What’s new from the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism – April 19, 2017

Featuring BOSS seminar, LobsterFest tickets, LDIS news, and more

Tickets are on sale for two days only, April 29 and 30, for the 2017 Lakefield LobsterFest & Show that takes place on June 3 with the Indian River Band at the Lakefield Fairgrounds (photo: Beauclerc Photography)
Tickets are on sale for two days only, April 29 and 30, for the 2017 Lakefield LobsterFest & Show that takes place on June 3 with the Indian River Band at the Lakefield Fairgrounds (photo: Beauclerc Photography)

Save the date: Next B.O.S.S. seminar on May 24th

The next B.O.S.S. (Business Owners Sharing Solutions) seminar takes place on Wednesday, May 24th at the Lakefield Legion on the topics of human resources and hiring.

Moderator Matthew Savino and panelists will provide best practices and tips for preparing a job description, posting, screening applicants, interviewing, checking references, on-boarding new staff, grant programs and more.

 

Sharing Stories, Bridging Generations – Lakefield

Education & Aging: A Canada 150 Heritage Project

Sharing Stories, Bridging Generations – A Canada 150 Heritage Project is being held at the Lakefield Legion on Wednesday, April 19th from 2 to 4 p.m.

Events are also being held in Apsley on April 21st, Buckhorn on April 24th, and Bridgenorth on April 26th.

The Trent School of Education and Professional Learning in collaboration with the Trent Centre for Aging & Society is partnering with Community Care Peterborough to provide an Alternative Settings Placement for six to eight Teacher Candidates. This project is a special opportunity to build bridges inter-generationally.

Read more.

 

Tickets for 2017 LobsterFest & Show on sale April 29th & 30th

Michelle Ferreri at the 2016 LobsterFest & Show

The Lakefield & District Lions Club presents LobsterFest & Show 2017 on Saturday, June 3rd with the Indian River Band at the Lakefield Fairgrounds.

Tickets on sale for two days only on a first come, first served basis at the Lakefield Marshland Centre on Saturday April 29th and Sunday April 30th from 9 am to 3 p.m.

Tickets are $60 each, cash or cheque only. No advance sales.

 

Smart Marketing – Reach the Unconscious Customer

Oldies 96.7 and 90.5 EXTRA talkSPORTS Peterborough is holding a special presentation of “Smart Marketing: Reach the Unconscious Customer” on April 27th at the Holiday Inn in Peterborough.

This presentation will show you how to market and brand your business just like the “Big Guys” and increase sales revenue for your company. The presentation is a jam-packed 30 minutes which uncovers the marketing strategy behind getting new customers, getting more from your current customers, and keeping the customers you already have. There is no cost to attend, and just for attending you will receive a welcome gift of $500 in free advertising airtime (some conditions apply).

Five time slots are available: 8 am, 9:30 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm, and 3 pm. Reserve your spot now as they fill up quickly and limited space is available. Email jef.dueck@oldies967.ca to register. Learn more.

 

Peterborough Economic Development AGM & Showcase

Peterborough Economic Development is holding their Annual General Meeting & Showcase on Thursday, April 27th, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This event is an opportunity to reflect on last year’s accomplishments and look forward to an exciting year ahead.

The AGM is taking place at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre. Doors open at 10 a.m. Learn more.

 

BEL Rotary Golf Tournament Set for May 11th

Dust off your clubs, the golf season is upon us!

The Rotary Club of Bridgenoth-Ennismore-Lakefield presents the 2017 “Season Opener” Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 11th at the Quarry Golf Club. Cost is $100 per person for 18-hole best ball, dinner, golf cart and prizes. Shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Specialty stations include craft beer, caesers, martinis, scotch, and cigars.

Hole Sponsorship is available for $100. For more information or to register, contact Tony Davidson at 705-743-4244 or email anthony.davidson@rbc.com. Deadline to register is May 4th.

 

Farewell to Lakefield District Intermediate School – Volunteers Needed

A farewell to Lakefield District Intermediate School takes place on April 27th
A farewell to Lakefield District Intermediate School takes place on April 27th

Lakefield District Intermediate School (LDIS) is closing its doors at the end of June 2017.

A Farewell to LDIS is planned for Thursday, April 27th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Current and former students, parents, and the community will have a chance to walk through the school one last time before demolition begins on that part of the building. Artwork that has been displayed at the school over the years will be in the gym for the rightful owners to collect if they wish.

Volunteers are needed to help monitor some of the classrooms. If you are available to volunteer for half an hour, or have photos or memorabilia you would like to lend for the evening, please email juliechatten@live.ca.

 

Please Attend April 25th Selwyn Council Meeting

Dick Crawford, of Crawford Building Consultants encourages you to attend the Selwyn Township Council meeting on Tuesday, April 25th when he will be presenting on the following:

  • We want council to effect a court injunction to stay the demolition of the intermediate or west side of the building (of LDIS).
  • The purpose is to allow a township and citizen coalition time to prepare the structure of a community based use of the facility.
  • We don’t agree that the removal of the intermediate school is needed for the operation of an elementary/intermediate school.
  • We think that there is a real opportunity to purpose the building into a full community-based facility. After all, Peterborough County is the oldest or second oldest demographic county in Canada. There is a large need for servicing this population.

The Selwyn Township Council Meeting takes place at 6 p.m. at Council Chambers, 1310 Centre Line, Selwyn.

 

Lakefield District Public School Newsletter

 Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board is publishing a newsletter about the new Lakefield District Public School

Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board is publishing a newsletter about the new Lakefield District Public School

Stay up-to-date on the new Lakefield District Public School.

Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board will be publishing a newsletter over the next few months to keep parents, guardians, and the community informed.

Read the newsletter here.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Free Income Tax Clinic – April 21st
  • Performing Arts Lakefield: Barbra Lica – April 28th
  • Spring Dinner Theatre at the BCC – April 28th-30th and May 5th-7th

 

For more information about the businesses and events listed above, please visit the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism website at kawarthachamber.ca.

All photos supplied by Kawartha Chamber of Commerce except where noted.

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