On Sunday, March 10th, the 14th Annual Seedy Sunday takes place. This popular seed sale and swap is a great place to get all the knowledge, tools, and resources needed to get growing this season, and get inspired for spring!
More than 20 vendors will be selling a huge diversity of locally grown heirloom vegetable, flower and herb seeds, vermicomposting supplies, bulbs and fruit trees and bushes. Ten community groups will be displaying information about their work, and providing visitors opportunities to get involved with local food, farming, water and environmental programs.
The Seed Exchange Area there is a great place to swap seeds with other growers, pick up some new and unique seed varieties, and chat with other seed savers.
There will be informative workshops for this free event, including: Pruning Fruit Trees & Bushes, Growing Great Soil, Rematriation of Seeds and Saving Tree & Native Plant Seeds.
The New Canadians Centre’s 7th Annual Gala celebration “One Night in the Philippines” takes place on Saturday, March 2nd at ARIA in downtown Peterborough.
Members of the local Filipino community will put together an authentic menu for the reception at the cocktail-style fundraiser. In addition, the Northumberland Multicultural Dance Troupe, headed by Thelma Dillon, will present a variety of folk dances hailing from various parts of the Philippines. You can round off the night with the dynamic five-piece band EZRock, a regular at the popular Bistro Manila in Toronto.
Photo courtesy New Canadians Centre
Attendees will enjoy traditional Filipino foods, a dance, and can take part in the exciting live auction where prizes include: a pair of Vegas Golden Knight tickets and Westjet flight voucher; an exclusive tasting and tour at Black’s Distillery with appetizers from Ashburnham Ale House; homemade Indian dinner for 12; and more!
Tickets are $150 each and a tax receipt for a portion of the ticket price will be emailed after the event date. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the evening’s host is Jan Michael Itong. For more information regarding “One Night in the Philippines” and to purchase tickets, click here.
Four boys and two girls teams will be participating, and the teams include: Leon’s Peterborough, CrossFit Kawartha, Village Pet Food & Supply, Elmhirst Excavating, Birdsall Beach Resort and Rapid Lift Inc. The Hardest Working Playing Awards are sponsored by Mr Sub on Lansdowne St., and participants will be collecting pledges for the Autism Ontario Peterborough Chapter.
Players participating in 2019 JJ Stewart Chrysler Winter Classic. Front: Molly, Lili, Andrew, Liam, Carson, Sam and Logan. Back: Event Mascot Derek, Organizers Michelle, Mark, Aaron, Dani and Tom from Leon’s
A silent auction, bake sale and Chuck-A-Puck will be organized with all proceeds supporting the Tarkington and Dombroski families. Organizers are looking for silent auction donations, which can be dropped off to Aaron or Dani at Leon’s Peterborough (1731 Lansdowne Street West.).
Registration starts at 10 a.m. on June 24th, with the filling of the tubs beginning at noon.
There will be two locations to register, one at the McFarlane Street Bridge parking lot and another on the west, bottom side of the Peterborough Lift Lock past the vendors. To guarantee getting a spot, make sure to register early that day!
Vendors on hand this year include: Ben’s Kettle Corn, Fresh Urban Plate, Kawartha Buttertart Factory, Parks Canada, Pedal Parlor Co., Peterborough and the Kawartha’s Tourism, Rocky Ridge Water, Salmon River Kayaks, Smoke House Port Perry, Sugar Daddy, The Land Canadian Adventures and The Canadian Canoe Museum.
For more info on registering that day, click here.
Watch this video below to get a feel for what an awesome experience this is...
On June 24th, the public will have to chance to check out the progress of the Wutai Shan Buddhist Garden at the Buddhist Temple being constructed on the outskirts of Bethany.
The Open House hours that day run from 10 am to 2:30 p.m., with a special consecration ceremony opening the event.
Visitors to Wutai Shan Buddhist Garden can also do their visit the easy way by riding a comfortable highway coach through the 500 acre garden.
You can reserve a spot on the bus by emailing Kathy Morton here or calling her at 705.277.2751. Visitors who decide to walk should wear sturdy shoes, bring water and sunscreen.
Below is a picture showing the enormity of the laughing Buddha on the grounds. It was built in China, cut into 72 pieces and shipped here in containers and reassembled. It weighs 127 tons. The head alone is 26 tons.
As per tradition, the Gilmour Street Garage Sale falls on the Saturday after the long weekend. This year, it's Saturday, May 26th starting at 9 a.m.—although people have been known to show up as early as 7 a.m. in the hunt for a good bargain.
The biggest street sale in all of Peterborough, it extends out to many other streets in the neighbourhood, and there are also many sales for charitable organizations in town.
Marking Canada’s 150th birthday will be a special occasion this year at Peterborough Airport, as the general public is invited to join them in celebrating the milestone with vintage, military and civil aircraft on display.
The event, called “Flying Fortress Week”, will take place at Peterborough Airport from July 10th to 16th and is sponsored by the Peterborough Destination Association.
Starting on Monday July 10th, a World War II B-17G Flying Fortress bomber named Sentimental Journey will be on display and ground tours will be available for the public for a small donation to the Commemorative Air Force (on-site) during the entire week.
The second “Lock’n Paddle” event is preparing to float its way back into Peterborough on Saturday, June 24th.
2016 Lock 'n Paddle
This year, in celebration of Canada 150 and National Canoe Day, the Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site of Canada in partnership with The Canadian Canoe Museum and The Land Canadian Adventures will once again ask the question, “How many paddlecraft can you fit in a Lift Lock?"
2016 Lock 'n Paddle
With Canada 150 celebrations in mind, the goal will be to fit 150 paddlecraft into each of the two lock chambers, for a total of 300 paddlecraft. This will smash last year’s record of 138 paddlecraft and will highlight the goal of National Canoe Day to promote recreational paddling for individuals, groups, families, clubs and communities.
At 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 24th, the lockage will begin. Once the lock chambers are at an equal elevation, the Lock Master will halt the lockage and participants and visitors will be invited to raise their paddles and sing both O Canada and Happy Birthday in celebration of 150 years of Confederation.