Here Are Peterborough People Who Resemble Celebrities

Ever been told you look like someone famous? These people from Peterborough have. (Email us your doppelgänger and we'll add to this list.)

Model/actress Theresa Longo tells us she often gets these comparisons:

1. To Emilia Clarke's character Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones...

Longo at left

Longo at left

2. ... And to Pamela Anderson from her Baywatch days...

Longo at right

Longo at right

Meredith Card tell us she's often compared to Helen Hunt. "I don't see it, but I get Helen Hunt all the time. I personally don't think so... but take the compliment," she says.

Montage of Hunt & Card pics

Montage of Hunt & Card pics

Our Sales Director/Featured Post writer Aaron Elliott gets compared to Adam Sandler all the time.

Aaron on the right

Aaron on the right

Sherri Wilfong tells us "Everyone tells me I look like Pink."

Wilfong at right

Wilfong at right

Wilfong at right

Wilfong at right

David Koski often gets compared to Zach Galifianakis...

Koski at right

Koski at right

From Peterborough? Look like someone famous? Know someone who does? Email us pics. We'll update this post.

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13 Historical Facts About Indigenous People In Peterborough Area

Peterborough and the Kawarthas has an amazing native history and culture. Thanks to Rosanna Haroutounian for compiling this listicle for us...

Hiawatha church, 1954

Hiawatha church, 1954

1. Peterborough is the native territory of the Anishinaabeg, a group of indigenous people comprised of the Ojibwa, Odawa, Potawatami, Chippewa, Mississauga, Algonquin, and Delaware communities who controlled the Great Lakes Basin since the late 1600s.

2. Before it became known as Peterborough, the area was called Nogojiwanong, Ojibwa for “place at the end of rapids.”

3. The shores of the Odenabe River were a gathering place for indigenous people. Odenabe, or Otonabee, means “river that beats like a heart.”

4. Anishinaabemowin was widely spoken by the indigenous people in the area before indigenous languages and cultural practices were replaced by English and Christianity through the residential school system.

Eagle painting

Eagle painting

5. Through the treaties and land claims processes, Hiawatha First Nation, Curve Lake First Nation, Alderville First Nation, and the Mississaugas of Scugog First Nation have been established in the Peterborough area. These nations refer to themselves officially as Mississaugas.

6.  By some accounts, the Mississaugas moved to southern Ontario, including the Peterborough area, from their homeland north of Lake Huron at the start of the 1700s. According to Curve Lake First Nation, however, the Mississaugas were originally from the Peterborough area. They migrated to the Mississauga River at the North shore of Lake Huron in the mid 1600s. They lived there temporarily to avoid disease and conflict resulting from British and French competition over the fur trade.

7. When Elsie Knott became chief of Curve Lake First Nation in 1954, she became the first Anishnaabe Kwe O’gimaa, or Native Female Chief, in Canada.

8. The first Mission House in Peterborough County was built at Rice Lake, present-day Hiawatha First Nation, in 1823. The Mission house, or church, was Methodist. It became Hiawatha United between 1925 and 1929.

Hiawatha Community Hall, 1954

Hiawatha Community Hall, 1954

9. Nathan Baggs, the first Methodist Missionary in Western Ontario, baptized Chief Paudash and most of his band at present-day Hiawatha First Nation in about 1820.

10. When Trent University established the Indian-Eskimo Studies Program in 1969, it became the first university in North America to have a department dedicated to the study of Aboriginal people. The program became the Department of Native Studies in 1972, leading the way for other native studies programs in Canada.

Hiawatha school, 1954

Hiawatha school, 1954

11. In 1978, Trent became the first Canadian university to establish a four-year Indigenous Studies Bachelor of Arts honours program, and in 1986, the Department of Native Studies at Trent worked with the Trent Frost Centre for Native Studies and Canadian Studies to develop
the first Master of Arts program in Native Studies.

12. The first Native Studies PhD program in Canada was launched at Trent University in 1997. Its first graduates were awarded PhDs in 2005. In 2006, the Department of Native Studies changed its name to Indigenous Studies.

13. As part of the new four-year indigenous studies program, courses in the Anishnaabe and Mohawk languages were offered for the first time at a Canadian university. Trent University hired elders as course instructors to teach language and indigenous culture courses.

—guest post by Rosanna Haroutounian

[photos via hiawathafirstnation.com]

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Here Are All The Different Modes Of Transportation Around Peterborough Over The Decades

Other than walking—and yes, walking rocks!—we get from Point A to Point A a lot of different ways in Peterborough, some of us in really creative ways. Here's a look from past to present...

BY BIKE (WE'RE A HUGE BIKING COMMUNITY)...

BY HORSE, LIKE THIS ONE AT THE TIM HORTONS ON WATER STREET NEAR TRENT...

BY STAND UP PADDLE BOARD...

BY CANOE...

AND IN SPRING FLOODING, BY CANOE ON LAND...

BY TRACTOR...

BY CYCLE CAR BUS...

BY BUS CARRYING HERO HOCKEY TEAMS...

BY TRAIN ON WHEELS...

BY DRAGON BOAT...

BY PLANE AT PETERBOROUGH AIRPORT (YES, THAT'S JIM CARREY IN A SELFIE THERE!)...

BY WATER TRUCK IN THIS RETRO PIC (OOPS)...

BY STOMPIN' DOCK IN THIS OLD SCHOOL TRENT PIC...

BY TRAIN BACK IN THE DAY...

BY TRAIN AT THE ZOO...

BY STREETCAR (YES, WE ONCE HAD STREETCARS!)...

BY HORSE AND BUGGY AT THE LIFT LOCK...

BY ROWING ON THE CANAL...

BY TRANSIT BUS, HERE'S RETRO PIC FROM '70s...

BY CAR (ANOTHER RETRO SHOT)...

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BY... WELL NO!

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PTBOCanada Featured Post: Dr. Brenda Tapp On The Vital Importance Of Naturopathic Health Care

Dr. Brenda Tapp

Dr. Brenda Tapp

The past 20 years have seen an overwhelming increase in consumer demand for safe and effective natural health care. Doctors trained in the science of natural health care at accredited medical schools are known as naturopathic doctors.

Why would you see a naturopathic doctor? Well, according to Dr. Brenda Tapp of the Peterborough Centre of Naturopathic Medicine (PCNM), the core of naturopathic intervention is to treat the root cause of illness instead of relying on bandaid solutions. More than 75% of all disease is a result of poor diet and lifestyle which conventional medicine fails to address. Improving one's diet can significantly improve one's health. Doctor comes from the latin word docere which means "to teach". Dr. Tapp takes this to heart and spends time with each of her patients, teaching them about their health.

NUTRITION AND LIFESTYLE CHANGES

The majority of family physicians just do not have the time to spend with their patients discussing nutrition and lifestyle changes pertinent to their health. This is where naturopathic doctors come in. Their training allows them to use food as medicine with their patients. Don't have a family physician? Naturopathic doctors are able to fill the gap in the physician shortage. They have 8 years of post secondary education at university and naturopathic medical school. They use industry standards for patient history taking and physical exams, as well as ordering blood work and referring for appropriate diagnostic imaging when indicated.

HOW TREATMENT WORKS

With regard to treatment, naturopathic doctors rely on natural therapies that are validated by scientific research. In fact, most pharmaceuticals on the market today come from plants. Naturopathic doctors prescribe these plants, which in most cases are just as effective with fewer side effects as a result of being consumed in their natural state. By adding naturopathic medicine to their health care options, patients are experiencing increased satisfaction and improved recovery time.

Dr. Tapp

Dr. Tapp

DR. BRENDA TAPP'S APPROACH

Dr. Tapp is incredibly passionate about this form of medicine and has dedicated much of her time to educating the community about it. Born and raised in Peterborough, she graduated from Trent University and then went on to Toronto to attend naturopathic medical school. After completing her schooling and internship, she wrote her board licensing exams and moved back to Peterborough to open PCNM—the city's only clinic that specializes in integrative cancer care as well as family medicine.

Dr. Tapp is a member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She has brought back many therapies only available in integrative clinics in Toronto to improve the health of the Peterborough community. Dr. Tapp strives to promote local by integrating local organic farms, butchers, herbalists and the farmers' market into her treatment protocols. She wants health care to be sustainable, to support the local economy and to not harm the environment.

This is the first in a series with Dr. Brenda Tapp of of the Peterborough Centre of Naturopathic Medicine.

If you have any questions about your health or about naturopathic medicine, Dr. Tapp would be happy to answer them. For more info on Dr. Tapp, go to:

Phone: 705.761.6596
Website: drbrendatapp.com
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Help A Badly Injured Havelock Father Of Four With A Heart Of Gold

Joe's four children

Joe's four children

Photo of accident via CHEX TV

Photo of accident via CHEX TV

Joe Deshane is a small town volunteer firefighter in Havelock, a kind, funny, well known man around town often spotted with a cup of Tim Hortons in his hand. He is also the breadwinner for a young family consisting of a wife and four small children. On Friday (August 15th), Joe was involved in a serious accident while driving a tractor trailer. He has suffered severe injuries, and will require a lengthy rehabilitation—putting an enormous financial strain on his family. The town of Havelock near Peterborough is rallying around him, setting up a donation page (their aim is $10,000) to help offset some of the costs for medical, housing, daily needs and transportation for the Deshane family. Please share this post, and consider giving here. Every amount counts in large amounts.

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47 Tall Tales About Peterborough, Canada

These facts are all totally pretty much not true...

1. The Peterborough Lift Lock was originally constructed to be a giant boat teeter-totter.

Millennium Park

Millennium Park

2. Someone once went over Peterborough Falls at Millennium Park in a barrel.

3. Peterborough is the LARPing capital of Central Ontario

4. Little Lake was once called Big Lake.

Del Crary Park (photo courtesy David Feeley)

Del Crary Park (photo courtesy David Feeley)

5. Del Crary Park was man-made and constructed in the shape of a pizza slice.

6. Northcrest Arena is built over a lost treasure of Peterborough sports trophies from the the early 20th century.

7. There are a vast array of tunnels connecting Trent University and Fleming College. There is also possibly a small community of people who live in them, a secret society.

Superlisde picture by Laura Copeland

Superlisde picture by Laura Copeland

8. The superslide at Riverview Park & Zoo was originally going to be constructed to extend right into the Otonabee.

9. Trevor McNevan of Thousand Foot Krutch and Jason Dunn (formerly of Hawk Nelson) grew up playing ball hockey against each other.

10. Peterborough was originally thought to be named after Peter Pan. (The thought of our city being nicknamed “Never Never Land” was a bit of a turn off.)

11. Brad Pitt once hung out at Spanky's.

12. Jackson's Park was Canada’s first ever open-concept zoo, with free roaming large animals walking around.

Peterborough streetcars in olden days on George St.

Peterborough streetcars in olden days on George St.

13. A Peterborough streetcar once went all the way to downtown Toronto.

14. The pavement on Charlotte St. is Canada’s oldest serving road surface.

15. Before becoming a World Championship wrestler, Bobby Roode had dreams of being a professional shuffleboard player.

16. The Centennial Fountain at Little Lake continuously sprays Fresca, not water.

City Court House

City Court House

17. The City Court House served as the inspiration for the Hall of Justice in Super Friends.

18. Peterborough-raised Sebastian Bach got his break in the music business as the 6th member of New Kids on the Block.

19. Wild Water and Wheels was built with the idea of it eventually becoming Canada’s largest amusement park.

20. There is a secret vault at City Hall full of Quaker granola bars and Minute Maid in case a city wide food shortage ever arises.

21. The iconic Hi Tops sign went on a National Tour across Canada.

22. The term “Canadian Tuxedo” referring to a denim outfit from head to toe was created in Peterborough in the mid-1980s.

Plaid

Plaid

23. Peterborough is the Plaid Capital of Canada.

24. Dick Todd still plans on returning to coach the Petes on two more different occasions.

25. Quaker Oats invented the concept of people being happy about what they ate for breakfast.

Rainbow over downtown Peterborough

Rainbow over downtown Peterborough

26. There is a giant rainbow protecting downtown Peterborough

27. 95 percent of all people in Peterborough have had at least one make-out session on Armour Hill.

28. Much like London Bridges, the Hunter St Bridge was originally built up with wood and clay, wood and clay, wood and clay.

John Grant picture via PeterboroughLakers.ca

John Grant picture via PeterboroughLakers.ca

29. The Peterborough Lakers eat Cap'n Crunch as a team in the dressing room before every game.

30. Canoeists often break out in random gunwale bobbing on the Otonabee.

Telephone construction crew on Brock St. circa 1905

Telephone construction crew on Brock St. circa 1905

31. Brock Street has actually had high speed internet access since the early 20th century (see picture below).

32. From the air, Peterborough’s boundary is actually shaped like a baby T-Rex holding an ice cream cone.

33. The term "hipster" was actually invented by Mike Watt during one of his talking out loud dreams in 1996.

34. David Koski and Zach Galifianakis are the same person.

Gerti and Judson

Gerti and Judson

35. Gerti Sina is Mike Judson's shorter, older brother.

36. Canada’s first mini portable pickleball court was designed and built by Canadian General Electric in Peterborough.

37. Ping Pong is the unofficial official underground indie sport of Peterborough.

38. Ketchup is outlawed at Hot Belly Mamas. If you want a condiment, it has to at least be tabasco sauce.

39. The Peterborough Skateboard park is one of the largest continuously grafittied skating surfaces in Ontario.

Lift Lock tunnel

Lift Lock tunnel

40. The Lift Lock tunnel is haunted, and Casper has been seen on multiple occasions.

41. The White House Hotel on Charlotte St. has been mistaken for The White House on occasion.

42. The "Love Tunnel" at the Peterborough Zoo has lead to thousands of marriages.

43. Peterborough Chamber CEO Stu Harrison once served as a body double for Bruce Willis.

44. There is a person living in the Market Hall clock, and they play around with the time sometimes depending on their mood.

 

45. The Peterborough Economic Development's Jamie Coughlin has longer sideburns than Jason Priestley and Luke Perry did on 90210.

46. Quaker Oats has a giant scent machine and controls which aromas we get to smell on any given day.

47. Poutine, Euchre, The Caesar and The Mullet were all invented here.

 

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