Ever since that green flag went up, people have been rocking the Canal during this beauty winter we're having. (And don't forget to check out the upcoming Under The Lock Hockey Tournament February 6, 7 and 8 on the canal, an epic festival on skates!)
Keep on tweeting us your Canal pictures, and here are some below from Twitter...
On Friday, February 6th, the Venue will be hosting Drawing the Line: A Night of Comedy, Satire, and Music in support of the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre. The event combines the talents of Peterborough comedians, musicians and entertainers to promote the "Draw the Line Campaign", a provincial initiative to raise awareness about sexual violence. Hosted by Jocasta Boone, it includes comics Zara Syed, Anne Shebib, Hannah Hogan, Kristal Jones, Jeff Curtis and Sean Quinlan—along with a feature set by Citiots Improv members Ray Henderson and Daniel Smith. There will also be musical performances by Will Alexander, Kathleen Kendrick, James Higgins and the duo of Alex Pendergast and Jacques Graveline, along with spoken-word performances by Jayson Down and Wes Ryan. Tickets for "Drawing the Line" are $10 advance and $15 at the door. Advance tickets are available through organizer Kristal Jones. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show begins at 7 pm. More info in the poster below...
Similar to sail boats, some people actually go ice boating. This incredible photo was taken on the historic Trent-Severn Waterway in Kawartha Lakes. What a beauty—we just had to share.
Well not exactly. But he is playing with with a big ball made of fire hose at the zoo. The hose was generously donated by the Peterborough Fire Department, and the adorable photo was taken by the Zoo's Animal Care Tech, Sarah Law.
The Peterborough Petes are proud to announce that 2,416.2 pounds of food have been raised through the Project Shutout Hunger program. When combined with cash donations collected throughout the campaign, 3,090.1 pounds of food will be donated to the Kawartha Food Share.
Eight teams representing the Peterborough Minor Hockey Council (PMHC) participated in the program, holding tag days and other events to help end hunger in our community. The Novice AAA Petes collected 856.4 pounds of food, the most raised by any participating team. As a reward for their efforts, they will attend the Petes game on January 29 against Connor McDavid and the Erie Otters. Prior to the game, the team will be recognized in an on-ice presentation.
Kawartha Food Share General Manager Steve Sullivan says “We’re thrilled to see the support from the Petes and local minor hockey organizations. Project Shutout Hunger helps feed more than 7,600 men, women and children in our community every month.”
On December 26th, Peterborough's Ryan O'Brien was rushed to the Kingston hospital due to an aneurysm which caused a stroke. The stroke resulted in Ryan being paralyzed on his left side. He has undergone two brain surgeries and is still in ICU there on a ventilator—with his family travelling back and forth to Kingston to visit. His road to recovery will be a long one. Ryan, his partner Melissa and their four children need your help.
A benefit has been organized for January 31st starting at 8 pm at Dr. J's, with Missy Knott and Scarlett Grace performing, Brian Ellis serving as the MC & DJ, and the headliner Colt Harvey. There will be a silent auction table with a variety of merchandise and door prizes. All proceeds will go to help this family, which is in need of financial support during this difficult time. For more details on the event, go here.
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We had a huge audience for Episode 7, with friends and family out to support and watch the courageous Anita Blackbourn be interviewed by Mike Judson. Anita, married with two young daughters, is battling stage 4 breast cancer and you won't ever forget her conversation with Judson about what it's like to go through this—for her and her loved ones (make sure to go to her benefit Friday, January 23rd at The Junction).
Watch the full show below (and in case you missed it, check out our first six episodes here)...
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