TAS Dance Program Hosting Huge Community Event Thursday, 11 Local Dance Organizations Participating

The TAS Dance Program is hosting a huge community charity event this Thursday evening (January 31st) at 7 p.m. in the TAS auditorium.

Eleven local dance studios, schools and organizations are coming together to perform. Each group chose a charity and they are donating all proceeds from the door between these charities.

Photo by Sara Connelly

Photo by Sara Connelly

The show includes more than 200 dance students from the community. Participating dance studios include…

-> A. Frost Dance Experience (Charity: Make A Wish Foundation)
-> Imagine Studios (Charity: Parkinson Canada)
-> Jubilation Studios (Charity: Alzheimer Society)
-> Kenner Dance Team (Charity: Teachers For Kids)
-> LCS Dance Company (Charity: Because I’m A Girl Campaign)
-> Move N’ Groove Dance Studio (Charity: Diabetes Association)
-> Peterborough PAC Dance Studio (Charity: Lakefield Animal Welfare Society)
-> Premiere Studio of Dance (Charity: Hospice Peterborough)
-> Revolutions Dance Studio (Charity: Sick Kids Hospital)
-> St. Peter’s Dance Team (Charity: Yes Shelter)
-> Thomas A. Stewart Dance Program (Charity: PRHC Mombassadors Campaign)


Tickets are $10 at the door for the show, which takes place in the TAS auditorium. 11 local dance organizations. 11 charities. 1 night.

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Donation Of Over $16,000 From Holiday 2 Hours Free Parking Presented To Kawartha Food Share

A total of $16,256 was raised for Kawartha Food Share in December 2018 through the generosity of people who opted to pay for parking during the Holiday 2 Hours Free Parking period, Mayor Diane Therrien announced with program sponsor HotSpot on Monday, January 28th.

This year, Holiday 2 Hours Free Parking was sponsored by HotSpot Parking. Hotspot has continued its support by announcing an additional $500 donation to Kawartha Food Share. “Kawartha Food Share is able to purchase $6 worth of food for every $1 it receives, bringing the total buying power of this combined donation to over $100,000,” Mayor Therrien says. “This donation is helping people throughout our community to put food on their tables.”

“We are so thankful for the continued support of the City of Peterborough and the local shoppers for supporting Kawartha Food Share each and every December,” says Ashlee Aitken, general manager of Kawartha Food Share. “This donation will allow us to purchase $100,000 worth of food which is an amazing help for us as we begin to restock our shelves after the busy holiday season.”

“We are excited to be contributing to the Peterborough community with this donation,” adds Phillip Curley, CEO of HotSpot. “Since we launched our parking app in December, we’ve had 1,602 drivers register to pay for their parking in Peterborough on the HotSpot app. This is a great start and we look forward to a strong future in the city.”

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OPP Are Responding To Numerous Calls About Snowmobiles Going Through Ice, Many Due To Impaired Driving

After another snowmobiler went through the ice on Saturday night (January 26th)—this one on Chemong Lake near Bridgenorth, and the person is facing impaired driving charges after being pulled out of the water safely by friends—OPP Central has put out a tweet to the public about snowmobile safety.

Photo graphic via OPP Central on Twitter

Photo graphic via OPP Central on Twitter

OPP said this in a tweet that is being widely shared: “Officers across Central Region have responded to numerous calls regarding snowmobiles that have went through the ice. #PtboOPP officers were called to Chemong Lake where a male drove in to open water and was impaired. Luckily he was not injured.”

OPP said in an earlier tweet that alcohol was a contributing factor in 48% of snowmobile fatalities in the province since 2008…

OPP are now deploying aviation and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) as a tool for speed enforcement, and search and rescue…

Please spread the word about snowmobile safety and not drinking and driving.

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PTBOCanada Featured Video Post: Meet Scott Anderson, Owner Of Anytime Fitness Peterborough

PTBOCanada Featured Video Post: Meet Scott Anderson, Owner Of Anytime Fitness Peterborough

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The Peterborough Petes Are Returning To Maroon And White Jerseys With Modern Design

The Peterborough Petes announced at an exclusive fan appreciation event at the Junction Nightclub on Wednesday evening (January 23rd) that the team will return to wearing maroon and white jerseys beginning next season.

The white jerseys will feature maroon panels and piping, while the maroon jerseys will feature white panels and piping. Both jerseys will feature a single-colour logo and a Peterborough Lift Lock patch on each shoulder. The current black jersey, with cream and maroon accents, will remain as the team’s third jersey.

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“While our current jersey design was well received when it was unveiled ahead of the 2014-15 season, fans, players and staff have continued to express their fondness for our traditional colours,” says Petes President Dave Pogue. “We’re excited to continue to pay homage to our storied history, but with a modern design.”

Season ticket holder Patrick McAuley had this to say in a tweet…

The Petes say they decided to make the jersey announcement now for their fans before they encounter jersey designs in manufacturer sales materials for the upcoming season.

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The Petes also have longstanding and successful partnerships in place with the Peterborough Minor Hockey Council and Peterborough Hockey Association that they wanted to be aware of the jersey change.

The Petes don’t require all minor hockey teams to change to the new jersey design, but those that wish to change need to know with enough lead time to order new jerseys.

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7th Annual NCC Gala "One Night In The Philippines" Takes Place March 2nd

The New Canadians Centre’s 7th Annual Gala celebration “One Night in the Philippines” takes place on Saturday, March 2nd at ARIA in downtown Peterborough.

Members of the local Filipino community will put together an authentic menu for the reception at the cocktail-style fundraiser. In addition, the Northumberland Multicultural Dance Troupe, headed by Thelma Dillon, will present a variety of folk dances hailing from various parts of the Philippines. You can round off the night with the dynamic five-piece band EZRock, a regular at the popular Bistro Manila in Toronto.

Photo courtesy New Canadians Centre

Photo courtesy New Canadians Centre

Attendees will enjoy traditional Filipino foods, a dance, and can take part in the exciting live auction where prizes include: a pair of Vegas Golden Knight tickets and Westjet flight voucher; an exclusive tasting and tour at Black’s Distillery with appetizers from Ashburnham Ale House; homemade Indian dinner for 12; and more!

Tickets are $150 each and a tax receipt for a portion of the ticket price will be emailed after the event date. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the evening’s host is Jan Michael Itong. For more information regarding “One Night in the Philippines” and to purchase tickets, click here.

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9th Annual Bears’ Lair: Apply Now For The 2019 Entrepreneurial Competition

Applications are now open for the 2019 Bears’ Lair Entrepreneurial Competition, a local competition for entrepreneurs in Peterborough and the Kawarthas to enter to win money to support their business venture.

To be eligible, entrepreneurs must have a registered business (incorporated, sole proprietor or partnership) with annual sales under $200,000 and be able to undertake the proposed work within the next 12 months. Start-up or pre-sales businesses must exhibit a meaningful investment of time, equipment, money, or research and development in their business, and existing businesses must show a significant move towards a new product, service, or market, or commercializing intellectual property.

Bears' Lair Steering Committee Chair, Catia Skinner, announces details for the 2019 Bears’ Lair Entrepreneurial Competition on Tuesday, January 22nd, at VentureNorth.

Bears' Lair Steering Committee Chair, Catia Skinner, announces details for the 2019 Bears’ Lair Entrepreneurial Competition on Tuesday, January 22nd, at VentureNorth.

Steering Committee Chair, Catia Skinner, says this year’s competition is driven to support winners with the financial resources and momentum that they need to boost their business and succeed. 

“We hope this competition shows that Peterborough and the Kawarthas is a great place to start and grow a business, encouraging those who might be thinking about building a business to use the available resources,” says Skinner.

Applications can be completed on the Bears’ Lair website at bearslairptbo.ca and are due by Tuesday, February 26th, 2019.


Watch this video to learn more…

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Watch: Joel Willett On "PTBOCanada" Show Talking About #ForMaverick

When the Willetts found out they were expecting a baby boy in early December 2017, it was pure joy. They had a house full of girls, and adding a boy to the mix was incredible.

Soon after, though, the received a call from their doctor that would turn their lives upside down and set them on a rollercoaster journey of emotions, challenges and heartbreak.

Maverick

Maverick

On Episode 34 of PTBOCanada, Maverick’s father Joel sits down with host Neil Morton to talk about his goal of raising $65,000 for Sick Kids Foundation in memory of his late son, who died at just 6 months of age. 

Joel Willett on “PTBOCanada” with Neil Morton

Joel Willett on “PTBOCanada” with Neil Morton

Watch (and share) the episode below to spread the word…

To learn more about the Willett’s story, click here. “Like” their “For Maverick” Facebook page here.

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STSCO Says Buses Are Slated To Run Again On Tuesday But Bundle Up

Wind chill values are falling near minus 30 Monday night, but a milder air mass will begin to move in Tuesday (January 22nd).

After no buses being on the road Monday due to the extreme cold, STSCO in Peterborough tweeted out that the plan is for school buses to run on Tuesday. But they caution parents “to be mindful that there may be some delays resulting from buses being operational in these conditions, and that students take proper precautions in dressing for the weather and any delay.”

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BREAKING: All School Buses Cancelled For Monday Due To Extreme Cold

BREAKING NEWS: The STSCO has put out the following notice regarding busing on Monday, January 21st…

“Monday January 21, 2019 - Please be advised that, due to extremely cold temperatures and high wind chills, and out of concern for the safety of students waiting for buses, all school transportation services for PVNC, KPR and Mon Avenir will be cancelled for Peterborough, Northumberland, Clarington and Campbellford areas served by STSCO. All schools remain open. “

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TLDSB also tweeted out that all buses have been cancelled in their areas due to the dangerous cold weather…

RELATED: How The STSCO Makes The Decision On School Bus Cancellations

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