Authors Articles by Megan Gallant

Articles by Megan Gallant

Megan Gallant
214 Articles
Megan Gallant is an adventure lover who holds an M.A. in Critical and Creative Writing from the University of Gloucestershire. Her favourite place to be is near the water and between the pines in her worn-out hammock, reading true crime, drinking coffee, and cuddling her adorable goldendoodle.
16-year-old bagpiper Brodick Ewing, also known as The Port Hope Piper, is gearing up for competition season with the Durham Police Pipes and Drums. This summer, with the help of his family, he will be going to competitions across Ontario playing his current favourite tune "Sweet Maid of Glendaruel" in solo competitions and competing with his band. He is also available to be booked for weddings, funerals, and other community gatherings. (Photo courtesy of Ewing family)

Port Hope teen tuning up his bagpipes for competition season

16-year-old Brodick Ewing will be competing in the Northumberland Scottish Festival and Highland Games on June 15.
Canadian Canoe Museum executive director Carolyn Hyslop and Silver Bean Café owner Dan Brandsma celebrated their new partnership in 2022 by donning each other's T-shirts and raising a cup of coffee to their future together. The Silver Bean Café at the new Canadian Canoe Museum at 2077 Ashburnham Drive on the shores of Little Lake opens along with the new museum on May 13, 2024. (Photo courtesy of The Canadian Canoe Museum)

Silver Bean Café brewing up a second location at Peterborough’s new lakefront Canadian Canoe...

Opening May 13, the expansion of the popular café was made possible with support from Community Futures Peterborough.
Lucas Pronk (left) as the 19th-century Upper Canada politician Peter Robinson with Nathan Govier as wealthy English landowner Lord Kingston. In a scene from Trent Valley Archives Theatre's play "Tide of Hope" being staged at at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in Peterborough on May 15 and 16, 2024, Lord Kingston tries to impress Robinson by explaining his woes in feeding so many poor Irish families while rounding up Irish rebels, and finally attempts to convince Robinson to take them all off his hands by settling them in Upper Canada. (Photo: Suzanne Schroeter)

Trent Valley Archives Theatre’s ‘Tide of Hope’ to connect audiences to local history

The inaugural production, to be staged at Peterborough's Market Hall on May 15 and 16, is a fictionalized prequel to the immigration story of Peter Robinson,
This year's East City Neighbourhood Yard Sale will be held rain or shine on May 11, 2024 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a vast selection of toys, DVDs and books, clothing, furniture, knickknacks and more spread across more than 90 homes in Peterborough's East City. Now in its fourth year, the community yard sale is an opportunity to connect with neighbours while contributing to local fundraising initiatives. (Photo courtesy of Ashley Bonner)

More than 90 homes to be included in Peterborough’s East City Neighbourhood Yard Sale

Now in its fourth year, the community yard sale is returning on Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
An 1874 engraving published in The Illustrated London News shows Irish emigrants preparing to leave the Queenstown port in County Cork, Ireland for North America. Peterborough actor Elaine Day, who is a descendant of one of the Irish emigrants who came to Upper Canada in 1825 as part of a settlement initiative by Peter Robinson, plays the role of The Descendant in Trent Valley Archives Theatre's inaugural production "Tide of Hope," which takes place in Ireland in 1825 and tells the story of one of the emigrants. The play will be performed for the public on May 15 and 16, 2024 at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre. (Public domain image)

Descendant of Peter Robinson settler performs in Trent Valley Archives Theatre’s ‘Tide of Hope’

Elaine Day's ancestor also had a connection to one of the characters in the history play premiering at Peterborough's Market Hall on May 15 and 16.
Clockwise from top left: Nancy Wiskel's Dan Joyce Clothing, Rose Terry's Nectar Co., Alicia Doris's Living Local Marketplace, and Janet McLeod's East City Flower Shop. These four locally owned independent businesses are featuring special promotions, in-store events, exclusive offers, and specialty products leading up to Mother's Day on Sunday, May 12, making it a perfect opportunity to give your Mom some local love. (kawarthaNOW collage of supplied photos)

Know your locals: Love your mom and love local by choosing locally owned businesses...

Featuring Nancy Wiskel's Dan Joyce Clothing, Rose Terry's Nectar Co., Alicia Doris's Living Local Marketplace, and Janet McLeod's East City Flower Shop.
Staff members at Scotiabank branches in Peterborough have been rallying together in support of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton's "Walk A Mile In Their Shoes" since the non-profit organization launched the event more than a decade ago to raise funds for programs and services for people experiencing gender-based violence. With the event returning on May 24, 2024 after a four-year hiatus, Team Scotia is aiming to raise $2,500 with Scotiabank matching donations up to $15,000. (Photo courtesy of Scotiabank)

Team Scotia to ‘walk a mile’ once again in YWCA Peterborough Haliburton’s May 24...

With Scotiabank matching donations up to $15,000, the team's goal is to raise $2,500 in support of those experiencing gender-based violence.
Founded by local artists Emerance Baker and Christy Haldane, Divine Craft is a new community artists' hub in Lakefield. Named after author Margaret Lawrence's novel "The Diviners", Divine Craft exhibits fine craft, including jewellery, print, design, textiles, and more, from artists across Ontario. The zero-waste gallery will also soon be hosting workshops, selling art supplies, and offering studio space for local emerging artists. (Photo courtesy of Divine Craft)

Lakefield’s Divine Craft is a new gallery, workshop, and studio space focused on fine...

Founded by artists Christy Haldane and Emerance Baker, the community creative hub will host its grand opening on May 25.
Founded in 2003 by wife-and-husband team Sarah Quick and James Barrett, Globus Theatre has been operating out of the Lakeview Arts Barn in Bobcaygeon since 2006 and wants to ensure it can continue doing so into the future by purchasing and upgrading the building. The local community of theatre patrons have shown their support by donating $1.6 million of the $2.525 million Globus Theatre aims to raise through its "Raising the Barn" capital campaign. (Photo courtesy of Globus Theatre)

How community support is building the future of Bobcaygeon’s Globus Theatre

The professional theatre company has raised $1.6 million of its $2.525 million goal to purchase and upgrade the Lakeview Arts Barn,
The Blocks and Blooms event on June 15, 2024 hosted by the Millbrook Cavan Historical Society is a self-guided tour where visitors can learn about historical properties in the area while enjoying abundant gardens and seeing a display of vibrant contemporary and heirloom quilts. Built in 1837, the Ontario or Regency Cottage at 3 Bank Street is likely the oldest surviving house in Millbrook. The preserved one-and-a-half-storey home is one of the heritage properties included in the tour. (Photo courtesy of Millbrook Cavan Historical Society)

Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society combines history, gardens, and quilts with return of Blocks...

This year, the June 15 community event also features 'open door' heritage properties and gardens outside Millbrook.

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