The large all-local cast provides non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers. With St. James Players 47-year legacy of high-quality community theatre in town, Mamma Mia! is sure to be a hit.
On Tuesday (September 17th), the 100 Women Peterborough group raised $10,000+ in under one hour for Casa De Angelae.
Casa De Angelae Chair Kim Aubin and a resident of Casa De Angelae, Katie Galloro, presented on behalf of the organization to the women at the meeting, which was held at The Venue in downtown Peterborough. Casa De Angelae was selected to receive the donations by a majority vote that evening.
Casa De Angelae’s mission is to provide a permanent home for women with developmental disabilities, allowing them to live in a safe, supportive family environment. They provide the women with a combination of supervision, family support and independence that they need to grow as contributing members of their community. The funding they received from 100 Women Peterborough will be used to install chair lifts in the home.
“We want to thank the 100 Women Peterborough group for this amazing donation,” says Kim Aubin. “This money will go a long way in ensuring that the Casa De Angelae home will be accessible and safe for not just the four women but any future women that have the opportunity to call Casa De Angelae their home.”
“We’re excited about this contribution,” says Katie Galloro, who has been living at Casa De Angelae since July 2011. “I think it will help us a lot.”
Four women currently reside at Casa De Angelae. The families of the women share a vision of transitioning their daughters out of their family homes before age or ill health prevents them from providing the necessary support. The organization works to help the women achieve the dream to live independent, meaningful lives.
"We are excited to see our membership grow every meeting to contribute to deserving organizations like Casa De Angelae," says Rose Terry, a Founding Member of 100 Women Peterborough. “It is important to show women that they don’t need to have millions of dollars to participate, we can work together collectively to make a huge impact."
Women that are interested in joining the group are encouraged to reach out via the website here.
Fleming College kicked off Pride Week with the ceremonial raising of the Pride Flag at Sutherland Campus on Monday (September 16th).
Students, faculty and staff gathered outside to celebrate diversity and inclusion on campus by raising the Pride Flag for the first time in the College’s history.
“This was a great opportunity to reinforce the vital commitment that Fleming is making to be a welcoming place for all,” says Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “While the flag is about diversity and inclusion, it is also about equality—nothing more, nothing less. The pride flag flying over Fleming sends a strong signal that everyone is welcome here.“
Fleming College will celebrate Pride Week with festivities throughout the week, including:
Tuesday, September 17th, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pride in the KTTC (D-Wing)
Wednesday, September 18th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. BBQ(ueer) (Steele Centre Patio) 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Queer Sex workshop (Library)
Thursday, September 19th, 7 p.m. Dirty Bingo (Steele Centre)
Friday, September 20th, 12 – 2 p.m. Decorate Fleming Pride Float (Main Foyer) 4:30 p.m. Trans Day of Resiliency March (Seeds of Change)
Saturday, September 21st, 1:30 p.m. Pride Parade (Peterborough City Hall)
Watch some video from the pride flag raising at Fleming here…
On Saturday, September 14th, more than 50 volunteers planted 250 new trees and shrubs along the shoreline of the Millbrook Millpond at Medd’s Mountain and along the Station Trail. This planting was part of TD Tree Days, in partnership with TD Canada Trust.
The native species planted included Eastern White Cedar, Speckled Alder, Dogwood, Elderberry, Nannyberry and Willow, which will support natural diversity and wildlife habitat.
Otonabee Conservation staff were on-site to provide technical support and share information about the value of trees within the natural environment.
“The planting of trees provides countless benefits from filtering the air we breathe to regulating temperatures and providing shelter to wildlife,” says Meredith Carter, Manager of Watershed Management programs for Otonabee Conservation. “Trees also have a tremendous capacity to capture carbon dioxide, mitigating climate change.”
“The day was a great success,” adds Erin McLeod, TD Canada Trust Employee and volunteer Site Leader.
"TD and so many community volunteers had a great time and did an amazing job, which speaks well of the commitment of TD staff, their families, and municipal support from the Township of Cavan Monaghan to improving the local environment and enhancing outdoor recreation opportunities through TD Tree Days."
PTBOCanada is delighted to to be running StooNews columns each week here, spotlighting new businesses and startups in Peterborough and the Kawarthas. Here is this week’s edition…
Tacheena is not only a well known middle-eastern dish, it’s the name of a new restaurant in the North end. The proud husband and wife team of Hussain Ali and Zaineb Naim had always dreamt of opening their own business, serving delicious Tacheena, Kebab’s, chicken tikka, Guss, falafel, soups, wraps, and more. Located at 1123 Water Street, at Marina, in the former Pye’s Buns a Deli location, stop in and try a dish, or check out their menu, which you’ll find on Tacheena Peterborough’s Facebook page. Or call 705.749.1993.
Kawartha Organizing Solutions provides organizing, downsizing and decluttering services in Peterborough and the surrounding area. Owner Sommer Sanderson is a professional organizer offering help with preparing for a move or transition, refreshing a space, or creating systems in your home. The services are tailored to your own situation, but the focus is on creating functional, aesthetically pleasing spaces for you to feel good in! Visit kawarthaorganizing.com for more info.
Mention the Pizza Factory and many people will talk about their incredible Caesar Salad. Well now you can take a bottle of that powerful potion home with you and pretend it’s yours, because Pizza Factory owners Peter and Anna Bouzinelos and their family are selling the Caesar dressing in four local grocery stores—Sobey’s on Lansdowne and Towerhill, and Foodland Stores on Sherbrooke and in East City. You can also buy olive oil at the restaurant from Peter’s home town in Greece, and there are plans to bottle their Greek salad dressing and spaghetti sauce soon as well.
At Behind Closed Doors, Lansdowne Place will close its doors on Saturday, September 21st at 6 p.m. and re-open to ticket holders from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
“We are so excited to host our 7th Annual Behind Closed Doors event,” says Emily Dart, Lansdowne Place Marketing Director. “This year’s theme will highlight music and fashion throughout the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s so expect to see big hair and leg warmers, poodle skirts and much more!”
With stores like Eclipse, Sport Chek, Roots, RW & Co., TELUS, PANDORA and many others offering exciting experiences, contests and/or deals, this is one shopping event you don’t want to miss.
“Your $5 Behind Closed Doors ticket will provide you with access to wall to wall deals, amazing entertainment, great giveaways and the chance to win a $1,000 Shopping Spree.” adds Emily Dart. “It will also help support 12 local charities and not-for-profit organizations, and the incredible services they offer in our community.”
2019 Participating Charities & Not-For-Profit Organizations include…
Activity Haven Senior’s Recreation Centre
Alternatives Community Program Services
The Art School of Peterborough
Electric City Special Needs Hockey
Greater Peterborough Health Services Foundation
Kawartha Blazers Sledge Hockey
Peterborough Army Cadets
Peterborough Children’s Chorus
Peterborough Humane Society
Peterborough Native Learning Program
Trent Valley Literacy Association