The PTBOCanada Bucket List

We're developing a Peterborough bucket list here of stuff to try in the city—many are realistic and do-able but some might be a little hard to achieve... but it's good to dream and spread your imagination! Help us build it further: Email us, tweet us and Facebook us with your ideas, and we'll update the list! Here are a bunch to get things started...  —Aaron Elliott & Neil Morton

OK, here we go...

• Go over the Lift Lock in some type of watercraft
• Play a game of Capture the Flag in Jackson's Park
• Drive the Zamboni during intermission at a Petes game
• Be a guest morning announcer on one of the city's awesome radio stations for a local charity
• Give a gift to a crossing guard/lifeguard
• Ride Jackson's Creek from start to finish in a kayak or canoe

 Photo via pysc.on.ca

Photo via pysc.on.ca

• Catch a monster sized Muskie in Little Lake (they exist!)
• Pay it forward: Buy someone a coffee in line at a local cafe
• Bring back the light boat show at Music Fest and drive one of the boats
• Dress up as the flower store's dancing clown
• Coach a youth sports team
• Volunteer for a local organization or event

• Dress up as Slapshot for a Petes game
• Sink a hole-in-one on the ant hill hole at Milltown
• Perform with a local band at Musicfest
• Play at an Open Mic at a local bar
• Finish the Family of 4 Special at Jeff Purveys all by yourself
• Taste every beer produced by Peterborough's awesome microbreweries (but not all in one sitting!)

 Citiots at Gordon Best Theatre (photo j. Lee Photography)

Citiots at Gordon Best Theatre (photo j. Lee Photography)

• Try improv—and definitely go see local troupe the Citiots play at the Gordon Best
• Try out for a part in a local theatre production—or go watch one
• Complete the YMCA half marathon—or at least the 5k
• Check out Gallery in the Attic
• Have a float or march in the Santa Claus Parade—or any local parade
• Try an art class at the Art School of Peterborough
 

 Photo via @Robjhoward on Twitter

Photo via @Robjhoward on Twitter

• Take a flight over the Kawarthas after flying out of Peterborough Airport
• Try out for Snowfest Idol
• Win a Town Ward seat
• Play tennis under the lights at Bonnerworth
• Become a member at the Peterborough lawn bowling club
• Hit one over the green monster at Riverside
• Scuba dive in Jackson's pond
• Ride every city bus route from start to finish
• Walk the underground tunnels from PCVS (they exist!)
• Paddleboard from Little Lake to Rice Lake
• Read a book to the preschoolers at Public Library group

• Try every poutine on the menu at the Whistle Stop Cafe
• Take a Peterborough ghost walk
• Suit up for the Peterborough Lakers
• Tour Jackson Creek Press studio, letter press and printmaking
• Adopt a rescue dog
• Taste test the latest creations at Quaker
• Drive an old crane at GE

• Ring the Market Hall Clock tower bells
• Enter a team in the Dragonboat festival
• Go down the Superslide at the zoo as an adult
• Walk in the Trent Wildlife sanctuary. Complete solace
• Go the Pig's Ear for old time sake, and be a jukebox hero
• Take out of town visitors to the Canoe Museum
• Stop when you're walking the Hunter St. bridge and admire the view

• Visit the Trent Valley Archives to learn about Peterborough history. Listen to a story (or two) from preeminent local historian Elwood Jones
• Camp in your backyard and stare up at the stars

• Take a bike ride with your family through Jackson's Park
• Sponsor a team or player on the Peterborough Huskies
• Go to Armour Hill and admire the panaromic view of your beautiful city
• High Five someone and give them a big smile

---->>>> Add to our list! Email us ideas, tweet us or Facebook us.

New ones being submitted by readers...

• Be customer of the day at Silver Bean
• Play Bingo on a Saturday night at Delta Bingo
• Ride the zoo train and scream in the tunnel
• Try Hogmanay at Hutchison House
• Scream while driving under the Lift Lock
• Skate on the canal in January
• Eat perogies from Taste of Russia, volunteer on the Salvation Army kettle at Christmas, enter a craft/photo/something in the Peterborough Exhibition, toboggan down Armour Hill, take a course at Trent or Fleming, ask a question or make a presentation at a city council meeting, eat breakfast at the East City Coffee Shop, be able to call people at the Farmers' Market by their first names, and skate alone on the Canal on a starlit night.
• Do the Wolf Howl on Wolf FM
• Enjoy the Lift Lock Dinner Cruise
• See a show at Market Hall
• Go to a Repair Café event and bring a broken something
• Order a sandwich at The Planet
• Enjoy the view on the patio of the Silver Bean Cafe
• Rent a kayak, a canoe or a standing paddle board and enjoy Little Lake
• Take your bike up to Trent University.  While you’re at it, go to Lakefield by the bicycle path
• Spend half a day at Green-Up Ecology Park
• Look up all the cool stuff and free brochures at Green-Up store
• Take a walk at Little Lake Cemetary, read the tombstones and find the angel

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