Don't Miss The Smart City Readiness Project Summit At Market Hall In Peterborough

On Wednesday, September 18th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Market Hall, there is a Smart City Readiness Project Summit taking place.

This is an active working group that will help the City of Peterborough prepare an application and proposal for the Canadian Smart Cities Challenge—a competition held by Infrastructure Canada. It is open to all municipalities, local or regional governments, and Indigenous communities across Canada.

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This challenge empowers communities across the country to address local issues such as sustainability and economic growth through new partnerships and a smart city approach.

Finalists will receive support to develop their Smart Cities proposals. Winning communities will be awarded with prize money up to $50 million to help implement their programs.

The Smart City Readiness Project is the working group that will help Peterborough prepare an application and proposal for this challenge.

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Speakers at the information summit include:

Paul Bedford, former chief planner for the City of Toronto, will talk about the development of new planning values, policies and processes to guide the next generation of city building

Alex Speigel, from Windmill Development Group, will share about The Baker District Project in downtown Guelph

Anthea Foyer, project lead for Mississauga’s Smart City Master plan, will share about Mississauga’s Smart City submission

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Go to smartcityptbo.ca for more info, and get your FREE tickets here for the event at Market Hall on September 18th.

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An Evening of Comedy, Music and Drama to Benefit Refugee Families At Market Hall

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Peterborough Church In A Theatre

A brand new church is coming to a theatre new you. Yes, Peterborough City Church is starting at The Market Hall on Sunday, January 10th.

It's a novel idea—opening a church and trying to grow a congregration in a downtown theatre at a time when churches are struggling.

The church will be run by Reverend Chad Trivett and his wife Sasha, and services will take place there every Sunday morning at 10 a.m.

Trivett, who has been pastor of two other churches in Ontario, also previously started a church in Tokyo, Japan. 

Learn more about Chad and Sasha below...

For more info on the church, click here

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Special Weber Brothers Christmas Album Release Party & Musical Play December 19th

The Weber Brothers have a special night planned for Saturday, December 19th at the Market Hall you don't want to miss—a Christmas album release party as well as a self-penned Christmas play entitled When Christmas Falls on Peterborough.

The night is in support of their 10th album, A Weber Brothers Christmas. This self-penned, never-before-seen, one-night-only Christmas play—which happens to be set in Peterborough—will be the sleigh that delivers these songs to the good boys and girls at the Market Hall.


In keeping with the Christmas spirit of giving, a portion of proceeds will be donated to the amazing Peterborough Huskies Special Needs Hockey Team.

The Weber Brothers Christmas Play/Album Release—with special guest Brock Zeman—takes place on December 19th at Market Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. An all ages event, tickets are $25 and available at the Market Hall box office at 705.775.1503 and Moondance Records, 705.742.9425.

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Peterborough Poetry Slam 2014 Finals At Market Hall This Friday

The Peterborough Poetry Collective is hosting the Peterborough Poetry Slam 2014 Finals this Friday (May 16th) at Market Hall. The city’s best spoken-word artists take to the microphone for two rounds of competition, determining the five person team who will represent Peterborough at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Victoria, B.C. in October. Slam poetry is a competitive verse where each poet has three minutes to recite their original work, before being scored by five judges randomly selected from the audience. Doors open at 7 pm for an 8 pm start at Market Hall. Contact Wes Ryan here for more details.

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Art For Awareness Special Screening Of 'Erasing The Stigma' On Bell Let's Talk Day

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This Tuesday, January 28th at 7:00 pm at Market Hall, Art For Awareness will be screening the DVD of their recent, original multimedia dance production Erasing the Stigma for local organizations. Art for Awareness (AFA) is a group of dedicated people committed to producing high-quality theatre with a social message. Erasing the Stigma addresses depression, anxiety disorders, postpartum depression, schizophrenia, addiction, eating disorders, the culture of technology/social media, suicide, the justice system, coping mechanisms, support workers, medication, and building hope through the use of real testimony via video clips, live music, original choreography and spoken word. The show seeks to normalize the struggles faced by people living with mental health issues in an educational, entertaining, and compassionate way. For more info on Art For Awareness and Erasing the Stigma DVD, email here. We covered Erasing the Stigma last year here.

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Trent Chancellor Don Tapscott Speaking At Market Hall

Trent Chancellor Don Tapscott is speaking on "Solving Global Problems Differently" at Market Hall November 26th. Reserve your seats by emailing here.

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