Tiny Greens Microgreenery Has Giant Dreams After Winning Free 12-Month Lease Of A Downtown Storefront In Peterborough

Entrepreneur Tina Bromley of Tiny Greens has won a free 12-month lease of a downtown storefront as well as thousands of dollars in additional prizes after winning the Win This Space competition announced at The Venue Thursday night (February 16th) before a huge crowd.
 
Tiny Greens plans to create a microgreenery and healthy hub in beautiful downtown Peterborough. Tiny Greens will be a space for healthy or health curious minded people to shop, learn and experience a drink or food made from a downtown urban farm-to-table environment.

It will be a space to sell local ready-grown year-round microgreens, vegetables and herbs, as well as other foods from local farmers in the grocery aisle. Tiny Greens will also include education and workshops as well as sales of supplies and products for growing indoor and vertical gardens.

Tina pictured with her husband, children and father after winning Win This Space

Tina pictured with her husband, children and father after winning Win This Space

Based out of Tina’s home, Tiny Greens has been in business for two years and has already earned a reputation for having high-quality products for a growing market.
 
“We’re excited that Tiny Greens is going to open in downtown Peterborough,” says Terry Guiel, DBIA Executive Director. “Tina brings a lot of enthusiasm, determination and a strong business plan. We look forward to working with her as she gets the keys to her new space on April 1st.”

This was Tiny Green's application video to the contest...

HOW WIN THIS SPACE COMPETITION WORKED

After launching the Win This Space competition on October 17th, Win This Space received 41 applications. Eleven judges narrowed it down to 10 finalists on January 19th. The 10 finalists were put through three mandatory workshops on business plans, marketing and financial forecasting. After delivering their business plans and live presentations on February 13th, five finalists—all women—were selected. Out of that Final 5, Tina was chosen as the winner.

Tina giving a gracious acceptance speech at The Venue after being chosen the winner

Tina giving a gracious acceptance speech at The Venue after being chosen the winner

The Win This Space competition is a new downtown Peterborough initiative in partnership with the DBIA, Peterborough Economic Development, StartUP Peterborough and Community Futures Peterborough. Win This Space concepts have been extremely successful in other Canadian cities with boosting economic development, stimulating new downtown storefront businesses and creating jobs.

Learn more about the winner Tiny Greens by checking out their website here.

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On February 7th, 1996 Robyne Hanley-Dafoe Almost Drowned In The Icy Waters Of The Otonabee River: This Is Her (Miracle) Story

On February 7th, 1996 Robyne Hanley-Dafoe Almost Drowned In The Icy Waters Of The Otonabee River: This Is Her (Miracle) Story

"No act of bravery should ever be forgotten."

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Brock Mission And Cameron House Hosting Coldest Night Of The Year Walkathon February 25th

Brock Mission and Cameron House are hosting the "Coldest Night Of The Year" (CNOY) walkathon in Peterborough this year. They are joining more than 100 communities across Canada to raise awareness and funds in the fight to end the homelessness.

Brock Mission and Cameron House have received operating grants from CNOY for the past five years—the more successful the walk, the larger the grants available.

Team Cameron House with Bill McNabb, Executive Director of Brock Mission

Team Cameron House with Bill McNabb, Executive Director of Brock Mission

Coldest Night of the Year takes place Saturday, February 25th. Registration for participants opens at 4 p.m. on the 25th at the (almost) vacated 217 Murray Street location across from the Armouries.

Participants on the walk route.

Participants on the walk route.

A warm, light meal will be provided upon the walkers return. Pledge forms and the information needed to register can be found at coldestnightoftheyear.org.

Please spread the word.

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Council Approves New Facility Agreement Between Peterborough Petes & City Of Peterborough

Council Approves New Facility Agreement Between Peterborough Petes & City Of Peterborough

Councillors vote to approve funding request

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Someone In Peterborough Is Giving Away A House On Kijiji, You Just Have To Get It Off The Property

Need a house? Someone is giving one away for free because they are building a new home on the property.


This is the house in East City off Armour road....

The advertisement on Kijiji says the building could be "ideal for a small cottage/hunt camp" and that the person who wants it "will be responsible for removing the entire structure off the property."

Here are more pictures of the home from the back and interior included in the Kijiji listing...

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The Wolf 101.5 Has Been Rocking Peterborough For 25 Years

February 14th, 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of 101.5 The Wolf in Peterborough. The station launched on February 14th, 1992 at 6 p.m. with a live broadcast from Casey’s Bar and Grill on Chemong Road.

Photo from The Wolf 101.05 archives

Photo from The Wolf 101.05 archives

The first song the Wolf played on their launch was "Rock and Roll" by Led Zeppelin.

The studios were originally located on Television Road on Television Hill before moving to the corner of King and George in Downtown Peterborough on February 1st, 1999.

Photo from The Wolf 101.05 archives

Photo from The Wolf 101.05 archives

Their longest running event is the Three Loonies on the Street broadcast in support of Kawartha Food Share and Corus Feeds Kids. Over the past 16 years, The Three Loonies in conjunction with 101.5 The
Wolf, CKRU (currently 100.5 Fresh Radio) and CHEX Peterborough have raised more than 1.3 million dollars.

They will be holding an on-air concert on the 14th from 10 a.m. to midnight called Wolfstock 25: The Wolf’s 25th Anniversary Celebration that will feature 25 of the biggest bands on the planet.

Photo from The Wolf 101.05 archives

Photo from The Wolf 101.05 archives

The Wolf will also be hosting a meet n’ greet on the 14th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Centre Court at Lansdowne Place, and will be offering listeners free birthday cake and the chance to win some great prizes.

Three Days Grace (Photo from The Wolf 101.05 archives)

Three Days Grace (Photo from The Wolf 101.05 archives)

PTBOCanada.com wishes our friends at the Wolf a Happy 25th!

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Peterborough & The Kawarthas From Above In Winter Is Gorgeous

Aaron Harman took these beautiful pictures of Peterborough and the Kawarthas from a plane on the weekend. His buddy Todd Steenburgh is a pilot. Check them out...

Water Street, running along the zoo...

Lift Lock Canal skaters...

Taken of George Street running with Little Lake...

Chemong Lake ice fishers...

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Lansdowne Place's Canada 150 Call For Artists: Deadline Fast Approaching

Lansdowne Place is looking to find a local artist to do a one-of-a-kind installation as part of their Canada 150th anniversary celebrations. Submissions are due February 17th and they are picking the winning applicant on February 24th.

These installations will celebrate our country’s 150th birthday and are to be reflective of Canada’s past, present and/or future.

The winning artist will have their installation displayed at Lansdowne Place for two months leading up to Canada Day celebrations. The installation will serve as a focal point and Canada 150 landmark in Lansdowne Place as well as a photo backdrop for a Canada 150 “selfie” contest. 

The selected artist will receive the following:

-> An honorarium of $1,500 f­or the artist’s time and material supplies

-> In-mall promotion of installation and display in high traffic area for two months at Lansdowne Place

-> Promotion across Lansdowne Place’s social, digital, mobile channels + E-newsletter database

-> PR support and promotion for the Canada 150 Artist Installation, the artist and the “selfie” contest

The winning mural will hang at Centre Court...

To apply for 20VIC Management Inc.’s Canada 150 Artist Installation at Lansdowne Place, artists must submit their complete application by Friday, February 17th at 5 p.m. local time by email here. More details on submission process can be found here.

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There Was An Epic Super Bowl Party On Chemong Lake That Included 16 Foot Outdoor Screen

About 50 people watched an epic Super Bowl game in an epic way, taking in New England's comeback win over Atlanta in front of a 16-foot outdoor screen on a beauty night on Chemong Lake near Peterborough.

The screen for the projector was a 16x9 wall made of plywood, and painted white.

"We couldn't have asked for a better day," co-organizer Lee Gynane tells PTBOCanada. "Perfect weather, lots of action on the lake with PolarFest happening as well, and to top it off the greatest Super Bowl in history."

Here were the fans arriving beforehand on the ice for a "Chemong Lake tailgate" party...

Pre-game setup

Pre-game setup

Oh, and if any of the spectators got cold, they could retire in to this nearby ice hut with all the amenities to warm up...

So yeah, that is what we call a Canadian Super Bowl party in the Kawarthas, eh.

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Check Out These Great Pictures From Under The Lock

You can't get much more Canadian than playing a minor league hockey tournament outdoors under the historic Lift Lock in Peterborough.

Picture by Laurie Downey

Picture by Laurie Downey

Check out these great pictures Laurie Downey took on Saturday (February 4th) at the Under The Lock tournament and sent to us to share...

Picture by Laurie Downey

Picture by Laurie Downey

Picture by Laurie Downey

Picture by Laurie Downey

Picture by Laurie Downey

Picture by Laurie Downey

Picture by Laurie Downey

Picture by Laurie Downey

Picture by Laurie Downey

Picture by Laurie Downey

Picture by Laurie Downey

Picture by Laurie Downey

Picture by Laurie Downey

Picture by Laurie Downey

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