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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Peterborough Airport Celebrating Its 50th Anniversary With Epic Air Show

Peterborough Airport is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an Air Show featuring the most exciting lineup of aerial demonstrations that Peterborough has seen in decades. The show takes place on Saturday, September 21th and Sunday, September 22th.

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Headlining the show are the Canadian Forces Snowbirds aerial demonstration team and the SkyHawks Canadian Armed Forces parachute team. The Air Show will also feature aerial demonstrations by Rick Volker, Todd Farrell, MKT Aerobatics and the Great War Flying Museum. Static aircraft displays, local food vendors and activities for kids will round out the show.

“We are thrilled with the line-up of performances we have assembled to celebrate the Airport’s 50th anniversary,” says Airport General Manager Trent Gervais. “There really is something for everyone—from heart-stopping excitement to graceful manoeuvres and everything in between.”

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A variety of ticket options are available. Adult tickets are $30, a family pass is $70 and a VIP Experience is $200, plus applicable taxes and fees. Ticket pricing is also available for children, youth/students, seniors and veterans.

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For more info on the show and tickets, go here.

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All The Details For The Rotary Victoria Day Fireworks At Del Crary Park

The Rotary Clubs of Peterborough and Peterborough Kawartha are pleased to announce the lineup for this weekend’s 17th Annual Fireworks Event, which will be held on Saturday, May 18th at Del Crary Park.

Admission is free. Here is the schedule…

LIVE MUSIC - FREE

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Peterborough LIVE*

->  Lauryn Macfarlane, (country/ folk/indie singer songwriter)

-> Nicholas Campbell, (15 year old rockabilly sensation) 

-> Charlie Earle (female R&B singer)

*Entertainers will change if the event is postponed to the rain date.

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm The Austin Carson Band

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Man on the Wall

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CHILDREN’S EVENTS - FREE

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

-> Bouncy Castles

-> Face-Painting

-> Popcorn and Ice Cream (while quantities last)

There will be food and drinks available for sale from a variety of vendors. Rotarians will be selling GLO products in the Rotary tent and around the park. Look for the Blue & Yellow Rotary jackets.

FIREWORKS

Countdown at approximately 9:40 pm (Dusk)

Note: *The rain date is Sunday, May 19th.

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Watch: TSN's Cabbie On The StudioPTBO Podcast In Peterborough

For the first time ever, TSN’s Cabbie came to Peterborough—and that included a stop at the StudioPTBO headquarters to tape a show with hosts Cody May and Neil Morton.

Cody May & Neil Morton interviewing Cabbie on StudioPTBO show Saturday, February 23rd

Cody May & Neil Morton interviewing Cabbie on StudioPTBO show Saturday, February 23rd

On the podcast, Cabbie talks about interviewing NBA/NHL players, pop culture, social media, positivity, networking, kindness and more! Watch it below…

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PTBOCanada Featured Post: International Expert On Leadership (& Peterborough Native) Drew Dudley Coming To Market Hall February 28th

PTBOCanada Featured Post: International Expert On Leadership (& Peterborough Native) Drew Dudley Coming To Market Hall February 28th

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Cuz Otters Love Snow Days Too

Kids, otters love Snow Days too!

Indeed, one of our fave videos so far of Winter 2018/19 in Peterborough has to go to these playful otters at the Riverview Park and Zoo doing their version of snow angels and frolicking in the Canadian winter during a Snow Day.

Chillin’ on a Snow Day

Chillin’ on a Snow Day

Zookeeper Jenna caught the great footage on Tuesday (February 12th) and the zoo posted it to their Facebook page where it is getting thousands of views…

We shared it on our Instagram page as well, where it’s blowing up…

And Twitter as well, were the RT action is happening…

Share away to those that need a feel good video…

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