Fundraising: The Little Lake Cemetery Show Celebrates the History of the City and County of Peterborough


For the first time since 2019, Trent Valley Archives (TVA) will present their show from Little Lake Cemetery. This event is a major fundraiser for the archives and the money raised is used to help them continue their important archival activities.

This live, in-person event takes place Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. After the first visit, subsequent visits take place at 20-minute intervals. Guides will lead groups of approximately 15 people through the cemetery, stopping at various burial sites where local actors and history educators will share stories from the lives of people who have left their mark on our community.

“You won’t want to miss the chance to meet some of Peterborough’s historic figures who now reside in the picturesque local cemetery. This year, a few favorite characters will return after many years. Others are new to touring or will tell their stories in a new way.

Some, like Charlotte Nicholls and Captain Charles Rubidge, are locally famous and have names that appear on buildings and streets in Peterborough, while others, including puppeteer John Conway, have stories yet to be shared. and memorized,” reads a release for the tours.

The chapel is closed for these visits due to damage caused by the storm of May 21.

After the tour, there will be time for questions, refreshments and socializing on the lawn. A selection of TVA local history books will be available for purchase with cash and electronic transfer.

Tickets for tours are $25 and must be purchased in advance. Visit or call 705-745-4404. Tours take place rain or shine.

craft vendors

This fall, after a two-year hiatus, the non-profit Peterborough Guild of Arts and Crafts is presenting the popular Hand of Man Arts and Crafts Sale the weekend of October 28, 29 and 30 at the Morrow Building, 155 Lansdowne Street.

If you create handicrafts and are interested in becoming a member of the Guild or a seller of this fair (or both), contact the Guild at for more information and to obtain an application form.

The guild is happy to welcome everyone and look forward to meeting new people.

PHS needs

The Peterborough Humane Society is asking for the donation of some items

Their stock of old sheets is very low so if you have old towels, blankets or sheets they would appreciate them.

They also need all types of cat toys, but especially interactive toys such as cardboard scratchers or wand toys. Shoe boxes are also needed; they ensure the safety and security of the kittens.

Shelter dogs can also use new toys, especially those that are tough and difficult to destroy by strong chewers.

Donations can be dropped off during regular shelter hours Monday through Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Golf for Community Care

The Community Care Service Office in Peterborough is hosting a fundraising golf tournament on Sunday October 2 at Keystone Links, 2402 Clifford Line, Cavan. All proceeds from this event will support clients who work with the Peterborough office which serves the City of Peterborough and the Township of Otonabee South Monaghan.

The day includes a full round of golf, an electric cart, a light meal, proximity contests, a putting contest, raffles and an auction. There is a 9:00 a.m. departure, with check-ins from 8:00 a.m.

The cost is $380 for a group of four. Pre-registration is required by September 23. Sign up by visiting or calling 705-742-7067.

Sponsorships are also available and prizes for the prize table, raffle or auction table will be gratefully accepted. For more information, call Anne or Iris at 705-742-7067 or email [email protected]


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