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Peterborough's nickname is "The Electric City" as it was the first town in Canada to use electric streetlights. It also underscores the historical and present-day importance of technology and manufacturing as an economic base of the city, which has operations from large multi-national companies such as Siemens, Rolls Royce, and General Electric, and more local technology businesses such as Fisher Gauge and Bryston. Electricity was one of the reasons Quaker Oats moved to the city, and as part of PepsiCo, remains a major fixture in the downtown area to this day.

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FIN DE FIESTA FLAMENCO

FIN DE FIESTA FLAMENCO: Thursday June 25 and Friday June 26, 8:00pm. $20/$18 students, at The Theatre on King, 159 King Street, Suite 120 Advance reservations: 705-930-6194 This esteemed flamenco ensemble brings Spanish inspiration to Canadian soil. Made up of Canadian and American flamenco artists who divide their time between North America and Seville, Spain, FIN DE FIESTA has been …

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Multicultural Canada Day Festival

So much more than just a national holiday, Canada Day in Peterborough’s is celebrated with a tradition that you do not want to miss. Each year, on July 1st, thousands of residents and tourists converge at Del Crary Park to join in Peterborough’s Multicultural Canada Day Festival. For the full Peterborough Canada Day Experience: Start your day on George Street and …

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Peterborough Pulse – Saturday July 18

Pulse will create a vibrant, playful, and active car-free corridor between Peterborough’s downtown and the Saturday Farmers’ Market. Streets once filled with cars instead fill with families pushing strollers, dog-walkers, cyclists and roller-skaters, art installations and more. Join us on Saturday July 18th, 2015 between 9:00am and 1:00pm! Peterborough Pulse will be the city’s first Open Streets event. Open Streets temporarily transform our largest public …

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Mudmoiselle – a charity mud run for women only- July 11

Women across Ontario are invited to enjoy a day of mud, sweat and cheers at the Canadian Cancer Society’s Mudmoiselle events launching this summer. These mud run fundraisers feature 5-kilometre obstacle courses winding through the hills and terrain at six venues in the province. Money raised through Mudmoiselle will fund Canada’s most promising cancer research and vital support services for …

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Peterborough Dogfest – May 23rd

Peterborough Dogfest 2015 – Saturday, May 23rd 11am-1pm at the Peterborough Dog Park (located at 1900 Ashburnham Drive) Activities for dogs and people including raffles, vendors, licensing, microchip clinic, mini-training sessions with Karen Laws, BBQ, Police Service K-9 unit, flyball demo and more. More details at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152735431372540

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Pedal for Hope – Guinness Book of World Records Head Shave

Join Pedal for Hope at the Peterborough Airport as they make cancer history and break a World Record. Spectators welcome! On Saturday, May 16, 2015 Peterborough attempts to set a Guinness Book of World Records for the number of head shaves simultaneously. They are looking for 500 participants so we can blow this record out of the water! (500 participants …

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Driving “GREEN”

On Friday May 1, 2015 at approximately 5 a.m. Peterborough Police received a call from the complainant stating there was a vehicle on the golf course at the Peterborough Golf and Country Club located on Armour Road. Officers were dispatched to the scene and located the suspect vehicle stopped in a swampy area on the north end of the golf …

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City of Peterborough’s Environment Day – Saturday, May 9, 2015

The City of Peterborough’s annual Environment Day is on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The event takes place at the Evinrude Centre, 911 Monaghan Road from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., rain or shine. City residents can take advantage of free disposal of all oversized plastic items, such as patio furniture, laundry baskets and water cooler jugs, video and audio tapes, …

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City and Agricultural Society reach tentative agreement on Morrow Park

Mayor Daryl Bennett and Ryan Moore, First Vice President of the Peterborough Agricultural Society Board, are pleased to announce the City and Society have reached a tentative agreement to resolve the long-standing impasse regarding interpretation and application of the Morrow Park Transfer Agreement. The City is the owner of Morrow Park under the terms of the Transfer Agreement which also …

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Lakefield College School Open House May 5

Inside and outside the classroom, you will discover that rigorous academics, challenging athletics, and inspiring co-curricular arts are more than just lessons. They are experiences developed by dedicated teachers who believe in the education of the whole student. Lakefield College School takes great pleasure in seeing their students thrive during their time at LCS and achieve their university dreams, nourished to achieve their potential through guidance and a learning …

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National Volunteer Week 2015 – April 12 – 18

A volunteer action is like a stone thrown in a lake: its effect has a direct impact. At the same time, like ripples, volunteer efforts reach out far and wide to improve communities. Undeniably, volunteers rock. National Volunteer Week is a time to recognize, celebrate and thank Canada’s volunteers. NVW 2015 takes place April 12-18. Findings from Volunteer Canada and Investors Group’s …

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April is Daffodil Month

Daffodil Month is a national fundraising campaign of the Canadian Cancer Society. During April, Society volunteers raise vital funds for the fight against cancer. The daffodil is a symbol of strength and courage in the fight against cancer. Buy a daffodil pin and wear it in April to show your support for Canadians living with cancer now. Money raised during …

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2015 Easter Seals Telethon – April 12

The annual Easter Seals Telethon celebrates success stories, introduces new Provincial Easter Seals Ambassadors, showcases Easter Seals kids and their families, and recognizes those donors and sponsors who have helped us so much. This year, the Telethon will take place in 6 communities throughout Ontario, including Toronto, Northern Ontario, Peterborough, Sault Ste. Marie, South Eastern Ontario and Windsor-Essex. Peterborough   …

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Peterborough Astronomical Association celebrates Earth Hour 2015 – March 28th

Join the Peterborough Astronomical Association and celebrate the 7th annual, free, public, all age’s event….. Earth Hour 2015! With telescopic views of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, our Moon, star cluster, nebula and galaxies! from the top of Armour Hill at the end of Museum Drive at 300 Hunter St. East Saturday March 28th Dusk to Midnight (Weather Permitting) Please park …

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