Noble, name games and other news
A bit behind, but here we go…
Nobleness. Six friends staring down 140km of uncharted territory that we call home. Six friends rolling in together hours later as one. The Noble Pursuit pitted resolve, camaraderie and skinny tires against our home and native land and we won, not that anyone was handing out prizes for this sort of thing. In all 54 cyclists tested their mettle against long strips of asphalt, winding country lanes and rugged ATV trails, came out worthy and celebrated with war stories and cold beers at Brio Gusto. Whether we cursed or cheered the day, we all knew we’d be back next year. So should you. Watch for it and in the meantime, be noble.
Name Game. A recent project I was excited to be part of was the naming for a new high-end butcher shop opening it’s doors in just a matter of weeks. Guiding owners George Madill and Jacquie Meyers through the process and pitfalls of name selection, and working with writer Pat Maitland, we finally arrived at Primal Cuts – a unique moniker with a strong connection to George’s unique expertise. A local son, George has returned to Peterborough after spending a number of years in the finest butcher shops in Toronto. Primal Cuts will focus on heritage breeds, artisinal techniques and a focus on sourcing locally. As for what the name means… thats’ a great reason to drop by the shop in Heritage plaza, meet George and find out what is going to make this an exciting taste destination.
Change. Ride for Africycle is just under a week away. 5 days and over 500km of riding in support of providing bicycles, opportunity and empowerment to people in Africa. There’s still time to learn more and give what you can. Visit my giving page here and thanks for your thought and support.
Festival. The Peterborough DBIA and downtown merchants continue to rock through 2012. The Caribbean on Hunter festivities featured sweet grub and a great vibe. The block was packed as we celebrated our island spirit worked up and appetite watching Zumba with Laura. Fortunately, plenty of Jamaican parties, roti, ginger beer, and jerk chicken were on hand to satisfy. Kudos to Spencer at the Sapphire Room for the sweet mash-up for my little island princess.
Community. Creative Cocktail continues to draw big numbers, and mid-summer, there’s no better place than the Silver Bean Cafe. The vibe was all cottage party as creatives and clear skies mingled with cold drinks and bright ideas. There were literally more people to talk to than I had time, so I’m sorry to those I missed. If you still haven’t found your way to this event, you need to change that soon. The next one is scheduled for October. Follow the GPA EDC to find out more.