Upcoming community events

Dear Colleagues,

Summer always seems so — for lack of a better word — brief. Below, please find a number of time-sensitive community event announcements. The University is currently scrambling to add LTA lines and provide new members with email accounts before the start of classes, and so we will send another email with more specific TUFA-related information to all members next week.

1. Labour Day picnic. September 4th (11:30 am to 2:00 pm)

TUFA is a sponsor of the Peterborough & District Labour Council’s annual Labour Day picnic in Nicholls Oval Park (725 Armour Road, Peterborough). Music will be provided by The Ilk Band, and there will be plenty of food, tabling by unions and community allies, and, of course, stirring remarks.  The event is kid-friendly with a fire truck (assuming no real-time emergencies arise), face-painting, Drag Queen Story time hosted by Betty Baker, and a bike raffle sponsored by ATU local 1320 (one ticket per child attending – no proxies!). PDLC President, Dave Warda (OSSTF-District 14), reminds us that “Labour Day plays a critical moment in our movement’s calendar. It represents the coming together of workers to celebrate our collective victories and advance our efforts to improve the lives of all.”

2. Peterborough-Nogojiwanong Pride flag raising. September 15th (12:15 to 12:45 pm)

As a Pride sponsor, TUFA encourages members to attend the flag raising ceremony and Pride Week proclamation at Peterborough City Hall.  There are many events planned for Pride week (15th through 24th) and Labour will be marching in the Pride parade on Saturday, September 23 starting at 1:30 pm. TUFA members interested in marching under our banner should contact the office for information.

3. ReFrame’s Mission Miniseries. August 31st to September 28th.

TUFA has supported Peterborough’s ReFrame Film Festival for many years. The festival itself takes place at the end of January and we will send out details about it much nearer to the time. Meanwhile, members may be interested in four free public film screenings in and around Downtown Nogojiwanong/Peterborough in the coming weeks. The Mission Miniseries delivers on ReFrame’s commitment to champion documentary films focused on social and environmental justice and to nurture community partnerships. Screenings will be hosted from August 31st-September 28th, 2023.  For more information about these films (listed below) and to reserve a spot, please visit the ReFrame Miniseries webpage.

“Bike Shorts”

Thursday, August 31st 6:30PM

Nicholls Oval Pavilion, 725 Armour Rd.

“Someone Lives Here”

Friday, September 8th 6PM

Artspace, 378 Aylmer St.N

“Supporting Our Selves”

September 19th 6PM

Peterborough Public Library, 345 Aylmer St. N


September 28th 7PM

Jalynn Bennett Amphitheatre, Traill College, 315 Dublin St.

In Solidarity,

Geoff and Marcus

Dr. Geoff Navara

Associate Professor, Psychology Department

President, Trent University Faculty Association

Dr. Marcus Harvey

Executive Director, Trent University Faculty Association


TUFA Office: (705) 748-1011, ext. 7123

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