A 13-Year-Old Patient At PRHC Needed A Dress To Attend Her Grade 8 Graduation, Look What Happened

A 13-year-old Peterborough girl named Kristey has been staying at PRHC frequently during hospital treatments.

This has made it very difficult for her to shop for a dress to attend her Grade 8 graduation. So Peterborough does what it does, stepping up with generosity and love to bring the dress to her.

Photo courtesy PRHC

Photo courtesy PRHC

PRHC posted a heartwarming story on their Facebook page that is getting hundreds of shares about how staff in their Pediatric Outpatient (POP) Clinic reached out to Shelby Leonard-Watt, owner of S.O.S Save Our Soles in downtown Peterborough, for help with selecting a dress for Kristey.

Kristey at PRHC with Shelby Leonard-Watt from S.O.S. (Photo courtesy PRHC)

Kristey at PRHC with Shelby Leonard-Watt from S.O.S. (Photo courtesy PRHC)

Shelby not only showed up to PRHC on Tuesday (April 23rd) to help Kristey find the dress of her dreams after trying on several, but also generously donated it (plus a pair of matching shoes!) at no cost.

”When you don’t have a rolling rack to hang dresses on, you grab an IV pole instead,” says Shelby on a S.O.S. Facebook post. “And when an angel of a nurse calls your shop saying she wants to bring Grade 8 Grad dress shopping to her patient going through chemo, you drop everything and say he!! YES.”

Photo courtesy S.O.S.

Photo courtesy S.O.S.

Photo courtesy PRHC

Photo courtesy PRHC

Time and time again, this community shows how kindness and empathy wins.

This was another prime example of that. Well done PRHC and Shelby. Kristey, have a great graduation!

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How George Elliott's "I'd Rather Be In Peterborough" Slogan Changed His Life (And The City)

How George Elliott's "I'd Rather Be In Peterborough" Slogan Changed His Life (And The City)

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Once Upon A Time Peterborough Downtown Was Movie Theatre Row

Those new to the city or born later might not realize that once upon a time, Peterborough’s downtown was “Movie Theatre Row” where it was a big social activity to go downtown, pick a movie, and choose a theatre.

Indeed, in a photo shared to their Facebook page (see below) from 1961 taken on George Street, Trent Valley Archives writes that “you can see the imposing signs of the Capitol, Odeon, and Paramount theaters, which made up movie theater row.”

Photo courtesy Trent Valley Archives

Photo courtesy Trent Valley Archives

Trent Valley Archives adds that going back further in the 1950s, “Peterborough residents would have been able to choose between these three theaters (and the Centre theater, which closed in 1956) when they wanted to see a movie.”


Here is another view of movie theatre row back in the day looking down George Street...

Another view of movie theatre row

Another view of movie theatre row

To entice patrons, each theater would advertise the films they were showing on their marquee board and in the Peterborough Examiner, according to TVA.

Share your memories of going to these theatres on our Facebook page.

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Peterborough Pop Ensemble Announces Their Charity Program For 2019/2020 Is Accepting Applications

The well known Peterborough Pop Ensemble has announced their charity program for 2019/2020 is open and receiving applications.

The #Popsgives initiative was established by the Peterborough Pop Ensemble in 2013 and the Ensemble is excited to celebrate their 19th anniversary with a continuation of this charity support.

Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Pop Ensemble

Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Pop Ensemble

During the charity submission period, registered charities can be nominated and each nomination will be reviewed by the Peterborough Pop Ensemble board.

The Peterborough Pop Ensemble is very passionate about their #Popsgives initiative, as they are dedicated to making a difference in the community in which they live in and perform.

“It’s our pleasure to share this opportunity of financial support with deserving charities,” says Barbara Monahan, founding director of the Peterborough Pop Ensemble. “We are delighted to feature two charities per year, allowing us to encourage our followers to learn more about the charities within our community.”

Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Pop Ensemble

Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Pop Ensemble

“We truly believe that we have an opportunity to lead by example and we know that together we can make a difference in multiple lives,” adds Susan Dunkley, Business Manager and creator of the charity program for the Peterborough Pop Ensemble.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, June 7th. To learn more about the Peterborough Pop Ensemble, their Community Charity Program or becoming a volunteer, email them here or visit their website here.

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Here Is The Schedule For Large Article Pick-Ups For 2019

The first large article pick-up of the year is on Monday, April 29th, according to a City of Peterborough media release.

For a fee, the City will pick up items larger than the weekly garbage allowance such as furniture and appliances. The cost for this service is $20 for the first item and $5 for any additional item. Note: Mattresses and box springs are $20 each and do not count as a first item.

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HOW TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR LARGE PICKUP

-> Arrangements can be made online at peterborough.ca/waste or in person at the City Hall Tax Office, 500 George St. N.

-> Beginning April 15th, you can also book at the Municipal Operations Centre (Public Works) at 791 Webber Ave. Booking must be complete before 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25th.

WHAT IS NOT ACCEPTED

-> Building materials, automobile parts, televisions and monitors are not accepted in this collection. Refrigeration items must have the Freon removed prior to collection.

The other large article collections in 2019 are as follows…
• Monday, May 27
• Monday, June 24
• Monday, July 29
• Monday, August 26
• Monday, September 30

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Peterborough's Elizabeth Cunningham Wins $116,723.90 In LOTTO 6/49

Congratulations to Elizabeth Cunningham of Peterborough, who won a $116,723.90 prize in the April 13th LOTTO 6/49 draw.

Elizabeth Cunningham

Elizabeth Cunningham

Her winning ticket was purchased at Shell on Lansdowne Street in Peterborough.

Since its launch in June 1982, Ontario LOTTO 6/49 players have won over $12.5 billion in prizes, including 1,370 jackpot wins and 273 Guaranteed $1 Million Prize draws.

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Peterborough's Random Acts of Green® Mobile App Receives $200,000 In Funding

More Canadians will benefit from using the new Random Acts of Green® Mobile App thanks to $200,000 in support for its promotion and sustainability, announced by the Honourable Maryam Monsef, MP for Peterborough Kawartha on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna.


RAOG Founder/CEO Jessica Correa

RAOG Founder/CEO Jessica Correa

The app, which was first released last Fall and has gone through updates after receiving user feedback, encourages Canadians to act daily to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) while raising awareness of individual acts toward climate change. 

Left to right: RAOG CEO Jessica Correa, Peterborough Mayor Diane Therrien, Mayor of Selwyn Township Andy Mitchell and MP Maryam Monsef (Photo courtesy RAOG)

Left to right: RAOG CEO Jessica Correa, Peterborough Mayor Diane Therrien, Mayor of Selwyn Township Andy Mitchell and MP Maryam Monsef (Photo courtesy RAOG)

“Random Acts of Green (RAOG) is grateful for this funding that will help us spread the word and get more Canadians using the app as a tool for individual climate change action,” says RAOG CEO Jessica Correa.

“The app has the power to measure how individual Canadians are reducing their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG),” she adds. “We want to prove to individuals that seemingly small daily choices make large collective impacts so that we can all make a difference for the future of the planet—starting now.” 

Photo courtesy RAOG

Photo courtesy RAOG

The funding will support the implementation, launch, measurement, evaluation and report on the success of the Random Acts of Green® Mobile App, which encourages Canadians to act daily to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) production by choosing to adopt one or more of 40 low-carbon choices or “Green Acts”.

The App has been designed based on motivational tools and barrier reduction strategies, and educates, engages, encourages and rewards individual Canadians for taking climate action. 

An official app launch party celebrating the many volunteers, local business partners and supporters is being planned for May 28th at Market Hall in Peterborough.

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Opening Day For Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market 22nd Season Is May 1st

Mark this on your calendar: On May 1st, the Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market will open for the 2019 season.

Charlotte Street will be closed to vehicle traffic between Louis Street and George Street as the area is transformed into a pedestrian friendly, bustling Farmers’ Market, every Wednesday between 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., until October 30th.

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This year marks the 22nd year of bringing fresh locally grown seasonal produce and products to Downtown Peterborough.

As a proud producers-only market, shoppers can be sure they are buying direct from the farmers, growers, bakers and chefs themselves, and learn about diverse local produce as it comes into season. Each Wednesday, market-goers will find a festive and lively market full of their favourite vendors selling seasonal produce, meats, cheese, fresh flowers, baked goods, art, plants to grow, coffee and lunches to go.

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To learn more about the market, visit their website here. You can also find them on Facebook.

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Add This To Your Bucket List: Taste Of Downtown Is Saturday, June 1st

Taste of Downtown is one of those can’t miss events in downtown Peterborough. The 2019 edition takes place on Saturday, June 1st, as you can sample some of Peterborough’s best eats when Charlotte Street closes down to vehicles from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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There will be food vendors, entertainment, live music, street sales and more at this delicious street festival put on by the awesome Downtown Business Improvement Area.

Make this event—which thousands of people attend—part of your bucket list this Spring/Summer. Eat it up!

Check out the DBIA Facebook event page here to learn more!

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