The Strumbellas To Rock Peterborough February 7th

The Strumbellas have announced their Rattlesnake Canadian Tour, and it includes at stop at the Memorial Centre in Peterborough on February 7th.

The Strumbellas released their highly anticipated fourth album, Rattlesnake, on March 29th. It was recorded on the band’s home turf, at the legendary Bathouse Recording Studio outside of Kingston and at Revolution Recording in Toronto.

Strumbellas photo via their  Facebook page

Strumbellas photo via their Facebook page

Tickets for The Strumbellas show at PMC—Halifax’s Neon Dreams are joining them as their special guests—go on sale Friday, September 13th at 10 a.m. in person at the Grant Thornton Box Office inside the PMC, by phone at 705.743.3561 or online here.

Watch the Strumbellas perform a beautiful rendition of “Run” at The Mount Chapel in Peterborough from 2015…

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Millbrook Is Swooning Over Josh Duhamel And He Is Swooning Over Them

Heartthrob actor Josh Duhamel is in Millbrook filming the superhero drama Netflix series Jupiter's Legacy, and he is being incredibly gracious with fans.

“Best day ever, got to meet Josh Duhamel today at work,” says Taylor Froggatt on Facebook of meeting the Transformers star. “Gotta love when they film Netflix movies in Millbrook. So star struck right now.”

Photo by Taylor Froggatt (Facebook)

Photo by Taylor Froggatt (Facebook)

The Valley Shop in Millbrook posted this pic below to their Facebook page

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As well, The Quilter’s Bolt in Millbrook posted this picture to their Facebook page

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“Josh was kind enough to stop and take selfies with us Nexicom ladies. Love working in Millbrook,” says Suzanne Tyo-Whiston on Facebook where she posted this selfie picture with him.

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Oh, and when he’s not taking photos with adoring fans, he is doing some filming—as evidenced by this photo by Pastry Peddler

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The 9th Annual Hootenanny Returns To Hunter Street This Saturday

The 9th Annual Hootenanny returns to Hunter Street this Saturday, August 10th, with an amazing lineup including…

-> 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.

Photo courtesy DBIA

Photo courtesy DBIA

Hootenanny runs from noon to 11 p.m. on Hunter Street West between George and Aylmer streets, and admission is free. This year’s event features a selection of downtown vendors and activities along Hunter Street.

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

Photo courtesy DBIA

Photo courtesy DBIA

Stacey Kay, who performs at 7:30 p.m., was a finalist on America’s Got Talent, won the Canadian Songwriters Award for best Adult Contemporary/Pop song of 2018 with “Weight On My Shoulders,” and gained recognition with a spontaneous performance of one of Busta Rhymes’ fastest raps in a South Carolina Walgreens that went viral with over 40 million views. 

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Feature Film Beacon Street Shooting Scenes In Downtown Millbrook

The beautiful town of Millbrook near Peterborough, which is often used for scenes on TV series and movies, has once again been transformed into a set for Beacon Street, a new feature film in production being filmed on location there for several days.

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Many of the stores and cafes in town have been transformed for scenes in this Netflix movie, including the local Home Hardware, which is now Rudolph’s Dry Tack & Hardware…

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The Millbrook Business Improvement Area posted to their Facebook page video of all the people from the film production supporting business in the community, including the Pastry Peddlar…

Here are a couple more pictures from the set…

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The Ferris Wheel Is Returning To Peterborough Ex

Organizers of the Peterborough Ex have contracted Magical Midways to be their midway operator for this summer’s Peterborough Ex, which runs August 8th-11th at Morrow Park.

Peterborough Ex attendees can expect to see a new mix of rides for thrill-seekers, families and little children—and the always-popular Ferris Wheel will be making a return.

Photo courtesy Peterborough Ex

Photo courtesy Peterborough Ex

“We’ve been hearing that Peterborough has been looking for more variety and better value from our midway,” says Ryan Moore, President of the Peterborough Agricultural Society, which runs the Ex. “Magical Midways has a wide selection of midway games and rides that we are excited to be bringing to this year’s Ex.”

The family-run operator has been providing midway fun for three generations and have been involved in fairs and exhibitions throughout Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes.

Photo courtesy Peterborough Ex

Photo courtesy Peterborough Ex

Advance ride-all-day midway passes will be available for $25 (regularly priced $40) and are available online or at The Peterborough Ex Office, Starfra Feeds, Sunderland Co-Op, Morello’s Independent and Craft Works at the Barn.

Admission passes for all four days are $10 per person and children under five are free. For more information, to volunteer or sponsor the Ex—now in its 174th year—visit peterboroughex.ca.

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Choo Choo News: Zoo's Miniature Train Ride Slated To Open June 22nd

The zoo’s miniature train ride—whose opening was delayed this year due to a construction project to rehabilitate the Pump House at the dam where the train runs being delayed—is now slated to finally open for the season.

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The zoo says they are hoping to open on Saturday, June 22nd, which would be great as the weather is actually looking somewhat promising for this weekend.

So fingers crossed that the train—one of the zoo’s more popular attractions—will start up… and the weather will hold up!

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Millennium Park To Take On Jurassic Park Feel For Raptors Fans On Game Nights

Mayor Diane Therrien is hosting the live broadcast of the Toronto Raptors NBA Finals games with a large, outdoor screen in Millennium Park, starting Friday, June 7th, with Game 4 (tipoff is at at 9 p.m).

The live broadcast viewings in Millennium Park (located at 130 King St.) under the stars are free to attend. Bring your blanket for the ground or chair, and join as the community—like other Jurassic Park-type outdoor public viewings across Canada—cheer on the Raptors together as they seek their first NBA championship title.

Mayor Therrien at Jurassic, er, Millennium Park

Mayor Therrien at Jurassic, er, Millennium Park

“We are excited to be able to offer this opportunity to bring the community together to celebrate Canadian sports,” says Mayor Therrien. “I hope to see everyone there. Go Raptors!”

Toronto Raptors Live broadcast viewings in Millennium Park (130 King St.) are as follows…

• Game 4 – Friday, June 7, 9 p.m.
• Game 5 – Monday, June 10, 9 p.m.
• Game 6 – Thursday, June 13, 9 p.m. (if necessary)
• Game 7 – Sunday, June 16, 8 p.m. (if necessary)

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His Royal Highness The Duke of York Visited Lakefield College School For Its Annual Regatta Day

Lakefield College School was delighted to welcome His Royal Highness The Duke of York on Saturday, May 25th for the school’s annual Regatta Day celebrations. 

With one of the largest waterfront properties among Canadian boarding schools, the waterfront plays a significant role in the education of its students. For over 140 years, the school has been providing meaningful experiences through boating, canoeing, kayaking, sailing and other activities connecting students to the water and their environment, and Regatta Days are a longstanding tradition.

His Royal Highness The Duke of York speaking at Regatta Day (photo courtesy Lakefield College School)

His Royal Highness The Duke of York speaking at Regatta Day (photo courtesy Lakefield College School)

More than 700 students, staff, parents, alumni and friends joined in on the Regatta Day activities, which included an address from His Royal Highness The Duke of York. During his address, His Royal Highness The Duke of York spoke of his passion for Lakefield College School, referring to the time he spent as a student at LCS in 1977 and his belief in the school’s strength as an education leader.

“I recognized, whilst I was here, what this school meant to me. And I suspect those of us who have actually been here, understand what I am talking about. It is about the friendships that you make. It is about the environment in which you live, it is about the relationship that you have with your teacher, and the inspiration that they can give.  And if you combine that, and many other things, into consideration, it has made the most significant impact on each and every one of us who have been here.  I have always maintained very close relationships with what goes on here, because I believe that this is the school that leads when it comes to innovation in education, innovation when it comes to the way that we respect, and the way that we work with our environment.” 

Watch the highlights from Regatta Day here…

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CTV’s MasterChef Canada Filmed At Canadian Canoe Museum Airs Monday Night

The Canadian Canoe Museum says that the episode of CTV’s MasterChef Canada filmed in the galleries of the museum late last year will air Monday (May 27th) at 9 p.m. on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app.

Chef Johl Whiteduck Ringuette discusses the Three Sisters of Indigenous agriculture. (L-R) MasterChef Canada judge Chef Michael Bonacini with special guests Chef Johl Whiteduck Ringuette, Chef Mandie Sellar, and Chef David Wolfman. (Photo courtesy CTV)

Chef Johl Whiteduck Ringuette discusses the Three Sisters of Indigenous agriculture. (L-R) MasterChef Canada judge Chef Michael Bonacini with special guests Chef Johl Whiteduck Ringuette, Chef Mandie Sellar, and Chef David Wolfman. (Photo courtesy CTV)

The museum was pleased to have the opportunity to welcome the MasterChef Canada cast and crew. “We’re always looking for new and different ways to tell the story of our museum and its world-class collection, and working with MasterChef Canada is a truly unique way to share with audiences across Canada and beyond,” says Carolyn Hyslop, Executive Director of the museum.

“We’re all looking forward to watching tonight’s episode to find out exactly what transpired as part of the team challenge in the galleries that day. What we do know, is that the aromas in the museum were unbelievable.”

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The Wiggles Party Time Tour Hits Peterborough

Following the smash success of their TV series on Universal Kids and Hulu, as well as new clips released on YouTube every week receiving millions of views, it’s time to see Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony off the screen and on the stage.

The Wiggles The Party Time Tour! will feature Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and a brand new Wiggly friend, Shirley Shawn the Unicorn. You can sing and dance along to all your favourite classic Wiggles songs as well as plenty of new favourites.

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Tickets go on sale May 31st at 10 a.m., over the phone or in person at Peterborough Memorial Centre Box Office (hours 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Prices start at $40.

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