Trent Val­ley Ar­chives ceme­tery pageant breaks all sales records

An­nual event cel­e­brates lo­cal his­tory on shores of Lit­tle Lake

The Peterborough Examiner - - LOCAL - CARO­LINE MCCON­NELL Northcrest_­col­[email protected]­

The Trent Val­ley Ar­chives’ an­nual Lit­tle Lake Ceme­tery Pageant, held at the end of Septem­ber, was a re­sound­ing suc­cess this year, break­ing all records and selling out all eight per­for­mances.

The Pageant, TVA’s largest pub­lic event and big­gest fundraiser, is cru­cial as the ar­chives does not re­ceive any con­tin­u­ous govern­ment fund­ing.

The Pageant, held at Lit­tle Lake Ceme­tery, of­fers par­tic­i­pants a lit­tle of our lo­cal his­tory por­trayed in per­for­mances writ­ten by his­tory en­thu­si­asts and per­formed by lo­cal ac­tors. Seven dif­fer­ent sto­ries were told this year.

“Lo­cal ac­tor Ge­off He­wit­son teamed up with re­searcher She­lagh Neck to write and per­form his own piece, as did Tim Ether­ing­ton who wrote three of the seven grave­side tales on the tour, fea­tur­ing lo­cal ac­tors Justin Boyd, Lauren Mur­phy, Sean Quin­lan, Isaac Maker, Kaitlin MacMil­lan, Cian Ah­erne and June Govier,” boasts a news re­lease cel­e­brat­ing the achieve­ment.

“Mary Conch­e­los wrote a piece fea­tur­ing lo­cal ac­tors Pa­tri­cia Thorne and Hermione Rivi­son, while two cre­ative teams — Den­nis and Karen Carter-Ed­wards, and Don Will­cock and Colum Di­a­mond — each wrote and acted their own pieces.”

Trent Val­ley Ar­chives, lo­cated at 567 Carnegie Ave., pro­motes the preser­va­tion of lo­cal his­tory and runs a va­ri­ety of ed­u­ca­tional and out­reach events. For in­for­ma­tion, visit trent­val­le­ or fol­low them on Face­book or Twit­ter.

Christ­mas Craft Show

Lake­field’s 14th an­nual Christ­mas Show, Christ­mas at the Marsh­land Cen­tre, 64 Hague Blvd., Lake­field, hap­pens Satur­day and Sun­day from 10 a.m. un­til 4 p.m. Do­na­tions will be ac­cepted for the Lake­field food bank and Lake­field An­i­mal Wel­fare So­ci­ety (LAWS).

This bou­tique style show fea­tures the orig­i­nal hand­crafted items of lo­cal ar­ti­sans, in­clud­ing pot­tery gourd art, metal sculp­ture, tex­tiles, jew­elry, pa­per art, wood turn­ing, herbal prod­ucts, honey, beeswax can­dles and more.

Come out, pur­chase some unique gifts and en­joy a glass of warm cider.

Beach Draw

There’s still time to pur­chase a ticket be­fore the draw Fri­day for Ac­tiv­ity Haven’s fab­u­lous trip for two to the Sen. Puerto Plata All In­clu­sive Spa Re­sort in Do­mini­can Repub­lic. The value of the trip is $3,000.

The win­ner’s name will be drawn by a spe­cial guest, TV celebrity Teresa Kaszuba of Global Peter­bor­ough’s The Morn­ing Show. She will make the draw Nov. 15 at 6:20 p.m., dur­ing the in­ter­mis­sion at Ac­tiv­ity Haven’s evening bingo.

Tick­ets cost $40 each, or three tick­ets for $100. They are on sale in the Ac­tiv­ity Haven of­fice, 180 Barnardo Ave. Call 705-876-1670 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion. With only 150 tick­ets sold so far, the odds of win­ning are pretty good.

Bus Trip

The Haven Ex­press is head­ing out on to a very pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tion Dec. 7: the Liv­ing Christ­mas Tree can­tata at St. An­drews Church in Lind­say. It in­cludes stops for shop­ping and a turkey lunch. There are only 21 spots, so book your seat now. Pay­ment is due by Dec. 1.

The bus leaves Ac­tiv­ity Haven at 10:45 a.m., stops at 11:30 a.m. for a turkey lunch at Nae­bors Restau­rant, fol­lowed by a visit to Lind­say Mall for shop­ping un­til 3:15 p.m., be­fore ar­riv­ing at the church for the 4 p.m. can­tata per­for­mance. Ar­rival back in Peter­bor­ough is ap­prox­i­mately 6:30 p.m.

The cost is $65 per per­son and in­cludes the bus, din­ner and ad­mis­sion to the can­tata. For tick­ets and fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, visit Ac­tiv­ity Haven, or call 705876-1670.


Pa­tri­cia Thorne, left, and Hermione Rivi­son played Kather­ine Wal­lis at dif­fer­ent points in her life dur­ing the Lit­tle Lake Ceme­tery Pageant in Septem­ber.

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