Vibrant New Rainbow Crosswalk Installed At Water & King Near Millennium Park

The City of Peterborough installed a rainbow crosswalk at Water & King this week to celebrate inclusiveness and diversity in the community.

Photo courtesy DBIA

Photo courtesy DBIA

City of Peterborough Councillor Kemi Akapo tweeted about its impact along with these photos…

The crosswalk has garnered positive reaction from the community.

“I’m so proud of our city for the message this makes. #LoveisLove🌈,” says Kate Wells on a DBIA Facebook thread regarding the new crosswalk.

”This is awesome ... any little step to make everyone feel welcome in this city will help it grow in a positive way,” adds Martin Boruta in the same thread.

Photo via  @kemi_akapo

Photo via @kemi_akapo

Some commenters mentioned they’d love to see more crosswalks painted in these vibrant colours (there is one other rainbow crosswalk in Peterborough on the campus of Fleming College). Christine Densmore had this to say: “Well don't just color one Crosswalk, color them all in Peterborough! It looks super cute! Happy and bright❤ Creative! 😃”

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The 17th Annual Rotary Ribfest Starts July 12th At Millennium Park

The 17th Annual Rotary Ribfest takes place in Peterborough from July 12th-14th at Millennium Park.

“Ribfest is three days of live music, delicious food, and cold drinks,” says Terry “Mr. Downtown” Guiel, Executive Director of the Downtown Business Improvement Area. “The ribbers are always a big draw and our local restaurants do a great job of showcasing all kinds of food from around the world, including vegetarian options. It’s a fun, family-friendly event.”

Photo courtesy DBIA

Photo courtesy DBIA

Admission to Rotary Ribfest is free, and the festival will take place the following hours:

• Friday, July 12th: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

• Saturday, July 13th: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

• Sunday, July 14th: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Photo courtesy DBIA

Photo courtesy DBIA

There will be plenty of musical entertainment each day as always, and delicious restaurants participating include…

• Dr. J’s BBQ & Brews

• BrickHouse Craft Burger Grill

• Island Cream Caribbean Cuisine

• Caribbean Sizzle

• McThirsty’s Pint

• La Mesita

• Curry Mantra

Ribber’s Row includes the following..

• Fat Boys

• Boss Hogs BBQ

• Jack the Ribber

• Smokehouse Bandits

• Ontario Corn Roasters

• Summer Fun Funnel Cake


Hungry yet? Don’t miss this.

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Millennium Park To Take On Jurassic Park Feel For Raptors Fans On Game Nights

Mayor Diane Therrien is hosting the live broadcast of the Toronto Raptors NBA Finals games with a large, outdoor screen in Millennium Park, starting Friday, June 7th, with Game 4 (tipoff is at at 9 p.m).

The live broadcast viewings in Millennium Park (located at 130 King St.) under the stars are free to attend. Bring your blanket for the ground or chair, and join as the community—like other Jurassic Park-type outdoor public viewings across Canada—cheer on the Raptors together as they seek their first NBA championship title.

Mayor Therrien at Jurassic, er, Millennium Park

Mayor Therrien at Jurassic, er, Millennium Park

“We are excited to be able to offer this opportunity to bring the community together to celebrate Canadian sports,” says Mayor Therrien. “I hope to see everyone there. Go Raptors!”

Toronto Raptors Live broadcast viewings in Millennium Park (130 King St.) are as follows…

• Game 4 – Friday, June 7, 9 p.m.
• Game 5 – Monday, June 10, 9 p.m.
• Game 6 – Thursday, June 13, 9 p.m. (if necessary)
• Game 7 – Sunday, June 16, 8 p.m. (if necessary)

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Here Are Some Signs That It's Definitely Fall In The Patch

Signs that Fall has arrived in Peterborough... the windows have gone up at Hot Belly Mama's and The Old Stone Brewing Company for the season. No more enjoying a meal in the summer breeze.

The Reggie's chip truck near Trent University is closed for the season (but don't forget to visit them in East City!).


The Silver Bean Cafe is closed for the season.

The fountain at Millennium Park has been turned off for the season.


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[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

PtboPics: Day One Of Ribfest At Millennium Park

 

Andrea & Michael VanDerHerberg of Silver Bean Cafe

Jay and Kate Scotland agree the ribs (and pulled pork) are finger lickin' good!

[Related: 9th Annual Ribfest Is Happening This Weekend In The Patch]

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Julie Morris]

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Worldwide Photo Walk Is This Saturday in The Patch!


Peterborough is partaking in the 3rd Annual Worldwide Photo Walk this Saturday (July 24th). The photo walk leader in the Patch is PtboCanada's very own photographer, Evan Holt. All participants should meet up first at Natas Cafe at 8:45 a.m. ("torrential downpour" rain date is Sunday the 25th). After that, the group will set out across the Hunter Street Bridge, through downtown East City and over to the Lift Lock. The trip back will take the group past Rogers Cove and along the Millennium Trail. The walk ends at around 10:30 a.m. at Silver Bean Café in Millennium Park.

The idea is to capture great images, and submit your best one to the walk leader, Evan. The person selected as having the best photo of the walk will win a free photography book and go on to compete against the other best photos taken from Worldwide Photo Walk groups from around the planet—in 2008, there were 241 groups that participated in Worldwide Photo Walk; in 2009, there were more than 900 groups; and this year there are already more than 1,100 groups.

There is no fee to participate, but pre-registration is required. All you need is a camera—even a disposable will do—and feel free to ask any photography questions you may have to Evan. The day is about having fun and exploring a bit of Peterborough.

[Worldwide Photo Walk; Peterborough ON Worldwide Photo Walk]

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PtboPic: Ribfest Was a hit


[Related: Rockin' and ribbin']

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Ribfest Is Coming Up This Weekend!

Rare Grill House will be competing in the 8th Annual Ribfest this weekend (July 9 to July 11) at Millennium Park, which marks the first time a local restaurant will compete against the other ribbers setting up shop.

Organizers say that they can squeeze in about 8,000 people to the park to enjoy the music, food, beer tent, and other entertainment. Sass Jordan will headline this year's Ribfest on Friday (July 9) starting at 9 p.m, with The Kings set to switch into glide Saturday (July 10) starting at 9 p.m.

Admission is FREE, and Ribfest hours are as follows: Friday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

 
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