Rock N’ You For The NICU in support of PRHC’s tiniest patients

Calling all music lovers! On June 15, Erben will be hosting a night of live music benefitting Peterborough Regional Health Centre’s NICU. The concert, sponsored by David O’Connor Real Estate and Johnny on the Spot, will be emceed by Bill Porter of Oldies 96.7. It will showcase a mix of local and visiting talent, spanning genres such as Rock, Country, Pop, Folk, and Irish  all in support of PRHC’s tiniest patients. 

David O’Connor was inspired to create this event in honour of the care his son received in the NICU. David shared: “My son was a patient at the Peterborough NICU for five days after he was born and it was a very scary time for us. Our experience with the NICU was extremely positive as the care was outstanding.”

Rock N’ You For The NICU 

  • Date: Saturday, June 15, 2024 – doors open at 6pm   
  • Location: Erben at 379 George St. N, Peterborough, ON
  • Tickets: $10 each, can be purchased here or at the door 
  • Direct donations can be made here – your donation will go twice as far because the two title sponsors are generously matching donations up to $500 each ($1,000 total) 

For more information about the event, please visit the event page.

Trent River Stables hosting Jackpot Barrel Race in support of PRHC cancer care

On May 20, Trent River Stables will be hosting a fun-filled day at the barrel races in support of cancer care at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. In addition to barrel racing and polebending, there will also be vendors, a silent auction, and a canteen lunch!

Trent River Stables’ Jackpot Barrel Race
  • Date: Monday, May 20th, 2024 
  • Location: Trent River Stables at 202 Donegal Road, Norwood, ON 
  • Schedule:
    • 8:00am Exhibitions 
    • 9:00am Open riding 
    • 10:00am Show starts

Please note that the races will take place rain or shine. There is no fee for spectators, just bring your lawn chair and be ready to cheer! All ages and skill levels are welcome to compete, and you can pre-register at the email below or enter on the day of the event.

For more information or questions about the event, please contact Trent River Stables by phone at 705-931-4692 or by email.

Jellybean’s Market ornament sale in support of PRHC cancer care

Recently, Natasha from Jellybean’s Market in Peterborough shared with us the inspiration behind her ornament fundraiser in support of cancer care at Peterborough Regional Health Centre:
“If you know me personally, you know my dad has been fighting stage 4 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma for almost a year. Although he will never be cancer-free, he is most definitely a survivor.”

To help him say thanks for his care at PRHC, Natasha and her daughter joined forces to design and produce two different customizable Christmas ornaments. A portion of proceeds from each ornament sold will help support cancer care close to home at PRHC!

Ornaments are available to order online up to Christmas:

You’re invited to Bennett’s first annual Designer Tree Benefit

Are you ready for some festive fun? Then get your tickets for Bennett’s Furniture and Mattresses’ first annual Peterborough Designer Tree Benefit on December 1st! Featuring food and beverage tastings, silent auction items, door prizes, live music, Christmas photos, an exclusive shopping surprise AND a chance to win a beautiful, professionally designed Christmas tree – with proceeds supporting PRHC.

Two types of tickets are available now from all Bennett’s locations:

  • $50 to attend the benefit in person
  • $25 to view and enter for a door prize online

To learn more, visit Bennett’s website.

A record-breaking donation from Peterborough’s Dragon Boat Festival!

Peterborough's Dragon Boat Festival cheque presentation to the PRHC Foundation

October 11th we joined the Peterborough’s Dragon Boat Festival Planning Committee, the Survivors Abreast Dragon Boat Team, Platinum Sponsor Kawartha Credit Union, volunteers, and supporters at the Crescent St. t-wharf for a celebration of the Festival’s record-breaking year. They presented the PRHC Foundation with a cheque for $290,025.18 – the largest single donation in the Festival’s history! 

PRHC Foundation President & CEO, Lesley Heighway, was there to express her gratitude for the Festival’s ongoing commitment to cancer care at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, on behalf of the Foundation, hospital, patients from across the region, and their loved ones. The Festival’s record-breaking 2023 success is a testament to our wonderful community’s generosity and will to come together for such an important cause. The efforts of so many organizers, paddlers, donors, sponsors, volunteers, and vendors have contributed to this amazing achievement.

You are transforming cancer care by helping PRHC invest in state-of-the-art technology to serve more patients, support earlier diagnosis, and provide safer, more effective treatments, close to home. Thank you!

Donate your empties or cash at The Beer Store to benefit PRHC

Thank you and cheers to The Beer Store for making it easy to give back this summer!

From July 3 to August 27, Beer Stores are raising funds to support hospitals and foodbanks in their communities – the Peterborough and area Beer Stores will be collecting empties and cash donations in support of Peterborough Regional Health Centre!

Enjoy the summer and as you head home from the cottage, trailer or campsite, please consider dropping off your empties (consumed responsibly) at any of the following Beer Store locations starting July 3, to help fund equipment and technology at PRHC:

• 570 Lansdowne St. W., Peterborough
• 139 George St. N., Peterborough
• 1154 Chemong Rd., Peterborough
• 1900 Lansdowne St. W., Peterborough
• 882 Ward St., Bridgenorth
• 102 Queen St., PO Box 520, Lakefield

Go fish! Fishing For a Cure is a day of musky fishing in support of pediatric cancer care at PRHC

After Ian Wallace’s 4-year-old daughter was diagnosed with liver cancer last summer, they started treatment at Sick Kids and were connected with the POGO Satellite Clinic at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. “This allowed us to receive many of our treatments, checkups and blood work much closer to home,” says Ian. “It has meant so much to our family to be able to spend more time together and less time and expenses travelling.”

Now, Ian wants to help ensure other families can benefit from expert, compassionate cancer care close to home. He’s organized Fishing For a Cure, a musky fishing event across the Kawartha Lakes, with all proceeds going to the PRHC Foundation in support of pediatric cancer care at PRHC.

  • Date: Saturday, August 19th
  • Location: Fish any of the Kawartha Lakes
  • Entry fee: Minimum donation of $75/angler (2 anglers/boat)
  • Prizes to be won!

To register or sponsor the event, please email Ian or call him at 416-919-9846.

Calling all cyclists: Join the Hunter Fondo in support of great care at two hospitals

The Peterborough Cycling Club presents the Hunter Fondo, Saturday, August 19th, in memory of cycling enthusiast John Hunter.

There are only 250 spots available for this wonderful event and registration closes August 12th. Cyclists can choose any of three routes, including new this year, a 40km ride mostly on the Trans Canada Trail.

Proceeds will be split between a donation to the PRHC Foundation in support of cardiac care at Peterborough Regional Health Centre and a donation to the CMH Foundation for Campbellford Memorial Hospital, so pedal on over to the PCC website for more details and to sign up.

Build a gift box for Father’s Day in support of PRHC!

Once again this Father’s Day, Living Local Marketplace has teamed up with the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation in support of world-class care at your regional hospital!

When you build a gift box, choosing from hundreds of lovely, local products sourced from across the province, $5 will be donated to help fund state-of-the-art technology, fuel innovation, and bring lifesaving new services to the region. 

Will it be salty, saucy, savoury, spicy, sudsy or sweet? The perfect gift is the one you create, so you decide! With their compliments and thanks for loving local, Living Local Marketplace will package up your purchase, and top it off with some amazing artwork by Christine Liu of Paper Crown Designs in Peterborough. 

You can build your box online for pick-up, local delivery or shipping across the country. Or, shop in-store at the corner of Chemong and Milroy in Peterborough, Wednesday through Saturday, 11am-5pm.

Thank you, Living Local Marketplace and customers, for your wonderful support!