2016 Bears' Lair Showcase

Entrepreneurial competition Bears' Lair hosted a spotlight at The Venue Thursday (March 10th) for the public to see who this year's amazing contestants are. The presenters we saw were...

Blush Drop

Rick Dolishny currently runs Blush Wedding Films and this year is launching Blush Drop, a service that lets people upload their smartphone videos to become a beautiful montage.

Sky Beauty

Their mission is to encourage beauty in the world by caring for ourselves, each other, our society and our planet.


High quality apparel for girls that are hand-picked just for them.

Kawartha Local

Kawartha Local is an online retail sales outlet that supports farmers, artisans and makers in the Peterborough and Kawartha region.

M & E Image Revolution

Offers Power Jump Boot Camps, fitness and weight-loss mentoring, Childrens Kangoo Birthday Parties, and are complete make-over stylists.

Melinda's Sewing - Dream Theme Wedding

If you have a design idea for a wedding gown, but can’t find it, Melinda can draft a pattern and create it from a sketch or magazine picture. Hunting, steampunk, the sky is the limit!

Noble Tech

Creating sustainable and profitable growth opportunities for private and public enterprise through the treatment of wastewater effluents.

Play Café

Owner Sarah Susnar offers a cozy, warm environment for children to create, explore and play while allowing parents/caregivers a little space for some much deserved “me-time”.

Ray's Rootworks Hand Made Instruments

Ray creates musical instruments and each one is a piece of art to be explored, experimented with and enjoyed.

The Mane Intent

The Mane Intent helps teams and individuals uncover the possibility within themselves through facilitated equine experiential learning (FEEL), a leading edge modality for developing human potential. By engaging in ground work with horses in a controlled setting, together we learn how our attitude, body language and intent impacts our relationships and the world around us.


Canuck's focus is on Canadian entertainment, for Canadians, by Canadians. Almost everything they produce will have a northern flair, not only to entertain but to help promote Canadian culture.

Simply Freshi

Specializes in delivery of SimplyFreshi food/products, produced by local farms all around the country.

Peterborough Eats

Peterborough Eats provides training programs designed to give people the practical skills required to get a job in the restaurant and retail industry. Their catering has a wonderful variety of house-made desserts, lunch options and trays at very competitive prices.

Foot Loose and Clutter Free

Susan Halle is a clutter-busting life coach. She loves to help folks make real and lasting changes in their lives.

Chimp Treats

Chimp Treats is a line of sweet treats made entirely from bananas. From ice cream to cookies, and everything in between, healthy never tasted so good!

Thin City Skateshop

Josh Johnston runs a skateshop offering sales and repairs of skateboards.

Dohjo Muay Thai & Fitness

Dohjo Muay Thai & Fitness offers a friendly atmosphere to learn the art of Muay Thai, offering classes for all ages.

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—Photos by Evan Holt

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