2022 Purple Onion Festival Cancelled
It is with saddened hearts, Transition Town Peterborough has decided to cancel this year's Purple Onion Festival due to ongoing logistic issues with the City of Peterborough. The last minute demands made by the city have made it impossible to continue this year's festival. We look forward to working with council and staff to eradicate and streamline the process for next year.
Further, it is our position that, unrealistic hurdles put forth by the city, along with their lack of co-operation or any attempt to help resolve, rather than hinder the process, are also deterrents for others to attempt to stage similar community events. Community involvement is at the heart of every healthy city.
It also came to our attention that, as much of the infrastructure is left in the Millennium Park overnight, the presence of the homeless in the park at night has created a heightened risk of vandalism, and forced a major supplier to rethink and ultimately withdraw from the event due to their concern with working with the City. This situation evolved despite the good intentions of the festival planning team to highlight the homeless issue through the showing of the PATH Tiny Home, and to tie homelessness to the local food security issue identifying both as serious outcomes of the Climate Crisis Emergency that now engulfs us all.
Welcome to Transition Town Peterborough. We're glad you stopped by.
Transition Town Peterborough is a volunteer, non-profit organization founded in 2007. Our mission is: to adapt to the effects of climate change in Peterborough City-County, Hiawatha First Nation & Curve Lake First Nation.
On this page you can see some of the many initiatives we are involved in: the Greenzine, Local Food Month, Purple Onion Festival, Kawartha Loon and much more!
TTP is a platform for people like YOU to share ideas, practices, knowledge and passion. We encourage you to join us as we create a community rooted in environmental and economic resilience.
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