You’re Invited . . .

Start off 2018 with these entertaining and informative events:



Jan. 17 Women in Community Leadership Monthly Meet-Up

All are welcome! Connect and get involved. Meet those working on initiatives, turn your idea into a reality with the support of the ‘project lab’, discover what’s happening in the community or find out where your gifts and talents are welcomed and needed. There is something for everyone who wants to see and support more women leading in our community.

$5.00 or PWYC at the door. Kid friendly.

Jan. 17, 6:30 to 9 p.m., The Mount Community Centre, Monaghan Road, Peterborough
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Jan. 20, 2018: Women March on Toronto: Defining Our Future

Because we’re not done yet.
Across Turtle Island (North America) we continue to see a rise in acts of hate. On Saturday, January 20, join us for a women’s march – Defining Our Future – to unite our communities in Toronto and discuss the future of our city, as imagined by young, local activists. Speakers will be confirmed shortly.

We come together to recognize the steps that have been taken to make our city more inclusive but continue to resist the hate that threatens, demonizes and insults so many of us – Muslims, Jews, racialized people, Indigenous people, migrants and those with precarious or no legal status, members of the LGBTTQQ2SI communities, disabled people and women. As we gather on the anniversary of a historical moment in time – that saw millions of people come together for the Women’s March to say no to hate and yes to justice – we must march on and help build the city and world we dream of. We hope this march inspires you to take action and push for social change and equity for the most marginalized and oppressed among us.
All allies are welcome.

Jan. 20, 2018, Noon to 2 p.m., Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto


Jan. 22 Creating Spaces: Contemporary HIV Narratives

Creating Spaces is a speaker series which will endeavour to create an environment to discuss gendered issues which affect populations both in the global south and here in our local communities. 

The January session will cover HIV, as it pertains to us here in Peterborough and women and gender diverse populations in the global community. There is often a harmful assumption that HIV is only a problem of the Gay mens community and the developing world. Creating Spaces will endeavour to challenge these myths by creating a space to explore contemporary HIV narratives. 

Speakers will be David Macmillan of the Aids Committee of Ottawa and Ariel O’Neil from PARN.

Hosted by Centre for Gender and Social Justice (CGSJ) and Trent Oxfam

Jan. 22 6 to 9 p.m. Sadleir House, 751 George St., Peterborough, Ontario


Jan. 22 to April 16 MUSE International Fine Films

MUSE is presented by the Peterborough Museum & Archives and the Toronto International Film Festival Group, which has brought Canadian and International Film to Peterborough since 1998.

Dates & Confirmed Titles for Winter/Spring 2018 Season
Jan 22 to April 16, MUSE films will screen Mondays at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Galaxy Cinema, Peterborough

2018 ReFrame Film Festival, Peterborough refram logo 2018

Jan. 25 to Jan. 28, 2018 ReFrame Film Festival



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Tickets are $5 per person (children 12 and under are free)
Tickets can be purchased now at the NCC Front Desk (221 Romaine St.) or at the event.

This event is part of Peterborough Snofest.   


Jan. 29 & 30 What Is “Bridges Out of Poverty” All About?     

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Feb. 2 to Feb. 3, 2018 Populist Responses to Globalization: At Home and Abroad

The Trent University Student Association for International Development (SAID) invites you to participate in its 11th annual Community Movements’ Conference. The conference will take place in Peterborough, Ontario, on February 2 and 3, 2018. 

The two-day event will consist of presentations and workshops presented by academics, social activists, and others interested in local and international ‘populist’ backlashes or responses to globalization, and its relation to development studies. 

The title of the conference is “Populist Responses to Globalization: At Home and Abroad.” The conference aims to explore how the social and political consequences of neoliberal globalization have spurred, directly and indirectly, the generation or mobilization of various populist movements and ideologies in response. It will examine domestic and international political responses from civil societies and states.

5 p.m. Feb. 2 to 8 p.m. Feb. 3, Sadleir House, 751 George St. N., Peterborough


Feb. 2 The Story of Our Treaties: Defining Relationships Between Peoples.

treaties posterThe Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough welcomes you to an evening of stories
of the land ~ “The Story of Our Treaties: Defining Relationships Between Peoples”. Ann Taylor, Cultural Archivist for Curve Lake First Nation, will present a new video describing the treaties related to this land: “Inaakonigewin Andaadad Aki: Michi Saagig Treaties”.

This is the sixth in an occasional series of events where Indigenous storytellers share stories of this region – where we’ve come from and where we are going ~ together. 

For more details, or for information about accessibility, please see the website at or contact Rev. Julie Stoneberg (705) 741-0968, Email:

Friday, February 2, 2018 7 to 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough,
775 Weller Street (at Medical Drive), an accessible location.
$5-10 donation or pay what you can. Free parking.


Feb 4 Cohousing Summit

Gathering all those with an interest and willingness to explore options for developing a cohousing community in Peterborough & the Kawarthas. We are meeting on the first Sunday in February to consider our ambitions and the strength of our conviction. This will be a facilitated event intended to move the dream forward. And in the cohousing tradition, we will share a meal together. 
Save the date. Details forthcoming. 

Feb. 4, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Seeds of Change Peterborough, 534 George St. N., Peterborough

———————————————————————————————————————Feb. 9 & 10: 2018 Indigenous Women’s Symposium

The symposium is an event that brings together Indigenous women, their families and allied scholars to celebrate the voices, experiences, and lives of Indigenous women. The Symposium this year will feature keynotes by Anishinaabe scholar Robin Wall Kimmerer and Poet Laureate Rebecca Thomas, as well as various workshops and presentations, Indigenous foods, and land-based learning opportunities over the two days.

Visit for more information and to complete the registration form. Kid friendly. Public. Hosted by Trent University’s Annual Indigenous Women’s Symposium.

Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. to Feb. 10 at 6 p.m.,  Trent University

—————————————————————————————————————————————–Feb. 11 Peterborough Peace Council Winter Gathering

Everyone is welcome.

February 11, 1:30 to 4 pm. Emmanuel United Church, West Campus (formerly St. Andrews) in Parlor near the back door.



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