Canoe Museum's Campfires & Cocktails Flannel Event Raises Over $40,000 To Support Educational Programming

More than 200 people attended the Canadian Canoe Museum’s first-ever “Campfires and Cocktails” event on May 4th, enjoying local food and drink, live music and an amazing auction.

The event raised $40,250 to support educational programming and will return next year, offering community members another opportunity to “channel their flannel”.

Photo by Bryan Reid for Canadian Canoe Museum

Photo by Bryan Reid for Canadian Canoe Museum

The museum’s galleries were brimming thanks to the support of many, including the volunteer organizing committee, sponsors, food providers, and the 15 local artists and distinguished Canadians who painted paddles for the live auction.

The evening was set to music by local country-folk-pop trio the Dixie Hicks and complemented by artisans at work in the Preserving Skills Gallery.

Dixie Hicks, photo by Bryan Reid for Canadian Canoe Museum

Dixie Hicks, photo by Bryan Reid for Canadian Canoe Museum

“This first-of-its-kind event was embraced by the community, and we are so grateful for all the support the museum received,” says Caroline Anderson, Annual Giving Co-ordinator with the museum.

Photo by Bryan Reid for Canadian Canoe Museum

Photo by Bryan Reid for Canadian Canoe Museum

“From the organizing committee led by Jane Ulrich, to the local businesses who brought such incredible creativity to the table, we were amazed by the initiative and interest,” adds Anderson.

To learn more about the Canoe Museum, paddle over here.

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11 Great Date Ideas In Peterborough

Tired of the same old song and dance on date nights? You’re probably not alone. There is only so much Netflix worth watching before you find yourself watching repeats. With that in mind, here are some date night ideas in Peterborough…

1. Get out and listen to some live music: Peterborough has some awesome venues around town— the Memorial Centre, Del Crary Park, The Venue, Market Hall, Showplace, the Garnet, The Twisted Wheel, the Historic Red Dog and more!

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2. Pull out your dabbers because it’s time to play BINGO! Go in a big group to Delta Bingo on Clonsilla for a load of laughs or take your special someone for some intimate number calling action.

3. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, a walk through Jackson’s Park is perfect during them all. This park is a gem in our city and has some incredible scenery to take in. Take advantage of it!

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4. Get out and chuck some axes at the Peterborough Axe Club! Get out all of your pent-up frustration and aim for the bull’s-eye at this incredibly fun facility. Like it so much on your date that you want to play again? They have a lot of league options—and they’re licensed!

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5. Take your date to new heights with a night out at the Rock and Rope Climbing Centre. Combine a unique physical experience with a tough mental challenge to find out what you and your partner are really made of.

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6. Cheer on a local sports team! The Peterborough Petes and Century 21 Lakers provide a lot entertainment all under the iconic Memorial Centre roof.

7. Visit the Canadian Canoe Museum and take part in an artisan workshop. It might not be like the romantic pottery scene from Ghost, but coming out with a paddle or pair of moccasins you made would be kind of cool.

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8. Bundle up and strap on your skates in the wintertime for a skate on the canal! (Make sure the Green Flag is up because nothing sounds like more of a date ruiner than falling through the ice.)

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9. Dinner out—and dancing! Somewhere downtown. For its size, Peterborough seemingly has more amazing restaurants, cafes, pubs and dance clubs per capita than almost anywhere else.

black honey cafe & gerti’s Pub

black honey cafe & gerti’s Pub

10. Try out your problem solving skills at the Escape Maze. Fun is the name of the game in their challenging interactive game rooms.

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11. Take a stroll along the paths and check out the animals at Riverview Park & Zoo! Go for a ride on the train during its seasonal schedule, and then show your daring side by riding down the super slide.

—post by Aaron Elliott

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Accessible Wheelchair Swing Is Now Open At Zoo After Modifications

After some modifications, the Riverview Park & Zoo has announced on their Facebook page that that their accessible wheelchair swing is now open to the public.

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"We have completely removed the wood fiber ground covering and replaced it with interlocking soft tile for easier access to the swings with wheelchairs," the zoo says in a Facebook post.

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If you want to use the accessible wheelchair swing, the zoo says to visit guest services (open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week) for help and instructions.

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Peterborough Ranked One Of Most Active Cities In Canada

Expedia has ranked Peterborough one of the 21 most active cities in Canada. 

Some of the factors Expedia looked at in compiling their list include: average number of marathons and hiking trails; access to bike paths, trails, and races; per capita gyms; and abundance of outdoor activities such as kayaking, canoeing, etc.

Photo by Neil Morton, PTBOCanada

Photo by Neil Morton, PTBOCanada

"To paraphrase Salt-N-Pepa, you’ve got to push it when you’re in Peterborough, Ontario," Expedia says of Peterborough.

"This means pushing your endurance along Trent Canal when you’re riding your bike next to dozens of pros. Pushing your body up just a little higher off the safe ground at Rock and Rope Climbing Centre. And pushing your paddle skills on Little Lake to one day earn a glittering spot at the Canadian Canoe Museum in town."

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Click here to view Expedia's entire ranking.

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The Awesome Open Street Community Event Peterborough Pulse Is This Saturday

Beautiful downtown Peterborough is about to become a vibrant, car-free corridor this Saturday (July 21st) with the return of Peterborough Pulse, which reimagines the possibility of community and the public realm for a single day

This is when for one summer day, the streets are filled with cyclists and roller-skaters, families pushing strollers, karate and fencing demonstrations, art and music, and more.

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Now in its 4th year, Pulse will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year’s Pulse route will run along George Street from McDonnel St. to Sherbrooke St. and will include Charlotte Street from George St. to Aylmer St.
 
New this year is a snack hub—delicious idea!—on Charlotte Street next to the George Street intersection.

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This year, the Pulse team will be expanding the Pulse effect all summer long with the Pulse Play Guide. The Pulse Play Guide is a uniquely local summer passport curated to reflect the magic of Pulse with recreation activities the whole family can discover together, from axe throwing to star gazing.

The Play Guide will offer families free access to some of the most spectacular recreation opportunities offered in the city of Peterborough. Printed Play Guides can be picked up at a number of the local art galleries and museums including: The Museum and Archives, Hutchinson House, The Canadian Canoe Museum, Art Gallery of Peterborough, and the OFAH Heritage Centre.

A download option of the guide will also be made available on the Pulse website here

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There Is A Spectacular Lavender Field Oasis Near Peterborough In Bloom Now

If you love lavender, take a drive to 8667 Gilmour Road in Port Hope near Peterborough and you will find your heaven.

It is there you will have a unique experience at a place called Laveanne—a tranquil oasis connecting nature, local food, culture and community.

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There are rows and rows of this beautiful, scented purple haze which are in bloom for July.

Look at Laveanne from above, this labrinth is spectacular...

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"It's absolutely stunning," says Peterborough's Eileen Kimmett who recently visited.

This bench and its scents and romantic views awaits you...

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According to their website, "the bloom is short, and the best time is between the 2nd- 3rd week of July to see the most intense colour and experience the amazing buzz of thousands of Honeybees."

They start to harvest the fields the last week of July, as in August all the blooms are distilled in their lavender essential oil. The fields close for two weeks from August 1st to August 15th to allow them to harvest, process and prune their plants. Their gift shop will remain open during this time.

In July, you can even do yoga among the blooms...

For July, Laveanne is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more info, smell, er... click here.

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It's Playtime For Adults: Peterborough’s First Adult Outdoor Gym Opens

It's playtime for adults as the City’s first Adult Outdoor Gym officially opened at Beavermead Park on Wednesday, June 13th.

Mayor Daryl Bennett was joined by Len Lifchus, President, Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha and Andi van Koeverden, President, Rotary Club of Peterborough for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Ribbon cutting ceremony on June 13th

Ribbon cutting ceremony on June 13th

The outdoor gym equipment was funded thanks to contributions of $25,000 each from Rotary Club of Peterborough-Kawartha and the Rotary Club of Peterborough and $40,000 committed by the City of Peterborough.

Rotary Outdoor Gym is located in Beavermead Park adjacent to the volleyball courts and near the children’s playground. It includes a variety of exercise machines, some of which are accessible for people with disabilities.

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Barnardo Park Splash Pad Opens With A Splash

Just in time for summer, the City of Peterborough celebrated the grand opening of the Barnardo Park Splash pad on Tuesday, June 12th.

The rehabilitation of Barnardo Park includes:

-> a new splash pad
-> replacement of play structures
-> upgrades to walkways and parking areas to improve the accessibility of the park

Photo courtesy City of Peterborough

Photo courtesy City of Peterborough

The project was supported by a $300,000 Ontario150 Community Capital Program grant.

"This new state-of-the-art splash pad will be a great addition to the north end of Peterborough,” says Councillor Andrew Beamer. “The new playground equipment, modern splash pad and accessible features throughout the park will ensure that families will continue to enjoy the park for years to come.”

The Barnardo Park Splash Pad (955 Barnardo Avenue) will be open daily throughout the summer from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Lansdowne Place Train Running Again Until March 31st

First introduced when it ran last summer and was a popular attraction with kids, the trackless train is running again at Lansdowne Place until March 31st.

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The mall is always looking for new activities families can enjoy together, and bringing this back in the winter months was a great idea. 

The train is available to all ages—it's $3 per ride, and only $2 on Thursdays—and runs on the following days:

Wednesday: 11AM - 7PM

Thursday: 11AM - 7PM

Friday: 11AM - 7PM

Saturday: 10AM - 6PM

Sunday: 11AM - 5PM

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For the month of February, the train will run on the upper level of the mall and for the month of March, it will run on the lower level.

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