Enjoy Beautiful Jackson Park This Thanksgiving Weekend

The leaves are changing just in time for Thanksgiving Weekend here in Peterborough and there is no better place to go and see them than Jackson Park!

Whether for family photos or just a chance to take in the Autumn air, be sure to go for a stroll on the many trails.

Parking is usually pretty cramped in the entrance off Fairbairn Street, so don't forget the huge parking and entrance just off Bonaccord Street.

—post & photos by Evan Holt

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Help A Family Get Their New Goalie Equipment Back Lost Off A Truck

On Saturday morning, a family on the way to an arena for a Liftlock Atom Hockey Tournament game lost a bag full of brand new goalie equipment when it fell off the back of their truck somewhere between Warkworth and Norwood (see map below). Call Shane at 705.924.2213 if you find it.

More info below via our friends at The Wolf's Facebook page...

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The Mystery Photo Album That A Peterborough Woman Is Trying To Solve

Peterborough photojournalist Niki Allday has always had a fascination with photography and historical things. So when her Uncle Sean was at a rummage sale near Grafton, Ontario this summer and spotted an old photo album from an unknown family, he picked it up and brought it to Niki. 

"The album seems to be a family tree of some sort," Niki tells PTBOCanada. "I would love to get these photos back to the family. I know I would be so thankful to have memories like this of my family."

See pictures below from the album that Niki sent us—they look to be from the late 19th/early 20th century, and the name "Little" appears on several—and share on your social media channels. Contact her if you know the family that would like this back.

Photo album cover

Photo album cover

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Awesome Family Fun Activities At Beavermead Campground August 8th/9th

Awesome Family Fun Activities At Beavermead Campground August 8th/9th

Canoeing, kayaking, bat walk, campfire and more!!

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Look At What's Left Of A Family's Backyard Trampoline They Just Bought

Look At What's Left Of A Family's Backyard Trampoline They Just Bought

A 3-year-old girl woke up in tears when she saw this

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Help A Peterborough Woman's Little Brother With His Spinal Surgery Fund

Sean is an 11-year-old who was born with a severe chromosome disorder, as well as autism...

Sean

Sean

Sean has gone through countless surgeries and procedures each year of his life to help his health. He is currently recovering at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto from his latest and most serious surgical procedure—unteathering his spinal cords.

Despite his serious condition, Sean remains positive—full of strength and hope.

His older sister Jordan Slavik—who lives in Peterborough and is married to friend of PTBOCanada Brandon Slavik—is trying to get the word out about a GoFundMe campaign that has been started to help with the expensive cost of Sean's home care in Newmarket that will be needed for months after he gets home from the hospital.

The money raised will go towards assisting with hospital bills, medication costs, and nurses that will be required nearly around the clock when Sean returns home.

Spread the word on your social media channels, and give what you can here. The campaign is attempting to raise $5,000, and almost $1,000 has been raised so far.

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Benefit For Peterborough's Ryan O'Brien & Family January 31st At Dr. J's

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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Everyone Should Read This Powerful Letter From A Peterborough Man About Domestic Violence

Everyone Should Read This Powerful Letter From A Peterborough Man About Domestic Violence

You won't ever forget this...

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PTBOCanada Pics: Canadian Citizenship Ceremony Was A Beautiful Event

The Canadian Citizenship Ceremony had more than 40 people (representing 21 countries) take the Oath of Citizenship on Thursday (November 13th) at the Canadian Canoe Museum. It was a joyous occasion with high fives, hugs, smiles and laughter all around. Have a look at these photos we captured.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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