DAY OF MOURNING
Aug 3rd, Del Crary Park
Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations to hold day of mourning in Nogojiwanong-Peterborough on August 3, the 215th day of 2021, to remember and recognize all Indigenous children lost to Canada’s residential school system.
At a sunrise ceremony, a sacred flame will be lit and burn until sundown.
At noon, there is a walk from Peterborough City Hall to Del Crary Park, where speakers will address the gathering.
In addition, organizers are asking residents to decorate their homes with orange-coloured paper art and to obtain orange shirts from Indigenous businesses, such as the Every Child Matters T-shirts available locally at Nish Tees, at Fleming Place near Aylmer and Hunter streets.
MONTHLY PEACE VIGIL
AUG 30, 12:00PM – 1:00PM
The Vigil for Peace has been quietly maintained during COVID. As restrictions lift and public gatherings are allowed, please join us during lunch. Bring 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.
@ the corner of George & McDonnel St. You can join virtually at 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
Creating Space Community Arts Studio
art making drop in
ARTISAN CENTRE, PETERBOROUGH SQUARE
Thursdays, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
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 aim to practice radical hospitality and inclusion, responding in creative ways to things that matter in our community. We do this through hosting drop in workshops at the Artisan’s Centre and pop-up creative arts activities around town. We believe in the power of creative expression to foster resilience in all of us.
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.
Check out Facebook page for more information https://www.facebook.com/creatingspacePtbo/
LOCAL FOOD PETERBOROUGH…
It’s harvest season! Now, more than ever is a great time to support local farmers!
This has been a tough season 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!