Panel discussion to focus on wild rice in local lakes
Cottagers and Indians: A Panel comes to Market Hall Wednesday evening, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. It's an opportunity to learn about some of the issues surrounding wild rice (manoomin) harvesting in the Peterborough area. The panel will include Drew Hayden Taylor, the writer of the hit play Cottagers and Indians; James Whetung, the wild rice harvester on whose activism the play is based; and Doug Williams, a Curve Lake elder and expert in First Nations treaties. The panel discussion will be moderated by Anne Taylor.
This event is sponsored by the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies - Pinetree Talks and Public Energy's Artists and Ideas Speakers Series. Market Hall is located at 140 Charlotte St.
The Tarragon Theatre (Toronto) production of Cottagers and Indians will be at the Market Hall on Nov. 28 and 29, with shows at 12:30 and 7 p.m. each day. For more information, please visit www.publicenergy.ca
Credit Education Week
Credit Counselling Service of Peterborough, a program of the Community Counselling and Resource Centre (CCRC), is hosting several free activities in cele-
bration of Credit Education Week Canada, which begins today and runs through to Friday. These events will be of interest to anyone who would like to spend less, save more and maximize their finances; regardless of their income level.
An educational exhibit will be on display throughout the week, excluding Thursday, a workshop titled Money Mindfulness is scheduled for this evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and a Lunch n’ Learn workshop titled What’s the Score? Understanding Credit Ratings and Scores runs Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required for both workshops.
These events take place at the CCRC, which is located at 540 George St. For more information, or to pre-register for a workshop, please visit 705-743-2272 or visit www.creditcounsellingptbo.ca.
Winter Wheels Program
B!KE, the Peterborough Community Bike Shop, is looking for 25 winter bicycle riders to participate in the second year of the Winter Wheels program.
The program offers personal support in getting your bicycle ready for the winter season with up to $100 in new parts, $50 in used parts in addition to answering questions and offering workshops on winter riding, apparel and maintenance. In return, participants are asked to join in Winter Wheels events, share a photo of themselves riding in winter and complete a survey at the beginning and end of the program.
Applications are open now and will be accepted until Nov. 22. For more information, please call 705-775-7227 or visit www.communitybikeshop.org.
The next meeting of the Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group is Monday Nov. 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the Banting Legacy Hall in the lower level of Westmount Pharmacy, 1293 Clonsilla Ave. The group provides a forum for discussion about living with peripheral neuropathy and where and how to seek professional assistance.
People living with neuropathy, and their families and friends, are welcome. Please park in the rear lot of Westmount; the entrance to the Banting Legacy
Hall is on the south side of the building.