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The Mount 
Community Centre

The Mount Community Centre

What’s New at The Mount?

Over the winter of 2013/14, the board of The Mount Community Centre has made great strides towards developing the former Mount St. Joseph property’s first wing. We are in the midst of having the final stages of our zoning approved and the building permit issued by City Hall. We expect to shortly enter into an agreement with a construction manager to determine when we’ll be able to ask for tenders to begin renovating the A Wing into housing. Interior demolition of the wing along Woodland Street has already begun in anticipation of rebuilding this spring.

We appreciate the patience of our supporters as we work our way through these key stages. The Mount board expects to have some good news announcements soon about support for the project and funding for renovations and operations. We have been pleased with the City Budget Committee’s vote for a $1-million donation paid over five years and subsequent meetings with staff to line up how this will occur. We have also been fortunate to have received some very kind donations which have assisted us with our ongoing operating costs.

Many good things are happening. We are trying to keep the community informed as we work through several key decisions that will impact the viability of the redevelopment of The Mount. Please keep your fingers crossed and your prayers coming. To find out more, go to themountpeterborough.com or email themountpeterborough@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you.

 

The Mount Community Centre

The Mount Community Centre

The founders of this new non-profit organization knew this would make a wonderful setting for a diverse self-sustaining village within the city. The more The Mount Community Centre  founders looked at the options for redeveloping the property, the more clear it became that the sturdy buildings and the undeveloped land, if used right, could be the perfect setting for a blend of non-profit and private tenants that would serve several community needs. A variety of community partners supports that vision by lending their expertise and staff time to develop the plans and welcome the first new tenants to the Mount.

With such momentum, The Mount Community Centre  is well on its way to creating a new and exciting social hub within the City of Peterborough. As of August 2, 2013, 1545 Monaghan Road officially became property of The Mount Community Centre.

Vision Statement
The Mount Vision Statement:
To create and sustain a welcoming, inclusive and diverse community space that transforms the lives of people who experience The Mount Community Centre.
Our Mission:
Through the redevelopment of the historic Mount St. Joseph property, The Mount Community Centre nurtures a community space that:
• profoundly respects people, land and beliefs;
• encourages relationships and partnerships among people and groups;
• focuses on housing, food, health, arts and culture, and ecological sustainability.

themountpeterborough@gmail.com.

 

The 2014 Wearable Art Show

The 2014 Wearable Art Show

Public Energy’s Annual Fundraiser Featuring The Runway Challenge2014 Wearable Art Show

MAY 10th, 2014 at 8pm

General admission tickets
$20 / $15 for students, seniors, underwaged

Ringside seating tickets
$30 per person

Withgreat music, food, a silent auction and extra special surprises, this fabulous evening celebrating the inventiveness and diversity of art-making is a great night out. Artist and community groups create wearable works of art to strut, slide, shake and otherwise dance down the Market Hall catwalk, with stunning results. Previous creations have included a dress made from200 pennies, a fruit leather outfit, chandelier hats and more. The Runway Challenge is the highlight of the night, in which five artist are invited to each make an outfit solely from materials sourced from five business partners. The catch is that the businesses  have nothing to do with fashion or fabric!

Get the best view up close to the runway, with a table seat. Tables for two, three or four available by calling Public Energy at 705-745-1788.

Are you an artist interested in strutting your wearable art? Do you run a business and would like to be matched up with an artist?

Send an e-mail to admin@publicenergy.ca

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Canoe Museum March Break 2014

Workshops and Programs

March Break 2014: Build Carve Play
Tuesday, March 11
9:30-12:00 Arctic Adventures, ages 6-12
This workshop is full! Check out our other workshops below.
Back by popular demand, our Arctic Adventures program offers the unique experience of hands-on soapstone carving in the Inuit tradition in the context of our Arctic Galleries at the Museum. All ages carve together, but don’t worry, siblings, you get your own experiences too: 8-12 year-olds try some fun, active traditional Inuit games while the youngest (6-8) participants enjoy music and storytelling in the Wigwam.  $15/participant

1:00-4:00 Paddle-Carving, ages 9-12
Carve a 24” paddle out of poplar! Starting from a pre-shaped blank, kids will carve and shape their paddle using the traditional spoke shave tool and sandpaper. Not only will participants come home with a unique, silky smooth finished paddle that they have created with their own hands, they will have learned all the fundamental skills to carve a full-size paddle in the future! $20/participant

Wednesday, March 12
9:30-12:00 Wanigan-Building, ages 7-12
Try your hand at wood-working to create a 12”x8”x8” wanigan. Our morning starts with a scavenger hunt throughout the Museum to find the necessary pieces to build a wanigan. On their scavenger hunt the kids encounter many styles of wanigan – aka a traditional canoe-tripping equipment box. No previous wood-working experience required; our experienced and patient staff teach each step. Participants come away with hands-on building experience (hammers, screwdrivers, sanding) AND a box to keep any kind of treasure in! $15/participant

1:00-4:00 Paddle-Carving, ages 9-12
Carve a 24” paddle out of poplar! Starting from a pre-shaped blank, kids will carve and shape their paddle using the traditional spoke shave tool and sandpaper. Not only will participants come home with a unique, silky smooth finished paddle that they have created with their own hands, they will have learned all the fundamental skills to carve a full-size paddle in the future! $20/participant

Thursday, March 13
9:30-5:30 Full-Size Paddle-Carving, ages 14-18
First time offered to the public: one-day, full-size paddle-carving for youth aged 14-18. Adult family members of a youth participant may also register!
Carve a full-size basswood paddle to your height specifications to use and treasure forever. Starting from a prepped blank, participants will learn and execute the necessary measurements and woodworking steps to complete a paddle up to the final sanding/varnish stage. Maximum 10 participants.
$78/participant (includes instruction, paddle, all carving materials and all taxes)

Registration and information online or by contacting Karen Taylor, Education Coordinator

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