Peterborough Children’s Water Festival Returns for 15th year

The Peterborough Children’s Water Festival returned for its 15th year at the Riverview Park and Zoo on May 25th and 26th. Almost 1,400 students in grades 2 to 5 from 18 schools across Peterborough City and County and beyond attended the 2-day event, which featured 35 interactive learning centers. Four… Continue reading

Raise the Roof Event

A private fundraising event organized by Peterborough City Councillor Pat Parnell and hosted by Galerie Q last month raised $8000 towards YES shelter for youth and family’s “Raise the Roof” campaign. The organization has set a $50,000 fundraising campaign target to allow them to replace the roof on their aging… Continue reading

Cavan Monaghan Fire Department helps Millbrook South Cavan Students Get to the Pool

By Karen Graham Two grade three classes from Millbrook South Cavan School were the beneficiaries of funding from the Lifesaving Society school grant designed to provide students with the minimum skills required to survive an unexpected fall into deep water.  The program includes three in-class sessions on water safety and… Continue reading

Ganaraska Mountain-Biker Inspires Cyclists 20 Years Later

Sarah Sobanski Paul’s Dirty Enduro raised a mountainous $40,000 at their 20th anniversary race held in Ganaraska Park. This brings the total funds raised to $200,000, since the annual mountain-bike festival began which is donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association for the Kawartha, Halliburton and Pine Ridge area. The… Continue reading

Revisiting Local Landmarks in Manvers

Sarah Sobanski Last Sunday was Ontario Heritage Foundation’s second Doors Open tour in the township of Manvers and surrounding area. In partnership with Manvers Historical Society, the tour encouraged history buffs to discover the many historic sites in Bethany, Pontypool and surrounding area. One of the locations in the tour… Continue reading

A Fresh Historic Learning Opportunity for the Fall

Sarah Sobanski ‘Miigwetch’ means ‘thank-you’ respectfully for the Michi Saagiig – something to remember if you happen by Anishinaabe storyteller Kiinamookmaan at Lang Pioneer Village’s Historic Literary Walks of Lang: Words from the Wilderness. He’ll be sharing the Ojibwe Creation Story at Lang’s authentic recreation of First Nations encampment, Aabnaabin,… Continue reading

No Duff- Mock Evacuation Exercise A Success

Karen Graham Last Thursday, the Millbrook Arena was transformed into a temporary emergency shelter by The Canadian Red Cross assisted by local emergency personnel from the Cavan Monaghan Fire Department, the OPP, the Community Policing organization and the local Lion’s Club.  The objective was to run through a drill to… Continue reading