Authors Articles by Megan Gallant

Articles by Megan Gallant

Megan Gallant
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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.
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.
To nurture Haliburton County's apple-growing legacy and increase awareness of existing apple trees in the region, the new not-for-profit organization Apple Tree Identification Project Haliburton (ATIP Haliburton) is making Haliburton a spring destination with the second annual self-guided Apple Blossom Tour during May and the inaugural All About Apple Trees Symposium on May 16 and 17, 2024. (Photo: Caitlin Dunlop Photography)

New non-profit organization aims to nurture and celebrate Haliburton County’s apple-growing legacy

During May, ATIP Haliburton is hosting the second annual self-guided Apple Blossom Tour and the inaugural All About Apple Trees Symposium.
Volunteer Peterborough's "Meet Your Match" volunteer fair on May 8, 2024 at the YMCA Peterborough will see 40 community organizations sharing information with prospective volunteers. If you're interested in donating your time and talents to help animals, ElderDog Peterborough, the Peterborough Humane Society, and the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre will be there. (Stock photo)

Volunteer Peterborough to host inaugural ‘Meet Your Match’ fair to connect volunteers with local...

Complementing the organization's online match-making platform, the drop-in fair is being held on May 8 at the Peterborough YMCA.
The Bancroft-based writers group the Northern Light Writers are celebrating 25 years together with the launch of their latest collection, "The Art of Being Short: A Pocketful of Stories," at the Bancroft Village Playhouse on April 26, 2024. The free-admission event will also include readings from two independent publications from members of the group, "Being" by Gail Manion and "Unfiltered" by Robert Pearson. (Photo: Robert Pearson)

Bancroft writers’ group celebrates 25 years with book launch at Bancroft Village Playhouse

April 26 launch will feature author readings from the new short story anthology 'The Art of Being Short: A Pocketful of Stories'.
Betty Halman-Plumley is only the fifth female president of the Rotary Club of Peterborough in its 103-year-old history. Between the pressure of being a role model for other women, combined with her role as a division manager with IG Wealth Management and being a mother and grandmother, she knows exactly what it takes to be a leader. (Photo courtesy of Betty Halman-Plumley)

How to be a leader with Peterborough Rotary president Betty Halman-Plumley

Though it's a big role to fill as only the fifth female president in the club's history, she certainly knows what it takes to be leader.
Helping people reduce their waste, Repair Café Peterborough consists of knowledgeable volunteers who donate their time to sew, repair, and fix everything from electronics to clothing, jewelry, and more. The next Repair Café is being held ahead of Earth Day on April 20, 2024 at Peterborough Square. (Photo: Repair Café Peterborough)

Reduce your waste this Earth Day by stopping into Repair Café Peterborough

Community gathering invites volunteers to repair electronics, clothing, jewellery, and more on April 20 at Peterborough Square.
Artists (left to right) Whitney O'Hearn, Jakeb Daniel, Shannon Linton, and Katie Hoogendam are collaborating for "NatureNuture: An Evening of Art for the Earth" at the Old Camborne School north of Cobourg on April 20, 2024. Featuring nature-inspired visual art, film, spoken word, and music, the event is raising funds in support of the Northumberland Land Trust and the A Gift of Trees fundraiser at Ten Villages Cobourg. (Photo: Jordan Hoogendam)

Northumberland multidisciplinary arts show on April 20 to support local environmental initiatives

'NatureNuture: An Evening of Art for the Earth' with Whitney O'Hearn, Jakeb Daniel, Shannon Linton, and Katie Hoogendam will be held at the Old Camborne School north of Cobourg.

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