The Township has been working with the County of Peterborough, Township's in the County, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation to coordinate and showcase Canada 150+ events that celebrate our heritage, culture, great local foods, agriculture and music!
Why the "Plus" in Canada 150? The plus has been added to Canada 150 events in recognition that the history of First Nations predates confederation by millennia and to honour our commitment to reconciliation.
Saturday May 6th as we Kick Off Canada 150+ Celebrations with Grant Announcements for the Otonabee Memorial Community Centre Revitalization Project, Phase. Ceremony 11:00 am to 11:30 pm with a Community BBQ to follow. 24 Fourth St in Keene.
The 150th Plus Celebration Passport highlights key events in each community. These keepsake Passports are free and avaliable at the Township Office and select local businesses. Visitors are encouraged to get their Passport stamped when they attend community events, once five stamps are recieved, Passports can be submitted to the Township or Peterborough County Office to be entered into a draw.
Geocaching locations with fascinating local history facts and stories will be set up throughout the County and First Nations communities from May to December.
Traditional County Fair Day held at Lang Pioneer Village Museum on September 24th, will see a mix of activties that celebrate the County's rich heritage and culture.
Canada 150+ Tulip Bloom Ceremony in Foley Park - details to come
Canada 150+ Variety Show will be held on June 24th at the Keene United Church at 30 North St - details to come
Canada Day Parade and Celebrations will be held July 1st on Heritage Line and 21 Third St - details to come
Celtic Folk Festival (Replacing the Summer BBQ) -Details to come - 150th Plus Celebration Passport Event
Farms, Fields & Foods Tour will be held September 10th throughout the Township - details to come - 150th Plus Celebration Passport Event
Keene Pumpkin Festival will be held on October 14th throughout the Village of Keene - detail to come - 150th Plus Celebration Passport Event
Christmas in Keene will be held December 9th throughout the Village of Keene - details to come - 150th Plus Celebration Passport Event
150 aerial photographs of OSM properties and historical buildings will be collected and displayed throughout the 2017 year - display details to come
Please subscribe to this page for updates as many will be made throughout the 2017 year!