“While our current jersey design was well received when it was unveiled ahead of the 2014-15 season, fans, players and staff have continued to express their fondness for our traditional colours,” says Petes President Dave Pogue. “We’re excited to continue to pay homage to our storied history, but with a modern design.”
Mike Watt, owner of PTBO Northern Originals, a heritage-based clothing brand focused on local pride in Peterborough and the Kawarthas, was ecstatic when a member of Neil Young's crew dropped in to purchase his Omemee shirt on Friday (December 1st).
"An assistant came in and grabbed them for Neil and Daryl [Hannah, his partner] on Friday," Watt tells PTBOCanada of his T-shirt line, which is available online and at his store Flavour Fashion in downtown Peterborough.
"We actually hid an 'N Y' in the design—his initials—as a tribute to him," Watt tells PTBOCanada.
Young may not have worn the Tee for his special concert Friday night in his home town of Omemee, but it was a cool moment the entrepreneur Watt won't soon forget.
"I have to be honest—when we developed the design for the shirt we always hoped to get one to Neil," he says. "We're huge fans and want to pay tribute in some small way. This was special."
The Peterborough Petes—in partnership with Coach Canada, Northern Original Design and East Side Mario’s (Lansdowne)—are excited to officially unveil their newly designed team bus on Friday, November 10th.
What: Official Unveiling of the Petes bus sponsored by East Side Mario’s (Lansdowne) and PTBO Northern Originals
When: Friday, November 10th – 12:30pm
Where: Flavour Fashion – 383 George Street North, Peterborough
Fans and media will hear from representatives of the Peterborough Petes, Northern Original Design and East Side Mario’s (Lansdowne).
East Side Mario’s (Lansdowne), the official sponsor of the team bus, will be providing coupons for all fans in attendance, and will also provide delicious finger foods.
As well, all Petes gear at Flavour Fashion will be discounted for fans in attendance at Friday’s unveiling.
In an exciting and innovative collaboration between the Peterborough Petes and iconic local apparel brand PTBO Northern Originals, a highly anticipated Game Day Collection apparel line will go on sale exclusively at Flavour Fashion in downtown Peterborough this Thursday (November 17th).
The Game Day Collection—T-shirts, hats, crewneck sweaters and hoodies—incorporate four unique logos that represent the past, present, and future of Petes hockey, while providing a fresh look that compliments the style of today’s generation.
There are several opening weekend specials to this fashion line, including a free PTBO Northern Originals puck with the purchase of any Game Day Collection item. In addition to the full apparel line, Flavour will be offering an extremely limited run of a specially designed hat, hoodie, crewneck and T-shirt this weekend.
“PTBO Northern Originals is proud to work with the iconic Petes organization,” says PTBO Northern Originals & Flavour owner Mike Watt. “Our goal is to showcase all of the amazing attractions in our great city, and the Petes top that list.”
Head to Flavour Thursday anytime after 10 a.m. to get your Game Day Collection gear, and then wear it to the Petes game Thursday night against the Kitchener Rangers!
Peterborough Fashion Week is this week, and it includes a Never Too Old To Strutt show at Princess Gardens at 2 pm on September 24th featuring a group of models aged 65 and over.
The show pays respect to the vibrancy, wisdom, grace and beauty of our elders. In a society where youth is worshipped, PFW want to "shed light and bring to the surface the divine beauty of aging gracefully, with integrity, strength and confidence."
Watch this promo video below filmed on Hunter Street starring one of the models, 79-year-old Betty Derry...
[UPDATE: Here is what's opening in that location now.]
We reported back in June that downtown clothing store Skirt was temporarily closed. They indicated on the front door that they would be reopening August 15th, but that date has long come and gone. Now the Skirt logo sign has been removed and the store is looking sadly vacant. Their phone lines are no longer working either. Anyone know its status or what is going in here now?
[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]
Peterborough's Liz Shaughnessy has started a local version of West Coast Canadian company Foxy Leggings that specializes in fun and trendy leggings for adults and children. Email Liz here for more info on ordering a pair or if you want her to host a "Foxy Leggings" party where she comes to your house and you and your friends can shop from the comfort of your home. Find Foxy Leggings Peterborough on Facebook here and on Twitter @FoxyLeggingsPTBO. Check out some of the funky designs below...