Ceilidh featuring The Double Cuts!

Our friends at Our Lady of the Wayside will be holding an end of year celebration and fundraising event to help raise money to support the operations of the school. It will take place Friday, June 24th at The Venue and will feature The Double Cuts, Toronto’s most genial Western swing band. This 10-piece band aims to honour the legacy of Bob Wills through the spirit of lively performance and quality musicianship.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Mount Community Centre. Doors open at 7 p.m. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at The Venue, Our Lady Of The Wayside Catholic School, and on Eventbrite.

Friday, 24 June 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

The Venue – 286 George Street North, Peterborough, ON K9J 3H2


General Admission:
$40 per adult
$20 per student
$100 per family (Includes 2 adult tickets and children under 18 years of age.)

VIP Admission: $75 per person (Includes private balcony area with complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Bottle service will be available for purchase.)



100 Teddy Bears Donated to Comfort Children in Times of Crisis or Need

Peterborough Police Deputy Chief Tim Farquharson, Peterborough Police Victim Services Co-ordinator Alice Czitrom, KHCAS Executive Director Jennifer Wilson and Steve Daynes join together to pose with the 100 teddy bears.

The Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society (KHCAS) and Peterborough Police Service met downtown today to accept 100 plush stuffed teddy bears, kindly donated by Steve Daynes, General Manager of Level A Professional Group and The Staffing Connection.

Jennifer Wilson, Executive Director of the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society commented, “On behalf of everyone at KHCAS, I thank The Staffing Connection & Level A Professional Group for their generous donation of teddy bears to the Society. These bears will be a comfort to young people who, through no fault of their own, face challenging circumstances in their young lives.  The well-being of children and families in our community is a concern we all share and this act of giving, especially at this time of year, shows that together we can make a positive difference in the lives of those who are most vulnerable.”

The toys will be used by the Children’s Aid Society in order to comfort children in their care who have faced, or are facing, challenging times. Members of the Peterborough Police Service, including uniformed members, detectives and victim services personnel will also be handing out the teddy bears provided during their course of work to children who are in distress or who have experienced a traumatic incident.

“We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the donation of these bears from Level A and The Staffing Connection,” says Alice Czitrom, Victim Services Co-ordinator with the Peterborough Police Service. “The teddy bears serve many purposes; they are a tangible piece of comfort; they serve as a distraction when things get overwhelming; they help minimize the psychological impact of trauma and they also help forge a bond between that officer and the child. Do not be fooled by their playful appearance. These bears help us do a better job by addressing the basic needs of a child to be comforted in times of crisis and uncertainty.”

The main offices of Level A and The Staffing Connection operate in Peterborough. “I am honoured to call Peterborough my home, and I feel donating locally is an essential piece of being part of a community,” says General Manager Steve Daynes. “The KHCAS and the Police Victim Services Unit help children in incredible ways every day and I hope the teddy bears assist in making a small, positive difference for 100 vulnerable children in traumatic situations.”