2019 Hootenanny On Hunter Street Lineup Includes Jonny Trash Super Group, Surprise Collective Of Local Musicians

The 9th Annual Hootenanny returns to Hunter Street August 10th with a diverse, exciting lineup including The Jonny Trash Super Group, a tribute to the late Jonathan Hall who started the festival. Hootenanny runs from noon to 11 p.m. on Hunter Street W. between George and Aylmer streets. Admission is free.

THE SCHEDULE & BANDS

• Paper Shakers at noon

• The Lohrwoods at 1:15 p.m.

• Dylan Ireland at 2:30 p.m.

• House of David Gang at 3:45 p.m.

• Crystal Shawanda at 5 p.m.

• Lindsay Barr at 6:15 p.m.

• Stacey Kay at 7:30 p.m.

• The Dreamboats at 8:45 p.m.

• The Jonny Trash Super Group at 10 p.m.

Stacey Kay and Jonathan Cullen performing at the Hootenanny on Hunter Street press event in Hunter Street alley. Stacey will be performing at the Hootenanny on August 10th

Stacey Kay and Jonathan Cullen performing at the Hootenanny on Hunter Street press event in Hunter Street alley. Stacey will be performing at the Hootenanny on August 10th

The Jonny Trash Super Group is a surprise collective of various musicians connected with the late Jonathan Hall. Known endearingly by his friends as Johnny Trash, this group will pay tribute to their friend who passed away suddenly earlier this year at the age of 44. 

"We were deeply saddened along with the entire community by the sudden passing of Jonathan Hall,” says Terry Guiel, DBIA Executive Director. “Jon started the Hootenanny and organized it for seven years. On August 10th, you’ll see a hugely talented and dynamic performance from The Jonny Trash Super Group.”

"Jonny was all about getting stage time for local artists and bringing in bands from out of town that maybe you hadn't heard before,” says long-time friend Mike Judson. “Moving forward with this event, I think Jonny would love to see a continued effort being put into choosing great local artists to grace the Hunter Street stage. He'd want the organizers to take a chance on something weird and outside of the norm and give people an experience they were not expecting.”

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Tim Hortons Helping To Bring Youth & Community Together At Multicultural Canada Day In Peterborough

Each year, Mithila Ballal’s South Asian dancers look forward to performing at the Multicultural Canada Day Festival in Peterborough.

“The children love participating in this community-centred event,” says Ballal. “Dance provides young children with various benefits such as physical and cognitive development, social awareness and emotional maturity.”

Left to right:  Dancers Shweta, Shreya, Calvin, and Prutha proudly wear their Tim Hortons Camp bracelets at New Canadians Centre

Left to right: Dancers Shweta, Shreya, Calvin, and Prutha proudly wear their Tim Hortons Camp bracelets at New Canadians Centre

Through Bharathanatyam, the classical Indian form of dance the group will perform at the Multicultural Festival, Ballal says children are encouraged to express ideas which leads to a deeper understanding of their cultural background: “It builds their confidence and teaches them to empathize with people from other cultures as well," she says.

Presented by the New Canadians Centre (NCC) on Canada Day at Del Crary Park, the annual festival provides youth a great opportunity to perform in front of more than 10,000 people. “The event continues to grow and attract more performers, craft and food vendors every year,” says Yvonne Lai, Director of Community Development at the NCC.

“We are thrilled Tim Hortons is joining us as the Entertainment Sponsor for this year’s festival. Supporting youth to develop their talents, build skills and confidence is at the heart of our community development programs," adds Lai. "It’s wonderful to be working with Tim Hortons to encourage and empower youth to achieve success.”

From left to right:  Tim Hortons store owners Chris Smith, Greg Blair, Erika Howe-Gallagher, Stu and Roberta Hubble; dancers Prutha, Calvin, Magna, Mithila, Shreya, Shweta and Nirupama

From left to right: Tim Hortons store owners Chris Smith, Greg Blair, Erika Howe-Gallagher, Stu and Roberta Hubble; dancers Prutha, Calvin, Magna, Mithila, Shreya, Shweta and Nirupama

This family-friendly event celebrating community, diversity and inclusion runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Del Crary Park on Sunday, July 1st.

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PTBOCanada Featured Post: Magna Carta At Fort York National Historic Site

PTBOCanada Featured Post: Magna Carta At Fort York National Historic Site

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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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Peterborough Artsweek's Theatrical Journey In The Park

Peterborough Artsweek—which we are a media sponsor of—is a week long celebration of the arts and culture in the city that takes place during the second week of September. One of the presentations includes Atelier Ludmila's Baba Yaga and The Lost Babushka, a roving theatrical journey in the park with puppets that takes place Saturday, September 6th at 3 p.m. at the Little Stewart St. Park just south of Sherbrooke, and Sunday September 7th, 3 p.m. at Victoria Park on Water Street. Artistic Director is Laurel Paluck. See pics and more info below...

Under construction (photo via Laurel Paluck on Facebook)

Under construction (photo via Laurel Paluck on Facebook)

Photo via Atelierludmila.com

Photo via Atelierludmila.com

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Sacred Water Circle Gathering At Trent University May 2nd to 4th

The Sacred Water Circle Gathering, a powerful convergence of First Nations leaders and wisdom keepers, takes place at Trent University from May 2nd to May 4th. This indigenous-led initiative will bring together scientists, industry, academia, water professionals, the faith community and the general public with Elders and Traditional Teachers from all over the Americas. The Gathering will honour the sacredness of the water with ceremonies both at Trent University and Kinomagewopkong (the Peterborough Petroglyphs), traditional Indigenous teachings, interactive dialogue, art exhibits, film screenings, vendors and the performing arts. The registration fee for the three-day event is on a pay-what-you-can basis, ranging from $200 to $300, which includes all events, activities, meals and refreshments. Full registration information can be found at Sacredwater.ca. You can also register in person by visiting the GreenUP Store at 378 Aylmer Street in Peterborough. Registration closes April 18th. More info in this poster below...

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Showplace Benefit Concert For Arts Leader Ray Henderson Who Is Battling Post Concussion Syndrome

Pic via Showplace website

Pic via Showplace website

Showplace Performance Centre is holding a Fundraiser for Ray Henderson, a leader in the arts community for many years in Peterborough. For the past few months, Ray has been dealing with the debilitating effects of Post Concussion Syndrome after a series of concussions over the years. Ray has been off work and could be for some time after his latest concussion playing hockey, a sport he loves.

He has had to cease all activity, minimize stress, and get lots of rest. The benefit concert is raising money for Ray, and his wife and child.

For the past 20 years, Ray has been writing, producing, directing and performing in over 150 projects and productions.

Ray (at right) with Brent Butt (pic via Showplace)

Ray (at right) with Brent Butt (pic via Showplace)

As Artistic Director of Arbor Theatre, he has worked with the community's youth for years, most notably presenting his December Productions, involving children as young as 3 as well as many veterans of the stage.

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The Showplace benefit concert takes place Sunday, February 2nd at 2 p.m. The stage will be filled with talented friends and supporters, in a comedy and music filled event.


The amazing lineup of performers include: Kate Ethier, Luke Foster, Kenn Gibb, Paul Nabuurs, Andrew Root, Dan Smith, Danny Bronson, Linda Kash, Bruce Hunter, Derek McGrath, Patrick McKenna, Peter Wildman, Geoff Bemrose, Rachel Bemrose, Chelsey Bennet, Jessica Burrett, Beau Dixon, Kait Dueck, Dan Fewings, The Foleys, Jordan Mack, Megan Murphy, Rob Phillips, Sean Quinlan, Wes Ryan, Jessica Lee, Kate Suhr and Lindsay Unterlander.

The Emcees are Tim Etherington and Catherine Hanrahan, and there will be door prizes and a silent auction with many fantastic items up for grabs as well.

Also, if you'd like to make a cash donation to the Henderson family, email here for deets.

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Here's Where Seinfeld And Friends Should Visit While In Town

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you know the news: Jerry Seinfeld is in Peterborough performing this Saturday at the Memorial Centre. That is great news for our city in that one of TV's most successful people ever is bringing his comedy tour our way. In honour of Mr. Seinfeld coming to town, we give you a list of places he and his friends should visit!

1. Soupçon (The Soup Nazi). This is an easy one! There is plenty of Soup For You!

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2. East City Coffee Shop (pretty much every episode). It might not be on the corner, but this is a great spot to meet up with friends and talk about your day.

3. Showplace (The Friar’s Club) Jerry and his friends can sit on the balcony to watch a magic show and not be afraid to have his Friar’s Club jacket taken again!

4. Roger’s Cove (The Marine Biologist). Kramer can hit a few golf balls into Little Lake without fear of forcing George to become a Marine Biologist again.

5. Peterborough Public Library (The Library). Our librarians are pretty nice with overdue book fees.

6. Jackson’s Park (The Andrea Doria). If Jerry wants to see Elaine get hit in the head by a bird in a park, this is his best bet.

7. Daisy Chinese Restaurant (The Chinese Restaurant). They probably won’t have to wait as long for a seat.

8. Chex Studios (The Shoes). Jerry and George could approach Chex like they did NBC to produce a pilot for a new sitcom.

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9. YMCA (The Boyfriend). Just like meeting Keith Hernandez at a Y in New York, Jerry can meet a lot of local athletes training here.

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Why Hootenanny 2013 Was One Of The Best Damn Things To Ever Happen In Peterborough

Photo via Michael Hurcomb on Twitter

Photo via Michael Hurcomb on Twitter

The weather, the bands, the vendors, the bars, the restaurants, the community spirit, the conversation, the dancing, the smiles, the laughter, the high fives, the hugs, the love. Yes, Hootenanny 2013 on Hunter Street—one of the best streets anywhere—on Saturday (August 10th) was one of those magical days that show what this community is made of. It was beautiful. It was inspiring. It was positive. It was a bucket list moment in time. It was a day people who were there will be talking about for years to come. And it came to a dramatic, euphoric, frenzied goosebumps ending with The Spades rocking their last show ever (see picture above by rock star photographer Michael Hurcomb) in front of thousands of appreciative people fully engrossed in the moment. No one wanted it to end. No one wanted this day to end. Perhaps Maren Fine summed it up best on Twitter when she said "Wish I could bottle all the energy and enthusiasm generated by in yesterday !!" Here's what people have said about it on Twitter...

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Check out photos here from Hootenanny 2013.

—post by Neil Morton  

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PTBOPics: OFAH's New Canadians Day Included Father & Son's First Fishing Experience

July 6th to 14th was Ontario Family Fishing Week, an annual opportunity for Canadian citizens to experience fishing without a license. In Peterborough, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters hosted a variety of events to mark the occasion, including a "Learn to Fish" workshop at Beavermead Campground and a special event for New Canadians Centre clients at the OFAH. Here's some pics...

OFAH staff talk to New Canadians Centre visitors about the different 
parts of an arrow during instruction on the Excalibur Archery Range.

OFAH staff talk to New Canadians Centre visitors about the different parts of an arrow during instruction on the Excalibur Archery Range.

A father and son embark on their first fishing experience together.

A father and son embark on their first fishing experience together.

An OFAH staff member teaches a group of children about their catch before releasing it back into the pond.

An OFAH staff member teaches a group of children about their catch before releasing it back into the pond.

MNR Conservation Officer Mike Duncan gave great fishing advice to New Canadians Centre clients at Saturday's event.    

MNR Conservation Officer Mike Duncan gave great fishing advice to New Canadians Centre clients at Saturday's event.

 

—By OFAH's Beth McCelland 

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