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Kidney Walk


The Kidney Walk is a special time for dialysis patients, organ transplant recipients, living donors the medical community, and the public, to come together and support the Foundation in such a way that we can do more. 

Join us and walk in your community, and together, with your support, we can create a future without kidney failure.  

Register Online at

Location:Nicholls Oval and Heritage Pavilion 

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Purple Onion Festival


Transition Town Peterborough is celebrating the culture and bounty of our exceptional community with its 7th Annual Purple Onion Festival and YOU’RE INVITED!!

The Purple Onion Festival is a family festival with something for everyone to enjoy. From tasty nibbles to festive fun, this is a festival you’re not going to want to miss out on. 

This years featured venues are the following

The Taste of the Kawarthas features 9 of Kawartha's finest chefs serving samples of their delicious, nutritious, locally grown food sourced from local farmers.

Relax, sing and dance along as you listen to this amazing line up of Live Local Music hosted by Sunstage Entertainment throughout the day
Brandon Humphrey 11AM
Sophia Radisch 12 Noon
Wylie Harold 1 PM
The High Waters Duo 2 PM
(Mike Kidd + Jeremy James Daignault)
Hosted by Michael Bell and Assisted by Deb

Electric Vehicle Meet~ The EV Meet is returns in 2017 and is even bigger and better. Peterborough Mitsubishi is the event sponsor and will featuring it's award winning all electric car, the i-MiEV. This year will also feature new electric cars and E Bikes from Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai and Green Street E Bikes. As an exciting addition, we will be adding music and food for extra entertainment while you enjoy this year’s EV Meet. Bring your Electric Vehicles and join in on the fun.

Kids and youth will have plenty to do at our Aktive Kids Korner, Eat Local Challenge Wall, Dance For The Climate, Earth Rights Rock – Youth Challenge, and our famous Proud In Purple Parade.

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9:00am 9:00am

Large Article Pick Up

The City of Peterborough Waste Management Division will hold six large article collection events in 2017.

For a fee, the City will pick up items larger than the weekly allowance, such as furniture and appliances. The cost for this service is $15.00 for the first item and $5.00 for any additional item. 

Mattresses and box springs which are sent to be recycled, will also be collected. These will be collected separately from large articles and will cost $15.00 each. 

Two easy methods are available for City residents to book and pay for large article collection: 

 1. The City’s on-line booking tool: Choose the collection date you prefer, the items you want collected and set up an account with your credit card number for payment. Cut-off is the end of the day on Thursday, September 21, 2017 

 2. In person at City Hall, 500 George Street North or the Public Works Office at 182 Townsend Street until 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 21, 2017. 

 For more details, please call the Waste Management Division at 705-742-7777 extension 1657. 


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Women Write Across Genre


TTOK is excited to present Women Write Across Genre: An Author Panel in association with Inanna Publications on Monday, September 25th at 7pm. $10 at the door or pwyc.

Many creative people resist categorization and prefer a more borderless world, making work in more than one field, or creating stories that combine elements of several genres. Come hear five brilliant women talk about how and why they work in more than one medium, combine several mediums in one work or market themselves as genre busters.

Featuring: Fiona Campbell, Terri Favro, Carole Giangrande, Tapanga Koe, Hilary Wear; Moderator: Ursula Pflug

More on the Writers:

Fiona Campbell is a writer, editor, poet, artist and activist. She writes about many things -- food, farming, feminism, the environment, mental health, family -- and is published widely. She has a MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of King's College in Halifax, where she started writing her first book, a collection of lyrical essays and poetry called Digging Deep: On Food Farming and a Life in Contradiction, and a poetry chapbook called Of the Body. Find her at 

Terri Favro has been a winner and a shortlisted finalist in numerous literary competitions, including the CBC Creative Non-fiction Prize. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies including Clockwork Canada, a Canadian Steampunk story collection. In 2014, she won the Accenti Magazine Award for short fiction, awarded at Montreal’s Blue Metropolis Literary Festival. She is the author of an award-winning novella, The Proxy Bride, and the recent novel, Sputnik’s Daughter. Terri’s new novel, Once Upon a Time in West Toronto will be published by Inanna Publications in September 2017. Her stories draw on her background in the Niagara region as the youngest child of an Italian family that loved science fiction, good wine, gadgetry, comic books, hot rods, daredevils and dark humour. Visit her blog at She lives in Toronto.

Born and raised in the New York City area, Carole Giangrande is a Toronto-based novelist and author of nine books, including the award-winning novella A Gardener on the Moon, the novels An Ordinary Star and A Forest Burning, the short story collection Missing Persons, the novellas Here Comes The Dreamer, and Midsummer and her new novel, All That Is Solid Melts Into Air. She's worked as a broadcast journalist for CBC Radio and her fiction, poetry, articles and reviews have appeared in Canada’s major journals and newspapers. She's recently completed another novel. Visit her website at

Short story author Tapanga Koe has published works in Mystery Weekly, Aurora Wolf, The Link, and Eunoia Review (2012, 2017), and anthologies They Have to Take You In (edited by Ursula Pflug, Hidden Brook Press, 2014) and That Not Forgotten (edited by Bruce Kauffman, Hidden Brook Press, 2012). Tapanga lives with her family in rural Ontario, Canada and is a firm believer in the magical properties of caffeinated beverages, especially when combined with impending deadlines!

Ursula Pflug is the award-winning author of the novels Green Music; The Alphabet Stones; the YA novel, Mountain, the flash-fiction novel, Motion Sickness (illustrated by SK Dyment); and the story collections After the Fires and Harvesting the Moon. She edited the anthologies They Have To Take You In and Playground of Lost Toys (with Colleen Anderson). She has been shortlisted or nominated for the Sunburst Award, the Aurora Award, the Pushcart Prize, the 3-Day Novel Contest, the Descant Novella Award, the KM Hunter Award, and the ReLit Award among others. She lives in Norwood, Ontario.

Hilary Wear is a performing theatre artist who writes plays, monologues, and Clown turns for stage & street. Hilary Is also an expired mom, long term romantic collaborator and community volunteer. She is a Metis woman ( Saulteaux-Anishinaabe, Franco-Onondaga, Belgian, Ukrainian & Anglo-Blend) who is most happy when playing with others in a good way and so facilitates intergenerational Culture-grounded cooperative games groups that are focussed on fun. Hilary is working towards taking clowning into the prisons in Ontario and will be happy to listen if you want to talk about that.

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Jann Arden at Showplace


Jann Arden is a Canadian born, singer, songwriter, broadcaster and author.  The much celebrated multi-platinum, award winning artist catapulted onto the Canadian music scene in 1993.  She has released 12 albums with 19 top singles and is the proud recipient of a star of Canada’s Walk of Fame.  In addition to being a singer/songwriter, Arden is an author of note, with three books to her credit.  Jann has made appearances in television sitcoms from Ellen to Corner Gasto the CBC’s Rick Mercer Report.  Her philanthropic work includes World Vision, MAC Cosmetic’s Fashion Cares AIDS benefit and Gilda’s Club in Toronto.

Whether she is captivating audiences with her heartfelt music, entertaining them with her quick wit or sharing her written word in a boldly honest voice – Jann Arden is a Canadian original – a brilliant multi-dimensional talent

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7:30pm 7:30pm

Are Some Countries Destined for Under-development?

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Are Some Countries Destined for Under-development?

The David Morrison Lecture in International Development

September 28, 7:30 p.m., Market Hall

Since the mid-1990s, we have witnessed an explosion in the literature in development economics that tries to explain the poor economic performance in certain developing countries – especially the ones in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) – in terms of factors, like geography, climate, history, and culture. In this lecture, Dr. Chang argues that these explanations are neither theoretically persuasive nor empirically convincing and thus can only be interpreted as an attempt by mainstream economists to ‘explain away’ why the ‘good’ policies that were based on their own theories have failed to deliver the expected results.

About Dr. Ha-Joon Chang

Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at the University of Cambridge. In addition to numerous journal articles and book chapters, he has published 16 authored books (five co-authored) and 10 edited books. His main books include The Political Economy of Industrial Policy, Kicking Away the Ladder, Bad Samaritans, 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism, and Economics: The User’s Guide. By 2018, his writings will have been translated and published in 41 languages and 44 countries. Worldwide, his books have sold around 2 million copies. He is the winner of the 2003 Gunnar Myrdal Prize and the 2005 Wassily Leontief Prize. He was ranked no. 9 in the Prospect magazine’s World Thinkers 2014 poll.

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Radical Reels Film Tour


Join Wild Rock Outfitters Friday September 29th 7pm at Market Hall!

Every year the Banff Mountain Film Festival brings you the Radical Reels Film Tour - an evening packed full of great action sports films!! Great films on kayaking, climbing, mountain biking, skiing, and more!

Tickets available at Wild Rock for $20


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6:30pm 6:30pm

Little Lake Cemetery Twilight Pageant


A cast of cemetery residents played by local actors share tales of their lives in Canada's most historic landscape cemetery. This outdoor theatre event concludes with a peek inside the cemetery's Victorian chapel. Tours are 2 hours in length and begin at 6:30 and leave the gates of the cemetery every 15 minutes until 7:15. Tours run rain or shine so dress for the weather!


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7:30pm 7:30pm

New Visions / Old Land: Troubling Canada 150 Screening and Panel

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New Visions / Old Land: Troubling Canada 150 Screening and Panel

Film screening, panel discussion, launch of online publication, youtube channel, podcast

It is the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation in 2017, but the land and the people are much older. The New Visions / Old Land project asked artists to reimagine what “Canada” means, to put forth new visions of what the idea of Canada could or should be.

Four original films by artists were commissioned for this project with accompanying music and soundtracks. These works will be presented at Traill College (310 London St, Peterborough) on September 30th at 7:30 pm.

Following the screening there will be a panel discussion with the artists and program curator Professor Kelly Egan, "Troubling Canada 150." EC3 will also launch an online publication about the project, a podcast created by Peterborough Independent Podcasters and a Youtube channel dedicated to these films.

Refreshments will be served. Free admission. Everybody welcome!

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8:00pm 8:00pm

Kate Suhr Album Release


Join Kate and Special Guests for a Live Performance at Market Hall, September 30th, 2017

Singer songwriter Kate Suhr's new album, Selkie Bride, will be performed and released at Market Hall on September 30, 2017 at 8:00pm with special guests such as James McKenty, Kate Brioux, Melissa Payne and opening act Tonya-Lee Watts. Tickets are currently on-sale and can be purchased at the Market Hall box office by calling 705 749-1146, or online at Prices are $25.00 GA or $50.00 for VIP tickets, which include cabaret seating front of stage and complimentary glass of wine. The album will be available for purchase at the event.  

Kate's upcoming album titled "Selkie Bride" is a true reflection of self-discovery and growth. The LP is both layered and woven with storytelling, folklore, love, and a little bit of grit.

"Having such talented artists on the album like James McKenty from The Spades (Producer & instrumentalist), Loel Campbell from Wintersleep, Greg Marshak of The Silver Hearts, Jimi Bowskill from The Sheepdogs, along with Ian McKeown, Rob Phillips, Kate Brioux, Paul Crough, and Melissa Payne has meant so much to me. I really can’t wait to share what we’ve created with everyone.
This album has been a true labour of love, and I am deeply grateful for your time and consideration."


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8:00pm 8:00pm

Crime City: Caught in a Steel Trap!


Crime City, Peterborough's most popular podcast-in-the-style-of-a-1950s-radio-drama, returns for a third season! It's a new year in Crime City - 1953 - but how will our familiar band of heroes handle it when one of the team... goes missing??? You've got to show if you want to know!

introducing DANE SHUMAK

With original music by Adam Martignetti, and live sound effects! Crime City is written and produced by Andrew Root!

Tickets are $10 at the door!


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4:00pm 4:00pm

Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School 50th Reunion

Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School 50th Reunion

TAS Alumni students and staff…

JOIN US at the TAS 50th Reunion

Friday October 13th 4:00pm – 10:30pm


Saturday October 14th 10:00am – 4:00pm

There will be events and activities for everyone to attend and participate in, so bring your family and friends with you to tour TAS, visit with alumni staff, share your memories and catch up with old friends

Mark the date on your calendars and come join us in the celebrations.

There will be a dance on Saturday night 8:00pm – 2:00am at The Venue on George Street (19+)

Please email or call/text Meredith Pilley – Reunion Coordinator at 705-930-1618 with any questions, or if you would like to volunteer with the planning, or to provide sponsorship or have ideas for events and/or activities you would like to see happen over the reunion weekend.

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Scandals and Scoundrels Pub Crawl
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Scandals and Scoundrels Pub Crawl

Scandals and Scoundrels Pub Crawl – June 16, October 13
Listen to strange tales about Peterborough’s historic taverns. Find out how liquor and hotel culture impacted Peterborough’s past and present. There will be time to stop for a drink!
(Ticket price does not include your beverage)

June 16, Tickets

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Christmas at the Marshland Centre


Christmas at the Marshland Centre

Saturday and Sunday, 10-4, November 18 – 19

64 Hague Blvd. Lakefield

Free admission

A village tradition, the 12th annual Christmas at the Marshland Centre is boutique style show featuring the work of local artisans. Nestled amongst the trees, the Marshland Centre will be brimming with original handcrafted items including pottery, gourd art, jewellery, rug hooking, metal sculpture, textiles, wood turnings, herbal products, jams, honey and many other unique works of art.


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Christmas at the Marshland Centre


Christmas at the Marshland Centre

Saturday and Sunday, 10-4, November 18 – 19

64 Hague Blvd. Lakefield

Free admission

A village tradition, the 12th annual Christmas at the Marshland Centre is boutique style show featuring the work of local artisans. Nestled amongst the trees, the Marshland Centre will be brimming with original handcrafted items including pottery, gourd art, jewellery, rug hooking, metal sculpture, textiles, wood turnings, herbal products, jams, honey and many other unique works of art.


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7:00pm 7:00pm

Hong Kong Exile


Hong Kong Exile performing NINEEIGHT and Room 2048


Venue: Market Hall Performing Arts Centre
140 Charlotte Street
Tickets: $20/$15 students,underwaged

POST SHOW Q&A: 8:45PM - 9:15PM

Through a haze of high tech multimedia projection, light, sound and dance, Vancouver’s hottest new multidisciplinary performance group, Hong Kong Exile, brings us their two most iconic performances to date, NINEEIGHT and Room 2048 in a riveting double bill.

NINEEIGHT is a multi-media dance theatre work with live-generated electronic sound and projection. Sourcing from Mo Lei Tau, a phenomenon of absurdist, comedic film that emerged in Hong Kong in the 1990’s, NINEEIGHT explores a climate of political uncertainty and anxiety of Hong Kong in the years awaiting its return to the hands of Mainland China on July 1, 1997. 

Room 2048, the sequel to NINEEIGHT, brings us a cinematic dream machine, with the number 2048 referencing the year after the end of the China and Hong Kong’s “One country, two systems” policy. Cinematic images mix with contemporary dance, pop music, and smoke, to reveal profound diasporic experiences of loss, desire, and nostalgia. In digital light, bodies sway, shake, and run— oscillating between the gestures and dances of the mundane and the sacred, featuring excerpts from Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai’s seminal films. Both NINEEIGHT and Room 2048 both reveal a fractured world in times of political, social and geographical transition.

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8:00pm 8:00pm

Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids


Since 2007, brave adults across Canada have shared their own weird and wonderful childhood and teenage writing at Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids, a live, onstage storytelling event.

The show’s primary goal is to entertain. But beyond that, the aim is to invite everyone — readers, live audience members, and radio/podcast listeners — to reflect on their own lives, to connect with who they used to be, and to draw a line that connects the past and the present.

Embarrassing, moving, and hilarious, these readings are powerful reminders of who we used to be. They’re compelling stories, at once deeply personal, yet surprisingly universal.

Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Market Hall (140 Charlotte Street)

Evening (8:00)


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1:00pm 1:00pm

Kiwanis Sunday Euchre


Supporting the 'New' Peterborough Hospice. The Delta Bingo and Gaming Lounge is located at 1019 Clonsilla Avenue (beside the Jack McGee dealership). $10.00 entry and $2.00 for Lone Hands. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Lone Hands. Optional 50/50 . COME EARLY, some of our players have been enjoying the new Delta 'Tap Tixs' slots before Euchre (and winning big!!). Delta Bingo has donated TapTix coupons for our September 17th Euchre (a perentage of TapTix Slot funds go to the benefit of communty through the Bingo Charity Association of which the Kwanis Club o Scott's Plains is a member). Please phone Sandra for further informaton: 705-750-8137.

The Kiwanis Club of Scott's Plains has pledged $12,500.00 to purchase equipment and furnishing for the new Hospice Peterborough Paediatric Room for youth and families. Your Participation in the Kiwanis Progressive Euchre Tournaments helps fund our pledge.

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Peterborough VegFest


Peterborough VegFest is an opportunity for people in our region, and beyond, to access and enjoy delicious plant-based food, and to learn about the health, economic, and environmental benefits of a plant-based diet.

Scheduled in the fall, to celebrate the harvest season and Local Food Month in Peterborough, this free event features speakers, live music, children's activities, and, of course, delicious food for all to enjoy!

VegFests are community festivals celebrating plant-based living, and happen all over the world. Let's put Peterborough on the Veg map!

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Canoe FUNdraiser


Visit Chapters Peterborough (873 Lansdowne St.) on Sept. 16, 2017, to support the museum and participate in family friendly activities. 

For one day only, 15% of your purchase on regular-priced items will support the museum. Museum volunteers will be onsite handing out bookmarks to allow you to take advantage of this opportunity.

Enjoy the chance to view a 16-foot cedar strip canoe from the museum's collection. Children can participate in wearable canoe races, a canoe craft, and story time lead by the Chapters education team!

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9:00am 9:00am

2nd Annual Bike For Hospice


Welcome to the 2nd Annual Bike For Hospice Peterborough. This event is brought to you by the Bridgenorth EnnismoreLakefield (BEL) Rotary Club, in partnership with the Peterborough Cycling Club, Hospice Peterborough, and sponsored by Peterborough Subaru.

This charity cycling event is in support of both Hospice Peterborough and local BEL Rotary Community Projects. Help us raise funds for the new Hospice Peterborough Care Centre which will be located at the corner of 325 London Street and Reid Street. It will become a hub for the delivery of integrated hospice palliative care services in our community; services that will support individuals and families through serious illness and grief, and the health care professionals who provide this important care. Once constructed, the facility will include a 10-bed resident care area as well as existing programs and administrative offices.

Select your level of challenge with the marked 25 km or 50 km courses, or the unsupported 75 km and 100 km road course. A unsupported 70 km gravel road course is also available this year.  (Rest stations will be present however the longest routes will be unmarked). The first 150 registrants will also receive an event grab bag filled with sponsor items.


Individual riders: $65
Under 18 $40
Under 16 (with guardian accompanying): $40


Adult: $65.00 per-person
U18: $40.00 per-person

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Reusable Exchange Weekend

Take advantage of this year’s Reusable Exchange Weekend events to pass along items you no longer want, or perhaps find a treasure for yourself. Everyone wins and fewer items will end up in our landfill. The fourth Reusable Exchange weekend runs from Friday, August 18 to Sunday, August 20.

Please place reusable items at the curb the Friday evening of the event weekend. If items haven’t been taken by Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m., bring them back in. They will not be collected by the City.

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Alzheimer Society: Pulling for Dementia

Location: 151 Lansdowne Street East, Memorial Centre Parking Lot

Enter a team of 10 (or 12 if all women) and come and pull a fire truck. Contact: or

We look forward to our 3rd annual Fire Truck Pull, which will be held on Friday September 15, 2017! For anyone that is interested in volunteering for this exciting event, please contact me at 705-748-5131 or send an email to

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Heart Harvest


Join us for an evening of inspiring song and poetry. Featuring award winning poets and performers Kayla Fraser and Fraser McDonald, the beautiful voices of Dana Salahub and Chantal Glo, as well as the feel good folk music of Brian Paul DG, all the way from Saskatoon.

ARTIST INFO (see event wall for media links)

Kay'la Fraser: Life is a series of complex, exquisite moments intricately woven together. Through her dedicated work as a multi-disciplinary artist and educator, Kay'la Fraser, an avid nature lover and yogini, dares to tug at the strings to see how they're all connected.

Fraser McDonald, AKA Soul Natural Phraser MC is a language artist and generally lover of life. He has performed throughout Ontario, Canada, and beyond, including twice at the Canadian Festival for Spoken Word and also at Hillside Music Festival, Collingwood Writer’s Festivals, and numerous other venues. 

Ahh, music and poetry, such a beautiful a way to connect with others, whether collaboratively as artists, conscientiously with fans, or by running outreach workshops in school, as well as group homes and drop-in centres with youth at risk. He also runs meditation groups and gatherings locally and abroad, to facilitate the discovery of inner peace and clarity.  

Melody loving song sisters Chantal Langlois and Dana Salahub probably have too much fun signing together. But who can blame them? Their sweet and clear voices mesh naturally into honey smooth harmonies, and their joy and love of making music is wonderfully contagious.

Brian Paul D.G. and Friends: Now based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan since 2005... born and raised in West-Toronto, Ontario, Singer-Songwriter Brian Paul D.G. (often along with his merry friends and ever evolving band mates as "The Divine Comedians" or "The Rainbow Rhyming Rhythm Riders") has been consistently evolving his relationship as an "artist with many irons in the fire" primarily in the Saskatoon and Saskatchewan community (and beyond!) through various special events and live music appointments (in cafe's, markets, care homes, community/healing centers, community gatherings, music halls, yoga studios, gardens, churches, salons, etc...) offering a dynamic synergy of continued and original compositions of folk music and poetry to listen... breath... move... sing along and/or co-creatively engage with for the many potential harmonious levels of participation... Brian is connected with many circles of spiraling friends that meet regularly for drumming, singing, story-telling, poetry, meditation, dance and healthy living work and play along the way!

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6:00pm 6:00pm

Peterborough Area Roller Derby Meat & Greet


Do you want to get involved in roller derby? Of course you do! 

PARD Peterborough Area Roller Derby is hosting a Fresh Meat Training Camp starting Sept 17th that will run for 12 weeks. There will be two Meat & Greet sessions held on Sept 5th and 12th from 6-9pm at The Village on Argyle located at 780 Argyle St in Peterborough.

At these sessions you will have a chance to meet and talk to the league members about all things derby, have your questions answered, buy some league merchandise and get fully geared up by Rumbling Rage Derby Shop.

The Fresh Meat Training Camp is $150 plus $30 for insurance, which is due at the Meat & Greet sessions. We accept cash, cheque -made out to Peterborough Area Roller Derby, or e-transfer -which can be sent to (using the password rollerderby) Insurance is paid directly to CRDi and the forms for that can be found on their website We will also have them at the Meat & Greet sessions.

Tell all your friends! Hope to see you there!

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4:00pm 4:00pm

Dis-Orientation Vegan BBQ with Indigenous Artist Showcase!


THIS EVENT IS FREE! Dis-Orientation Week, Food Not Bombs, and the Borderless Records Music & Arts Festival present the annual Vegan BBQ in partnership with OPIRG and Sadleir House. Come for free food, fabulous music and great vendors. This year's BBQ will be Dis-Orientation Week's official kick off event! Don't miss it!

We are excited to announce the line up for the Indigenous Artists Showcase! Tara WilliamsonSean ConwayAngela SempleDawn Martin, and the Women's Drum Circle will be sharing their music and poetry!

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2:00pm 2:00pm

Little Lake Cemetery Women's History Tour



Meet women artists, pioneers and businesswomen from Peterborough’s past whose lives and contributions still shape our community today.

Please Note: This event will run rain or shine. If this event is cancelled, in the case of extreme weather, you will be contacted via the phone number provided by you when registering.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact the Trent Valley Archives by calling 705-745-4404.

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7:30pm 7:30pm

Behind Closed Doors


What is Behind Closed Doors? 

It's our private after-hours shopping event that rewards YOU for attending and supports local participating charities and not-for-profit organizations.

What do you get for a $5 ticket?

  • A chance to WIN a $1,000 shopping spree.
  • Wall to Wall sales
  • Random giveaways
  • Fabulous entertainment
  • The first 50 people in line at each main, mall entrance will receive a Lansdowne Place resuable bag; some of which will be filled with surprise gifts, such as Lansdowne Place gift cards or vouchers for a gift card from our food court retailers, DAVIDsTEA, Kernels Extraordinary Popcorn & Laura Secord!
  • Much, much more!

*This year Lansdowne Place will NOT offer the Get Paid to Eat Promotion. We will however be replacing this with lots of extra giveaways and goodies, so stay tuned!

Tickets are available NOW at Customer Service or any of these participating charities/not-for-profit organizations:

  • Camp Kerry
  • Down Syndrome Association of Peterborough
  • East Peterborough Lions Club
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (Tri-County Community Support Services)
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Peterborough Challenger Baseball League
  • Peterborough Communication Support Systems (Peteborough Hearing Impaired Society)
  • Peterborough Family Resource Centre
  • Trent Valley Literacy Association
  • Victim Services of Peterborough & Northumberland

Tons of deals and fun experiences are happening - some of our stores have already signed up!

  • Aerie
  • Alia N Tanjay
  • American Eagle
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Bell
  • Bentley
  • Best Buy Mobile
  • Bikini Bay
  • Boathouse
  • The Body Shop
  • Carter's Osh Kosh
  • Cellular X
  • Charm
  • Chatters Salon
  • The Children's Place
  • Clair de Lune
  • Claire's
  • Cleo
  • Country Lane
  • Cut Above
  • Cultures
  • David's Tea
  • EB Games
  • Eclipse
  • Fido
  • Freedom Mobile
  • Freshly Squeezed
  • Garage
  • GNC
  • Grady's Feet Essentials
  • Green Earth
  • Hallmark
  • H & M
  • Jean Machine
  • Journeys
  • Kernels Popcorn
  • KFC / Taco Bell
  • Koodo
  • Krystos Grill it Greek
  • Kurves Brow Bar
  • Lansdowne Nail Spa
  • La Senza
  • Laura Secord
  • Le Chateau
  • Mappins Jewellers
  • McDonalds
  • Mr. Sheets
  • Nelms
  • New York Fries
  • Northern Reflections
  • Old Navy
  • Optimax Vision
  • Pandora
  • Payless Shoe Source
  • Ricki's
  • Rogers
  • Roots
  • RW & CO.
  • S & H Health Foods
  • Sears
  • Showcase
  • Shumaker
  • Sizzling Wok
  • Soft Moc
  • Solar X
  • The Source
  • Sport Chek
  • Spring
  • Stitches
  • Stokes
  • Subway
  • Sunglass Hut
  • Suzy Shier
  • TBooth
  • Telus
  • Things Remembered
  • TipTop Tailors/George Richards Big & Tall
  • Twain Gold & Diamond
  • Ultimate Fan (The)
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Vivah
  • West 49
  • The Wine Shop (inside Superstore)
  • Wireless Wave
  • Wireless +
  • WOW Mobile
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Trent Valley Archives Open House


Trent Valley Archives Open House – September 9
567 Carnegie Ave.


Trent Valley Archives cordially invites the community of Peterborough and the surrounding area to their Open House, to celebrate the past year’s accomplishments. Opportunities will be available to access digitized scans of Lakefield newspapers from bygone days, learn how we are preserving home movies and have a look at the impressive Peterborough Rotary Club archival collection. 

Several students have been very busy bringing many Lakefield newspapers into the 21st century by digitizing their content and making them searchable on line. You will have a chance to see how easily they can be made available on our in-house computers without having to manually look at a printed copy or laboriously work through a microfilm record.
Another wealth of new material we are exploring are home movies. You will be able to view the various film collections we have acquired and learn how we have been inspecting and preserving them. 

Our third display will focus on the recently donated Peterborough Rotary Collection featuring original documents of incorporation, papers relating to the formation of the Rotary Trail and many photos dating from the club’s founding in 1921. 

Come out and investigate these and the other special collections from across five counties that are housed at the Archives, the amazing genealogical resources that continue to improve and the growing resources in our bookstore that are available for purchase. Refreshments will be available and more information can be obtained by calling Heather at TVA at 705-745-4404 or emailing her at

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Volksfest In the Kawarthas


Volksfest in the Kawarthas- Vintage & More car show!

September 9th from 11am to 4pm enjoy classic Volkswagen cars, food and music with all of us here at Peterborough Volkswagen with our partners Apollo Grill and Peterborough Cycle Salvage/ Cat Shack Peterborough. Followed by a cruise through the Kawarthas.

Live broadcasts from Country 105 and Oldies 96.7 

No pressure, no trophies....Just good old fun times


If you would like to bring your classic car please fill out the quick survey below.

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Wild Rock Rental Gear Sale



Wild Rock is cleaning out their Rental Garage!

Here is your chance to take advantage of a great deal on a used boat, bike, and some camping gear too!

Saturday September 9th from 10am - 1pm our fleet of Rental Bikes, Demo Bikes (and select new 2017 bikes), collection of Rental Camp Gear, remaining Rental Boats will be on a one-day-only BLOWOUT SALE 

Join us Sat Sept 9th 10am - 1pm in our back parking lot!

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to Sep 16

Borderless Music & Arts Festival


Every September there is an awesome influx of energy that floods the city -- why not build some bridges between our separate worlds?

Borderless Music & Arts Festival aims to build relationships between various art communities and amplify voices of artists that already exist with their own niche following. While addressing the lack of women and diversity in local bookings and music festivals, Borderless puts alternative artists and underrepresented arts at the forefront. But more than that, these musicians want to break down borders and acknowledge the humanity we all share in common. 

This festival brings together people from different backgrounds, styles, and genres for an eclectic mix of shows and special events. We want to show people how great these artists are and how important their work is to the collective arts community. We also want to send a clear message to fellow festival organizers: there’s no excuse for booking the plain same old // male-dominated lineups. This is a grassroots, DIY, not-for-profit festival for the sake of showing people what's out there and rallying around it. 

Borderless is taking place from September 8 to 16 at various venues in downtown Nogojiwanong/Peterborough. The details of each show will be announced shortly, but here’s a peek at the schedule! 

Sept. 2: 
Sparklesaurus at The Spill
***Come get your festival passes & schedules here!***

Sept. 7:
Partner at The Garnet
Official kick-off party! Tickets are $15 but we are *partnering* with The Garnet so people with Borderless Festival passes can get in for $10.

Sept. 8: 
Deconstructing Barriers & Community Healing with Spoken Word + Poetry at The Garnet followed with live music by Sydanie 
(supernatural rapper mom // Toronto ambient rap - house - hip hop)

***Sept. 9: Three shows in one day!***

Borderless Fest 2017 at The Spill

Borderless Fest 2017 at Catalina's

Borderless Fest 2017 at The Garnet

Sept. 10:
Gendered Voices in a Changing World pt. 2 // 
Artistic Expression as Resistance @ Catalina's (matinee)
12pm greetings/light refreshments. 1-3pm: Roundtable discussion + live music 3-5pm

Free Vegan BBQ on the lawn @ Sadleir House:
5-8pm. Music by local Indigenous artists such as
Tara WilliamsonMissy KnottSean Conway, Angela Semple, 
Dawn Martin, and more.
Co-presented with Food Not Bombs and OPIRG, 
as part of Trent University’s Dis-Orientation Week:

HINT: *Pop up local art show & lemonade inside!*

BBQ After Party at The Garnet:

8pm. Let your food digest and feel all the feels with people you meet outside of bars & Kyha Craig of Sleepy Slap. Then get ready to swing with Jane Archer rockin' the mic with her bluesy rock n' roll soul!

Sept. 13:
Film Screening & Conversation: "Whose University is it Anyway?"
Co-presented with Catharine Parr Traill College.

Sept 13 & 14: 
Brian Solomon’s Dance Workshops - Nogojiwanong Rite of Spring
Open to all ages and abilities!
Presented by Public Energy 

Brian Solomon is of Anishnaabe and Irish descent, born and raised in the Northern Ontario community Shebahonaning-Killarney. As a creator, Solomon is interested in engaging with unusual spaces in communities and nature. He is inspired by collaborating with individuals of all walks of life who are trained artists or not, and guiding them to interact with their own life story. Solomon is passionate about helping people relearn about their forgotten bodies, and taking back the space those bodies occupy.

Sept 15 // PRIDE without Borders (Pride Opening Day):

Witch Prophet, Television Rd, Perkolator, I.M.Brown, and Above Top Secret @ The Spill. Speak Your Pride open mic at 7pm. 
Music starts at 8pm.

Goodnight Sunrise, Copper Crown, and Peterborough Folk Fest Emerging Artist Mary Kate Edwards & her full band
at the Historic Red Dog, 9pm.

Sept 16 // PRIDE without Borders:

Queer Social & Dance Night @ The Sapphire Room
DJ Molly Millions will be bringing the fire with a
playlist featuring underrated & trailblazing
women, queer, and POC artists. Come say hi!
Co-presented with Peterborough Pride 
*Door proceeds going to the Rainbow Service Organization (RSO)*

Rainbow Romp @ Historic Red Dog
Live music by local surf dance punks Meowlinda and Holy Christopherfrom Ottawa. Followed by a DJ set and dance night!
Co-presented with Peterborough Pride 
*Door proceeds going to the Rainbow Service Organization (RSO)*

Festival Passes will be available shortly for:
$30 general admission
or $20 for students & under-waged

Everybody love everybody! Borderless wants to maintain safe spaces and will be diligent about making everyone feel welcome and supported. 

We would like to thank the organizations we have partnered with for believing in this vision and helping it come to fruition. This festival would not be possible if not for the generous efforts and support of our sponsors. Please support them too!

Thank you Trent University Music SocietyTrent Central Student Association (TCSA)OPIRG PeterboroughDisOrientation Week at TrentFood Not Bombs PeterboroughPeterborough PrideRainbow Service OrganizationPublic EnergyActive Minds At TrentCatharine Parr Traill College, and Beau's All Natural Brewing Co..

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5:00pm 5:00pm

Watson & Lou Grand Opening


Please join us (Erin Watson and Anna Eidt) as we unveil our downtown gift shop and shared studio/workshop space to the world! 

There will be artistic treats, bubbly drinks, and a chance for you to view and create some "Alternative Peterborough Slogans"...

This is the same night as the First Friday Art Crawl downtown. YOU CAN DO IT ALL!

We are so excited to celebrate locally made stuff, show you our shared studio space, and tell you more about our upcoming workshops. 

See you soon :)

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Kawartha Youth Orchestra Auditions


The Kawartha Youth Orchestra is looking for young musicians between the ages of 12 to 24 to join our organization in celebration of our 15th year!  Auditions take place Friday September 8th at The Mount Community Centre, 1545 Monaghan Road in Peterborough.  We are now accepting all string, woodwind, brass and percussion players.  For more details regarding the audition, please phone or text Ann Millen at 705.927.0768 to help guide you through the process, or email us at

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