Trent Valley Archives cemetery pageant breaks all sales records
Annual event celebrates local history on shores of Little Lake
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 trentvalleyarchives.com 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.
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.
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.