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Peterborough 150 Canada 150

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

150 Downtown Pop-Up

The Downtown Pop-Up is where you’ll find a wide range of unique entertainment at more than 20 locations throughout the downtown. The official ribbon cutting will start with a picnic in Millennium Park featuring the swing, jazz, funk and rock & roll sounds of the band Knightshift.

Throughout the afternoon and evening you’ll get to see performances from the Tanah Haney Celtic Harp Trio, the Mike Graham Gypsy Jazz Trio, Bobby Watson, Sean Conway, Danny Bronson Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot, country singer Dean James, the Peterborough Pop Ensemble, Peterborough Concert Band, Peterborough New Horizons Band, and more. There will also be live chainsaw carving by champion woodcarver Steve Kenzora, caricatures by artist Jason Wilkins, interactive art, Citiots Improv, a live circus show, and a “Bring Your Can-Con” Canadian music contest.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Canada 150 Celebrations

Hunter St. will be closed from George to Aylmer streets for pedestrians only. EC3 and Artspace will be presenting a 150th themed media arts exhibition. Four new works by local artists commissioned especially for this event will be popping up as films, videos, and projections large and small to inhabit the street.

Catfish Willie and Washboard Hank get the music started on June 30 with a special Live and Local Lunches performance at the Peterborough Square Courtyard. Family entertainment throughout the afternoon includes a colouring contest hosted by the Peterborough Public Library, face painting from Faces By 2, a Ben van Veen Century 21 Summer Family Film Series movie in Millennium Park and performances from Tim Holland The Puppet Tamer, J’s Magic, and The Paddling Puppeteers.

Then, The Bash 150 downtown street dance gets underway at 4 p.m. on Hunter Street with an amazing lineup of local talent:

• 4:00 p.m. — Washboard Hank
• 5:15 p.m. — Mayhemingways
• 6:15 p.m. — Rick Fines
• 7:15 p.m. — Melissa Payne
• 8:15 p.m. — The Rocket Review — featuring Jack De Keyzer & Jerome Godboo

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Canada Day Parade

Opening Ceremonies begins at 10:30 am and the parade begins at 12:00 noon.

Multicultural Day

At Del Crary Park

Peterborough Musicfest

Kim Mitchell will be performing followed by Canada 150 Fireworks.

July 2, 2017

Heritage Day

The Canada’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations Committee, Parks Canada, Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough County, Village BIA, Peterborough Historical Society, Hutchison House and the City of Peterborough are excited to announce this free family-oriented event with a strong historical and cultural flair on Sunday, July 2, 2017 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Peterborough Museum and Archives and the Peterborough Lift Lock.

A full day of family fun at the Peterborough Museum and Archives and the Peterborough Lift Lock. Fun events, entertainment, and tours for the whole family! Featuring Voyageur Canoe Tours, Live Entertainment and more!

This event will include a free pancake breakfast provided by the East Peterborough Lions Club at 10:00 am; interactive activities and displays from the Peterborough Historical Society, Hutchison House from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; and horse-drawn wagon rides from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm provided by High View Farm Commercial Horses.
There will be four musical acts: Dan Fewings, Mayhemmingways, Stefan & Saskia and the Paddling Puppeteers, as well as an 1860’s re-enactment of a Fenian Raid and much more from Lang Pioneer Village scheduled throughout the day.
Finally, the Peterborough Museum and Archives will be open form 9:00 am – 5:00 pm with their “Made in Canada – Really!” exhibition and behind-the-scenes museum tours from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Canada’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations Committee is proud to announce Shaw Direct Satellite TV as the presenting sponsor providing funding for the children and family activities taking place on Sunday July 2, 2017. Shaw’s sponsorship will also be supporting children’s activities hosted by the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area on Thursday, June 29 and Friday June 30, 2017.

Check out Celebrate at Home – Ptbo150 Facebook page for Celebration announcements or Downtown Peterborough for full details


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