This Friday (August 16th) morning, KRUZ FM will be hosting a yard sale outside of the studio at the corner of King and George Streets. You'll find gems from some of our fine local folks that have so generously donated to the event, with all money raised going straight to Corus Feeds Kids. Come on down for some live entertainment and good times—the festivities will get underway about 7:30 a.m and runs until 9:30 a.m. Don't forget your wallet...there are some amazing items you're not going to want to slip through your fingers. PTBOCanada.com has already made a $100 cash donation to get the ball rolling for this great cause. If you think you might have something that you'd like to donate, please email Julie Morris to arrange for pick-up!
PtboCanada's Chalk Talk is a snapshot of people's favourite thing about Peterborough. Watch for us around town as we would like to feature your favourite thing too! In this edition of Chalk Talk, Catherine Hanrahan of KRUZ 100.5's Morning Show says "It's like Cheers. Everybody knows your name."
[Contributed by PtboCanada's Julie Morris]
Must watch: Focus, which looks at local events, people, places and organizations making a difference in our community, begins its new season next Wednesday (September 14th) on Cogeco at 6:30 p.m. This year, it has a new host, Catherine Hanrahan from Kruz FM. Watch the trailer for the first show below:
Jackie DeKnock and her husband Dan have set up a culinary retreat just outside of Peterborough in Mount Pleasant called Gourmet Safari. PtboCanada was there yesterday as part of a kind of culinary workshop organized by Kruz FM's Catherine Hanrahan. Jackie's growing business is coming together as a bed and breakfast and kitchen "studio" with hands-on cooking lessons.
The focus is on global cuisine, as Jackie has travelled the world during her last job at British Airways. Cooking and traveling are her two passions, so she took cooking classes and also learned about the importance of nutritional values.
Jackie started her business by teaching cooking for two little girls, then moved on to men's cooking classes. She then added group classes, a Tapas birthday party and a couple's cooking class (they enjoyed it so much that they want to come back monthly).
There are a few spots left in Jackie's March Break Children's Cooking Camp, where kids explore culinary delights from the likes of Italy, Greece, Thailand, Mexico and Egypt.
[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]
The Scroll and Bow Strings Orchestra marked the opening of Peterborough Snofest today with a musical treat. Headed by Lakefield College music teacher John Kraus, they delighted the audience with their festive music.
Master of Ceremonies Catherine Hanrahan (pictured above) introduced many VIPs, including Mayor Daryl Bennett (pictured cutting the ribbon below), MPP Jeff Leal, Councillor Lesley Parnell and Snofest mascot Snofest Pete.
The ribbon cutting ceremony opens a week of events which can be viewed on their calendar, including Sunday's Snofest Idol at 2 p.m. at Showplace (free admission with nonperishable food donation is appreciated) and numerous food and game events throughout the week.
[Words and Pictures by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]
If you’re 14 to 22 years of age and think you’ve got what it takes to be the next Snofest Idol, fill out an entry form (you can download the 2011 Snofest Idol Entry Form from the homepage of the Peterborough Snofest website) and return it (along with a demo CD) to Showplace Performance Centre by Friday, December 17th. Completed entry forms and demo MP3s can also be emailed to Kruz FM's Catherine Hanrahan, who is media liaison for Snofest: Peterborough's Winter Carnival, which takes place January 8th to the 16th.
Selected contestants will be contacted by December 22nd, 2010, and should come prepared to sing two songs at the Snofest Idol Contest at Showplace (290 George Street North) on Sunday, January 9th at 2 p.m.
The winner gets a three-hour recording session, a photo shoot and $200. Second place takes home $100, and third place $50.
For more information, contact Catherine Hanrahan or Showplace at 705.742.7469.