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Visiting Some of the Great Businesses In Young’s Point!

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We held our April Business After Hours in Young’s Point where we did a hop with some of the great businesses in the area. On our hop, we visited with Clearview Cottage ResortLockside Trading Co.Young’s Point Personal Training & 24 Hour Fitness, Kinetic Therapeutics, and Old Bridge Inn & Restaurant.

Thank you to to everyone who came out, and thank you to our Networking Event Sponsor Blue Diamond Window Cleaning.

Stop #1 Clearview Cottage Resort

Clearview Cottage Resort | 462 South Beach Road | (705) 652-3542

Our first stop on our Young’s Point Hop was Clearview Cottage Resort. Clearview is a family-owned and operated resort for over 50 years, and strives to help families create lasting memories. There are 22 cottages on the property that range from 1-4 bedrooms.

85% of the guests who stay at Clearview are returning, and it’s not hard to see why. Clearview Cottage Resort is nestled along Clear Lake, and offers guests amenities such as beach volleyball, ping pong, horseshoes, bonfire pit, parking, boat area, water access, air hockey, full sand beach, a view of the lake, clear grassy area, water park, playground, shuffleboard and free summer ski program to name a few.

Clearview also makes a point of supporting local businesses in the area when conducting business. For example, they use Logan Tree Experts for their tree maintenance and buy their cottage toys (like paddle boards, skis, paddle boats, etc) from Cottage Toys.

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Stop #2 Lockside Trading Company

Lockside Trading Company | 2805 River Avenue | (705) 652-3940

Our next stop on our Young’s Point Hop was Lockside Trading Company, which is a true treasure in the heart of Young’s Point. Lockside Trading Co. offers everything from home decor to indoor & outdoor furniture to ice cream and clothing and more!

Lockside Trading Company first opened in 1987, so it’s been in business for over 30 years! Lockside is located right along Lock 27 in Young’s Point, and has grown into the largest gift/furniture store in the Kawarthas, showcasing in-store design and merchandise year-round.

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Stop #3 Young’s Point Personal Training & 24 Hour Fitness

Young’s Point Personal Training | 2108 Nathaway Drive | (705) 931-3488

Our third stop on our Hop was Young’s Point Personal Training & 24 Hour Fitness. We toured the personal training studio first, which offers guests a private, comfortable environment for their personal training sessions. The studio is bright, spacious and well equipped, and Young’s Point Personal Training designs custom programs for each guest.

Taking a short walk over to the fitness center, you’ll find a fully equipped gym with cardio equipment, strength-training machines, free weights, showers, change rooms, televisions, and lockers. The gym is open to members 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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Stop #4 Kinetic Therapeutics

Kinetic Therapeutics | 2108 Nathaway Drive | (705) 933-9113

Our fourth stop on our Young’s Point Hop was Kinetic Therapeutics, which is actually located inside the Young’s Point Personal Training building. Kinetic Therapeutics offers massage therapy, kinesiology, and wellness products. Leslie Nunes has been a Registered Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer for over 15 years.

Leslie possesses a Specialized Honours Degree in Kinesiology, is a Registered Kinesiologist, and specializes in sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries, muscle re-education, exercise based rehabilitation, and health and wellness for the aging population. Kinetic Therapeutics offers an easy online booking tool for appointments.

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Stop #5 Old Bridge Inn

Old Bridge Inn | 2057 Old Hwy. 28 | (705) 652-8507

Our last stop of the evening was the Old Bridge Inn for networking, door prize draws and refreshments! The Old Bridge Inn was originally built in 1887, and offers fine casual dining, a riverside patio, beautiful dining areas, and a bed & breakfast.

If you’re looking for a place to stay, the Old Bridge Inn offers 7 bedrooms, each with their own wifi. The restaurant offers both lunch and dinner, and is also available for event hosting!

The Old Bridge Inn opens for the 2019 season starting May 3rd!

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We Couldn’t Do All That We Do Without The Help Of Our Volunteers

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It’s National Volunteer Week, and on April 10th, we hosted our annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast to thank all our wonderful volunteers for all their hard work throughout the year. For the past two years, we’ve also invited our Past Presidents to join us for our breakfast because without their hard work, we would not be the successful Chamber we are today.

We held our breakfast at Lock Stop Cafe in Buckhorn this year. Our guests enjoyed croque monsieur sandwiches (peameal & eggs), an omelette bar (choice of veggies and cheese), yogurt parfaits (cappuccino and mandarin orange, stawberry & blueberry), fresh baked muffins and scones, fruit kebabs, specialty coffee and hand-crafted teas.

Thanks to our Professional Development Sponsor, Lynn Woodcroft, Sales Rep, Royal LePage. Her sponsorship makes events like this possible. We’d also like to thank everyone who attended the event and Lock Stop Cafe for hosting us.

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Our Guest Speaker

Our guest speaker this year was Hannah Darling, a 22-year-old Canadian Olympic Bronze Medalist (2016 Rio Olympics – Rugby Sevens) from Warsaw. She started playing rugby at 14 years old, and at 16, moved to British Columbia to train full time with the national program. She went on to win a Pan-Am gold medal in Toronto in 2015 and a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. After moving back to Ontario, Hannah announced her retirement from Canada’s rugby sevens team on October 14th to focus on her mental health. Having accomplished so much at just 22 years old, Hannah is a true role model and inspiration for Canadians of all ages.

During our breakfast, our attendees got to see the various medals that Hannah won throughout her rugby career- including her Rio Olympics Bronze Medal! She also talked to our volunteers about her Olympic experience, her rugby training, her take on being called to as an inspiration, the importance of the Kawarthas and our community, and moving away from home at such a young age.

Having retired from Canada’s Rugby Sevens team last year, she’s now looking to go back to school in the fall. She’s applied for programs at Fleming College’s Frost Campus, as she knows that she definitely wants to work outside. She also mentioned that she’s wants to help implement a program that teaches kids how to properly tackle when playing rugby, hoping to reduce the amount of concussions players receive in the sport and reduce the stigma surrounding rugby and concussions.

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Cindy Windover, Windover Plumbing, Chamber Board Director and Past President (2017-18) with Hannah Darling and Lynn Woodcroft, Sales Rep., Royal Lepage Frank Real Estate, Chamber Board Director and Professional Development Sponsor
Our Volunteers

We appreciate all that our volunteers do for us – the time, energy and skills that they bring to our committees, board and events are instrumental to our success as a Chamber. We couldn’t do all that we do without their help!

We have volunteers from:

Photos from the Event

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Lorri Rork, Community Care and HR & Governance Committee Chair, acknowledging & thanking all of our wonderful Chamber volunteers 
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Chamber President Mike Walker, Agilec, introducing our Guest Speaker, Hannah Darling
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Dick Crawford, Crawford Building Consultants and Past President (2009-11) with Andy Mitchell, Mayor of Selwyn Township 
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Lorri Rork and Kelland Sewell, rPM3 Solutions and Member & Programs Committee Member
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Billy Nobels, Past President (2004-05) with Audrey & Bogey von Bogen, Shambhala Bed and Breakfast 
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Cindy Windover and Hannah Darling

Informative Business After Hours at The Canadian Canoe Museum

We hosted our March Business After Hours at The Canadian Canoe Museum on March 26th, and had an amazing time networking with our Chamber members, learning about some of the non-profits in our area and exploring The Canadian Canoe Museum.

The Canadian Canoe Museum

910 Monaghan Rd., PeterboroughON, 705-748-9153
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Carolyn Hyslop, Executive Director of The Canadian Canoe Museum, welcoming our members to the museum

The museum was founded in 1997, and seeks to highlight and explore the canoe’s significance to the peoples of Canada. It boasts an extensive collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft – there’s over 100 on display at the museum and over 600 in holding!

The museum is family friendly and offers its visitors interactive, hands-on galleries, a scavenger hunt, model canoe building, various adult workshops and puppet theatre for children.

Currently, The Canadian Canoe Museum is looking to build a new museum and hopes the new location will serve as a major cultural and recreational destination. The new museum will be located next to the Peterborough Lift Lock and the Trent-Severn Waterway, both of which are National Historic Sites.

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Our Event

For our Business After Hours events, we typically do “hops” in our member areas (Douro-Dummer, Selwyn, Trent Lakes, North Kawartha and Curve Lake), where we visit 4 or 5 member businesses in one area. These “hop” formats are a great opportunity for our attendees to network with our Chamber members as well as get to know some of the businesses in the area and see what they have to offer.

For our first Business After Hours of 2019, we decided to hold a “non-profit hop”. So, we invited our non-profit members to set up displays in at The Canadian Canoe Museum. It was a great opportunity for our members to get to know some of the local non-profits in our area. At the event, we had Abbeyfield House Society of LakefieldCamp KawarthaCommunity CareHabitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha RegionIndian River Reptile ZooPeterborough Humane Society and Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation set up displays.

Thank you to the museum for hosting us, to all our guests for coming out, to all the non-profits who set up awesome displays, to Molly’s Acres and Indian River Reptile Zoo for donating door prizes, and to our 2019-20 Networking Event Sponsor, Blue Diamond Window Cleaning!

Abbeyfield House Society of Lakefield

12 Charles Court, LakefieldON, 705-652-3856
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Dewi Jones, Abbeyfield House Society of Lakefield

Abbeyfield provides warm, family-style housing for seniors that offers a balance between privacy and companionship as well as security and independence. They have a team of dedicated volunteers and a supportive House Coordinator. Typically, twelve to fifteen residents of retirement age live in their own private bed-sitting rooms furnished with their personal things. The residents share lunch and dinner, and enjoy a self-serve breakfast from a well-stocked breakfast bar. Snacks and drinks are also available throughout the day. The House Coordinator tends to the daily running of the house, including the shopping, preparation and serving of meals. With Abbeyfield, seniors’ privacy and independence are preserved in a gentle, supportive atmosphere that provides companionship and freedom from worries and chores. abbeyfield.ca

Camp Kawartha

1010 Birchview Rd., Douro-DummerON, (705) 652-3860
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Camp Kawartha’s display – Karen Copson attended the event on behalf of Camp Kawartha

Camp Kawartha is a year-round learning centre dedicated to promoting environmental awareness, sustainability, and leadership to children, youth and adults.  From September to mid-June, Camp Kawartha provides groups with exclusive use of their site for weekend facility rentals. Amenities include fully-winterized cabins, central washroom building with private showers, a large meeting hall with a wood stove, a dining hall with stone fireplace, in-house catering using fresh local ingredients, two meeting rooms with tables & chairs, WIFI, outdoor amphitheater / campfire circle overlooking the lake, outdoor activity areas, and 186 acres of beautiful land to explore. During the school year, they provide curriculum-linked outdoor education programs for students in grades K-12. During the summer, they offer day camps for ages 4-8 and overnight camps for ages 6-17. campkawartha.ca

 Community Care

Offices in Apsley (705-656-4589), Buckhorn (705-657-2171), Chemung (705-292-8708), Lakefield (705-652-8655) and more!
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Community Care volunteer, Wendy Love, at our Business After Hours event.

Through a network of community offices throughout the City and County of Peterborough, Community Care staff and volunteers provide a variety of essential services to seniors (60+) and adults with physical challenges (18+) empowering them to live at home. As a non-profit charitable organization, Community Care relies on the generosity and support of individuals and community groups. Every dollar is used in the community and goes towards empowering people to live at home. commcareptbo.org

Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region

300 Milroy Drive, PeterboroughON, 705-750-1456
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Brittany Price from Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region talking to fellow Chamber members

Since 2002, Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region has been helping low-income families with affordable home ownership. They offer 0% interest mortgages with no down payments. Families who buy a Habitat home pay monthly installments towards their mortgage, and must put in 500 sweat-equity hours before they can move in. To gain the required hours, families can 1) help build their home, 2) help build other Habitat homes, and/or 3) work in the Habitat ReStore. So far, Habitat has partnered with 32 families in Peterborough, Peterborough County and the City of Kawartha Lakes! habitatpeterborough.ca

 Indian River Reptile Zoo

2206 County Rd. 38, Indian RiverON, (705) 639-1443
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Edward and Dianne Loyst by their display – they brought an array of animatronic dinosaurs to the event!

The Indian River Reptile Zoo was established in 1999 and since then has grown to be the largest and only indoor/outdoor zoo, sanctuary and dinosaur park that is a not-for-profit registered charity. The zoo has gained international recognition for its high safety standards, cleanliness and quality animal husbandry. It has rescued hundreds of alligators, crocodiles, caiman, turtles, snakes and lizards, and focuses its efforts on the protection of the world’s reptile species. Today, it is the leader in its field, actively participating in internationally regulated conservation programs and is primarily devoted to education. The Indian River Reptile Zoo is located on 44 acres of unique landscape and offers activities for all ages, including a dinosaur trail with life-size animatronic dinosaurs, a croc-walk (over 6 ponds of alligators, crocodiles and caiman), a fossils and bone yard, indoor and outdoor exhibits, standing stones, a monster slide, mini golf and much more. reptilezoo.org

Peterborough Humane Society

385 Lansdowne St. East, PeterboroughON, (705) 745-4722
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Alex Tindale and Susan Dunkley from the Peterborough Humane Society set up a booth at our event.

The Peterborough Humane Society was established in 1941, and promotes responsible pet ownership. Approximately 3,000 animals are received at the shelter each year, many of which are lost, injured or abandoned. While in the care of the Peterborough Humane Society, the animals are provided with food, medical care, shelter and love and attention. The Peterborough Humane Society also receives injured wildlife which are transferred to rehabilitation centres for care and future release into their natural habitat. As an Affiliated Society of the Ontario SPCA, with the mandate to facilitate and provide for the prevention of cruelty to animals and their relief therefrom, the Humane Society offers a wide range of vital services to the community.  peterboroughhumanesociety.ca

Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation 

1 Hospital Drive, Peterborough, ON, 705-876-5000
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Jane Lovett set up a booth on behalf of Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation!

For almost 40 years, the PRHC Foundation has supported the outstanding patient care at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. They work with the community to invest in the state-of-the-art equipment and technology necessary for PRHC’s healthcare professionals. Donor investment in the PRHC Foundation bridges the gap between adequate and world-class healthcare for hundreds of thousands of patients from across Peterborough County and beyond. Donations not only fund the technology that forms the backbone of patient care, they bring new life-saving services to our region. By securing the best equipment, PRHC is able to attract and retain the best and brightest healthcare professionals. prhcfoundation.ca

Join us at our Next Business After Hours!

Our next Business After Hours will be a Young’s Point Hop on April 24th from 5-7pm. We’ll be visiting with  Old Bridge InnYoung’s Point Personal Training ServicesClearview Cottage Resort and Kinetic Therapeutics!

Photos from the Event

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Jane Lovett, PRHC Foundation and Brittany Price, Habitat for Humanity
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Rees and Jay Hamblin, BALL Real Estate with Cindy Windover, Windover Plumbing and Chamber Board Director
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Brian Bulger, The Life Insurance Guy and Chamber Group Insurance rep, talking with Dewi Jones, Abbeyfield House Society of Lakefield
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Door prize draws!
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Mike Walker, Board President, presenting some Chamber announcements
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Refreshments provided by The Canadian Canoe Museum
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How to Get Involved with the Kawartha Chamber in the New Year

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1. Join a Committee

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One way to get involved with the Kawartha Chamber is by joining one of our Committees. We rely on volunteers to provide their expertise. Getting involved with the Chamber through one of our Committees not only helps support your community and Chamber but can also help you enhance your professional development.

The deadline to apply for a spot on one of our Committees is Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 12:00pm.

Available Committees:

  • Finance
  • Human Resources/Governance
  • Marketing
  • Membership & Programs
  • Awards of Excellence & Social Gala (late summer, fall commitment)
  • Nominating
  • Public Policy
  • Resource

Click here to download the Volunteer Expression of Interest Form.

2. Join our Board of Directors

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Chamber Board President, Tonya Kraan, STREXER, and 1st Vice President, Mike Walker, Agilec

Another way to get involved with the Kawartha Chamber is by joining our Board of Directors.

The Chamber’s Nominating Committee is currently seeking nominations from our Chamber members for the 2019/20 Board of Directors. The deadline to apply for the Board of Directors is Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 12:00pm.

A board position is a two-year term and is confirmed annually at our Annual General Meeting held in February. Please note, you must be a Chamber member in order to sit on our Board of Directors. In order to submit your name or the name of a current employee who would represent your member business, your Chamber membership must be in good standing (annual dues and other purchases paid).

Click here to download the application form.

 

Awards of Excellence Nominees Announced!

 

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Today, we announced the nominees for our Awards of Excellence in our weekly NewsFlash! If you would like to receive our NewsFlash, click here to subscribe for great local Chamber and business news!

Congratulations to everyone who was nominated! We received 84 nominations!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to recognize businesses in the area! Below is a list of the businesses that were nominated. Please note that businesses marked with an asterisk were nominated more than once.

Accelerated Technologies

Adventure Outfitters

The Art Shop*

BALL Real Estate Inc. Brokerage

Buckhorn District Tourist Association Welcome Centre

Brain Injury Association Peterborough Region

Bridgenorth Deli

Buckhorn Community Centre

Canoe & Paddle

Celtic Connection*

Clearview Cottage Resort Ltd.

Community Care

Coyle’s Tire & Auto

The Cozy Home*

Craftworks at the Barn

Cuddles for Cancer*

Greenbridge Celtic Folk Festival

Happenstance Books & Yarns*

Hard Winter Bread Company

Indian River Reptile Zoo

Jack’s Lake Lodge Cottage Rentals

Kawartha Home Hardware

Kawartha Lakes Construction*

Kawartha NOW.com*

Kinetic Therapeutics*

Lakefield Agricultural Society

Lakefield Bakery on Queen

Lakefield Dentistry

Lakefield Foodland

Lakefield Herald

Lakefield Literary Festival

Lang Pioneer Village Museum

Leguano Inc.

Lock Stop Café

Logan Tree Experts

MAD-CAT Electric Co.

Marlin Travel*

Maureen Tavener, Real Estate Sales Rep RE/MAX Eastern Realty Inc. Brokerage

Molly’s Acres

Nightingale Nursing Registry Ltd. and Nightgale Home Maintenance*

Niteowl Creative Inc.

Patio 27

Performing Arts Lakefield

Peterborough Disability Tax Service

Peterborough Humane Society

Regency Retirement Lakefield

Rotary Club of Bridgenorth, Ennismore and Lakefield*

Salon Sorella & Day Spa*

Scott Concrete Products Ltd.

Shambhala B&B

Six Foot Bay Resort Inc.

Steve’s Auto Repair

Style Boutique

Sunshrine Day Spa & Salon*

Thirteen Moons Wellness

Timberline Custom Homes

Trinkets and Treasures

Vetterview

The Village Inn

Village Pet Food and Supply

Whetung Ojibwa Centre

Windover Plumbing Inc.*

Workforce Development Board

Awards of Excellence & Social Gala – Tickets Available NowAwards (1)

Background image of LCS campus courtesy of Lakefield College School

Our Awards of Excellence will be presented at our 19th Annual Awards of Excellence and Social Gala on Thursday, November 8th at Lakefield College School. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Due to the event’s growth over the past few years, we have decided to change our format for this year’s event. This year, we are having a hor d’oeuvres-style social event rather than a sit-down dinner. There will be both silent and live auction items, a cash bar, music from Rhythm & Grace, and time for socializing and networking before the awards.

Tickets for this year’s event are only $40, so bring along your staff and join us for an evening celebrating local businesses in Peterborough and the Kawarthas! Tickets are available now – you can either purchase them online through our website or in-person at our office at 12 Queen Street in Lakefield.

You can also join our Facebook event page for our Awards of Excellence & Social Gala.

Thank you to our Social Gala Sponsor Shorelines Casino Peterborough.

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