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What is the perfect prescription to chase the winter blues away? The ReFrame Film Festival!

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Source: https://reframefilmfestival.ca/festival/

ReFrame holds the annual event at the end of January in downtown Nogojiwanong (Peterborough). The focus of the films shown is on social justice, human rights and environmental responsibility. The success of the film festival is accomplished through connections and alliances between audiences, film makers and artists, community partners, and neighbours.

The undertaking and commitment to the ReFrame Mission is accomplished

through:

  • a community film festival;
  • educational programs for children and youth;
  • art exhibitions, installations and performances;
  • an international food marketing showcasing the tastes of Peterborough.

The list of Films is too long to include here but you can find the whole list of over 60 films, including detailed descriptions at https://reframefilmfestival.ca/festival/films/.

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Source: https://reframefilmfestival.ca/festival/films/ 

Festival passes are available both online (https://reframe.tickit.ca/events/5401-2019-reframe-film-festival) and in local stores including:

GreenUP Store

378 Aylmer St N, Peterborough

Watson & Lou

383 Water Street, Peterborough

Happenstance Books & Yarns

44 Queen St, Lakefield

Pastry Peddler

17 King St E, Millbrook

In-store ticket sales are CASH ONLY.

And you can get delicious food and drinks at ReFrame! In addition to the food and drink vendors you will also have a 15% discount at 9 downtown restaurants.

An event like this cannot take place without dedicated volunteers. Over 200 volunteers contribute their time and energy to make the ReFrame Film Festival a success.

Festival Volunteers help out with things like:

  • Ushering guests to their seats
  • Selling tickets/checking passes
  • Helping with bussing tables, dishwashing and vendor support at the ReFrame Food Market
  • Surveying attendees and collecting data
  • Setting up/tearing down event spaces

If you are interested in participating in ReFrame 2019 as a Festival Volunteer, just use the ReFrame 2019 SignUP to choose your shifts (https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2619758/false#/invitation).

See you at the 2019 ReFrame Film Festival!

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Source: https://reframefilmfestival.ca/festival/films/

 

 

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Snofest is coming to Peterborough again from January 20th to the 26th.

Someone in your family may remember way back to 1976 when the first Snofest was held thanks to ParticipAction. 

ParticipACTION is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage Canadians to sit less and move more. Peterborough took the challenge and has held the annual Snofest ever since.

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 Source: http://www.peterboroughsnofest.ca/

The Calendar of Events covers a lot of activities for families of all ages:

Sunday, January 20 Family Day Kick Off Event
From 9am – 3:45 pm at the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre

Monday, January 21 PJ Story Time
From 6-7pm at the Peterborough Public Library

Tuesday, January 22 Word on the Hill: Irish Heritage talk
From 2-4 pm at the Peterborough Museum & Archives

Wednesday, January 23 Fireside Reading & Reviews for Adults
From 2-3 pm at the Peterborough Public Library

Thursday January 24 Adult Art Mingle
From 7-9 pm at the Art Gallery of Peterborough

Friday, January 25 Snofest Extravaganza
From 4-6 pm at the auditorium at PACE@PCVS

Saturday, January 26 Family Skate
From 2-4 pm at the Peterborough Memorial Centre

The schedule above just gives an overview of each day. But be assured, each day is full of fun for everyone including:  

·       Free pancake breakfast, outdoor snow activities, family crafts and games;

·       Free Swims!

·       Pajama Story Time;

·       A guided tour of the Art Gallery of Peterborough’s current exhibitions;

·       Snofest extravaganza that includes a circus act, dance performances and live music;

·       Family Skate with Snofest Pete and Roger from the Peterborough Petes.

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Source: http://www.peterboroughsnofest.ca/

For more information:

Website: http://www.peterboroughsnofest.ca/

Email at info@peterboroughsnofest.ca.  

Call the Recreation Division at 705-742-7777 extension 1873. 

Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PtboSnofest/  

Twitter at https://www.facebook.com/PtboSnofest/

 

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Details Online at: http://theranchresort.ca/events/

 

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Beekeepers in Ontario are facing a serious problem – the number of honey bees are declining drastically – and that is a serious challenge for farmers who grow your fruits and vegetables. But local high school students have partnered with the GreenUp program to help tackle the problem.

Twelve students from The Holy Cross Bee Club at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School in Peterborough were responsible for three hives.

A group of 12 students – led by their teacher Mike Halloran – have been busy:

  • suiting up in protective bee suits
  • conducting hive checks
  • treating the hives for mites
  • learning about the honey bee life cycle.

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Source: https://kawarthanow.com/2018/09/20/peterborough-high-school-student-beekeepers-achieve-sweet-success/

The students are learning important lessons, considering there has been a high loss of the bee population. In fact, Global News  recently reported, “In Ontario, which has the largest number of beekeepers in Canada, the situation is being described as serious. A survey of almost 900 Ontario beekeepers indicated that 70 per cent suffered unsustainable losses.” 

Programs such as The Holy Cross Bee Club are important to help young people appreciate the importance of the project they undertook. Students were fully involved including going right into the hive in the spring, seeing exactly how the bees interact and studying the actual bee comb.

And the program was a success from a production standpoint. The students, with the help of GreenUp Community Beekeepers harvested 86 jars of honey from three hives in Peterborough. And considering it takes 12 bees their entire lives to make only one teaspoon of honey, harvesting 86 jars is a huge accomplishment!

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Source: https://kawarthanow.com/2018/09/20/peterborough-high-school-student-beekeepers-achieve-sweet-success/

For more information visit on the Beekeeping Program visit GreenUp’s website at https://www.greenup.on.ca/program/greenup-community-bee-keeping-program.

 

 

 

 

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October brings Thanksgiving, fall colours and pumpkins galore at the Buckhorn Berry Farm.

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Source: http://mcleanberryfarm.com/events/pumpkin-festival/

The Pumpkin Festival is a family tradition for many. You can enjoy wagon rides out to the pumpkin patch to pick just the right pumpkin to take home and carve. Or wander through corn mazes, play on straw bales, but… be on the lookout for the pumpkin cannon!

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Source: http://mcleanberryfarm.com/events/pumpkin-festival/

Why not bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the whole day at the Pumpkin Festival? There are lots of covered shelters and even one shelter you can reserve for birthday parties.

The Festival is about more than pumpkins! There is daily entertainment, barnyard animals, an obstacle course including a huge sand pile, pumpkin bowling, a bouncy castle, haunted forest, pumpkin patch wagon rides and wait… even the ‘Bonesville Cemetery’!

And Trip Advisor agrees  the Pumpkin Festival is a hit:

“Never a disappointment Always so much for kids to do, it’s a family tradition to go now! Games, corn mazes, haunted house, pumpkin cannon, just pure fun!”

 “My family goes every year to the pumpkin festival. We have a great day enjoying the spooky activities, entertainment, hay ride, and tasty treats. We always pick out the perfect pumpkin for Halloween. So much fun for the family!”

 Mark your calendar for the weekends in October: October 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th – but note, they are closes on Thanksgiving Monday. Enjoy all the fun between 11 am and 5 pm.

You can find more details at the website http://mcleanberryfarm.com/events/pumpkin-festival/

Buckhorn Berry Farm
3055 Berrie Road
Lakefield, Ontario
K0L 2H0

705-657-8888

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

 

 

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Two of the area’s biggest fall fairs – the Lindsay Central Exhibition and Bobcaygeon Fair will be here before you know it.

The 164 th Lindsay Central Exhibition runs from September 19th to the 23rd. This year’s highlights include The Canadian Forces Parachute Team, the Skyhawks. They defy physics, and weather permitting, you will be able to see what I mean for yourself. The Skyhawks will perform each day from Thursday to Sunday at 3:00 pm. In addition to witnessing their show, there will be an opportunity to meet the members of the team after the show and get autographs.

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Source: http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/skyhawks/index.page

In addition to the Skyhawks you can enjoy all of the traditional events at the fair including the truck and tractor pulls; midway; lamb, sheep, poultry, canine, horse and cattle competitions; clowns; and concerts including Hank Williams, The Lonesome Tour.

Find all the details at https://www.lindsayex.com/ and at https://www.facebook.com/LindsayExhibition.

 Note that advance ticket pricing and passes are only available until 4:00pm on September 18th. Guaranteed Grandstand Advance Passes are only available while quantities last.

 The Bobcaygeon Fall Fair, in it’s 160th year, runs September 27th to the 29th. This year’s events include crafts, horse shows and competitions, midway, parade, talent show and a truck and tractor pull.

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Source: http://www.bobcaygeonfair.com/new-page-carx

The entertainment lineup includes Kelly Burrows, Marc Ekins, Kawartha Country Cloggers, and Circus Jonathan. The Saturday Night Dance will feature Live on the Line, a band for all ages.

For more information, visit the website at http://www.bobcaygeonfair.com/

Or https://www.facebook.com/Bobcaygeon-Fall-Fair-738758332822767/?ref=settings

 

 

 

 

 

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The Victoria County Historical Society (VCHS) is a non-profit organization designed to increase community awareness and appreciation of the local heritage. And the area has so much history to share!

Victoria County was formed in 1854 as The United Counties of Peterborough and Victoria. It was separated from Peterborough in 1863. In 2001 the county was dissolved and reformed as the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Today the VCHS celebrates and shares local stories focusing on the area’s connection to Canada’s history.

There are a number of upcoming events to highlight the area’s rich history.

Consider the Victoria County Historical Creative Writing Competition. You have to be 18 years old or older and submit an unpublished story of any genre, to a maximum of 2500 words. Deadline for submissions is midnight on September 9th, 2018. Visit the Olde  Gaol Museum website for all of the details.

Trunks to Treasure: Bringing history to life from Souvenir to Artifact is open for public viewing from August 9th to the 31st.

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/OldeGaolMuseum.VCHS/photos/a.430679293753585.1073741835.430622200425961/1083926851762156/?type=3&theater

And for something different – and exciting – why not visit the Olde Gaol Museum on Sunday August 19th and meet with Jennifer  – The Medium. Jennifer has a regular monthly spot on the “Morning Den” radio show on 105.5 Hits FM with Dan Pollard. She has been connecting with spirit from the age of three. Her talents include spiritual healing, teaching and inspirational speaking. Her services include one on one readings, reading parties, past life regression parties, meditation, and mediumship development classes.

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Source: https://twitter.com/jenthemedium

On August 19th the VCHS will be hosting three one-hour group readings with Jennifer  at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Each group is limited to 25 guests and tickets are $30 each.

For more information contact the Olde Gaol Museum at 705 – 324 – 3404 email info@oldegaolmuseum.ca.

 

 

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