News from Leap Peterborough

Someone pointed out to me a few days ago that Leap Peterborough has been quite inactive, at least as far as you can tell from our web site. I promised to correct that. Much of our efforts have been directed towards an event to be held on Friday June 1 at Millennium Park. The event’s title is “Reconciliation”, and you … Read more…

Leap Peterborough Basic Income Guarantee Meeting

People interested in learning about Basic Income Guarantee met on Tuesday to learn about it from Jason Hartwick of the Basic Income Peterborough Network. He explained some of the many forms that a Basic Income Guarantee might take. What all the variations have in common is that everyone, regardless of work or employment status or family situation, would have a basic … Read more…

Rachel Quilty

Rachel Quilty, a Grade 12 student from Peterborough, who recently won first prize for her speech at the Provincial Public Speaking Contest sponsored by the Legion presented her winning speech – Defeating Consumerism – and answered questions with poise and maturity beyond her years. After Rachel’s presentation the remainder of the meeting was devoted to activities of Local Leap Working … Read more…

Leap Peterborough Receives Civic Award

Leap Peterborough has been granted a civic award from Peterborough City Council for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability. Leap Organizers will accept the award on Tuesday, June 6th at 7:00 PM at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre, 775 Brealey Drive. It is great to be noticed and recognized – we must be doing something right. All supporters are welcome to witness … Read more…

Grieving for the World

On Tuesday night we met to honour our grief from the loss we all feel caused by Climate Change. We shared our feelings in small groups and found some solace in the knowledge that we are not alone. Emotions ranged from sadness to anger and futility. Some cannot really accept the inevitability of the losses. Wes Ryan, a Peterborough Spoken … Read more…