A Local Company Wants To Build A Water Park On Little Lake

Peterborough couple Jason and Niki Pulchinski have a dream: to construct a water park on Little Lake in this city they love.

Their Peterborough-based company At The Lake Distributing Inc.—which sells water toys and docks, and has installed water parks across the country—wants to construct a quarter million dollar inflatable water park on Little Lake.

Here is a 3D rendering ATL Distributing provided to PTBOCanada of a possible location on Little Lake...

Little Lake rendering

Little Lake rendering

The Pulchinski's company has a proven track record: They have installed water parks (see pics below) at Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario; Camp Qwanoes in Crofton, British Columbia; Clevelands House Resort in Minett, Ontario; Sunshine House Boats in Cranbrook, British Columbia and an upcoming one at Railyard Wake Park in Mount Albert, Ontario this summer.

Deerhurst Resort Splash Zone

Deerhurst Resort Splash Zone

Camp Qwanoes Park

Camp Qwanoes Park

Clevelands House Resort

Clevelands House Resort

These parks really add a wow factor to any place that installs one, and this is what ATL Distributing wants to bring to Peterborough—thinking it could be great for locals but also an awesome tourist attraction being near the Trent Severn Waterway and Lift Lock for boaters coming through from all parts.

It could help put Peterborough on the map even more.

Rendering of Rail Yard Aquapark

Rendering of Rail Yard Aquapark

ATL want to pay the city to put up this water park (they are open to different locations but suggested one near Del Crary Park and the Art Gallery of Peterborough—see rendering at top of post), and incur all the costs associated with running it (insurance, security, and everything else involved in the running of this park).

It would be run by ATL and it would create at least six well paid jobs, the company tells PTBOCanada. Safety is top of mind: There would be lifeguards, and lifejackets would be required wear. They also would partner with local businesses, kids camps and kids charities to get people downtown.

Water park 3D rendering courtesy ATL Distributing

Water park 3D rendering courtesy ATL Distributing

"Bringing a water park to Peterborough is really for the attraction of people to our beautiful downtown and Del Crary Park by Little Lake," ATL says.
 
Jason has reached out to the City of Peterborough and is hoping to get a meeting to present an elaborate proposal to them of how their company can work with the muncipality on the project. Without their blessing, the water park will not happen.

In the meantime, Jason and Niki will continue to dream big, believing this project could create a huge splash here. They hope to someday see kids and adults from Peterborough and beyond creating family memories at this water park on Little Lake in the Kawarthas.

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Just A Snow Couple On A Bench Overlooking The Otonabee River

Some artist(s) created a beautiful snow couple in Newhall Park. The composition is extremely detailed and was captured by Peterborough City Councillor Lesley Parnell, who tweeted out this image..

We reached out to Parnell, who sent us these other pictures she captured as well of The Snow Couple...

Photo courtesy Lesley Parnell (PTBOCanada)

Photo courtesy Lesley Parnell (PTBOCanada)

Photo courtesy Lesley Parnell (PTBOCanada)

Photo courtesy Lesley Parnell (PTBOCanada)

Photo courtesy Lesley Parnell (PTBOCanada)

Photo courtesy Lesley Parnell (PTBOCanada)

Hopefully the couple won't melt before Valentine's Day. ;)

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These Guys Put Together A 14 Foot 7 Inch Snowman On Super Bowl Sunday

In the warmup to Super Bowl Sunday, Darryl Robertson and a bunch of his buddies in Peterborough played some snow football, just like they do every year before the big game.

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This year was a little different, with all that amazing 20 centimetres of white stuff that fell. When they got back from playing, they saw that the neighbours had constructed a 8 foot snowman. "All us adults decided we could do better," Robertson tells PTBOCanada.

So they got out some ladders and went to work on him...

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Ninety minutes later, the guys had made the snowman on Laing Court into an epic dude that now stands 14 feet, 7 inches high.

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The guys definitely scored a touchdown with neighbours and onlookers building this snowman. Well played.

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Ontario Speed Skating Oval In Lakefield Hosting Candlelight Skate

Polarfest is hosting a candlelight skate this Saturday (February 3rd) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Ontario Speed Skating Oval in Lakefield.

The light from hundreds of candles will guide your way around the 400 metre Oval.

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Admission is free and rental speed skates are available.

Organizers recommend that you bring a flashlight to guide your way from the parking lot to the Oval site. For more info, go the event page or email them here.

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Super Bowl Party Planned For Chemong Lake Could Be Biggest Yet

For five years, there has been a Super Bowl bash on the ice on Chemong Lake, and organizers this year say it could be the biggest turnout yet.

A Facebook event page has been set up for the party, which starts at 3 p.m. this Sunday (February 4th) on Chemong Lake at the end of Ennis Road in Ennismore.

Photo from 2017 Super Bowl party on Chemong Lake

Photo from 2017 Super Bowl party on Chemong Lake

The party includes a massive projection screen (see above) with multiple flat screens for viewing the game on ice and in a large Shaker hut.

Picture of hut from 2017

Picture of hut from 2017

Guests for the Chemong Lake tailgate party are invited to come by snowmobile, four wheeler, or by vehicle (lots of parking is available on the street or the plowed parking lot on Ennis), and ask that you ensure you have designated drivers.

Layer up because it's winter... on the lake!

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The Canal Is Green-Flagged For Skating!

We are doing a triple axel with the news that the green flag is up on the Trent Canal, meaning conditions are safe to skate there!

Indeed, the City of Peterborough just tweeted out the great news...

There is nothing like skating and shinny at the Lift Lock. Take the kids and your friends and family, and get out there!

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Peterborough Named One Of Most Active Cities In Canada By Expedia

Peterborough has been named as the No. 21 most active city in Canada in a new ranking released by Expedia.

Expedia's ranking system was based on the following criteria...

  • Average number of marathons and hiking trails

  • Access to bike paths, trails, and races

  • Per capita gyms, including but not limited to CrossFit, yoga studios, rock climbing, etc.

  • Abundance of outdoor activities such as kayaking, canoeing, etc.

Photo courtesy Peterborough & The Kawarthas Tourism

Photo courtesy Peterborough & The Kawarthas Tourism

Peterborough has so many awesome outdoor activities to enjoy from canoeing to cycling, and it was great and deserving for Expedia to include the city on their list. You can read their writeup here.

Photo by Evan Holt

Photo by Evan Holt

To learn more about the city's great outdoor and indoor adventures, go to the Visitor Centre at 270 George St. N.

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328 Paddlecraft Just Filled Both Tubs At Trent Severn National Historic Site In Epic Display

Last year, 138 paddlecraft were jammed into one of the ginormous "tubs" at the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site in Peterborough on Lock n' Paddle day, breaking the previous record of 101. 

This is what it looked like at Lock 21 during last summer's Lock 'N Paddle...

June 26th, 2016

June 26th, 2016

This year, Lock 'N Paddle upped their game even more, filling both tubs on a beautiful Saturday (June 24th) with more than 150 canoes and kayaks each (to mark Canada's 150 birthday) and lifting them 65 feet.

It was one heck of a jigsaw puzzle for organizers and Lockmaster Ed, seen in this video below...

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But they did it. Look at this picture we took from mission control...

Photo by Neil Morton, PTBOCanada

Photo by Neil Morton, PTBOCanada

Here is the view from the front Trent-Severn Waterway tweeted out...

Here is the view from above photographed from a drone by Justen Soule for Parks Canada...

And once the lock chambers were at an equal elevation, the Lock Master halted the lockage and participants and visitors raised their paddles and sang both O Canada and Happy Birthday in celebration of 150 years of Confederation.

Have a listen of the Happy Birthday...

Here is the moment the chambers aligned...

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Here's a closeup of the East chamber tub filled...

PHoto by Neil Morton, PTBOCanada

PHoto by Neil Morton, PTBOCanada

And here's a closeup of the West chamber tub filled...

Photo by Neil Morton, PTBOCanada

Photo by Neil Morton, PTBOCanada

360 panorama by Evan Holt, PtboCanada

360 panorama by Evan Holt, PtboCanada

UPDATE: Here is video our Evan Holt filmed from inside a canoe...

Well done Lock 21, well done Peterborough!

Photo by Neil Morton, PTBOCanada

Photo by Neil Morton, PTBOCanada

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