B!KE: The Peterborough Community Cycling Hub Facing Financial Hardship, Hosting Fundraiser July 13th

B!KE: The Peterborough Community Cycling Hub (293 George Street North) needs your help to stay a float, which is why they are hosting their first ever B!KE-a-thon on July 13th to raise the funds they need to keep their doors open and their programs running.

B!KE—an incorporated not-for-profit cycling education and support organization that’s been working with the Peterborough community since 2006 teaching bike maintenance, repair and riding skills—is facing financial hardship due to recently passed provincial legislation that caused it to lose significant core funding.

They need your support to ensure B!KE continues to run effectively for the community. By FUNdraising for B!KE, your team will help the cycling hub continue to deliver high quality, low-barrier cycling education programs, and a community bike workshop and hub.

Photo by Inclusive Advisory

Photo by Inclusive Advisory


For one full day, enthusiastic B!KE supporters will gather together to “spin the pedals “ for B!KE. Signing up as a team, cyclists will a ride stationary bike (one per team) for 12 hours straight to raise funds for B!KE. Team names, costumes and themed teams are strongly encouraged. Stationary bikes can be provided, but you may bring your own.

If you love to ride and believe in what B!KE does, they need you to gather your friends, family and work colleagues, and lead a team! Each team will be comprised of five members, and collectively it’s their job to keep a bicycle in motion for the entire event. Each team must commit to raising $500 (or more) in support of B!KE.

Photo by Inclusive Advisory

Photo by Inclusive Advisory

The fundraiser takes place Saturday, July 13th, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Set-up time starts at 7:30 am.) Join B!KE on the back patio of The Social, 295 George Street North. (If it rains, they’ll move inside.) A lunch, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided free of charge.

Organizations interested in sponsoring the event can contact David Koski by email, and general inquiries for the event and about the hub can be directed to B!KE executive director Tegan Moss via email or by calling 705.775.7227.

Go to communitybikeshop.org for more info on the organization, and register here for this fundraiser.

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Riverview Zoo Holding Sloth Mania Fundraiser For Calgary Zoo


Riverview Park and Zoo is proud to announce a fundraising event in support of the Calgary Zoo’s 2 By 2 Rebuild the Zoo campaign. In June, Calgary Zoo suffered an estimated $50 million in damage due to a devastating flood when the Bow River overflowed its banks. The flood caused severe damage to most of the zoo and forced 34 animals out of their permanent exhibits. Within days after the flood, a call for help to CAZA (Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums) went out. Riverview Park and Zoo was selected to take Calgary’s two-toed sloths, Porsche and Ferrari.

“Sloth Mania” will be held on Saturday, October 19 from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm and will feature an afternoon schedule of special "Meet the Keeper" activities (including two sessions with the sloths), a barbeque, face painting, etc. There will also be raffles that  include opportunities to win a behind-the-scenes tour of the Park and Zoo as well as an up close and personal feeding encounter with Porsche and Ferrari. Donate online at here.

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A Myterious Entity Is Happening In Downtown Peterborough This Sunday

It's a wine-tasting and silent auction fundraiser at Brio Gusto on Charlotte St. in support of of Mysterious Entity Theatre. This year, there will also be a beer tasting station, hosted by Roland Hosier of St. Veronus. Tickets are available at Catalina's (131 Hunter Street), or by emailing m.entity@gmail.com. It takes place this Sunday (November 25th) from 2 to 5 p.m.

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Strutt 4 Kids Fashion Show Fundraiser In Support Of Five Counties Children's Centre This Thursday

All the fashion houses in downtown wil be part of the Five Counties Children's Centre Fundraiser "Strutt 4 Kids" this Thursday (October 13) starting at 6:30 p.m at The Venue. Tickets are available for purchase at any of the participating stores (see poster below). It will be a fun evening in support of a great cause—musical entertainment includes Beau Dixon—and make sure to dress up, as formal attire is required.

[Strutt 4 Kids]

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