For a Peterborough woman's birthday on Saturday (August 27th), a couple celebrated it by traveling back in time and collaborating on an awesome photo set in 1926. Michael Morritt and Gillian Turnham's "time machine photo" was photographed at a beach in Port Hope, Ontario near Peterborough.
Gillian and Michael from 1926, er, 2016 at Port Hope Beach
"For the '20s photo, we wanted Gillian to be a flapper and for me to be a more straight laced suitor," Morritt tells PTBOCanada. "As with all our historical photos, we place the emphasis on getting the appearance of authenticity, rather than using authentic costumes. In some photos we've used paper towel to simulate fabrics, or used random bowls for hats. You can always find something in the photos that gives away the truth. However, you can hide a lot in black and white."
The costume and props in the photos came from Talise, Vinnie's and Catalina's in Peterborough.
Here is another photo from the '20s series...
This isn't the first time the couple—who aren't particular historical buffs—have created a historical photo that they have shared, and the plan is for many more in what Morritt calls a "nice hobby among many others".
"This is the second historical photograph we've been happy with, the first being set in 1896," Morritt tells PTBOCanada. "Our intent is to create 12 photos from 12 different eras."
The 1896 photo...
Gillian and Michael in 1896, er, February 2014
And in case you were wondering, here is what they actually look like in "real life" in a wedding picture of them taken earlier this summer...
Photo by Sean Bruce
We look forward to seeing more photos from historical eras this creative couple collaborates on.
Joe Ferreri came to Canada in 1952 from the small town of Santa Ninfa, Sicily in Italy. His brother Sam arrived three years later in 1955. Both became iconic barbers in the Peterborough area—Joe becoming a household name in Lakefield, Sam in nearby Bridgenorth.
The brothers have both returned on separate occasions to visit their hometown once, but never together. Until now, that is. Both are in Santa Ninfa for a visit and have had a beautiful community welcome. It's turned into a huge Peterborough Sicilian reunion party, with 22 people travelling there from the area to join them.
Sam and Joe together in Sicily (the picture in back is their grandfather Giuseppe Ferreri)
The Peterborough contingent includes the likes of Michelle Ferreri and her husband Adriano (he now runs the barbershop in Bridgenorth that his Uncle Sam had, and Adriano's brother Phil runs the Lakefield one that their dad Joe had); Silvia Ferreri from Pensieri Shoes in downtown Peterborough; Anna Lisa Ferreri from the Pasta Shop on Sherbrooke St., and many more.
Group shot in Sicily
There is singing and dancing and a great feast is happening at a restaurant in Santa Ninfa called Castillo Di Rampinzeri as the family tells stories and reminisces...
Adriano digs into a delicious pizza
And, of course, there is ocean time with Grandpa Ferreri and the grandchildren...
Life is a beautiful journey and Joe and Sam Ferreri embody that.
This Sunday (August 28th) in Iqaluit, the Minister of Democratic Institutions, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, will kick off a national tour on electoral reform that will take her from coast to coast to coast. During this tour, Monsef will engage Canadians on electoral reform and how we can all work together to make Canadian democracy even stronger.
Monsef will travel to every province and territory across Canada, and is undertaking these gatherings to reach out and hear first-hand from Canadians from across the country about what they expect from the electoral process and the core values it should reflect.
Local Town Hall on Climate Change in June 2015 Minister Monsef hosted
Participants at events across Canada will have the opportunity to openly share the values, needs and aspirations they feel should be reflected in Canada’s electoral system.
“I am truly grateful for the tremendous opportunity to go and meet with Canadians from coast-to-coast and, most importantly, listen to their views on democracy," says Monsef. "I am especially looking forward to hearing from Canadians who have not voted in the past, because our electoral system should work for each and every one of us."
On Thursday, September 15th at 7:05 p.m.—more on the 7:05 start time below—the Peterborough Petes Board of Directors will host season ticket holders in the first ever Petes Town Hall event at Market Hall.
The purpose of the event is to hold an open forum for questions about the Petes organization—particularly as it pertains to team governance, operations, and community relations.
PTBOCanada file photo
Season Ticket Holders will receive an exclusive invite to the Town Hall event inside their 2016/17 season ticket booklets. The booklets can be picked up from the PMC Collins Barrow Box Office starting at noon on Thursday, August 25th.
The free Town Hall event will be catered by downtown Peterborough-based blackhoney.
PTBOCanada historical file photo
“The Town Hall event is a way for the Petes and the Board of Directors to refresh our relationships with key local stakeholders,” says Petes President Dave Pogue. “We will be opening up the floor for higher-level questions about the operations of the team that we get asked consistently by many fans.”
Space is limited at this exclusive event, but if there is capacity remaining after the season ticket RSVP window closes, members of the general public will definitely be invited to attend as well, the Petes tell PTBOCanada.
PTBOCanada file photo
Now, as to the 7:05 p.m. start time: The format of the Town Hall will be similar to a Thursday night hockey game (which start at 7:05). First, second, and third period segments will be used to focus on team history, governance, community relations, hockey operations and business operations, with specific presentations and question periods scheduled for each topic.
This is a great idea by the Petes organization—a storied franchise—to host the Town Hall and we hope to see the Market Hall packed.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has announced the three finalists for the 2016 Canadian Chamber Competition, and Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce is among the three along with Burnaby Board of Trade and Calgary Chamber of Commerce.
This is a great honour for the Chamber team and Peterborough to be a finalist in such a noteworthy competition.
Peterborough Chamber team
Each year, members of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce gather for their Annual General Meeting, and the 2016 meeting is taking place September 16th to 19th in Regina, Saskatchewan.
As part of the AGM, the Canadian Chamber holds a competition based on a relevant theme. This year, the theme is “Membership in the Age of Google, How Our Chamber is Reinventing ourselves”. The aim of the competition is to profile chambers of commerce that are innovative in their approach, particularly as it pertains to the theme—and the Peterborough Chamber is one of the finalists.
The Peterborough Chamber submission focussed on the rebranding of the chamber under the “Strengthening Business” banner, as both a slogan and a way of doing business.
Chamber policy analyst Sandra Dueck speaking at OCC AGM 2016 in Oakville
“Our members drive us, and channeling the collective strength of the business community gives us a focused voice on a variety of issues," says Stuart Harrison, President & CEO of the Chamber. "Apart from the lobbying work we do, helping our members grow helps the local economy.”
Learn more about the recognition in this video the Chamber posted to Twitter...
Among the 11.7 million Canadians to watch CBC's three-hour broadcast Saturday night of Tragically Hip's last show were thousands of people on main street Bobcaygeon—the place from the Hip's beloved song "Bobcaygeon".
Bolton Street was shut down so people could watch the show together on a big screen. Kawartha Adventure Rentals took amazing aerial images of the festivities using a drone that they posted to their Twitter account. Here they are below...