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LOCAL INFORMATION

WINTER EVENTS

LAKEFIELD SKATING OVAL On-going Winter Events

January 28 the Oval is hosting Polar Cup. This is a fun, old school hockey tournament. Players battle for three games, 4 on 4 to have bragging rights to be Polar Cup Champions. There will be a beer tent and food along with lots of spills, thrills and chills! There is still room for teams to register and full rules and registration packages are available online at www.ontariospeedskatingoval.com The event is part of PolarFest activities which is a township wide celebration of winter, so there will be lots to do between games on and off site!

February 4, 2012 Long Track Challenge. Skaters have registered from across the province to compete in various races throughout the weekend. Not a speed skater? That's okay! Come out, watch some exciting races and cheer them on! Races start on Saturday at 1PM and
Sunday at 8:30 AM.


There will be public skating at various times; weather pending and groups are invited to book time for their staff, students or friends. Be sure to visit our website often for ice condition updates and public skate times.


The Oval will be operational with natural ice for the 2011/2012 season. Be sure to check out http://www.ontariospeedskatingoval.com/events.php

 

ReFrame Peterborough International Film Festival

January 27,28,29, 2012

ReFrame celebrates the latest works created by film and video makers from our community, Canada and around the world. We select films that will develop the audience's appreciation and awareness of arts and culture in contemporary media.

ReFrame also offers programming for children (REEL Kids) and teens (Changing Our World)

Over 6000 people attended the 2011 festival.

Website

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YMCA HALF MARATHON 2012 Sunday February 26

Also 1K Fun Race for Kids, 5K race and the traditional Half Marathon. The first race of the new running season, a great way to get started with the fun and fresh air. Event is a popular tradition and supports the YMCA youth programs for youth in need. This year is your last opportunity to run this route. Register online on our website or call us.

(705) 748-9622
www.peterboroughymca.org/marathon/index.htm
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DOWNTOWN BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA 2012 EVEMTS

WINTERLISCOUS

January 30 to February 9, 2012

Variety of Venues throughout the Downtown Area featuring 10 Downtwon restaurants and 23 Retailers. See, savour, save.

http://peterboroughbia.com

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BEDAZZLED DANCE CHAMPIONS ANNUAL DANCE COMPETITION Showplace Peterborough

4th weekend in March (2012 March 21 to March 25)

Bedazzled Dance Champions is one of Canada's Largest dance competitions for dancers of all ages. Our goal is to provide a professional nurturing environment for the entire family. We're all about a fun and healthy dance experience that you will treasure for years to come. Public is welcome and admission is free.

http://www.bedazzleddance.com

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SUMMER EVENTS

June 25th to August 31th, 2012
FREE MUSIC IN THE PARK - ANNUAL SUMMER EVENT
Most Wednesdays and Saturday nights throughout the summer at Del Crary Park

Peterborugh's Little Lake MusicFest has announced its exciting 2012 concert line-up. What a great way to spend a summer evening, under the stars with some of the best entertainment available anywhere, all free. There is entertainment for almost every taste and age group. Visit their website to view the schedule.

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Peterborough Paddling Club

Associated with

Canadian Canoe Museum
910 Monaghan Road, Peterborough
Tuesday, 3 May 2011, 6pm
RSVP: peterboroughpaddlingclub@gmail.com

2012 Paddling Dates TBA

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Kawartha Artists' Gallery & Studio
Annual Juried Show of THE BEST OF HIGH SCHOOL ART

1st weekend in May - May 6 to May 24 2012
kags@nexicom.net
705-741-2817

Kawartha Artists' Gallery & Studio
"Behind the red door, bottom of Park Street South" 420 O'Connell RoadPeterborough

http://www.kawarthaartists.org
705-741-2817

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Hiawatha First Nation Annual Pow Wow

18th Annual Pow Wow, May 2012
Celebrating New Beginnings

Come help us celebrate our culture and heritage, see old friends and make new ones!

Everyone is welcome to attend. Contact Info: Kim Muskratee (705) 295-2984 or 295-7116
www.hiawathafirstnation.com
www.serpentmoundspark.com

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PETERBOROUGH DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
June 9, 2012 Del Cray Park, on Little Lake, Downtown Peterborough

Organized by Survivor's Abreast, our local survivor dragon boat team, this community race is held annually (usually first or second weekend in June) as a fundraiser for the Breast Assessment Centre (BAC) at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

To find out about Dragon Boat racing by survivor teams or to register as community team or become a sponsor or make a pledge please visit the Survivor' Abreast website by clicking ont he link below:

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Brian's Not Just Blues Festival 2012
and every year ! always the 2nd Saturday in June!

11 am to 5:30 pm

In memory of Brian Holmes, a charitable fundraiser for local community causes. Thanks. Held at Young's Point, Ontario. Sponsored by Lockside Trading Company.

Proceeds from audience donations and the sale of T-shirts, mugs, food, silent auction and raffle tickets will be directed to a community cause. Please bring your own seating and carpool if possible. See you there!

705 652-3940 or visit www.lockside.com

This is an annual event so check out Lockside's website for next year, if you can't make it to this great event this year.

 

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the 4th Ode'min Giizis (Strawberry Moon) Festival
Multidiscilinary Indigenous Arts Festival
June 20 to 24, 2012

Ode'min Giizis Festival - A multi disciplinary festival of contemporary and traditional arts in Peterborough,Ontario.

Featuring local, regional, national and internationally recognized Indigenous artists.

Contact: Website
Email: Public Energy
705-745-1788

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2012
June TBA
from 10am until 4pm

Also See Sustainable Peterborough
www.sustainableptbo.on.ca

Annual Tour Run by Peterborough Green-Up
2012 - TBA - June, 10am until 4pm

Welcome!.This tour is your passport to a world of inspiration - a tour of homes and businesses where real people are making real changes to reduce their impact on local resources.

Each site will showcase inspirational environmental examples that Peterborough residents are setting through personal action. Tours highlight lifestyle changes both big and small that make a difference. Homes with renewable energy (wind, hydro), solar energy, water conservation, naturalized gardens and low-impact lifestyle choice will be highlighted. Great learning experience for children who will also love the passport stamps.

For more information, call 745-3238 or visit

www.greenup.on.ca

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The Peterborough Folk Festival (always the weekend before Labour Day)
2012 Schedule available on their website

The Peterborough Folk Festival - one last sweet summer weekend of live music and food and crafts, all in the heart of Beautiful Peterborough, ON.

So you need to know that this year, we're running the festival from Friday to Sunday, with the big free festival in the park on Saturday.!

Festival features on Saturday in Nicholls Oval/Rotary Park include Arts and Craft vendors, Food vendors, a Children's Area, demonstrations, workshops (including Yoga, dance, and songwriting), and a Community Village.

FOLK FESTIVAL WEBSITE FOR SCHEDULES, PERFORMERS & MORE

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SLOW FOOD & CULTURE FESTIVAL
Millennium Park, Peterborough
September 2012, 10am to 5pm - Exact Date TBA

READ MORE

WEBSITE

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SATURDAY SEPT 22 & 23• FREE ADMISSION • OVER 30 STUDIOS
Painting, Pottery, Photography, Glass, Sculpture, Furniture, Fine Art

Visit the Art Gallery of Peterborough Website to Download Map

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16mm films from Trash Palace www.trashpalace.ca (use this website for reviews of up and coming movies)

Spill Details
tel: 705-748-6167
website link: www.TheSpill.ca
address: 414 George Street North, downtown near Hunter Street/George Street.
Call for details.

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