The Canadian Canoe Museum has announced that the Dalglish Family Foundation has made a $1.2 million commitment to its capital campaign.
Camilla and Peter Dalglish, directors of the foundation and longtime supporters of the organization (see photo below), were at the museum on Monday (November 13th) for the announcement of the generous gift, which will support capital costs for the new facility to be built along the Peterborough Lift Lock on the Trent-Severn Waterway. The new museum’s 1.5-acre green roof—with its accessible boardwalk, extensive pollinator gardens and exhilarating views of the National Historic Site—will be named in their honour.
The 83,400 square-foot facility has been designed by the award-winning team of Dublin, Ireland-based heneghan peng and Toronto-based Kearns Mancini Architects. The building—purpose-built for the world’s largest collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft—will blend almost seamlessly into its landscape, emerging from the drumlin and complementing and contouring the waterway.
The roof will welcome visitors of all ages and abilities, and encourage them to explore the spaces along a boardwalk—inspired by the High Line public park in New York City. The roof will feature up to 50 local plant species, including a wildflower meadow. Many of the species are of significance to Indigenous cultures in the area, and have been chosen because they will bloom at various times of the year and thrive in the climate and conditions.
The outdoor spaces at the new museum—including the roof and the waterway—will allow programming to flourish as visitors will have integrated experiences that include its world-class collection. The roof will be among the areas that will allow for ecological exploration and experimentation.
The popular Seedy Sunday is back this Sunday, March 13th. It's the perfect place to buy (and trade) a huge diversity of local, heirloom seeds for your gardens and farms, and get inspired for spring!
Admission is free to the event, which takes place at George St. United Church from 1 to 5 pm.
There will be an incredible diversity of vegetables, flowers and herbs available for sale, as well as several community groups showcasing the great work they do in informative hands-on workshops. Not to mention the ever popular Seed Exchange Area where you can trade seed with other gardeners and learn more about seed saving.
More info here.
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The City's Annual Tulip Bulb Sales takes place Wednesday, June 10th, starting at 7 am at the Public Works Yard (182 Townsend Street).
Tulip bulbs are only $3 per dozen while supplies last. Cash, debit and credit will be accepted.
Anything can happen in Peterborough, like growing a zucchini in your garden weighing in at nearly 8 pounds. Take a look at this tweet sent out by Peterborough's Karla Sampson...
Again, feast your eyes on this...
One more time... WOW...
The City of Peterborough is offering residents the “Garbage to Garden” Composting Program for a limited time.
With the purchase of a City backyard composter for $30 + tax, Waste Management staff will deliver and install your new composter for no additional fee.
The “Garbage to Garden” Composting Program visit includes:
• Delivery of your purchased composter
• Installation of your composter
• Advice on best composting practices
• An information package
Blue boxes and kitchen catchers may also be purchased and delivered along with the composter. Space is limited, so call today!
Deliveries are available every Thursday between June 20th and July 18th. Residents must be home on the installation date to take advantage of this program.
Call 705.742.7777, ext 1724 for more information or to make an appointment.
Time to sweep away the deadfall as Green Waste Collection starts up this week. All leaf and yard waste is accepted and there is no maximum amount.
Put it in paper bags (plastic not accepted), bushel baskets or garbage bins marked with "Green Waste" labels.
As you can see (picture at right), my sticker is getting kind of tattered so it's time for me to head down to City Hall (or one of the Home Hardware stores) to ask for a new one.
[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]