Christmas Party - December 2019

"80+ Birthday Party" - October 2019


Harvest Centrepieces at Griffin's Greenhouses - September 26, 2019

Several ladies joined Vicky at Griffin's Greenhouses to make Harvest Centrepieces for the fall.  


Annual "Hell with the Bell" - September 9, 2019

Welcome new members!

We had our handwriting analyzed by Elaine Charel.  Check her out at

Presentation about the importance of having your hearing checked from Hearing Life Canada

Breakfast at Cora's - August 21, 2019

Thanks for the great breakfast John!


Pub Night at the Black Horse - January & April 2019

Fun, music, appetizers and socializing!!  Watch the newsletter for the next one!  Hope to see you there!

April 29th - Thanks to everyone who came out for food and friendship at the Black Horse Pub (452 George St. N., Peterborough).  

January 29th - the weather was frightful, but this keen group of RTO members ventured out for some snacks and socializing.  


"80+ Birthday Party" - October 2018

Food, fun and music at our annual Peterborough District 80+ Birthday Party.

"To Hell with the Bell" Luncheon - September 2018

Our Annual "To Hell with the Bell" Luncheon was held Tuesday, September 4th at Baxter Creek Golf Course.  Speakers from our RTO partners, Merit Travel and Johnson Insurance, made presentations and answered our questions.  Our Guest Speaker was Rosemary Ganley of Peterborough, a lifelong feminist, activist and writer who recently, (2018) was invited by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to sit on the 19 member Gender Equality Advisory Council to the G7 meeting in Quebec in June, where she reported on climate change as it affects women.  


District Spring Luncheon - June 2018, by Martin Higgs

Our Spring Luncheon and Annual Meeting at Elmhirst’s Resort was another great success. The full room enjoyed the superb food and informative program along with the setting with canoeists and seaplanes on Rice Lake.  In addition to the election of next year’s District Executive, we heard an informative address from Martha Foster, Chair of the RTO Board of Directors, who talked  about the formation and growth of our organization.  Our keynote speakers were Adam Noble and his Noblegen co-founder, Dr. Andressa Lacerda, from whom we learned about the origin and future of their company, a multi-million growing operation based on Noble’s examination of a specific microorganism as a science project when he was a Grade 11 student at Lakefield District Secondary School.  A special thanks to our Social Convenor, Georgina Eldridge for yet another superb event.


50th Anniversary Celebration - May 2018, by Hilda Jolley

All across Ontario (and in some parts of British Columbia, too) celebrations and events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of RTO-ERO have been taking place with enthusiasm.  Right here, in District 36 Peterborough, we celebrated with a “Celebrating Us” party at the Canadian Canoe Museum on May 11. Our guest list included Maryam Monsef, Councillor Gary Baldwin who brought greetings from the mayor and a number of our past-District presidents.

Greetings from the provincial office was provided by past Provincial President, Martin Higgs. Entertainment was provided by Barb Monahan and the Peterborough Pop Ensemble who showered us with tunes from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.  After much chatting, reconnecting with old friends, eating, drinking and singing along with the Pop Ensemble we hope our guests enjoyed our party and our recognition of this wonderful organization.