In 2017, Canada celebrates 150 years as a nation! Peterborough County is celebrating too!
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation at special events and activities that are being planned across the country. From local community events to national celebrations in 2017, there will be plenty of ways to get involved and celebrate all that makes us who we are as a country. For a listing of local events, visit our calendar!
Join in and participate in local, regional, and national celebrations that contribute to building a sense of pride and attachment to Canada.
We invite you to come and Celebrate Canada 150 Plus by exploring the full Peterborough region throughout 2017. The celebratory keepsake passport showcases individual communities and highlights a few of the many events offered.
Have you picked up your passport yet?
Passports are available through County and City offices, Township offices, First Nation Band offices and various community outlets.
|How does the celebratory Canada 150 Passport work?|
Bring the passport to a participating event and have it stamped! Once you have five (5) stamps, complete the contact page, tear it out and drop it off at your local Municipal or Band Office or mail it to the Peterborough County Head Office. Your name will be entered into a draw to win various prizes. The draw will take place at the end of December.
The prizes were generously donated by businesses throughout the Peterborough area.
|What does the "plus" in Canada 150 Plus mean?|
|Peterborough County and our partners have added a plus to our Canada 150 events in recognition that the history of First Nations predates confederation by millennia and to honour our commitment to reconciliation.|
|Help us make history with our new time capsule!|
|Finding the Time Capsule from 1864 within our Jail walls was an amazing experience. Touching items that were specifically chosen and safely placed into a glass jar from our predecesors told the story of the time.
As part of our Canada 150 Plus celebrations, we will create and place a new time capsule and we would like your help!
What represents our current time? What would we like our future colleagues to know about who we were and what we represented?
Please submit your suggestions to us via email.
|County Fair - September 24, 2017|
|Join us, along with the eight local Townships and two First Nation Communities, to celebrate Canada 150+ and the 50th Anniversary of Lang Pioneer Village Museum with a traditional county fair with a modern twist! From cotton candy, to a giant Ferris wheel, come take part in an opportunity to celebrate the next 150+ years.|
|Armed only with a GPS device and an adventurous spirit, geocachers are modern-day treasure hunters. Their quest is to navigate a specific set of GPS co-ordinates and try to locate a geocache--or treasure--in a waterproof container hidden at that location. The cache isn't something valuable. Rather, it contains a log book and perhaps some small toys or knick-knacks. Sign the log and help yourself to a trinket and replace it with one you brought along to be left behind for the next geocacher. Indeed, the treasure is not the reward. The fun is in the search.
The secret to geocaching is that it gets you outdoors. The degree of difficulty lies in the distance you need to travel and difficulty of the terrain. Some are simple to find; others are a more rigorous test of your orienteering skills.
Of the 2 million geocaches to be found worldwide, thousands are hidden somewhere in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.
So what are you waiting for, get out and explore!
|Rotary Club of Peterborough Essay Competition|
|Once again the Rotary Club is hosting their annual essay competition! The essay competition is open to any student from grade 4 through 6. The idea of this essay is to have the students answer the question "what does it mean to be Canadian" or "what does it mean to live/study in Canada?" The prizes include: a bicycle for the top two essays, and the runner-up's will receive an I-Pod shuffle and I-Tunes gift cards!|
Thank you to our generous sponsors and donors!
Accurate Accounting and Tax Services
Craftworks at the Barn
Dan Healey Electric Ltd
Evamar Farms Equestrian Centre
Jesse's Tap & Grill
Kelly's Garden Centre
Marvel Rapids Golf Course Apsley
McGillen Keay Cooper Law Office
Millbrook & District Chamber of Commerce
Pam Buckler Art/Creative Inks Studio
Savage Arms Canada
The Keene Correspondent
Village Animal Hospital
This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada's 150th, a collaboration between the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough, Community Foundations of Canada, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.