Becky & Ryan Got Married In Lakefield In An Epic "Just Married" Truck

On a beautiful Saturday (October 11th) on Thanksgiving weekend, a couple named Becky and Ryan tied the knot in Lakefield. Their ginormous JUST MARRIED Ford truck parked in front of the church on Queen Street was stopping traffic, bikers and pedestrians who all wanted a look. Here are some pics...

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A Bunch Of VW Bus Campers Came To Peterborough From Around North America & It Was Awesome

The 7th Annual Bus Volk Festival took place at Beavermead Campground last weekend, as a fine group of VW Bus Campers came to Peterborough from as far away as the United States for a weekend of food, friendship, and the love of old Volkswagen Campers. With so much to to do and so many great restaurants near Beavermead, the park is the perfect venue for out of town guests. The event started with a pub crawl on Friday night, then a huge pot luck on Saturday evening followed by a campfire jam that can't be beat. It was an awesome time and a great way to keep the park being utilized as a much needed campground close to the city. Check out the pictures below...
words & pictures by Phil Stephenson

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The Peterborough Patchbus Is Just About The Coolest Camper Van Ever

The Wolf's Ken Elrick II—aka "Dr Patchbeard"—has the hippest set of wheels anywhere. Here, in his own words, he tells us about "The Patchbus"...

The Patchbus is a 1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia Camper that I purchased in the fall of 2012 from a nice hippie couple in Cobourg. I've been interested in cars my whole life and had been looking for a while for a project car to play around with. The idea of buying a VW bus didn't really cross my mind until my dad got one of his own about a year prior. Since buying it, I've learned a lot about working on it, having swapped the engine out myself. I've used it as a daily driver around Peterborough as well as gone on road trips and camping trips with it. The pop-top and bunk beds allow for four to sleep comfortably—as long as they don't mind cuddling a little bit—so it's perfect for long trips. One day, it will take me across the country. One day. —Ken Elrick II

Here's a bunch of pictures of The Patchbus...

Ken Elrick going up the country in The Patchbus

Ken Elrick going up the country in The Patchbus

Among the happy campers

Among the happy campers

The Patchbus takes City Hall

The Patchbus takes City Hall

Lakefield Beach

Lakefield Beach

Bridgenorth Cruise Night

Bridgenorth Cruise Night

Del Crary Park

Del Crary Park

Little Lake

Little Lake

At The Wolf/Kruz, VIP Parking for The Patchbus

At The Wolf/Kruz, VIP Parking for The Patchbus

Lift Lock

Lift Lock

Millennium Park

Millennium Park

At the PMC

At the PMC

Ken's Patchbus next to his Dad's bus

Ken's Patchbus next to his Dad's bus

Ken working in and on the engine

Ken working in and on the engine

On the road

On the road

Someone told The Patchbus it's all happening at the zoo

Someone told The Patchbus it's all happening at the zoo

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Best Car Ever Parked At The Only Cafe On Hunter

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 [via Ryan Lalonde]

Back to the Future on Hunter Street?  

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Peterborough Woman's New Jewellery Shop Inspired By Trip To Haiti

Stephanie Guyatt is the creator of Under One Sun, a new jewellery shop in Peterborough located out of her home at 236 Cowling Heights. Under One Sun came to be after Stephanie travelled to Haiti last Fall on a mission trip. She fell in love with a artisan co-op there that crafts the jewellery and which offers fair wages to feed, educate and house their employees' families. Although the jewellery is sold by some in the United States, Stephanie is the only one that offers it in Canada. The jewellery offered is made from sustainable items and is environmentally friendly. Much of the jewellery is made from recycled paper, Haitian clay, and recycled oil drums. Here's some pics...

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Under One Sun will be hosting an Open House from September 6th to 8th and will be at the Creative Bean event on Saturday, September 14th.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Julie Morris]

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PTBOPics: Classic Car Show On Hunter Street

It was a great turnout on an overcast Saturday as The Toronto Triumph Club and the MG Car Club of Toronto, along with other classic cars, were on display on Hunter Street—as well as local vendors.

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The Winners At Peterborough Motor Sports Club Awards Night

Pictured are: Tom Kennedy, Len Arminio, Evan Daemke, Peter Gulliver, Louis Cabardos, Dan Demers and Glenn Austin

The Peterborough Motor Sports Club is celebrating their 60th year this year, and last night recognized their 2012 award winners.

  • Club Champion - Dan Demers (6th straight year!)
  • Club Runner-up - Travis Grubb
  • New Member Award - Tom Kennedy
  • Solo Driver Champion - Glenn Austin (Fourth time)
  • Solo Driver Runner-up - Travis Grubb
  • Solo Driver Rookie - Evan Daemke
  • Rally Driver Champion - Alain Cabardos
  • Rally Navigator Champion - Louis Cabardos
  • Ice Race Champion - Dan Demers
  • Ice Race Runner-up - Tim Fleguel
  • Street Studs Champion - Dan Demers Rubber to Ice Champion - Tim Fleguel
  • Ice Race Rookie - Warner Anderson Organizer Award - Len Arminio
  • Organizer Runner- up - Peter Gulliver
  • President’s Prize Driver - Alain Cabardos
  • President’s Prize Navigator - Louis Cabardos

The club holds Ice Racing, Autoslalom, Navigational and Performance Rally races throughout the year. If you're interested in getting in to motorsports, this club is a great and safe way to get started.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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You Have 2 Hours Free Parking During Holiday Season Downtown

Thanks to the DBIA and the City of Peterborough, our little annual holiday treat of 2 hours of free parking is now in effect downtown. Any money that is put in the meters will be donated to local charities. Be sure to shop local this holiday season in our amazing downtown.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Julie Morris]

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Here's The Top 10 Intersections For Collisions In Peterborough

Peterborough Community Police's Traffic Managment Unit has released stats so far this year for the Top 10 intersections for collisions (and what the Top 10 were last year).

"The one intersection of note," according to the police release, "is that Monaghan and Lansdowne is no longer in the Top 10 for this year. It actually did not make the Top 20. It has been #1 or #2 for the past 5 years."

 

Here's the breakdown...

2012 So Far

1 Clonsilla and the Parkway
2 Clonsilla and Sherbrooke
3 Parkway and Lansdowne
4 Rubidge and King
5 Fairbairn and Parkhill
6 Parkhill and George
7 Lock and Lansdowne
8 Sherbrooke Rubidge
9 Ashburnham and Lansdowne
10 Clonsilla and Goodfellow
 
2011 Year End Stats

1 Sherbrooke and Clonsilla
2 Monaghan and Lansdowne
3 Monaghan and Parkhill
4 Clonsilla and Goodfellow
5 Parkway and Lansdowne
6 Clonsilla and Parkway
7 Bellevue and Chemong
8 Wolsely and Chemong
9 Parkhill and Fairbairn
10 Sherbrooke and Monaghan
 
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PtboPics: Step Back To The Fifties With The Vehicles Used In Filming Of "Foxfire"

Step back to the '50s with the vehicles of the movie "Foxfire", which is being filmed here in Peterborough this week...

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