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YES is investing in a NEW METAL ROOF!

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  At YES, we provide necessary supports to our clients, thanks to your generous donations and support we can offer so much more. The past few months have been an incredibly busy time at YES, with some exciting programs being offered to our clients. These resources are made possible thanks to support from community members such as yourselves!
In addition to our regular supports such as the Carriage House, a Food and Clothing Cupboard, Emergency Shelter there has also been  the introduction of a Circus Arts Program, Family Reconnect and a Speaker’s Development Training Program.
     To learn more about how your support has changed the lives of our clients, click here to read our latest newsletter.
There will be an opportunity to hear some youth speak about their experiences at YES and learn more about our success in the past year at our Annual General Meeting. You are invited to join YES Staff and volunteers on Wednesday July 20 at the Lion’s Club on Burnham Street for a BBQ between 5-6pm and meeting from 6-7pm. Please RSVP here. We hope to see you there. Thank you for your continued support!


YES is investing in a new metal roof for our emergency shelter so we can provide safety and warmth to youth and families for decades to come. In recent years, out emergency shelter is almost at or beyond capacity. This stretches our resources. So, it was distressing to both staff and clients this past winter when a small leak started in our family section. We were able to fix the leak, but YES is in need of a new long-lasting roof. We welcome your support to meet our fundraising goal of $32,000 for a new metal roof. Please go to or go to Canada Helps to donate.

2016 Multicultural Festival Canada Day

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Canada Flag

On July 1, the New Canadians Centre will be hosting our annual Multicultural Canada Day Festival. We have an exciting day lined up, full of activities and performances for the community to enjoy!

Would you like to be involved this year?

Multicultural Festival / Canada Day

Canada Day


The deadline for registration is Friday June 10, 2016 at 5:00 pm. Spots are offered on first-come, first-served basis. Please note that expression of interest to register before the deadline does not guarantee a spot at the Festival. For more information, please contact Anne Elliot at or (705) 743-0882 ext. 222

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Application Form – Cultural and Non-Profit Groups


We are happy to support the Peterborough Canada Day Parade! The opening ceremony is at 10.30am and the parade leaves City Hall at 12.00pm, headed towards the Morrow Building.


We are looking for volunteers to help with:

  • Face Painting and Henna
  • Park set up and clean up
  • NCC BBQ tent
  • Kids’ Zone activities,
  • Water tent, dishwashing tent, and more!

If you and your friends can help us for any part of the day, please email Liana Honsinger (

Application forms are also available at the NCC office.


Unfortunately, we do not have any available spots for food vendors at this year’s festival. Please check back next year.

Canada Day

Multicultural Canada Day Festival
July 1, 10am – 3:30pm, Del Crary

11am – 1pm: Culture and sport demonstrations

1 – 3pm: Stage Show

Be sure to stop by one of the 20 international food vendors. Cuisine from Bangladesh, Russia, Italy and more!

Community Activation Session!

Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network

Join us for our Community Activation Session June 16th from 11am-2pm!

This session is free, open to all, and lunch will be provided.

You may have heard that PPRN recently released our Community Plan for Poverty Reduction. You can find a copy of the plan by clicking here.

Now, we are asking the community to join with us on our quest to reduce poverty in Peterborough City and County!

The Community Activation Session will be held at Seeds of Change (534 George Street), from 11:00am-2:00pm on Thursday, June 16th 2016.
The venue is accessible.

This session aims to build on current momentum and bring together new partners to work on concrete actions that will reduce poverty.

Please RSVP by Friday, June 10th to, or call/text 705-874-3818.

Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network

Cruising into Summer


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Cruising into summer

This season is rolling along nicely here at B!KE. We have heard lots of rave reviews about the new workshop space and are helping hundreds of people a week get their bikes riding smoothly! If you haven’t been in to check out the shop yet come drop in during our retail hours, Monday to Friday 12-5, for a little tour and perhaps some DIY bike cleaning. Want assistance with your project? Join us during Open Shop: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 1-7 and Saturday 10-4.


Bethune Street Consultations

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Holiday Inn, 3:00-5:00 & 6:00-8:30

Join us today for an important conversation about the Bethune Street Project. This project will be a cycling corridor for downtown, a Trans Canada Trail link, and potentially a precedent setting project for Peterborough. How to do want to get through downtown? What will make your ride easy and safe? Show up and share!

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More free workshops and farmers market bike checkups!

There is still space in some of our free and awesome maintenance and riding workshops. Register online. Can’t make it? Add a free bike checkup to your week by pedaling over to the Wednedsay Farmers Market from 9-2, Charlie will be there checking out bikes for two more weeks!

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Pulse 2016

Mark your calenders! July 16th!

Peterborough Pulse is looking for Route Rabbits to bike around the busy open streets route on event day. Pulse will be returning July 16th 2016 from 9am-3pm to once again transform the downtown core into a vibrant, car-free corridor for active play.

If you enjoy cycling and interacting with all types of local folk -then by Rabbit, this volunteer role might just be for you! Sign up today at

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