5th Annual Kawartha Craft Beer Festival Takes Place At Del Crary Park This Year

Smithavens Brewing Company and Publican House Brewery are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Kawartha Craft Beer Festival, and this year it takes place at a new location, Del Crary Park.

The festival is on June 14th and 15th during Ontario Craft Beer Week, and will showcase craft breweries from the Kawarthas and surrounding region allowing visitors to sample a variety of beer flavours and cuisine from local restaurants. 

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The hours are 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, June 14th and they have extended hours on Saturday, June 15th from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Del Crary Park.

This year will feature 13 breweries and three craft cideries from the surrounding region, including many new vendors. The 5th anniversary event will also showcase local merchandise vendors for guests to explore locally made products while local musicians perform on the Fred Anderson stage at Del Crary. Six local food vendors will showcase a variety of food options to enjoy throughout the weekend.  

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Tickets are on sale now and are available online through kawarthacraftbeerfestival.com and in-store at both Smithavens Brewing Company (687 Rye St.) and Publican House Brewery (300 Charlotte Street).

Advanced ticket sales end Friday, June 14th at 10 a.m. Each ticket allows entry into the festival, a branded 12oz glass and drink samples. 

For more info on the beer festival, go here.

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44th Annual Peterborough Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade Is December 2nd

The Kinsmen Club of Peterborough presents the 44th Annual Peterborough Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, December 2nd starting at 4:45 p.m. at City Hall.

Photo from old parade in Peterborough courtesy Trent Valley Archives

Photo from old parade in Peterborough courtesy Trent Valley Archives

The parade runs until about 6 p.m through downtown Peterborough, and includes service clubs, businesses and many community organizations who celebrate the holiday season by participating.

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Thousands Of Post-It Notes, An Innovative Team & Hashtag Combine For Great Birthday Prank

The Innovation Cluster's Operations and Human Resources Manager Alyssa Stewart had quite the birthday surprise on Tuesday (July 4th) when she came into work in the VentureNorth building in downtown Peterborough.

Her colleagues had spent 2.5 hours and used thousands of Post-it notes to "makeover" her cubicle and wish her a Happy Birthday.

"Alyssa started the hashtag #cubeprankwars a couple weeks ago when she plastic wrapped a coworkers desk and filled my office with balloons for my birthday," her colleague Rosalea Terry tells PTBOCanada.

Alyssa's earlier pranks...

"She always brightens our day so we figured we would brighten her day by post-it note bombing her office," Terry tells PTBOCanada. "We take innovation seriously but we also know how to have some serious fun."

And yes, they definitely rocked it with this latest cube prank war...

Alyssa looks happy in this photo below but you can tell she's already plotting her next move in the Cube Prank Wars...

The birthday girl Alyssa

The birthday girl Alyssa

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Peterborough's Rosalea Terry Just Rocked Disney World For The First Time Ever

At the beginning of May, I embarked on a magical adventure to Disney World in Orlando, Florida for the first time ever—as an adult!

From Main Street USA at Magic Kingdom to the beers of the world at Epcot Pavilion, Disney was everything that I had imagined and more. All the while remembering the No. 1 travel rule of Peterborough as my boyfriend and I did: never leave home without your Peterborough Northern Originals tees.

After admiring the architectural detail of Main Street USA and being greeted by an extravagant parade hosted by everyone's favorite Disney characters— including my personal fave, Ariel—I felt like I became part of their world.

Every other float I have ever seen in my lifetime pales in comparison to the rides here. The first ride that we hopped on was the infamous Splash Mountain.

That's us in the back row in the below pic—you can't really miss us. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Epcot World Showcase was a sightseeing adventure condensed into an amazing theme park that started in Canada and ended in Mexico.

Disney Springs at night

Disney Springs at night

Seeing Canada through the eyes of Disney at Epcot Pavilion was hilarious—maple syrup, hockey sticks and beer.

Martin Short narrated a short film O'Canada in Circle Vision highlighting the natural beauty of our country. Sadly, no mention of Peterborough.

We also totally rocked the water parks there...

The view from the chair lift heading to the top of Blizzard Beach

The view from the chair lift heading to the top of Blizzard Beach

Right before the typhoon got us at Typhoon Lagoon

Right before the typhoon got us at Typhoon Lagoon

I didn't realize I was headlining on May 5th at Disney World until I entered the Aerosmith studio at Rock'N'Roller Coaster and saw the poster. The Disney smart band had personalized my vacation down to the last detail.

As a roller coaster fanatic and adrenaline junkie, the Rock'N'Roller Coaster Aerosmith ride was by far my favorite.

Boasting an impressive acceleration speed of 0 to 92 km per hour in 2.8 seconds while blasting Aerosmith tunes, it provided a true VIP rock and roll Disney experience.

Disney is a place where you never outgrow the vacation. As an adult visiting Disney, I could truly appreciate how technologically advanced and innovative every aspect of the theme park was offered.

It's light-years (wink, wink) ahead of what I thought it would be...

I began the trip as an adult and when I left, I felt childlike with excitement—all thanks to the magic of Disney!

—By Rosalea Terry

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