Authors Articles by Jeanne Pengelly

Articles by Jeanne Pengelly

Jeanne Pengelly
45 Articles
Jeanne Pengelly is a television and radio news journalist with a Master's Degree in Journalism. Even before she got her first typewriter at age 12, she had decided she would be a writer. Highlights of her career include founding the McMaster University creative writing journal, living in a remote northern community on James Bay where she edited a newspaper and trained young television journalists, and being a non-fiction nominee for the Pacific Northwest Writers’ Association. Jeanne's many interests include creative writing, photography, music, teaching, needlecrafts, fitness, and golf. You can follow Jeanne on Twitter @JeannePengelly.
Writer Jeanne Pengelly (left) listens during the "Watch Out World" panel discussion at the May 3rd meeting of the Women's Business Network of Peterborough (WBN) as Chimp Treats owner Brooke Hammer (right) speaks, alongside fellow panelists Jane Zima (second from right) and Sana Virgji with moderator and WBN director Paula Kehoe. (Photo: Rose Terry / Innovation Cluster)

Young female entrepreneurs raising the bar in innovative startups

Sana Virji, Jane Zima, Brooke Hammer participate in panel discussion at Women's Business Network of Peterborough,
St. Stephen Catholic Secondary School student Zack Dingwall, 17, who is enrolled in the electrician course as part of the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program at Durham College, takes instruction from teacher Jeff Van Moosdyk at the Whitby Trade Centre.

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program prepares students for a career in the skilled trades

Grade 11 and 12 students graduate high school with workforce-ready skills.
Joshua and Natasha (Bandi) Clark on the build site of their soon-to-be-home in Warsaw. The couple, who originally met at YES Shelter for Youth and Families in Peterborough when they were both homeless youth, now have two children and are looking forward to having their own home. (Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region)

Couple who were once homeless teens are now getting a Habitat home

Josh and Tasha have built a life and a family since they met at YES Shelter for Youth and Families 12 years ago.
With tears and smiles, the 150 women attending Peterborough's first International Women's Day Conference give a standing ovation to feminist comic and actor Candy Palmater (left) following her morning keynote (photo: Jeanne Pengelly / kawarthaNOW)

Candy Palmater draws laughter and tears from Peterborough-area women

Feminist comic and actor delivers inspirational inaugural keynote at first International Women's Day conference.
"Inspire. Empower. Act!" is the theme of the International Women's Day Conference in Peterborough, which takes place on March 8 at Ashburnham Reception Centre. The conference is now sold out.

International Women’s Day conference set to inspire and empower 150 women to action

Inaugural conference in Peterborough on March 8 is now sold out.
Colleen Carruthers, who is coordinating the 150 Canadian Women Quilt project for the Peterborough Women's Business Network, with fellow quilter Debbie Fisico. (Photo: Jeanne Pengelly / kawarthaNOW)

IWD quilt honours 150 unsung female heroes of Canada’s history

Quilt to be raffled off at WBN's June gala with proceeds going to YWCA Crossroads Shelter.
Peterborough actor and improv performer Linda Kash, who has a recurring role in Season 3 of the hit television series Fargo currently in production, is one of three keynote speakers at the Peterborough International Women's Day Conference on March 8, 2017

Linda Kash takes a break from filming Fargo to speak at International Women’s Day...

Veteran Peterborough actor will help women improvise their way to becoming better leaders at March 8 conference.
Sarah Vermunt is the founder of Careergasm and the author of "Careergasm: Find Your Way To Feel-Good Work". The Toronto-based professional coach and career expert, who also writes for Forbes, Fortune, Inc., Huffington Post, and Entrepreneur, is one of three keynote speakers at Peterborough's first International Women's Day Conference on March 8, 2017. (Photo: Anushila Shaw)

Sarah Vermunt empowers women who want to love the work they do

Professional coach and career expert will speak at Peterborough's first International Women's Day Conference

Humour for healing: Candy Palmater set to inspire and ignite women

Feminist comic and actor will speak at Peterborough's first International Women's Day Conference.
Signe and Stu Harrison are honorary chairs of the Fur Ball Gala, the annual fundraiser for the Peterborough Humane Society on February 25. The Harrisons currently have three rescue pets, a calico cat named Cali and two dogs Sadie and Luke. Stu is holding a photo of their rescue dog Gus and their cat Boots, who both passed away last year. (Photo: Niki Allday)

Celebrate at the Fur Ball Gala and help pets find their forever homes

Annual fundraiser for Peterborough Humane Society takes place February 25 at The Venue,

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