchange Weekend. These events are the perfect opportunity to pass along items you no longer want and give them to someone who can use them—all for free.  

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The September Reusable Exchange Weekend runs from Friday, September 15th to Sunday, September 17th.
 
Place reusable items at the curb on Friday evening. If items have not been taken by Sunday at 7 p.m., bring them back in.

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For more details, please call the Waste Management Division at 705-742-7777 ext. 1891.

The weather is supposed to be beautiful this weekend, but unfortunately you can't recycle this weekend, too.

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Maryam Monsef On Her Inspiring Chat With Angelina Jolie At TIFF

Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef and her mother Soriya Basir had an inspiring meet with actor/activist Angelina Jolie on Sunday (September 10th) at the TIFF screening of The Breadwinner, an animated film Jolie executive produced about an 11-year-old girl in Afghanistan living under Taliban rule.

MP Maryam Monsef and Angelina Jolie at TIFF screening of Jolie's The Breadwinner

MP Maryam Monsef and Angelina Jolie at TIFF screening of Jolie's The Breadwinner

The film, about a headstrong young girl who disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family, is based on the bestselling book by Canadian writer Deborah Ellis.

Monsef says the book and movie speaks to her for many reasons: "It's the story of an 11-year-old Parvana's journey of survival in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and her attempt to help her family as the breadwinner. Breadwinner tells the story of Afghanistan through the eyes of a child. For years, Ellis has shined light on the struggles and resiliency of Afghan people and the strength of women and girls of Afghanistan. With the animation of The Breadwinner, we are all reminded once again to never underestimate the power of a girl."

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Monsef tells PTBOCanada that she and her mom had a memorable few minutes with Jolie: "She is proud of Canada's role in the world as we progress gender equality and promote diversity. She also said that of all the places she goes to, she is happiest when she is surrounded by the women of Afghanistan. She doesn't know what it is about them, she just feels connected to them."

Monsef's mother even received this hug from Angelina...

Photo courtesy Maryam Monsef

Photo courtesy Maryam Monsef

Monsef, who says Angelina is beautiful inside and out, adds that she told the actress this at the meeting: "I thanked her for helping to tell the story of Afghan people, and she said she would continue to do so."

Monsef also "fan-girled huge" when she met the Breadwinner author Ellis (pictured 2nd from left below)...

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Monsef came away very moved by her experience at the TIFF screening:

"Teachers in Peterborough often call me and Mom to come in and talk to their students after they read The Breadwinner," Monsef tells PTBOCanada. "The kids always had many questions and such compassion. Seeing all the kids in the audience yesterday and talking to Angelina and others involved made me appreciate the deliberate efforts to focus content like this on children as the audience. They will grow up to fix this broken world and it's never too early to teach compassion."

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