14th Annual Seedy Sunday Takes Place March 10th At Emmanuel East United Church

On Sunday, March 10th, the 14th Annual Seedy Sunday takes place. This popular seed sale and swap is a great place to get all the knowledge, tools, and resources needed to get growing this season, and get inspired for spring!

More than 20 vendors will be selling a huge diversity of locally grown heirloom vegetable, flower and herb seeds, vermicomposting supplies, bulbs and fruit trees and bushes. Ten community groups will be displaying information about their work, and providing visitors opportunities to get involved with local food, farming, water and environmental programs. 

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The Seed Exchange Area there is a great place to swap seeds with other growers, pick up some new and unique seed varieties, and chat with other seed savers. 

There will be informative workshops for this free event, including: Pruning Fruit Trees & Bushes, Growing Great Soil, Rematriation of Seeds and Saving Tree & Native Plant Seeds. 

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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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2019 JJ Stewart Chrysler Winter Classic Takes Place February 18th At Lakefield College

The 2019 JJ Stewart Chrysler Winter Classic will take place on Monday, February 18th at Lakefield College from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. This year’s event is in support of Autism Ontario Peterborough Chapter, as well as the Tarkington and Dombroski families.

Four boys and two girls teams will be participating, and the teams include: Leon’s Peterborough, CrossFit Kawartha, Village Pet Food & Supply, Elmhirst Excavating, Birdsall Beach Resort and Rapid Lift Inc. The Hardest Working Playing Awards are sponsored by Mr Sub on Lansdowne St., and participants will be collecting pledges for the Autism Ontario Peterborough Chapter.

Players participating in 2019 JJ Stewart Chrysler Winter Classic. Front: Molly, Lili, Andrew, Liam, Carson, Sam and Logan. Back: Event Mascot Derek, Organizers Michelle, Mark, Aaron, Dani and Tom from Leon’s

Players participating in 2019 JJ Stewart Chrysler Winter Classic. Front: Molly, Lili, Andrew, Liam, Carson, Sam and Logan. Back: Event Mascot Derek, Organizers Michelle, Mark, Aaron, Dani and Tom from Leon’s

A silent auction, bake sale and Chuck-A-Puck will be organized with all proceeds supporting the Tarkington and Dombroski families. Organizers are looking for silent auction donations, which can be dropped off to Aaron or Dani at Leon’s Peterborough (1731 Lansdowne Street West.).

For more info on the event, click here.

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Lock & Paddle 2018 Takes Place June 24th

This year's Lock & Paddle takes place Sunday, June 24th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Peterborough Lift Lock.

Last year, 328 paddlecraft filled both tubs combined in a record-setting display, and organizers want to do the same this year.

Photo by Neil Morton, PTBOCanada

Photo by Neil Morton, PTBOCanada

This was the view from above last year...

Registration starts at 10 a.m. on June 24th, with the filling of the tubs beginning at noon.

There will be two locations to register, one at the McFarlane Street Bridge parking lot and another on the west, bottom side of the Peterborough Lift Lock past the vendors. To guarantee getting a spot, make sure to register early that day!

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Vendors on hand this year include: Ben’s Kettle Corn, Fresh Urban Plate, Kawartha Buttertart Factory, Parks Canada, Pedal Parlor Co., Peterborough and the Kawartha’s Tourism, Rocky Ridge Water, Salmon River Kayaks, Smoke House Port Perry, Sugar Daddy, The Land Canadian Adventures and The Canadian Canoe Museum.

For more info on registering that day, click here.

Watch this video below to get a feel for what an awesome experience this is...

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There Is An Open House At The Buddhist Temple Garden In Cavan June 24th

On June 24th, the public will have to chance to check out the progress of the Wutai Shan Buddhist Garden at the Buddhist Temple being constructed on the outskirts of Bethany.

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The Open House hours that day run from 10 am to 2:30 p.m., with a special consecration ceremony opening the event.

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Visitors to Wutai Shan Buddhist Garden can also do their visit the easy way by riding a comfortable highway coach through the 500 acre garden.

You can reserve a spot on the bus by emailing Kathy Morton here or calling her at 705.277.2751. Visitors who decide to walk should wear sturdy shoes, bring water and sunscreen.

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Below is a picture showing the enormity of the laughing Buddha on the grounds. It was built in China, cut into 72 pieces and shipped here in containers and reassembled. It weighs 127 tons. The head alone is 26 tons.

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The Wutai Shan Garden is located at 708 Ski Hill Road, a few minutes north of Bethany. The garden is one of four sites being developed by the Buddhist Association of Canada. The total acreage of the four sites combined is about 1,700 acres.

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The sites—chosen because of their serenity, tranquility and natural environment—have taken two decades to plan and will take about 20 more years to construct.

We took a tour of the grounds back in June 2015. Read about it here.

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28th Annual Great Gilmour Street Garage Sale Is May 26th

It's the 28th Annual Gilmour Street Garage Sale this year—one of the can't miss community events in the city.

Photo by Evan Holt

Photo by Evan Holt

As per tradition, the Gilmour Street Garage Sale falls on the Saturday after the long weekend. This year, it's Saturday, May 26th starting at 9 a.m.—although people have been known to show up as early as 7 a.m. in the hunt for a good bargain.

The biggest street sale in all of Peterborough, it extends out to many other streets in the neighbourhood, and there are also many sales for charitable organizations in town.

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See Vintage, Military And Civilian Aircraft At Peterborough Airport As Part Of Canada 150 Celebrations

Marking Canada’s 150th birthday will be a special occasion this year at Peterborough Airport, as the general public is invited to join them in celebrating the milestone with vintage, military and civil aircraft on display.

The event, called “Flying Fortress Week”, will take place at Peterborough Airport from July 10th to 16th and is sponsored by the Peterborough Destination Association.

Starting on Monday July 10th, a World War II B-17G Flying Fortress bomber named Sentimental Journey will be on display and ground tours will be available for the public for a small donation to the Commemorative Air Force (on-site) during the entire week. 

B-17 photo via  PeterboroughAiport.com

B-17 photo via PeterboroughAiport.com

Flights on the B-17 will take place on Saturday, July 15th and Sunday, July 16th. TIckets for flights and additional information on the B-17 are available here.

On Saturday, July 15th and Sunday, July 16th, the B-17G bomber will be joined by various vintage, military and civil aircraft for public display.

Hercules photo via  PeterboroughAirport.com

Hercules photo via PeterboroughAirport.com

Harvard photo via  PeterboroughAirport.com

Harvard photo via PeterboroughAirport.com

The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) will also participate in the event with a “Fly-in”, and their members will have their aircraft on display.

The Loomex Group will have their jet simulator on display. The jet simulator is used for large scale emergency exercises that include airport staff and response agencies.

Scenic flights will be available on Saturday, July 15th and Sunday, July 16th with one of the local flight schools, WM Aeroflight.

For more information, call the Peterborough Airport at 705.743.6708.

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Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site's “Lock’n Paddle” Event In Celebration Of National Canoe Day & Canada 150

The second “Lock’n Paddle” event is preparing to float its way back into Peterborough on Saturday, June 24th.

2016 Lock 'n Paddle

2016 Lock 'n Paddle

This year, in celebration of Canada 150 and National Canoe Day, the Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site of Canada in partnership with The Canadian Canoe Museum and The Land Canadian Adventures will once again ask the question, “How many paddlecraft can you fit in a Lift Lock?"

2016 Lock 'n Paddle

2016 Lock 'n Paddle

With Canada 150 celebrations in mind, the goal will be to fit 150 paddlecraft into each of the two lock chambers, for a total of 300 paddlecraft. This will smash last year’s record of 138 paddlecraft and will highlight the goal of National Canoe Day to promote recreational paddling for individuals, groups, families, clubs and communities.

At 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 24th, the lockage will begin. Once the lock chambers are at an equal elevation, the Lock Master will halt the lockage and participants and visitors will be invited to raise their paddles and sing both O Canada and Happy Birthday in celebration of 150 years of Confederation.

You don't want to miss this event!

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