JULY 1 FESTIVITIES PRESENTED BY THE NEW CANADIANS CENTRE
This Canada Day, join the NCC and community partners for Lessons from the Land, a day of family-friendly activities celebrating a commitment to reflection, education, and healing our relationship with the land and its Indigenous Peoples.
For the full program visit https://nccpeterborough.ca/lessons-from-the-land/.
Beavermead Pavilion, 2011 Ashburnham Dr, Peterborough.
FUNDRAISING FOR ELDER DOROTHY TAYLOR
The Founder of the Sacred Water Circle here in Peterborough is Dorothy Taylor, Anishinaabe Ikwe from Curve Lake First Nation. Dorothy has been living with Limb and Girdle Muscular Dystrophy for many years and is finding the wheelchair she currently uses no longer fits her needs. A GoFundMe account has been set up to raise funds towards the purchase of a motorized wheelchair to give Dorothy more control and independence when out and about. Please consider donating to the fundraiser HERE.
To learn more about the Sacred Water Circle, click HERE.
MONTHLY PEACE VIGIL | PETERBOROUGH PEACE COUNCIL
The purpose of the Vigil for Peace is to put out into our community values of love, peace, listening to one another, along with strong expressions of concern about unpeaceful behaviours to one another and the planet.
The Vigil for Peace has been quietly maintained during COVID. As restrictions lift and public gatherings are allowed, please join us with signs calling for a just peace. Please wear a mask and keep the 2m/ 6′ distance. This is an hour to hold space in stillness, reflection and prayer for a just peace, our common future, and the well-being of the planet.
Join us @ the corner of George & McDonnel St. between noon and 1pm on the last Monday of each month. You can join in solidarity from home too. Put a candle or a sign in your window, take a photo and post to the Peace Council facebook page.
Hosted by the Peterborough Peace Council
Stay tuned for our picnic in July, to get together again and rediscover our bearings. Meanwhile, the monthly vigil for peace remains a place to bring all that is on your heart around fractured connections in our community, our country, and internationally.
CREATING SPACE COMMUNITY ARTS STUDIO | Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm
Creating Space is a community arts studio that fosters connection and resilience by making art of all sorts, telling stories, and learning together in Nogojiiwanong/ Peterborough, Ontario. All are welcome. No skill necessary – only curiosity and a willingness to try.
We meet for drop-ins on Thursdays at Peterborough Square in the Artisan Centre from 3:30-5:30pm. We have been online for February but will be back for in-person operations this March, 2022. We will also begin a workshop series facilitated by local artists once or twice a month on Saturdays from 10:30am to 12:30pm. These events are all free and donations are gratefully received.
We provide all the materials. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Masks must be worn and social distancing will be in effect limiting the number of participants for the health and safety of all.
Creating Space practices radical hospitality and inclusion, responding in creative ways to things that matter in our community. They do this through hosting drop-in workshops at the Artisan’s Centre (and other locations) and pop-up creative arts activities around town. We believe in the power of creative expression to foster resilience in all of us.
LOCAL FOOD PETERBOROUGH…
Now, more than ever is a great time to support local farmers!
This has been a tough few seasons for farmers in our area, between a global pandemic and extreme drought, they have been working harder than ever to produce amazing local food for our communities. And, now more than ever, they could use your support!
Are you wondering where you can purchase wonderful local meats, vegetables, dairy products and other farm fresh products and support local farmers? Well, Local Food Ptbo has launched a new website that can help you do just that! Check out www.localfoodptbo.ca to find information about local farmers markets, CSA’s and farm stands and follow us @localfoodptbo for daily updates from producers themselves on where to buy their products. Use #localfoodptbo and we will share related updates for you.
Did you know that if each community member spent $5/ week on local food it would inject $55 million into our economy? Support a local farmer, and you will help support their families and our entire community, and you will get the freshest foods our region has to offer. So, since it is harvest season, for vegetables and fruit, why not stock up, enjoy the seasonal bounty and do some canning and preserving to help the local flavour stay in your pantry all winter long!