Trent University students will get a taste of all that Peterborough has to offer through Discover Peterborough Bingo, an interactive scavenger hunt hosted by the University, Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA), and Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism (PKT).
“Trent University is an integral part of the Peterborough community, and this partnership exemplifies our commitment to supporting local,” said Ruth-Ann Dafoe, manager of Community Relations at Trent University. “We are excited for our returning students to explore and support the many great businesses and restaurants in downtown Peterborough through this initiative and contribute to the region’s prosperity.”
Between September 7 and October 22, students studying at Trent’s Peterborough Campus will be encouraged to visit various locations around downtown Peterborough to complete a range of fun activities in an effort to complete two rows on their bingo card. Once two rows are completed, students will be entered in a draw to win one of ten prize packs, which include a $200 Downtown Boro gift card as well as prizes from Trent University, PKT and local businesses.
“Trent students have always been fond of our downtown and its unique stores, services, culture and entertainment and we are certainly most appreciative of the life and vibrancy that they bring to us,” noted Terry Guiel, executive director, DBIA. “Through this partnership we want to welcome students to our community in a fun and engaging way, while also acquainting them with our downtown businesses.”
With an annual economic impact in Peterborough that represents approximately 9% of the local GDP, Trent University is a catalyst for regional prosperity, and social and cultural vitality. The goal of the Discover Peterborough Bingo initiative is for students to explore Peterborough, their home away from home, and uncover new favourite shopping and leisure destinations, and to support local businesses who have been impacted negatively by the effects of COVID-19.
“There is so much for students to discover in Peterborough & the Kawarthas,” said Tracie Bertrand, director of Tourism, PKT. “Students and graduates become some of our greatest local ambassadors. We are excited to welcome these community members back and look forward to them exploring and enjoying this beautiful destination.”
For more information about the Discover Peterborough Bingo Scavenger Hunt and participating businesses, visit trentu.ca/ptbobingo.
About Trent University
One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.
About Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism
Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development (PKED), is the lead regional agency contracted to conduct core economic development activities on behalf of the City and County of Peterborough. PKED operates Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism (PKT), the Destination Marketing Organization for the region, the Business Advisory Centre (BAC), the region’s Small Business Enterprise Centre and is the host organization for Sustainable Peterborough.
About Peterborough DBIA
The Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area is a non-profit organization that represents about 400 businesses in the downtown core. Our main focus is promoting and beautifying the downtown as well as assisting and advocating on behalf of the downtown business community.
For more information contact:
Cara Walsh, Communications & Media Relations Officer, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x6240 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Jessup, Director of Marketing and Communications, Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism, email@example.com
Hillary Flood, Communications Manager, Peterborough DBIA, 705-748-4774 x 205 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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