Peterborough Pop Ensemble Announces Their Charity Program For 2019/2020 Is Accepting Applications

The well known Peterborough Pop Ensemble has announced their charity program for 2019/2020 is open and receiving applications.

The #Popsgives initiative was established by the Peterborough Pop Ensemble in 2013 and the Ensemble is excited to celebrate their 19th anniversary with a continuation of this charity support.

Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Pop Ensemble

Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Pop Ensemble

During the charity submission period, registered charities can be nominated and each nomination will be reviewed by the Peterborough Pop Ensemble board.

The Peterborough Pop Ensemble is very passionate about their #Popsgives initiative, as they are dedicated to making a difference in the community in which they live in and perform.

“It’s our pleasure to share this opportunity of financial support with deserving charities,” says Barbara Monahan, founding director of the Peterborough Pop Ensemble. “We are delighted to feature two charities per year, allowing us to encourage our followers to learn more about the charities within our community.”

Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Pop Ensemble

Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Pop Ensemble

“We truly believe that we have an opportunity to lead by example and we know that together we can make a difference in multiple lives,” adds Susan Dunkley, Business Manager and creator of the charity program for the Peterborough Pop Ensemble.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, June 7th. To learn more about the Peterborough Pop Ensemble, their Community Charity Program or becoming a volunteer, email them here or visit their website here.

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Snoop Dogg Is Coming To Peterborough

9-0-Nickel Entertainment, Energy 99.7 and the Peterborough Memorial Centre are excited to welcome Snoop Dogg to the Peterborough Memorial stage on May 16th.

Snoop Dogg, the legendary record producer, singer and rapper, will be bringing his Snoop Dogg & Friends Tour to the PMC May 16th at 8 p.m. Snoop has amassed 17 Grammy Award nominations in an incredible career.

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Also on the bill is Canadian Hip Hop star Peter Jackson, featuring his album which is currently No. 1 on the Canadian charts.

Tickets go on sale April 8 at 10:00 a.m. at memorialcentre.ca, by calling 705.743.3561, or in person at the Baker Tilly Box Office inside the PMC.

Tickets range from $69.99 - $124.99 plus applicable fees and taxes.

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Watch: Lakefield's Instagram Dog Celebrity Owen The Griff In Serena Ryder's New Christmas Video

Millbrook’s pride and joy Serena Ryder, who attended PCVS in Peterborough, has just released a new Christmas video called “Christmas Kisses”. The title track from her very first holiday album, the song spotlights rescue dogs from the Ontario SPCA and dog influencers wearing festive styles.

One of the dog influencers starring in the video is none other than Lakefield’s Owen the Griff, who has
73,000+ fans on Instagram.

Owen the Griff

Owen the Griff

“One of Serena’s people reached out to us via email,” Owen’s owner/”Momager” Lisa Besseling tells PTBOCanada. “It was filmed at a small studio in Toronto. We were really happy to be a part of this and help bring awareness to supporting animal shelters at this time of year.”

Indeed, the fit was great for Owen the Griff, as he has been an important influencer on Our Pet Project, the Peterborough Humane Society’s capital fundraising campaign to build a new state of the art facility in Peterborough to replace the existing one they are in that opened in 1956.

Watch the video below and spread the word about this great video raising awareness for rescue dogs…

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Watch: Peterborough Symphony Orchestra Michael Newnham Music Director Interviewed On PTBOCanada Show

On Episode 29 of “PTBOCanada”, we sit down with Michael Newnham, who has been the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra Music Director & Conductor for 18 years.

Michael Newnham

Michael Newnham

Michael—also the Founding Conductor of the Kawartha Youth Orchestra—has lived and conducted around the world but talks about why he chose to make Peterborough his permanent home.

In this wide ranging interview, he speaks about his passion for music, community and life…

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Blue Rodeo To Play Memorial Centre December 28th, Portion Of Proceeds To GPHSF

The Peterborough Memorial Centre and GPHSF, Your Family Health Team Foundation, has announced that Blue Rodeo will be performing at the Peterborough Memorial Centre on Friday, December, 28th with special guests.  

“We are so thrilled to have the iconic Canadian band Blue Rodeo coming to play at the Peterborough Memorial Centre,” says Laura Kennedy, Executive Director, GPHSF. “It is a privilege for us to be able to partner on this event with the Peterborough Memorial Centre and we are very grateful that a portion of ticket sales will be invested in local health care across Peterborough City and County. 

Photo via Blue Rodeo Facebook page

Photo via Blue Rodeo Facebook page

With their 14th Warner Music Canada studio album, 1000 Arms, Blue Rodeo’s successes include induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame (2012), receiving a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award (2014) and selling in excess of four million records over the years.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, September 20th in person at the Collins Barrow Box Office inside the PMC, by phone 705-743-3561 and online at memorialcentre.ca

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Paul Brandt & High Valley Among Canadian Country Music Acts To Play Memorial Centre February 15th

Canadian country music superstar Paul Brandt and multi-CCMA Group or Duo of the Year winners High Valley are thrilled to announce the launch of The Journey Tour 2019, a cross-Canada tour that hits Peterborough on February 15th.  

The tour brings together an epic lineup that includes special guest Jess Moskaluke and features the Hunter Brothers. All four of these acts on tour will come together on stage at this year’s Canadian Country Music Awards for a special live performance.

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Bringing together the best of Canadian Country Music, The Journey Tour 2019 makes a stop at the Peterborough Memorial Centre, February 15th.

The exclusive pre-sale for PMC Scoop subscribers happens Thursday, September 6th from noon until Friday, September 7th at 10 p.m.

Tickets go on sale in person at the Collins Barrow Box office inside the PMC, by phone 705-743-3561 and online on Saturday, September 8th at 10 a.m.

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Check Out This Great Footage From Alan Doyle Concert At Peterborough Musicfest

The weather cleared in time on Wednesday night (August 8th), making for a special evening at Del Crary Park as Alan Doyle rocked out in front of thousands of fans.

Doyle himself described it as "what could be the gig of the year" in a tweet after the show...

Here is the awesome drone footage PWD Visuals captured of the magical concert...

Here is a special moment our Evan Holt captured...

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The Big Band Day Lineup For Downtown Peterborough Is Music To Our Ears

The sounds of horns, strings and woodwind are coming to downtown Peterborough for Big Band Day 2018.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, September 15th from noon to 4 p.m. in the Peterborough Square Courtyard at the corner of Water and Charlotte streets. (A tentative rain date is scheduled for September 29th.)

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“Big Band Day is a lot of fun with some lively swing and jazz classics,” says DBIA Executive Director Terry "Mr. Downtown" Guiel. “We really wanted to bring a type of music to the downtown that you seldom hear outdoors. There’s something about hearing that big band sound live with a full compliment of musicians that you just won’t find anywhere else.”

BIG BAND DAY LINEUP

• 12 pm — Peterborough Concert Band
• 1 pm — Knightshift
• 2 pm — The L’ll Big Band
• 3 pm — Dixie Cats

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Peterborough Musicfest Announces 2018 Summer Lineup

The lineup for the 32nd Peterborough Musicfest season has been announced and includes the likes of The Trews, A Flock of Seagulls, Howard Jones, Big Wreck, Tebey and much more.

Tebey is the headliner on July 28th...

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Tebey

The Trews are rocking Del Crary on July 4th...

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Big Wreck rocks the park July 18th...

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Here is the full lineup...

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All concerts are free once again this year. For the full list of concerts and times, go here.

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Independent Record Shop ZAP Records Opening Location At Former Moondance

Independent record shop ZAP Records, which has been located in Downtown Cobourg since 1991, has announced they are opening another location in Downtown Peterborough in the former Moondance store location (425 George St. N.).

“We’ve known Mike at Moondance forever, shopping his collection like every other record collector, and we were just as surprised when he announced his retirement," says Zap Records owner Tim Gorman. "After watching the response and talking with people in Peterborough, we knew we had to do what we could to make sure the location continued to be an independent record shop."

Photo courtesy Tim Gorman

Photo courtesy Tim Gorman

"Mike and Moondance will be missed, and we can obviously never replace him, but we hope that Peterborough will be just as excited as we are to keep the torch burning for independent record shops in downtown Peterborough," adds Gorman, who will be manning the Peterborough store with additional staff.

ZAP Records plans to open the Peterborough location by the end of June, with a great collection of new and previously owned vinyl, CD’s, collectibles and more. They will continue to special order music for customers in search of rare and precious albums.

Their current location in downtown Cobourg will stay exactly where it is.

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