Fundraising: AbZolutely Women’s Choir composes music for Kawartha Food Share

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Eight members of the local AbZolutely Women’s Choir visited Kawartha Food Share, toured the facilities and donated a check for $1,000 to the organization.

“During the last holiday season, the women of the AbZolutely choir chose to collect donations for a local charity. Kawartha Food Share was an obvious choice given the incredible work they do in the Peterborough community,” said Linda Briden, Administrator of the Peterborough AbZolutely Choir. “We were proud to be able to donate $1,000 and look forward to supporting other community initiatives as we grow as a group. »

Peterborough-Kawartha AbZolutely Women’s Choir is a brand new group of non-auditioned women who sing everything from Mary Ford to Coldplay to Sara Bareilles. Created in the fall of 2021 by founder and director Abby Zotz, the choir welcomes women from all walks of life and all levels of experience. Zotz is not only the band’s chorus director, she’s also an award-winning arranger, comedian, and singer-songwriter with an extensive background in arts education.

“I wanted our choir to be a safe, welcoming and very fun place for a woman to explore singing parts,” Zotz said. “There are two things every choir needs from the first warm-up to the last song: learning and laughing. We have plenty here.

The 40 members (and growing) practice on Monday nights in the Peterborough Theater Guild (PTG) auditorium where there is excellent acoustics and ventilation, and plenty of space for social distancing. Proof of vaccination continues to be required and at this time the group asks that masks be worn during practice. There is also a Tuesday night Zoom workout option for those who prefer.

“The PK AbZolutelies look forward to fundraising for the PTG in the near future and singing at community events as opportunities begin to arise. In the meantime, they are building their repertoire, strengthening their chops vocals and enjoying a good night out and “good me time” as one member put it…not to mention all the health benefits that community singing provides,” Briden explained.

The group accepts new members who are welcome to visit to get an idea of ​​what the group is all about. An audition is not required to participate.

“Just bring your love of singing,” Zotz said.

For more information, email Zotz at [email protected] or Briden at [email protected]

Hockey for adults

Help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peterborough and watch a Peterborough Petes hockey game. Purchase tickets through the association for the April 2 game between the Petes and the Ottawa 67s at the Memorial Centre, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold will support local Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased online by visiting

peterborough.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/petes-tickets/.

Sale of animal boxes

Peterborough County Stewardship (PCS) is holding a spring sale of its wildlife habitat boxes before doing more over the next few months. All remaining merchandise is 50% off. This includes bird feeders for $10, platform feeding/nesting boxes for $10, medium bird boxes for $15, and flying squirrel boxes for $25. All boxes are made from ¾ inch pine board.

Funds generated go directly to fund stewardship projects in Peterborough County. And the boxes, when installed, provide essential habitats for a variety of mammals and birds.

PCS is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the wise use (stewardship) of soil, water, woodlands, wetlands, wildlife and other natural resources on private lands. They develop, support, promote and deliver a wide range of resource management programs and services on behalf of Peterborough County residents and organizations.

For more information or to order your box, visit https://www.peterboroughcountystewardship.org/wildlife-nesting-boxes or email [email protected]

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