The PC Cooking School and the New Canadians Centre hosted a night of fun Thursday with newly arrived Syrian refugees cooking and sharing traditional Syrian dishes at the school located in the Real Canadian Superstore.
Cooking School co-ordinator Elaine McCarth welcomed two families from Syria into the kitchen as they prepared a traditional Syrian flatbreads Zaatar Manakeesh. Approximately 30 people were in attendance to enjoy the food.
Also during the evening the Kinsmen Club of Peterborough presented a cheque to the New Canadians Centre for $5,000. The donation is a result of the Kinsmen’s Club’s firework sales which take place from the May 24 weekend to Labour Day.
Club president Justin Ledoux said the club decided in early April to donate the funds to the New Canadians Centre Peterborough Welcome Fund in an effort to help as many Syrian families as possible. ‘Our mission is to serve the community’s greatest needs,’ says Ledoux. ‘It’s so important our Club continues to evolve and serve the changing needs of our community and helping these newcomer families was an opportunity to do so.’
Barry Craft of the Kinsmen Club and New Canadians Centre executive director Hajni Hos took part in the cheque presentation.
President Justin on behalf of the Kinsmen Club of Peterborough presents a cheque for $2000.00 to Robert Hotston of the Red Cross for the Fort McMurray relief.
Congratulations to all the 2015 Peterborough Kinsmen Santa Claus parade award winners who received their trophies, courtesy of 3D PrintMart, at a dinner hosted by the Kinsmen Club of Peterborough. Thank you to all who participated, volunteered, and supported the parade by being members of the audience.
President Justin Ledoux and Treasurer Bill McDougall present Peterborough Salvation Army Major Bert Sharp with a $4000.00 donation to the hamper fund/toy drive on behalf of the Kinsmen Club of Peterborough on December 14th, 2015.
On behalf of the Kinsmen Club of Peterborough and our judges, David Goyette, Victoria Pearce and Terry Guiel; I would like to thank everyone for their participation in the parade. I am happy to announce the winners of the parade awards this year, as selected by the judges, are as follows:
Youth/School Group: Riverside Community Baptist Church
Not For Profit: Murray Fallaise
Large Commercial: Quaker Oats
Medium Commercial: Toromont CAT
Small Commercial: Premier Studio of Dance
Santa made his way to the hospital to visit the kids before meeting with the rest of the city during the Santa Claus Parade.
On November 13th, 2015 Kin President Justin and Kin Barry present a cheque to a representative of LAWS for $4000.00 to Lakefield Animal Welfare Society. The donation comes from firework sales done on Victoria Day and Canada Day weekends.